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A PREVIOUS CLASSIC CAR EVENT - THESE EVENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


What a great day and what great weather!

Once again our Classic Car event attracted a steady stream of visitors to see not only the many wonderful classic cars, but also to enjoy looking round the Control Tower museum. It is constantly being improved and reorganised byour Wednesday team and days like this are a most useful advertisement. It is impossible to judge the number of visitors, but certainly they all seemed to enjoy the day.

Our thanks are due to Colin Whitmore who organised the attendance of the classic cars and also to all the

MHAS helpers who contributed to making this another popular day. Thanks also for the display of radio controlled model aircraft and also to those who brought their stationary engines.

Going to press I am unable to say how much money we made towards our society funds, but I am in no doubt that the day helped our funds greatly.

The stall holders seemed to be enjoying a steady stream of customers. Among the charities present was the St Elizabeth Hospice and East Anglian Air Ambulance. We hope they benefited from being present. The food and drinks were provided by the "Travelling Fish and Chip van." "Scoff and Nosh" provided burgers and the "Really Awesome Coffee stall" provided really awesome coffee! An ice cream van was another popular attraction on such an idyllic autumn day.

Our event coincided with the annual Ipswich Heritage weekend and the Control Tower museum is listed among the attractions.

We are foremost an aviation society and 15th September is remembered for being the decisive day in the "Battle of Britain". The Luftwaffe made a final all-out attack in an effort to destroy the RAF prior to invading Great Britain. Some 1500 aircraft filled our skies that fateful day and thankfully it proved decisive in our favour.

Alan Powell.

This young pilot Will and

his friend Max posing in

front of his Dad’s jeep

One of the many pristine

Cars was this 1940’s

Standard Vanguard

A marvellous version of a Packard Super Eight

Bull Nosed Morris Oxford

An immaculate Bentley