Just across the fields from us is The Mid Suffolk Light Railway Heritage Museum and they held their annual "Middy at War" event so we went to have a look.
The first nice thing was they have a discounted entry for villagers.......half price.
The steam train with passenger carriages was chugging up and down the track. It's only quarter of a mile long at the moment but they have permission to extend another quarter mile............they just need to raise more funds.
There were several old military vehicles, a Home Guard display, a couple of stalls selling vintage bits and bobs.
I succumbed to temptation and bought a book (no surprise there, although in my defence this is the only book I've bought all month!) to add to my WWII Home Front collection-
Then they had a display of American and British Army firing guns.LOUD. Quite a few people came dressed up for the period, something I'd quite like to get involved with I think, although it's really just standing around all day.........so maybe not.
Son and Daughter in Law met us there and we looked round for a while, had a ride on the train, a hotdog and drink each and then home again. The sun was shining but by golly the wind was chilly.
There was no RAF Memorial Flight flypast due to the weather being too windy for the planes to take off from RAF Coningsby - their home base- disappointing.
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