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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