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April 23, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Meet Sainsbury’s car park, Exeter Street, Bourne At 10-30 to leave at 10-45.
In North Street on right Wake House, early home of Charles Worth, 1825-1895, Fashion Designer.
At 11 he started work at a printers in Bourne. Aged 12, he went to London as an apprentice at Swan & Edgar, Department Store.
1846 he moved to Paris and established himself as dress designer/maker and rose to top of Paris society. Now considered the first couturier. Famous for ” House of Worth ” fashion brand.
On the left by traffic lights the Burghley Arms, William Cecil, 1520-1598, born in a house on this site. He was the first Baron Burghley and was Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth 1. From the fortune he amassed he was able to build Burghley House, Stamford, one of the finest examples of Elizabethan houses in Britain.
In South Street at the end of the Eau, on the right is Baldocks Mill, the last survivor of the 6 water mills that were in Bourne. Fred Baldock who was a miller and carpenter, took over the mill in 1905.
Now the mill is Bourne Heritage Centre & Museum holding displays of local history with a room dedicated to Raymond Mays, ERA & BRM memorabilia and another to Charles Worth.
Eastgate House birth place and lifetime home of Raymond Mays. Next door the last remaining building of the BRM works, now the auction rooms.
On Spalding Road, on the right, Delaine’s bus depot on the main site of the BRM works.
Cherry Holt Road, right on Graham Hill Way past Hall & Hall and on right Pilbeam Racing Designs, home of Mike Pilbeam motorsport designer and engineer. He worked on BRM P67 in 1964 and the BRM H16 engine in 1966. Mike then went on to Lotus and Surtees returning to BRM in 1973 and designed the BRM P201 for the 1974 F1 season.
In 1975 he established Pilbeam Racing Designs and a very successful hill climb car constructor winning the British Hill climb championship 17 times between 1977 & 1997. He has also designed sports car chassis for LeMans and the World Sportscar championship.
Main Street, Baston, on the left now Chapel Motors, formerly ” Antique Automobiles ” owner Colin Crabbe. He was a collector/dealer in old racing cars rescuing many from the 1920’s/1930’s from South America and Eastern Europe probably most famous Mercedes W125.
He also ran a Cooper Maserati and a March 701 DFV, with Vic Elford and then Ronnie Peterson through the 1969 & 1970 F1 seasons as a Private entrant.
On to Deeping St James and the C15th stone market cross, in 1890 the base was converted to an overnight lock up for vagrants, drunks and any miscreants prior to appearing before the magistrate the following morning. A ten minute stop here to inspect the quality of accommodation offered.
Continue to Crowland and the Trinity Bridge, early construction in timber, existing bridge built 1360-1390. This was a point where the river Welland divided and the bridge was built to span the division. With the draining of the Fens and diversion of the Welland in the mid 1700’s the bridge was left high and dry.
Continue on to Flag Fen Bronze age settlement to arrive approximately 12-00-12-15.
As well as joining with other enthusiasts to show support for FBHVC this day also aims to raise funds for the NSPCC so I would ask participants to make a donation to this very worthy cause.
Looking forward to meeting with you on Sunday 23rd April 2023.