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Glenn Miller Twinwood Project
Proposed Glenn Miller Twinwood Trust

Secretary: Richard Green
Aldersley House, Pendeford Park, Wobaston Road Wolverhampton WV9 5HE


At 1.55 pm on 15th December 1944, one of the worlds most famous bandleaders Glenn Miller took off from Twinwood Airfield, 3 miles north of Bedford to fly to Paris, where he was due to organise a series of concerts with his orchestra, for the advancing Allied forces.

The Norseman aircraft in which he was flying disappeared, and Glenn Miller was never seen again. His music lives on however, and countless numbers of Glenn Miller fans around the world keep his memory alive by listening to his music and attending sell-out tribute concerts.

The control tower at Twinwood Farm has stood for nearly 60 years as a silent, empty shell to be visited by large numbers of fans and United States veterans who want to pay tribute to the man whose music they remember.

Now, thanks to the kindness of the land owners at the Farm, a Trust is being formed that will see the restoration of the control tower and its re-opening as a Glenn Miller Memorial Museum. Soon, visitors will not only be able to visit the place where Glenn Miller was last seen alive but they will be able to view many items connected with his life, especially in relation to his close ties in the Bedford area in 1944.

A Steering Committee was formed on Glenn Miller’s birthday, 1st March to administer the project and the members of the committee are:-

Chairman: Pete King of Big Band Buddies

Vice Chairman: Connie Richards - a local lady who met Glenn, and who, with her husband Gordon, is the UK Representative of the 8th Air Force Historical Society

Secretary: Richard Green

Committee Member: John Watson – former leader of the Glenn Miller UK

Special Technical
Advisor: Chris Way, author of Glenn Miller in Britain – Then and Now.


There are profiles and contact details of the committee members overleaf. Also overleaf, is our artists impression of how we hope the control tower will look when the museum opens.

Obviously, a great deal of help is going to be needed to open and run the museum.

If you would like to support us please register your interest by returning the enclosed to Pete King, Connie Richards or Richard Green by post, fax or email (address details given in the profiles) We would also be grateful to receive a joining fee of £15 to help us to get the project started.

You will receive regular newsletters, and we will be in touch with you when we need help with the work at Twinwood.

You can also visit our website on HYPERLINK http://www.bigbandbuddies/ (Glenn Miller Twinwood Trust).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Richard Green – Secretary
on behalf of the Committee