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Welcome to Gloucestershire MG Owners Club


Its the cars that bring us together.

Its the friendship that keeps us together.


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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.


Presentation of the Cotswold Caper 2019 cheque for 5,200 to Richard Hastilow-Smith of Focus which is the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre, based in Cheltenham.

What Sort of Social events do we have?

To check out the sort of things we have done in the past please check out our Past Events Page

This page will give you a good idea of what we do and what we are like!

Upcoming Events in this Month
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Our Latest Write ups

Sunday Lunch 15th March

Sunday Lunch 17th November

Sunday Lunch 27th October

Return Skittles Challenge Match with Wessex MG Club

Keith & Wendy's Social Gathering September 29th

Andy Jarret September 9th

Rob & Myn Run August 20th

Vintage Transport Show South CerneyAug 4th

Liz & Dave Run July 24th

Teddy Bears Picnic July 2019

Dave & Chris's Run 25th June

SS Great Britain 2019

Llanerchindda Farm Trip 2019

Richard Ward's Evening Run

Jan & Gethin's Evening Run

Steve and Marion 2019 meal

Jan & Gethins 2019 Sunday Lunch

2019 Oncology Visit

Police Horse Unit visit 

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Caption Competition

One more caption competition - Win a bottle of wine!!

Email me with your suggestions. Also, please email me with photos we can use for the competition



 
Peter  just loved showing off with his invisible bow and arrow

He holds him with his skinny hand, 'There was a ship,' quoth he. 'Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!'

There was an embarrassing silence as Peter realised that he'd left his microphone at home!

Any ideas????

Can anyone come up with any photos which we could use in a caption competition

Email me if you can come up with anything at my email

See previous Caption Competitions HERE

Should you like to contact us with any general question about the club please email secretary@glosmgoc.co.uk

 

Our Latest Newsletter

GLOUCESTERSHIRE MG OWNERS CLUB

March 2020 Newsletter No 132

Rob said it was nice to see so many people who had braved it to the March meeting, although I must say it was rather depleted of Members but understandable in view of the 'nasty virus'. Will and Jean who had come along to their first meeting with a completed Membership Form and more importantly their 10.00 fee were warmly welcomed by Rob as was Malcolm, who did say that he had been at the February meeting from which Rob and I were absent.

Our speaker for the evening had come along to give us a presentation on 'A Munitionette's View, the dangers, the dramas and the day-to-day routine at Rotherwas in WW1 and WW2 and Rob said we would commence our meeting with Angela Williams.

Angela gave us a fascinating and well-informed talk, with lots of archived photographs, on the role that woman, mainly young single women and then eventually married women, played in the two wars working at Rotherwas in Herefordshire on shell production. They worked in the munitions factory on 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week during the first world war and although the pay was good it was very dangerous work. During the second world war it was 3 x 8 hour shifts and these were coded by the colours red, white and blue. Anything metal had to be put in a contraband bag and retrieved at the end of the workday. Weddings rings had to be taped up. The first shell came off the production line on the 11th November 1916.

At the end of Angela talk, questions were asked before Rob gave a vote of thanks with Members showing their appreciation in the usual way (by clapping).

As both Carol and Elspeth had given their apologies for not attending the meeting Dave and Liz very kindly agreed to do the raffle. I must mention that Dave did a fantastic job selling the tickets with, as I mentioned earlier, a low attendance. My thanks to him and Liz.

The 2ndhalf of the meeting commenced with Rob thanking Keith and Wendy for organising the excellent, well attended February Sunday lunch at the Tudor Arms.

Rob said that April would be the AGM and nominations for posts to replace the aging Committee must be sent to Laurence before this meeting. Rob had been in the post as Chairman for one year and Brian commented that he had another nine to go! A Member would be needed to examine the Club Accounts and Myn volunteered to do this. There were no objections.

The Committee had proposed increasing the Membership fee to 15.00 per car and this would be adopted from April providing, of course, that it was passed at the AGM. The fee was originally 6.00, but was increased in 2005/2006to 10.00. In comparison to other Clubs our fees are very low. Although the Club is solvent, for the last few years it has been running at a small deficit and if we were to purchase for example a new gazebo then funds would be quite depleted. It was also suggested that our Autumn Social Event could possibly be free to Members.

We had quite a few very good Website Slogans sent in by our Members and the one which will appear on the main page will be 'Gloucestershire MG Owners Club, The marque of classic motoring and friendship'. Several of the others will be used on other pages.

Members were asked if they had kept any of their old runs which they had organised as the Club wished to archive these for future use. They could let Laurence have them in either paper or electronic form and these would be stored on the Members' area of the website.

Laurence swiftly ran through upcoming events, starting with Dave and Chris's Sunday lunch on the 15th March at the Painswick Golf Club, meeting at 12.30 for 12.45 and we would have a carvery. Our social skittles practice at the Beacon Haresfield on the 26th March in readiness for our return match against Wessex MGOC on the 30th April at the White Hart, Atworth near Melksham. The first evening run of this year being organised by Dale and Sarah on Tuesday 28th April. Details would be on the website.

All dates for the evening runs had been taken with Brian and Teresa organising the last one on the 8th September.

St Roses Wheel Nuts Show was taking place on the 3rd May and Laurence asked if anyone wished to add their names to the long list already taken.

The Caper numbers were up as of this time last year by ten which was excellent. We need more adverts which Laurence explained could be from any type of business not only car related.

Laurence read out an email we had received from Alastair and Louise who were our youngest Members for some years before Alastair's job sent him to Cyprus. They had joined a Classic Car Club in Cyprus, but were missing the friendship of the Gloucestershire MGOC Members.

The winner of the Caption Competition was Keith with 'Peter just loves showing off with his invisible bow and arrow'.

Graham asked if we had attended the Pershore Plum Fair as a Club which was being held in August. We had some years ago and I said that if he could guarantee a dry day we would go, which caused amusement.

Dave reported that Gethin is on the mend and back driving so we would see him in the not too distant future.

As there was no other business Rob closed the meeting at 10pm.

E & OE

Sue

Since our meeting the coronavirus has taken hold and I am sorry to say there will be no Newsletters until the situation has been resolved. Take care and keep well all Members.


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