Glorious weather greeted the Classic 300 cars and almost 2,000 people in Windsor Great Park on Sunday 21st May for a fantastic family fun day.
As well as the start of The Classic 300 there was a bear hunt and teddy bears picnic, a 300 mile walk to the Copper Horse, displays from over 20 charities together with the Berkshire Masonic Charity and the Masonic Charitable Foundation, a ‘time tunnel’ explaining the history of Freemasonry as it celebrates its 300th anniversary this year and the Egham Brass Band made sure the day went with a swing.
HRH The Duke of Kent, The Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), started The Classic 300 at 2pm having first viewed the cars, talking to their owners and visiting VIPs, including the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Sayonara Luxton.
On Facebook Grahame Johnson said “It was a lovely family day out very much enjoyed by Grandad (Me!) my wife, daughter, son-in-law and Grandchildren. Sincere thanks to all involved”.
The 300 mile challenge for 300 people to walk one mile each to The Copper Horse along the Long Walk was smashed with over 400 people taking part. In fact over 800 miles were walked as they realised that it was a mile back to the show ground as well!
The bear hunt was a great success with many proud new owners enjoying a picnic with their bears.
Well over 100 classic, and to be classic, cars and motorcycles were on display and made for a spectacular site as HRH The Duke of Kent flagged them off for the start of The Classic 300.
Martin Peters, the Provincial Grand Master of the Berkshire Freemasons said: “It has been a wonderful day. A really good turnout and it is quite clear that everyone is enjoying themselves”