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MGCC Yorkshire Centre

All Natter Notes end of April 2023


East – Jill Thornton We had a packed room for our April Natter in anticipation of the talk by local historian Dennis Chapman on lost buildings in East Yorkshire. We enjoyed this very interesting presentation and thank Dennis very much for his fourth visit.  We presented him with a donation for his nominated charity The Air Ambulance. The June evening social run is Thursday 29th June, setting off from the Humber Bridge Car Park. Cars need to aim to be off near to 7pm to enable those who wish to eat to get there in time to order. The East Natter is the 2nd Thursday of the month, 8pm (food available beforehand) at the Warton Arms, Woodmansey, HU17 0TH.


Vale of York – James Thornborough Glorious weather gave rise to a glorious classic car collection at the Bay Horse Inn.  Members agreed to support Guide Dogs for the Blind at the Ripon Classic Car Gathering on July 30th. Funds will be raised through the sale of donated classic car “stuff”. The next Natter meeting on May 18th will host the Vice President of the Calgary MG Car Club, who will also judge a Pride of Ownership Contest.

Vale of York Natter is at the Bay Horse Inn, Main Street, Goldsborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8N from 1200 on the 3rd Thursday of each month.


West-David Copeman It gets increasingly difficult to write about our natter activities with so few members returning after the lock down. This month we reminisced through old AGM reports dating back as far as 1938 which surprisingly no one present could remember. We travelled to East Yorkshire for a very enjoyable Drive it Day run well done to Ray Snowley for the organisation.

On another note some MG parts don’t seem to last a life time I have just been informed that after 20 years and 54,000 miles the front disc pads (green ones) need replacing on the RV8.


South – Mike Breedon  A very busy and very active month for South Natter with members taking part in the Daffodil Run, a Drive it Day Run and a 3 day trip to Cumbria, all in April!!

The Daffodil Run had an excellent response with 65 cars and 106 entrants enjoying the route planned, prepared and administered by Malcolm and Denise Perry including donations for the Marie Currie foundation. A full report on the Daffodil Run is included in the end of April issue of Safety Fast.

The Drive it Day run was a 40 mile route over quiet local roads, prepared by Norrie and Karen McCredie. The starting point was at the Cannon Hall Garden Centre and Thyme Bistro Café, provided the usual “we need feeding” South Yorkshire Natter habit and finished at the Totties Garden Centre where once again, “we need feeding” continued the theme!!

The Cumbria trip, administered by Geoff and Pauline Norcliffe, saw 8 cars and 16 Natter members enjoy 3 days away which included a very nice 90 mile route prepared by the proprietor of the Fat Lamb, Ravenstonedale. Great times socialising over dinner and in the bar after was an enjoyable part of the trip. The Fat Lamb proved to be ideal stopping place for the SY Natter enthusiasts for a very enjoyable 3 days away in mostly very nice weather.


Upcoming Events – The Dales Run 27 August 2023

A return to a previous start point for the Dales Run in 2023 at The Craven Heifer, Grassington Road, Skipton, BD23 3LA. There is a free tea/coffee at the start as part of your entry fee.

Bacon Sandwiches can be pre-ordered and for those wanting a meal on returning to the Craven Heifer at the finish, it is possible to pre-order a Sunday Lunch. Please contact the Craven Heifer direct to order bacon sandwiches or Sunday Lunches.

Entry forms available on the MGCC Yorkshire Centre Web Site,