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Battle of the Somme Commemoration

Battle of the Somme Commemoration

To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, here is the story of a pilot named Donald Macaskie, who qualified for his Aviator’s Certificate at Windermere. Donald Stuart Calthorpe Macaskie (1896 – 1987), born at Headingley, Yorkshire, of The Red House,...

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Summer Evening Event

Summer Evening Event

Naval and Civil Aviation at Windermere from 1909 to 1919 Unlikely though it might seem in an area known for its mountains, the Lake District and, particularly, Windermere has a proud aviation heritage. Windermere’s story of aviation started when two friends, Edward...

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A salute to pioneering Aviation safety at Windermere

A salute to pioneering Aviation safety at Windermere

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK, its overseas territories and crown dependencies, is celebrating its centenary this year. As part of their celebrations, members of the AAIB...

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Waterbird and Siegfried Herford

Waterbird and Siegfried Herford

An extract from the film ‘Herford: the life and death of the Edwardian climber’ depicting a meeting between Siegfried Herford and Edward Wakefield.   https://youtu.be/kvTiEUkAcFY

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First World War Centenary: From Fells to Flanders

First World War Centenary: From Fells to Flanders

From 17 July 2014 to 20 December 2014 there will be a display ‘From Fells to Flanders’ at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Kendal. This includes Waterbird’s original float and Edward Wakefield’s patent, together with many other fascinating items about early...

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