Sunday, 21 April 2013

Our Wroxton Weekend and 'Drive it Day'

The Wroxton House Hotel near Banbury Oxfordshire.

There were 10 Roadster 100 and 2 other Morgans with us, The Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register, staying at the Wroxton House Hotel for what proved to be a fabulous weekend.

 Our Mogs tucked up for the night in the Hotel Car Park

 Scenes of, and from the Hotel

Register members Philip and Linda do a fabulous job planning the event and preparing a comprehensive set of Scenic Tours to visit the the Cotswolds and the famous 'Blossom Trail' around the lively villages of the Vale of Evesham. 

Sadly the Blossom is late this year due to the hard winter but the Villages with their lovely gardens and houses of Golden Cotswolds Sandstone more than compensated.

Our tour centered on the Beautiful Town of Broadway, from there we routed via Evesham.

 Broadway Main Street

Part of the Swan Hotel

Our Lunch was taken in The Old Chestnut Tree Inn to be found in Lower Moore, Worcestershire, where our cars put on a display for visitors in the car Park on the Green. The Pub dates back to 1537 so is steeped in history.

 Parking Display at The Chestnut

 I am one of these people who cannot resist a good Pub Photo which, as is often the case, are to be found on the walls of the Men's Toilets. Here are a selection from the Chestnut indicating the Interests of the Landlord and the Customers.

 Scenes from The Men's Toilet Walls.

Following an excellent Buffet Lunch we set off for our various return journeys.

This is one of my random 'Overhead Shots' taken by holding the camera over my head while driving and just  clicking. The results are a gamble. 

Our Sunday 'Drive It Day' event was to visit the nearby National Trust property of Upton House ,where we once again place the cars in Display Format in front of the house.

Just outside of the Yew Hedge can be seen another Display of Mazda MX5's but they did not stay long before moving on.


The Gardens at the rear of the House are lovely but will be much more so once the Blossom & Flowers come into bloom.

 Looking down the Garden to the Mirror Lake

 The Breeze prevents the Mirror Effect than may be expected on a still day.

 Here we found just a little blossom on our pathway.

 Looking towards the Sunken Lawn

 One Giant Carp in the Lake

 The Bog Garden

 Climbing back to the Upper Level.

 Across the Main Lawn to the House.

 Tulip Beds on the Terraces

 The Side Passage

The National Trust Shopping Area.

We ended our tour in the Caffeteria for a light lunch before setting off for home on our own scenic cross country non Motorway Route.

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