Saturday, April 20, 2019

Day 23 11/4/19 National Rally Day 4 Albury

Day 23

Today is to be a quiet day as the only official request was that we display the cars in QEll square in central Albury.  We have been asked to arrive around 10 am and leave sometime after 2pm. Informal tours of the Albury Art Gallery and the main city library where available or a self guided tour of the highlights around the city centre.

Inside the Art Gallery Foyer

Display in the park
Our first task was to remove the Centenary Banner from the Motel entrance and re-erect it somewhere in the square, we found a suitable spot between a couple of pylons at the front of the gardens.

Our banner in QE2 Square
Next task, find somewhere to park the modern, this took a while as most parking close to the square is limited in time, although still free. Eventually found a multi story carpark a couple of blocks behind the square. Then, a cup of tea before a guided tour of the Art Gallery.

The ladies then went shopping whilst Alan, Mike and myself sought out the local Antique fair to see what was on offer. A huge array of furntiture, glassware, ornaments and other bric-a brac was available for sale along with several cars. The cars ranged from a modern land rover to a Wolseley 4/40 and an Austin 7 racing car, 20 years ago I think the racing car would have bee tempting but my tastes have changed.

Some of Albury's historic buildings

12/50 engine room

Firefly control room

Firefly mascot

Alvi bask in the sunshine. We did pull quite a crowd.

Max's 12/50 makes its first appearance for some years.

The different models and years are well represented.

Liz admires the Silver Crest

The MGB "snuck" into the line up.
Back to the park for a while and eventually the ladies arrived with their burdens. It was then back to the Motel to prepare for this evenings ‘Centenary’ theme night.
Centenary celebrations being...with a drink

The glamorous came out to party.

Karen explains the "great Boson 'malassacre' of 1919" (follow the link)

Piston and conrod create an interesting table centerpiece

Not sure what Mike has been drinking or what he plans to go home in??

Didn't recognise Bruce in his centenary finery

Great night together

Noeline and Alan note Pauline went all out as usual

Heather "flew in" for the night.

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