Day Out at The Stonor Park Craft Fair
Saturday 26th August.
Eight cars gathered at The Bell in Stoke Mandeville, to enjoy a bacon bap breakfast before setting out to the Craft Fair at Stonor Park. The drive from Stoke Mandeville is through the Chilterns, and this is beautiful English countryside, one of England’s best-kept secrets – only one incident – after a couple of hundred yards Clive had to pull over because he had forgotten to turn on the fuel pump disable switch, quickly rectified!
Just before the entrance to Stonor Park was a good meeting point to gather the cars together again so we could arrive in convoy and park the cars all together.
Although it was a good looking pub we decided to wait till we got to the beer tent at the fair to indulge.
The Craft Fair at Stonor was very extensive, and laid out extremely well, with marquees surrounding a large central area for circulating and for outdoor displays (including a bright red Routemaster bus that had been converted into a travelling Bar, which was doing a roaring trade (Brian Deacon was spotted imbibing outside, and Brian Rainbow and Roger Withers upstairs….). Having spent the morning examining (and purchasing) the crafty merchandise, we returned to the cars for a picnic lunch in the sun before going back in to admire and purchase more must have artefacts.
Afternoon tea was on offer too.
A very pleasant outing which the girls really enjoyed, and one we will repeat next year, perhaps at Newport Pagnell, which is an even bigger craft fair and Classic Car event too. Please see below the press release for the 2018 show. We will definitely be looking to do a day out to this event.
Get the date in your diary and we will update in future posts.
PRESS RELEASE – VINTAGE EVENT 2018
We are very excited to announce that a date has been set for next years vintage event which is to be held on Saturday 9th June 2018. Make a note of it in your diary and watch this space for more info ……….
Vintage Vehicle Display
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