A great scooter event was held last weekend in Hampton Loade, which is a few miles outside of Bridgnorth. The site was close to the Unicorn Inn and sits on the banks of the River Severn, sandwiched between the water and the Severn Valley train line. This meant the afternoon was regularly punctuated by the glorious sound of steam engines as they passed by.
With my red entry wrist band safely secured I explored the site, meeting familiar faces from The Telford Dukes SC and some new people from the WV1 Scooter Club. Also good to chat to fellow snapper Gaz Collins and his wife Sue, who arrived on their Vespa GTS.
The skies stayed rain-free and people were sitting on deckchairs and camping chairs enjoying the day. Cans and bottles were opened, barbecues fired up and familiar tunes filled the air.
The site offered overnight camping, retail stalls, refreshments and of course music. The sounds were provided by DJ Silky and four live bands: Six Appeal, Sound AKA, Inspiration Drive and the AC30s
Allan Roper is one of the organisers of the event and explained how it had come about.
He said: “Myself, Shaun Robbins and Pete Trueman decided to organise a scooter do after so many people had suggested there be one. It was great to see that after the first event took place last year, this year’s was even bigger and better.
“I’d like to thank all the businesses who gave us prizes for the raffle and I also must say a big thank you to the Lovell family for letting us use the field. We will definitely be back again next year and are hoping to take over the whole field to give us more space to work with.”
I really enjoyed my time at ‘The Bash’ and it was great to be asked by several people to take pictures of either their scooters or themselves – photographers love that sort of thing. If anyone asks I will always take their picture!
If you would like to order any of the photographs from the event, please get in touch. Scooterarti@gmail.com