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News from Seething Control Tower

…from Tony Jeckells, Chairman, Seething Tower Association…

Station-146-at-Seething

This year Seething Control Tower celebrated 25 years as a museum and on Sunday 6 May (our first open day of the season) around 700 visitors came along despite the weather being chilly and damp as it had been made aware that there would be a fly in by the Hardwick Warbirds (unfortunately due to the inclement weather it didn’t take place). However the tombola, photographic exhibition and delicious home cooked refreshments were enjoyed by all on the day. The remainder of the open days, which take place on the first Sunday of every month from May until October, have seen a very good influx of visitors, both regular and first timers with the highlight of the season being the annual Charity Day on Sunday 9 September when 5000 visitors enjoyed a 12-event flying display on a beautiful warm sunny day. However for the volunteer staff at Seething Control Tower the activities carry on throughout the Winter with a programme of illustrated talks at Brooke Village Hall on the first Thursday of every month from November until April 2013. The evenings commence at 7.30pm, admission being £2.50 with refreshments and a raffle. The schedule for this Winter is as follows:

1 November: The German Air Defence (The Last Chance) by Richard Mann of the Lowestoft Illustrated Talks Company

6 December: The 392nd Bomb Group Wendling by John Gilbert

3 January 2013: The Berghapton War Memorial, (The Search for 50 Missing Men) by John Ling

7 February 2013: Norwich City in the Blitz by Steve Snelling

4 April 2013: Oversexed, Overpaid and Over Here (The USAAF in England) by Ian McLachlan.

http://www.norfolkheritage.co.uk/south-and-central-norfolk/station-146-control-tower-museum

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Calling All Air Enthusiasts!

Clear your calendar THIS Sunday and make your way to Seething!

This year’s Seething Airfield Charity Airday will be full of excitement and thrills with aircraft representing the earliest days of flying through to those reaching the pinnacle of modern aerobatics. Visit the Air Day website for all the details.

from Seething Air Day 2010

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by | September 4, 2012 · 9:00 am

Hollywood in Norfolk (and vice versa)

In an article on Wednesday, The Guardian named Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo the greatest film of all time, upsetting long-standing favourite Citizen Kane. Well done to its late star, James Stewart, former Lieutenant Colonel of the 448th Bomb group! Here’s a link to the full article.

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Photo: Seething in the Snow

We have been sent this photo from Tony Jeckells (Seething Control Tower Museum) taken by Mike Page at Seething Air Field last weekend. You can learn more about the museum that’s housed inside the control tower here: http://www.seethingtower.org/

Photo Credit: Mike Page

 

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