Exhibition of photographs marking 75 years of aerospace at Broughton opens in Blacon today
An exhibition of photographs marking 75 years of aerospace in Broughton embarks on a public tour next week with a three-week visit to Blacon Library.
Now the centre of wing production for the entire range of Airbus commercial aircraft, the first factory at Broughton officially opened in September 1939 and has built a range of classic aircraft including the Wellington, Comet and the HS-125 business jet.
The exhibition will be at Blacon Library from Monday 2nd February.
Councillor for Blacon, Reggie Jones
“I am delighted and proud to support the 75th Anniversary of the Broughton facility. From its early days at the start of the Second World War producing Wellingtons up to today’s production of wings for a wide range of passenger aircraft, Broughton has always been at the forefront of innovation and passenger safety.
“Airbus’ skilled workforce has grown from strength to strength and has a well-deserved reputation as a world class manufacturer of wings. Airbus is also very conscious of its social responsibilities and this ethos encourages employees to volunteer, fundraise and work with partners to improve the health and wellbeing of its surrounding communities.”
Kath Hayes, Community Relations Manager at Airbus said:
“This is such an exciting time for the Broughton Plant, celebrating this momentous 75th milestone. In addition to the many activities taking place for our employees we felt it was fitting to involve our community in this celebration, many of whom will remember the memories included in our photo exhibition”.
The photo exhibition will be on display at Blacon library, Western Avenue, Blacon, CH1 5QY from 2nd February until 20th February. Further dates and venues will be announced in due course. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com