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Welcome to Gloucestershire MG Owners Club.

 

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Its the cars that bring us together.

Its the friendship that keeps us together.

 

Gloucestershire MG Owners Club is a small band of enthusiasts who love anything MG. We are a friendly club that enjoys its social events. We always have at least one evening run in the summer months as well as many other social events.

We meet every second Thursday of the month at the Gala Club in Gloucester with meetings starting at 8:00pm.

Skittles Evening 7th February 2018

 

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE MG OWNERS CLUB
February 2018  Newsletter No 109

 

All Members waited in anticipation for the arrival of Paul Barnett our speaker for the evening who was late.  His excuse was that he didn't have an MG and had to walk to the venue.  Brian welcomed Kathryn and David Howard who are Derricks' neighbours and had joined that evening.  They had  also filled in the entry form for the forthcoming Cotswold Caper.  Paul needed no introduction as he had spoken at a Club night on two other occasions but nevertheless Brian did say a few words before Paul began his presentation on 'A Gloster Boy - in defence of the Drift'.

Paul was in a light hearted mood promising to keep the talk to 3 hours!   He made reference to the film 'Zulu' which made its debut on the 22nd January 1964 and was based on the battle of Rorke's Drift (Kwa Jimu) which took place on the 22nd-23rd January 1879.  Alfred Henry Hook was born in Churcham in 1850 and was a  Private in the 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment taking part in this well known battle.  He was decorated with the VC on the site where the battle took place by Sir Garnet Wolseley on the 3rd August 1879.  He sadly died from pulmonary tuberculosis in 1905 and was given a full military honours funeral at St Andrews Church Churcham where he is buried.

The film depicts Alfred as a drunkard which was totally incorrect, he was tea total and a good living man

Before the battle South Africa was little known, it was the staging post for ships on their way to the Far East.

True to form Paul ran over the 45mins presentation by at least 30 minutes but as it was another interesting and full of history presentation no one was in the least concerned.  There were a few questions and answers after which Brian thanked Paul before suggesting a short break with a quick sale of raffle tickets.

The meeting was reconvened with thanks going to Laurence and Jane for the very enjoyable Sunday lunch at the Crown Inn Frampton Mansell.  Also thanks to Trev and Sue for organising the recent skittles evening at the Beacon Hotel Haresfield where  Brian won some money along with three other members as they were joint scorers at the game 'killer'.

The Club funds are still in the 'black' and Sue reminded Members that renewal fees would be due in April when she would  be happy to collect £10.00 from each of them as she would be away for the March meeting.

Laurence  gave an update of forthcoming events passing round the menu for Keith's'  Sunday lunch on the 18th February at the White Hart just in case any Members had missed out at the January meeting.

There is a talk by The Great Western Air Ambulance, our Charity for this year's Caper,  at the March meeting and there are still rooms available for the Bournemouth weekend at the beginning of April.

Brian and Teresa are organising the March Sunday lunch but Brian didn't have anything to say about it as he has yet to finalise the venue.

The skittles match with the Wessex Club has now been set in stone for Thursday 26th April starting at 7pm at The Spencer Sports and Social Club, Melksham where two  alleys had been reserved.   There will be a cold buffet with chips so we'll not go hungry.

Laurence said that he would be taking names at the March meeting  for the cream tea cruise with the Willow Trust on Saturday 4th August.  The maximum number of people they can take is 30 and it will be £15.00 per head with confirmation and a deposit being paid in June with the balance in July.  He also had a communication from Tamar Valley regarding their run on the 16th September with cars being limited to 50 in number and an entry fee of £29.00 which included two cream teas.

An email from Newbury MGOC had been received thanking us for our donation to the rebuild of the MGB which they hoped would be launched at the Classic Restoration in London in March.

The winner of the Caption Contest was Marion with 'Brian put on a brave face but it really wasn't quite the raffle prize he was hoping', she  was presented with a bottle of wine.  Members were reminded to send any suitable photographs to Adrian for the Caption Contest which is judged every other month.

Pete and Derrick had been organising the Teddy Bears Picnic for a number of years and they thought it  would be good to have a change of venue from Minchinhampton Common. Laurence asked if anyone would be willing to take it on.  As there were no takers he did ask for Members to think about a different  venue and bring their thoughts to  the next meeting.

There is a possibility of a visit to the Bristol Aerospace Museum and Laurence asked for a show of hands to see if it was a viable proposition.  The group rate based on 20 or more would be £10.00 per person with £5.00 per person for a guided tour of 45minutes.  Steve suggested a run to coincide with the visit and was immediately thanked for offering to organised it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teresa had been chatting to Dale at the skittles evening and he had said that he was joining a convey of vehicles who were doing one circuit of the M25 in aid of the charity 'Help for Heroes' .  Members were asked if they would be interested in having a slide-show of this event at the April meeting after the AGM.  Teresa was going to liaise with Dale to see if he was willing to do this.

Members had been unable to get into our web-site and Laurence explained that Adrian had had problems with the web people who were the hosting company but he hoped this had now been rectified.  He had also taken on board the request  that our site needed to be refreshed from time to time and he had produced a slide-show showing various cars and activities.  This will only work if Members were prepared to email their photographs to Adrian.

Jane had quite a few hessian bags left from last year's Caper showing the 2017 Cotswold Caper and Willow Trust logo and for a small donation, which would go to the Air Ambulance Charity,  Members could purchase one or two.

Ken and Phil's Hereford run which is scheduled for June is under review at present as the date conflicted with another local run.

Brian closed the meeting at approximately 10.15pm

 

 

 

 
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