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Chairman's Chat March 2024

Hello Everyone,


Hopefully this newsletter finds you all well.


Past Events

Wednesday 28 February 2024 – Mid-month Lunch – Hunters Meet, Hatfield Heath.

20 Members enjoyed an excellent meal with good conversation. Thanks to Wendy Way for organising this trip.


Sunday 3rd March – Monthly Meeting – The Fox, Matching Tye

The slightly better weather on Sunday attracted 16 members to venture out to join us for our usual monthly meeting, with a few members having a meal beforehand.

Events coming up

Friday 8th March 2024 – AGM – Village Hall, Matching Tye

This is your chance to let the committee know your thoughts on how the club runs, what you like and what you don't like. What you want the club to be doing in the future.A review of past events and possible future events. There will also be an update on the clubs finances. We would also welcome any members, who would like to help in the running of the club, to join the committee. If you intend to come along can you let Wendy Way know so we have an idea of numbers for catering. If the technology allows we will be trying to set up a Microsoft Teams Meeting event for people who are unable to attend, more details to follow, hopefully.


Wednesday 20th March – Mid-month meal – details to follow

This will be a lunch time meal.


Sunday 7th April 2024 – Monthly Meeting – Matching Green Cricket Pavilion 3:00pm

Our normal monthly meeting, catch up with friends and club news.Please note the change of venue, we will be holding all of our summer monthly meetings here, i.e. April 24 – September 24.

Sunday 21st April 2024 – National Drive It Day – Essex Air Ambulance, Earls Colne Airfield.

A slightly different format to this event this year, we will meet at the Essex Air Ambulance base at 10:30 for a tour of their base and present a cheque from the proceeds from last years car show. We will then follow a tulip route back to The Fox where we have a meal, pre-booking is required to ensure you can get your choice of meal. Please let me know if you would like to attend asap as I need to let the air ambulance and the restaurant know numbers.



The address for the air ambulance is Hanger 1, Earls Colne Airfield, Earls Colne, Colchester CO6 2NS What3Words: ///trailing.estuaries.culminate

The Meal will be from 3:00pm if you would like to join us just for the meal please let me know asap.The FBHVC, of whom we are members will again be supporting NSPCC’s Childline charity. If you are able please support them by buying a rally plate and join us on our run details can be found on this link. .


Monday 6th May 2024 – May Day event on Matching Green.

We have been asked if we would support this event, more details to follow.


Sunday 19 May 2024 River Trip – River Stort

We have rearranged our cancelled trip from last year, unfortunately only 10 people were able to attend. This is now fully booked but there will be a meal afterwards, if you would like to attend the meal please let me know asap 



Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June 2024 – 2 Night Weekend Tour – Caley Hall Hotel, Old Hunstanton, NorfolkFollowing last years very enjoyable visit to this hotel, everyone I spoke to said they would be happy to return this year. We have 3 rooms left, the cost will be £470.00 for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, with a limited number of superior room upgrades if required at extra cost. If you would like to joins us please let me know asap




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.

I will be adding a regalia order form onto the website this week, if you are in need of a new polo shirt, fleece or even a beanie for the cooler months please check it out. Any feedback would be most appreciated, good or bad.



To assist the people who are organising events you must email them and confirm that you would like to attend. Please do not just 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 being 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.


The club is a member of the FBHVC, issue 1 - 2024 of their magazine is available to download from their website, a link to this is on our website. There is also a vast quantity of information relating to all aspects of vintage & classic car matters. If anyone has any problems with access to areas of this site please let me know.

Hope to see you at an event soon

Safe motoring


Chairman - Ian

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