Branscombe ' air day ' on again

PUBLISHED: 11:31 25 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:54 17 June 2010

THE controversial cancellation of Branscombe Air Day has taken another twist. Jamie Dyson, nephew of airfield owner David Hayman, has spent the last three weeks organising a charity fun day at the site on Sunday, July 27, from 1pm, to raise funds for thre

THE controversial cancellation of Branscombe Air Day has taken another twist.Jamie Dyson, nephew of airfield owner David Hayman, has spent the last three weeks organising a charity fun day at the site on Sunday, July 27, from 1pm, to raise funds for three village groups.The Royal British Legion, Branscombe School and the Village Hall Roof Fund are set to benefit from the event, which will have a static aircraft display, classic cars and motorbikes, barbecue, beer tent, live band, bouncy castle and lots of stalls.Mr Dyson said: "All the money raised will be going to the three main beneficiaries, although other charities are invited."He said many of the car owners going were booked for the original air show and decided to turn up anyway.Villager Ralph Cox, from Branscombe RBL, said he was "quite annoyed" to see the Legion's air show sign up on the A3052 as it was causing confusion, with people thinking the original event had been re-scheduled.He said while the group was benefiting it was not involved in organising the fun day."I am getting calls from all over the place."He said Branscombe Air and Classic Car Show committee had sent out around 700 letters telling of the cancellation and were waiting to hear how many entrants wanted refunds on their bookings.Last year's air display was cancelled because of bad weather and booking fees were donated to charity.Mr Dyson expects around 1,000 people to attend Sunday's fun day.

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