"Step back in time" - Enjoy the Country Fayre at
Broadwood-Kelly, Near Winkleigh, Devon.
Diana Tigwell

Our Show's MC, Diana Tigwell.

Diana - Our MC

 

Why are you hosting/mc-ing the arena events at the Festival this year ?

Rosemary Ashford

Love everything Pattilands stands for and is doing. If I can help develop the show and the Pattilands experience I am extremely happy to do so.

Diana Tigwell

 

What is your interest in the Festival ?

Rosemary Ashford

A deep routed love of old things of every description, purpose and age, particularly vehicles and archaeology. I love the fact that we have a national museum of vehicles run and cared for by thousands of volunteers who look after and dedicate themselves to the history of combustion engine in all its forms, and then take the time to share them with the rest of us...quite wonderful.

Diana Tigwell

 

What is your background ?

Rosemary Ashford

Work wise - Journalist/publisher/editor/presenter/compere/commentator on all things Land Rover and off road motorsport (loads of other jobs and small businesses too!) The motorpsort side has taken me as far as Malaysia with video work and journalism. Also a dedicated competitor in the world of off road motorsport...best results and finest hour in 4x4 trialing. First car Land Rover S1 '86

Diana Tigwell

 

How are you doing since your accident and what happened ?

Rosemary Ashford

Commentating in an arena on a demo with some of the biggest off road Challenge Trucks on the scene, one driver got it very wrong indeed and ran me over. The driver is utterly devastated by the accident. Beware the automatic gearbox!
However, hoof on the mend and thanks to some incredible luck, a wonderful foot surgeon leaping out of the crowd to secure my foot before the air ambulance crew arrived, and the services of the extraordinary NHS for repairs above and beyond any and all expectations, I still have a foot, albeit somewhat full of titanium, and should end up with reasonable use...my waterski-ing may be a little interesting and I shall be raiding the shops for odd sized display shoes, but otherwise, starting with Pattilands, I shall be back doing my arenas very shortly. May just have to leave hubby Bruce doing all the gardening just a little longer though....

Diana Tigwell

 

Also see Kirk England and Giles Warham's interview