Events and News
The Club had an excellent meeting at Beale Park near Reading when we celebrated the Brough Superior 80th anniversary There was much else of interest as well as our cars. We have been invited to attend the event again. It runs alongside a vintage boat show that is both popular and well organised. The infrastructure is good, including camping if required and the venue is close to hotels and B & Bs in the area. [Not to mention the Editor’s garage!] Admission for driver and passenger is free for pre-1945 vehicles.
Although it is the weekend before our National Meeting, Mick Jarvis, the new Chairman, is very keen to make the Railton Owners Club wider known and would like to see four or more Club cars ready to attend so we could request an area to park together. Contact Mick to advise attendance. For show details see http://www.bealeparkboatandoutdoorshow.co.uk/
Based at the Wild Pheasant Hotel, Berwyn Road, Llangollen, LL20 8AD, tel. 01978 860629. Alwyn Williams has negotiated special nightly rates for us of £155.00 per double room for dinner, bed and breakfast, with a single occupancy tariff of £97.50 (additional nights at the same rates). Our contact is Reception Manager Lorraine Jones and when contacting the hotel members should make clear that they are part of the R.O.C. group booking.
After a Friday lunchtime gathering at the Boat Inn at Erbistock, we will motor on to Llangollen via the World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at Trevor, where the adventurous can make the crossing either by boat or on foot. The hotel will be expecting us from 4.00 pm onwards.
Saturday options will include a run through mountain scenery to Lake Vyrnwy, with lunch at the spectacularly situated Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. Alternatively the many attractions of the area immediately around Llangollen include the Deeside steam railway, the Horseshoe Falls, Vale Crucis Abbey and the local motor museum.
Our Sunday gathering, with the usual display and award presentation, will be at Erddig House, the remarkable National Trust estate just outside Wrexham which was saved from mining subsidence in the 1970s and now celebrates the “below stairs” life of a great country house as much as that of the Yorke family whose home it was for over 200 years.
Midlands venue to be advised in later Bulletins. It is hoped to include a return visit to Shelsley Walsh hillclimb.