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Hooton Park Craft & Family Fun Day
15th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm£2.00 – £4.00
Sadly we have been informed that this event has been CANCELED.
During the event, we will be running a help desk for anyone interested in their Family History.
As Professional Genealogists and Family History Researchers, we have years of experience in building, researching or just giving a little help to people with their family tree research.
“The Aeroplane Collection” invites you to a family day out with a difference, this being held on a historic airfield. Re-live the history of the First World War Airfield whilst enjoying a whole host of family entertainment, crafts stalls, classic vehicles and motorbikes.
This is a photo of how Hooton Park Airfield looked back in its heyday.
Prior to being developed as an aerodrome in 1917, the site was a racecourse set in the grounds of Hooton Hall and was requisitioned in 1914 for Army training purposes at the beginning of World War 1. In 1930, Hooton officially became Liverpool Airport, a position it held for three years until near neighbour Speke took over in 1933. During the inter-war years, Hooton Park was a thriving industrial complex.
The Aeroplane Collection is fully committed to supporting The Hooton Park Trust in their objective to restore the hangars and to provide access to as wide a range of people as possible to the site and its heritage. In return for its support, The Aeroplane Collection hopes that facilities will be available for it to continue its restoration work.
With the experience gained at Manchester, they know that a restoration project which visitors have access to is a visitor draw and a means of encouraging audience participation in preserving heritage and history. As The Aeroplane Collection enters its next half-century they increasingly see their future efforts being concentrated on single restoration projects either for Hooton Park or for other museums and groups who have space and facilities to look after them properly but lack the necessary skills or workspace for restorations.