Blackburn Beverley anyone?

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Hope she finds a good home!
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Shame it didn't go to Yorkshire Air Museum when the Army Museum in Beverley closed.

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22 hours left and the bidding's up to £17,000.00

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Let’s hope they are genuine bidders with the means to move it.

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well at least one of them wasn't - back down to £16k now!

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Bidding has ended at £21,000, I hope it's going to a good home!

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Speaking with the owner of the site yesterday, he was very hopeful and reckoned to have a couple of bidders with the money, the means and the Cunning Plans to rehome her.
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PPrune suggesting the winning bidder is a guy with a serious engineering background and an aviation interest.

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Could just be internet talk but positive if true


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Domvickery wrote:
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 8:26 am
Could just be internet talk but positive if true


Yep. Interesting on the “where” though.

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40ish miles, Elvington?
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The Blackburn Beverley, which was one of 49 built in the 1950s in Brough, near Hull, was bought by a local buyer who has access to a private airfield.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-54220436

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FlankerPhoto wrote:
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 4:45 pm
The Blackburn Beverley, which was one of 49 built in the 1950s in Brough, near Hull, was bought by a local buyer who has access to a private airfield.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-54220436
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Check out the waxworks 😂
Looks like something out of Spitting Image! :laughing:

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NOT Elvington.

And if you think the waxworks look bad in the pictures, you should see them in reality!
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Blue_2 wrote:
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 6:55 am
NOT Elvington.

And if you think the waxworks look bad in the pictures, you should see them in reality!
Indeed not Elvington. The buyer mentioned in another forum has his own - grass I think - airfield.

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Condor Aviation, they have a small maintenance facility on the edge of what was once RAF Riccall in North Yorkshire. One of their previous projects was featured on George Clark's Amazing Spaces, or one of his offshoot progs, a few years ago (sound of mind whirring...!). I read online that they were talking about the RAF airlifting the Bev to its new home - presumably in bits beneath a Chinook as I doubt the grass strip would take anything like a C-17 or Herc!

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davski wrote:
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 8:59 am
Condor Aviation, they have a small maintenance facility on the edge of what was once RAF Riccall in North Yorkshire. One of their previous projects was featured on George Clark's Amazing Spaces, or one of his offshoot progs, a few years ago (sound of mind whirring...!). I read online that they were talking about the RAF airlifting the Bev to its new home - presumably in bits beneath a Chinook as I doubt the grass strip would take anything like a C-17 or Herc!
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davski wrote:
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 8:59 am
I read online that they were talking about the RAF airlifting the Bev to its new home
:rofl:

Was this a late night auction purchase after one too many sherberts I wonder?

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It looks like its going to be converted to a holiday let

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Sounds like a realistic plan and a sensible use.

It’s not a viable museum piece; having to earn its keep might ensure it stays a complete airframe.

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So we pay via a crowdfunding excercise to move and re assemble the aircraft, so that someone can make money by renting it as an air BnB?

Apart from 'saving' (and i use that word carefully) the aircraft on a field with presumably limited access, what do the crowdfunders get?

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In addition he has been trying to get free volunteer labour from the museum sector to help in the dismantling/reassembly process, and indeed approached the RAF with the attitude he was doing them a favour offering them a training opportunity for the Chinook force.

He's a cheeky bugger, right enough...
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