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The Essex Exploration 2002



Essex Exploration - Rally Report



Ian and Vera run a regular event in the East of England each year. This year the venue was the county of Essex and 30 members attended in a total of 15 cars.  The 3 day rally was based in two adjacent hotels in Clacton on Sea, from where we made a number of excursions to places of interest. The pictures tell some of the story, you can click on any of them to see a bigger version



The crew gather at Finchingfield for Saturday breakfast


Peter and Graham set off in the Doretti


Phil and Lynda seyt off in the 1934 10


Peter Lee's Avon is prominent at Chappel Railway


Some of the crew on the platform at Chappel Station


A very cold seafront at Harwich


The Alma Inn for Sunday lunch and the suprise arrival of a birthday cake for the Webmaster's "insignificant" birthday


General views of the Sunday Evening Dinner, above and right


Our host, Ian and Vera with "Shaky"


Short pause at Walton on the Naze


Souvenir of the Nuclear Shelter visit



One of East Anglia's Martello Towers



Splendid museum in Colchester Castle


The photos just give a flavour of places that the tour visited over 3 days and the fun that was had by everyone. All accomodation, visits and meals were arranged in advance by Ian and Vera, who also provided a beautiful souvenir illustrated tour guide and route instructions.


Ian and Vera are working on next years event, the destination will be central Suffolk. Places to be visited will probably include Framlington Castle, Cotton Music Museum, Bungay Otter Trust, Stoneham Birds of Prey Centre and an Historic Vehicles display. Look at the events list for information as it comes in. Numbers are strictly limited, and the event is thoroughly enjoyable, so if you want to attend, please contact Ian Leggett as soon as possible.


Report by Phil Homer

Photos by Phil Homer and Ian leggett