Stotfold Mill May 7th & 8th 2011

posted 17 May 2011, 01:37 by Tim Owen   [ updated 17 May 2011, 05:07 ]

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As I was offloading the gear at about 08.00 the heavens opened
up and I thought here  we go another wet Saturday 
the same as last year but it soon stopped.
Off home I went to pick up my bike, brand new front tyre & wet roads-----Careful!!!!
The others arrived & we got the stand all set up ready for Joe public. The kettle was on for a cuppa.

It started off slow due to still being wet underfoot but gradually picked up.  
At lunchtime the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight came over first of all 2 Spitfires doing several passes then later 
a Dakota flew in very low so slow it looked as if it would drop out of the sky. Great sound from the engines on all 
these aircraft.

There was also an aircraft stunt display this was fantastic & was on both days.
The main arena had a lot going on something nearly every half hour stunt bike riding high
 board diving into an 
Lots of Traction Engines around from the biggies to different size model ones, some giving rides.

A display of Falconry was very interesting, big old birds these.  
On the Sunday had a lie in as no setting up to do but when I got there Karen had got the kettle on. 
More helpers arrived & the weather stayed dry.  
Karen took charge & put a bucket of sweets & the money bucket next to the MiniMoto. 
The kids do enjoy sitting 
on it & having their photo taken it’s a pity more Mums & Dads don’t put some money in the bucket. Anyway this 
worked a lot better & we had more enquiries.

Our stand was opposite the Craft tent & through the entrance we could see the fudge stand so I think that was 
temptation for some. As usual at these events there are lots of lovely cakes & biscuits.  
In the afternoon Roy arrived on the other Pan so we had a full complement of bikes there.

Nice to see everybody on the stand I hope they enjoyed themselves & we will do it again next year----won’t we.