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February Lunch – Sunday 25th February – BOOK NOW
Places are still available for the February lunch at Moore Place Hotel in Aspley Guise Village, close to Junction 13 of the M1.
There will be a choice of menus for a three course lunch which will cost £30 per person. Full details and menus will be sent out once you have booked.
Please send in your booking form, together with payment, as soon as possible so that we can finalise numbers. The closing date is 9th February.
Organiser: Karen Hillier
Visit to Bremont Watches – Date TBA
A visit to the workshops of the Bremont Watch Company in Henley is still in the planning stages and a date still to be decided. It is hoped to fix a Friday in March or April.
Bremont began in 2002, when brothers Nick & Giles English embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. Inspired by a love of flying historic aircraft, of watches and all things mechanical.
This promises to be a fascinating visit and those interested should complete the enclosed expression of interest form as soon as possible. You will be contacted with further details in due course.
Organiser: Andrew Sykes
St George’s Run & Lunch – Sunday 22nd April
Our ever popular St George’s Day run will start with coffee at Knebworth Golf Club. This is a repeat visit and organised by David Wells who assures us that the driving route will be different from last time but just as interesting.
The cost per person is £27 which includes morning coffee/tea and a two course lunch with coffee/tea afterwards. There is a choice of main courses and desserts so please make your selection when completing the booking slip.
You will be notified of the start time and directions to the golf club prior to the event. Please feel free to decorate your cars or yourselves in the spirit of the occasion.
Closing date for booking is 22nd March but please book as soon as possible.
Organiser: David Wells but booking slips should be sent to Mark Warnock.
Long Distance Driving Day – Wednesday 2nd May
We will again meet at The Hunt House at 10.00 a.m. for tea and coffee before departing on a scenic route through Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, with a stop for lunch, and aiming to be back in the vicinity of The Hunt House before the rush hour starts.
In response to requests following last year’s event, the route will be a bit longer at around 140 miles and should take around 4½ to 5 hours of driving.
The planned lunch break is in a small village where there is an excellent pub with a wide range of food available, and there is also a café adjoining the pub for snack meals. You are, of course, free to bring your own food should you wish. Any food and drink will be at your own cost.
The final route is still in the planning, but will hopefully rival last year’s event for scenic views and variety. Motorways and most dual carriageways will be avoided, and the route will be suitable for all ages of club cars. Directions will be given at the start at The Hunt House, but it may be advisable to bring a sat-nav if you have one, or at least a decent map.
There is no cost for attending this event, but we would appreciate a donation of £10 per car to aid section funds.
Organiser: Keith Davies
Section Rally – ? to ? May
Our section rally this year will take place in North Yorkshire and we will be staying at Wrea Head Hall Country House Hotel and Restaurant. The hotel is located near Scalby on the outskirts of Scarborough.
The cost of the three day stay for dinner, bed and breakfast will be in the region of £650 to £850 per couple depending on room type.
Please complete the enclosed booking form to register your interest and you will be contacted with further details.
Organiser: Derek Freeman
Visit to a Fire Station – Saturday 9th June
We have managed to secure a visit to St Ives Fire Station in Cambridgeshire.
The event is still in the planning stage at present but is expected to start around 10.30 am and will include a show round. There will then be demonstrations which could include road traffic collisions and chip pan fires. Plus, there will be advice about safety on the roads and at home.
The cost of the visit is £10 per head and further details will be sent out to applicants nearer the time.
Organiser: Mark Warnock
Annual Rally Tailgate Party – Sunday 24th June
Please make a note of the fact that we shall once again be holding our Section Tailgate Party on the Sunday of the Annual Rally.
Derek and Sylvia Freeman will be hosting this year and further details will appear in the Spring edition of Paulerspury People out in April.
Classics on Harpenden Common – Wednesday 25th July
A short piece to garner interest for the event in July; last Wednesday of the month.
The event will again take place on Harpenden Common and Caroline and I are looking to arrange a coffee meeting at 10 o’clock so that all club cars entering for the show can congregate and so park up together on the Common. Cars will be allowed to book for early entry from the website to avoid congestion and overheating problems. The normal start time for entry is 2pm.
We are arranging lunch for the group at the Harpenden Arms which is adjacent to the Common and at the bottom of Station Road.
There is an age restriction shown on the website and will be cars from 1993 and earlier but I expect members who don’t have such a beast can come along to the coffee and lunch and can grab a lift in a suitably aged club car.
We can let the club know when the site is open for bookings; there are usually spaces for 1050 cars plus some commercials and some motorcycles.
The event closes when it is getting dark but you can go earlier, if you can get out!
Last year was very enjoyable and successful so we would urge yo all to think about coming along as a spectator or as a participant.
It’s the largest such event in the country, if not Europe or the WORLD!!!
Organiser: Caroline and Andrew Sykes