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A Visit from Babs!

April 28th, 2016

It turns out that the Queen is not the only famous nonagenarian this month. The children were all very excited when Mr and Mrs Owen brought ‘Babs’ into school on Thursday. Babs claimed the land speed record on 28th April 1926. She was driven by John Parry-Thomas and powered by a 27-litre Liberty aero-engine. During a later record attempt at Pendine Sands, Wales on 3 March 1927, the car went out of control at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The car rolled over and tragically Thomas did not survive the accident. Babs was buried in the sand dunes at Pendine to later be discovered and lovingly restored by Owen Wyn Owen. We feel very privileged to have had the chance to see the car. With ear defenders at the ready the children stood well back as the engine roared into life. What an experience!

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