Free ! - Spitfire display - a very parochial notice....

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...for those Forumites in the mid-Herts area of the U.K. This is my annual reminder for Burnham Green Village Day on Bank Holiday Monday (25th. August). What marks this out from most village fetes is a Spitfire display provided courtesy of John Romain, main man at ARC over at Duxford. John was brought up in the village and provides a suitable aircraft for a display slot at some point during the afternoon. He usually manages to alarm the uninitated by swoopimg down into a shallow valley behind the houses, a la Biggin Hill. If you stay outside the fete ground you can watch the display for free - if you go inside the fairground it'll cost you a quid or so, but you'll be able to access the portaloos and the Tombola stalls (wow indeed). Also be informed that the local hostelry - the White Horse, just behind the village green - is holding a beer festival that very day. Burnham Green can be found in the wild hinterland between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage. And if you see a lonely soul sitting, quietly sobbing, beneath the shade of a nearby tree - it'll be me, lamenting the fact that I didn't get tickets for Little Gransden the day before.
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John Romain is unavailable this year, so the display is being carried out in the more than capable hands of Sqn Ldr (Retd) Ian "Smithy" Smith, former OC BBMF.