Friday, February 29, 2008
To answer yesterdays question, its the yellow line on the outfield wall at the local ball park. I love baseball and can't wait for it to start. Our High School team has already started its season and is doing pretty well so far. Terrell High School alumni blog and Rambling Round were almost dead on with their guesses. Thanks for all of the guesses.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The first photo is made up of three Rank Flags. Flags like the ones pictured were used at the school when an officer of the indicated rank was at the airfield.
The next photo is of the control tower radio. This was taken from the control tower of what was called the Kaufman County Airport, home to No.1 BFTS.
The last photo is of a 1:2000 scale model of the airfield from the early 1940s. The only structures still standing are the two large hangers on the right. Current airfield information can be found here.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Here are a few more pictures from the BFTS museum.
Below is the patch worn by the instructors at the school. It is based upon the wings worn by the Royal Air Force with a star for Texas and a shield bearing the acronym BFTS.
I have no idea what this is. Can anyone help? I can tell I probably wouldn't be able to work it. I didn't see an on/off button switch or a reset button.
I have a few more I will post tomorrow. Mr. Madgwick let me photograph whatever I wanted. If anyone has memories, stories, pictures or anything they would like to donate to the museum drop me an email and I can get you in touch with the museum, or you can give them a call 972-524-1586.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
My photos from inside the museum yesterday didn't turn out as good as I had hoped. Everything is behind plexiglass, which is understandable. I still have some that I think are interesting. When I entered the museum, I was greeted by Henry Madgwick. He is a former British cadet at the school and a former Mayor of Terrell. He has many stories to tell, and I think I could have listened to him talk all day. I found a great story online about Mr. Madgwick and the school. Here is another link for the BFTS. I am going to have to go back and get a picture of Mr. Madgwick.
The picture below is a large map of the southwestern US. If you look carefully, towards the bottom left is the western most part of Texas, where the city of El Paso is. On top of the map, the trainers drew the outline of Britain, Ireland and the northern coast of Europe, with Terrell being London. The outline is hard to see in the picture.
The next picture is the flight suit that was used by the pilots during their training.
I will have a few more tomorrow.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
If anyone has memories, stories, pictures or anything they would like to donate to the museum drop me an email and I can get you in touch with the museum, or you can give them a call 972-524-1586.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
At least its going to be 80 by Monday. :-)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Where do you stick your in-laws when they come to visit? Be careful what you say guys.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
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Friday, February 15, 2008
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
It is suppose to be in the 30s again by Friday.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I think I heard the Terrell Tiger mascot say to catch her new video on you tube. OK, maybe I made that up, but I did catch the tiger having fun dancing during the Terrell vs. Richardson JJ Pearce basketball game. You can see the video here.
The Tigers lost, but gave a great effort and almost pulled off the win. It would be nice to see a great crowd tomorrow night for the last home game of the year.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
If you live in Terrell or have business in Terrell stop by. They are open 6am-5pm during the week and 7am-2pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Koffee Kake is located at 201 N. Rockwall, Terrell, TX. 972-551-7145.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Above is the main building, Brian posted a picture of the same building but taken from a different angle.
Not sure how well you can see it, but there is chain link fencing on the second floor of both of the old buildings. I am sure both buildings were very nice in their day. I would love to see them renovated, but it is a State institution. I would love to spend an afternoon just taking pictures of the buildings on the campus.
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