Thursday, 29 July 2021


 11th July

The first person to use Pendine Sands for a world land speed record attempt was Malcolm Campbell. On 25 September 1924 he set a world land speed record of 146.16 mph (235.22 km/h) on Pendine Sands in his Sunbeam 350HP car Blue Bird.


Rosie and I arrive in light rain to a huge rally of the Vintage Hot Rod Association. Remarkable cars, racers, posers, veteran cars of every make. Drivers, mechanics, and their women all dolled up in 50’s and 40’s garb.

Gathering for a gander

Men peering under bonnets and discussing car bits. A totally thrilling event even if you are not remotely interesting cars. An atmosphere of enthusiasm, good nature and fun surrounded every car.

Mad Max


Under darks skies and a stiff breeze the prevailing smells were bonhomie, testosterone and petrol. Some cars pristine, some studies in rust and flaking paintwork, straight out of Mad Max.


Then home to a Eucharist on Zoom. I did not get involved in  online church when in England. The Church of Wales, specifically the LMA Brosanclêr** scooped me up in early May and invites me to all kinds of services including Knit and Natter. I am invited to do one of the readings each month. 


**Local Ministry Area of Brosanclêr is group of 11 churches West of Carmarthen and in the St Clears area.

Led by Dean Canon Ann Howells.

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