Norfolk Branch Take to the Skies @ the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre

Phil and Sarah joined Andy and Denise, David, Tony J and Jane and myself for breakfast in "The Queen of Iceni" Riverside, Norwich, following which, Jane made her way home and we started our ride via Riverside Road, Salhouse Road, NDR, towards Fakenham and Sculthorpe, Phil and Sarah peeled off during this route towards Scarborough. The rest of us had a good journey, finally parking in front of the RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre where we met Colin on his immaculate 1962 CB77. Ian, my contact and the driving force behind the Centre came out to greet, take a couple of photos and welcome us in. He gave us a brief insight into the large, former U.S. Air Force base (housing up to 10,000 service personnel during it's post-war years), then left us as we quietly walked around their impressive display of exhibits. Although the Centre is very popular and quite busy, Ian was on hand to answer questions about the airbase's history, I remember going to an Open Day there in the fifties but I was very, very young at the time!! A few of us had the obligatory coffee/tea and a slice of cake, just to boost the funds a little whilst having a good catch-up in he main hall. Later, when we had all seen enough of the interesting displays, we parted and slowly made our own various way home.
I would like to thank Ian for all the assistance during the lockdowns to finally get us to the Heritage Centre and for being a great host. As quite a few of the branch regulars were off doing other things there is talk of organising another rideout later which I will do if I get enough interest and if any nearby branches are looking for somewhere interesting to ride to, this is a very good place to visit.