RAF Hooton Park to relaunch as a living history centre and museum

RAF Hooton Park has announced that it will relaunch as ‘The Hooton Park Heritage Experience’, which will be the only ‘living history’ centre and museum in the North West.

The launch takes place on Saturday 14 May and will be hosted by the Hooton Park Trust. The event is being organised by Eastham’s CH 21 Home Guard WW II Living History Group.

The group is the authentic 21st century reincarnation of “D” Company 21st Battalion Cheshire Home Guard, who have returned to Hooton Park after more than 70 years, as permanent residents and curators of their WWII memorial museum.

The opening event will feature the well known Local Forces sweetheart Lillie Moore who is one of the founders of CH 21, the Eastham Home Guard, Vintage vehicle displays, and a hangar full of rare vintage aircraft.

There will be a 1940’s style NAAFI canteen serving traditional afternoon tea, a ukulele band, an intake cycle display, and ongoing restoration demonstrations including work on the only surviving Chester Tram ( No 4 ) and the lifestyle model “Sopwith Baby” aircraft.

The event opens at 10am until 4pm and admission to the inside attractions is £5, while the external attractions are free. You can contact event coordinator John Davis on 07908219842 for more information

Image: Lilly Moore in yellow dress

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