Fish and Chip Shop Run - Sunday 21st October
Report by Sheila Mason
Fifteen cars arrived in The Applegarth car park, at 11am, to be greeted
by Martin and Jackie. We welcomed two new members Maureen Powles and
John Middlemiss in their MGTF and Teri and Alan Marsay with two well
behaved passengers [their pet dogs] in their Saab. There was much
interest in Martin Bartle’s new MG Midget to add to his collection.
Martin Vinson gave out the
sixty-mile route and we all noted the warning “Beware of suicidal
pheasants.” There certainly were many trying to shorten their lives,
even two behaving like Kamikaze pilots flying in front of the bonnet but
pleased to say Tony missed both!
We left at 11.30, the sun still shining, passed the hospital up
Bullamoor road to Borrowby, Cowesby, passed The Carpenters Arms onto
Thirlby and Boltby. The Autumn colouring was magnificent and although we
have travelled through some of the villages before there is always
something new to see. Some members stopped in Helmsley but most motored
on through the beautiful village of Harome with its two pretty thatched
cottages. We passed through two villages we had not heard of called
Fadmoor and Wombleton then onward through Ampleforth passed Byland Abbey
to Coxwold, through Kilburn and then Thirsk bound for our fish and
chips. There were many scenic views, three fords to go through,
unfortunately, no water just leaves.
Martin was waiting at one
to take photos, some cars did not appear for the photo shoot they went
the wrong way. Some of roads were very narrow which made passing cars
almost impossible having at the same time to contend with many cyclists,
horse riders, dog walkers, chickens and the suicidal pheasants, all good
fun! We were all seated in The White Horse, Thirsk by 14.30, having been
allocated the upstairs dining room. There was much chat and enthusiasm
for a very enjoyable run, most of us managed not to get lost [ very many
times] thanks to Martin’s perfect instructions and the fish and chips
were perfect as well.
Thank you to Martin and
Jackie for organising our last run of the year. We all look forward to
the 2019 season.