Event Reports
short reports of events, holidays and shows enjoyed
by our members in the past four months.

Our members are always out and about with their 'Sevens'

The main aim of CA7C is to encourage members to drive their 'Sevens' whenever possible, even throughout the winter months when, surprisingly, quite a few members do enjoy being out and about on the colder winter-time runs.  However, we do draw the line on the very wettest of days as there is no point driving in bad weather with the non-optional water entry around the ill-fitting windows and doors!   Mostly we are able to enjoy warm, sunny days with Cornwall's splendid inland and coastal scenery at its best whatever the season of the year.

These edited reports were written by members and are taken from our monthly magazine, Seven Focus.


Carnon Downs to Carnon Downs - 19 November
Some dozen or so Sevens with their drivers and navigators met inside Carnon Downs Garden Centre for a welcome coffee whilst eagerly awaiting instructions.  The run would be under Convoy Rules so a quick reminder was given. Weds 19 Nov 2Weds 19 Nov 1

The route wended its way to Quenchwell, Playing Place, down to Kea School, turning to Porth Kea and then down the  steep hill into Cowlands, which is why if we take this route on a Wednesday Wander, we usually go up it.

From Cowlands the route went through the edge of Penelewey, down through Feock and then down the nasty Trolver Hill towards Point. The bottom is a hairpin if you want to go left, so we were relieved to be going right, then left, to ascend the long hill towards Carnon Downs.  We got back to Carnon Downs, local knowledge having clearly kicked in somewhere in front with the three turns needed.

By this time, the car park had filled up markedly, so our Sevens were no longer in neat groups as at the start but parked haphazardly.  A very good meal rounded the day off for many of us. We may just have to keep practising the convoy rules though.

Wednesday Wander - 25 October

A record thirteen cars met at Morrison's, Pool for a wander through the lanes to Olde Penny’s Tea Room for refreshments.


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Wednesday Wander - 4 October

Ten cars assembled at Morrison’s, Pool and had an interesting run around the back of the Camborne area, ending at Trevaskis Farm for cakes. It was good to see the recently-finished and sign-written Little Green 1934 AVH Van.  Many of the roads and lanes we covered were completely new to me: a great achievement for two new members who were run leaders.  


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Wet Wednesday Wander
On a sodden Wednesday in September three hardy little cars paddled out to meet at Carnon Downs Garden Centre. We lingered over a coffee until the rain stopped and took an extremely short run to have lunch at Linden Hey in Penelewey.


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West of England Steam Engine Society Country Fair - 18-20 August
The weather was horrible to start on the Saturday morning, heavy rain and howling wind. Rescuing the tent and making repairs to the broken poles was the first order of the day. The best roadside repair was made with a tent peg and bailer twine…!  Once everything was back to normal, the sun came out.  There was plenty of interest in our Sevens over the three days - the usual questions on leaded fuel, spares, are you allowed to drive them were answered diplomatically.