A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects
At the end of 2016 we were approached to submit a proposal as to why we would like to be included in a Lancashire County Council initiative to portray the history of the county in 70 Objects. We considered that Burtonwood was a vital part of the recent history of the county. Although now in Cheshire due to county boundary changes, it was firmly in Lancashire throughout its entire operational history. Burtonwood employed vast numbers of local personnel, shaped the music of the region, saw hundreds of marriages between US service personnel and local ladies and was a major contributor to the local economy and world peace for 53 years. Its legacy continues and we are committed to ensure that the next generations understand and appreciate the achievements made at Burtonwood.
We are delighted to have been included in this list and this should see greatly enhanced publicity bringing in more visitors. This, in turn, will allow us to continue to inform future generations exactly what incredible achievements were performed at RAF Burtonwood.
We are in illustrious company with other Objects included in the list are The Liverpool Maritime Museum, Rufford Old Hall, Manchester United FC Museum, The Lowry at Manchester, Lancaster Castle and the World of Glass at St Helens (visited at one of our recent UK reunions).
We will provide more information as it becomes available.