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August Notes

North Yorkshire-Nick Mann

Our August natter took the form of a talk by Robin Askew about his and Ann’s recent tour of the Williams F1 factory. It was much enjoyed by everyone who was present despite the technical difficulties experienced which affected the visuals. The month of August also saw a number of our members attend the Croft nostalgia, and the Burley Classic car show. Long may this splendid summer continue!

South Yorkshire – Geoff Norcliffe

Members returning from the EEOTY gave their accounts of the great times that they had in Switzerland and the journeys to and from; all enjoyed the experience and their cars more or less remained reliable! Over twenty from our natter took part in the excellent Dales run. We made a full weekend of it and on the journey home stopped at the National Coal Mining Museum at Caphouse Colliery where we had a guided underground tour.

East Yorkshire-Brian Rylance

Still drying out from the Dales run!  Great route though and organisation.

A new afternoon social run on Sunday 23 September, heading up to the Yorkshire Moors and returning to Brandesburton, covering approx 115 miles. The event is kindly sponsored and hosted by J H Foreman Ltd,. All classic and sports cars are eligible to enter.

The Natters are at the Half Moon Elloughton on the second Thursday of the Month at 07.30pm.

West Yorkshire-David Copeman

A quiz on natter night in which everyone scored maximum points but where reluctant to admit, maybe I shouldn’t have said the winner can set the next quiz until after the final results?

August another month when you had multiple choice of MG events to attend, Croft Nostalgia, Hebden Bridge, Patley Bridge, Burley in Wharfedale, EEOTY, The Dales Run, MGCC Racing plus the local charity events that members support sufficient to keep the MG’s running throughout August.

Vale of York-Ken Cothliff

Hello Folks,

As I sat down to type this report to you all, I received a sad call from Robin Lowery to say that our dear friend and regular Natter supporter since the early days, Andrew Coulson passed away at home on 15 August. Andrew and Arlene had just returned from a spell at their property in Italy. I am sure you will join me in passing our sincere condolences to Arlene and the family.

There will be a Requiem Mass at St. Wilfred’s RC Church, Ripon on 29th August at 1.30pm, followed by interment at Ripon Cemetery afterwards. I am unable to go, as I have business meetings with my publisher and printers that day, but Robin plans to go, and if any of you feel like joining him, that would be welcome.

On to the Natter report; we had the good attendance we have come to expect with of 20 people rolling up in the usual great selection of cars. Next event is the Dales Run on 26th August. Over 80 cars expected – meet at the Bay Horse at Bradley near Skipton. Next event is the Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza on 9th September – we’ll be represented by our members who are also in 24/39 Group – I’m away at Goodwood.

After my suggestion that we run the ‘Battles Run’ again as an end of season run, Dave Fletcher has agreed to help. He’s going to do a ‘dry’ run when he’s back from Italy, whilst I’m in Canada. The suggestion is that we run it on our normal Natter day on October 18th. I suggest we start at about 10am and expect to be back at the Masons from about 1pm. It would help Dave and I if we were to know how many are coming? If you could e-mail me your interest?

We decided that the December meeting on 20th will be our Christmas Party – Kim agreed with that.  Menu detail options will be sorted for the October Natter – I’ll be back for that.

As I said earlier in the year we now have a trophy and I’d like a suggestion from you, the members, as to whom this should be presented at the Annual Area Dinner – someone who has well represented the MGCC and/or the VoY Natter – your suggestions to me by the end of the year please – and a name for the ‘pot’, and I’ll get it engraved.  See you in October.


Tiger Natter – Pete Welbourn

The August luncheon run was well received, organised by Derek and Chris it ticked all the boxes, good weather and a good pub at the end of a scenic run through the Wolds.

The September run, organised by Bill and Janet is a change to the norm, we shall be meeting at The Old Tile Works on the south bank and driving to the new Bomber Command Memorial near Lincoln for lunch and a tour of the museum.

The answer to the question “hello what have you been up to” can sometimes result in the happily unexpected, such was the case talking to Nick, “I drove the (ex Dick Jacobs) TA up to John O Groats”. Apparently, Nick has had the route I mind for some time, and finding himself with a few days and nothing planned just set off and did it. I think the trip was largely without incident, if anybody wishes any further information or just a chat I will pass your details on.

Tiger Natters are held from 12:00 noon on the first Wednesday of the month at The Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, HU17 8JG.

 Contact Pete or Mel 01964 550693 or