Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend 4-5th September

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svas_volunteer wrote:
Fri 27 Aug 2021, 7:39 am
Where do you know the phrase Cooks tour from?
https://www.merriam-webster.com/diction ... 27s%20tour

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Re: Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend 4-5th September

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svas_volunteer wrote:
Fri 27 Aug 2021, 7:39 am
andygolfer wrote:
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 5:05 pm
BrawlerO wrote:
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:50 am
I know SW just updated their website but the new pages are a hot mess right now! The airshow info is hidden away…

Agreed! I did eventually find the vintage weekend event and thought it wise to copy a link so to save anyone else the anguish of a Cooks tour of the website looking for it here is the link: https://www.shuttleworth.org/product/vintageweekend/
If I need to find it again I shall look here as it will be far easier than searching the website again ​-

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Hi Andy completely agree with the website, seems to have not been set up with phones in mind... Just a quick question you said to avoid the "anguish of a Cooks tour of the website"
Where do you know the phrase Cooks tour from?

Steve

It's one I picked up years ago but not sure where, I thought it was quite common really and I've heard it many times. It may have been from one of Mike Harding's monologues, it's the sort of line he uses but I can't guarantee it was him.
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Hi Andy, the reason I was asking is my fiancee is the granddaughter of Charles Cook of Biggleswade who ran a bus tour company around europe and the uk from the 60s to the 90s and Cook's Tours was one of the names they used over the years and just wondered if it was a local thing or just as it seems a common turn of phrase.

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svas_volunteer wrote:
Fri 27 Aug 2021, 7:39 pm
Hi Andy, the reason I was asking is my fiancee is the granddaughter of Charles Cook of Biggleswade who ran a bus tour company around europe and the uk from the 60s to the 90s and Cook's Tours was one of the names they used over the years and just wondered if it was a local thing or just as it seems a common turn of phrase.

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I would say it was a common phrase years ago, as I must admit I've not heard it for a long time. I'm from the North West.
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It comes from Thomas Cook, it’s a well-known phrase nationally and isn’t a local Bedfordshire thing.

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Mike wrote:
Fri 27 Aug 2021, 8:19 pm
It comes from Thomas Cook, it’s a well-known phrase nationally and isn’t a local Bedfordshire thing.
Yep, ran his first 'tour' in the 1830s
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The resident Spitfire has been up practising for the last hour. Fabulous

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Anyone else got the email with the flying schedule in it. Apparently the Swordfish is displaying.

The Classic Racers De Havilland Comet, Hawk Speed 6, Two Mew Gulls Shuttleworth
The Vintage Executive Miles Gemini Visiting act
The Vintage Navy Fairey Swordfish from the Fly Navy Heritage Trust Visiting act
The Vintage Competition
Celebrating the 1924 Lympne Light Aircraft trials
ANEC II, Hawker Cygnet, English Electric Wren Shuttleworth
The Vintage Aerobatics Focke-Wulf Stieglitz Visiting act
The Vintage Bomber Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast
The Vintage Glider Fauvel glider towed by the Cub and with a DH51 ‘Miss
Kenya’ as the ‘Joker’ Shuttleworth
The Formation Aerobatics Stampe Team Visiting act
The First World War
Sopwiths Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Triplane Shuttleworth
The Reds Royal Air Force Red Arrows Flypast Visiting act
The Russians Supermarine Spitfire MkIX and Polikarpov Po2
Visiting and
Shuttleworth
The Vintage Pair Two First World War SE5As flying together Visiting and
Shuttleworth
The First World War Avro 504K, Nieuport 17, Bristol Fighter, F2B Bristol M1C Visiting and
Shuttleworth
The Second World War Supermarine Spitfire, Westland Lysander Shuttleworth
The Edwardians Wind permitting: Avro Triplane, Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin,
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A nice lineup, but the Lancaster and Swordfish won’t be there.

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I got the same email and I was surprised that it hadn't been updated in line with their website, it's not like the Lancaster and Swordfish were only cancelled today. Even so, I'm looking forward to it.

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To be honest I was surprised to see both the Lanc and Swordfish there, but one can always hope.
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Got all excited for a moment then seeing the Swordfish on the display, i'm guessing it's still not flying ?

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Is there a cut-off for ordering tickets today?
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Just booked my ticket half hour ago.no problem

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I see the Red Arrows flypast is at 18:55. A little late!

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Yep, they are making a welcome visit on their way home. No way to be there earlier.

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Does anybody know what time the Hangar 11 Spitfire is displaying today? Thanks!

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And so ends another excellent show at old warden

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Did many stay for the Red's ?. I had to leave before 5 as I had a rather beetroot head that was getting quite sore. But other than tht I thought it was an excellent show.
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Mooshie1956 wrote:
Sun 05 Sep 2021, 9:48 pm
Did many stay for the Red's ?. I had to leave before 5 as I had a rather beetroot head that was getting quite sore. But other than tht I thought it was an excellent show.

Got home about an hour ago, i'd say a fair few people stayed for the Reds.

I've been to all but 1 of the shows at OW this year and I think this could have been the best yet, weather wise it was immense. Flying for Fun comes very close though...

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It was another great day out, for various reasons for me. The lack of cars in the "main" area really opened the place up and the increased trade stands only served to help the general airshow feel- felt very , well, normal. Some lovely flying as ever, my only disappointment was the other SE5 going tech- typical! Hope the Stampes found their way home sans map and I'm sure a bit ironing will sort the Bleriot out....
The extra few miles to gain entrance is a pain but it makes sense I guess..
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what a superb show!
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Agree with previous comments, this was a great show! The Dakota used the curve-display nicely :-)

A really good mix of display items, and the good selection of road vehicles was nice to see.... finally go a decent (sunny) shot of 'The Ivel' tractor without too much clutter around it - where mesh-fencing was used, this was green which is far better in the photos than the usual orange, so excellent thought to do this!

Lovely to see the Bleriot airborne, which I normally manage to miss, but trust the heavy landing hasn't done too much damage apart from the fabric.

The new entrance worked well for us - we live closer to the new road, and no queue when we arrived 1245.

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