A new exhibition in the Cafe Gallery at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre opens today.

Lincolnshire: Bastion in the Air 1915-18

A new exhibition in the Cafe Gallery at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre opens today.

Until Sunday 7 October 2018

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, in collaboration with Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre present two of travelling exhibition examining the role of local people and industries during World War One. The exhibitions have been created by Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage with funding from the Heritage Lottery. Both exhibitions will be on display for free in the Fishing Heritage Centre Café Gallery.

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information call 01472 323345 or email fhc@nelincs.gov.uk.

Lincolnshire: Bastion in the Air 1915-18

Heroes of the Airfields:

Until Sunday 26th August

Learn how Lincolnshire responded to threat from enemy airships roaming the skies above it during World War One, and explore the stories of the county’s air heroes. Watch original footage of aircraft production in Lincolnshire during 1915-18, when the county was one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturing centres, and see models of two famous Sopwith Camel aircraft built in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire: Bastion in the Air 1915-18

Heroines of the Home Front

Wednesday 29th August – Sunday 7 October

Lincolnshire was a major industrial centre during World War One, where munitions were manufactured and the battle tank was invented. The county was also one of the world’s largest aircraft production centres during 1915-18, and many women built aircraft at Robey & Co, Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd, Ruston Proctor & Co in Lincoln, and Marshalls in Gainsborough. Watch original footage of aircraft production in Lincolnshire during this period and explore the stories of the women involved.  Learn about how women’s contribution to the war effort changed their status in society – and how it did not.

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