10th October 2010 - Visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum

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Post by Citroenmad »

Id like to come to this, 9/10th would be good for me.

Tis a long way, 430 mile trip.
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Post by citroenesque »

Good for the car. So is this a date then chaps?
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Post by red_dwarfers »

10th of October is it :D

Prices copied and pasted from their website.
Autumn Air Show Prices
Advance ticket:
Infant (4 years or under) FREE
Child (5-15 years inclusive) £8.95
Adult (16-59 years) £22.45
Adult with FREE Child Offer £22.45
Senior (60 years or over) £17.95
Senior with FREE Child Offer £17.95
Student £11.65
Adult, Senior, Student - disabled £11.65
Child - disabled £8.95
Carer (one per disabled visitor) free

On the day ticket:
Infant (4 years or under) FREE
Child (5-15 years inclusive) £9.95
Adult (16-59 years) £24.95
Senior (60 years or over) £19.95
Student £12.95
Unemployed £12.95
Adult, Senior, Student - disabled £12.95
Child - disabled £9.95
Carer (one per disabled visitor) free
Friends of Duxford Adult £19.95
Friends of Duxford Senior £15.95
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Post by xantia_v6 »

I think I saw in the local paper that at the last air-show they were full to capacity, and even those with pre-booked tickets were denied entry after 12:30 :shock: . So better pre-book, and get there early :wink:
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The last display was the special Battle of Britain display and it promised decent weather too, so I'm not surprised it was popular; the autumn air show is always a little more relaxed. If we pre-book we'll be committed to turn up even if its raining and cloudy. Hang on... is that a good thing? :lol:

In the past I have turned up at about 7:40 am and got in OK - and found a good place to park up too. (My recommendation is the first to arrive head for the tank on the mound outside the Land Warfare Museum; there're some trees (or at least there were) there so park amongst them; careful consideration of spacing should allow slightly later arrivees to slip in (against the orders of the cadets maybe!) next to these pioneers (I'll be there in my green XM).

Anyone else going should PM their mobile numbers to me and we can do a sort of round robin.

In the past, when meeting up with a group (admittedly when we didn't all have mobiles) we tied bright orange ribbon to the aerials!
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Post by CitroJim »

10th October is good for me :D

Looking forward to it 8-)

The first one to spot an XUD powered aeroplane wins a small prize...
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Post by citroenesque »

And then run for cover!

See y'all there on the 10th 8-)
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Post by jgra1 »

I should be there :D not sure what in/ on.. maybe the bike or the coupe :shock: possibly the xant... although it's looking quite knocked about these days :D
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jgra1 wrote:I should be there :D not sure what in/ on.. maybe the bike or the coupe :shock: possibly the xant... although it's looking quite knocked about these days :D
Excellent :D Come up in a suitable vehicle, call in on me and you can collect the goodies you have here John! be great to see you 8-)
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Post by jgra1 »

good thinking Jim.. although I may need to get hold of them a little earlier :twisted: will figure something :D
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Post by CitroJim »

John.

If it is any help, I'll be in Twickenham on Sunday afternoon.

Don't know if we can arrange a rendezvous or something...
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Post by jgra1 »

will pm you Jim :D
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Post by tim leech »

Me, the Xantia and two passengers will be there!

If you see mr on the M1 or A14 give me a wave (or a tow)

Sir Jim will you bring your lexia to check all is well please!

Anyone wishing to meet up en-route let me know i am 101 miles from the museum.
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Post by citroenesque »

I intend to be parked up by 8 am. Although most will not want to be there that early, I thought I'd post a map of where I will be parking if I can. In my experience the cadets who direct the parking view the area near the Land Warfare Museum static tank and trees as a little ambiguous and I have in the past been able to park there even though that 'row' has been ostensibly full.

If you need to, spin a yarn about meeting up with an elderly relative etc... near there, even though they might want you to go elsewhere. It worked for me in the past!

If I get there early enough I might be able to park in such a way as to allow a couple more Citroens to squeeze in amongst the trees.

Anyway, it's not for me to arrange; but FYI, this is what I'm talking about.

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Post by red_dwarfers »

I shall be convoying down with Tim, I very much doubt we'll be there for 8am, would have to get up far too early :lol: