If you haven’t been before, this is a really great event to put in your diary. It’s the ultimate chance to get up close an personal with some truly amazing machinery, and talk to the people who actually look after it and make sure it runs.
It’s usually on the last Friday and Saturday of the year, and what’s in the workshop depends on what’s being worked on at the time.
We were invited this weekend, and found ourselves in some very distinguished company. the 1909 Bleriot XI, the oldest flying aircraft in the world was up at the far end, together with the Avro504K, the Bristol M1C Monoplane, and the Mark V Spitfire.
It was great to see a section of the shop dedicated to the Bristol Scout,
and as usual the four of us spent two days on our feet without interruption, talking to people who loved to hear the story or who knew it and wanted to keep in touch.
Both Theo and I found ourselves immediately at home the Spitfire cockpit.
Altogether, a simply wonderful weekend, as usual.