A feast for the senses

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A CLAS­SIC car hill climb was one of the fea­ture at­trac­tions at a mas­sive vil­lage fete held on Satur­day June 27.

The pa­rade at Feast Day, Gold­hill Com­mon, Chal­font St Peter, fea­tured rare cars from the 1920s and 1930s and was held to com­mem­o­rate the 80th an­niver­sary of the last hill climb held there.

The hill climbs were or­gan­ised by the Bu­gatti Own­ers Club and the Mid­dle­sex County Au­to­mo­bile Club be­tween 1929 to 1935 on the dirt roads of the pri­vate es­tate.

One of the cars fea­tured was a 1928 Ri­ley Brook­lands which com­peted on the hill in 1932.

Tony Shin­ner, who helped to or­gan­ise the climb, said: “Clas­sic cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s, many of which at­tended the com­mem­o­ra­tive pa­rade through Chal­font Heights on Feast Day, are shown in pho­to­graphs taken at the events be­tween 1929 and 1935 and are now on dis­play at the Chal­font Com­mu­nity Li­brary. See if you can spot some of the first houses to be built on Chal­font Heights, and per­haps some of the spec­ta­tors as well as the makes of the cars.”

RACE: Par­tic­i­pants in the Clas­sic car climb at Chal­font St Peter Feast Day

Photos by Richard Daniels

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