Lytham Hall & Dales Run
The Burnley and Pendle MGOC had a couple of outings in August and Roger tells us about them. After coffee at Samelsbury Hall, we all set off to Lytham Classic Car Show. Lytham Hall is a fine Lancashire Georgian, once the ancestral home of the colourful Clifton Family, over four centuries. A Grade I listed building, the site and its 80 acres of date back to the 12th century when it was home to a priory of Benedictine monks. Sir Cuthbert Clifton built a Jacobean Manor House on this site in 1606, but his descendants built the fine Palladian house which we see today.
After being guided to our parking space we set of to explore a vast array of cars of all eras. Some of the group did a tour of the Hall and quite a few came home with purchases from the garden centre. A great day out helped by the glorious weather and good company for our picnic in the sun, and we are looking forward to our next show at Hoghton Tower in September.
We also had a perfect sunny day for the Dales Run. Around 85 entries, mostly MG and three were from Burnley & Pendle. It was an excellent run with a choice of adding another 30 miles onto the 85 of the shorter route. We had some fabulous views and, at one point, had Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside all in full view and splendour. The gated road from Ingleton to Dent was a bit of a challenge but everyone made it. Our lunch time picnic was taken near Hawes and afterwards a visit to the Creamery and then we headed over the tops for home.