A great day was had at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage open day on Saturday 22nd September. The event consisted of Lancaster taxy runs, Mosquito MX-11 start ups, live music, charity auction, valuation day and factual talks. The centre opened for the day in order to raise funds to help towards the ‘Just Jane’ project.
The ‘Just Jane’ Project, has been set up to try and get the Lancaster owned by the centre back up in flight, which is certainly no easy task. The maintenance of such an aircraft alone has very high costs, and every extra penny raised will help towards the cause.
The day saw a large variety of people from all backgrounds, coming along to have a glimpse at the Lancaster and enjoy the variety of activities on offer. The weather also helped with a good strong sun all day, to help people enjoy the spectacle that was Just Jane.
Golding Young were asked along to help with the day to offer free valuations and to conduct the charity auction. The day started out extremely busy with many people rushing to view the lots on offer and registering to bid for the afternoon’s auction.
Valuer’s Alastair McPhie-Mieklejon, Colin Young and Kirsty Young were also kept busy, with individuals bringing an array of items for valuation. From watches to jewellery, to aviation memorabilia. After the buzz of the busy morning it was then time for Colin Young principal auctioneer of Golding Young to take to the rostrum for the charity auction.
The charity auction itself consisted of 26 lots, which in total raised £7,600 for the cause. Highlights included lot 3 a Seth Allen Copper, Lancaster model, fetching £2,000. Along with lot 1 the Lancaster Taxy run achieving £1,300.
Colin Young MRICS – Principal Auctioneer from Golding Young said: “It has been a really good day, with a good mix of people. The prices achieved have certainly been of a high standard, and the support for the event was incredible. With an interest in aviation myself it was certainly a very interesting day seeing the Lancaster and everything else the aviation heritage centre has on offer. It is certainly worth a visit for anyone looking for a fun day out!”