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Lancaster Bomber!


I was sat in the garden this afternoon after doing a bit of tidying up i thought i’d earned a rest, when all of a sudden i heard a low rumbling, (thought i was hungry for a minute LOL) it got louder and louder and then just over my head was a Lancaster bomber!! I could see the pilot, could have given him a cuppa he was so close!! Of course i didn’t have my camera with me, so i ran up the garden (no mean feat for me) to get it bumped into hubby coming out the door with his camera, he went to the front of the house i went to the back, it was a sight to behold and the noise!!

It was Gala day in Scunthorpe, every year (for donkeys years) the Steelworks have held a Gala day in June, in the morning there are races and football matches for the workers children (they win good prizes too) then in the afternoon its open to all with stalls and sideshows a fair and a main arena where there are the usual things like police motorbike riders display, Falconry,
sheepdog trials etc., a good show and its very popular. There is usually a fly past of some sort one year was parachutists ‘dropping’ in literally! Last year (think it was last year) we had spitfires fly over, they were noisy too!!
The bomber went round once and then banked over the town to turn to come round again,

Well that made the afternoon exciting!! Hope you enjoy the photos.

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wowee these are great shots

well done both of you

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14 Jun, 2009


Amazing shots. A real graceful old lady ~ the Lancaster I mean! He he he! sorry could not resist it!

14 Jun, 2009


Bet it was loud! Great photos there. :-)

14 Jun, 2009


Great photos SK. Let's hope these keep flying for many years to come. Well done.

14 Jun, 2009


great photes i bet you are pleased with them .

14 Jun, 2009


I enjoyed the photos but I don't enjoy it when those ****** low jets come screaming at hundreds of miles an hour just above my roof !!! I think they're insane !!

15 Jun, 2009


Lovely photos. I love it when planes come over the garden low, But my cat and birds dont

15 Jun, 2009


You wouldn't like the deafening noise they make here. It makes my head pound.

15 Jun, 2009


How great that you both had your cameras handy for these wonderful shots.

15 Jun, 2009


Wow! How did you manage to shoot such a great picture from above it? Do you live in a high tower and the plane passed low beneath? I remember these planes very well and together with Spitfires they were among my favourites during the War. I can't remember the name of one with a double fuselage so must do a search. We used to wave to the pilots and they literally skimmed the chimney pots. Not so noisy as those dreadful fighters that come and go in a flash leaving one deafened and turned to jelly! Or is that just an 'age' thing?
I must read about you to find out if you like sewing.

18 Jun, 2009


No it just flew over the house simplylyn, my husband has a all singing all dancing camera!!! the ones i took with my little digital were too far away, his has a telephoto lens.
Yes i like sewing"!! there are some photos on my pics of some of the crosstitch pics i've done.

19 Jun, 2009


It flew over us too SK,I love the sound of the Lancaster bomber.I think there is only one capable of flying now so you managed to get some great photos. I'm afraid I had my digital too it looked like a bird in the distance lol !

19 Jun, 2009

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