Saturday was spent wandering round Norwich, with a light lunch in a small bistro, before a bit of shopping thrown in for Gill.
Sunday was spent looking at more manly things, Dad and I took a trip out to the Norwich Aviation Museum at Horsham St Faith, near the airport. Quite an interesting museum, with a good history of the Norfolk Airbases in the second world war.
Plenty of more modern fighters and bombers on display.
|Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star|
|Gloster Meteor F8|
|Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2|
|English Electric Lighting|
|Avro Vulcan B2|
|Cessna and Fokker F27 Friendship|
A better day weather wise, we moved on for a quick look at the Bure Valley Railway, a 15 inch gauge railway on the trackbed of the old Wroxham to Aylsham, East Norfolk Railway (Later GER)
|15 inch loco built in the workshop at Aylsham.|
Not a great deal to see here as it is very much a commercial organisation aimed at the holiday makers unlike some preserved operations.
On the Monday we all went to Bressingham, Gill spent time in the garden centre and the gardens, whilst dad and I visited the museums. This is mainly railway orientated, a few traction engines and rollers, with a bit of a Dads Army museum thrown in, but still interesting.
|Postal Sorting Office|
|Traction Engines and road roller.|
|GNR Henry Oakley.|
|Beckton Gasworks loco.|
|GER Tank Loco.|
|Penryhn Quarry Loco.|
|Railway through the gardens.|
|Would not turn round!|
We followed this up with a visit to Billingford Windmill, which dad had read was open for Easter Monday, we waited to have a tour up the 5 floors to stand right up in the cap. Interesting little tour with a knowledgable chap who knew his mill well.
|Transfer gears from Sail Shaft to central shaft under cap.|
|Mill Stone floor. grain fed in through wooden trough.|
|Mill stone governors and flour shutes, fixed stone just visible|
So that was it for Easter, I think we managed to keep dad amused. He left this morning, just the short bike ride to Norwich, then train all the way to York.