26 JUL 2009

The amazing Bleriot weekend

This weekend was the Bleriot weekend.  The 100th anniversay of the first flight across the English Channel.  And Dover celebrated in style - with my family I went to see all the flying at the Duke of Yorks and at the seafront.  There was so much going on, we even made it to the Coldred Steam Rally and the Deal and Betteshangar RFC funday. It really was one of those funpacked weekends where my feet hardly touched the ground! Our community is so great for family fun - I am keen to see so much more, get more tourists to visit and have more all year round action for families! On a more serious note, this weekend was also the 90th anniversary of the remebrance of the Dover Patrol. We will remember them.

Here is a brilliant YouTube video of all the excitement put together in record time by Mike of the Dover Pageant:

At the Duke of Yorks, I explained to Charlotte and Thomas what all the fuss was about . . .

 But Tom was far more interested in getting into this amazing veteran car!


While Charlotte tried her hand at Sumo wrestling at the RFC funday. Hmmm.


Tom and I had a great time at the steam rally.

On a more serious note, Cllr Ian Ward and I attended the Dover Patrol Service where the Sea Cadets once again distinguised themselves and made us all proud.








I think I might put together another of my little videos to show just how well we do family fun in South East Kent.  Congratulations to everyone who helped so many events such a great success.  It was just fantastic!


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