THE ACTIVITIES OF OUR CLUB MEMBERS AT OUR BASE AT BRIARS HALL HOTEL, LATHOM
ST. GEORGE'S DAY - APRIL 23RD 2006
Above and below- general view of the cars parked outside Briars Hall with plenty of St. George's flags in evidence.
Many thanks to Andrew Dickenson for the photos.
We had some beautiful weather to celebrate St. George's day, with sunshine almost all day. Starting at 10.30 a.m. ,10 members and their cars set off for a 25 mile drive out to Eccleston and back via the country lanes. Arriving back at 11.20 a.m. Tom had the car park cordoned off so that all the classic British cars could stay together.
By 1 p.m. there were 25 members' cars parked up and several non-MGs. The oldest car present was the 1926 Armstrong Siddley of Derek Christian.
Photo - left - First time out for new member Andrew Maguire's Sebring style GT
Photo - left is the patriotic mascot of Noel Skinner - who said it bore a startling resemblance to its owner
Photo -below - Pauline Reeves forsook her MG TC for Derek's Armstrong Siddley
Club Night June 15th 2006
Jamie seen with his latest aquisition -
a 6 foot square MG sign. He went all the way up to Carlisle to fetch it after buying it on ebay at the suggestion of Nigel our chairman. Jamie didn't expect it to be so big or heavy. Now the problem is - what to do with it - suggestions please.
Our Treasure Hunt evening was greeted by lovely balmy weather - perfect for driving round the 27 mile course set by Eddie Rafter ( last year's winner). Winner this year was new member Carl Dewhurst assisted by Eddie's pal Dave (who said Fix?). Second were Martin and Margaret Pagett and 3rd was Dave Bryant with Cam.
The photo above shows Shirley and Tommie inspecting cars parked waiting for treasure hunters to return. Star of the evening was a 1930 M type Midget owned by Ted Hock from Croston (seen in the background). Hope to see the car again at more of our meetings Ted.
Thanks to Andrew for the photos.
Club members chat on the car park during the sunny club evening - it wasn't until nearly 10 p.m. that everyone finally went inside.
Pride of Ownership Judging - July 20th 2006
A big turn out of club cars for the annual PoO judging, with 10 cars in each of the Premier and standard classes but only 3 in the new Modern Class.
Photos above - L to R - . 1. Premier class cars. 2. Standard class cars
3. Modern Class cars.
Photos below. L to R. 1. Richard and David with their cars. 2. Noel tries Ralph's newly restored TC for size and decides it doesn't fit. 3. Ray enjoys marking Peter's MGB. 4. Cam struggles with the scores. All photos by Andrew Dickenson
Pride of Ownership results - Thursday July 20th July 2006
Premier class -
1st - John Dickenson - MGBGT - 1525 points
2nd - Ralph Greenhalgh - MG TC - 1516 points
3rd - Robert Collier - MGB - 1472 points
1st - Bill Jump - MGBGT - 1406 points
2nd - Alan Grindley - MGC - 1372 points
3rd - Eric Hesketh - MGB - 1334 points
1st - Alison Dickenson - MG TF - 1458 points
2nd - Andrew Maguire - MG ZS - 1146 points
The car most members would have liked to drive home
MGA Twin Cam of David Bryant
Bill & Olive Jump
Ist Premier Class
Runner up - Premier
1st - Modern MG
Runner up - Modern
accepted by Tom on his behalf
AWARDS EVENING - THURSDAY - 17TH AUGUST
Photos - Andrew Dickenson
1st - Standard Class
Runner up - Standard
The car most wanted to take home
Barrington at our 2006 show
ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING - 17th August
A good turn out of members saw the traditional presentation of awards. As well as the Pride of ownership awards won last month - (which included the Grindley Shield - donated by Alan Grindley for the Modern Classic category - full results list see below -
The following were presented:-
Club Supporter of the Year - Awarded by the committee to the club member who has put in extra hard work during the previous year. Noel Skinner
Dargan Trophy - awarded by the previous holder to the club member who has impressed with their continued hard work for the club over a number of years. Bill and Olive Jump
Life Membership - this is the first time this has been awarded and award winners will have full club membership benefits free for their lifetime.
Barrington Powell - Barry has been the children's entertainer at our last 5 shows . He has done this for expenses only and has then donated this to charity. He has also put on pre show entertainment and club night entertainment for club members for charity.
Tony Woods - Tony was our first club chairman from 2001 to 2004 - Tony has continued to support the club with his presence in the 18 months since leaving the committee.
£1000 presented to Derian House
After the success of our September 3rd Festival of Transport, the club decided to continue to support to our adopted club charity. Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley receives very little goverment help in the £1.5 million annual running costs. Charmian and John Woollam are volunteer fund raisers for Derian who have been coming to our show for the last 5 years. They spend most of their spare time fund raisng for Derian and also put a lot of time and effort into helping with our show. They were at our September club meeting to receive a cheque for £1000 - the proceeds from our show.
A new club member (who wishes to remain anonymous) was so moved by the work done by Charmian and John that he matched this and offered them £1000 as well - amazing - thanks for your generosity.
Above - Jamie and Nigel present Charmian and John ( dressed as Derian's mascot dog) with the cheque.
THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER CLUB MEETING
There was a fine display of equipment up for auction thanks to club member John Dickenson and his company.
Noel Skinner kept the bidding going briskly and only one item failed to make its reserve price.
Small items like oil pourers went quickly after some rather ribald comments on the style of its spout. The star item was an automatic welding mask which went to Cyril Vincent and like all the items went for a bargain price. At the end of the evening everyone seemed to have had a good time including several prospective new members. The final reckoning showed that the auction had raised over £150 for our charity.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16TH - 2006
A QUIZ BY TONY WOODS
Our former chairman Tony volunteered to put on our Autumn quiz. Based on car insignia and names , it proved very taxing for most of the teams. The quick fire questions caught some people out but several teams managed to score well. Eventual winner was the team of Ray Trivass with a score of 45 out of 50 - this is the 3rd quiz that Ray and his team have won this year -well done but there must be something he doesn't know - !!
CHRISTMAS MEAL - FRIDAY DECEMBER 22ND .
Chris thought it was just the ticket
Margy receives the hamper from Lisa.
An excellent evening was had by 55 club members and guests at our annual Xmas meal. Lisa triumphed again in organising the event together with presents for everyone and raffle prizes not to mention the spectacular hamper for the Irish Bingo prize. Not to be outdone by Ray ( who has won 3 quizzes this year), Margy had a stormer of an evening with a "clean sweep" winning the Pop music quiz, the Christmas quiz and the Irish Bingo hamper. Well done also to John Dickenson's team who came 2nd in the two quizzes.
Thanks to Alison Dickenson and Margy Blythe for the photos
Cyril and family
Cam and Sandie
Paul chats to the vicar.
Ray tries snake charming
Peter wonders if Paul really did enjoy that 10th pint?
Don gets Paul to take a peek at the other team's quiz answers
Ray was acting as toastmaster - best served with butter and marmalade