Scottish dancing club digs deep to support Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

PUBLISHED: 09:19 17 August 2017

Artist's impression of the museum © Robin Lee Architecture

Artist's impression of the museum © Robin Lee Architecture


Work to create the museum is expected to last later this year

Members of an Orpington dancing club have reached into their pockets to help support the £5.3million Biggin Hill Memorial Museum project.

Work is expected to start on the museum, which will be built around St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, later this year.

But as preparation continues, the Orpington and District Caledonian Society has donated £500 to the museum’s trust, to help ensure its development as it looks.

Ahead of the museum’s opening next year, 100 years on from the end of the First World War, president of the society Angela House said: “We were first inspired to support the museum project after our members attended ‘Serenade for The Few’, a musical concert held at the chapel last year. The society is pleased to support this very worthy cause and we look forward to visiting the new museum when it opens next year.”

Julian Benington, museum trustee and Bromley councillor said: “The trust is extremely grateful to the society for their donation and support of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum. Whilst the endowment fund provides a level of financial security, our fundraising campaign is continuing so that when the museum opens next year, we can properly tell the story that remembers the Few and honours the Many.”

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