The James Sadler Oxford Balloon Experience | Manchester library commemorate balloon flight
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Manchester library commemorate balloon flight

Jul 27 2015

Manchester library commemorate balloon flight

The first ever hot air balloon flight from Manchester is being commemorated with the display of lyrics from an 18th century ballad at the Central Library.

The ‘broadside’ is a musical recounting of English balloonist James Sadler’s famous flight from Long Millgate to Radcliffe in 1785 – the song lyrics also highlight the danger posed by French soldiers attacking Britain using hot air balloons.

Read the full news paper article here.

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