Another place that Mr C and I visited on Bank Holiday Monday was the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre just outside St Albans. This is somewhere that we've seen the signs for as we've been driving out ever since we moved here, but just never got round to visiting until now.
The museum quite simply tells the story of the de Havilland aircraft company that were based locally in Hatfield for many years. It is also home to the famous Mosquito Aircraft Museum which tells the story of the Mosquito and its role in the Second World War.
There were several things that caught my eye as I went round (in additional to the amazing engineering of the day). The first of these was the style of poster that was used to advertise things that many of us now don't even thing about – like aviation fuel!
The other thing that I loved were the retro-style interiors of many of the planes that were at the time used for executive travel.
How fashions have changed!
One thing that caught my eye that I did love was the drinks cabinet that I spotted in one plane, right next to the cockpit.
I have to finish though with the interior fabric from one of the planes. I know this is a tad tasteless but there was still something that just drew me towards it, probably the colour scheme.