Classic cars visit Metheringham airfield and raise thousands for cancer hospital

Classic Car Rally visiting Metheringham Airfield to see the Jet Provost. Event organiser, Tony Buckingham (middle) with Jet Provost crew members L-R Howard Rolfe and Dick Dockerill.
Classic Car Rally visiting Metheringham Airfield to see the Jet Provost. Event organiser, Tony Buckingham (middle) with Jet Provost crew members L-R Howard Rolfe and Dick Dockerill.

Visitors and lovers all all things retro enjoyed the sight of 65 classic cars assembling on Metheringham Airfield last week.

The event, called 2015 Tally Ho! involved a charity run by Crooked Spire Classic to raise funds for Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

About £4,000 is expected to have been raised for the hospital, which is one of one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in the UK.

The classic cars began their journey in Derbyshire, taking a 130-mile trip via the airfield, where they stopped for a break and to enjoy the sights, before finally arriving at Creswell Crags in Worksop.

Visitors at Metheringham airfield also got to see an engine run of the Jet Provost XS186 and look at the historical background of the famous 106 Squadron.

Pictured above is event organiser, Tony Buckingham (middle) with Jet Provost crew members Howard Rolfe, left, and Dick Dockerill.