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 ).