Wildfowl and Motor Museum.
The first outing this year to the very much
underrated Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
near Lewis. Bentley boasts over 23 acres of
wildfowl reserve where you can see rare and
exotic bird species from around the world.
It also has a fine collection of vintage
cars loaned to them by individuals,
including an Irish made Delorean sports car
made famous in the "Back to the future"
series of films.
There is also an interesting house to visit
which has been completely remodelled and
furnished with a wonderful collection of
pieces collected by the Askew family over
And as always there is a well stocked gift
shop and cafe.
We arrived at Bentley in the coach just
after 11.30am just in time for lunch, pork
pies, cheese sticks, quiches and a few green
things were all beautifully set out on one
of the picnic tables so a super picnic was
had by all.
After lunch we all waddled off to the
wildfowl reserve armed with bags and bags of
bird seed to feed them all. We took the long
way round, and found Bob whizzing around on
one of the free remaining mobility scooters
loaned out by the Museum, so that was good
as his legs probably wouldn’t have made it
around the whole reserve. After, we drove
our scooters through the house, which has a
collections of memorabilia gathered by the
owners over the years, then into the motor
museum which has a super collection of
vintage and unusual cars, bikes and old
invalid carriages, which was was very
interesting too. A really good day, perfect
weather as well - many thanks to the
organisers. Robin Stephens
Below a few super pictures taken by Clare
Colfer, Janet Jones and Beulah Nicholls.