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As with previous years I thought I’d create a new Newark Air Museum News thread to use for short updates and news snippets from eastern Nottinghamshire; nice to be the second topic in this new section of the forum! :smile:

As the year progresses other news items and updated details of museum activities can also be found in here!

This could include such things as the Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble Table Top Sale – 4 April 2020; etc., other event news, etc. which can also be found in here!

Many thanks to those people who have visited the museum in 2019 and we hope to see you again this year and a Happy New Year to you all.

Could a Moderator please lock the 2019 Newark Air Museum News thread?
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Good to see this in its new home Howard. Keep up the good work.

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Thank you Laurence, we've always appreciated our space here on UKAR. It's nice to be able to try and help this new section develop and hopefully grow! :up:
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Happy for the Eurofighter DA4 thread to be moved over as well if it helps - work due to re-start on its dismantling quite soon!
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A quick reminder that on the museum website there is a Restoration Gallery page that shows update photos of the various on going restoration projects. http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/gallery
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Earlier in the week we became aware of 2 fascinating Pathe News clips featuring Taylor Monoplane G-APRT that is displayed in Hangar 1. They really highlight the ‘homebuilt’ aircraft description!

Different times; enjoy “Plane in a Parlour”!!
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/man- ... in+parlour

& "First Flight"
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/air- ... te+waltham
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Just a quick post to advise that NAM is on on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Ciara – the current plan is to open as normal tomorrow (Saturday 8th Feb) and then review the situation for Sunday. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Stay safe everyone!
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Sounds frightening. Keep your heads down.
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Thanks for the advice.

Here's the confirmation that we have taken the difficult decision to close the museum on Sunday 9th February 2020 - this is to help ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers & staff!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Sorry if this spoils any plans to visit!
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Our aim is to re-open the museum tomorrow (10th February), but this is still subject to a site inspection in the morning!

Full details in here - http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Fingers crossed all is well at NAM; I know the weather has been severe enough to do a bit of damage to an elevon skin on the Woodford Vulcan sadly.
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Those crossed fingers seem to have worked - thank you!

NAM is back open, with the following damage report:

"We have re-opened as planned today, Monday 10th February; a tether came out on the Rallye and moved it slightly, but nothing damaged; plus a couple of barrows changed formation - otherwise all OK!!"

Hoping that other sites are as lucky!
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Excellent news :up:
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Thanks for thinking of us - we do appreciate it!
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Another quick post to advise that NAM is on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Dennis – the current plan is to try and open as normal on Saturday 15th February; and then review the situation during the day and for Sunday 16th February. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

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An update's just been added to the museum website about our opening plans for Sunday 16th February - we aim to open as usual tomorrow.

Full details in here: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Another post to advise that NAM is on Weather Watch again ahead of Storm Jorge – the current plan is to open as normal on Saturday 29th February; and then review the situation during the day and for Sunday 1st March. A few more details on the website.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

Stay safe everyone!
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An update has been added to the museum website about our opening status!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Opening_Status

We are open at present, but for now we have made changes to our open cockpits offer – however as the wider situation develops we will implement changes to reflect any advice of health authorities & Government bodies.
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Revised view about opening status now on our website! http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

However this could change quickly!!

Please note that the Indoor Aeroboot/Aerojumble due for 4th April – has been CANCELLED
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Following the receipt of the latest DCMS Briefing the museum trustees have taken the inevitable decision to close the site to visitors until further notice; effective from 4pm tonight!

http://newarkairmuseum.org/Museum_Closed
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Limited shopping opportunity (10am to 1pm) this coming Saturday - an explanation why is outlined in this new item on the museum website!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Shopping_Test
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We have some more disappointing news folks as the decision has been taken to cancel the Cold War Call Up event that was scheduled to take place on 16 & 17 May, 2020.

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Cold_War ... _Cancelled

Sorry!!
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A while back we produced a Nottinghamshire Aviation Memorials booklet using funds from a Local Improvement Scheme Grant provided by the Nottinghamshire County Council. Printed copies have all gone but we are still able to email out PDF versions, we thought this might be interest for some people during this current lock-down.

Details about how to request a copy can be found in here: http://newarkairmuseum.org/Notts_Aviation
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Another update has been added to the museum website that details our current situation http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Coronavirus_Update_03

Plus you can help us generate vital funds at this challenging time by following either of the weblinks to our JUST GIVING & EASY FUND RAISING pages.

https://www.justgiving.com/newarkairmuseum

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Easy_Fund_Raising

Any support will be greatly appreciated.
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We’d just like to say a big thank you on behalf of the museum if you’re one of the people that has made a donation to our Just Giving Page, it is greatly appreciated & will help to us get through the challenges presented by the Corona virus outbreak! :worship:

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Coronavirus_Update_03
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