On April 20 my husband, myself, our 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son went to Castle Combe. It is a good way for the family to enjoy a day out together. Only one thing, for me, spoils this. The plumbing!
Why, oh why, do we ladies have to put up with chemical loos, paper on string (if we’re lucky), hessian doors and no running water to wash our hands? The gents had special “portaloos” shipped in— surely their need is not greater than ours!
Now you are going to tell me, ah, but they also have flushing loos, running water, etc, in the paddock! To which I would reply: why, once we have paid £10 to get into the circuit, should it be necessary to pay an extra £4 to get into the paddock, to “spend a penny” as it were,
Motor racing is great for an old-fashioned family outing, with no football hooliganism and so on. But how can we persuade the circuits to improve the necessary facilities? By “old-fashioned” I did not mean to refer to the ancient facilities!
Sandra Breen, Streatley, Berkshire