Monday, 3 September 2012

Nicola Benedetti, WWII planes and a Chinese coin

Nicola Benedetti photo courtesy of
On Saturday we were relaxing at home when a familiar noise sent me to the balcony to see a trio of World War II planes fly by heading east to the Shoreham air show. According to the programme the planes were an Avro Lancaster B1, a Supermarine Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane IIc. I prepared the camera in case any more appeared and was rewarded when a roar took me to the window to witness an Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 swoop by. Later the trio returned and I was able to grab a couple of shots.
Avro Lancaster B1
Hawker Hurricane IIc
Avro Vulcan B2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B2 XH558
On Sunday morning my detecting club had a dig and I found a Chinese coin and a very worn Georgian halfpenny before rain and lack of other finds sent us home.
Chinese coin
Chinese coin details: Diameter: 23.20mm Thickness: 1.60mm Weight: 3.20 grams 

After lunch we collected Jackie and enjoyed a matinee concert at Worthing Assembly Hall with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra and guest artist Nicola Benedetti. The concert was brilliant and Nicola was superb as usual. This is the fourth time we have seen her perform locally. 
This was the programme:
Froissart Op 19 - Sir Edward Elgar
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor Op 26 - Max Bruch featuring  Nicola
Symphony No 7 in D minor Op 70 - Antonín Dvorá

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