SHORT BROTHERS – Aviation Pioneers

16 Apr

HORACE Leonard 1872 – 1917        Albert EUSTACE 1875 – 1932        Sir Hugh OSWALD 1883 – 1969   THREE BRILLIANT BROTHERS – My Great, Great Uncles ! In 1893 two brothers strained their necks from the roof of 15 Friar Gate, Derby… “Breathlessly we scrambled up through the skylight on to the roof of our house […]

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An Annual subscription. Becoming a 'Friend' of the Sunderland Trust for just £25 allows you to enjoy access to the Heritage Centre exhibition facilities, including the Coffee Shop, with no further entrance charges for one year.

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Becoming a member of the 'Derek Martin Fellowship' provides lifetime membership for £1000 and shows your significant support for the aims and objectives of the Trust.
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From the Visitor's Book


“Fantastic work gone into this museum. Such memories came flooding back.” AR. Glamorgan.

“Thanks for a very interesting afternoon. Most informative.” J & FB. New Zealand.

“I liked the room with all the model aeroplanes the most.” JM. West Midlands.

“Enjoyed the exhibition and the preservation of interesting wartime history.” MC. Wiltshire.

“What a Gem of a museum! Lots of interesting information. TEWs. Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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“Wonderful Centre. My father was here in 461 Sqn during the War. Thanks for your help and friendliness giving us background on Dad’s experiences and the workings of Pembroke Dock. B & IB. Australia.

“Splendid museum and Café, also thoroughly enjoyed the Flying Boat Interpretation Centre – such enthusiasm from ‘the boys’. ” SC. Worcestershire.

“Superb – how wonderful to see all this history remembered – Nice cake too! MR. Devon.

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“Very informative and moving displays about the role of the Armed Forces at Pembroke Dock. A real credit to the volunteers.” J.B & GC. Bath.

“Very interesting, keep the history alive, very important!” R & TT. Sheffield.

“We liked all of the models of the boats and planes.” C Family. Southampton.

“So wonderful to see where my Dad served in WW2 with 461 Sqn. Thank you for preserving this.” C & LS. Australia.

“Lovely ‘lemon drizzle’ cake and very interesting museum. G. family. Suffolk.



Limited Edition 210 Sqn Sunderland - Only 210 Printed

T9044: Flight from Oban – A3 Print

Limited Edition Print (Qty 210). Signed by the artist Tim Jenkins, original aircrew member John Pearce and Mrs Betty Martin wife of the late Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE.

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