VINTAGE CAR EVENT
SUNDAY 26TH MAY
What a glorious day we had on Sunday. While Hungerford basked in the warm sunshine, Hungerford Arcade was hosting a classic vehicle charity event together with the Thames Valley Farmers Market. Vehicles from the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club and private individuals arrived early and took their places outside the Arcade and in the staff car park at the rear of the building.
Of course, the crowds gathered, with the Farmers Market stallholders, customers and children alike, thoroughly enjoying themselves, studying the cars, talking to their owners and asking lots of questions. There must have been hundreds of photographs taken.
Among these amazing vehicles was the wonderful immaculate, red, bull-nose, Morris van which appears in the television series, Downton Abbey - it drew lots of attention! Its owner and committee member of the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club Roger Pigden, actually drives the van during filming. They starred in the last series, the Christmas edition and have been filmed for the new series. The Morris has been newly sign-written for the programme; 'G H Bakewell & Sons Provisions 26 Grove Rd Downton'.
While all this was going on outside the Arcade, inside, Hungerford Arcade was 'bursting at the seams' with customers from all over the country and indeed, America, Australia, Chile and Europe! It was Bank holiday weekend and everyone was enjoying themselves, soaking up the warm sunshine. A memorable day indeed!
|Interior of Daimler Dart|