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More From Downton Abbey

October 20, 2011 - 12:04 pm No Comments
Downton Abbey Autographs

Downton Abbey Autographs

Having undertaken the frightfully British pastime of queuing for what seemed an eternity (45minutes) Gecko was able to meet some of the cast of Downton Abbey, who very kindly signed their autographs and smiled for pictures too.

There was plenty to look at as we waited…

Vintage Uniformed US Soldiers

Vintage Uniformed US Soldiers

Of course we gave a donation to the various charities – we have been told that the unconfirmed total is £100,000 – how fantastic is that!

As we walked to the car park, we were able to watch ‘The Blades’ give a fantastic aeronautic display… it was breath-taking!

Old Ladies Of The Sky At Downton Abbey

October 19, 2011 - 10:07 am No Comments
Stylish lady flying over Highclere

Stylish lady flying over Highclere

It was wonderful to see two of the greatest ladies of the sky flying over Highclere at the weekend… we need to ensure that these wonderful aeroplanes are kept flying!

The wonder of a spitfire

The wonder of a spitfire

As the unmistakable sound of the Spitfire’s engines could be heard everyone looked to the skies to see the fabulous display. The warmth from the crowd was like a group greeting old friend!
And then later in the day we were treated to the fabulous Vulcan.

The Vulcan

The Vulcan

Gecko supports www.vulcantothesky.org

A Day At Downton Abbey

October 18, 2011 - 11:11 am No Comments

Sunday, 16th October – what a beautiful day… to spend at Highclere Castle (or Downton Abbey as we at Gecko call it) for their Heroes At Highclere event – raising funds for armed forces charities.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

The Heroes event was a great way to raise funds for some fabulous charities, including: Help For Heroes, Royal British Legion, ABF, Horses For Heroes and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. There was masses to see and do, including watching the Kings Troop & Royal Artillery, the Royal Army Physical Training Corps and Heroes Help Horses

We also saw the fantastic War Horse, which is amazingly realistic – people watching obviously felt genuine emotion for the horse!

War Horse

War Horse

Various fabulous actors in vintage dress…

Vintage Dress

Vintage Dress

…and we were able to meet The Earl of Grantham, Isobel Crawley, Mr Carson, Mrs Patmore, Daisy Robinson and Tom Branson

Downton Abbey's Mr Carson

Downton Abbey's Mr Carson

A great day in great surroundings – and we have more to tell…