August  2017

 

 

Pendle and Trough of Bowland Picnic Run  

On a fine and sunny morning 10 cars and occupants met at The Millstones for coffee and biscuits (the Club paying for the coffee only)

before setting off in the direction of Ilkley via Timble and the Washburn Valley. Across Rombalds Moor to Draughton  

and on towards Bolton Abbey. Across open farm land to Embsay and Skipton; a Sheep Fair on Skipton Main Street

caused little difficulty as Lothersdale and Cravendale soon brought the cars to Pendle after 36 miles.

Passed the Colne Golf Club, Lanroyd Hall and the Foulridge Sailing Club to Blacko and the Barley Picnic Site.

This site has excellent facilities with toilets / coffee shop with refreshments and a large grass area with benches for picnicking.

A stream down one side kept many younger members entertained, several enjoyed an ice cream in the warm sunny afternoon.

The homeward journey took us passed the foot of Pendle Hill, through several pretty villages as we drove north to

Hellifield and the A65 towards home. Total mileage for the run was 70 miles and all had a great day out in an area we donít visit enough.

Many thanks for coming..Paul and Brian

 

Big Picnic

There are many static shows in the Summer months but this is one that we try to support.

It is held in Valley Gardens in aid of the childrenís ward at Harrogate Hospital and we usually have a good day.

We can retreat to the colonnade for the picnic if the weather is too extreme; either way.

 

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Martin Fish Garden

A number of members and friends met up at Rainton to visit Martinís garden.

We managed a quick trip round the garden before we were driven in by the rain.

We had supper courtesy of Jillís cooking and then a question/answer session inside.

Many thanks to David & Sandra for organising the evening.

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Ripon Old Cars

Despite an unpromising forecast for the day we got away with only one short shower.

The racecourse was full of classics of many marques and it proved a last

reminder  to people that our show was the following weekend.

We had twelve cars on the stand with all models from an early Magnette, MGB, MGC to MGTF and a couple of interloping Jaguars.

 

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Harrogate MG 2017

Many thanks to all members who contributed in any way to the show.

We got away with one of the few dry days this Summer.

There will be a report and photos in next months Distributor.

The showground is provisionally booked for 12th August 2018, a week later due to unavailability of the showground.