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2009 Annual MVT North Oxon and Cotswolds Gathering.

The 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.

On 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.



 

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