Robin's "Chobham" Page (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Hi ! I'm Robin Lovelock, this is my new "Chobham" page, set up after Jonathan Clipstone put me in touch with Dave Willis. My family live in Sunninghill, and I'm a "Grumpy Old Man", born in 1947! :-)
BUT FIRST A HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING ! Play the video on the right. Children: do NOT do what badly behaved pensioners have done in the past ! :-)
I've now plugged in some photos from my TAM page, where most of my photos of Chobham Common come from. Then an extract from David's Mother's book, "I Remember Chobham ..." by Gill Willis, in 1999; then photos of Dave Willis and his family home, which is itself, part of Chobham history. e.g. being the old school house.
Update on Saturday 30th June 2018: My wife and I visited The Chobham Museum today, and how lucky we were to be shown around by Janet Mann. Copies of that book can be purchased here, and there is so much more to be seen. See new photos at end and the video here.
Tonight June and I will attend the Summer Social of CCMFA ( Chobham Common Model Flyers Association ) in Tringham Hall after 7pm. I'm sure there will be interesting developments. Model flyers will confirm that undercarriage needs moving forward to get the balance right. Maybe it will fly soon, to provide a video for the museum ? If so, I know a man who can :-)
Chobham Common Monument Flying Site was once popular with Robin's flying friends. It was never, like Tank Hill, a place for beginers :-)
That's Snoopy's Flying Saucer with Robin and other guys in the 1980s at The Monument flying site on Chobham Common. Check out that gorse ! :-)
Tank Hill is the popular place for radio control model flyers - lots of space to learn ! The Free-Flighters use "The Hollow" below.
Tank Hill was a good base from which to fly aerial recce of Longcross House and The Tank Factory - home of Chobham Armour. This photo, poster sized, was on an office wall ;-)
Dave at home with his dad's 'plane, destined for the Chobham Museum. Martin Thompson to get CofG right then fly for Robin & mates to film first ? :-)
Dave and Jonathan, good mates, in Robin's immaculate garden in Armitage Court in Sunninghill :-)
Dave showing Robin's mates Stuart and Richard around his family home, which was the old schoolhouse. Stuart and Richard appear in Robin's AMRA pages, up to mischief with rockets and drones :-)
Picture of the old sign into Chobham, with David Willis, taken in the Red Lion Pub near his home.
The front cover ... but you can buy it from The Chobham Museum. See below.
See pictures below. Many Thanks to Janet Mann, seen here with June and that 'plane.
Robin from Sunninghill with two of his mates from Chobham: Paul fixing PC; a cigarette, a cigar, and an e-cigar; Jonathan in Robin's garden with a flatulent gnome :-)
© 1980-2019 Robin Lovelock,
22 Armitage Court, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berks SL5 9TA, United Kingdom.
Extracts from the book, "I remember Chobham ..." are the Copyright of the Willis Family.