Saturday we visited the Shuttleworth aircraft collection near Bedford. Really good considering I don't like aircraft much
WW1 - obviously
A terrifying collection of WW1 aircraft sparkplugs
Biplanes between the wars
Little Nellie - the original
Lysander - very menacing
Also saw a Hurricane land, obviously no photo
On Sunday we visited Bletchley Park - home of the WW2 code breakers. Very Very Interesting, complicated and not very photogenic
Collection of valves, almost a terrifying as the sparkplugs
Yesterday me and Dave went to Warwick Castle, Emma was overcome with history and ran off to work. A great and intact castle. It has the worlds largest working Trebuchet, 18m high, weighing 30 tonnes.
The sun was in exactly the wrong spot to take a decent photo so this is the rear view. It chucked a 20kg stone 250m at 150mph (excuse the mixing of metric and imperial). Very very awesome. The falconry display was really great with a pair of Stellar's Sea Eagles, a Lammergeier and the smallest bird was a bald eagle.
All were great, quite expensive but value for money.
I drove back today and stopped of at Wargames Foundry in East Stoke. Really quirky place to find. It was being decorated but they did give me a proper cup of tea, very apt for July 4th. They have their whole range on display at show prices so I bought some stuff
Normans - I accidently got sent some by Foundry and they didn't want them back so today I bought some more. Now have a nice Saga force. just need some cavalry
Ligh Dragoon command - with my Perry Plastics box and some random metals I have enough for 2 regiments.
Zanzibaris - nice for Africa and NW Frontier
Dooly set for colonial types - I'm building up my battlefield vignettes
Great weekend. i arrived home this afernoon and it was still raining in Newcastle