We are pleased to announce that the Autumn Concours will be held at Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH.
Hoghton Tower will provide a dramatic location, being a fortified Manor House, standing on a hilltop site, the highest in the area.
The house takes its name from the de Hoghton family, the historical owners since at least the 12th century, the present the house dates from 1560 - 1565 and was built for Thomas de Hoghton.
Damaged by fire in the civil war, the house was rebuilt and extended between 1862 - 1901.
The house is listed Grade 1, as is the Great Barn in the grounds, which is dated 1692.
It has been suggested that the property has links to William Shakespeare through Alexander Hoghton, who died in 1581. King James 1 stayed in the house for three days in 1617.
The dramatic setting of Hoghton Tower with its impressive grounds and gardens will provide an interesting and historic setting for our Autumn Concours, one that we hope will entice members to prepare their Aston Martins, visit Lancashire and enjoy a wonderful weekend.
On Saturday evening the International Dinner will be held in the Banqueting Hall, beginning with a Taittinger Champagne Reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine and musical accompaniment.
On Sunday a pre-booked buffet luncheon will be served in the Smoking Room.
The above text was written by Martin Coleman, who will organise this event.