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Centre Notes May 2022




EAST – Jill Thornton   Sadly we announce the passing of a long standing member and wonderful lady, Linda Fowler.  A number of East Yorkshire members attended Linda’s funeral and it was lovely to see a few MGs at the service.  Our condolences go out to husband Trevor and daughter Wendy and all the family, she will be missed.

The Wolds Way was a great success despite the initial parking issues!!  74 cars set off from Cave Castle on a beautiful Sunday morning and enjoyed a day of sunshine and lovely scenery. Around 48 stayed on for a wonderful meal at Cave Castle Hotel.  We will report total donations to our nominated charities next month.


We have evening social runs on Thursday 30th June, Thursday 28th July and Thursday 25th August.  Starting at the Humber Bridge car park, cars leaving no later than 7pm, finishing at a pub.

Unfortunately, due to our Natter venue changing their quiz night to a Thursday and unable (or not permitted) to turn off the speakers in our area we will have to find another venue, ideas welcome.


North Yorks Natter – Jeff Marsden We were to be treated to a talk from a metal detectorist but he phoned the day before the meeting saying he had just tested positive for Covid and therefore would like to defer to a later date.

So we improvised with a “feely bag” competition, comprising 13 items, most of which were car parts.  Three teams achieved a score of 10 and the results created great amusement.

The Chair went through the events to come, which are on the Centre web page, after presenting the engraved trophies for the previous month’s ten pin bowling championship.  He also instructed us to get polishing ready for next month’s Pride of Ownership competition.

I personally will be racing with son at Oulton Park tomorrow so we are hoping for a dry day to test the new suspension set up.

Hope that gives you some space filler!




West – David Copeman A great May natter with 28 members attending hopefully when you read this in the July magazine they will all have returned with shiny cars for our June Pride of Ownership.

We have attended enjoyable events put on by other natters, making a weekend away for the Woldsway Run in South Yorkshire, followed by the York lunchtime meeting and run to “The Motorist” at Sherburn in Elmet on the official opening day of their restaurant, showroom, workshop & body shop.

We also have the Heartbeat Run to look forward too at the end of May.


VALE of York – Rick Illingworth The Vale of York May natter was held at lunchtime on the third Thursday of the month at The Bay Horse, Goldsborough.

20 members attended and after lunch a total 0f 9 cars , mainly MG’s, had a pleasant afternoon drive down country lanes to the Motorist in Sherburn In Elmet.

On Sunday 29th May the Heartbeat run, a tour of the North Yorkshire Moors, started in Northallerton and ended in Pickering at the NY500 café.

A total of 45 entries were received and the run was well received.


 SOUTH – Mike Breedon A busy month for South Natter with members enjoying the Wolds Way Run (East) and the Heartbeat Run (Vale of York) with sociable overnight stops at each. Work continues as members prepare the Dales Run for 28 August and the annual POO competition will have at the next Natter at The Old Post Office on 22 June 2022.


Future Events found via .

11-12th June “MG Live” Silverstone, July 31st Compass Run, 6-7th August Tyne Tees Golden Jubilee Run, 19-21st August Triumph & MG weekend, 28th August Dales Run, 4th September Old Speckled Hen Run.