The dream of establishing a permanent home to remember Hornchurch Aerodrome has been something that goes back to the early 1980’s when the late Ted Exall formed our early incarnation The RAF Hornchurch Association. Now following the kind generosity of Bellway Homes who are gifting Sutton's House to the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust this dream will now become a reality with the RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre. Obviously before we can get to the stage of opening, much work is required with the refurbishment on the house which will not come cheaply and although we are currently awaiting charitable status, we still need to progress the refurbishment. We know this will not come cheaply and although we have started the process to become a registered charity this process does take time but obviously, we still need to make sure things are progressing. So, it is with this thought in mind that we are desperately looking for support through public donations to help us fulfill these challenges. the major priority is the conservation and protection of valuable items of historical importance which is something that is very high on our agenda. Our major need is to purchase the correct display cases so as we can show everything to its best potential as well as the correct mannequins as well as professional display boards enabling us to show everything to its best potential. We are therefore seeking to raise a £100,000 to be able to meet these needs.
Thank you for taking the time to look at our project proposals.
Kind Regards from the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust.