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Archive film and photos on show in terminal
A display featuring archive film and photos of Bristol Airport dating back as far as its opening in 1930 has been unveiled. Passengers can now take a trip down memory lane before checking in ahead of departure or on arrival back in Bristol on an inbound flight. The display, entitled ‘Our Amazing Journey’, has been compiled by Bristol Airport’s Community Relations Manager, Mike Littleton. Mike, who has worked at the Airport in a range of different roles for 40 years, selected memorable highlights from Bristol Airport’s 80 year history, including several royal visits and some unusual aircraft. From the early days at the Airport’s original site in Whitchurch, through the package holiday boom of the 70s, to the present day, the film shows how facilities for travellers have developed. Mike Littleton commented: “It is amazing to look back and see how flying machines have transformed from the early bi planes, held together by struts and bracing wire, into today’s sleek and modern jet aircraft. “At Bristol Airport we are very proud of our history, which dates back to before the Second World War. In an age where air travel is so accessible and affordable, it is interesting to see how flying has developed from being an adventure into an everyday event. Despite this, for many passengers, a trip to the airport remains the start of an amazing journey.” The display is located on the ground floor of the terminal in the landside arrivals area.
Anyone with photos or memorabilia which they think may make interesting additions to the display can contact Mike Littleton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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