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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The weekend is hours away - and if you are in Cumbria you have the bonus of it being a Bank Holiday.