FBHVC Drive-It Day, April 22nd 2012

Starting from The Elephant pub in Shavington, nr Crewe, Cheshire, five cars set off to the Anson Engine Museum at Higher Poynton, Cheshire which is a 35 mile run there. Picking up a sixth club member on the way past Sandbach, and on arrival two more club members arrived via their own routes. Although it rained on and off for the visit, we were warmly welcomed by the museum volunteers, who show us the amazing model of Poynton and all its coal pits as it was in 1903, the large model being a facsimile of the place down to the last correctly placed tree and hedge. Then we were given demonstrations of various working engines, in particular the lighting and starting of the Gardner 4T5 semi-diesel. At noon people who wanted, started to collect to make their way to the Boars Head pub just up the road for an excellent Sunday roast beef lunch. Some went back, while a few of us went a few more yards up the road to have a look at the Macclesfield canal, Higher Poynton boat yard, and marina. By three, the last of us were getting into our cars for the run back through the more leafy and expensive by-roads of Dean Row and Alderley Edge. All in all, a very good and successful Drive It Day.

Below are some photos of the event

Some more photos of the day are available here: Photobucket album

©2012 South Cheshire Collectors Car Club.