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The last surviving Blackburn Beverley
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:10 pm    Post subject: The last surviving Blackburn Beverley Reply with quote

Being auctioned off, hope it doesn't just get the chop for its scrap value ...

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/gilbert-baitson/catalogue-id-ibgi10619/lot-de133d6c-3cbe-44b4-bf34-ac0600cb36d7

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it can be saved.

At the very least it would make a unique flying motor home.!

( Sorry if that sounds daft but I had been watching George Clarke's amazing spaces.!) Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likely another COVID casualty.

Fort Paull Museum - Yorkshire's only remaining Napoleonic Fortress.

https://www.bridlington.net/bridlington-information-detail.php?Fort-Paull-Museum-10
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter_L wrote:
Likely another COVID casualty.

Fort Paull Museum - Yorkshire's only remaining Napoleonic Fortress.

https://www.bridlington.net/bridlington-information-detail.php?Fort-Paull-Museum-10


Reading around, it seems the operators of the museum decided to close for good in January, due to the increasing age/failing health of key members of staff.

Will anyone with deep enough pockets foot the bill to have the old girl dismantled and removed, or will it go the way of the example that used to be on display outside at Hendon, ie the chop?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this was the Beverley that stood in beverley Transport Museum all those years ago...it was a fine trip round I had...like going into a block of flats that flew...

Amazing the link to Fort Paull....30 miles from the twenytown of Bridlington...but a few miles from the big city of Hull....

Reminds me, that Amazon USA thinks I live just outside Durham.
Instead of 19 miles east of York! [Durham is in another time zone as far as I'm concerned]
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I thought Durham thinks it is in a different time zone.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the the gate guardian one at the former Southend museum ,i used the apu to start the Austin champ they had...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of very interesting items in the auction.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely off topic, but my Dad used to go on about his OEC Blackburn motorcycle with a whittle belt. Strangely, right up until the late 80s, there was an advertisement for the company on the wall of a house in Twyford Avenue Portsmouth. I never did get to take a photo of it though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Beverley sold for 21k, I read somewhere that a) it's going to be restored and b) it's not moving too far away from its current home. So hopefully the future is looking assured for this lone survivor of the breed.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's right Rick, the Beverley has been sold locally and is going to be preserved.

We followed the auction and a few friends in our military circle placed bids. It was a strange one really, the Museum had really let things go. Mainly through storage, so much of it was stored in the damp and you can imagine the effect on all that old material.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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