EVENTS 2016 Page 1
The chairman presents the 2015 Imp Run profits cheque to Ashley at Papplewick as agreed by the membership, (Better late than never, they both had email problems)
A Snowdrop Planting -see the 2016 AGM report for more information
Bubble Car Museum Visit 2nd April
A group of us met up and went to the Bubble Car Museum at Langrick, where after a Coffee, Tea & Chocolate we had an interesting tour of the museum.
ISLE OF MAN VISIT April 2016
It was decided late last year that we would have a trip to the Isle of Man. So a date was decided, the ferry and hotel were booked and off we went. First to Liverpool for the night as the ferry was early in the morning, this was with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co's fast catamaran - the crossing went well until the last 20 minutes or so when it became quite choppy, on landing we made our way to the hotel in Ramsey. We had previously contacted the Isle of Man MG club, who came and met with us that evening, and a run was arranged for Thursday afternoon. The weather for the time of year was kind to us, so we spent time visiting the many and varied attractions on the island. Unfortunately the TT mountain road was closed - ah well - so we couldn't drive round the full course, so off we went riding the trams and trains, visiting along the way the Laxey Wheel, Peel Castle and various museums – including of course motor ones, the lighthouse at the top of the island, all this while sampling cream teas etc. along the way. Thursday came along with good weather - (hoods down) - we met the local club members as arranged then went on the run with them around the south of the island - some marvellous views, seals at our halfway stop and roads we would not have found except by accident. We ended our run with an arranged cream tea (the scone was enormous and delicious). We would like to thank the Isle Of Man MG Owners’ and Sports Car Enthusiast Club very much for their hospitality and arranging a wonderful afternoon out. Friday came and the trip was almost over - down to Ramsey after breakfast for shopping! Oh and the ferry in the afternoon, this time a very smooth crossing. Then off home for some, a few of us again staying overnight and continuing home on Saturday, some stayed to explore Liverpool and came home Sunday.
CHIPPY RUN 2016 - Officially the RNLI Visit. We set off in fine weather, but the rain arrived, luckily we were being ‘entertained’ by the RNLI staff, (drinking coffee), the rain cleared , some went shopping, others just for a walk.
The fish and chips as usual were delicious we can recommend them to anyone. Our usual collection was made and we have a thank you certificate from the local RNLI - the collection buckets were used by passers by and collected some £9.94p. The day ended with the weather getting better.
More photo’s when I get them.
The Bourne Show 19thy June . A went to the Bourne Show,and after a tour of the village we eventually parked near the stage. (The tour was needed as the field had been flooded and the organisers were frantically trying to fit everyone in. The day was fine, and a good day was had by us. There was a lot of interest shown in our stand, we mat some members from the Leicestershire group who we had met earlier when we ‘did’ their Caper. After a somewhat slow start the day went well.The BBMF Hurricane performed a small display/flypast. Photo’s from Dave
CROWLAND SHOW 25th June. We had stand at this show, after being invited by the organisers. The day was pleasant, with sunshine and occasional clouds, luckily the rain held off - it was a true country fair, horses, dogs and tractors etc. we had quite a lot of interest in the cars
DRIVE IT DAY 24th April
Our annual Drive It Day, this year starting at the Belton Garden Centre and finishing at the Baytree Garden Centre. The weather was kind, and we had an almost but just not quite full turnout of club members, Thanks to John and Wendy for once again a magnificently organised run.
INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE VISIT MAY 6th
14 of us went to Canwick Hill Lincoln to see the centre, which while not yet completed is already a very impressive monument to those RAF personnel (both air and ground) who gave their lives during World War 2.
Our ‘guide’ Nicky Barr gave us a fascinating talk about the centre, its story from the beginning and many details about how information is gathered – about the plans for the proposed Chadwick Visitor Centre and the hopes for the future. This was all in all a very good morning out, helped by the very welcome sunny weather – our thanks to Peter, who organised the trip.