KIRKLEES NAVY DAY
- 11th SEPTEMBER 2011
The forecast for the day was not
good, with high winds and storms forecast from 10am onwards. So what, we thought
- we are committed to fulfil our promise to attend Kirklees Navy Day. When we
left Chesterfield at 0700hrs it was 16 degrees C and broken cloud. As we
travelled up there the weather got better, not worse. When we arrived at just
after 0800hrs there was not a cloud in the sky and it was almost 20 degrees C.
Terry and myself put up the Gazebo and laid out the tables ready for other
members arrival. By 0900hrs everyone who was coming was there and models
displayed, that being: Terry, Ken, Alan, Bill, Tony and myself. We had hoped
that more members would have displayed however, some were on holiday or
committed to other things.
The day rolled on and the weather stayed dry throughout, apart from a few spits
of rain during the raffle. Terry won a fishing chair so he can sit down while
watching his ship sail around the lake. Throughout the day there were warships
and submarines on the lake displaying their wares and abilities, a beautiful
sight of models that had taken many an hour to build, some as long as five years.
There was tea, coffee and light refreshments available throughout the day,
courtesy of Kirklees member's wives. Thank you ladies. Stan was busy organising
throughout the day and did a brilliant job of ensuring everything ran smoothly,
with the help of his large team of member helpers. Thanks for a lovely day guys
and gals, we really enjoyed it and hope to see you all at ours on 2nd October