Friday, 29 September 2017


Jeff Lawton's talk on The Sally B took us on a tour of Britain in this iconic plane dating from 1945 which he had helped to rebuild. After the War she had been involved in Coastal Command and map making amongst other things. Now she flies regularly at air shows frequently alongside the Red Arrows who we were told are called the Scarlet Tarts amongst the cognoscenti! Her top speed is 287 mph and she consumes 180 gallons of fuel per hour.

Concerns were expressed about a recent village burglary and its possible link to air ambulance charity bags being delivered. There was no collection date on the bags. 

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 15th November at Sandon Village Hall at 8pm when Jean Handley will speak on My Research into Coincidences of WW1. Cost is £4 for the evening or £10 for annual membership. Tea or coffee and home made nibbles will be provided or BYO.

Sunday, 16 July 2017


On Wednesday 17th September at 8pm prompt, Jeff Lawton will be talking about rebuilding and flying the Sally B. It was an impressive sight when we saw it last year flying over Swansea Bay as part of the Air Show Festival. Come and find out more about its history. You will also have a chance to let us know what is happening locally and enjoy the usual delicious home made nibbles. BYO if you fancy something stronger to drink.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

TURNING JAPANESE - 29 March 2017

Extra chairs needed to be put out on Wednesday 29th March at Rushden Village Hall when Caron Lawton, curator of The Japanese Gardens at Cottered, talked about the garden from its inception in 1923 and compared pictures of then and now. Herbert Goode bought the garden in 1903 with no intention of changing it but after visits to Japan he brought over a Mr Kitsumoto to be in charge of design with the stunning results one can see today.

 The next meeting will be on Thursday 29th June when Mike Thomas will be taking us On Safari!