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Narborough museum shows off model helicopter




When John Atkinson was round at his friend Les Harrison's house he noticed an old wooden weather vane shaped like a helicopter which was very much worse for wear.

He decided to make one like it, but instead of wood thought he would use aluminium.

When he had finished the model he didn't know what to do with it, but as he had painted it yellow, someone suggested it could be decorated like the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

John Atkinson handing helicopter to Terri Faye from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Credit: David Ellis (50544421)
John Atkinson handing helicopter to Terri Faye from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Credit: David Ellis (50544421)

Another friend of John's, Joe Robinson, made up and fitted the logos and the model was on display at Narborough Museum's open day where it attracted a lot of attention and many positive comments.

The helicopter was then offered to Terri Faye from the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

John said: "It was offered to them and they were delighted."

Peter Wilkinson, vice chairman of Narborough Parish Council, said: "This shows the community spirit of these museum volunteers."



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