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Solent AeroNautica Heritage Centre [proposed]
Cracknore Hard
Marchwood
Southampton Water
Hampshire
Web site http://www.adpr.co.uk/update/bride%20marine/bm%20001.htm

Comprising: 

British Military Powerboat Trust
Tel: +44 (023) 8042 8443
Email: ads@bmpt.co.uk
Website: http://www.e-fact.com/boat/

R J Mitchell Memorial Museum (Southampton Hall of Aviation)
Albert Rd South
Southampton
England
SO14 3FR
Tel: + 44 (0) 23 80 635830
Fax: + 44 (0) 23 80 223383

Dunkirk Little Ships Restoration Trust 
c/o Cottage by the Lake,
Hook Shore,
Warsash,
Hants. SO31 9HF,
England.
Email jerry.lewis@care4free.net
Email: julianleigh@classicprojects.co.uk


Photo of inside of proposed Aeronautica Heritage Centre 
(Bride Marinework, 2001) 

Solent AeroNautica Heritage Centre

Vice Admiral Sir Roy Halliday, KBE, DSC, chairman of the British Military Powerboat Trust and WW2 Fleet Air Arm veteran comments: "We are tremendously excited that, after two years of hard work, our planning application has been submitted with the full support of the local authorities, including Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and Marchwood Parish Council." 

He continues: "I am confident that the Solent AeroNautica experience will ensure that what is recognised as the cradle of world aviation and technical excellence in marine design will continue to inspire and encourage in this century and beyond." 

Solent AeroNautica

Solent AeroNautica will be a brand new centre of historical excellence aimed at informing, educating and entertaining visitors of all ages. See map for locating the AeroNautica. The consortium currently includes: 

  • British Military Powerboat Trust
  • R J Mitchell Memorial Museum (Southampton Hall of Aviation)
  • Dunkirk Little Ships Restoration Trust 
It will comprise an Exhibition Hall, extensive workshops where gunboats, high speed launches and Dunkirk Little Ships may be viewed while being restored, a 255-seat auditorium/conference centre, a library and archive with Internet accessibility and a café.
Further information about the Solent Aeronautica Planning Application by Marchwood-based company Bride Marinework of the is available from Varosha Lamb, Alice Driscoll Public Relations, Tel 01935 826451 or Fax 01935 826551, email varosha.lamb@adpr.co.uk; or Val Levy, Bride Marine, Tel 023 8066 9090 or Fax 023 8066 9100, email bridemarine@btconnect.com 

Bride Marine Limited 
The Ship Inn Cracknore Hard Marchwood
Southampton SO40 4ZD 
Tel. 023 8066 9090
Fax. 023 8066 9100 
Email: bridemarine@btconnect.com 

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