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Newark Air Museum News 2024

Post by NAM Updater » Mon Jan 01, 2024 8:06 pm

It’s time to start a 2024 Newark Air Museum News thread, through which I will endeavour to keep people advised of the day to day activities at NAM.

Again on behalf of everyone at Newark Air Museum I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who visited in 2023 and supported the museum throughout what's been a challenging year.

Details will continue to be added both here and to the museum website: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

We're open tomorrow (2nd January) and into the new year.
Howard Heeley - Newark Air Museum Trustee
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Post by 100arw » Fri Jan 05, 2024 9:43 am

and if you have never been, this is a drone view of their superb collection
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PiwtE6qxUs

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Post by NAM Updater » Fri Jan 05, 2024 1:53 pm

Strange to see the following comment from the 'drone-pilot' - "It was closed to the public that day, so stopped outside the fence".

You can clearly see cars in the visitor and volunteer car parking areas; the Vulcan scaffolding being installed; all of the buildings access doors are open and there are visitors walking around on site.

Here's hoping that our neighbours and landlords don't see the footage! The take off point, whilst on the road side is actually on private land; the property boundaries on the western side of Drove Lane go right up to the roadside and the landowners are responsible for the verge maintenance - as noted in our Title Deeds for the Southfield Site!
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Post by 100arw » Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:20 pm

You do an excellent job for the museum, so there is no need to act like a Karen.

I am so tempted to ask what would the neighbours and landlords would have said about a car parked by the side of the road, and adjacent to a closed entrance to a field. But I will not.

I will also not mention the term "applied right of access" especially as there are no signs". But again I will not :-)

From 2021 - but it is the same now, as that video shows:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.09433 ... ?entry=ttu

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Post by NAM Updater » Sat Jan 06, 2024 7:11 pm

100arw wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:20 pm
You do an excellent job for the museum, so there is no need to act like a Karen.

I am so tempted to ask what would the neighbours and landlords would have said about a car parked by the side of the road, and adjacent to a closed entrance to a field. But I will not.

I will also not mention the term "applied right of access" especially as there are no signs". But again I will not :-)

From 2021 - but it is the same now, as that video shows:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.09433 ... ?entry=ttu

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I have never been called a Karen before but there's something new every day.

Our access to the Southfield Site that we own (on the right hand side of the Google Street view) was instigated with full planning permission to highway standards, culverting the dry dyke to highway standards at a cost of around £20k back in the late 1990s. The neighbour subsequently put in their access (left hand side on Google Street View) without any planning permission and filled in the dry dyke.

Over the years I have represented the museum on several planning disputes with the said landowner, one of which went to the Planning Inspector. Whilst planning was eventually granted 28 conditions were applied; none of which have ever been discharged, but they still use the access.

Several years ago we had a radio controlled plane display at a museum event, which subsequently went down on their land and the proverbial hit the fan - we no longer allow such flights off our land, likewise this influenced the policy of no drones’ being flown off our site/land.

In recent years the wider situation has become even more complicated with regards to the landowner, who has started to develop land to the west of our site around the A1/A46/A17 junction. Shortly before I replied to your original post yesterday afternoon I had become aware of a major announcement that was pending from our landlord, (we lease the Northfield Site – Vulcan and Hangar 1 location from the Agricultural Society). Hence why I was perhaps slightly sensitive when I posted my reply.

That announcement became public knowledge late yesterday afternoon – please see below and apologies for the adverts!

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news ... k-9347431/

This land sale is being made to the previously mentioned landowner/developer and will stop us ever having the opportunity of landing any more aircraft at ex RAF Winthorpe in the future. The western runway threshold in the red marked area on the above weblink is the touchdown point from the Vulcan delivery back in 1983.

One final thought from me. Posts in the public domain do have consequences. Back in 2006, posts on the former version of Fighter Control nearly lost us the Viggen delivery into RAF Cranwell. When I eventually agreed to sign up on here to represent the museum, I was given moderation rights on this section of the forum; I have never chosen to use them to moderate posts; but these places are used by many people to gather information.

I am always mindful not to present opportunities to make the museum’s ongoing operations even more difficult than they already are. Rest assured I have tried to chose my words very carefully here tonight.

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Post by Tiger 1 » Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:01 pm

Hi NAM Updater

Just wondering if there is a NAM 2024 Events page coming anytime soon.

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Post by NAM Updater » Sun Jan 07, 2024 7:28 pm

That's the plan T1 - struggling to find enough the time to sort out the April Aeroboot mailings etc.; however that might be possible sometime next week. Once that's sorted I will start a separate page, :thumb:
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Post by Tiger 1 » Mon Jan 08, 2024 4:53 pm

Hi NAM Updater

That sounds great to me ...thank you for the update.👍

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Post by NAM Updater » Mon Mar 18, 2024 7:59 pm

Today we've enjoyed a couple of visits to the Southfield Site by Juno HT.1 ZM504.

Details added to our growing Log http://newarkairmuseum.org/NAM-Low-Fly-Log
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Post by NAM Updater » Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:49 pm

Sadly on Wednesday 3rd April the museum will be closed for the day due to the site water supply being temporarily shut off!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/Temporary_Closure

Sorry if this disrupts your plans to visit over the Easter Holiday period.
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Post by NAM Updater » Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:59 pm

As we come towards the end of opening for Easter Monday a quick reminder that we are open tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd April, but we are having to close on Wednesday 3rd April due to a daylong outage to our water supply – sorry for an inconvenience!

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Post by NAM Updater » Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:40 am

We have some wonderful news to share regarding some objects that we have recently been gifted by the Royal Air Force Museum.

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Post by NAM Updater » Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:50 am

Please be aware of possible access restrictions to the museum on Monday 22nd April, 2024.

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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Post by NAM Updater » Sun Apr 21, 2024 8:44 am

Sadly we have taken the decision that we will have to close for the day on Monday 22nd April 2024!

http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news
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