St Georges Day April 22nd

With Easter behind us and winter finally loosening its grip we can look forward to getting our cars out for some classic events.

As usual the first Lancashire Automobile run of the year will be our St Georges Day Run on 22nd April, not far off now. This year we are calling the run the Demdyke Rally in honour of the events staged in the 1960’s and 70’s.

The Demdykes were otherwise called the Pendle Witches and our run this year follows in their tracks, literally in some places. Starting from Blackburn Northern Sports we go over to Pendle Hill then Pendleton and Clitheroe on our way to the Trough of Bowland.

Then into Lancaster, known as the ‘Hanging City’, to Lancaster Castle where the witches were tried. We have permission to enter the Castle grounds where we will pause to allow the public to view the cars then on to Williamson Park, otherwise known as Hangman’s Hill, for a comfort break before returning to Blackburn for some light refreshments.

The usual comprehensive Route Book will be augmented by information about the Lancashire Witches and their trial to make the event more pleasurable.

The route back to Blackburn from Lancaster will use many of the roads used by the motoring pioneers of the East Lancashire Automobile Clun in the very early 1900’s. All in all roughly 87 mile all in.

Looking forward to seeing you on the day – please find regulations in the Events or Regulations sections or contact me for further details on 01925 727794

All the best.

Chris Lee