RAF base celebrated during charity concert
PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 October 2017
A concert and family day to raise money for a church tower raised more than £2,000.
The Flowerdown Concert in Locking Parklands celebrated the former Royal Air Forces base in the village, which was open from 1939 to 1999.
The event also raised money for the tower appeal of St Augustine’s Church in Locking, as it needs £200,000 to be refurbished.
A free exhibition of photos and memorabilia from the base were on display and RAF personnel who lived and worked there were also there to meet and great people.
Weston MP John Penrose, alongside treasurer Richard Colkin, was also on hand to accept a cheque for £500 on behalf of the appeal from event sponsor Drive Vauxhall.
The event, which took place on Saturday, also featured a performance from the Parklands Singers and an evening show from the RAFA Concert Band performed to a packed marquee of 250 people.