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Chairman's Chat June 2022

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully you are all keeping well and have been able to get your cars out during the recent good weather.

Sunday 5th June is our regular monthly meeting at The Fox Inn, Matching Tye, we meet around 3pm, but some members book themselves in earlier for lunch. Click on this link for contact details

Unless the weather deteriorates we should be able to park on the field. If this is closed for some reason and the car park is full there is usually space at the village hall a short walk away.

Past Events

Wednesday 18th May 7:30pm – Mid Month Meal, Rubino’s Kitchen, Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Colchester CO5 9SP. Unfortunately only eight members attended this. Those who did were treated to an excellent meal with good company that made this a very enjoyable meal. Thanks go to Gus Mckie for organising this event.

Sunday May 22nd – Imperial War Museum, London. Five members and friends attended this event which was organised by club member Joe Wells who is also a member of the Bentley Drivers Club. We travelled to the museum in a vintage 1956 Bedford SB coach which has appeared on TV and is owned by Lodge’s Coaches, the coach certainly attracted lots of attention on the road. Thanks go to Joe for giving us the opportunity to join this event.

May 28th/29th Sat./Sun Newmarket Weekend – Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. Sixteen members attended this weekend away. The hotel itself was excellent and fully lived up to its four star AA rating. Members individually visited many of the local points of interest from historical houses to The National Stud to Ely Cathedral and many others in-between. The carefully planned route that was available unfortunately fell foul to a bicycle event that had closed many of the roads on the route. Hopefully everyone who attended had a good weekend

Events coming up

Wednesday June 15th – Mid-Month Meal – The Compasses, Littley Green, CM3 1BU at 7:30pm. This event is being organised by Mike Stares. If you would like to attend please contact him as Mike is currently in France would you please also copy me in as communication with France seems to be a bit tricky.

Sunday July 3rd – Annual Show and BBQ This will be a collaborative event with Matching Green Cricket Club and other local organisations, however we still need help from club members on Saturday 2nd to set up and for the show day. Please contact Gus McKie if you are able to assist in any way We are also looking for raffle prizes, if you have anything that you could donate please let us know. If you or anyone you know would like to advertise a business in the shoe programme again please contact Gus.

Wednesday 20th July – We did not receive any response to our request for someone from the membership to organise this meal, Dennis Northcott has agreed to arrange it at The Orange Tree, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0BP. We have been to this restaurant previously and have enjoyed a very good evening. Please contact Dennis if you would like to attend

Tuesday 26th July – Noggin & Natter – The Fox, Matching Tye. As something a little different for members who might not be able to attend our Sunday meeting or just for another get together. This will be just an informal gathering at The fox for a natter and a chance to put the world to rights. We will run this event for a few months to see if members enjoy it.


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.

FBHVC News Issue 2

The latest issue of FBHVC is now available, there is a link to this on our website. Along with their regular features there is more information on ‘Making Tax Digital’, their Carbon Capturing scheme “Tree-V” and a five p[age special on their stand at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.

Other Events

July 10th – Rotary Club of Epping Classic Car show, Stonard’s Hill Park.

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

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