Council supports BAC 100 celebrations

Posted on Friday 19th February 2010 at 11:13 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council is lending its support to celebrations to mark the centenary of aircraft production in the area.

In 1910 the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company was founded in Filton, and later became known as the British Aeroplane Company, or more commonly as ‘BAC’ to generations of local people.

The leader of the council, John Calway, and the chairman of the council, Shirley Holloway, are attending a special event being hosted at Filton today (Friday 19 February) as part of the ‘BAC 100’ anniversary celebrations.

Councillor Holloway said: “I am delighted to help represent South Gloucestershire Council and be part of these centenary celebrations. Filton is world renowned for its aerospace engineering and technology expertise, and BAC has played a vital role in this.

“I think it is important to mark the rich history of aviation in the area, which has made such an important contribution to its reputation and prosperity.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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