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Roll on the weekend

From Rollers to rock and rollers, there was something for everyone at the Memorial on Sunday (11 June).

The glorious summer’s day saw members of the South East Section of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club bring their highly polished, lovingly cared-for machines for their annual pilgrimage to the Memorial, giving visitors an extra treat.

As usual there was an impressive variety of iconic machinery on display alongside the National Memorial to the Few, from carefully restored vintage models through to modern-day head-turners. Club members donated £70 to the Trust and are already planning to return next year.

Meanwhile on the steps of The Wing, the Shepway and Hythe U3A Swing Band – featuring our own Nick Taylor, a regular volunteer at the site, on alto sax – entertained visitors with a range of upbeat tunes.

Events at the site add another dimension to a visit to The Memorial, while the groups who join us for the day contribute to our funds and help the charity continue to maintain the site. Another attraction for summer visitors is the chance to see a Spitfire from Biggin Hill or Headcorn overflying the Memorial and paying its own tribute to the Few.

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