The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2009

Planes were coming over Abingdon early in the morning. This giant came over fairly low, banked steeply with lights blazing, and came back even lower - seen here from the Albert Park.

The other sign the airshow was happening were the traffic queues at midday stretching back from Dalton Barracks. I decided to beat the queues and cycled.

Here is the lumbering giant after it got to the show. People were queueing to look round inside.

The Mayor, Patrick Lonergan, was there (with sore feet after his sponsored walk), and so was the Chair of the Vale of White Horse District Council, Alison Rooke.

There were good crowds watching the fly overs. A lot of money must have been raised for the Air Ambulance fund.

While there I enjoyed photographing many other things, and here are some of the better pictures - a WWII style singer...

there were veteran vehicles of all kinds...

demonstrations and exhibitions of traditional arts like this one by the Home Front Friends...

and Radio Controlled Daleks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That "lumbering giant" is a C17 Globemaster III, of 99 Sqd. Brize Norton.

3 May 2009 22:36  
Anonymous This Charming Man said...

No, it's not, i's the Right Honourable Mayor, Patrick Lonergan.

5 May 2009 12:47  
Anonymous This Charming Man said...

That was meant to say 'it's the Right...', btw. Drat.

5 May 2009 12:49  

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