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THE WEALD & DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Singleton, Chichester - Sunday 26 June 2005

Our visit to the Weald & Downland Museum took place on a perfect summer's day. Fears that traffic congestion, caused by those arriving at the nearby Goodwood Festival of Speed, would make our journeys difficult proved groundless and twenty cars, including several from Wessex Section, made a nice display in a field big enough for several hundred. The first to arrive was Simon Crofts of Wessex Section who had set out from Lymington in his immaculate 25hp at 7am in the hope that he wouldn't be late. He wasn't.

The extensive views over the open countryside made our picnics a pleasure and the Museum proved to be full of interest to all. We had the museum almost to ourselves as the Festival of Speed had apparently frightened away the usual number of Sunday visitors - or perhaps that is where they had all gone.

The Harley-Davidson Owners' Club was meeting in a different part of the Museum and many of its members took a great interest in our cars. Sadly, I gained the impression that my attempts to convert them to 'proper' motoring have made little headway.

David Steel - Section Committee Member


Tudor buildings   Wagon
Some of the cars Display of motor cars
Photos: Andrew Honour