Sussex   Flight   Run

29th September, 2016.

I had arranged a scenic route from Hooe to the Robertsbridge Aviation Museum for South Downs MGCC and decided to extend an invitation to the Bexhill 100 MCC MGs.   I was delighted that Pauline and Raymond brought her TD as South Downs only produced MGB roadsters, MGB GTs and one Riley RME 1952.   The Aviation Museum advertised it as a display of MGs and on hearing this two beautifully restored American Army jeeps joined us as well, much to the delight of two small boys.

We met at The Lamb, Hooe for coffee when I handed out the route which was through country lanes by way of Ninfield, Penhurst, Darvell Hollow, Brightling to Robertsbridge.   People left in their own time so that they did not go in procession.   Alan had gone ahead (via the main roads) and was at the entrance to the Aviation Museum in his flourescent waistcoat as it necessitates a sharp hairpin turn left off the twisty hill towards Hurst Green on the A21 just beyond the Robertsbridge roundabout.   I stayed at The Lamb until everyone had left when I also took the main road route and we all arrived safely at the Museum.

We parked in the field adjacent to the Museum, and having eaten our picnic lunches we spent a fascinating afternoon in the Nissen huts housing the great variety of exhibits  and enjoying home-made cakes etc. in the cafe.   Having advertised the fact there would be a display of MGS and thanks to that and a lovely sunny day there were a great many visitors.

All participants seemed to enjoy the event and it was suggested we repeat it next year.

Gillian Beecher