Classic Vehicle Gathering & Autojumble - Rural Life Centre, Tilford September 20th 2009
What a lovely day out.
Weather was very kind and the turnout was excellent with the main show areas being full and those arriving without pre-registering (including me) having to park in an overflow field.
The vehicles on show were interesting and good to see, with quite a few I haven't seen before, but what was most interesting were all the exhibits at the museum that are spread about the grounds of the Rural Life Centre. These included a small church, a schoolroom, a pre-fab furnished to suit the time period and a multitude of tools and memorabilia that represent rural life in Britain's days gone by. The place is loaded with nostalgia and if this is your thing then we would thoroughly recommend a visit (the place is good for the kids too with a play area and little tasks for them to complete around the site).
Today, many visitors dressed in period clothes (many to suit the vehicles they arrived in) and this really gave the whole event a wonderful feeling of simpler times.
JJ and I met up with quite a few familiar faces including BoopoopadoopGal and Postie Dave and we spent a couple of hours in our day just having a chinwag and taking in the lovely atmosphere. The food is good at the museum's cafe (and reasonably priced) and we managed to include a couple of visits.