After a hectic week, which i shall go into in more detail in due course, let me bring all fellow forumites up to date with what has been going on with our branch.
24th of April saw a branch trip to the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden which was well attended and a resounding success. The connection with the Shuttleworth family & Lincoln runs deep & the collection exhibits examples of Clayton -Shuttleworth machinery as well as the renowed aircraft. All in all agreat day out with superb company.
10th May and Eric Noel Farthing gave a presentation on " Hitler in Vienna ". this gave an insight to Hitler's life prior to his service in the Great War. As always Eric's subject was extremely interesting, provocative and dispelled a few myths that surround the man. Great job Eric & we look forward to having Eric return to speak.
14-15th May. The branch project at Thorpe le Fallows came to a conclusion with an educational WWI history day at Julie's school in Gainsborough on the Friday followed by the rededication of our adopted memorial at Thorpe Le Fallows. Taff Gillingham brought along a detatchment of The Khaki Chums for both days. The children took part in drilling, life in the trenches, recreated the Christmas truce, ran a field dressing station and made poppies that used to make two wreathes. Julie has sent a full article to the Bulletin for publication.
On Saturday the rededication service at Thorpe was held with over 90 people in attendance. The Khaki Chums provided a guard of Honour representing each of the men on the memorial and a flypast from a DH2 fighter ended the ceremony. Our branch publicity member will provide a more detailed report in the bulletin. My deepest thanks and gratitude to all who made the day one never to forget.
Links to give forumites a flavour of our weekend 14-15 May
Stone before restorationhttp://picasaweb.goo...com/custardbanj
WWI history dayhttp://picasaweb.goo...com/custardbanj
Rededication of stonehttp://picasaweb.goo...com/custardbanj