Rolls Royce formerly owned by Indian royalty stars at Barrington classic car meet

13:53 05 August 2014

A 1927 Phantom 1 Rolls Royce was among the cars on display on Barrington Village Green. Credit: Clive Porter.

A 1927 Phantom 1 Rolls Royce was among the cars on display on Barrington Village Green. Credit: Clive Porter.


Classic cars in all shapes and sizes have been showcased on a village green.

A 1953 Austin A90, owned by Shepreth resident Ben Hogan. Credit: Clive Porter.A 1953 Austin A90, owned by Shepreth resident Ben Hogan. Credit: Clive Porter.

Enthusiasts gathered at Barrington Village Green for the monthly meet up, held on Friday.

Among the cars to go display opposite the Royal Oak pub was a 1927 Phantom 1 Rolls Royce with only 185,000 on the clock. It was originally owned by Indian royalty but is now in the possession of Mr van Essen, who lives in Meldreth.

Shepreth resident Ben Hogan also brought along his 1953 Austin A90, which proved unsuccessful when originally made for the American market.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 08:32
Staff will be trained in mental health.

Every school and youth club has at least one qualified first aider available to help children who suffer a physical injury – so it makes sense that staff should also be trained to give mental health first aid to support young people who are showing signs of mental or emotional distress.

Yesterday, 23:48
Wall of Death daredevil Ken Fox is one of the attractions at the Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country Show 2016

Motorcyclist and Wall Of Death supremo Ken Fox is the man who put TV daredevil Guy Martin through his paces for his successful world record bid.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
The eager team of volunteers painted the preschool.

A nursery teacher says it is a joy to have worked with such a dedicated team of volunteers after staff from Tesco Extra in Royston sorted a pre-school paint job.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
James Lovelace ran the marathon for Macmillan.

Hardy runners from Royston and the surrounding villages raised impressive sums for charity when they pounded through the streets of the capital during the London Marathon on Sunday. As the runners take a well-earned break after the trials and tribulations of months of training, the Crow has taken a snapshot of the day – featuring some of the stars from the area, who ran the marathon for some very personal and worthwhile


Melbourn commercial director James Lovelace ran the Marathon to raise money for Macmillan, to say thanks for the support they gave when he was diagnosed with skin cancer last year.


Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up