Tim Williams and his 1930s de Havilland Puss Moth

Tim Williams in Denford is proud owner of a 1930s de Havilland Puss Moth, one of only two still in flying condition. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Williams has owned the bright blue mono-plane called ‘British Heritage’ for over 30 years and has even flown a three month trip to Australia in her.

Williams will be giving a talk about the history of the plane and offering a lucky ticket winner the lifetime opportunity to take a flight in the Puss Moth in aid of St Nicholas Church in Baydon. The talk will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 April in Marlborough Town Hall (see details below).

“I have been lucky enough to have either known all of the Puss Moth owners or talked to people who knew them,” said Williams. “This has enabled me to build up a captivating wealth of stories, pictures and films so that I can share the absorbing history of the life and times of my aeroplane.”

Williams will captivate the audience with details about the Puss Moth and its owners:

– The first owner, whom Williams came to know well was an American heiress, Winston Churchill’s niece and the owner of a famous racehorse, was given the Puss Moth for her 21st birthday and raced it against her father

– How the Puss Moth found itself in Egypt making the first commercial flight for what was to become Egypt Air

– Was sold to an Egyptian ‘crook’ whose nightclub singer/belly dancer girlfriend became a spy (WW II) and died in very mysterious circumstances

– Then spent time in India where it was owned by the private pilot to the Maharaja of Patiala

 The talk will be followed by a draw to find the holder of the winning ticket number – the winner will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to take a flight with Williams in his Puss Moth.

Tickets: £18.50 each available from: http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/baydon-lcc

 

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