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Fort Paulís Beverley to be moved and converted into an Airbnb

Old 4th Oct 2020, 18:18
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Fort Paulís Beverley to be moved and converted into an Airbnb

Details here, at least the old girls survival chances are improved and maybe one day she will be recovered to the RAF Museum. After all the stunning Southampton in the RAF museum survived the fate of its contemporaries by being converted to a houseboat in its past life.
He has also indicated that he will retain parts removed during the conversion process.


https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news...ay-let-2991337

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There is a Navy Sea King on the outskirts of Stirling that has been converted into a glamping pod.

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The RAF Museum had one Nutty....ended up being scrapped as it was rotten. Don't see it ever ending up there.
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Originally Posted by Jobza Guddun View Post
The RAF Museum had one Nutty....ended up being scrapped as it was rotten. Don't see it ever ending up there.

Yes but Hendon didn't own it the MoD did, along with all the other airframes till the late 90s.

Naturally saving Airframes is as easy as buying a can of beans according to some on FB.....

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Having, personally, many miles of exposure to quadra Centaurii, presumably the 'air-bnb' translates as 'Big Noisy Bugger'
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As Valiantone has pointed out the Beverley parked at Hendon was , in practice, an "orphan". RAFM effectively not allowed to refurbish it financially, MoD not accepting responsibility for its upkeep.
It was becoming structurally unsafe and a growing potental threat to the safety of Museum visitors.
Thus a very difficult managerial decison had to be made, governed by overriding H&S considerations.

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It was an orphan all right, unloved and unwanted! Too big to be accommodated inside the existing museum it would require a bespoke building to shelter it. Not a feasible option for what was after all 'only' a transport aircraft, or so I imagine that was how the thinking went. The MOD wanted rid of it, the museum didn't want it; its fate was sealed. That H&S considerations resolved the dilemma says it all. A lot of railway infrastructure went the same way in the 50's. Once BR had blown up a viaduct that was 'unsafe' simply as a result of not being properly maintained, then that line joined all the others that were already 'cancelled'.
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Old 5th Oct 2020, 08:38
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Details here, at least the old girls survival chances are improved and maybe one day she will be recovered to the RAF Museum. After all the stunning Southampton in the RAF museum survived the fate of its contemporaries by being converted to a houseboat in its past life.
He has also indicated that he will retain parts removed during the conversion process.
A bit of thread drift, but, according to the BBC, also included in the auction was " an unexploded German bomb "........always a useful artefact to fill a space in the conservatory I suppose.



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C130K, XV 202 at Cosford will surely share the same fate as the Beverley.
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Dispute over a Beverley

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In the months prior to the auction, volunteers of the Fort Paull Battery Heritage Site CIC (FPBHS CIC) have done their utmost to guarantee the future of the Beverley as a museum object. They were completely smashed by the news that the Beverley will be converted into a luxurious B&B. In an official announcement the Fort Paull Battery Heritage Site CIC states: ďIn the last couple of days, the CIC learnt of Martin Wisemanís plan to convert the Beverley into holiday accommodation via a news article. He did not contact or inform us of any information prior to the press release (an additional grievance to the hard work so many have committed). The Fort Paull Battery Heritage Site CIC does not support this decision in any manner, and we will not facilitate this to take place. Over the past months our team has been working exceptionally hard meticulously planning the movement, restoration and archival process of the Beverley.Ē And: ďFPBHS CIC cannot assist as it fundamentally goes against our moral, ethical, and historical stance. Therefore, as of the 6th of October 2020 at 10.00 hrs LT we, the FPBHS CIC, remove all our assistance, financial and otherwise from this now personal business venture.Ē
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General consensus is that despite what he may have plans to do with it, it went to the right owner.

He outbid a scrap merchant from London apparently....
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The engines are up for sale.

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So much for him saying he's keeping everything not needed.........not that many believed that when it was clear what its fate was going to be.

I'm not surprised by this, I fully expect there to be not much left of the Bev after conversion, than a vague Bev shaped fuselage perhaps which will be gutted internally and modified massively, and not much else.
Is 40% of a Bev better than no Bev? Well, maybe, given all the others have gone, but people shouldn't kid themselves that this is saving an aircraft, as an aircraft.
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I would imagine it’s to take some of the strain off the wings, but It’s sound ominous, he might as well have Just built a BnB in the shape of a Bev if this keeps up.
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The final bill for the aircraft together with parts like tyres came to £34,000. Both he and philanthropist Georg Von der Muehll, a Swiss banker, have chipped in £28,000 each.

Both share a passion for “radial” aircraft – those with engines with cylinders which radiate outwards from the central crankcase like the spokes of a wheel – and neither could bear the prospect of seeing the aircraft chopped up for scrap.
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