Eleven cars met at Mylor oval. They were stunning! They included two E Type Jaguars, an early Porsche, and a variety of Bentleys from vintage to brand spanking new. Chat with Conrad at Solitaire Motors for a close look.
Jan forced me to follow a white 1960s Jag which she was immediately attracted to. The drive was at a leisurely pace to Meadows, Kuitpo Forest, Victor Harbour road and then connecting with the Southern Expressway to our fina destination at the Reade Park Croquet Club, Colonel Light Gardens.
This Club put out the “Welcome Mat” big time. Personal greetings and a refreshing large Pimms awaited us. We were invited to be seated and a very well spoken and interesting gentleman of the club talked about the history of the club. The area was planned by Charles Reade as part of a garden-styled suburb. Charles Reade was the first Government Town Planner of South Australia.
Then it was exercise time” Who would have thought that croquet rivas any sport in tactics, let alone technique. We were split into groups with instructors and attempted to knock the balls through very narrow hoops. After a sit down picnic tea, many of continued to finish our games. It was fun.
Many thanks from Jan and Chris Barron.