By Heritage Centre manager John Cotterill
Sunday 26th September saw us welcome the North West Casual Classic’s Car Club to the Heritage Centre. This event, sadly cancelled last year due to Covid 19, was to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the formation of their club.
With over 260 vehicles on display, 220 of which were cars, together with buses, motorcycles, Emergency vehicles and some Military vehicles, all of an extremely high standard, the day went seamlessly, with even the weather working with us, holding off on rain until the following morning.
It was wonderful to see old and new friends alike; those who have attended previous shows and those who we look forward to hopefully seeing again at future events. This years’ inaugural event was so well received, by all of those in attendance, that we intend to make it an annual event, opening it up more officially to the general public and hopefully welcoming even more vehicles.
A special thanks must go to Kenny Jackson from the North West Casual Classic’s Car Club for his organisational skills in helping to deliver the Anniversary event.
As a result, the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre, welcomed some 800 visitors over the weekend, in addition to the 14000 visitors we have seen over the summer period. Some share their own stories, some seek information about their history and all of whom leave knowing a little bit more about where they are, what was here before and what life was like in a very different time. We look forward to hearing many more stories and welcoming many more visitors in the weeks and months to come. All of which helping us to “Keep the Memory Alive”.