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Historical Event, Wed 18 Sep 2019, free entry

Airship over ship in North Sea

Airship over ship in North Sea

Airships based at Howden were involved in protecting shipping in world war 1 from German U-boats

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Ken Deacon will be presenting his considerable knowledge about the airship station that was constructed just north of Howden.
In 1915 the British Admiralty sent two Naval Officers to find a suitable site in the North East of England for an airship station which could be used to protect the shipping using the East Coast ports from the threat of attack by German U-boats.
The Royal Naval Airship Station Howden was opened in 1916. The airship station not only provided protection for the shipping it also provided a livelihood for hundreds of local civilians, which in turn helped to turn around the towns fortunes. Howden had been on a downward trend following the passing of the horse fairs and the building of the port at nearby Goole.
Later after the war Howden was the site for the construction and housing of several large airships, the greatest being the R100, designed by Barnes Wallis. This talk shows many illustrations of the site and the airships sited at Howden.

Children welcomeDisabled access

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Dates Times
Wed 18 Sep 2019 14:00 to 15:00

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Free entry

No charge for admission to illustrated talk and small exhibition

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Wed 18 Sep HOWDENS AIRSHIP HERITAGE

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11 Market Place,
Howden,
DN14 7BJ

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Map reference: SE 748283  Lat: 53.74570 Long: -0.86726

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  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access