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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.

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE MG OWNERS CLUB
July 2018  Newsletter No 114

 

Brian said that we would commence the meeting with Ian Hartwell who would be giving us a talk on the history of Gloucester Prison, hoping that our Members at the back would not be too familiar with the establishment.  He welcomed Ian Jones our latest new Member who had come along to the meeting with Dave Duberley and stated that we would go though the official bits and the successful Caper later.

Ian Hartwell had been in the prison service for 40 years starting and finishing at Gloucester with time spent at Parkhurst to mention just one of the many he had served in.  HMP started life in 1792 as Gloucester County Gaol and Penitentiary and was designed by William Blackburn who was from Dursley.  It replaced the old county prison which was a castle built in 1166. 

During the years 1792-1864 there were 105 public hangings which took place over the prison gatehouse, with the last one in August 1864 when Lewis Gough aged 55 was hanged for murder.  The public hangings were attended by many and it was then decided that this should not be the case and in 1872 prisoners were hung in private within the gaol.  The period 1872 -1939 saw sixteen men and one woman hung with the last hanging on the 7th June 1939 of Ralph Smith for the murder of his ex girlfriend.

The gaol has now been sold and there is likely to be 273 residential units built and not a care home as suggested by one of our members. 

Brian thanked Ian for a fascinating and very informative talk on the prison.

After the raffle the meeting conveyed with Brian saying that there would be a presentation of a cheque for £5,000.00 at the September meeting to the Great Western Air Ambulance  which was the amount raised by our very successful Cotswold Caper.  The 2019 Caper was underway and more information would be given at a later date, but planning for the 14th one had been committed to paper.

Laurence had received a lot of email feedback from those who had taken part in the Caper and many of the first timers said they would be returning next year.  A printout of the feedback was passed around the members. 

Dale and Sara were thanked in their absence for their delightful June evening run, where we  had plenty of sunshine and scenery.  This was their first run since joining and we hope not the last.

There was no change in the Clubs fund which as usual is in the black.

Gethin's evening run on the 19th July will start not from Seven Sprnigs but from Tunnel Hill outside Cheltenham at 6.30pm but will follow the previous run which was spoilt by the weather.  Ken stated that the Hereford run organised by him and Phil on the 22nd July needed a few more cars for it to be viable, so far only four cars were on the run.  Rob and Myn are carless at the moment as the cam belt broke and their MG is in the garage, but they are hoping to have it back for their evening run on the 24th July which will start from the lay by in Seven Springs at 6.15pm.

We have seventeen cars going to South Cerney Steam Fair on the 5th August and Members were asked to be at the Beeches Car Park Cirencester by 9am ready to leave at 9.15am.

Laurence then reported on various outside events to which we had been invited, Shelsley Walsh for their F1 through the ages on the 29th July,  the Newent Onion Fayre on the 8th September to which only one Member to date is attending.  It we wanted to go as a Club and have priority parking we would have to book in advance.  Dave mentioned that the Tamar Valley MG Owners Club People and Places on the 16th September was fully booked.

Although we did not wish to look forward to the winter months Laurence asked for volunteers to organise the Sunday lunches which would commence in October running through and including March.  Tim and Louise, Dave and Liz and Steve and Marion offered to arrange three of the months.

Ideas are needed for next year's meetings and Members were asked if there was anything in particular they would like the Committee to arrange.

A short report was given on the Caper which was the best one ever where everyone pulled their weight, with a great set of 300 pictures being taken this time and where new skills were learnt, shepherding!!!  Four Members were despatched to a gated field area in which there was a large flock of sheep and we understand that these Member will now be taking part in the next local sheep trials.

 

 
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