Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, near Morpeth Northumberland, is getting ready for a vintage celebration this Sunday Sept. 9, with its Vintage Car Show and Brass Band performances, bringing the stunning country house to life.
Following the success of the first ‘Bands at Belsay’ event last weekend, brass band members from the Northumbrian Water Ellington Colliery Band, joined a magnificent 1940 Daimler DB18, in the sunshine and blue skies today at Belsay, to offer a taste of all that is to come this Sunday, Sept. 9 . Most cars only have one horn, but with instruments including tenor horns, cornets, trombones and even a euphonium inside this classic car and picturesque Belsay in the backdrop, visitors caught a glimpse of all the things they have to look forward to!
Jon Hogan, events manager for English Heritage in the north, said: “The event this weekend is guaranteed to excite car enthusiasts of all ages, when hundreds of classic cars arrive at Belsay, with models ranging from the 1920s through to the 1970s. English Heritage is also looking forward to welcoming the rural Bilsdale Silver Band, for some more uplifting music.
“After a successful opening weekend, we are hoping to encourage people to take advantage of the upturn in weather and bring the whole family along to enjoy this Sunday’s vintage celebration at Belsay.”
The fleets of classic cars, driven by members of the North East Pre War Austin Club, will take centre stage at Belsay from 11am, when visitors will have the chance to step back in time for a nostalgic look at the history and splendour of these impressive vehicles.
In addition to the Vintage Car Show, the traditional Bilsdale Silver Band, which dates back to the mid 1800s, will perform to the crowds from 2.30pm, with people invited to bring their picnics, deck chairs and rugs, indulge in ice creams and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
The Brass Band Sundays programme will continue throughout September with the Hexham Brass Band playing on 16 September, Jayess Newbiggin Brass Band on Sept. 23 and Backworth Colliery Band on Sept. 30 – all community bands with a strong sense of their tradition and heritage and guaranteed to entertain the crowds at each event.
Prices for all the events featured are: Adults £7.70, concessions £6.90, children £4.60, family ticket £20.00. English Heritage members and under 5s will gain free entry.