Well its been a while but the Classic Car Show made an almighty comeback last weekend with one of the best turnouts of entries ever seen. Every kind of veteran vehicle was represented with classes for motorbikes and agricultural vehicles too. John Foales beloved tractor The Beast was on display after the teams fantastic tractor runs raising funds for the D.A.A.T., There was a lovely old Fordson tractor too in grey, and it was so good to see so many entries that were local to our village and parish. Every sort of car was represented from beautiful stately Rolls Royce to someone’s favourite mini! A magnificent Cadilac Coupe Deville took centre stage, a huge monster of a car weighing in at two and a half tons! It looked pink to me amazing, remember the song? This beauty was built in 1959, has a 6.5 litre engine with 3 speed auto box, and does 8 miles to the gallon, not so good for these days but a stately beauty with fantastic fins andwith rear lights that looked like something out of James Bond! Talking of whom, there was a more modern Aston Martin than he was used to on display too, so many wonders of the automotive world! There were family favourites too like Minis, a lovely Triumph Herald, like my dad used to have!, A Wolsley or two , a very glamorours Triumph Spitfire. There was a section for campervans, and the ever favourite V.W had a good representation, and there were some very early cars including a racing car named the beast! The show was well attended with lots of visitors coming to see the show and enjoy our parish. For the cars from the very biggest to the smallest, each had a slice of motoring history with them, and of course they envoked many happy memories of days long past when life and motoring were taken at a more leisurly pace!
Our W.I ladies don’t have an ordinary meeting in August but they did decide to meet for a picnic last week. The ladies were picked up at the village hall and were escorted to Chris Holme’s farm where they set out their tables and chairs. They enjoyed a cream tea with stunning views around them, and the company of some curious cattle! Our WI is a small group now but they would like to welcome any new members to join them.The meetings take place in the village hall on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.
St Andrews will have a Sunday Worship service this week starting at 11am, all are welcome and refreshments will be served after the service