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The Birdmen of Bognor marked the ninth anniversary of that momentous day when Bognor pier

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The Birdmen of Bognor marked the ninth anniversary of that momentous day when Bognor pier

The Birdmen of Bognor marked the ninth anniversary of that momentous day when Bognor pier first hosted its now-famous birdman event. Witches, imitation airplanes, hang glider men, fools and flights in fancy dress paraded before holiday makers at the West Sussex report before leaping off the and of the pier. The idea in to fly as far as possible and first prize of £ 250 went to Mike Collia, 51, who flew 22 metres on his hang glider. The contest, watched by 10, 000 people lining the sea front was organised by the local Lions club to raise money for charity.
August 1980

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Mirrorpix

Media ID 21369027

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Flight Holidaymakers Seaside Hang Glider


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The Birdmen of Bognor marked the ninth anniversary of that momentous day when Bognor pier first hosted its now-famous birdman event. Witches, imitation airplanes, hang glider men, fools and flights in fancy dress paraded before holiday makers at the West Sussex report before leaping off the end of the pier. The idea was to fly as far as possible and first prize of £250 went to Mike Collia, 51, who flew 22 meters on his hang glider. The contest, watched by 10,000 people lining the seafront was organized by the local Lions club to raise money for charity. This print from August 1980 captures an era where aircraft enthusiasts and adventure seekers gathered at seaside towns like Bognor to witness extraordinary feats of flight. In this snapshot frozen in time from Memory Lane Prints collection by Mirrorpix, we see a glimpse into a world where aviation meets entertainment. The brave participants took their chances with gravity while donning whimsical costumes that added an element of fun and excitement to this unique event. This image showcases not only the daring spirit but also highlights how communities came together for a good cause during those vibrant years. It serves as a reminder that even in simpler times, human ingenuity knew no bounds when it came to pushing boundaries and achieving new heights – quite literally! Join us on this nostalgic journey back to the 1980s; relive moments filled with laughter, astonishment, and awe-inspiring

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