Saturday, April 14, 2012

Our New England Autumn Amble


above: John Stanley's 1926 12/50 ducksback Alvis at Gostwyck Church


Last weekend Armidale had a visit from the Alvis car club

and Graham and I spent the day with them to spread some Lotus magic!


There were about 20 Alvis cars and a few ring ins like us.

We met up with the others at their motel and travelled down the Dangarsleigh Road

stoping at the old Church at Gostwyck near Uralla.

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As you can see by the photos the Gostwyck Church is a famous local photo spot,

especially when its in its autumn colours. (A special favourite for wedding photos).

After our photo stop we travelled on a short distance to the Phoenix Foundry for a tour.

The foundry is famous for making wrought iron lace work in its hey day.


Next – we continued to travel south to Walcha, ending up at the Apsley Falls.

Another one of the many famous waterfalls we have nearby in the New England,

and due to all the recent rain it was gushing.


We then headed for our lunch stop at a historic property called Langford near Walcha.


We pass by this house when we travel to Sydney and it was in disrepair for many years.

Its been nice to watch it being slowly restored over the last ten years

and I’ve always been curious about what its like inside.


So it was nice to have a look, and the owners took us for a tour of

the restored rooms. This is a huge labour of love.

The last stop of the day was at a property owned by the Whiteheads

to look at his collection of buxom curvy Lagondas.


And of course the dusty old shed with the dusty old projects in waiting.



Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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