Archive for May, 2010

full house

Posted: May 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Jackie & I have sent Les & Stasia off on a well earned break to a Spa for the weekend, so we have Vikki, Sam & Charlie staying over and Thom has come home from Uni too plus Bekki, Jess, Jacki & me it’s a full house!

Sam went to Skate uk and asked if I could take some pics of him………go on then! 🙄

Happy Birthday Les

Posted: May 28, 2010 in Uncategorized


Happy Birthday Les
Have a great day, see you later x

Jess’s Birthday

Posted: May 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Happy 6th Birthday Jess x

Posted: May 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Happy 6th Birthday Jess

Lots of love,

Auntie Jackie, Uncle Graham, Thom & Bekki x

A LANCASTER bomber designed in Chadderton will fly low over the town tomorrow in tribute to the centenary of the world famous company which built it.

Alliot Verdon Roe (A V Roe) founded the first company in the world for the sole purpose of designing and manufacturing flying machines, in Manchester in 1910.

His factories — known as Avro’s — included the massive Greengate operation in Chadderton which produced, among many famous aircraft, the war-winning Lancaster bomber.

In Oldham, during the Second World War, there were 29,000 people employed building Lancasters, including night shifts and sub-contractors across the town.

The Lancaster, with its distinctive silhouette and four Merlin engines, will fly over Chadderton and Manchester on May 16, to mark the anniversary.

It will dip to 100ft at Manchester airport, then rise to 1,000ft and is expected over the site of the AVRO factory in Greengate, now BAe Systems, at 4.38pm, travelling from Manchester centre towards Chadderton.

The prototype AVRO Lancaster made its first flight from Manchester’s Ringway Airport on January 9, 1941, and a total of 7,377 Lancasters were built throughout the war, each costing £45,000 to £50,000, approximately equivalent to £1.4 million to £1.6 million today.

Designed in Chadderton by Roy Chadwick, the Lancaster was the aircraft chosen for the heroic raids on German dams in heavy industrialised valleys, immortalised by the film “The Dambusters”.

And after the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, the Lancasters and other bombers took the war into the German heartlands.

The fly-past begins at 4.25pm from Manchester Airport. At 4.35pm it will fly over Manchester Town Hall and the Brownsfield Mill in Great Ancoats Street — the location of AV Roe’s first factory — travelling towards Oldham.

l The timings are all approximate and if the weather is against the aircraft, it will fly in the reverse direction, starting above the BAe factory at Greengate at 4 25pm.

Peter Kay Tour

Posted: May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

What a great night, Rick Astey was excellent (not sure Thom was impressed 😆 ) Peter Kay was amazing, my sides are sore with laughter. Thans again Thom great night!

This is a few clips I shot with my camera, a  little taster of the show I dont want to spoil it for you! 😉