Huddlesford Heritage Gathering

Huddlesford Gathering & Classic Cars


Well, one couldn't have chosen a better day. The sun was shining and the temperature was good as we all gathered at 11:00am at Huddlesford Canal junction near Lichfield, for this annual gathering of historic longboats, vintage motor vehicles and motor cycles.

As we strolled by the Boats and Floating Traders and between the various stalls selling anything from cakes, bric-a-brac, various crafts, Cats Protection, the Greyhound Trust and potted plants, the air was filled with music from the entertainment marquee and mouth watering smells of freshly cooking beef burgers and sausages. The entertainment in the central display ring featured the Hall Green Greyhound Trust, Belly Dancing, a Dog Show, a Country and Western singing group, to name but a few and a Dennis fire appliance on display from the local Lichfield Fire Station.

A wonder around the many vintage and classic vehicles on display, Jaguars, MG's, Morris Minors, Austin Sevens and old motor cyles and sidecars were a fantastic sight. All polished and glistening in the summer sunshine, a sight which brought back many happy memories of times gone by.

Then onto the OWL in Lichfield (originally named The Shoulder of Mutton) for a three course lunch. The food was well presented and tasty and went down well after the mornings fresh air and exercise around the Huddlesford gathering. The conversation flowed and as did the drinks.

An extremely enjoyable day out and well organised by John and Linda Turner. Thank you.



Phil Williams


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