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Chairman's Chat November 22

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully this newsletter finds you all well, we have gone from a summer of drought to torrential downpours in the past couple of weeks. As some of you are aware some of our committee members will be overseas for some of the winter months, therefore the only events that will be taking place for January & February 2023 will be our regular monthly meeting on the first Sunday and our Noggin & Natter on the third Tuesday of each month. This will also be the last chat for a few months.

Past Events

Sunday 2nd October was our regular Sunday meeting which was well attended despite some inclement weather.

Saturday 22nd October – No Mid-month meal this month instead we held an excellent 60’s themed quiz at Matching Tye village hall. We had approximately 20 members & guests attend. The evening kicked off with a fish & chip supper which was provided by the club, six rounds of questions set by Richard Way ably assisted by Jon Rome on the music round. During a break in proceedings a raffle was held which raised £120 which will be donated to children in need, thanks go to everyone who donated prizes for this. Thanks go to Wendy Way who organised this very enjoyable event, it would have been nice to have seen a few more members attend.

Tuesday 25th October – Noggin & Natter – The Fox Matching Tye. This event wasn’t very well supported this month with only two members attending. We will continue to run it through the winter and then reassess its popularity.

Events coming up

Saturday 12th November – Classic Car Show – NEC Birmingham. There are currently four people interested in the event, so we will be travelling up by car but if there is any further interest we will try to sort out transport. I think the period for discounted tickets has now expired but if there is any more interest please let me know asap, please contact for more information.

Sunday 20th November – Sunday Lunch – The Bell, Danbury Chelmsford CM3 4DT

This is the first of our Sunday lunch meetings, we currently have 19 members booked in, if you would like to attend please let Ian Robinson ian.s.robinson1@gmail.comknow and I will see if the restaurant can accommodate us.

Tuesday 22nd November - Noggin & Natter – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS. An informal get together from 8:00pm.

Sunday 4th December – Monthly Meeting – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS.

Tuesday 20th December - Noggin & Natter – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS. An informal get together from 8:00pm.

Wednesday 21st December, Christmas Lunch – Hunters Meet, Hatfield Heath. We are joining in with one of the restaurants afternoon lunch & cabaret events, I believe this has been book but Wendy Way will speak to the restaurant if anyone else would like to attend.

Sunday 1st January 2023 – Monthly Meeting – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS.

This would normally be our regular monthly meeting but as in previous years, because it falls on New Year's day, this is an informal gathering if anyone wants to escape from christmas.

Tuesday 24th January - Noggin & Natter – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS. An informal get together from 8:00pm.

Sunday 5th February – Monthly Meeting – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS.

Tuesday 21st February - Noggin & Natter – The Fox Matching Tye CM17 0QS. An informal get together from 8:00pm.

Friday March 3rd – AGM - Matching Tye Village Hall CM17 0QS. This is your chance to let the committee know where you want the club to be doing in the coming year, comment on our performance during the past year and see where all your money has been looked after.

New committee members are always welcomed.

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.

2023 Car Show

Gus Mckie has informed me that following his move to the Essex coast he will be unable to chair the committee for next year’s car show. If the club want to have a voice in how the show progresses in the future we urgently need a club member to step forward and volunteer to fill this role.

My thanks go to Gus for all his efforts over the past few shows and ensuring that this year’s show went ahead and was undoubtedly our most successful.


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 4 of FHBVC News is available to download from their website, this issue contains articles on Sir Malcolm Campbell’s other career as a member of the

Special Constabulary in Surrey and a visit to Bury Transport Museum amongst many others. A link to this is on our website.

Other Events

1st January 2023 – New Years Day Classic Gathering – Brooklands Transport Museum - Brooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0SL

1st January 2023 – Classics on the Green – Barrington, Cambridge CB22 7RZ

1st January 2023 – Vintage Stoney – Stoney Stratford, Milton Keynes

24 – 26th March 2023 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show – NEC, Birmingham

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.

Hope to see you at an event soon

Safe motoring and a happy Christmas & New Year.

Chairman - Ian

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