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September Notes

North Yorkshire – Colin Brear

After our end of Season Run in October and visit to the Classic Car Show this month, you think ‘where has the year gone!’ The fabulous summer weather resulted in us wanting more soft tops down events, so:

North Yorkshire Members have been very active with runs to Spain, The Isle of Man and Suffolk.

We continue to get large numbers attending our Natter Nights at the Tempest Arms.

A talk on ‘Drones’ last month was excellent and very informative.


Colin Brear MGCC Yorkshire Centre, North Yorkshire Natter Leader


South Yorkshire – Geoff Norcliffe

Having returned the day before, our September natter featured tales from our own European tour. The journey took in Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg and included a visit to see the Schlumpf collection in France; loads of Bugattis but no MGs, well it’s their loss.

The Black Forest gained everyone’s vote as the highlight of the trip and the best hotel too. Here we enjoyed a free tour on a vintage bus through the forest.

East Yorkshire – Brian Rylance

Following the success of the Autumn Run, Ray proposes doing the ‘South Riding Run’ using a suggested social route during October. Members have been canvased for possible dates.

Next meeting is the INTER-NATTER QUIZ, 11th October, 7:30 pm

:The Half Moon
61 Main St
Elloughton, Brough

HU15 1HU

West Yorkshire – David Copeman

This year’s summer has with the odd exception meant the majority of events have taken place in warm sunshine, let’s hope for a repeat next year.

The inter – natter quiz last month indicates that we are heading for the MG hibernation period for some. With the quiz completed we await the results, after the pie & pea supper last month we will abstain in November ready for our December Faith Supper.

Tiger Natter – Pete Welbourn

The September run, organised by Bill and Janet was a change to the norm, we met at The Old Tile Works on the south bank and drove to the new International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln for lunch and a tour of the museum.

The winds on the day did not affect a pleasant drive through the Lincolnshire countryside but they did result in our guided tour of the monument being replaced by a talk in the museum, this did not detract from the experience which was very interesting and quite moving.

If you are in the area I would recommend a visit to the IBCC, they have a web site showing information on location and a description of the centre, and you can purchase discounted tickets on line.

Should you visit, have a look for the tile dedicated to F/O Thomas Lofthouse. He volunteered in Australia, came over to the UK to train, became a rear gunner and rather than a posting abroad as he expected was retained and flew from Driffield.

Thomas survived, returned to Australia married and raised a family, the tile in question was placed by Pam Lofthouse an MGCC member who attends the Tiger natter with her partner Rob.

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