St George’s Chapel Memorial Museum show and tell open day

Published Thursday, 3 March 2016

An informal open day is going to be held at St George’s Chapel on Friday 18 March 2016. The local community are being asked to visit and share their memories and show their Biggin Hill related artefacts.

The event is being organised by the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust.  Attendees are being asked to bring items related to Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain.  Visitors are also welcome to share stories related to Biggin Hill during Battle of Britain. Items and stories shared during the session will help to shape some of the key narratives and content in the museum. 

“This is an exciting time for Biggin Hill Memorial Museum and there is rightly a lot of interest from local people.  Preparation and planning work is underway and this event is part of this.  People will be able to share their memories or bring along an artefact which will potentially shape the whole future of the Museum.  If you have something which you believe is unique and special which is specifically related to Biggin Hill and the historic role it has played, please do come along or alternatively, make contact” said Bruce Walker, Chairman of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Trust. 

The open day, which is being organised by the Biggin Hill Memorial Trust, will take place on Friday 18 March from 11am to 4pm at RAF St George’s Chapel of Remembrance, Biggin Hill.  The news follows the launch of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum website (http://www.bhmm.org.uk/) which gives further detail about the progress being made to develop the museum, including the published Interpretation Plan.  

The website gives updates on the project’s progress and provides an opportunity for interested people to make a donation.  

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Editor’s notes: 

  • Bromley Council is working in partnership with the Biggin Hill Memorial Trust which has been established to bring about the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum.  The news follows the government announcement in last year’s budget, with an appeal launched and plans being developed to both save the St George’s Chapel and build a museum to remember the Few and honour the Many.
  • For media enquiries, please contact Andrew Rogers, Communications Executive, on 020 8461 7670 or email andrew.rogers@bromley.gov.uk