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Cash released for Biggin Hill heritage centre

Mon 13 February 2012, 2:49 pm

Bromley Council has approved the release of 64,000 towards a new Biggin Hill Heritage Centre.

The cash will pay for a business plan to develop the centre near the Biggin Hill airfield.

When built, it will provide digital displays, artefacts and other exhibitsto celebrate servicemen and women who served at the base during World War II.

Peter Morgan, the council’s executive councillor for renewal and recreation, said: "It is important to honour the memory of what these pilots did for Britain and this site, with its rich heritage, gives us the perfect opportunity. 

“This historic area has a vital story to tell and a heritage centre will do much to benefit the entire community with an attraction for local people and visitors. 

“This way, the heroism of the servicemen will never be forgotten."

The centre will also document the history of the local community and the airfield from its beginnings during the First World War

The money for the business plan comes from a planning agreement payment made by the developers of the scheme.

Dennis Barkway, chairman of the Biggin Hill Trust said: "We are delighted that the Council have released these funds, allowing our work to continue at this key time in the project."

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