It’s chocks away for heritage ‘flash’ shop

Bomber Command Heritage pop-up shop in Crown Walk,Bicester.'120718M-E295
Bomber Command Heritage pop-up shop in Crown Walk,Bicester.'120718M-E295

A CAMPAIGN group dedicated to preserving RAF Bicester’s unique Second World War heritage has opened a ‘flash shop’ in a unit in Crown Walk.

Bomber Command Heritage (BCH) is stepping up its campaign to create a museum and education centre at the airfield, which will pay tribute to the British and Commonwealth war effort.

RAF Bicester has been described by English Heritage as the best-preserved airfield of its kind in the country.

The move comes after the MoD put the 348-acre site back on the market last month, and Cherwell District Council joined BCH in a new strategic partnership to secure the future of the site.

“With recent media coverage of the new memorial to Bomber Command in London, we hope that people will be interested to find out more about what BCH is proposing for this historically important site,” said Dean Overton, chairman of BCH.

The shop in Crown Walk will have displays and information about the project, 1940s fashion, an art exhibition and historical re-enactors.

Visitors can support the campaign by buying merchandise, making a donation, or pledging funds. It will also welcome new volunteers.

The ‘flash shop’ will be open from 10am to 3.30pm tomorrow, Saturday, July 21, and next Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28.

For further details visit

www.bc-heritage.org, www.facebook.com/BomberCommandHeritage.