The Sky's the Limit!

Posted on 22nd Aug 2018 by Corton House

What a day Wally and his friends had at Duxford thanks to the support from Barford hire for the mini bus and John Lewis customer delivery hub who paid for the fuel.

Wally was a spitfire pilot. When a member of Corton House staff said that she had been to Duxford he said that he would like to go again. This led to a chain reaction of phones calls being made and one or two favours called in.

So, on the 1st of August seven residents/tenants from Corton House Residential and Independent Living ventured on a journey to Duxford along with three care staff and their manager Mr. Graham Moore. A husband/wife team namely Tim and Rosemary Clarke kindly volunteered to drive and off they all went on a very hot summer’s day – water bottles at the ready!!

Everyone had a fabulous time looking at Concorde and various aircraft only stopping for lunch and ice-cream! Wally had a special treat by being allowed in a restricted area to get up close and personal once again after all these years to a spitfire. He chatted away with one of the mechanics and clearly could still remember a lot of the controls. Everyone was thrilled that once again Wally could see a spitfire and the mechanic shook his hand to say, “thank you for all that you did for us”! An emotional end to a wonderful day.

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