Memories of Bristol Lulsgate Airline Memorabilia

Bristol Airport Spotting was contacted by a fellow aircraft enthusiast who is looking to sell some of his airline memorabilia, we have agreed to post the following article to help with his sale.

“My first visit to Bristol Lulsgate was in the early 1970’s as a 10 year old, I remember seeing the brightly coloured Court Line BAC 1-11’s gleaming in the early morning sunshine from the outdoor viewing area at the original terminal.  Also  around at that time were Dan Air Viscounts, and the almost comical HS748’s  bustling around the airport apron along with Aer Lingus early Boeing 737’s on their daily trips to Dublin.

The first flight I ever took was a Cambrian Airways Viscount on a family weekend to Ostend.  This orange liveried propjet looked magnificent with the black dragon tailfin.  In the mid 1970’s at the height of the package holiday boom we also flew to the Costa Brava on a Cambrian BAC 1-11 400 series.

The little kiosk in the terminal sold some airline memorabilia which I eagerly collected,  mainly the enamel badges (see photos below). I became a random collector, and all  my items are now for sale, at great prices! ( see photos) ‘  Please contact me