Gallery: Plough and propeller day pleases crowd

MEMORIES of a bygone era returned to Rougham Airfield on Saturday and Sunday with the Ploughs to Propellers 1940s weekend.

MEMORIES of a bygone era returned to Rougham Airfield on Saturday and Sunday with the Ploughs to Propellers 1940s weekend.

The sound of steam traction engines, vintage tractors, and around 200 military vehicles and aircraft filled the air with nostalgia.

Thousands of people turned out on a weekend for the older generation to reminisce and youngsters to live and learn about a time they can only imagine.

Unfortunately due to the windy weather on Saturday a vast majority of the air displays were unable to take place.


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However, yesterday's bright and sunny weather gave the aerial event a lift with more than 100 aircraft on display.

In keeping with the 1940s theme, singer Fiona Harrison with her “Forces Sweetheart” repertoire serenaded the crowds with hits from more than 60 years ago.

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Classic commercial vehicles, cars, motorbikes down to scooters and motorbikes also cruised the show ring.

Peter Eager, manager of Rougham Airfield, said: “It's been absolutely brilliant. We have also had some blistering displays by Bury Model Club that really have been an eye opener.

“There's been a tremendous amount going on. We have had a substantial number of military vehicles and all the traders seem very happy. People are very happy indeed.”

All profits from the event will be donated to Rougham Airfield's sponsored charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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