The centenary of the double airborne conquest of the Atlantic is being commemorated by Diss Museum. In 1919 the R34 airship flew from Scotland to Long Island and back to Pulham. There is an exhibition in the museum from Saturday 9th March, opened by Wing Commander Richard Youngs at 11am. The picture shows a wall hanging created for the exhibition by the Diss & District Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers.
On the centenary weekend, 13th-14th July, there will be events in Diss Market Place – dancers, a piper, a blimp, children’s activities etc. On the evening of Saturday 14th July, there is a specially composed musical show in the Corn Hall, with a church service on the Sunday morning.
Manager Basil Abbott has travelled to Scotland, Friedrichshafen, Long Island, Denmark and Spitsbergen to promote partnership activities with airship museums. He also gives a powerpoint presentation about the airship’s voyage. Phone (01379) 650618 to book his talk. See www.airships.me.uk.