Our "host" (Alan East-Jones) says:
"I enclose a photo of The Three Aficionados sitting on
Donald's favourite bench
with the AHCA plaque in the background."
ILLINI Chapter Member
Larry Pitts, The Fourth
by the the A.H.C.A. Plaque !
Some info from "host" Alan East-Jones":
"Buster and Franks amazing journey!!"
The two Yanks found their way to my house. We saw
their hire car on our house drive from 12000 ft as we were flying back into BHX
airport following a wet weekend spent in Bavaria and Austria. The plane was
late, Buster and Frank were on time !
We had enough time for a quick cup of tea then we
took them to Leicester (pronounced Lester not Lye-cess- terrr) to watch our
rugby team play the London wasps in the A teams (2nd division) final .
It rained, both enjoyed the mans game and Frank was
impressed by the motto No Pads , No helmets, Just Balls!! He said it was probably the most intense hour and
half of non stop physical ball game that he had ever seen. We stopped on the way home for some traditional
Fish and chips served in paper and eaten in the car at the side of the road,
(although Buster and Frank also had a Cornish Pastie and Frank ate a battered
sausage - he wants more. During the days they were at my house they had
visited Warwick castle ( " like man, its a thousand years old! ") AH spares at
Southam and the records office and library at the BMHT at Gaydon. We visited Donald Healeys favourite pub , The Cape
of good Hope adjacent to the demolished Cape works and about to be redeveloped
into town houses and industrial units. They had their obligatory photo taken
next to the AHCA plaque in the bar. We had a typical English pub meal and Frank
had a couple of pints of Two llocks beer , specially brewed for the pub. Frank
couldn't get over the variety of beers, real beers, and said that he had only
good pints all the time he had been here.
Wednesday hopefully saw them having a quick
butchers at some of the more cultural museums and 15th century St.Mary's church
in Warwick before heading down South to prepare for their onslaught of Beaulieu
(Beeyoolee) auto jumble. It's a good job that the dollar is two to the pound
at the moment, otherwise we wouldn't have enough bits left for our
PS: Oh and by the way, home made Spotted Dick is on the menu at the Cape
of Good Hope pub for dessert (or puddin')!!
Frank was contemplating having a Spotted Dick , but
he was quite full from the Yorkshire Pudding with two sausages !"
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