Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Sun 11 Dec 2016 FIND OUT MORE

Christmas Themed Afternoon Tea with Christmas carols.

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Festivi-tea and Christmas Carols

Sun 18 Dec 2016 FIND OUT MORE

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Engineering Open Workshop 2016

Thu 29 Dec 2016 -
Fri 30 Dec 2016
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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.

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Valentines Afternoon Tea

Sun 12 Feb 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Valentines Afternoon Tea

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Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition

Sun 19 Feb 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition 2017

Model show with competitions - book online or buy on the gate.

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Talk: Flying The Collection’s aircraft

Sat 25 Feb 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Flying The Collection's aircraft

Booking available December 2016

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The House Wedding Show

Sun 5 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Visit The House for our beautiful Wedding Show.

Free entry & parking.

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Murder Mystery Evening

Sat 11 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Murder Mystery Evening

Booking available mid-December 2016

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Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem

Sun 26 Mar 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Restoration of a Regency Gem

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

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Workshop: Garden Design

Sat 8 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Garden Design

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NGS Open Day

Sat 22 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

NGS Open Day 2017 in the Swiss Garden

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Afternoon Tea (April)

Sun 23 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Afternoon Tea in the magnificent House at Shuttleworth.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Sun 30 Apr 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Booking available mid-December 2016

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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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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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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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Classic Evening Airshow

Sat 17 Jun 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Classic Evening Airshow

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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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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

Regency Garden Party in the Swiss Garden

Our Regency Garden Party will recreate the fairy-tale...

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Open Air Cinema

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

Booking available January 2017

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Talk: Priceless Paintings at The House

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Priceless Paintings at The House

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

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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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A Gathering of Moths

Sun 30 Jul 2017 FIND OUT MORE

DH Moth Club Fly In

Free event

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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.

Booking available from December 2016.

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Flying Proms

Sat 19 Aug 2017 FIND OUT MORE

20 Year of Flying Proms, a truly British event!

Booking available mid-December 2017

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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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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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Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection

Sun 29 Oct 2017 FIND OUT MORE

Talk: Frank’s Furniture Collection

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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

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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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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.