The great aircraft manufacturing tradition at Woodford in Cheshire, is coming to an end. The runway is to be replaced with a new housing development.
This prompted the following [Friday 6th August 2016]. Note this tiger moth has a sting in its tail.
I took a little tiger mothOn its last journey, today.We started out from Woodford,Where before, great planes were builtIn peacetime and in war.It was sunny.Blue skies, no windAll clear on the smooth unhurried run.So smooth, I hardly noticed the familiar sights.We approached Bramhall, where they are building nowTo speed the flow of Cheshire traffic to the airport.It was only as we arrived, and I stopped the engineThat I noticed my companion,The beautiful tiger mothSecurely strapped inAnd attached to my driving mirror.