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The Dam Busters
80th Anniversary Exhibition

12th May - 30th June 2023

What's happening?

On the 80th anniversary of the audacious WW2 Dambuster raid a large new display will open at the Avro Heritage Museum at Woodford in Cheshire: the birthplace of the Lancaster bomber used for the raid.


The opening event is on Friday 12th May at 11:30 and shall be opened by Norma Bagshaw niece of Sgt Jack Marriott one of the local Dambuster heroes who sadly lost his life during the raid. Frank Pleszak the Author of the “High Peak Dambuster” about Sgt Jack Marriot will be giving a short Presentation about the Raid.


The display will showcase unique artefacts including original ‘Top Secret’ drawings, a replica of the ‘bouncing bomb’,  a diorama of the Möhne dam attack, and Norma’s family archive including letters from Guy Gibson, Associated British Picture Corporation, and a fragment of the actual Lancaster, Z-Zebra, in which Jack lost his life, it is the only piece of any of the 23 Dambuster Lancasters to return home. 


In addition, there are Lancaster cockpit tours together with all the other museum exhibits.

The Dambuster display will be available until the end of June.

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