Nearby Events – September

Below is the usual monthly digest of upcoming events in our region. If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.
The following event details are provided in good faith, but are not guaranteed against late cancellations or other unforeseen disruptions. Please check with the organisers before travelling:

Saturdays in September – The Hovercraft Museum Open Days
The Hovercraft Museum in Gosport is open every Saturday 10 am until 4 pm except for a brief closure during the Winter period. In addition to these hours, we offer special events throughout the year. We aim to have a summer season full of events and activities including the return of Hovertravel Ltd to provide pleasure flights around the Solent from our slipway on selected dates. Our volunteers will continue to get the collection ready for you to visit and we can’t wait to be able to welcome you through the gates once again! https://www.hovercraft-museum.org/

Sundays in September – Friends Of The New Forest Airfields Open Days
We stage open days at the centre in Bransgore twice a month, 10am-4pm on Sundays, from March to October. Sundays in September will be the 12th and 26th. We ask all visitors, except young children, to wear face coverings, to use the hand sanitising materials provided and to respect social distancing, as well as is possible. Heritage Centre at Bransgore and the New Forest Airfields Memorial at the former Holmsley WWII South airfield https://fonfasite.wordpress.com/

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th September – Bournemouth Air Festival
Whatever you want to see, be it on land, sea or in the air there is always plenty to keep you entertained at the Bournemouth Air Festival. Bournemouth’s Air Festival will celebrate its 13th edition in 2021 following the cancellation of the 2020 show. Be a part of the biggest and best aviation event – attended by more than 9.25 million people since 2008! https://bournemouthair.co.uk/

Saturday 4th September – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Open Day
9.30am – 4.30pm themed ‘The Cold War 1945-1991’, inclusive tickets will be for tea and coffee, a buffet lunch, 4 talks and a wander round the Collection. The talks will cover the Berlin Airlift, V Force operations, F4 Ground Attack operations in West Germany and the Air Defence of the UK. http://www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk/

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th September – Beaulieu International Autojumble
It’s back! The iconic International Autojumble will be returning for 2021, following its postponement last year. So join us on September 4th and 5th for the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. This event includes admission to all the Beaulieu attractions. The National Motor Museum and Brabazon Restaurant will be open from 8:30am both days. https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble/

Sunday 5th September – Twyford Water Works Museum Open Day
Twyford Waterworks is an Edwardian pumping station containing a unique selection of buildings and machinery within a rural down land setting in the heart of Hampshire. The site was given the status of a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1973 and passed, as such, to the Southern Water Authority on 1st April 1974. In 1985 the Twyford Waterworks Trust was incorporated as a charity to run it. https://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/

Monday 6th September – Winchester Café Scientifique online Talk
“Slowdown” – Prof Danny Dorling. Danny Dorling talking about the pandemic as well as some of the ideas in his book: “SLOWDOWN: The end of the Great Acceleration – and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives”. Do you think human population growth is out of control? Maybe it isn’t! https://www.wincafesci.org.uk/

Monday 6th September – Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society (HIAS) Talk
Building Spitfires Without a Factory by Alan Matlock. Eighty one years ago, with the Battle of Britain being fought out over the summer skies of southern England, the Luftwaffe began targeting the aircraft factories, including the Supermarine Spitfire factory in Woolston. A plan to move production of RJ Mitchell’s iconic fighter from the Woolston and Itchen Works had already been begun some months before but now a complete dispersal was ordered. This talk by Alan Matlock will explore the human story of those attacks from the point of view of those in the buildings or watching from across the town at the time and will also investigate some of the secret sites used to manufacture Spitfires in Southampton and beyond. All meetings are held at the Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF at 7.45 PM on the first Monday of the month, unless stated otherwise. Visitors Welcome. Free Car Parking. https://www.hias.org.uk/meetings.htm

Friday 10th – Sunday 19th September – Southampton International Boat Show
Join us for Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, Southampton from 10-19 September 2021. The show features everything the leisure marine industry has to offer. Ranging from paddleboards to superyachts, and all the products and services you need to enjoy life in, on or around the water – you’ll find it at the show. https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/

Saturday 18th September  – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection AEROBILIA ’21
Our popular annual Aerojumble event where you can buy, sell or swap anything aviation or militaria including: aero-memorabilia, aircraft parts, instruments, books, posters, models, toys, badges, flying clothes, field equipment, pictures, art, photographs and much more! 1000 to 1600. £10 ‘Early Bird’ tickets allow entry from 8.30 a.m. Normal admission prices apply from 10.00 a.m. Tickets include entrance to Aerobilia and The Collection. For details, tickets and stall booking forms contact: hugh.sillett48@btinternet.com or Tel: 01722 323636. www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk Registered Charity No.1142599 , Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury, SP4 6DZ. Tel: 01722-323636

Tuesday 28th September – SeaCity Museum Online Talk
Building Spitfires Without a Factory by Alan Matlock. Eighty one years ago, with the Battle of Britain being fought out over the summer skies of southern England, the Luftwaffe began targeting the aircraft factories, including the Supermarine Spitfire factory in Woolston. A plan to move production of RJ Mitchell’s iconic fighter from the Woolston and Itchen Works had already been begun some months before but now a complete dispersal was ordered. This talk by Alan Matlock will explore the human story of those attacks from the point of view of those in the buildings or watching from across the town at the time and will also investigate some of the secret sites used to manufacture Spitfires in Southampton and beyond. 7-8pm. Tickets £4.50. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/515205 https://seacitymuseum.co.uk/events

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