…from Tony Jeckells, Chairman, Seething Tower Association…
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.