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LUNCH AT THE MAYFLY, TESTCOMBE
Sunday 31 July 2005

Just seven Club cars braved a day of sunshine and showers to enjoy lunch at the Mayfly public house near Stockbridge. In addition, Janet and Teddy Nash arrived by means of a substantial 4x4 machine clearly anticipating bad weather ahead and sure enough, Ted Meachem had only to lower the roof on his Corniche LOL to guarantee a thunderous downpour.

Situated in an idyllic spot by the River Test, the Mayfly nonetheless proved to be an agreeable if popular setting for dodging the showers offering an extensive menu of hot and cold food including a first class Sunday roast.

Those tempted outside to observe the comings and goings would have enjoyed witnessing the road trials of a rare McAllister two-horse power (by Kanchu) as well as a visit by several enthusiastic and possibly original owners(!) from a British historic motorcycle club including a Velocette dating from 1929.

Still, at least it was nice weather for the ducks!

Andrew Honour - Section Committee Member


Mayfly public house   Two horse power!
The Mayfly and its riverside setting.   Kanchu McAllister 'drives' a 2hp.
Ducks   Seven motor cars
Perfect weather for ducks!   A display of only seven cars. Photos: Andrew Honour