Classic cars take to the road for charity in the annual Broadland MG Owners’ Club Heritage Run

14:09 07 May 2012

John Mealing with his 1968 MG C GT at the Broadland MG Owners

John Mealing with his 1968 MG C GT at the Broadland MG Owners' Club Heritage Run. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Classic cars of all shapes, colours and sizes took to the back roads of Norfolk today for a well-established and popular heritage run.

The fundraising rally, organised by the Broadland MG Owners’ Club which meets in Acle, is in its 23rd year.

About 170 cars, from a 1934 MG Magnette to a 1973 Corvette, took part in today’s event which started from Hunter’s Hall, Swanton Morley, near Dereham.

Participants from across Norfolk and parts of Suffolk followed a 58-mile route which went through Sennowe Park, Guist, before finishing at Holt railway station.

David Johnson, secretary of the club, said: “It is a brilliant turnout.”

Maurice Gowen, 72, from South Walsham, who was driving a 2001 MGF, said: “It is very sociable and there are a lot of interesting cars.”

The event raised just over £3,000 which will go towards Dereham Cancer Care, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Norfolk Churches charity.

For more information about joining the Broadland MG Owners’ Club, contact Mr Johnson on 01603 438940 or email


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