Yesterday, we visited the IWM Duxford for their Spitfires, Merlins and Motors event.
I love Duxford and have wanted to trade there for ages so was super excited about the vintage fair which had been organised by Discover Vintage.
Duxford is one of my most favourite places to visit and houses an amazing collection of war birds including a static
Getting back to the point though, as the event name suggests, yesterday saw Spitfires and classic cars on site together. The weather wasn’t overly kind and a deluge meant that not all the Spitfires managed to get into the air, and the one from the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight didn’t make it at all. Although I was inside the hall for the most part, I did manage to get outside to see a pair of Spitfires swooping low over the runway and putting on a beautiful display.
As to the fair itself, well, the stalls were spread out around 3 large aircraft in the hall – it was the largest place we have ever stalled out in, very impressive. There was a nice mix of stalls selling some amazing items.
|Some of our mens hats :o)|
|And some for the ladies - what a lovely backdrop!|
Another Lavenda knitting pattern to add to my collection for a very reasonable £1.50, a beautiful 1940's Economy Design sewing pattern for £10.00 and Mr Y tracked down the brooch for just £6.00!
I also brought home another brooch. It's made of perspex and has been so beautiful carved. We did have it for sale on our stall but when it came to it, I couldn't part with it so it just had to come home :o)
To add to the already atmospheric venue, entertainment was provided in the form of Major Swing and also The Swinging Sweethearts. Major swing played some iconic tracks from the 1930's-1950's while doing a little bit of dancing too; even a few of the stall holders got up and did a little stroll.