Following what had been a rather rough week, weather-wise, we were glad to wake to the promise of some sunshine on Sunday morning. Although it was still a bit chilly first thing it was definitely going to be a top-down day! We arrived at Stonham Barns just after 8.30, signed in and collected the route, and just had time for a quick look around the car boot sale before setting off. The route was well laid out, reminding us what pretty villages exist in our counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. The first 15 miles took us to the HQ of the 100th Bomber Division where we were welcomed by volunteers dressed in American wartime costume with music of the period playing – not actually for the Classic Car drivers but for some American war veterans who were due to arrive later in the day. The panorama from the top of the control tower looked out over fields of rapeseed, with a diorama showing where the WW2 runway would have been.
The next stop was the Norfolk Tank Museum where we paused for refreshments and an interesting wander around (for some) and a ride on an all terrain vehicle.
The last leg of the route took us across the county (via Banham) to Ampton, and our destination, the South Suffolk Show. By now the sun was shining and we enjoyed a welcome picnic in the sunshine. The show provided plenty of entertainment with a variety of animals, side shows and a funfair. We even got ourselves a ride on the Ferris wheel. A great day out!