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Brooklands Museum expanded its exhibitions recently with a fascinating insight into what life was like in an aircraft factory. Chris Gilson went along to see how this has been achieved.


The centrepiece of the Aircraft Factory hangar is Wellington IA N2980, ‘R for Robert’.

When the British Aerospace Weybridge (ex Vickers/ BAC) aircraft works closed its doors at Brooklands for the last time on Christmas Day 1989, few people thought that the sights and sounds of an aircraft factory would be seen on the site again.

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