Egg-static Fun at Shuttleworth

Sat 1 Apr 2017 -
Sun 23 Apr 2017
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Activity Sheets and Easter Trails.

Come to Shuttleworth this Easter School Holidays!

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Talk: Celebrating National Tea Day

Sun 23 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk and Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

Booking Closed

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Sun 30 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

SOLD OUT

It's down the rabbit hole into the Swiss Garden in time for tea!

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Spring walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Fri 5 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Spring walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Book online (advance booking required).

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Season Premiere

Sun 7 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Season opener for 2017 flying events at Shuttleworth.

Flying display and ground entertainment for all the family.

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Aeromodellers (May)

Sat 13 May 2017 -
Sun 14 May 2017
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Model Air Nostalgia Weekend

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Classic Evening Airshow

Sat 20 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Classic Evening Airshow

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Talk: Working for Dorothy Shuttleworth

Sun 21 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Working for Dorothy Shuttleworth

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Afternoon Tea (May)

Sun 21 May 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Workshop: Ceramic Tile Painting

Fri 2 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Pre-book only

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Fly Navy

Sun 4 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Fly Navy event with flying display and ground entertainment.

Celebrating naval aircraft.

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Fly in: Gyro Gathering

Fri 9 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Fly in: Gyro Gathering

Free event - LAA and BRA Record Fly In attempt

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de havilland Moth Club Charity Flying Weekend

Sat 10 Jun 2017 -
Sun 11 Jun 2017
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deHMC Charity Flying Weekend 2017

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Classic Evening Airshow

Sat 17 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Classic Evening Airshow

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Pride and Prejudice

Fri 23 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Pride and Prejudice

Open air theatre (Chapterhouse)

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Military Pageant

Sun 2 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Military Pageant 2017.

Dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces – past and present.

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Leyland Society Gathering

Sun 9 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Leyland Society Gathering 2017

Vintage buses - free entry event

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Evening Airshow WWI

Sat 15 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Evening Airshow WWI

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Regency Garden Party

Sun 16 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

What better way to celebrate Jane Austen’s bicentenary than to come to our Regency Garden Party

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Workshop: Collection photography

Thu 20 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Collection photography

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Summer walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Fri 21 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Summer walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

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Open Air Cinema

Sat 22 Jul 2017 -
Sun 23 Jul 2017
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Open Air Cinema

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Aeromodellers (July)

Sat 22 Jul 2017 -
Sun 23 Jul 2017
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Model Air Scale Weekend

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Talk: Paintings Collection at the House

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Paintings Collection at the House

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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A Gathering of Moths

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

DH Moth Club Fly In

Free event

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Afternoon Tea (July)

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Hurricane Heritage Photography Day

Thu 3 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Hurricane Heritage Photography Day

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Edwardian Pageant

Sun 6 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Airshow of the Shuttleworth season 2017.

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Invertebrate Walk

Wed 16 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Led by members of the Bedfordshire Invertebrate Group

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Flying Proms

Sat 19 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

20 Year of Flying Proms, a truly British event!

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Wind in the Willows

Fri 25 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Wind in the Willows

Open air theatre (Chapterhouse)

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Afternoon Tea (August)

Sun 27 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Shuttleworth Heritage Day

Sun 3 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Shuttleworth Heritage Day celebrating 175 years Clayton & Shuttleworth.

Celebrate the heart of Shuttleworth, past and present.

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Workshop: Autumn & Winter planting

Sat 9 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Autumn & Winter planting

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Chops and Props

Sun 10 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

NCC Bedfordshire presents Chops and Props

Motorbikes and more! Free entry.

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Bedfordshire Steam Fair 2017

Fri 15 Sep 2017 -
Sun 17 Sep 2017
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Bedfordshire Steam Fair 2017

Celebrating 175 years of Clayton & Shuttleworth!

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Aeromodellers (Sept)

Sat 23 Sep 2017 -
Sun 24 Sep 2017
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Model Air Festival of Flight

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Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth

Sun 24 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: The Life of Richard Shuttleworth

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Afternoon Tea (September)

Sun 24 Sep 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Shuttleworth Race Day

Sun 1 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Season Finale 2017

Vintage 'mock' air races and the 2nd year of the Shuttleworth Sprint.

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Autumn walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

Fri 6 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Autumn walk & lunch with the Head Gardener

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Workshop: Poetry Writing

Sat 7 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

An insightful poetry-writing workshop led by poet Phil Bowen

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Fungal Foray

Sun 8 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Led by members of the Herts & Beds Fungi Group

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The House Wedding Show

Sun 15 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Visit The House for our beautiful Wedding Show.

Free entry & parking.

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Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection

Sun 29 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Afternoon Tea (October)

Sun 29 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Talk: The History of Old Warden Park

Sun 26 Nov 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: The History of Old Warden Park

Book online (advance booking required) - optional Afternoon Tea.

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Afternoon Tea (November)

Sun 26 Nov 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Sun 10 Dec 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Christmas Themed Afternoon Tea with Christmas Carols.

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Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Sun 17 Dec 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Christmas Themed Afternoon Tea with Christmas Carols.

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Engineering Open Workshop 2017

Fri 29 Dec 2017 -
Sat 30 Dec 2017
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Open workshop at Shuttleworth - meet the engineers and discover the skills needed for the restoration and upkeep of our vintage aircraft.

Online booking available April 2017

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Rare Battle of Britain Hurricane will remain in the UK

Fears that the sole surviving Hawker Hurricane from the Battle of Britain would be sold to an international buyer were allayed today, with the announcement that the aircraft has been purchased by a British aviation enthusiast.

British software entrepreneur James Brown is the new owner of Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 R4118, ensuring that this unique Battle of Britain veteran remains in the UK.

Delivered new to 605 Squadron in August 1940, R4118 flew 49 operational sorties during the Battle of Britain, shooting down five enemy aircraft before being shot down itself. After a meticulous restoration by previous owner Peter Vacher, the aircraft is now regarded as the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War.

On his purchase, James Brown said: “R4118 is a remarkable survivor from the Battle of Britain.  When I heard the aircraft was on the market, I knew it was critical that this unique piece of Britain’s history remained in the UK, so I’m very pleased to have been able to achieve that.

“My goal is to ensure that the Hurricane remains in the pristine condition that Peter [Vacher] has returned it to and that it continues to be a regular feature at British air shows for many years to come. Thanks to Peter’s efforts to return R4118 to flying condition, the aircraft commands huge affection from the British public and I’m proud to be able to play a part in her future.”

Discovered in 1995 by retired businessman Peter Vacher during a trip to India, R4118 had stood out in the open for 54 years before it was returned to Britain for restoration.  Despite its exposure to the elements, the airframe was still in surprisingly good condition and, after a three-year restoration, the aircraft returned to the skies in December 2004.

Commenting on the sale, Peter Vacher said “R4118 has been a huge part of my life for many years, but I have other projects that I’m keen to focus on and it’s time for a new owner to take on the mantle. I’m delighted that James’s purchase means not only that R4118 will remain in the UK, but that it will be cherished by a true enthusiast”.

R4118 has been moved to its new home here at Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire where it will be placed on public display within the hangers of the Shuttleworth Collection.

Tim Routsis, Aviation Trustee for The Collection, said that “the aircraft’s historical significance would make it of particular interest to visitors, and Old Warden feels very privileged to have been chosen as the place people can come to see it on display.”

As well as continuing its participation in major airshows nationwide throughout 2016, it is hoped that the aircraft will also become a regular participant at Shuttleworth Collection events alongside Old Warden stablemate, Sea Hurricane Mk 1B Z7015.