FAB abbey welcome for Red Devil heroes

The parachute regiment
The parachute regiment

THE skies above Whitby Abbey were filled with the colourful canopies of a daredevil display team on Thursday afternoon.

The Red Devils Freefall Parachute Display Team were invited to the Abbey by Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB), a charity which organises activity holidays for bereaved military families.

Head of visitor operations for English Heritage, Clea Warner, said: “FAB does fantastic work, giving bereaved military families something to look forward to each year, so when they approached us to see if the parachute regiment would be able to touchdown in Whitby Abbey’s grounds, we had no hesitation in agreeing.”

Alongside the aerial displays, FAB camp holidaymakers also joined Whitby Abbey’s Gruesome Time Travellers as they continue their summer of stomach-churning stories of medieval disease, terrifying surgery and ghastly punishments from days gone by.

The gruesome activities run daily from 11am to 5pm.

An additional £1 charge will be added to standard admission for every child (member and non-member) to help fun the activities.

For more details call (01947) 603568 or log on to: www.english-heritage.org.uk/whitbyabbey