Workshops in celebration of new B-17 sculpture in Bury St Edmunds

Flight of the Peace sculpture unveiling on the roundabout of the junction of Mount Road with Lady Miriam Way ANL-161209-163053009

Flight of the Peace sculpture unveiling on the roundabout of the junction of Mount Road with Lady Miriam Way ANL-161209-163053009

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A series of special drop-in workshops have been arranged in celebration of the new Flight of Peace sculpture in Bury St Edmunds.

The Partners in Flight outreach programme, sponsored by Boeing, has been brought to Bury St Edmunds by Bury in Bloom in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Bury St Edmunds Town Council to celebrate the new B-17 sculpture on Mount Road.

During the interactive sessions, run by a team from the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, participants build a scale model B-29 Superfortress, explore the history and engineering behind the craft as well as participate in a series of mini-experiments which investigate the principles of flight.

The B-29 was one of America’s most iconic and revolutionary aircrafts of the Second World War and was so technologically advanced, it remained in service for many years afterwards.

Workshops have so far been held at Moreton Hall Community Centre for Abbots Green Primary School and Serbert Wood Primary School today (Friday, September 23), with two remaining sessions arranged at the same location for the general public on tomorrow (Saturday, September 24), between 10.15am to 11.45am, and 1.30pm to 3pm. There is no need to book.

The workshops have been made possible with a locality grant from Suffolk County Councillor, Trevor Beckwith,