The Mametz Wood Centenary Classic Car Run
05/07/2016 - 08/07/2016
An opportunity to join 100 British classic cars in a journey from Swansea to Mametz, France, to commemorate the Battle of Mametz Woods, a First Word War Battle in the Somme, France.
Between 7th – 12th July 1916, 3500+ Welsh casualties were recorded following the “Battle of Mametz Woods” with over 1000 Welsh soldiers having sacrificed their lives in a prolonged battle to capture the Mametz Woods from the German army.
Details of the run:
5 July 2016 Depart The George, Mumbles, Swansea at 12 noon Arrive at Portsmouth for night crossing to Caen, France
6th July 2016 Travel to Hotels by driving through the tranquil countryside of Normandy arriving at Amiens by 6pm
7th July 2016 Attendance at Service at Mametz Woods & public display of the cars at Amiens (tbc)
8th July 2016 Return journey to Caen for ferry to the UK (details of times to be confirmed) and onward journey to Swansea
The Inclusive package will include:
Ferry crossings – 1 car 2 passengers
Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in 3* hotel – twin or double room
Transport to the Centenary service
Cost: approx £450
To register your interest in the Mamtetz Woods Run, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org