20 April 2010

Saturday, 20th April 1940

Very mild, dull, showers on and off all day. Flew the usual lightweight on the Common with best results yet. Spooner boys and their uncle also came. Alan's machine with the twin gear made very long distance flights.

Fred flew model aircraft, but was equally fascinated by railway engines. This LNER locomotive was photographed by Uncle Fred, with his accurate sketch on the back. (Amateur photographers often printed their own photos on paper pre-printed on the reverse as a postcard. There have also been several series of professionally printed railway locomotive postcards. Can any expert identify this engine?)  

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