Cold War - What Cold War?

Gt Chatwell, Newport, Shropshire

2nd - 6th July 2009


To get to the Wyndford Mill Farm you had to go down some very narrow single track roads, we ended up with 3 caravans in convoy. What a delightful spot well away from the hustle and bustle of town life only the sheep and the birds. We were in a very large meadow and just behind the hedge with a small stream with a pond where you could fish if you wanted to.

We had a very warm welcome from our marshals Mike and Chris Pritchford and Len and Dot Field. They had built a "gazebo" city and the urn was on all the time. On Saturday we had a communal BBQ and the marshals provided delicious deserts. On Sunday we were treated to a cream tea.

We arrived on Thursday only to find out that the local Red Lion were doing a special of rump steak and chips, when we arrived at the Red Lion there were plenty of familiar faces from the rally. On Friday went to the award winning National Cold War Exhibition just a few miles away at RAF Cosford and spent some time going round all the different hangers. There was a unique display of 3 British nuclear bombers, Valiant, Vulcan and Victor. The exhibition is part of the 35 acre display and it was all free. It was well worth the visit and their sister museum is not that far from us in Hendon.

On Saturday we went to see the Iron Bridge at Telford it was a glorious day and very hot. Sunday we went for a drive round the country lanes then back in time for our cream tea.

Monday it was time to go home and the weather broke and it rained. The journey home was through torrential rain we got on to the M6 and were diverted off the motorway as it was flooded and traffic was at a stand still and our navigation system directed us to the toll M6.

A very big thank you to our hard working marshals Mike and Chris Pitchford and Len and Dot Field it was a lovely rally in beautiful countryside.

Barbara Roberts

Pics courtesy Martin Roberts
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