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.

© Archant Norfolk 2012

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


Other news

Yesterday, 16:29
Norwich Market now has a resident poet. 

It traditionally echoes to the sound of fishmongers and fruit and vegetable stallholders calling out their wares.

Yesterday, 15:40
The Music Arts Project in Brandon have been given funding to improve facilities at their Gateway site. Music Producer and composer, Jim Davies gives a workshop to Norwich City College students.

After crafting a recording studio and classrooms from a bare community centre room, a music project is hoping to grow its profile as a youth music hub after receiving a £100,000 grant.

Yesterday, 07:27
Watton Medical Practice.

A surgery which has been placed under increasing pressure in recent years is hopeful it will be able to offer a better service to patients after being picked to trial a pioneering new system of service delivery.

Tue, 16:55
Christopher McLeod

A missing man from Honington has been found safe and well, police said on Tuesday.

Most Read

Tue, 15:16
Poppy-Mai Barnard with her family, mum Sammi and dad Andy in Thetford. An Eddie Stobart lorry was named after her.

A toddler whose story has captured the hearts of thousands of well-wishers has “grown her angel wings”, according to her father, after she died this afternoon.

Read more
Tue, 16:55
Christopher McLeod

A missing man from Honington has been found safe and well, police said on Tuesday.

Read more
Suffolk police
Tue, 09:21
Generic image of a police car belonging to the Norfolk Constabulary.
Picture: James Bass

A cyclist in his 40s has suffered a cut to the head and suspected broken leg in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra on Norwich Road in Thetford.

Read more
Tue, 09:17
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Six fire crews attended a fire at an industrial unit in Thetford last night.

Read more
Saturday, April 30, 2016

The A11 at Elveden has reopened after a single serious-car crash.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 8°C


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up