Flying high at library

HUCKNALL Library has shown that it is flying high with its 125th anniversary celebrations.

For a talk was given at the library by Howard Heeley, a trustee of Newark Air Museum, about the history of aviation.

The well-attended event came about after publication of a booklet last year in conjunction with Notts County Council.

The publication, entitled ‘Aviation In Notts’, lists every airfield in the county and details of aviation museums, including the one in Newark.

“The library took copies of the booklets and distributed them,” said Mr Heeley. “This led to the suggestion for me to give the talk.”

Subjects of Mr Heeley’s address included Nottingham’s First World War flying hero, Albert Ball, and the Flying Bedstead vertical take-off aircraft, which was developed in Hucknall and became a prototype of the Harrier jump jet.

n OUR PHOTO shows Howard talking to Richard Dorman, a Second World War veteran who was a member of the famous 620 Squadron and flew a Stirling, Maurice Foster, Reg Lowe and Brian Wilson — DISPIC NHUD12-1218-1.