Calling all Salopians who are interested in having a close up look at some classic Rolls Royces and/or meeting up with other Salopians living in your part of the country.
Between the 6th and the 23rd June Miles Preston (DB 63-68), President of the Sabrina Club, and his wife Jane in the company of 46 other Rolls Royces and their owners, will be taking part in a 1,500 mile tour of England, Wales and Scotland. This is to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the original Silver Ghost, AX201 and setting a new World Record of running, without involuntary stops, for a distance of 14,371 miles (almost twice that previously set by a motor car), and the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club. Please click on this link to see a map which shows their approximate route and dates.
At four of the overnight stopping points, Miles is hoping that as many Salopians as are interested in getting together, will meet at 5.00pm for tea and biscuits (free gratis!), to say hello and have a look at what will be a really interesting selection of Rolls Royces, including 15 Silver Ghosts and at least 21 pre Second World War cars (which will include his own H.J. Mulliner bodied 1933 Sedanca de Ville).
The four venues are;
1. Thursday, the 8th June. The Thurlestone Hotel ,Thurlestone, South Devon TQ7 3NN.
2. Sunday, the 11th June. Ruthin Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Ruthin, North Wales LL15 2NU.
3. Tuesday, the 13th June. Inn on the Lake, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0PE.
4. Wednesday, the21st June. The Old Swan Hotel ,Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR.
It would be lovely if you could join them for one of those evenings. All Old Salopians, spouses and partners, children/grandchildren very welcome.
If you are able to go along, it would be very helpful if you could email Miles on firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of May to let him know (and to say how many will be in your party). This will help us to work out how many will be wanting tea.
Miles and Jane will be joining all the other co-drivers for drinks each evening at 7.00pm for dinner at 7.30 so will have to end their Salopian get together by 6.30pm.
If you cannot make it to one of these evenings because you live too far away, Miles and Jane are expecting to arrive at The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport NP18 1HQ on Saturday 10th June and Barnsdale Hall Hotel, Nr Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AB on Thursday 22nd June by about 5.00pm and would be happy to meet you at either of those venues to say hello and show you the cars, all of which should be there to inspect from about that time. Again, please could you email him if you are going so that he can look out for you.