BOVINGDON

KIDLINGTON

CHELMSFORD / BASILDON

MINI SHOWS

 

AUTOJUMBLE, BIKE JUMBLE & BOAT BITS
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NEXT BOVINGDON BBC
6th Summer Show & JUMBLE,
Sunday 6th of July..  2014.
Show your Car or Bike , for Free.
WILL THE RESIDENT BOVINGDON GHOST APPEAR AT THE NEXT SHOW ?

THE VENUE

Bovingdon Airfield, Upper Bourne End Lane,

Bourne End, Hertfordshire. HP1 2RR 

Directions: " Bovi " has many entrances, so please note the one that we use.

The Venue is about 4 miles from the M25 ~ J20  or J8 of the M1.

FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS

Leave the A41, at the exit signed Bourne End Mills Industrial Estate and Services Area.

Approaching from the M25, when you turn off the A41 into the access road, turn 1st LEFT into Upper Bourne End Lane ( this is before you go under the A41 ).  From the Aylesbury direction, keep left at the mini roundabout, and turn RIGHT at the next one, this will take you under the A41, the first right is the Lane.

Signs will be on the Access Roads, but we are not allowed to place any on the A41 itself.

We do NOT use the Market Entrance


CONSIDER SELLING YOUR CLASSIC, IN THE AUTOMART SECTION
All on Hard Standing, Park Adjacent to the Show . New Dedicated Bike Parking Area
Bob Hope at Bovingdon 1943
Bob and Tony 1943

MORE BOVINGDON HISTORY AND WARTIME PICS SOON


Wartime Photo at Bovingdon
WW2 American Air Crew 1943

Link for 1948 Brelin Airlift

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Blockade


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BOB HOPE/World War II/Bovingdon
 
Actor Burgess Meredith, who served as a director of the USO in Britain
during World War II, wrote about Bob Hope in a letter to Paulette Goddard:
"The most wonderful thing about England right now is Bob Hope. The boys in
camp stand in the rain, and they crowd into halls so close you can't
breathe, just to see him.
He is tireless and funny, and full of responsibility, too, although he
carries it lightly and gaily. There isn't a hospital ward that he hasn't
dropped into and given a show; there isn't a small unit anywhere that isn't
either talking about is jokes or anticipating them. What a gift laughter is!
Hope proves it."
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In the beginning of July, 1943, Bob Hope brought his USO troupe to Bovingdon
to entertain the men and women stationed there.
His troupe consisted of singer/actress Frances Langford, guitarist Tony
Romano, comedians Jerry Colona and Jack Pepper.

Above and below are some of the personal photographs taken by "Major, Nate Fox",
Senior Medical Officer and Surgeon, who was stationed at Bovingdon Air base 1942 to 1945,
We would like to thank his family for allowing us all to share in this part of the Airfield's long and varied history,
and permission to use the Pictures.
Needless to say, there will be more Bovi history soon, watch this space........
in fact, can you contribute anything ?
Lest we forget.
 

Francis Langford 1943
FL leaving Bovingdon Officers Mess 1943
Bob Hope, Frances Langford & Tony Romano 1943
The Boys Entertained 1943
Kay Frances & Major Nate Fox
Short Snorter
Bedford O Type
Commercials at Bovingdon
1969 Volga Putin has an early one too
Putin has one too
Classic Dodge Pickup
Super Dodge Pickup
Bovingdon Autojumble
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Bikes at Bovingdon Autojumble
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The Unusual at Bovingdon BBC
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Classic Bikes at Bovingdon BBC
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Custom Cars at Bovingdon BBC
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Pre War Cars at Bovingdon BBC
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Ford Parts at Bovingdon BBC
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Brooklands Racer at Bovingdon BBC
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Boats at Bovingdon BBC
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