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Peter Vacher’s Hurricane the subject of the afternoon talk

The Annual General Meeting of the Vintage Register of the M.G. Car Club took place at The Shillingford Bridge Hotel on Sunday 6th March 2016. 37 members and friends attended, the numbers being a bit low due to a clash with Mothering Sunday.

The meeting commenced at 11.00am and the Chairman, John Venables opened the proceeding by welcoming everyone and accepting apologies for absence.

The minutes of the last AGM were agreed and there were no matters arising.

John gave an overview of the past years events.

John Cooper gave the treasures report with a PowerPoint presentation that made a boring subject a little lighter.

Peter Mace gave the secretaries report.

John Venables re-iterated the events of the last year in the Events report.

Rob Constant reported that the Register was progressing well and that due to his other commitments, Rob’s father, Martin, would, with the members permission be assisting in the future.

John Day thanked everyone for the contributions for the Bulletin and asked that we don’t forget to keep up the copy.

The Officers and committee were all re-elected, together with the addition of Martin Constant to assist with the work of the Registrar.

There was no other business and the meeting concluded at approximately 11.45am

The Members and friends then enjoyed a delightful lunch.

In the afternoon Peter Vacher gave an illustrative, illuminating and amusing talk about finding, relocating, rebuilding and using an early, Gloucester built Hurricane from India. This aircraft is the oldest Hurricane known to exist and to have fought in the Battle of Britain in 1941. See above picture.

 

 

“SPRING TO THE COTSWOLD” 18th TO 22nd April 2016

The Vintage Register is arranging a trip to the Cotswold from 18th to 22nd April 2016. John Venables has arranged a four day event based at Dumbleton Hall near Evesham. There is much to see and do in the Cotswold and it will be arranged that we visit places of interest during the stay.

If you would like to join us this relaxed touring event please contact John Venables on 01865 862573.

 

E.M.G.S. “BRITTANY & NORMANDY TOUR” 26th June to 7th July 2016

Another fun packed adventure in France

Contact Chris Keevill for details

 

E.M.G.S. “THE HAMPSHIRE HOUSE PARTY” 12th to 15th September 2016

This event will be based at Audleys Wood Hotel, Cliddesden, nr Basingstoke and outings to some of the many places of interest nearby will be organised.

Contact Clive Wells or Chris Keevill

 

GUERNSEY EVENT 25th to 30th September 2016

This event starts with a channel crossing by Condor Ferries from Poole in Dorset to Guernsey, taking the ferry on the Sunday morning, then drive to the hotel with the day free for rest or independent sightseeing. The accommodation will be at The Farmhouse Hotel in the Parish of St Saviours. There is a range of accommodation at the Hotel from La Boutique to suites, with varying price to suit. In the evening there will be a welcome reception before dinner.

The day trips include on Monday a coach transfer to St Peter Port with historic tours of Castle Cornet and Hauteville House (home of Victor Hugo), on the Tuesday and Thursday driving tours of the Island to see many of the attractions and sites. On the Wednesday a day trip to the traffic free island of Herm, a another of the Channel Islands.

Please register with John Day if you wish to join us. At the moment all the rooms have been booked even though it is several months away, if there is sufficient interest over and above the rooms booked, we have a cunning plan to accommodate more people!