Sunday October 6th was a dull damp and overcast day but it didn’t deter many club members from coming on the Autumn Foliage Run. Most opted for their everyday cars but David Smith and myself brought along our MG’s. The route left Bowburn and went via Hett and Brandon to Tow Law and on to Stanhope. From Stanhope we climbed up Crawleyside Bank on to Blanchland for a welcome cup of coffee at the Monk Tearooms. Leaving Blanchland we headed North on the Hexham road as far as Slayl
September 1st was a nice warm and sunny day as we left Bowburn on the interesting run to the Land Sea and Air Museum at Washington. I hadn’t been to the museum before and was very surprised at the variety of exhibits on show. It was well laid out and there was plenty to see. The catering facilities were limited but everyone seemed to have brought their own picnic so it didn’t pose a problem. After a look round the various hangars and sheds we called it a day and drifted off.
The day before our show on ElvetBridge in Durham a group of us attended the Swainby Show. Maurice Scott organised a run from Bowburn Services leaving at 9.15 meeting up with Brian and Ivy Swallow on the way. Ready for the off at Bowburn Interesting Jaguars We arrived at Swainby and parked up before having a stroll over to the café for a welcome bacon sandwich and a cup of coffee. Suitably refreshed we look around the excellent exhibits ranging from some rare Jaguars
The Durham Bank Holiday Car Show took place on a hot August bank holiday Monday and it was the second time this event had been run, The Durham MG Club had been allocated the picturesque Elvet Bridge again and we had a good selection of MG’s on show. The day was organised very efficiently by Bob Luke who had been approached by Malcolm Vance, an old friend who had been asked by Durham Council if he could arrange the car show for five different locations in the city. The passing
It was a blustery Sunday morning when 13 MG’s of various vintages rolled into Easingwold Market Place. At least it was dry and the sun was trying to maintain a presence. Whilst some dived into their favourite café others were content to have a brew from their own flasks. Soon we were joined by the contingent from Durham Services nobly led by Ray Rickaby. At 11.30 we were under starter’s orders and set off in convoy for Gennel House Farm where we hoped a sumptuous feast wou