The club has booked Eastwood Hall (near Nottingham), long standing members will recall our previous successful events at this venue though this was under different management. The dining suite has been completely refurbished (just before closing due to Covid!).
Our weekend schedule:
Friday 10 June: Arrival and buffet style meal in our private suite, a time to meet old friends and make new ones.
Saturday 11 June: After breakfast in the hotel we will head out on a planned drive. We will be visiting the “Great British Car Journey” (https://greatbritishcarjourney.com/about-us/).
This is a very new museum housed in a former wire factory in the Derbyshire we will be taken on an interactive journey celebrating an era when British entrepreneurs and engineers were at the forefront of a transport revolution. Along with Henry Ford in America , Herbert Austin and William Morris were the leaders who put the working population behind the wheel and gave us all the freedom of mobility which we now take for granted.
This is the story of a British industry which in its heyday was a worldwide force and its products could be found in all corners of the globe. Its heroes are the popular cars from a bygone era when for half a century, British cars did literally “rule the road”. Many of these cars are now incredibly rare and we have spent over two years searching for examples to display.
We will on a journey which starts in the early 1920s when the working family could only dream of owning a car. The journey ends as we venture into the new millennium and most of Britain’s great car factories fall silent, overwhelmed by the same process of globalisation which swept away our once proud Ship Building and Aviation industries.
There is a café in the museum serving snacks or full lunches, alternatively there are many hostelries able to cater as you wish.
The afternoon is up to you, there is a local distillery producing Gin and with the first batch of Peak District Whisky maturing, tours have to be booked https://www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk/p … s-tasting/
The Crich tram museum (https://www.tramway.co.uk) is also close by and well known to the club, our open day was held there in the heady per-covid days!
Further up the Derwent Valley, Cromford Mills (https://www.cromfordmills.org.uk) relate the history of Richard Arkwright and early industrialisation of the area.
The Denby Pottery Village (https://www.denbypottery.com) is also within easy driving distance
In the evening we will assemble 7 for 7:30 for our dinner dance at the hotel, this will incorporate a speech from our new chair and a guest speaker and entertainment. The hotel is able to cater for choice of meal which will have to be ordered when booking.
Prices are for Friday 10th & Saturday 11th of June 2022 which includes
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Please note you will need to make your menu choice at the time of the booking. You will be sent a copy of this booking once completed. Click Dinner menu to view & download a copy.
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