Funeral service for Fred Panton

June 24, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Mourners have today celebrated the life of Fred Panton, who co-founded Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby near Spilsby. Fred died aged 82 on June 9 surrounded by his family. In 1988 he and brother Harold opened the centre, home of Lancaster Just Jane, as a tribute to Bomber Command and their brother Christopher, who was killed in a raid over Nuremburg on March 30/31, 1944. Friends and family packed Spilsby Methodist Church this […]

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s Fred Panton dies

June 10, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

One of the brothers behind the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby has died. The centre has announced that Fred Panton died suddenly on Sunday evening surrounded by his family. A statement on the museum’s website reads: “Very few people have shown the drive and determination in life that Fred has to achieve his aims in creating a memorial to his brother, Chris, and remembering Bomber Command. “As a family we are incredibly proud […]