The Masons & Motors event due to take place at Doddington Hall on Sunday July 25th this year will go ahead – but in a more low-key way than had originally been planned.
Organiser Dave Gibson from St Lawrence Lodge in Scunthorpe said that in spite of Government announcements yesterday (February 22nd) there was still too much uncertainty about restrictions at a time when preparations would have been under way.
“On that basis, we felt it unwise to expect people commit to the event we had hoped to stage – but by the event date it may well be that hospitality venues have re-opened fully, and people might feel more confident about going out.
“Therefore, restrictions permitting, it’s our plan to have an informal afternoon gathering in the grounds of Doddington Hall. We’d like to see people coming in classic or otherwise unusual cars, lorries, vans, or motorbikes – or in their modern vehicles too, to share what might be the first get-together we’ve been allowed for so long. There will be no entry fee, but since the event is being staged in support of the #Lincs2025 Festival, we shall have a bucket collection, and hope to raise a little money that way.”
• Doddington Hall is a country house with extensive gardens, shops, and a range of cafes, as well as numerous picnic spots in its extensive grounds. It is five miles west of Lincoln on the B1190. To have satnav get you there, use the postcode LN6 4RU. Classic and unusual vehicles intended to be Masons and Motors ‘exhibits’ should enter the grounds via the signposted entrance. Use extreme caution; there are pedestrians! All other vehicles should use the normal free cars parks.