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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Drive it Day

Gill and I organised a run for Drive It Day, the run was from Wymondham to Holkham Hall. 10 cars where at the start in cloudy weather, but as they set off the rain came down heavily which was a shame after the fantastic week of weather we had just had. The route took us out of Wymondham, on country roads to Dereham, then on to County School Railway Station for a quick stop. County School, at one time a naval acedemy. then a private school was served by this station until Dr Beeching cut rural branch lines. Now restored, it forms part of the Mid Norfolk Railway, but is not yet connected to their running tracks.
On from County School the run went through pretty North Norfolk villages heading for Holt, then on to the coast at Blakeney, before turning up the coast road to Wells next the Sea, past Morston and Stiffkey and on to Holkham Hall.
We had provided a route description and tulip diagrams, so no one got lost.

By Holkham, the rain had stopped and the sun came out, Gill had arranged parking in front of the Hall, allowing some good photos.
The group where able to sit and eat outside in the courtyard, before taking advantage of the reduced entry to Bygones Museum and the Hall.

We spotted other classics out and about for drive it day, a bunch of Rileys, 4 Reliants, a group of MG,s, including a broken down one, a few Ferraris, a lone E type, and at Holkham Hall some Morris Minors.
On the way home Gill and I saw some Healey 3000's and a couple of TR6's.

We had hoped that some Stag Owners and Wensum TR Reg cars would join us after we supported their events recently! We did have a lone TSSC Herald with us and we made them very welcome.

Getting the route maps.

Daves Mk 2500 PI.

Getting wet at County School.

More cars at County School.

Reliants at County School, including unusual Reliant Fox.

View from Holkham Hall.

Line up outside Holkham Hall.

Early Bentley owned by Earl of Leicester.

Some other older cars in the Bygones Museum.

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