A series of spectacular events is set to take off for the Dover 2009 Bleriot centenary celebrations - and to make sure everyone is being kept fully up to speed, a special free public evening is being held in Dover Town Hall on 8 June from 7pm.
Dover District Council, in association with Cresting Ltd, is organising a packed weekend of events on 25 and 26 July, including re-creations of the flight with original Bleriot aircraft, historic aircraft flying and static displays, a cross channel salute and fly-past by the Red Arrows and, from the French Air Force, La Patrouille de France, and a spectacular evening fireworks display on Dover seafront. A large tented village with English, French and Italian themes will be on the seafront to provide refreshments, displays and entertainment.
To ensure everyone has the chance to find out about these events, a free public evening is being held in Dover Town Hall. At 7.30pm, Jon Iveson, Curator at Dover Museum will give an illustrated talk on Louis Bleriot and the 1909 flight, followed by a presentation from Paul Tipple, Chairman of Cresting Ltd, who will outline the programme for the Bleriot weekend, and how local people can get involved.
For more information, visit www.dover2009.com.