3rd APRIL 2008 MID MONTH - DOG & GUN PUB - LONG LANE , AUGHTON
MID MONTH MEETING - THURSDAY 6TH MARCH 2008
Ralph chose The Farmers Arms at Bispham Green, Parbold as our first mid month of the year. It is around 3 years since we last visited and it is now under new management after a refurbishment. There were a fair number of MGs in the car park on a fairly warm dry evening including a couple with their hoods down ( "who are the nutters with their tops down in the car park?" was one remark!) . The pub rapidly filled up with around 20 members, ( adding somewhat to the 6 regular customers) and sitting round a roaring log fire made a very pleasant evening - added to which Ralph managed to get a good supply of free sandwiches laid on. Thanks Ralph.
A pretty good turn out of members and their cars . Photos show about 12 cars in the car park . We made our way into the pub and virtually took over the snug room with its blazing fire.
THURSDAY 1ST MAY
THE FOX INN - ROBY MILL APPLEY BRIDGE
A beautiful late spring evening - probably the best so far this year - attracted around 14 club cars .
Ralph had organised free pasties from the landlord and an empty room to ourselves. An excellent evening.
MERSEY TUNNEL VISIT - THURSDAY 24TH APRIL 2008
Organised by Ray Trivass
An excellent visit enjoyed by 18 club members and friends. the visit involved a tour round the control room and then down into the exhaust extractors and fresh air ducts and in the emergency refuges by the roadway then finishing under the roadway where ghosts are said to roam. The evening was topped off by a good meal at a nearby "all you can eat" Chinese restaurant. Thanks for organising it Ray.
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Photos by Ray Trivass, Chris Nelson and Cam Cunningham
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Photo above - Club members enjoy the balmy evening on the patio of the Fox Inn. Left to Right . Peter Ferris, Nigel Lomas, Ron Elms, Tom Harrison, Ralph, Cam, Olive, Alison, Bill, Eric Hesketh. Photo - Andrew Dickenson
Photo right - The early bird cars managed to park together in the crowded car park. Late comers were scattered all over the rest of the car park.
Our 4th meeting was on Thursday June 5th
at the WHITE CROW at Worthington, near Chorley
Thursday July 3rd 2008
at the Christian's .
THE RAILWAY INN AT HOSCAR
ON SEPTEMBER 11TH 2008.
In the car park from 7.30 P.M. UNTIL DUSK
WE MET HERE IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR AND AS IT IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE RING 0'BELLS - which in turn is just around the corner from our Briars Hall meeting place.
THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2008
Our 5th annual trip through the Lights at Blackpool
Photos below by David Grant-Wilkie
KART RACING EVENING - BURCOUGH KART WORLD
FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2008
BOWLING EVENING - FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2008
Seventeen club members gathered at the Southport Plaza Bowling Alley for the annual club bowling evening. After what Martin described as an unusal buffet, everyone enjoyed the 2 rounds of bowling . Peter Dobson donated a bowling trophy for the eventual winner, and right up to the last bowl he wa in the lead and ready to get his trophy back. Chris Nelson then stepped up and took the highst score of 179 beating Peter's score of by 1. Well done Chris.