Thursday, February 22, 2018

John & Julie Bailey - 2

Devon Discoveries

During a recent holiday in Devon we visited the RHS Rosemoor Garden near Great Torrington as they were holding a “vintage” weekend with an antiques fair and displays of classic cars, motorcycles and tractors, unfortunately there were no Minors but a small selection of nice cars including a Wolsely Six Eighty, an Armstrong Sidley, an Alvis special and the iconic Ford Model T.


Also among the exhibits were two examples of the Bond Bug, I can remember seeing the three wheel version but the four wheel model was new to me.

The gardens are well worth a visit if you are in the area but allow plenty of time and take some comfortable shoes, it’s enormous!

During the two weeks we spent in Devon we only saw one Morris Minor, a traveller as we approached a T junction in Bodmin but VW camper vans were in abundance wherever we went, perhaps it’s the sea and surf!

On a trip from the cottage to Launceston on the A388 we came across a seemingly abandoned garage at Chapmans Well.  On the forecourt there were some interesting cars, a Triumph TR3A, a Triumph Stag and a Jaguar XJS all in various conditions, from the amount of green algae they have obviously been standing there for some time!


John & Julie Bailey