Miscellany

Brighton Centre Notes for August Miscellany

Our June meeting was a visit to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. 15 members attended and all seemed to enjoy themselves, particularly sampling the wares in the period pub. Our thanks to John Turrell for organising this event. As I write these notes our July meeting is taking place at Charleston Farmhouse, which neither Vikki or I have been to but we have had to miss this one as we are at our house in France enjoying the most fantastic weather. A full report will appear in next month’s Miscellany. 

For our August meeting, Philip Loring is coordinating a Morgan Display at the Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show on Sunday 11thAugust.  It is now too late to book for a place on the Morgan Display but you can still go on the day and pay on the gate on the day (£10) but you will not be able to park in the dedicated Morgan area.

For September Tony and April Wright are organising a walk followed by lunch on the Ashdown Forest on Sunday 8thSeptember. Meet at the Giggles Pub in Nutley (on the A22 opposite the village green) at 11am for coffee followed by a walk of about 1 hour (including a couple of hills). This will be followed by 1pm lunch at Giggles Pub recently taken over by a local resident. Menus will be available on our website shortly and also will be sent round on our email ring. It will be necessary to pre order your menu choices in advance. Also Matthew Eade at Nutley Sports and Prestige Cars says that he may open in the afternoon for a visit and a cup of tea, or after lunch you could drive over the Ashdown Forest and visit the Ashdown Forest Centre at Wych Cross

Forthcoming meetings:

Sunday 11thAugust: The Cranleigh Lions Charity Classic Car Show and Autojumble 2019 at Cranleigh Showground, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7DW.

Sunday 8thSeptember: A walk on the Ashdown Forest followed by lunch at Giggles Pub on the A22 in Nutley. Meet at Giggles (TN22 3LJ) at 11am for coffee before the walk.

That’s all for this month.

Paul

Brighton Centre Notes for July Miscellany

Our May meeting was our Spring Lunch which I reported on last month. Vikki and I were not able to be at the lunch this year as we were at our house in France ready to take our 1959 Plus 4 up to Vintage Revival Monthlery the following weekend which was attended by many Sexmog and Hopmog members. The weather this year was a vast improvement on the event 2 years ago with sunshine and warm temperatures on both days except for rain on Saturday morning which cancelled that mornings’ motorbike events. On Sunday it was hot and sunny and I counted 150 Morgans in the combined parking area of Vinmog, Morgan Club de France and MSCC Travel Club. Our thanks to the Vinmog team for organising such a great weekend. Unfortunately on our way in on Sunday we were caught in a slow moving queue of traffic up to the Autodrome and the clutch on the Plus 4 started to slip badly. We got back to the hotel, but the car is, as I write these notes, in a specialist British Sports Car garage outside Paris having a new clutch fitted. Hopefully we will have it back by the time you read these notes.

On 7th July Geoff and Jackie Heath are organising a visit to Charleston where the Bloomsbury set did all their paintings and poetry. They have booked a room in the beautiful new barn for a buffet lunch at 12.30 – 1.00pm. Parking will be outside in the courtyard outside the barn. Entrance to the grounds is free and the house tour is at a reduced price of £10.  Charlston is just of A27 east of Firle postcode BN8 6LL.  If you have not already booked but wish to go email Geoff at geoffreyheath999@gmail.comasap to see if you are not too late.

Looking further ahead to August, Philip Loring is coordinating a Morgan Display at the Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show on Sunday 11thAugust. This event normally attracts around 1500 classic vehicles each year and up to 8000 visitors. There is also live music, food and drinks stalls, Autojumble, Kids entertainment, vehicles for sale, a large antiques market, general country and trade stalls, plus specialist Arena activities all day long. Bookings are now open for this event and in order to park in the dedicated Morgan area you must first register at https://carshow.cranleighlions.orgusing our club code KDC4734.There is a registration fee of £6. Please note that the minimum age of vehicle registration does not apply to us, however in order to make their booking system work, for any car less than 20 years old please enter 1995 as your year of registration. If you need any more information or are having problems in registering please contact Philip by email at ploring62@gmail.com. You can pay on the day (£10) but you will not be able to park in the dedicated Morgan area.

Forthcoming meetings:

Sunday 7thJuly: A visit to Charleston, the home of the Bloomsbury Set, just off A27 just east of Firle. More details on our website.

Sunday 11thAugust: The Cranleigh Lions Charity Classic Car Show and Autojumble 2019 at Cranleigh Showground, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7DW.

That’s all for this month.

Paul

 

 

 

Brighton Centre Notes for June Miscellany

Our April meeting – a combined Drive it Day, bluebell walk and barbecue was a great success.  70  people descended on Gun Hill on a chilly cloudy day, most in their Morgans. We all had a guided tour of the bluebells (which were spectacular) and the woodland which many Sexmog and Hopmoggers helped to plant. After this we all sat down to a very nice barbeque. Our thanks to Alan Francis and Wendy for hosting this event.

