Vintage Essex - Ride down memory lane

Vintage Essex - Ride down memory lane Lunch included

Monday 26 September 2022






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Join us, and our friends at City & Village Tours, on a nostalgic jaunt through Essex’s picture postcard villages and an afternoon amongst the immaculate collection of vintage vehicles at Lodge Coaches HQ.

Start the day in Thaxted where you’ll meet your Blue Badge Guide over tea/coffee and biscuits before taking a gentle walking tour of the town, weaving through its array of black and white striped and wonky colourful homes with tales from the Tudors and Georgians. From here we’ll journey through the rolling Essex countryside, passing through the chocolate box village of Finchingfield and the 'Essex Rodings' en route to High Easter.

We’ll arrive in time for lunch at Lodge Coaches HQ, where you can enjoy a ploughman’s in the surroundings of their wonderful collection of beautifully restored vintage vehicles, some of which you might recognise from the TV and big screen. These classic coaches are sure to bring back fond memories of days gone by, especially as you’ll be treated to two nostalgic rides out along the local, leafy lanes before finishing the day with tea and cake.

This tour was very popular last year, read one of our 2021 reviews and book early. "Everything was so well organised and the local guide was really informative. We heard someone saying how helpful it was to have everything in place (refreshments, the exhibition, talk and vintage coach tours etc) with nothing for us to think about and we fully echo her comment.".

We’re due to arrive in Thaxted at 10:30, lunch is arranged for 12:45/13:00 and we’ll be ready to head home around 16:45.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements that we may need to check for you.

  • Maxey (our office)
  • Market Deeping (Godsey Lane, at the corner of Thackers Way)
  • Market Deeping (The Stage)
  • Werrington Centre Bus Stop (Goodwin Walk)
  • Werrington Green (Fulbridge Road)
  • Paston Church Bus Stop
  • Bretton Centre Bus Stop
  • Westwood (St. Judes Church)
  • Peterborough Centre (TK Maxx Bus Stop, Bourges Boulevard)
  • Fletton Bus Stop (corner of Fletton Avenue/Fairfield Road)
  • Stanground (Whittlesey Road Bus Stop, opp. Tesco Extra)
  • Serpentine Green Hampton Bus Stop (please park close to Tesco’s Click & Collect building)
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