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Weekend Picks: Cosford Food Festival

Cosford Food Festival: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire)

Food on the menu includes Indian, Italian and French Caribbean, Cuban and Mexican Credit: Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum

More than 80 local food and drink producers will be at the Cosford Food Festival this weekend.

Returning to the festival this summer will be popular exhibitors, including Moyden's Handmade Cheese, bringing along a selection of their award winning range of artisan cheeses. As well as Salop Pickle Works who’ll have a wide range of artisan pickles, with exciting flavours to choose from including hot chilies.

The diverse menu on offer will include everything from Indian, Italian and French cuisine to a taste of the Caribbean with Cuban and Mexican food.

With additional entertainment and live music being lined up for festival goers, organisers say they are confident the event will not only appeal to food lovers, but also families looking for an enjoyable day out.

For opening times and more information visit: www.rafmuseum.org/cosford

Spitfire flypast at RAF Cosford

Spitfire will flypast RAF Cosford today and tomorrow Credit: PA Pictures

Visitors to the RAF Museum in Cosford will be treated to a spitfire flypast as part of the events to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain.

Spitfire's won immortal fame during the summer months of 1940 by helping to defeat the German air attacks during the Battle of Britain.

The unmistakable Spitfire sound and silhouette will be filling the skies over Shropshire at 4pm today and 11.25am tomrorow as it flies over the Museum.

Visitors can also view the world's oldest Spitfire displayed next to a Hurricane in the Museum's 'War in the Air' hangar at Cosford.

They'll also be music from a 1940's Home Front Cabaret and children will be able to experience life in 1940's classroom - air raid sirens and all.

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Spectacular flying displays at RAF Cosford Air Show

Thousands of people enjoyed great weather and spectacular flying displays at the RAF Cosford Air Show in Shropshire today.

Among the aircrafts taking part in the five and a half hour aerial display were vintage planes from World War One.

Other aircrafts gracing the skies included the iconic Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

RAF veterans share war stories with children's author

A Midland children's author will meet real Second World War RAF veterans as he prepares to release his debut book, based on the Battle of Britain.

Graham Jones will be at the air base in Cosford today, where he will discuss his story with five pilots - all in their 90s and who served in the war - including Battle of Britain survivor Ken Wilkinson.

The five veterans will discuss their war stories with Midlands-based children's author Graham Jones Credit: David Jones/PA

Mr Jones' first book, called Time Travelling Toby and the Battle of Britain, is aimed at encouraging young children to learn about the historic battle.

Mr Wilkinson will also be signing a copy of the book to be auctioned off for a charity chosen by the Air Crew Association.

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