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lutleyyeltz

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Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« on: April 19, 2012, 12:35:12 PM »
Can anyone remember the date that the Space Shuttle did a flight over Birmingham and the Midlands?
I think that it was in the early 80s. :-\

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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 12:45:49 PM »
hi
i think it was in 83 not sure but you are right it did come over brum on the back of a jumbo jet it might have something to do with the queens jubilee but once again at that time i had just come home to brum and i was not to well but i come back at the end of 82 and it was after that
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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 12:54:16 PM »
A quick check on the net, brings forth a date of June 7th 1983.
 
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lutleyyeltz

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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
Thanks, Phil - so many people that I know have refused to believe that it had taken place!

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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 02:35:58 PM »
i was working in the jewellery quarter at the time and the boss shut the factory for an hour and got us all to go to the top of the car park on vyse st to watch it fly over. it was small in the distance but i do recall it
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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 05:33:59 PM »
I saw it from Hob's Moat, in Solihull, which is a lot higher up than Elmdon.     It was running later than expected, and it came across Sheldon so low that it seemed like I was actually above it.
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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 08:16:31 PM »
Thanks, Phil - so many people that I know have refused to believe that it had taken place!
Hi all it deffinatly did come to brum i worked at the old BSA plant in Montgomary st and we all stood on the platform by the canel and whatched it fly over fantastic site. speedy

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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 11:26:07 PM »
Yep I saw that - was working at Europa Lodge West Brom at the time
 

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Re: Space Shuttle over Birmingham
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 09:14:01 PM »
I actually filmed that event from the very top of the Birmingham Post Office radio tower...KC.