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:: [ SVVS Summer Picnic, Betchworth - August 2012 ] ::

We would very much like to thank Paul and Patrick of Royce Motors in Betchworth for allowing us to use their field which had been especially cut for the second time because the grass had grown too long in the meantime. It was most unfortunate that despite the BBC weather forecast promising wall-to-wall sunshine, and the hottest day of the year so far, directly on arrival we were greeted by almighty spectacular flashes of lightning directly overhead and by a deafening thunderstorm with stairrod rain deluge, which had everybody firmly ensconced in their wet and humid cars for a while. The very same thing happened the last time we came here!!

Fortunately the clouds cleared just as quickly as they had arrived and the sun shone brightly and hot for the rest of the afternoon. Unfortunately the cloudburst had occurred just when Chris Cuss had got the barbecue hotdogs ready, so there weren't many takers and he was left with bangers and rolls to spare. Many thanks to Chris and the catering department (Brian Lloyd-Jacob) for all the effort in getting the gear and provisions to the site and for the cooking. Thanks also go to Chas and Janet Moody who took over the equally important task of organising and dolling out the vino this year.  Some 25 cars came which was a half down on numbers the last time we came here. The photos by 'O'Akes the Photo' (Tony Oakes).  Please click on any thumbnail picture below to see the full size picture. To return to the thumbnails please click the Explorer "Back" arrow (top left of screen). 

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