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By: 23rd January 2020 at 18:37 Permalink-
Sad news to hear, lets hope the future improves for the museum. Its always sad when a museum has to sell off its collection, fingers crossed its not the case here.
By: 23rd January 2020 at 20:54 Permalink - Edited 30th August 2020 at 22:28-
It's very sad, we have been at the same place since 1984 and getting all the bits together since 1973 with two original members from 73 .
Age has now caught up with us.
By: 26th January 2020 at 10:44 Permalink-
This is very sad to read, as i would visit the Thameside aviation museum at least once a year a fantastic display that tells the human side and courage of WW2 aviation.
I just hope that the collection if sold ends up in another museums collection, lets just hope that the museum can still be saved.
By: 26th January 2020 at 20:24 Permalink - Edited 30th August 2020 at 22:30-
Today was the final AGM of The Coalhouse Fort Project and charity that has been running the day to day workings and upkeep of Coalhouse Fort.
Thank you Hawker 1966 for your kind words
By: 27th January 2020 at 20:30 Permalink-
Didn’t the Whitley Project have an exhibit within the Thameside Aviation Museum
By: 27th January 2020 at 21:25 Permalink-
Yes he has a fair bit of Whitley, this is safe and sound and can be moved at a later date, I believe he is otherwise engaged at the moment.
By: 8th March 2020 at 22:52 Permalink-
Colin, for some reason I am unable to private message you. Can you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org we spoke before but I am trying to get back in touch with you regarding Dwight Belt and the P-47.
By: 15th March 2020 at 06:36 Permalink - Edited 28th August 2020 at 02:16-
Update March 200.
Good morning one and all, thank you for all the kind messages texts emails received regarding closure of the 'Thameside Aviation Collection' we are ongoing with removing artifacts and cataloging everything as removed and packed, it's still going to be a few months work yet. Contrary to rumours we are not selling the collection off all the historic item are going into storage for the foreseeable future and the non display items some are being kept but most disposed of but again mostly at a later date. The Few items loaned to is will be returned to the original owners, not really many but already parts have been returned.
As stated before we hoped to open in 2020 for the Battle of Britain 80th anniversary and at the end of 2020 we had all ready decided to close as we are all to old now oldest being 86, 67, 63 i think due to Covid19 it would of been impossible to open this year anyway
I will give further update soon .
By: Colin Wingrave - 23rd January 2020 at 16:46 - Edited 30th August 2020 at 22:27
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Thameside Aviation Museum based at Coalhouse Fort Essex will not be opening this is due to the disbandment of The Coalhouse Fort Project. All artifacts will be removed by summer 2020 and will go into long term storage.