Bomber Gateway Trust

by | 8 March 2024 | Heritage, Local Charity, Sherwood

Seven years ago a group of likeminded people proposed to erect a full size sculpture of a Lancaster Bomber to pay tribute to the men of Bomber Command from WWII.

The Bomber County Gateway Trust was formed with the object of designing, procuring, constructing and installing this iconic landmark at the side of the A46 crossing from Nottinghamshire into Lincolnshire, the home of many airfields from which the Lancaster flew.

All was going well until several unforeseen incidents hit fundraising hard, Covid being the main one. Added to that, the cost of materials shot up and everything stalled. The group has about 70% of their funds, and now the Committee is working hard to finish with a final push for donations.

It was hoped to install the Lancaster before the last of the veterans took their final flight, but the project may not finish in time for the remaining airmen to witness this finished project.

This sculpture will be larger than the Angel of the North and visible by the many thousands of drivers who travel the A46. The fuselage is already built, and work in the construction of the wings and tail are underway, Unfortunately, one can’t erect the plane until it is finished.

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