Black & White, Black & White, Black & White

The Three Magpies, Sells Green, Melksham, Wiltshire

15-18 April 2010


The marshals of John and Val Rowe, Terry and Sandra Milsom did a superb job of organising the Black and White rally at the Three Magpies pub in Melksham, Wiltshire when they knew the weather was going to be brilliant. I don’t think we saw a cloud for 3 days.

The first night many of us went into the Three Magpies celebrating Steve and Lynn Ashby’s 21st Wedding Anniversary whilst being entertained by a very funny comedian with an accordion, arriving back on the rally field singing Nellie the Elephant a little later in the evening!! We went for cycle rides passing other ralliers as they walked along the Avon and Kennet Canal which was very close to the site, finding others in the pub gardens.

On Saturday we cycled up the Caen Locks, the middle section being sixteen locks forming a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside, only to find another pub where we had lunch. We then cycled all the way back down in a lot less time than it took us to get up.

The competitions all had a black and white theme, even the prizes on the raffle table and the children’s sweets were all black and white. A perfect rally to relax, and socialise with lots of friends outside in the sunshine.

Sarah, Tony and Rachel

Pics courtesy Sarah Crossley
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