A BEST of British event at Brooklands Museum proved to have something for everyone.

As well as displays of classic British vehicles, the family-friendly occasion also included a big brass band and various traditional entertainment, from a Punch and Judy show and children’s games to appearances by Morris dancers.

Visitors were able to wander through displays of all British car and motorcycle marques, from the pre-war Alvis, Norton and Sunbeam to the latest Jaguar models and watch vehicles racing up Test Hill.

MG and the Aston Martin Razor Blade were part of the celebrations, marking their centenaries, and were by Land Rover, who celebrate 75 years in the industry this year.

As well as the festivities, the museum was open as usual, with its exhibitions and collections, free children’s workshops and a royal-themed walking trail.

* THERE'S much to look forward to next week, when Brooklands Museum hosts Marvellous Inventions for the May half-term, which is inspired by the brand new Barnes Wallis exhibition.

Famous for his involvement in Operation Chastise and inventing the ‘bouncing bomb’ – a concept he tested using golf balls and a catapult on nearby Silvermere Lake – Barnes also contributed significantly to the development of British aviation, from airships to aerospace, predominantly from his base at Brooklands, Weybridge.

Marvellous Inventions will see costumed characters around the Stratosphere chamber, such as Barnes Wallis and other prominent Brooklands ‘inventors’.

There will be family craft workshops to learn more about design and simulation work. The workshops are free and recommended for over 5’s – just drop in. Plus a discovery trail, pedal planes and cars and a Concorde walkthrough that explores the magnificent Brooklands Concorde.

Booking is advised for the Concorde tour, which is an additional £3 per person.