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::[SVVS at the Outwood Carnival-September 2021]::

Photos by Bozi Mohacek, Julie Mohacek and Michel Gosset.


 
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Outwood is a lovely village in Surrey near Gatwick Airport and has the oldest working windmill in Britain in the middle of the common. For many years the village has held an annual Carnival which would have started with a procession of Vintage Cars from the Windmill to the Carnival site adjacent to Lloyd Hall. In some previous years the procession would have been headed with dancing Morris-men which, while rather pretty, played havoc with old Morris radiators boiling over trying to go along at snail's pace. Dame Judi Dench is a local resident and the Carnival has frequently been opened by her at the front of the parade seated in the little Austin belonging to fellow Outwood resident Paul Daniels. Outwood is a very active charitable donation centre with most activities being charity driven.

Bits of the Outwood showground are renowned for being a bit boggy which has in the past resulted in SVVS Chairman Bozi Mohaceks's Rolls Royce Shooting Brake getting firmly stuck in the mud requiring pulling out by an equally large American Reynolds Boughton RB44 military four-wheel drive.

Like everywhere else Covid has played havoc with local events, so the Outwood Show was not held last year. Our Member David Crittell, who is also part pf the organisers of the Outwood Show, advised us that they were trying to reactivate the Outwood Carnival in 2021 in a much smaller way and asked us if we could provide a dozen vintage cars for display. The Show was generally to be much smaller this year and was to be held within the grounds of Lloyd Hall and the adjacent Council sports field. For many years the SVVS supported the Outwood Village Carnival while Julian Alderton, who lives in Outwood, was still active with old cars. Julian was invited to come along in his modern but as his walking is still with two crutches, he bailed out. The show was scheduled to take place again this year on Saturday 4th of September.

The weather was good on the day, although it had been raining previously, so our part of the showground was back to potentially boggy. We were therefore asked to park on the dry bit under the trees parallel with the road, and to be there between 13.00 and 16.00h. This was to be an official SVVS event, and we had invited a selection of 'local' SVVS members who, all bar one, did turn out as promised. We had a good selection of 14 cars which was adequate for the space which had been allocated to us. Those present, in alphabetical order, were Malcolm Bailey, Paul Daniels, Mike Gorman, Michel and Helen Gosset, Rick Hone, Neville and Carol Jones, Bozi Mohacek, Julie Mohacek, Chas Moody, Brian Rice, Tony and Julia Tester, Ian Scott, and potential new Members Bert and Yvonne.

As the show was taking place at lunchtime, SVVS members came armed with chairs and lunches and formed a large chat circle in the field which remained there for most of the afternoon with continual chatting. The day coincided with Mr and Mrs Chairman celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary so they had bought along some bucks-fizz which helped to lubricate things. See further down for more. The event was great fun so that when it came to chucking out time at 4pm, everybody was surprised where the time had flown.

The Show was attended as usual by Dame Judi Dench, who can be seen on one of the photos at the bottom of the page. Lloyd Hall has recently been rebuilt with an open oak beam structure which is quite impassive and used extensively for local functions. Great day out and many thanks to all members who came.

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September the 4th coincided with a rather important date for Mr and Mrs SVVS Chairman, Julie and Bozi Mohacek. At this very time 50 years earlier in the adjoining Parish of Horne at the Church of St Mary, Julie and Bozi were taking their vows. Being a very rural community, many of the local people at this Outwood Carnival were also present at the Wedding and at the Reception which took place at Church Farm adjoining St Mary's. Julie and Bozi took the opportunity to celebrate the event by bring along some bucks-fizz and shearing the merriment with SVVS Members present, including Messers Chairman's granddaughter. The SVVS Committee sprung a surprise on Julie and Bozi with the presentation of a formal congratulations from the SVVS on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. (Photo bottom right).Please Click on the thumbnail photos to see full size picture  

 

Local Resident  Dame Judi Dench

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