Looking back: Incredible footage of home made hovercraft near Peterborough taken in the 60s

Incredible old footage shows some amazing, home made hovercraft in operation at a special event near Peterborough in 1966.

Sunday, 31st October 2021, 4:45 pm
Lord Brassey takes his home made hovercraft onto the water in fascinating British Pathe footage.
Lord Brassey takes his home made hovercraft onto the water in fascinating British Pathe footage.

The fantastic old film from the British Pathe archive shows British inventiveness at its best as a range of craft are put through their paces at Apethorpe near the city.

Several look quite precarious as they take to the water and even Lord Brassey, owner of the Apethorpe estate where the event took place, takes his own strange looking craft onto the lake.

Do you remember the event or know anyone featured?

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