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Friday, June 06, 2008

Column Week 18



The imperial War Museum at Duxford is one of those places I’ve been meaning to visit and never got around to until this week; I thought Harry would enjoy seeing all of the planes, so he and I set off with my Mum.
Entrance is free for children but the adult price of £16 was a bit of a shock. However, strolling through the vast grounds, viewing hangar after hangar of exhibits I was soon of the mind that my ticket had been worth every penny.
This is an amazing place and, with the help of reconstructed scenes and hoards of information, the day turned into a wonderful journey of learning for all three generations of my family.

‘I gained a whole new appreciation for those who had gone before me; courageous and undoubtedly scared. From somewhere deep within they drew a strength that allowed us to walk freely amongst the beautiful beasts that contained their hopes, dreams, prayers and lives within - launching them into the unknown!’

If you haven’t already visited I recommend a trip to Duxford, I’ll be returning very soon.


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8 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Great column. You should get in free next visit with all this local publicity you bring them.

Incidentally, good luck with your Maruman sketch exchange. Sounds fun.

How did Wednesday go? - good turn out and fun time had by all I am sure

SCquiltaddict said...

like this one alot....nice job on it!

Joan said...

Great column. Historic places like these can teach us so much about the decication and dreams of so many in the past!

PamYla said...

Great column. Do you ever read your comments or visit others?

Serena said...

Great column, Anita! :)

Anita Davies said...

Thanks Joan. Wednesday was a lovely evening here so we all sat outside and painted acrylic plein air!

Thanks Margaret!

Joan that's exactly how it felt, it was a truly amazing visit.

Hi Pamyla and thank you! I certainly do read my comments,I value each and every one but often don't have time to answer them until a few days later. At least twice a week I try to have a couple of hours when I reply.
I do visit other's blogs and flickr accounts on a daily basis and leave my mark while I am there. :)

Thanks Serena

Alina Chau said...

Lovely drawing

Anita Davies said...

Thankyou Alina.