For the fourth year running, Richmond Villages in Letcombe Regis played host to the world of classic vehicles and models at its annual Vintage Transport & Models Show. Welcoming vehicle enthusiasts from far and wide, including residents from the village itself, the event was held in aid of the villages’ charity of the year, the Wantage Independent Advice Centre.
An array of automotive engineering was on display, featuring 29 vintage vehicles from a 1930 Austin Ulster to a William’s Heritage F1 racing car, a 1926 Rolls-Royce Windovers Indian Tourer and a 1935 Fordson tractor.
“There’s never a dull moment at Richmond Letcombe, but this event was something special, not only for our residents but everyone else who came, too. It was a superb display of cars, motor bikes, tractors and miniature steam engines, as well as models that included train sets, hand-crafted boats, planes and even a miniature fairground display,” said Andy Plaistow, senior activities coordinator at the Richmond retirement village.
John Bowers, pictured here, had a marvellous day: “I so enjoyed this event. It’s wonderful to have people coming in to share our passion, and to see such a great collection brought together – the real things and our models.”
“It was a fascinating day and it really brought people together. It was especially interesting to see all the classic vehicles right here on my doorstep! Andy and the team did a sterling job,” applauded Graham Roberts another resident of Richmond Letcombe Regis.
Antonia Sinclair, head of activities at Richmond Letcombe Regis added: “Andy has a real passion for transport, old and new, and did a brilliant job pulling everything together, and we really appreciated the assistance of the Witney Model and Collectors Club, too.
“We had a great turn out of visitors coming from across the area to see what was on display, and planning for next year’s event has already begun!”
About Richmond Villages
Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care and won numerous awards.
For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit richmond-villages.com or telephone 0800 0987 094