Twinwood Events (Glenn Miller) Press Release (October '05)
Festival of organs and
Halloween weekend at the Tower.
The end of October is the end of the season at the Glenn Miller Museum, at Twinwood Airfield, Clapham. The museum is closing over the winter, and will reopen in March next year, and to mark this occasion a fairground organ festival is to be staged on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, when a huge number of vintage fair ground organs of all sizes, are coming to play from all over the country, along with brightly lit showman’s traction engines.
And to end the year with a spooky twist… On this same date, coinciding with Halloween there will be a special collection of accounts that have been documented after a whole host of recent paranormal activity, which has been experienced at Twinwood, by many different people. There has been so much ‘paranormal activity’ lately at Twinwood, that T.V.’s Derek Accorah & Daniella Westbrook’s Ghost Towns team visited just several weeks ago in September, and their findings were astonishing, and this will be televised in November. Also, other experts and authors in the paranormal field have visited Twinwood, and have all been excited by their findings. A recent overnight vigil by a group of experts in the WWII Administration building, close to the Tower proved to be quite a frightening experience. This special display will be at the Control Tower, along with photographs taken at Twinwood, showing what are believed to be ‘spirits’.
Visitors can then explore the Control Tower, Archaeology museum, the National Fire Service Museum, the German Bunker and The Motor Transport Section to see if they are able to witness anything for themselves, not forgetting to check out the Officers Mess Bar on the way round! Hot food will be available, and the gates open at 10.30am both days, and the Museum closes at 4pm both days. On Saturday the Officers Mess Bar and entertainment in the hangar will be open until 11pm, and outside the showman’s engines, and huge fairground organs will create a wonderful atmosphere.
The last weekend of the season! October 29th & 30th 2005. Entry is £3 for adults, and children 16yrs and under are free. (Twinwood Club members free entry with valid membership card)
More Details and future events at www.twinwoodevents.com
The Celebration of the
Life & Music of Glenn Miller.
Sunday 11th December 2005 12noon to 5pm
On the 15th December 1944 there was a thick freezing fog around most of East Anglia. The RAF had been grounded. Glenn Miller, the famous American bandleader was due to fly to Paris on that day. Glenn was running to a very tight schedule, the Allies were liberating Europe and Glenn Miller was due to conduct a series of Concerts in Europe starting in Paris. Glenn Millers musicians were due to follow with their instruments, and Glenn had to fly to Paris in order to be able to prepare for their arrival in Europe. Glenn Miller waited in Twinwood Control Tower before a small Norseman Aircraft came in, to take him to Paris. He boarded the plane, with Colonel Baesell, and the Pilot “Nipper” Morgan. The plane took off at ten minutes to two in the afternoon. It never arrived, and Glenn, the aircraft and the two other men have never been found.
The last six months of Glenn Millers life had been spent in England, Glenn was based in Bedford and used RAF Twinwood Airfield regularly. On August 27th 1944 Glenn Miller performed a special concert at RAF Twinwood.
On Sunday 11th December 2005, we celebrate the legendary bandleader, and his music.
There will be a memorial service with honour guard salute, The Salvation Army Brass Band, Christmas Carols, and the Mainline Big Band will end the afternoon with a Glenn Miller tribute concert.
At the time of writing this email, there are just 50 seats remaining, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!! Tickets are £9 each (Twinwood Club members £8)
Book online www.twinwoodevents.com
Book by phone 01234 350413
Send a cheque to: Twinwood Events Ltd,
Twinwood Rd, Clapham, Beds MK41 6AB