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Cold War relic back up for sale
The Vulcan bomber, for sale
Plans to move the Vulcan did not live long and prosper
A Vulcan bomber bought by a pub landlord on the internet is due to go back on sale.

Chris Ollerenshaw, from Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, bid 15,102.03 for the former RAF bomber on the auction site eBay in November.

But he discovered it was too expensive to move the fragile plane from Blackpool Airport to his pub garden.

He has relinquished ownership, which has reverted to pilot Brian Bateson who sold it to him.

Mr Ollerenshaw, who hoped it would be an attraction at his pub The Snipe Inn, discovered the plane was so fragile it might be difficult to reassemble, and would cost 20,000 to transport.

The bomber, which last saw service when it was on standby on Ascension Island in the Falklands War, had been at Blackpool Airport for 21 years.

Mr Ollerenshaw is being charged 1,000 a week rent to keep the aircraft at the Blackpool Aviation Centre.




SEE ALSO:
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04 Nov 04 |  Lancashire
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