New Dates for next year’s National Rally in Norfolk – Thursday 26th to Tuesday 31st AUGUST, 2021
As announced in the previous issue of Wolseley World, the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 National Rally was made when it became clear that the ongoing COVID-19 situation would seriously impact on the Wolseley Register’s plans for the full weekend event. This was very disappointing as 42 rally applications had already been received by early April, including 4 from Overseas Members.
The Knights Hill Hotel have transferred our booking to the 2021 August Bank Holiday weekend and it has been confirmed that Sandringham is available for our car display and visit on Saturday, and Holkham Hall will be the Rally venue on the Sunday. It is hoped that all the other planned activities can go ahead across the new dates. Everyone who had booked with the Knights Hill Hotel, should have received a telephone call from the hotel offering to transfer their booking from this year to next. All those who had advised they were booked elsewhere were contacted by the National Rally Team as soon as the postponement was announced so that necessary action could be taken.
All Rally entrants are being contacted to confirm their wish to transfer their entry to 2021. Refunds of entry fees will be available to anyone who is unable to attend the new date.
Note :- Because the dates of our Rally fall on a Bank Holiday, we will be taking members on routes normally known only to locals. For example on Saturday we will be visiting Sandringham in the morning, and driving through Hunstanton in the afternoon, using West Norfolk’s hidden back roads. An experience not to be missed !!
Routes to get to the Hotel from the A10, A47 from Norwich and the A17 and A47 from Wisbech, avoiding the traffic hot spots, will be issued complete with annotated maps, in your Rally packs. Everything will be done to avoid our elderly cars (and owners!), sitting in queues of traffic. Norfolk can be enjoyed over a Bank Holiday weekend without anyone getting overheated.
Further updates will be posted on the Wolseley Register website and published in future issues of Wolseley World.