Norfolk Area Treasure Hunt and Euston Rural Pastimes
Sunday 27th was our annual Treasure Hunt which clashed with an insignificant sporting event, thus reducing the numbers attending. Speaking to owners of Triumphs at our last few events we expected to see around 30 Triumphs, but Englands pathetic display reduced the field. Those who did not turn up missed a glorious day, best weather of the year so far.
14 cars left Caistor Hall Hotel, on a circuitious tour of the Broadland area, searcing out clues around some lovely interesting villages.
Line up at Caistor Hall
Having organised the Hunt, and not being able to participate I stood at a crucial junction, on the correct route from Hickling to the Coast for nearly one and half hours in the boiling sun and saw only Dave and Vi, who I thought would win with their experience in Holland, HCR, etc, and the car below who where the only ones to come from the right direction.
This convoy of Stags took the long route round.
This Stag being the eventual winner.
David and Julie Aspinall with son Buster coming home in 2nd place.
The finish was at The Lighthouse Inn at Walcott on the North Norfolk Coast they allowed use of the Gardens for parking the cars and use of a marquee for some well deserved shade, and the game was also screened. Best sight for me was a 30ish, tattooed, England shirted bloke who came out crying when the 3rd goal went in, kicked a bin, and hurt his foot.
Ted and Christina, not last or lost for once!
Nice line up at the finish, with Stags prominent.
With entrance fees, contributions, and a raffle we raised £250 for East Anglia Air Ambulance, so thanks to all who attended.
A small group of Norfolk members went along to Euston Hall for the Rural pastimes event a few weeks ago, I must admit to not looking forward to sitting in a field of cars, but this show was massive, with masses to do for both the Ladies and the Gents. Plenty of stalls, crafts, 2 show rings which demonstrated country orientated stuff, along with steam power, tractors, cars. commercials, etc. So good we managed to lose the Ladies for hours!