Last weekend (6th and 7th September 2014) we took the way to the Southwest of England – Devonshire to be more precise, as we wanted to check this region situated at just 2 hours 15 minutes from the Capital (train from Paddington).
We decided to reside in Exeter in the heart of the county.
The city is not that big but there is a real buzz. A lot of independent shops just off High Street and down Fore Street.
We were looking forward to an event we slightly covered back in April 2014. It is the first of its kind in the business district located in Southernhay.
Turner Locker Barnfield commercial property consultants were behind this vintage vehicles gathering. No one knew what to expect. Slight anxiety first around 10am when only a handful of cars arrived in this unique setting that is Barnfield Crescent. A beautiful place for such event.
…Barnfield Crescent is a Georgian crescent garden. Barnfield Crescent was, like Southernhay West and Dix’s Field, a development by Matthew Nosworthy. It was planned in 1792 but in 1805 only five houses, Nos 2-6, were built. No 1 was added in a similar style in c.1840 by Dr Thomas Shapter, but it is of three storeys, not four like the rest of the crescent… Source
Within half and hour the crescent was almost full of incredible cars and motorbikes too. There was more to it than just roaring engines.
Well thought entertainment, food and drink was there too including:
- BikeCaffe Exeter for a delightful and quirky coffee
- Good Game for burgers and sausages
- Hidden Treasure tea room for….tea and cakes
- Frobishers Juices providing refreshing drinks
- The Cocktail Caravan for freshly prepared beverages.
For the music it was all about The Night Owls Band and The Siren Sisters bringing that real feel of being out of this world usually full of electronic gadgets. For a day all technology was left aside in order to completely absorb the beauty of this “So British” meeting of petrol heads loving wonderful engines and shapes.
There was even a stall of Vintage clothes by The Real McCoy…just in case you forgot your flat cap or tweed.
This was just the first TLB Revival put together on a small scale. However, the response was pleasing and the success was undeniable. Turner Locker added a small update on their News section of their site.
This shows that working in the investment property market also allows to have a passion outside the office space and weekends can be spend at better things than watching television or scrolling down the touchscreen of your smartphone.
Of course, this was not to compete with Goodwood Revival but to simply reproduce a winning recipe as long as there are enough participants to create that vintage buzz and to bring a community together for a few hours.
To be continued…