25th April 2021 – Drive It Day

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As we could not hold our usual run on Drive It Day, members were asked to send in photos and some details if they went out to celebrate the day or if they parked their cars out on their driveways. They had to say where they had been and how many miles they travelled. Nine members vehicles went out or had their photos taken on the day.

Mike and Mary Stannard took their van out with a 10-mile round trip locally. Ian Hamilton and Mandy Webb did a local circular route of 43 miles. They drove from their home in Feltwell, on to Swaffham, via Oxburgh, then on to Beachamwell and Stradsett and back home. The stopped off at West Dereham church. The tower of the church is Saxon and is made of the local carr stone (a ginger-coloured stone seen around the Downham Market area). The only other classic car they saw was an Austin A30.

Tricia and Jimmy Loades drove down the road to Reedham Ferry and took a trip across and on to Moulton Nurseries near Acle. Tricia wanted to buy some pots for her garden and her Traveller was the ideal vehicle for transporting them home! They travelled a total of 33 miles and saw an old Mini at the Nurseries. When they got home they got Tricia’s saloon – Ratty Pat out of the shed and photographed both her and the traveller – Victoria outside their home.

Lou and Al Chapman took their convertible out for a drive to Southwold where they visited The Harbour Inn for a pint and a bag of crisps. They travelled 100 miles. Al said it was very cold and had a slight “mizzle” in the air. Martin Wallis drove 400 miles on what he calls “Trailer It Day”. He went to pick up an Ital from Dewsbury just south of Leeds. He now has a project to work on!

Chris Mitchell and Marion Harding had a 55 mile drive in Chris’s pick-up and took in an event at Kersey Mill being held for Drive It Day. Audrey Alexander took her saloon Meg out for a drive to the local Bluebell wood, but unfortunately the bluebells were not quite out.

Nigel Baker-Querelle sent in a photo of Sian’s Traveller which is currently in a friends barn.

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