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Keith & Wendy’s Run
25th July 2017

As the storm clouds gathered over Gloucester on our way to the start of the run, I was beginning to think that my run would be another wet one, just like my run last year, but arriving at the start point at the large lay-by on the A38, we managed to miss the worst of the storm. Not so for most of the cars who arrived a bit later, as many were caught in the deluge that hit Gloucester. Steve and Marion getting the worst of it, by not having enough time to put their side screens up, Steve arrived soaked down his right side, whilst Marion matched him down her left side.

However the weather at the start point looked promising, especially in the direction which the cars were to be heading. Twelve MG’s set of for the run, with only one car not turning up.

The route started off heading towards Standish, and then negotiating the many mini roundabouts passing through Stonehouse. From Stonehouse the route then took the cars through Leonard Stanley and on to Kings Stanley where the cars then turned off by the Kings Head pub and headed towards Selsley village.

After passing through Selsley village the route then took the cars up and over Selsley Common, following the road (the B4066) all the way across the common and dropping down into Uley, where the cars then turned right up Lampern Hill towards Kingscote & Tetbury. With a pleasant drive up the wooded hill with a couple of tight bends the route then turned off onto the B4058 towards Nailsworth.

Most drivers then noticed the error in my route notes, stating a left turn towards Horsley, although the Tulip diagram was correct, showing that it was actually a right turn. Passing though Horsley and the current road works the cars dropped down into Nailsworth and took the 1st exit off the roundabout towards Nympsfield.  The route then took the cars past the Forest Rovers football pitch and the Nympsfield wind turbine.

Passing through Nympsfield village the cars then arrived back at the cross roads on the B4066 at Coaley Peak, then descended the peak down towards Frocester which afforded great views across the Severn Valley.

The view whilst driving down towards Frocester

The route then took a left turn at the cross roads in Frocester,  heading towards Dursley and passing the solitary church spire of St Peters.

The Solitary spire and porch is all that remains of St Peter’s Church Frocester
The Church was demolished in 1952.

Passing by the relatively new Cam railway station the route finally headed out of Cam and to the roundabout on the A38, where the cars turned off towards Slimbridge.  After the 32 mile run all arrived safely at the Tudor Arms pub at Shepherd’s Patch, which pleased Trevor and his son Chris , as Trevor informed us all that it was his local.

Although the car park was very full and parking was a bit of a problem, some having to park out in the road with a bit of a walk, the food and service provided was very good and enjoyed by all.

Our granddaughter, Lili who came with us for the evening was impressed with the MG’s that took part and was pleased to meet all the members who took part in the run.

Thank you all for the positive comments received regarding the run. I am glad that you all enjoyed the run, the food and made the evening a success.

 

 

 

 

 

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