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LANCING COLLEGE - THERE'S A BEATLE IN MY PICNIC! - Sunday 18 August 2002

Over seventy members visited Lancing College and enjoyed their picnics on the college lawns in glorious weather. They were able to visit the famous chapel - one of the notable ecclesiastical buildings of recent years; they looked down on Shoreham Airport to see pre-war tiger moths, an old wartime Dakota, a display team, a Chinook helicopter and even a Harrier jump-jet, all taking off and landing; then, right on cue, Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife arrived. Paul, a classic car enthusiast, drove his 1920s Hispano-Suiza limousine which he has owned for many years. Because of its multicoloured paint work and upholstery the car is known as 'Rainbow'. While Paul and Heather toured the chapel, members were able to inspect the Hispano. Afterwards he even signed a Beatles book which a member happened to have in his Shadow.

Maurice Pitchford - Committee Member


Harrier jump-jet   Lancing College
Excitement as a Harrier jump-jet hovers over the nearby airport.   The perfect setting for our event - the lawns of Lancing College.
Picnics on the lawns   Paul McCartney's Hispano-Suiza
Enjoying one of those lazy days of summer.   Paul McCartney's Hispano-Suiza attracts the real car enthusiasts.
Sir Paul with Ted   1912 Silver Ghost
Sir Paul McCartney in conversation with Ted Meachem.   Ray Lockett's 1912 RR Ghost departs in style. Photos: Ian Burt