Photos from Visit Montgomery's post
After a pleasurable visit to Cloverlands on May Day, John Weston-Smith returned straight home to read “Driving through the decades” by Gillian and Valerie Rogers. He was struck by how many places and experiences were shared between his own lifelong car enthusiasm and Gillian’s. “Gillian has visited and taken part in lots of events at places which I knew well as I also lived in Kent and Sussex through the ‘60s and ‘70s.”
“One thing I noticed is that Gillian worked at one time at Caffyns, a long-established dealer in the South East. In fact my first Rolls Royce was a Silver Wraith which had originally been sold by Caffyns in Eastbourne. Although when new it was not itself fitted with dealer metal cill
The presentation took place surrounded by the Cloverlands collection, and watched by Cloverlands’ custodians, volunteers and supporters. Gillian’s partner Max Tomlinson began straight away to plan a bespoke oak plinth for displaying the sill plate, and all in attendance continued to reminisce about their decades of enjoyment of motoring in all its guises, not least cleaning cars in the “posh area” as teenagers – much more lucrative than the traditional paper round! 🙂
Mr Weston-Smith also brought with him many interesting catalogues and magazines for the museum, as well as a unique collection of motoring memorabilia which will be on display at Cloverlands soon - but of that the details will remain under our (ten-gallon) hats for just a little longer…. Watch this space…. 😉
( Photos by David Wilson - Detailed Article courtesy of Claire Weston ) ...