A few hours at Shuttleworth

By | 27th March 2021

With lockdown getting close to the end, hopefully we can all travel further afield in the Future. Hopefully I have had my  final local lockdown walk/exercise all within the governments  guidelines.
This time I met up with my friend Brian Reid to take in a trip to nearby Old Warden,  to explore what the Shuttleworth estate has got to offer. Arrived at 10-15 am and being a member of the Shuttleworth Veteran Aviation Society, (SVAS) free access was granted  to the Swiss gardens as well as other attractions , but unfortunately due to lockdown the aircraft hangers was closed, saying that there was a couple of aircraft on the airfield doing engine runs aswell as doing a couple of flight tests.

By taking advantage of a walk around the Swiss Gardens it was very pleasant indeed with spring like flowers mixed with sunshine and the occasional rain shower made it a great opportunity to take some images, it is not that often I take up the opportunity to have a walk round the grounds.

After spending a couple of hours walking around the gardens it was time to see if any aircraft were still on the airfield, only one, A De-Havilland Chipmunk which had just landed after its small display, never mind there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph the collection of aircraft during the year.

Had a nice few hours at Shuttleworth with my friend Brian, nice to catch up with him, it is hoped that as of the 29th March we can all get out a lot more, when the stay at home rule changes  and we all can get back to some sense of normality, well if you can call it that.