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Lagonda Festival, United Kingdom, 2018


Useful Information


It will now not be long before we all meet up at this year’s Lagonda Festival here in the UK, so here is some information that we hope you will find useful.


Weather & Recommended Clothing

Well, as this is the UK, the weather here is famous for being very changeable. We are also based “Way Up North” where the temperature is generally a few degrees cooler than here in the “Exotic” south. We therefore recommend that you bring clothing that allows you to layer on/off for all possible conditions, (except maybe for snow – but then again, you never know - it’s England). It may also come as a surprise to you to learn that the UK is famous for being “a little rainy” at times. Therefore, a light weather proof mac may well prove to be very handy.

For our 2 events on the Saturday, the Tees Bridge and HMS Trincomalee, we strongly advise that ladies should wear flat shoes. Any kind of a heel could very easily end the trip with a visit to the local casualty department, and this would most certainly then hinder your move’s & grooves on the dance floor later that night.

There is no formal dress code for any part of our festival. Please wear whatever you are most comfortable with. I am sure that everyone will, as usual, look good for the Gala dinner on the Saturday evening, be it smart casual or black tie.

I have no doubt that all the Lagonda Angels will be as gorgeous as ever.

Thursday August 16th

We are to meet at 12pm at the Black Horse pub, which is next door to the Aston Workshop.

Black Horse Public House, Red Row, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RW.

The approximate journey time are from UK landing points are:-

2.5 Hours from the Hull ferry terminal.

40 Minutes from the Newcastle upon Tyne ferry terminal.

30 Minutes from Newcastle international airport.

For those people who will not be able to make it to the Aston Workshop in time, then please go directly to Lumley Castle. Your rooms will be ready for you from 3pm onwards but should you arrive earlier then there are plenty of nice places to relax whilst waiting for your room.

Lumley Castle, Ropery Lane, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4NX.

The group from Aston Workshop will be arrive at Lumley castle at approx. 4pm - 4:30pm.

Information For Drivers

UK Road Speed Limits

*In the absence of any speed limit signs, if there are street lights then this generally dictates that the speed limit is 30mph (48km/h).

Please make sure you fill up with a full tank petrol and check all your engine fluids before arriving at the castle on Thursday.

There is a BP petrol station just 5 minutes’ drive from the castle. This, I’m sure, will then be plenty to last for the whole duration of festival and will ensure we do not have to make an on mass unscheduled stop on route to an event. Thank you.

We would also like to request that all hire car drivers remain behind the Lagonda squadron and avoid as much as possible breaking the homogeneity, (Great word, Dimitri), of the angular lines of the convoy. Thank you very much.

We will, of course, be giving everyone a detailed road map book for the festival and this will also have details regarding contact numbers for any unfortunate mishap, be it mechanical or medical.

Please add my personal mobile number into your phone and do not hesitate to call me should you experience any problems once you are in the UK.

Keith Cornman – 0044 (0) 7973 113 280


The currency of the UK is exclusively £ Sterling. All major credit cards are widely accepted.

No other currencies are accepted anywhere except at the duty-free shops when you are on your way here/home.

What’s Included:

Your registration dues cover the following for the festival:

  • 3 Nights bed, breakfast and evening meals at Lumley Castle.
  • Red & White wines, Mineral water, fruit juices, tea & coffee with the Thursday & Saturday evening meals.
  • Elizabethan Banquet will be as per the castle’s banquet menu.
  • Light lunches on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at Aston Workshop, Durham Cathedral & HMS Trincomalee.
  • No alcohol will be served at any of the 3 light lunches.
  • All guide tour fees for all events.
  • All car parking fees and river crossing fees.


The registration dues do not cover any additional expenses or services, of whatsoever nature, incurred by a participant during their stay at the hotel or in attendance at an event organized by the host. Any such expenses must be paid for directly before their departure.

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