Christmas Enthusiasts’ Event & Buffet

Saturday, 7 December, 2013 - 12:00

Our Christmas Enthusiasts’ Event & Buffet will take place this year on Saturday 7 December at the usual venue, Hawkwell Village Hall, Essex SS5 4EH.

We are delighted to welcome as our guest speaker for the event Vulcan to the Sky Trust Chief Executive (and VRT Life Member), Dr Robert Pleming. Robert has been a leading light, if not the leading light, of XH558’s return to the sky ever since its inception as the ‘Vulcan Return to Flight Project’ in the mid-1990s and has so far overseen five seasons of air display flying. In fact it’s true to say that without Robert’s tireless energy and enthusiasm, not to mention his technical and organisational skills, it is unlikely that the prospect of returning XH558 to flight would have ever got off the ground (excuse the pun). Robert will be taking a look back at the early days of the project, the sometimes long and painful road that lead up to XH558’s return to the air in October 2007 as well as looking forward to the prospect of a further two years flying in 2013-15.

Admittance will be by ticket only; there will be no ‘on the door’ sales. Tickets are now on sale and are available to VRT Members at a special discounted rate (see below). VRT Members may purchase a maximum of four tickets for themselves and their guests at the reduced rate. Tickets can be ordered by going to All ticket applications must be received by 2 December.
Please note that tickets ordered via the website are subject to a booking fee.

  • Adult Member and Guest Ticket: £10.00
  • Under 16 Member + Under 16 Guest Ticket: £5.00
  • Adult Public Ticket: £12.00
  • Child Public Ticket: £7.00

The event would not, of course, be complete without our famous Christmas Buffet and there will also be a licensed bar, teas and coffees, and our Vulcan souvenir stall and tombola. We will also be offering a number of interesting items for sale by auction, so please bring your wallets, purses and credit cards with you!

It promises to be a memorable afternoon and we look forward to seeing you there. The doors will open at 12.00 with the buffet lunch beginning at 1.00 p.m. Please don’t forget to get your ticket applications to us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.