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Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

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Aerospace Bristol wants your memories of Concorde

Martha Lewington

The first 250 people to share their story and give a donation to the museum were invited to a Red Arrows flypast with a sneak preview of Concorde.

Do you remember exactly where you were on 26th November 2003 when Concorde graced the skies for the final time? Were you at the Clifton Suspension Bridge as our most famous and iconic aircraft soared over head? Did you see her touch down for the last time on that damp Wednesday afternoon at Filton?

Perhaps you have earlier memories of Concorde. Do you remember the very first flight? Were you or one of your relatives among the engineers who played a role in creating the iconic supersonic jet? Did you fly from London to New York for a breakfast meeting? Or enjoy a supersonic tour of the Bay of Biscay?

Aerospace Bristol has created an online ‘Concorde Memory Map’ where you can browse a treasure trove of Concorde anecdotes and add your stories for others to enjoy. Your memories will also be added to the new museum’s digital archive – ensuring that they are preserved, ready to inspire the next generation of engineers.

To celebrate the launch of the Concorde memory map, the new home of the last Concorde ever to fly invited the first 250 people to share their story and give a donation to a special preview event on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th August 2017. Those 250 supporters were invited into Aerospace Bristol and took part in a Red Arrows photo shoot, standing in the iconic shape of Concorde as the Red Arrows flew overhead and captured images from the air. Guests were then invited into the museum’s new Concorde hangar to enjoy an exclusive sneak preview of Concorde ahead of the museum opening later this year.

Iain Gray, Chairman of Aerospace Bristol, said: “Aerospace Bristol will celebrate the innovation and endeavor of those generations who went before us and inspire young people to consider careers in science and technology. We are asking everyone who has a Concorde story, and shares our aim of keeping the spirit of Concorde alive, to please share their story with us and support us with a kind donation. Your contribution truly will make a difference.”

To share your Concorde memories, visit www.aerospacebristol.org/concorde-stories and give a donation that will help keep the memory of Concorde alive.

 
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