Doncaster Pioneers

Tony Dixon visits a museum that celebrates more than 100 years of local aeronautical history

SOUTH YORKSHIRE AIRCRAFT MUSEUM

Britain’s first-ever aviation fair was staged at Doncaster racecourse in October 1909. A staggering 160,000 people are estimated to have thronged to the nine-day event, putting the town firmly into aviation history. Today, just over a mile away and utilising one of the original hangars of the former Doncaster airfield, is the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM), an attraction that proudly highlights the aeronautical heritage of the region.

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