It has been a busy weekend in Titchmarsh as the community began to draw a line under recent covid restrictions by hosting back-to-back events. On Saturday it was the 45th Annual Show which drew large crowds to St Mary’s Church. On Sunday it was the inaugral vintage car rally held in the car park of the Wheathsheaf. At both locations the joy and excitement of being able to mingle freely again at a Titchmarsh event was clear to see.
The village has never hosted a vintage car rally before so no-one knew exactly how many people would come along. They needn’t have worried. So many people packed into the Wheatsheaf that the hog roast was quickly gobbled-up and by the end of the day they’d completely run out of beer!
A fine selection of cars assembled in the car park and along High Street, many of them owned by local residents. Many others came from further afield. These gatherings are often billed as being for petrol heads only but seeing these vehicles in such pristine condition – often lovingly restored by their owners – brought a smile to everyone’s faces.
At one point, villagers Ian and Shirley Curtis relived their 1970 honeymoon drive to Cleethorpes by clambering into a similar Mini to the one they had driven on the day!