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Parnall Elf Colour Scheme Unveiled


During the recent restoration of the Parnall Elf, evidence has been found for one of it’s original colour schemes.

For many years the Elf has been seen in its classic cream and green colours, but the original colour scheme appears to have been even more striking!


Parnall Elf Side copy

The original colour scheme for the Elf (mocked up in the side view of a MkI Elf above) featured a dove grey fuselage with orange/red highlights and light pink wings.

The Elf will certainly make a striking scene when it returns to the skies over Old Warden!

New Event for Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth - The Musical¬†August will be a season for music at Shuttleworth this year as a second musical event will take to the stage over the same weekend as the Collection’s popular Flying Proms concert.

On Sunday 19th August a new event, Shuttleworth – the Musical will debut at Old Warden. It is based (very loosely!) on the story of Shuttleworth and will be an event like no other seen.

More details available at the Shuttleworth Collection website

Register your interest at marketing@shuttleworth.org

Seeing Red at Shuttleworth

The Leyland SG7 bus that has recently been purchased for the Shuttleworth Collection has been repainted to reflect the Shuttleworth family’s Lancashire roots and will now be known as the ‘Red Rose’. The grand unveiling will take place at the Shuttleworth Collection on Saturday 1st April at midday.