Now taxed insured and MOT'd, we are off before someone decides we cannot go.
8th October we set off for Leominster with my old tractor, a 1956 International Harvester loaded on a single axle trailer. I have sold it to Lady Jann, (Ray) and have agreed to deliver on our way oop north. The beast tows like a dream and we get within 20 miles of Leominster before we have a problem, pulling over into a lay by to set the satnav we hit one bump too many and unbeknown to us the stub axle on the trailer bent. Shortly after pulling away the tyre shredded on the trailer bed. No problem out with the jack unbolt the spare, oh no, the nut's are rusted solid on the spare, OK so hacksaw them off, jack up the trailer remove wheel and bolt new one in place. No go it locks solid on the trailer frame. So change back to shredded tyre and drag along the road to a safer place then phone the relay service. They take an hour or three to arrive but we eventually get the trailer loaded and delivered to Leominster without further incident. We unload the tractor, none the worst for its journey and spend the night on site. Next morning we set off to town, leaving the trailer behind to sort out on the return from oop north.
we had arranged to meet Steve4kay in Broad Street car park, on Thursday evening, as it turned out he did not arrive until Friday but we had a few drinks and a good laugh, must do it again soon.
Setting off on Friday we went to Nottingham where I had arranged to collect a machine part. We tried to see Nottingham Castle but could not find a motorhome friendly car park, in the end we gave it a miss and mover on to Bolsover staying overnight it the Car park adjacent to the castle.
as we were not far from Helena (Vardy) we arranged a meet for that afternoon, She turned up with the most enormous Black Forest Gateaux, and we had a fine time, many thanks, It did not keep well, if memory serves me it was finished the next day, hee hee
and so on to Thurnescoe.
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