The King & I
Excerpts from Dawn's Diary recording thier trip to Marburg.
Wednesday 8th July
The journey to Marburg was difficult, with rain, traffic jams and road works but made good time compared to some. We arrived at Marburg airfield around 6.30 to everyone waiting for us. Then we went to the aero club for dinner, schnitzels (pork) and beer. Returned to the field and went to bed after a long day.
Thursday 9th July
Up at 9.30 and sat chatting till 11.45 when we had chilli in the club house before leaving at 1pm for the Schlitz factory by coach. Had a tour around the distillery and ended up in a room trying all sorts of flavoured schnapps (a little tipsy) Left the distillery and stopped at Alsfeld for a coffee and a walk to sober up a little and a coffee. We returned to the field about 7pm to eat scrambled eggs, bread, tomatoes and some apple juice. Sat outside till about 11pm as the men did some night flying. Bed at 11.20pm
Friday 10th July
We left the field at 9am to go to the car park to catch a train into Frankfurt. We all had a walk along the river. We then split into 2 groups. The men went to find the beer and the girls went shopping with Pascal. We had a drink at the top of the Astor lounge that looked over Frankfurt. We met up with the others at the train station at 5.30pm. After getting off the train at Marburg we were taken by car to a Greek restaurant by the river for dinner. Arrived back at the field at midnight and very tired.
Saturday 11th July
We all spent the day at the field. Dale crashed his jet. John Hartley ended up in the brook. It was an eventful day.
We left for the Marburg festival at 7pm. We all walked up to the castle Marburg Old Town which was around 200 steps. We ate pizza and drank some beer, listening to some very loud music. Lots of people.
Sunday 12th July
Spent another day at the field, flying, drinking, Annie had made a cake celebrating 40 years of the flying club.
We had a BBQ in the evening with some music. 7 bottles of schnapps/wine, 151 and a few drunk people. They put on an air display. Went to bed at 11.45pm.
Monday 13th July
We went off for a little sightseeing in Marburg Old Town. Had lunch at a nice little restaurant where we all chipped in to pay for Klaus and Reinhart meals. We arrived back at the flying to coffee and cake in the rain.
All ladies were given a bottle of wine by Annie and Albert. Had a last night get together, said our farewells with a drink of schnapps or two and some food.
Plaques to commemorate the Jews that were sent to Auschwitz from the town
Tuesday 14th July
Club members left early hours of the morning to catch the ferries