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Event Report

 

2016 - Tan Hill Adventure by Sheila Mason - 22nd May 2016
 

Report by John Gill
 


Thirteen cars met in the Applegarth car park at 10.45 with Richard and Jean meeting us for lunch, making a total of seven MG's, including a TD, BGT, Midget, TF Trophy, TF160, two Roadsters and a TF Trophy. In addition we had a Porche Boxter, a Land Rover Series 1, an Alpha Romeo Spider, a Rover Mini and two Jaguars a SK140 and XJ8.


Everyone followed our 38 mile route, travelling through wonderful scenery with clear sunny views and many with tops down, to The Tan Hill Inn. Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, standing 1,732feet above sea level.

 

The building dates back to the 17th century, and during the 18th century was used as a hostelry by workers digging coal from the Tan Hill seam.


We were allocated our own dining room for lunch and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves with much chat and laughter. Everyone appeared to enjoy their lunch and weren't put off when told that the room, we were in, was once the minerís mortuary. There was also a tractor rally in the car park of the Inn, unfortunately, the 20 tractors decided to leave the car park just before most of us. Most of us were not put of by this and followed the planned route going in the opposite direction than we came. The tractors were very kind and after approximately 10 minutes pulled in to let us pass.

 

The homeward route had a stop at Brymor Ice-cream Parlour and many of us took the opportunity to stop, the sun was pleasantly warm and it was lovely sitting outside. Please keep your fingers crossed and hopefully the weather is going to be kind to us for all the car runs.
 

Thanks to Tony and Sheila for arranging this excellent run. Apologies for the loss of their photos (computer glitch??) ( Ed ).