Annual MVT North Oxon and Cotswolds Gathering.
highlight of our year must be our annual road runs and
weekend get together at Swinbrook. Using the facilities of
the Swinbrook cricket club we had over 30 vehicles join us
from as far away as Norfolk and the South Coast. What made
the event so enjoyable was “David King memorial road
run” organised by Don Evason which took us to the WW2
airfields at Broadwell, Macaroni Woods, Southrop and Bibury.
Don had obtained permission from the local land owners for us
to go on to their land and explore, while our resident
historian Bill King took some time to explain the history of
each location. These places were fascinating and without Bill
being there to explain the history many interesting features
would have been otherwise missed. The road run was about 30
miles long and on the way around we stopped off at the
Victoria Arms at Eastleach. We had prearranged our stop there
so the landlord was not phased by 30 MV’s coming into
their car park.
Saturday night we had a barbecue (which went down very well);
a prize giving and then everybody enjoyed a few drinks before
retiring to their tents. On the Sunday we went out for
another road run, this time to the WW2 airfield at Enstone
which still has an active flying club. We were made very
comfortable in the club house and they laid on a barbecue for
us. It was a wonderfully hot and sunny day and we spent some
time exploring the site before people started to head for
home. All in all the event was our best yet and we hope to
hold another one next year.