Judging by what my family bought back from the Kent Show at Detling today, the event certainly appears to offer great value and an equally good day out.
I couldn’t make it with several flying jobs to do today as far west as Minehead but I buzzed over the top of it on the way home and there’s a lot going on from what I could see.
Earlier, on the way back from Dunkeswell in Devon, I had wondered what the huge pall of smoke, almost like a volcanic eruption, was in front of me to the East. It turned out to be a brush fire at Hankley Common near Farnbourgh which has been burning for two days now and flames could clearly be seen through the thick pall of smoke that was blanketing the south of the country as far as Winchester. We’re lucky here that the wind is blowing in the opposite direction.