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Lightning in a field?
« on: August 29, 2011, 12:16:06 PM »
Wev'e had the weekend camping in Lincolnshire.
While driving around we drove past a cracking looking Lightning in a field. Got the number XM192. Just wondered if anyone knows anything about it? how it comes to be there? Also a sad looking Hunter i think also in a field?
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 12:20:17 PM »
Where's the field?
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 12:39:19 PM »
XM192 isn't in a field, it's at the Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre near Woodhall Spa: http://www.thorpecamp.org.uk

The Hunter just up the road is in a field though!
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 01:05:28 PM »
Thanks Tim and Damien, yes it would have been Thorpe Camp, just looked on the map ;)  
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 07:33:57 PM »
Went to Thorpe camp last month, very good. if your in the area well worth a visit. :D
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 08:38:12 PM »
We had a couple of hours in a pub called the Bluebell. Full of Lancaster pics and the ceiling was covered in signatures of pilots and crew. I believe the Dambusters used it as their local?   Cracking meal and the Landlord made us very welcome :)
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 08:48:14 PM »
Interesting place isn't it, their steaks are wonderful!!  :D
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 10:02:54 PM »
try the bakery in woodhall spa, yum yum , or the ebbrington arms nr conningsby for a meal :D
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2011, 12:34:12 PM »
Thanks will try those places, hopefully if weather ok back there this weekend :)
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 04:52:02 PM »
Try also the Museum at East Kirkby (very well worth a visit, with its taxying Lancaster, Hampden project etc.). There's also the 106 museum at Methringham. Thorpe Park (Where the Lightning resides) holds many paper records, which are not on general display.

I grew up in Woodhall Spa, although it's many years since I've lived there.
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 05:21:01 PM »
Andy Marson, DT and I do the newsletter and printing for Metheringham the museum is only open on Wednesdays and weekends.

Dee treat yourself to drink at the Petwood Hotel - the Officers Mess of the Dambusters for a time and ask to see the Squadron bar.
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Re: Lightning in a field?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 09:01:16 PM »
NOW you all come up with good places to eat when I've got home!! We were wondering where to eat near Coningsby :lol:
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