Buy a brick to be part of rare aircraft museum
COTSWOLD aircraft enthusiasts have the chance to become part of a rare collection museum in a new ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign.
The Jet Age Museum charity has been fundraising for more than 20 years to build a permanent home for their collection of rare Gloster aircraft, including Meteors, a Javelin and full scale replica of the first allied jet, a Whittle-powered E28. Work is expected to start on a new hangar at Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, in late May but chairman, John Lewer, says more funds will be required to complete the project.
"Over the years, our members and supporters have donated or pledged more than £250,000 but with ever rising costs we still need more help,” he said.
For a donation of £25, supporters can have their name or message engraved on a brick, which will be laid in the walls of the new museum.
Donation forms can be found at www.jetagemuseum.org,at Gloucestershire Airport's terminal building, or by contacting John Lewer on 01562 69797.