May 10th - Charnwood Caper to Abbey Fields Pumping Station and the National Space Centre, Leicester

The start at Quorn and Woodhouse station

Coffee stop at Wistow Rural Centre

Launde Abbey retreat

Lunch stop with views over the rolling countryside and buzzards soaring

Arrival at Abbey Pumping Station

Some huge machinery, would have liked to see it in operation.

The National Space Centre next door

Daleks rolling around greeting arrivals ...

... and Cybermen giving high-fives

Busy inside, but free access to many of the exhibits

Apparently a genuine Soyuz 7K-OK, not a mock-up

Thor and Blue Streak rockets suspended over the cafe ...

... and from time to time Thor does a simulated take-off and emits smoke!