Photo's of the wreath laying ceremony on behalf of Joanne Kledaras, niece of Joe Carbonella and his crew mates.
The pupils and teachers of the Sybil Andrews Academy who took part in today's ceremony.
Whilst on the tour of the control tower, we were invited to attend an impromptu meeting with the group! It was an honour being requested to stay, and interesting to say the least! This group photo, in all the years of the memorials existence, within its curtelege is the first!
The remarks in the visitor’s book makes it all worthwhile; “Thanks for preserving our history”, “A lovely day, thank you”, “Awesome experience, “Fantastic, thank you”.
It is not very often you can say you have met a real life hero, but
Len Manning is one. He was telling us how he bailed out of a Lancaster Bomber over France in WWII, and what happened while on the run from the Germans. And then he told us about the day he met the pilot who shot him down! What an amazing guy.
Here he is with Tower Chairman, Graham Sage.
Here is Len, in his RAF Uniform, during World War II.
Newspaper clipping, telling Len's Story.
The Tower was open to the public, for the first time in 2019, on the 21st of April.
The tea room was ready for it's first visitors.
The Tower looks fantastic in the morning sun.
There are plenty of new displays for the new season.
A lot of the rooms have also had a make over.
There is plenty to see, and lots of Tower history to read about.
The Tower Control area has been returned to it's original look.
There is a fantastic view from the top of the Tower.
We were also visited by a local bike club, during the morning.