The aim of the Burtonwood Association is to uphold the memory of the men, women and activities that occurred at RAF Burtonwood, Warrington, England since 1939 to the present day and to record all those achievements and preserve them for further generations.
The latest edition of the Burtonwood Times was sent out to all e-mail subscribers in October and the printed version has been mailed to paid up members in both the UK and USA. It features a new cover and updated style internally, plus more use of colour. Please send any photos or contributions to Aldon at the editorial address on page 2. This edition has full details and photos of the New Orleans US Reunion this September, details of next May’s UK reunion, mention of US Army ammunition stores, the story of Header House, updates on Heritage Centre Visitors, Burtonwood material inside the new Travis Perkins warehouse and photos of the Nostalgia Weekend.
The History of Lancashire in 70 Objects
The RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre has been chosen by Lancashire County Council as one of the outstanding objects in Lancashire that captures part of the story and history of the county. Although now in the county of Cheshire, it was firmly in Lancashire in the time it was operational and there is no doubt it played an important role in the areas’s history. The additional publicity generated by this honour will bring in more visitors and help to spread details of the work undertaken at RAF Burtonwood far and wide.
Series of Lectures of the Story of RAF Burtonwood
The second series of lectures in October was another success with a full house. Due to the popularity of this series we will hold another early in 2018 so watch this space. In the meantime we are also planning a one-off lecture on Burtonwood’s Contribution to the Berlin Airlift 1948-49. Full details of both will be posted as soon as the dates are fixed. All are free to members but an entrance fee will be payable by non-members.
Please note that during December and January the Heritage Centre is only open on Wednesdays between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. For access at other times please contact the Centre Manager, John Cotterill, on 0789 013 5461