Drive It Day 2019

We were so lucky with Drive It Day as it was a beautiful sunny day in Derbyshire.
We met in the National Trust car Park at Ilam so all could have a comfort break and coffee plus a quick catch up. It was lovely to welcome new members – Ken & Jackie
Kilsby and John Forth.
In total we had 8 Tractions, a 2CV and the Mini so 22 people.
It was a pretty drive from Ilam, through Mappleton, Snelston, Osmaston and past Carsington Water ending up at the Cock & Pullet in Sheldon for a delicious
Sunday lunch followed by very naughty desserts. I’m sure we will visit this pub again in the future…

Drive it Day April 2018

We had a very successful day as the sun was shining as we met at the Royal Oak in Hurdlow for coffee. We then set off on a 50 mile drive visiting Earl Sterndale, along Morridge Edge, Butterton, Milldale, Hartington and back to the Royal Oak for Sunday lunch. In total we had 18 people, 7 Tractions, a Skoda and DS3.

Sunday 4th February – eleven of us met for a lovely lunch at the Hanging Gate in Shottle – a new pub for us which we will certainly return to. Congratulations to Alistair & Dave for braving the weather in their Tractions – a rare sight in the Derbyshire winter weather.

Sunday 3rd December – thirteen of us met up at the Gate Inn in Tansley for lunch and a natter. No Tractions were present – was it too cold OR too much salt on the road??

Sunday 8th October

We had our best attended meeting for ages – 23 people and 8 Tractions.

The reason is we all love the Yew Tree Inn as it is so quirky with its treasure trove of fascinating curiosities and antiques, the most impressive pieces being the working polyphons and symphonions. There are also two pairs of Queen Victoria’s stockings, a 3,000-year-old Grecian urn, an amazing collection of ceramics and pottery, a penny-farthing, boneshaker bicycles and the infamous Acme Dog Carrier. Well worth a visit if anyone is travelling in Staffordshire. Even the Yew tree in the photo is over 600 years old! The 2CV belongs to Dan, the landlord, so he is happy to be invaded by our classic Citroens.