On Friday 27 May 2016, the Seaforde Working Vintage Club’s (SWVC) first event of the season with take place with its annual vehicle run for vintage/ classic/ modern tractors and classic/vintage cars.
The SWVC will this year be supporting Tractors will leave the meeting point of J H McCammon Hall Seaforde at 7.00pm and cars at 7.30pm. Assembly is from 6.15pm on.
This year the committee are appealing for a large turnout of tractors and cars not to mention crossing their fingers for a fine evening on the day.
James Patterson, the Hon. Secretary, said: “In 2016 the committee have elected to support DAISY LODGE in Newcastle, the Children’s Cancer Fund. This charity is very local and everyone in this area is familiar with the Daisy Lodge retreat on the Bryansford Rd in Newcastle and its magnificent facilities.
“The Cancer Fund for Children caters for children and young adults and their families up to approximately 24 years of age. It costs approximately £2.5 million pounds to run annually with less than one per cent coming from government/central funds. Needless to say this is a deserving charity that uses all the support it gets here in Northern Ireland.
“The organisers have planned two different routes both of which are on the minor county roads and suited to the ‘older’ vehicles. The route for tractors is via Newcastle Rd, Seaforde Rd, Farranfad Rd, Buckshead Rd, Crawfordstown Rd, Cloughley Rd, The Heights, Loughinisland Rd, Drumgooland Rd, Seaforde Rd and back to hall.
“Cars will leave the hall at 7.30pm approximately to Ballynahinch and then to Dromara Village. In Dromara village they will then turn towards Dundrum via the Begney Hill Rd turning off this Road onto the Magheramlet Rd, Edendarriff Rd, Demesne Rd and back to hall in Seaforde
“The committee ask supporters to be careful both on the runs and at the assembly point and obey the marshal’s instructions. Participants are reminded that no implements should be attached to the rear of tractors as they are considered to be a danger to other vehicles. The evening will conclude with the usual cup of tea and sandwiches and presentation of a souvenir in the hall. If you have an interest in older vehicles you are welcome to come along to the hall and perhaps have a chat or make a donation.
“The date for our annual rally is as always the first Saturday in September which this year is September 3rd. More details on this event later in the year,” explained James Patterson.