Brenzett Aeronautical Museum
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Brenzett is a village and civil parish in the Folkestone and Hythe District of Kent, England. The village lies on the Romney Marsh, three miles (4.8 km) west of New Romney. The population of the civil parish includes Snave.
It is the home to the Romney Marsh Wartime Collection incorporating the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Trust that as well as exhibiting the remains of various World War II combat aircraft that have been excavated from the surrounding marshland also includes a de Havilland Vampire T.11 and an English Electric Canberra B.2 on display in the museum grounds.
Whilst Brenzett is a busy transport hub, it has surrendered its public house (Fleur de Lis), Little Chef restaurant and Post Office, but retains a petrol station and school. The parish church of St Eanswythe is located on the road to Brenzett Green, a remnant of the original A2070 to Hamstreet and Ashford, which was rebuilt entirely in the 1990s.
In the 1981 BBC television comedy drama Private Schulz - which dramatised the genuine but unrealised Second World War plot by the Germans (Operation Bernhard) to print and distribute millions of fake British pound notes - several million pounds worth of fake pound notes were buried near Brenzett by the character of Private Schulz after he parachuted into Kent, in preparation for their dispersal throughout the British economy.
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