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Chairman's Chat April 2023

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully this newsletter finds you all well.

Past Events

Not much to report on here for March.

Sunday 5th March was our regular Sunday meeting about 15 members gathered at The Fox for a social gathering. We welcomed a new member, Kevin Caunter with his very nice Triumph Stag, so please make him feel welcome.

Tuesday 21st March Noggin & Natter, only three people attended this which was a 50% increase on the previous event. It was decided at the AGM that we would give this a bit more time to see if its popularity increases over the summer months before deciding its future.

Events coming up

Wednesday 19th April 2023 – Mid-month meal - The Hare, Roxwell CM14LU 7:00pm. With the evenings getting lighter we are starting our evening meals. If you would like to join us, please contact Mike Crowley , we have an initial booking for 12 people.

Sunday 23rd April 2023 – Drive it Day – Starting from The Squadron, North Weald Airfield we will follow a tulip route through the Essex and Bedfordshire countryside to The Shuttleworth Collection. Entry to the collection is £10 per car with a dedicated club parking space. Guided tours are available if required which are £5.00 per person based on a group of 15. We currently have 16 cars who have said they would like to attend, if you want to join them, please let me know

Tuesday 25th April 2023 - Noggin & Natter – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS. An informal get together from 8:00pm.

Sunday 7th May 2023 – Monthly meeting – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS

Wednesday 17th May 2023 – Mid-month meal – Hunters Meet, Hatfield Heath CM22 7BQ

Please contact Wendy Way

Sunday 21st May 2023 – River Stort Cruise – Burntmill Lane CM20 2QS We have hired a specially adapted wide beam canal boat for a 4 hour cruise along the River Stort. Everyone who wants to have a steer or lock the boat will have an opportunity to do so. There are 12

places available. This is now fully booked but if you are interested in another one later in the year, please let me know

Sunday 21st – Monday 22nd Hornby Visitor Centre / Chatham Historic Dock Yard – Kent Richard Way is coordinating a visit to these attractions. Please contact him for more details.

2 – 4th June 2023 – Weekend away – Caley Hall, Old Hunstanton PE36 6HH. This hotel caters for car clubs with reserved parking. It is within walking distance of the coast and is surrounded by interesting places to visit. This is now full but if you would like to attend please contact Dennis Northcott who might be able to get some extra rooms.

Chris Cooper has offered some places on a visit to the Lotus Car Factory at a future date to be decided. We have currently 14 members who have expressed an interest If you are interested in attending, please let me know. I have passed numbers onto Chris who will get back to me with more details when available.

16th September 2023 – JD Classics, Chelmsford, Richard Hinds has offered to organise a visit to JD Classics, for one of their open days we currently have interest from 12 members,

If you would like to join us please let me know before we firm up numbers with them.

August 2023 - Picnic on the Green – Matching Green, we are trying to organise another picnic on Matching Green which has been very well attended in previous years.

Jon Rome is looking into the possibility of a visit to Radio Caroline & Lodge Coaches Museum.


Just a reminder that we now have several online platforms for you to get information and communicate with other members.


WhatsApp – please let me know if you would like to be added to our group.

To assist the people who are organising events you must email them and confirm that you would like to attend. Please do not click attending on the facebook event and assume that this will be picked up, thank you.

If anybody who has attended one of our recent events who has taken any pictures that they wouldn’t mind be published to our website and Facebook page can you please email them to me Thank you.

Club members who are also members of the website can now see the minutes of our committee meetings so check this section out and see what happens to make the club work.

There is a classified section on the website, if you have anything for sale or are looking for that elusive part let me know and I will put this on for you.


Issue 2 - 2023 of FHBVC News is available to download from their website,

a link to this is on our website.

Other Events

9th April – Museum of Power Transport Fest - Maldon.

21st May 2023 Herts Auto Show – St Albans.

28/29th May 2023 Sandringham Pageant of Motoring Norfolk – Sandringham Royal Park, Norfolk.

28th May East Anglian Railway Transport Extravaganza – Colchester.

If you know of any other events that would be of interest to member’s, please let me know and I will add it to this list.

Hope to see you at an event soon

Safe motoring

Chairman - Ian

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