Great West Way Travel Magazine
ANNIVERSARIES AND EVENTS TO CELEBRATE ON THE GREAT WEST WAY
HOBBS OF HENLEY CELEBRATES 150 YEARS!
Enjoy an adventure on the Thames in 2020 with this family boating business and celebrate their 150th anniversary. To mark the occassion Hobbs of Henley have also launched their very own Gin 'Mr Hobbs'- a nod to their founding father Harry Hobbs who established their family business in 1870. So don't miss a sip or two of their cherished family tipple too!
SALISBURY CATHEDRAL CELEBRATES 800 YEARS!
Within easy reach of the Great West Way celebrations mark the 800th Anniversary of the founding of Salisbury Cathedral, starting with Sarum Lights (18-22 February). Granted by the Pope in 1219, the Cathedral moved from Old Sarum to its current site, with the first stone of this remarkable building being laid on 28 April 1220.
CALNE BIKE MEET
2020 will see the 20th year of the Calne Bike Meet, bringing together motorcyclists and the local community from far and wide. The small, Wiltshire town of Calne (where it is free to park) is taken over for the day by every variation of two wheeled machinery imaginable. A free event, held on the last Saturday in July, this year falling on the 25th July with a live band taking to the stage at around 11am.
Don't miss! We hope you will notice our new welcome town signs on your Great West Way journey installed in the historic market town of Hungerford, famous for its antique shops. Make time to visit and take a boat trip onboard MV Rose of Hungerford from the Wharf, stop for coffee and cake at the Tutti Pole, or join one of the expert-led walks.