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We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at a local hostelry - from April onwards

Our first mid month of 2010 was at the Rose & Crown pub on the main road from Croston to Leyland. We were blessed with a fine evening and this brought out 12 club MGs plus Nigel's Stag and Martin's E-type. There were several club members without their MGs too so there were around 20 of us in the pub. This increased the pub's trade considerably as we virtually had the pub to ourselves - there were only 3 regular customers there. Gallery of photos of the car park below.

This was the warmest Thursday evening of the year so far and it was fitting that we also had the largest turn out of club cars ever for a midmonth. There were at least 25 MGs crammed into our reserved car park section as well as several members in non- MGs. It was an excellent venue ( well chosen Ralph) and the garden was exclusively at our disposal for the whole evening - where we stayed until after sunset at around 10 p.m.
Early arrivals in the car parkENJOYING THE SUNSHINE IN PUB GARDENA lovely evening for a chat in the sunshineThe later arrivals filled the car park park to capacity
Around 16 cars met up at the slipway on the canal at Burscough for our July midmonth meeting. There had been rain earlier but by 7.30pm it was fine enough to sit out in the pub garden on the banks of the canal. It was not to last for long , however. By 8.30 pm it started to rain and everyone scattered and made for the bar - but the rain continued so it was a wet drive home. Strangely enough, reports are that it was dry in Formby.
(photos Ralph Greenhalgh
September midmonth meeting was the last of this year at a pub -  the Farmer's Arms,Chorley Road ,
Bispham Green, Parbold on Thursday 2nd September
Most members arrived with their cars by 7.30pm with a bright evening in perfect weather and eventually there were 16 MGs parked up ( and a couple of stray "other" cars. Even though it was getting dark by 8 p.m. we stayed out on the car park till after 9.30 pm enjoying the sandwiches thoughtfully provided by the manager ( well done Ralph - your charm worked yet again!). A special mention for Peter Dobson who had travelled the length of the Lake District that day in his MGB- a distance of over 200 miles - and still managed to attend the meeting.

Filling the lane with our carsSitting out on the patioOut on the estuary path
We had a last minute change of venue after Derek Christian was taken ill so we couldn't visit his yard as planned. We returned to the Dolphin ( also know as the Flying Fish) 5 years after our last visit. Our cars filled the lane and the pub car park and most club members sat out on the patio, with the neat wind break to keep out thje draught. Several of the intrepid members ventured down the lane to have a walk along the marsh footpath on the Ribble estuary.

Thanks to Peter Dobson and Andrew Dickenson for the photos
Thursday 7th October
We had 10 cars ( 2MGF/TFs, 4MGBs, 1 MGA, 1Porsche, 1MR2 +1 Landrover) meet up in Tarleton for the convoy drive to Blackpool - and amazingly we managed to stay more or less together . Outside of the Norbreck Castle hotel we were joined by Steve's MGB and Ray's non-MG where we lined up ready for the drive through the lights. We all made the run through the lights with no overheating or breakdowns. We then  discovered  that the illuminations  had been extended right to the end of the promenade within sight of the Squires Gate chippy where we stopped for the now traditional refreshments.

Lined up ready to goThe back drop of the impressive Norbreck Castle HotelView of the illuminations through the windscreenRichard Bryant's MGB follows the leader through the lightsTram lit up to resemble a steam trainNearing the end of the Golden MileEveryone crowded into the Chippy at the end of the lights runCars parked up near the chippyRoger seemed to be enjoying his fish & chip supperMartin, Margaret, Dave & Sandie tuck in. Ray and Pam with John and his wife in the backgroundEveryone else ate theirs standing in the entrance or just outside in the pleasant evening air.
Bowling at the Southport Plaza - Thursday November 4th.

There were 10 club members joining in the bowling this year - and a few others just watching. Several also started off the evening with a meal of lasagne and sandwiches, but this seemed to have weighed them down a bit as the final results showed .
After the first round Cyril was leading with a score of 163 followed by Noel on 145. Inthe second round CXhris was the leading scorer with 122 so once again, Cyril took the honours with Noel the runner up - exactly the same as last year. The main thing though was that everyone had a good evening out - those who couldn't make it certainly missed a good time.

Here we see the various bowling styles adopted by some of those participating - First - PeterThen - ChrisRalphCyrilNoelJillNigelRichardWaiting for their turnChris, Ralph and Nigel