[ SVVS "Cream Tea" Run - Knight's Garden Centre, Woldingham - June 2002]
The following text is based on the SVVS Magazine
report by Julian Alderton and the photos are by David Glew. Pictures have been prepared
for speed of loading on the web
so the definition is lower than a print, and the page to be viewed at
800 x 600.
Once again, the SVVS "Cream Tea", organised as ever by Messrs
Picnic Organisers was a huge success, even the weather was quite
perfect. Some 18 cars were paraded on the lawn of Knight's Garden Centre
and in no particular order, they were:
Geoff Hewitt's Mercedes
convertible, Ian MacLennan's 1929 4.5 litre Bentley, Malcolm Bailey's
1934 Morris Minor, Hon. Treasurer's 1937 Ford Tourer (Dummy Drophead??),
two MG TCs, Graham Martin's 1946 Standard 8, Terry Mistry's 1947 Triumph
Roadster (with a 'Mistry' noise under the valve cover), and his rather
quick Austin Healey.
Bruce Glover's 1928 Lea Francis 12/50, Bill Ray's
1953 Jowett Jupiter Special, David Locket's Bentley, Gordon Tapping's
1929 Humber 16/50 Tourer, the editorial MG Y and, Chas Moody's
beautifully restored 1928 Morris Cowley saloon.
Also present were a Dellow, a very rare Armstrong Siddeley 18 and a Rolls Royce, all of
unknown ownership, as was the other Mercedes.
Equally importantly, the cream tea was, as ever, excellent. This time we
were ushered to our reserved room through the front door, not via
the conservatory, and through the elegant entrance hall so that we could
admire the fine architecture and the magnificent decoration of the
To match this the grounds are quite beautiful and made a perfect
setting for another most enjoyable S. V. V. S. meeting. A vote of thanks
is due to Messrs Picnic Organisers for all the work they put in to
creating such an enjoyable afternoon for us.
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