Preservation Pioneers

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Newark Air Museum 1963 - 2015

By Colin Savill

Back in the early 1960s the founders of the Newark Air Museum were in the vanguard of organisations in the UK that aimed to save and eventually display to the public items from the country’s aviation heritage.

After several years of detailed research, Colin Savill BA (Hons) has written a new history of the Newark Air Museum. The book has just been published by the Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum, which is located on part of the former RAF Winthorpe airfield site.

The book is entitled Preservation Pioneers Newark Air Museum 1963 – 2015 and the book charts the museum’s history since its founding days back in 1963 through to 2015. It has been compiled in a diary format to illustrate how the museum has developed from saving a single airframe in 1963, through to holding a diverse collection from across the history of aviation to become one of the largest volunteer managed aviation museums in the United Kingdom.

The book (ISBN 978-0-9500341-8-8) is in a softback format; 148 pages (paper weight: 130gsm); circa 50 black & white photographs and more than 115 colour photographs; and includes a Foreword by the museum’s President, Mich Stevenson OBE DL

Copies of the book are now available to purchase from the Museum Shop and they cost £12.00 each. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy can visit the museum between 10am and 4pm daily and you do not need to pay a museum admission fee if you just wish to shop. Copies are also available by mail order - please check for rates; telephone 01636 707170.

Notes about the Author:

Colin Savill was born in Newark, Notts and educated at the Magnus Grammar School. Following RAF service he worked in engineering for many years before becoming a mature student at, then, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln graduating in 2010 with a BA (Hons).

He joined Newark Air Museum in 2009 as a volunteer and became a trustee of the Museum in 2012. He is widowed with two daughters and several grandchildren; and lives in Tuxford.

This page was added by Howard Heeley on 23/11/2016.

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