Hippo and Smoke

After a wet ride to the Hippo weekend, Saturday the sun came out and we visited North Tawton in search of the hidden hostelry.

Paul and Michael at the Hippo site inspecting 2 “Proper K’s” before we head out.

The pub with no signs, it looked like a house, but known as “The Railway”

Old pictures of the Station inside the pub.

Down in the cellar the pub signs, now we know why it is a little hard to find.

Also down the cellar is where you find the gents loos.

A proper local pub.

On the wall just outside the loos, this old enamel sign….

Well, on that note it is off to “The Smoke” and the London Sidecar club camp

Enfield 650 and GP

Boxer and ST2

Pan and EZS Rally

K100 and Hedingham HUB

K100 and Martello CTX1300 and EZS Rally

Time for a walk to the river.

Thames estuary at Purfleet with London in the distance.

Another pub that doesn’t looks like a pub.

MOD boundary markers – GOV.UK (

K100 and Regent

FJR1300 and RX4

Wing and RX4

1500 Wing and EZS Sovereign

A cracking two nights were spent around the bonfire, on the Friday evening one person, (mention no name) got plastered (his own words) and retired to his BLUE tent. Nice to see a good selection of outfits and my thanks to the London Club for arranging the weekend and good to see Ken Crisp popping in to say hello to everyone.