Cars, motorbikes and more on display at Meldreth’s parish church

PUBLISHED: 17:18 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 14 September 2017

Niven Burge and his grandson Ronnie with Niven’s two track racing Minis flanked by a red1965 Austin Mini Delux and a 1967 Mini Cooper in green. Picture: John Price

Niven Burge and his grandson Ronnie with Niven’s two track racing Minis flanked by a red1965 Austin Mini Delux and a 1967 Mini Cooper in green. Picture: John Price

John Price

The 13th annual Holy Trinity Church Meldreth Car Show has been a hailed a great success, despite it being a gloomy day.

A 1913 Buick at the 13th annual Holy Trinity Church Meldreth Car Show. Picture: John Price A 1913 Buick at the 13th annual Holy Trinity Church Meldreth Car Show. Picture: John Price

It was held on Sunday in the churchyard to raise funds to maintain the fabric of the building – with almost 50 cars, some motorbikes and a couple of historic pedal bikes on show.

Churchwarden John Price told the Crow: “The range covered pre and post-war and classic cars, with a definite sporting flavour.

Some MGs were on show in Meldreth. Picture: John Price Some MGs were on show in Meldreth. Picture: John Price

“The oldest was a 1913 Buick. There wer also some MGs and an iconic 1962 Lotus Elite, with its most distinctive feature of a highly innovative fibreglass monocoque construction.

“Alongside the cars, there was a display of classic prams in the church, including a 1928 Marmet Glyda.

An iconic 1962 Lotus Elite. Picture: John Price An iconic 1962 Lotus Elite. Picture: John Price

“And many young children took the opportunity to ring a bell – one of the peal of eight most-rung church bells in the world. They watched via CCTV as it swung high up at the top of the bell tower.

“To round off the day, tea and cakes were served all afternoon and background music was provided by the Memphis Jazz Band.”

To find out more about the church, see* www.meldrethchurch.org.uk`

And for more on Friends Of Holy Trinity Church go to www.foht.org.uk.

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