The Bay Museum has a fantastic exhibition at the Canvey Heritage Centre about the Battle of Britain, complete with lots of local finds from battles in the skies above Castle Point and wider South Essex.
My personal favourites are the two browning machine guns from downed Hurricanes that are preserved in truly remarkable condition.
The exhibition is open tomorrow and next Saturday and Sunday at the Canvey Heritage Centre on Long Road from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Admission is free but please do make a donation to the museum's work.
We owe much of the freedom we enjoy today to the brave men who took part in the Battle of Britain all those years ago to keep fascism from our shores. It is important we remember them and are able to learn about the challenge they faced. It was really good to see young people there enjoying the exhibition with their families. A massive thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible.