Saturday we spent the day looking around duxford for mr h's dad's birthday,mr h's dad has wanted to go for years & reminis about his days in service.
We must admit mr h & i were'nt really looking forward to it but we were pleasantly surprised,it was very interesting & very nostalgic.
it was amazing how many aircraft they fitted in each hanger..hanging from the roof filling every available space.
Standing underneath looking up at the workings of a plane..sorry cant remember which one,there were so many!
I am going to use some of these pics for my cards as i need some designs suitable for the male population!!
We were saying how we could imagine this chappie & his mates coming to life at night when everyone has left & the planes starting up.....just like they used too.
I loved these two..the ambulance & fire engine,the fire engine used to carry twelve men pulling the water pump behind them.
This is the operations room....which was all set up as if it was still working. Voices coming in over the radio..lights on the switch boards.
There was also a pre fab bungalow,im afraid i didnt get any pics of that & you were'nt allowed inside as they wanted to preserve the interior,this particular one had lived in peckham & was home to mr & mrs bailey.
This next pic is of the bedroom caravan belonging to montgomery..i could'nt believe it,from the outside it looked like any other army vehicle but when you looked in the window was this posh bedroom,there was also a proper bathroom.There was also his living caravan which had a desk,leather sofa,pictures etc & also a wash room.
I hope i havent bored you too much..there is so much to see & so much to take in that father in law is going to have to make a few more trips to take it all in,but he enjoyed himself!