Barrow in Furness, Pilling, and a North West Road Run

Barrow in Furness, Pilling, and a North West Road Run

On Saturday 21st July, some Wolseley Owners Club members attended a promotional Rally at Barrow in Furness, Northern England which was well attended with over one hundred vehicles of various ages and types. The weather was perfect except on the way there, there was a small shower. The cars were assembled in the main shopping precinct, a change from being in the middle of a field, which meant the shops and cafes were at hand, which can be both a good and bad thing, people were hopping from shop to shop. The event organisers provided each car with a £10 meal voucher which was greatly appreciated. It was very well attended and greatly appreciated by the general public who gathered in great numbers around 1530 hrs to see us all depart the centre of town in a Grand Parade. There was a number of pre-war cars, two very well-presented Rolls Royce’s and one car in particular which stood out and was greatly admired was Area Contact Northern David Bellsham’s Wolseley 14/56 police car, especially when leaving he was ringing the police bell.

The next day Sunday 22nd July, some North West Wolseley Owners Club members attended a local show at Pilling, near Garstang, North West England which started off with a 20-mile road run towards the Trough of Bowland. Again, the weather was perfect, and the show very well attended by both exhibitors and the public, the money raised went to the Air Ambulance.

On Sunday the 29th July, Steve Worthington and Ruth Cowell, North West Area Contacts organised a local road run on behalf of the Club. It started from a local Booths car park at 1130 hrs, in the most horrendous weather conditions with wind and horizontal rain, monsoon conditions, disappointing after two months of wall to wall sunshine – the joys of motoring in the UK. Only a few cars turned out on this occasion, due to the weather. The run took in some beautiful countryside mainly between Garstang and the Trough of Bowland, it was 22 miles on roads with very little traffic with the exception of road runners and massed cyclists looking like drowned rats. Dedication, members were pleased to be in a car in dry conditions. The run ended at the Kenlis Arms Hotel at around 1300 hrs where members enjoyed an excellent meal and finally dispersed at 1500 hrs in would you believe dry conditions and the sun breaking through! Sorry no pictures on this occasion.

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