Drive your classic car to Burghley

Sunday, April 26, is National Drive Your Classic Car Day, an event promoted by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC).

Drive It Day encourages all owners of historic vehicles, no matter how many wheels they have, to get out and celebrate the UK’s transport heritage while demonstrating how many interesting machines are still on the road.

The Lincolnshire Centre of the MG Car Club have organised an event to take place at Burghley House, Stamford, in support of National Drive Your Classic Car Day.

For many years we have organised a Drive it Day in support of this event where we plan ‘drive ins’ to a local venue within Lincolnshire. Although we, as organisers, are an MG Club we like to open this event out to any owner of a classic vehicle no matter what make or heritage.

‘Drive ins’ are planned from Lincoln, Boston, and Swallow near Grimsby to the event at Burghley House where there will be a pride of ownership competition and a walking treasure hunt. Anyone not wishing to follow the ‘Drive in’ route may join the event at Burghley House where the full facilities of the house and grounds are open as usual. This will be one of the first opportunities this year for anybody interested in classic and historic vehicles to see a large display locally.

Anybody with a classic or historic vehicle who would like to take part in the event can do so by completing an application form on the website www.mgcclincolnshire.co.uk

Robert Taylor,

Press officer for Lincolnshire MG Car Club.

Unsung hero

Thank you from me

Last Friday morning around 9am, I parked in the Market Place and noticed the area to the front of the church had been marked off with cones for a funeral.

The Town Council operative, Simon, who goes around the town with the litter picking hand cart was there.

He was picking up every tiny piece of litter in the coned off area. Then he went behind the church wall, picked up all the litter, then brought out the brush and started to brush the whole of the paved area leading up to the church doors.

This is something he would have done himself when he saw the black cones, as the Town Council does not get details of when funerals take place. This was a lovely example of someone going about his job and caring about it regardless of any thanks or reward.

Well, from me at least, a huge ‘thank you’ for taking that extra care and making that area safe and attractive.

Shelagh McIntyre,


Music Club

Sad to hear of loss of club

I was sad to hear of the loss of Sleaford Music Club.

I appreciate skilled musicianship of any kind and this will be a cultural loss to the town. Let us hope something can rise from the ashes.

P. Roberts,

Rookery Avenue, Sleaford.

Lioness Club

Second charity golf day for arthritis care

I am writing on behalf of the Lioness’ President Suzanne Creedon and the members of the Sleaford and District Lioness Club. We are a voluntary organisation, part of Lions Clubs International the largest service organisation in the world. We serve the local community and we are proud to say that we received the Sleaford Town Award for charitable organisation 2014.

Following a fantastic first-ever Golf Day last year when we raised £3,500, we have decided to organise our second charity golf day in aid of two organisations - Arthritis Research UK and the local Arthritis Care group on Friday, June 5.

Entry is £100 for a team of four which includes a meal and a round of golf at Sleaford Golf Club. The price includes a bacon/sausage bap and coffee on arrival and a two-course fork-buffet meal and coffee on completion of the round.

The format is an 18-hole Stableford team competition - 3/4 handicap allowance.

Enter a team or sponsor a hole, sponsor a prize or donate a raffle prize.

For golf information contact Brian Cuthbert on 01529 304742. For other information contact Sleaford Lionesses on 0845 8334317.

Pam Kyte,

Sleaford and District Lioness Club.