What’s in the museum?

Original Barton Airfield
Picture of of the original farmland which the airport is built upon, Fox hill Farm, alongside the present A57 in 1928. Chosen by the City’s Cleansing Department’s ownership and John Leeming, who went on to lead the Lancashire Aero Club into existence at the airfield. Acquiring the 2600 acres for the airport. Building commenced in march 1929 and to initially reduce costs, the area was limited to 80 acres east of Fox Hill Glen.
Picture of an Avro 504 at Barton, who based several of them for training and charter flights.
Picture of an Avro 504 at Barton, who based several of them for training and charter flights.
Pictures of the original Auster MkI Plane based in Barton in 1943 with the control tower (centre back)
Original Contract between Barton Areodrome and Sivewright Airways Ltd allowing them to house their aircraft on the Airfield
Original contract between Barton Aerodrome and Sivewright Airways Ltd allowing them to house their aircraft on the airfield
A picture of One of the Original batch of Hurricanes, L1884, Shipped to Canada in 1938 to become R.C.A.F and returned to the UK to be manufactered by Hills and Sons during the War
A picture of One of the Original batch of Hurricanes, L1884, shipped to Canada in 1938 to become R.C.A.F and returned to the UK to be manufactered by Hills and Sons during the War

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