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Another Great Video from Abbey aerial video
May 23, 2017
See us on points west!
May 23, 2017
The eclipse flight events were on BBC Points West!
May 22, 2017
Please note the event will not happen again on the reserve date (June 4th). This back up date was only if the event could not happen due to rain and was cancelled in advance. Whilst the balloon didn’t quite make it up, the event did go ahead and planning, organisation and insurance requirements mean it won’t be happening again in the near future. The pilot made the decision to abort and Sir David Hempleman-Adams and everyone attending and involved were disappointed of course. A great day out with many many enjoying the fun and visiting our very special Athelstan Museum. All proceeds will go towards the Moravian Church restoration.
Hobbs House Balloon Biscuits
May 21, 2017
Hobbs House bakery in Malmesbury have baked some fantastic balloon themed biscuits in support of the event. They’re proving very people with the event organisers aka the official taste testers!
THEBALLOON LIFT OFF IS ON! for Sunday 21 May. Weather and Balloon Experts Have Confirmed
Where do I Park?
May 20, 2017
Station Yard Carpark – This is Malmesbury’s long stay carpark. It can be accessed by the Big CoOp. Please note, there is a steep set of steps here leading to the Cross Hayes.
Wychurch Farm & shuttle bus service – There will be shuttle bus service running on Sunday 21st to and from the Cross Hayes. This service will operate between 4pm-8pm. Thanks to AC Nurdens for providing the transport. Please note, the Cross Hayes will be closed all day Sunday.
Disabled Parking – Available at the Wychurch Farm located near the Wychurch Roundabout. Please note there will be a FREE shuttle service running to take everyone to the Cross Hayes.
Officials – If you are one of the lucky crew or media pass holders parking will be available in our designated VIP parking areas, These will be close to the launch site, Our stewards will direct you to them on the day. Please note spaces are limited so only vehicles with VIP passes are permitted to park in them.
Press – Press have been allocated special parking within the Cross Hayes car park to cover the event. If you’re a member of the press and require a parking pass, please contact: Lesley Wood / 07836 575498 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 20, 2017
We’ve another day of fun-filled #EclipseFlight2017 activities planned. Why not join in the fun…
Up, up and away! Stories & activities for children
10.30am – 11.30am: Malmesbury Library
For ages 5-10 years
Fun for children aged 4+
3pm @ Maybe School Room, Oxford Street, Malmesbury
Guided Walking Tours: Tracing Walter Powell’s lasting influence on Malmesbury
_ 1:30pm: A child friendly walk: ‘Walter Powell MP: Trains, Schools, Gasworks and Balloons’ Includes activities for children aged 4 plus.
_ 3:30pm: Walter Powell MP: Malmesbury’s kind Victorian?
Tickets: £5 Adult, £3 Child. Available from the Athelstan Museum. Numbers limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
May 19, 2017
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
The shuttle bus run will at 4.00pm & 8.00pm.
A C Nurden Ltd, Quality Builder is kindly providing a shuttle bus which will be taking people down to Cross Hayes from Whychurch Farm, where they may have parked, to the event.
After the event the bus will pick people up from the entrance to Cross Hayes Lane by the monk statue to ferry them back to Whychurch Farm.