Waterbird shares offered

People are being given the chance to join a £160,000 mission to recreate the 'Waterbird'- Britain's first successful seaplane.

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Fundraising drive to recreate historic flight on Windermere

People are being offered the chance to help recreate one of the most famous flights in aviation history. A group of enthusiasts are building a replica of the Waterbird, Britain's first successful seaplane. It took it's maiden voyage over the Lake District 102 years ago today.

The group has run out of money and are inviting people to "adopt a share" in the seaplane replica to try to get it off the ground. Hannah McNulty has more.

The shares are being offered at the Old England Hotel in Windermere on Monday evening. To find out more about the Waterbird project click here

Waterbird shares available from £3

The price range for some of the parts available Credit: ITV News Border

People are being offered the chance to adopt part of the replica of Britain's first successful seaplane.

The Waterbird made its first flight from Windermere 102 years ago today.

A group of enthusiasts want to recreate the flight and are trying to raise £160,000 to finish the replica of the plane.

Waterbird Credit: ITV News Border

Shares cost from £3 to £500 each.

They are being sold off at the Old England Hotel in Windermere between 5.30pm and 7.30 pm tonight.

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Waterbird replica needs cash

The original Waterbird at Windermere in 1911 Credit: Waterbird

A share issue is being launched today to try to raise £166,000 towards the cost of building an exact replica of the first seaplane to successfully fly in Britain, The Waterbird.

The plane made its maiden voyage on Windermere in 1911.

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