The Joy of Old Warden

Saturday, 11 May 2024 15:16

One of the benefits from living in this corner of Cambridgeshire is proximity to Old Warden Aerodrome which houses the Shuttleworth Collection and the Swiss Garden. It means a short drive gives me access to two things I enjoy, landscaped gardens and historic aeroplanes. Where can you wander through a garden and pop in to see the oldest original flying machine on the planet, a Bleriot XI from 1909 amongst other aviation treats. Not only are these planes there they fly, like the Avro Anson which was preparing for Sunday’s air show. Here are a few snaps from yesterday which also was a nice opportunity to catch up with friends for a refreshment in the refurbished cafe.