One Pub, Two Churches, Four Armored Vehicles

We have recently started to tackle our back garden and get it back under control.  Last bank holiday Sunday we picked up some plants for the patio pots to give us a bit of colour in the summer months.

Whilst planting up the pots I heard the rather distinctive throaty humming of a petrol engine plane in the skies above.  Shortly afterwards a Hawker Hurricane with D day landing markings came into view.  It circled around and then did a few aerobatic maneuvers before flying off into the distance.  We were left wondering why it was flying in our sleepy bit of the world.

It was only later when driving to my mum’s house for dinner, that I realised it must have been part of the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity event that was taking place that day.  It was organised by the landlord and lady of a pub (The Plough Inn) which is near to where my mum lives.  As we drove past the vicinity of the pub there was a crowd of people and there were crowd control barriers to stop anybody spilling out onto the road.  A marquee had been erected outside the pub and there was a handy fish and chip van nearby for those in need of a bite to eat.

Lined up in front of the pub, which was adorned with camouflage netting, were four armored vehicles; a Spartan, Sultan, Ferret and Scimitar. I recalled recently seeing a fire engine outside the pub and after briefly wondering if there was a problem I noticed several firemen on ladders putting up the cam netting.

We could hear the revelry carrying on into the evening whilst we sat in mum’s conservatory after dinner.

Well done the Plough Inn for arranging this community event that generates donations of money for such a worthy cause.

14 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2014

14 Responses to “Help for Heroes”

  1. Ayush says:

    enjoyable post. your knowledge and identification of the armoured vehicles is impressive Cherie!

  2. Ginnie says:

    YAY for pomp and circumstance…when you need it most. How fun, Cherry…and you got to see your mum, too. :)

  3. Anne says:

    Well done to the Landlord and Lady of the The Plough , such a good cause and a cause close to my heart, my dad ,, my husband and son (still in ) all were in the Royal Air Force .. l was brought up in it, married into it too. Well done.

  4. Did you take any pictures of the flypast?

  5. Wow! Cherie you are a font of knowledge, I really enjoyed reading this post, such wonderful photo’s and descriptive writing … good stuff,

    love di..xx

  6. Barbara says:

    I thought for a minute that it had crashed into the pub. Glad I was wrong!

  7. Mandy says:

    That is a worthy cause! I would have loved to see that display, I’m such a fan of old planes.