Spalding’s Scalextric Racing reopens to the public this weekend

South Holland PHAB Club members were the first to enjoy a night out at the newly reopened Scalextric Racing and Pit Stop Cafe. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG200716-218TW
South Holland PHAB Club members were the first to enjoy a night out at the newly reopened Scalextric Racing and Pit Stop Cafe. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG200716-218TW

Flash flooding from a freak storm put the Scalextric Racing and Pit Stop Cafe out of business for just over a month.

But – amid echoes of thunder – the centre in Weston Hills Road, Low Fulney, Spalding, won its race against time last night (Wednesday) to reopen for a long standing booking made by South Holland PHAB (physically handicapped and able bodied) Club.

Bernie and Angie Parrish pictured mopping up on June 17. SG170616-115TW

Bernie and Angie Parrish pictured mopping up on June 17. SG170616-115TW

It reopens to the public this weekend.

Business owners Bernie and Angie Parrish, their son David and Godson Josh Robinson-Green were still making last minute tweaks to the centre as PHAB members arrived.

Bernie said: “We had a thunderstorm just as we started and our hearts were in our mouths and we thought, ‘oh no, not again’. We were just praying it would pass over and it did. The previous storm was exceptional.”

That exceptional storm not only flooded the couple’s business but their home in Mallard Road, a bungalow they own behind their property and their son’s home next door.

Bernie and Angie with new flooring designed for outdoor play areas. SG200716-222TW

Bernie and Angie with new flooring designed for outdoor play areas. SG200716-222TW

The couple are camping in the bungalow at the moment and don’t know when builders will have their house ready.

Scalextric Racing has eight tables, each with four-lane tracks, so 32 people can race at one time. Racing tables had to go out while new flooring was put in, there was a lot of rewiring for the racing tables and specialists have deep cleaned the cafe and kitchen.

Previously ...

Low Fulney homes flooded as storm turns road into a river

Scalextric Cafe, Weston Hills Road, opens for first time since flood with visit by PHAB club. Details Bernie Parrish
Phab club on thwe podium with Bernie Parrish ANL-160721-093136001

Scalextric Cafe, Weston Hills Road, opens for first time since flood with visit by PHAB club. Details Bernie Parrish Phab club on thwe podium with Bernie Parrish ANL-160721-093136001

Spalding families still coping with aftermath of freak flooding

Its fun all the way on the racing circuit. SG200716-220TW

Its fun all the way on the racing circuit. SG200716-220TW