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2018 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.