Summer Walk Report   7 - QE II Country Park & Woodhorn Museum, 8th July 2012.

On Sunday 8th July 2012, walk number seven on the Morpeth Camera Club Summer Programme was planned to coincide with a Veteran, Vintage & Classic Car Rally, organised by the " North East Club for Pre War Austins " ( N.E.C.P.W.A).
Club members met at the Queen Elizabeth II Country Park near Ashington & walked around the man made lake to the Woodhorn Colliery Museum & Archives Centre.
On arrival, over seventy cars from the 1920's to the 1980's were on display to the public in the museum grounds.
The ( N.E.C.P.W.A) is also affectionately known as the " Nearly Everywhere Club for Pretty Well Anything ", due to the huge range
of " non Austin " vehicles owned by members.This was quite evident with everything from Jaguar to Mercedes, Fords to Mg's and Morgans to Bristols on show.
Car owners were happy for their vehicles to be photographed & were willing to explain the histories & work involved to restore
them back to working order & in some cases to showroom condition.
The rain held off & the sun came out as we then visited the Colliery Buildings and the Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway.
A brief walk back to the lakeshore car park rounded off the afternoon & many thanks are due to those who supported this event.

Davy Bolam.