V8 Lincolnshire Tour 2019
Thursday 12th to Monday 16th September 2019
For the next Tour in this successful series we visit Lincolnshire, England's second largest county and probably the most underrated. With contrasting scenery from the open flat fenlands to the largely unknown Wolds, the County has a wealth of history to appreciate. Frequented by Romans, Vikings, Normans, Georgians, and Victorians, it is also widely referred to as 'Bomber County' for the 45 operational airfields which existed by 1945. The Tour is planned to give a taste of some of the attractions:

Lincoln Castle and Cathedral. You may recognise the Victorian prison from scenes in Call the Midwife and Downton Abbey, but step inside to see a world class visitor attraction exhibiting Lincoln Cathedral's copy of Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest within a specially built vault.

Displays, interpretive boards, films, and hands on exhibits follow the chapters of the Castle's history, bringing the lives of its inhabitants into sharp focus. Voted the U.K.'s most popular castle (Trip Advisor 2017) the 360 degree walk of the Castle Walls includes spectacular view of the City as well as the buildings within the precinct. Castle

The Cathedral is one of Europe's finest Gothic buildings, once the tallest in the world, with stunning views from the roof and tower and intricate design inside. If time permits wander around the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter discovering specialist shops including boutiques, crafts, book and gift shops, not to mention tearooms and restaurants. Cathedral

Heckington Mill Windmill is the only eight-sailed tower windmill still standing in the United Kingdom with its sails intact. Heckington is located between Sleaford and Boston in Lincolnshire. The mill stands very close to Heckington railway station, hence its name of the Station Mill in the 19th century. Alongside is the 8 Sail Brewery. Windmill

Located in the old engine shed and saw mill is Heckington's unique and award winning 8 Sail Brewery. The brewery opened in 2010 and produced its first beer on 22nd June that year. The six barrel brewery is owned and run by Tony Pygott and Steve Doane and brews a wide variety of Beers, Porters, Milds and other styles of beer, which have proved extremely popular. Brewery

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is the only Airfield Museum in the Country recreated to its original design sited on an original WW2 airfield. Here you get the atmosphere of what it would have been like. There is here an Avro Lancaster Bomber NX611 Just Jane, which frequently performs four engine taxy runs (the only place in the world you can see this performed on an original airfield). Recently a de Havilland Mosquito has joined the Centre and also performs taxy runs. These are unique to the museum and the only place in Europe this is possible. We are hoping for a photo opportunity for our cars along one or both of these historic aircraft.

The Kinema in the Woods is a cinema in the village of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England. It dates from 1922, and it is the only fully functioning cinema in the UK to employ back projection. The building that houses the Kinema was originally a farm building, and after that, a concert pavilion. We have a private screening planned with a short recital from the resident organist using the Compton Kinestra organ. More

St Wulframs Church Grantham is a parish church in the Church of England in Grantham in Lincolnshire. The church has been a Grade I listed building, since 8 May 1950. In his book England's Thousand Best Churches, Simon Jenkins begins his description of St Wulfram's: "Here is the finest steeple in England" A tour of the Church will include the Francis Trigge Chained Library.This is a great treasure of the church, established in 1598 when Reverend Francis Trigge, Rector of Welbourn, gave £100 for the purchase of books to set up the library. There are 356 separate items including a book printed in Venice in 1472, that is four years before Caxton introduced printing into England. Over 80 volumes are still attached by chain to the shelves, preventing their loan or theft.

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The Olde Barn Hotel

To Join the Tour
please contact the organisers and pay the Tour fee of £140 (per car 2 persons) or £100 (per car 1 person).

You will then be given the Hotel booking reference to use to make your room booking.

You then book your accommodation directly with the hotel: all rooms are 'superior' for our group.
(lifts and disabled facilities are available).

The full amount is payable upon booking but refundable up to 2 days before the Tour in the event of a cancellation.

Hotel rates

£58.00 per person, per night, £15.00 single supplement per night, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Total £464 (2 persons sharing) or £292 (single occupancy).

The Olde Barn Hotel
Satnav: NG32 2HT
Tel: 01400 250909
See hotel location map

Lincolnshire Wolds

No part of the event is timed and it is not a rally or a competitive event. Please avoid driving in convoys as this can cause frustration with other road users.

Tour Organisers

Richard & Victoria Withington
01949 844066

The event is open to members of the V8 Register - MG Car Club and their friends with MGV8s or other MGs.

Bookings made
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