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Come fly with us – at Valence School

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MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 18 April 2016

Bring a picnic, enjoy a band and watch a Spitfire display – at a unique event being held in Westerham.

Families, friends, music lovers and aircraft enthusiasts should come along to Valence School on Saturday 9 July for an unforgettable evening of 1940s music played by Eynsford Concert Band and watch an original Spitfire display overhead above the grounds.

The event is being organised by The Friends of Valence School chairman Toby Ballard, who is hoping to raise £30,000 for the specialist school, where his disabled six year-old son Benji is a pupil.

All money raised pays for specialist equipment, trips for pupils and modernisation of the buildings and grounds.

They’re pictured together, sitting in a Spitfire at Biggin Hill-based Heritage Hangar who’ll be flying the plane for the air display.

Also pictured is Toby’s father, a spy who flew a Spitfire in the Second World War.

The evening promises to be a brilliant and nostalgic evening. Bring your own or buy food from the stalls and enjoy a drink from the bar.

Visitors can even come dressed in 1940s costume to really get into the swing of it!

The band is well-known locally, having been based in the village since 1972. The 50-strong symphonic wind ensemble has released three CDs and travelled around the world, including on cruise ships.

Tickets are £17 per person and can be bought via the Friends of Valence School website in advance:
Gates open at 5.30pm, the concert will start at 6.30pm.

Free parking.

Private boxes are also available.

For concessionary and group pricing please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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