A return to this site at Redmarley d’Abitot, this year for our AGM. The area is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and the fields in the area were a site of a battle in the Civil War in 1644. OK history lesson over for now.!!
The majority of members attending arrived on the Thursday and probably had the best of the Bank Holiday weather. Evening meal was taken in the Marshal’s awning.
Chris and Barry managed to bring a garden with them. Immaculately manicured “lawn” and a pathway. Subtle coloured lighting for the evenings. Go down a bomb at Chelsea : -)
Friday was a day for shopping for those already there. At least it was dry.
Saturday was another free and easy day. A visit to an aircraft museum. Kat doing what only Kat can do when she goes on a run (where am I). More shopping for some??
Saturday eveing and we decamped to the Rose and Crown for a meal.
Another history lesson Part of the Rose and Crown was once used as a rent office and, at one time, glove makers came to the inn to collect and pay for the gloves the local women had made at home.
Sunday , a rather dull and windy day saw us preparing for the AGM. Chris Eames made a wonderful chocolate cake for the occaison and Cheryl kept us hydrated with Pimms.
Easily the longest meeting in the club’s short history, but more of that elsewhere.
Dinner in the marshal’s awning before settling down to a wet and winday night.
Next rally end of May at St. Owens Cross near Ross on Wye. Be prepared for another history lesson.