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Sunday, 24 June 2012

June Updates

Euston Rural Pastimes.
During June we went to our first car show of the year with the TR7, this was Euston Rural Pastimes, a mini county style show with lots to do and see. We had the usual Club Triumph contingent showing their cars in the classic car section.
A few Triumphs

There is a nice country feel to this show with working displays by gun-dogs, sheepdogs, shire horses and other country side pursuits.
The estate church is decked out in flowers, which had a Jubilee theme this year.
To keep the girls amused is a large variety of stalls and food tents as well as the beer tent.
Plenty of different cars where shown in the classic car section as well as Traction Engines ,Tractors, Vintage Motorbikes, Classic commercials, and Model air planes.
Sentinel Steam Bus.

Early Bentley Blower.

Euston Hall.

Colourful display of tractors.

It was a very nice day, a good run to get there with the hood down, weather stayed kind until on the way home when it rained heavily.
Fathers Day.
With the daughter not about to treat me on fathers day Gill and I decided on a run out in the TR7 as we had been cooped up at home on the rainy Saturday.
With the hood down again and sun out we headed of into Suffolk to look at a couple of places we had wanted to visit, first up was a visit to Wyken Vineyard near Thetford, this proved to be a very pretty place, with a winery, gift shop, and restaurant but was very exclusive and expensive, needless to say we did not spend much. We had a quick tour of the Wyken Hall gardens, part of the same estate.
Wyken Vineyard.

Wyken  Hall.

Leaving Wyken we headed towards Stonham Aspel to the Suffolk Chilli Farm, Gill wanted to stock up on Chilli Chutney and a few cooking sauces which are grown and made on the premises. There is also a good smokery and cheese shop so I ended up with a piece of Binham Blue and a piece of Stinking Bishop. We also had a nice light lunch here.
Down Suffolk Lanes.

We then headed for the quaint Mid Suffolk Railway for a whiff of steam. I like this little railway, it does not have a very long track or lots of stock but is typical of a rural light railway. They had a 50's theme weekend with some old vehicles and staff in costume.
Rural Railway.

Tank Engine and Train.

50's Rural Transport Scene.

Rural Station.

We then continued down pretty lanes working our way back home the long way via Debenham, Stradbrooke, and Eye managing to do 66 miles.

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