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Lectures at Stow Maries

Lectures at Stow Maries

A Series of Lectures to Commemorate 100 years of The Royal Air Force

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome is delighted to announce the return of its popular lectures programme, running from April 2018 through to May 2019.
Each monthly lecture will be focussed on different aspects of the Great War and will be presented by Eric Simonelli, one of Stow Maries highly praised curatorial team.


This year’s lectures will be take place on the last Sunday of every month at 2pm and will have extra significance as they will be held in the newly refreshed ‘Dope Workshop’. It was in this actual building that war-torn aircraft were repaired with the thin Irish Linen and ‘Dope’ treatment, before being wheeled out, back into the war.


The lectures at Stow Maries Aerodrome are priced at £12 per person and includes full access to the site including a tour if you wish to take one. Refreshments will be available in the Airmen’s Mess but not included in the entry price. No need to pre-book. Just turn up to attend.

The lecture on 29th April, will be interactive, giving advice on how to expand your research into aviation relatives during both World Wars. Taking research further than service records. How to find squadron diaries and looking further into the history of the air services. Bring along any information you may have as there will be some time for research to be carried out.
Ian Flint, “Chief Executive, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome said: “It is great to have someone of Eric’s stature hosting these lectures. Whilst they are targeted to the aviation enthusiast, I’m sure there will still be people out there that will be interested in knowing more about the history of aviation, especially in such an exciting year as the RAF Centenary”.
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome boasts Europe’s largest collection of Royal Flying Corps WW1 buildings which were not adapted for further military use later in its history. During the summer season, it is open to the public from 10am – 4pm, every day except Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Pre-arranged group visits, including coach trips, made by appointment.
For more information about visiting Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome please visit

Telephone: 01245 429134

Address: Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Ltd, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Maldon, Essex, CM3 6RN

Keep an eye on our What’s On Section to see details of the next upcoming lecture at the Aerodrome.

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