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Norma_Stitts posted..

[QUOTE=vulcanman]There has been a plan for some sort of museum for which this would be the centre piece. However, she has been in poor condition for sometime as the select old timers from Avro, the 603 club, have been unable to work on her. A couple of years ago some parts were removed from XM603 to support the flying XH558. Sadly, she is likely to be cut up.[/QUOTE]

I had heard, going back about 12 months, that it was being 'restored' (read as, the outside tarted up) and it being part of a Heritage Centre that would be constructed somewhere on site?

It's probably 13 years since I had to shimmy up a ladder, remove the covers, venture into the wings and turn the engines over by hand, quite a strange feeling even though you knew they wouldn't just kick into life. LOL. I think the engines are what got pilfered weren't they as they supposedly had 0 flying hours?

I remember that it was a tired old corroded dog back then. I prefered the old pick up truck the old boys had tucked up in that locker nearby.

It's 'final movement' is on YouTube by the way.

P.S. Glenandem, how did you know it had moved? Do you play football around the back? (Turn in by Olivers Restaurant opposite Sphere?)