Lancaster over Throapham

Just when I really needed a camera…

Yesterday afternoon Ann and I were playing cricket in the garden with our grand children when we heard the sound of an aircraft. Soon the unmistakeable outline of a Lancaster Bomber came into few, approaching the house low over the fields from the Brookhouse direction.

The Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had been to the unveiling of a memorial plaque at the nearby village of Old Edlington.

It came in really very low and passed directly over our house before disappearing from view over Dinnington.


A similar thing happened with the Red Arrows a few years back. I recall I was up an apple tree at the time when they roared low across the house on their way to an event.