Last Sunday (5thMay) was our annual Spring Lunch at Barnsgate Manor. Unfortunately Vikki and I could not be there this year as we were at our house in France but Mike Fenwick has given me this report. ‘The Spring Lunch went very well today. The weather was good and although a bit on the cold side, the sun was shining and there was a good turnout of Morgans. 61 people attended this year and the food was good, both in terms of choice and quality. Everyone seemed to have a good time and I didn’t hear any complaints. There was just a good ‘buzz’ throughout the event which went on until about 5 o’clock. The Social Secretaries Award was presented to Geoffrey and Anita for all their sterling work in the last 2 years, and the Wings were presented to Malcolm Matheson for rescuing a Morgan from lying loved but unused in a garage for 9 years, restoring it to its former glory and putting it back on the road where it belongs. The raffle was held in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice in memory of Beverley Wilson and raised £260 for the charity.’ Our thanks to Mike and Jo for organising the lunch again this year.

For June we have something slightly different. John and Jan are arranging to visit Milestones Museum in Basingstoke on Sunday 9thJune. It is like a minature Beamish but all under cover. It is Hampshire’s museum of living history. Explore the museums streets, shops and buildings, 1940s sweet shop, a collection of vintage vehicles and much more. Have a go in the penny arcade!! Tickets are priced at £11.05 if booked online or £13 on the day. The museum website is https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk.

There is a café on site open from 11.00 to 16.30 and serving hot food from 12.00 till 14.00. The address of the Museum is: Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6PG. Telephone 01256 639550.

John and Jan suggest arriving at approximately 11.30am for what should be a very interesting day.

For July Geoff and Jackie Heath are organising a visit to Charleston where the Bloomsbury set did all their paintings and poetry. There is also a super barn where we can have lunch. Charlston is just of A27 east of Firle. More details on our website.

Looking further ahead to August, Philip Loring is coordinating a Morgan Display at the Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show on Sunday 11thAugust. This event normally attracts around 1500 classic vehicles each year and up to 8000 visitors. There is also live music, food and drinks stalls, Autojumble, Kids entertainment, vehicles for sale, a large antiques market, general country and trade stalls, plus specialist Arena activities all day long. Bookings are now open for this event and Philip has sent round an email detailing how to book. If you need any more information or are having problems in registering please contact Philip by email at ploring62@gmail.com.

Forthcoming meetings:

Sunday 9thJune: A day at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. Book online at https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk£11.05 or pay on the day £13.00 (these are the concessions rates).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brighton Centre Notes for May Miscellany

Spring has definitely arrived early this year with the very mild weather in February and March. Our March meeting was the final meeting organised by Geoffrey and Anita at the Greyhound in Cocking near Midhurst. 33 members enjoyed lunch on a breezy day with some showers and there were 8 Morgans in the car park.

By the time you read this our April meeting – a combined Drive it Day, bluebell walk and barbecue will have happened. A report will appear next month.

Our meeting for May is our annual Spring Lunch at Barnsgate Manor on Sunday 5th May. If you haven’t already booked it will probably be to late but you could try emailing Mike Fenwick at:manjfenwick@hotmail.com and see if he can squeeze you in.

For June we have something slightly different. John and Jan are arranging to visit Milestones Museum in Basingstoke on Sunday 9th June. It is like a miniture Beamish but all under cover. It is Hampshire’s museum of living history. Explore the museums streets, shops and buildings, 1940s sweet shop, a collection of vintage vehicles and much more. Have a go in the penny arcade!! Tickets are priced at £11.05 if booked online or £13 on the day. The museum website is https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk .

There is a café on site open from 11.00 to 16.30 and serving hot food from 12.00 till 14.00. The address of the Museum is: Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6PG. Telephone 01256 639550.

John and Jan suggest arriving at approximately 11.30am for what should be a very interesting day.

For July Geoff and Jackie Heath are organising a visit to Charleston where the Bloomsbury set did all their paintings and poetry. There is also a super barn where we can have lunch. Charlston is just of A27 east of Firle. More details next month and on our website.

Forthcoming meetings:

Sunday 5th May: Spring Lunch at Barnsgate Manor.

Sunday 9th June: A day at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. Book online at https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk £11.05 or pay on the day £13.00 (these are the concessions rates).

Sunday 7th July: A visit to Charleston, the home of the Bloomsbury Set, just off A27 just east of Firle. More details next month and on our website.

Paul

 BRIGHTON CENTRE (SEXMOG) – NOTES FOR MISCELLANY March 2019

By the time you read this Anita and I will no longer be the Social Secretary’s for Sexmog as our two year term will have expired at the BGM in February.  We have enjoyed the role we have played in arranging numerous pub lunches and other events during the past two years but now it is time to hand over to someone else.

In January, and after our original venue closed without notice, we made a welcome return to the Sportsman at Goddards Green.  On a bright sunny day 33 members enjoyed an excellent meal whilstour 12 Morgans attracted much attention in the car park outside.

In March we return to the Greyhound in Cocking.  Set in the South Downs on the route from Midhurst to Chichester this pub will be familiar to those who came last year and to others who may have passed by on the way to Goodwood. A lovely old freehouse where a warm welcome and good home cooked food is guaranteed.

 

Summary of forthcoming events.

 

Sunday 10thMarch                        The Greyhound

Lunch                                               Cocking Causeway,

Midhurst,  GU29 9QH

 

Sunday 5thMay                              Barnsgate Manor

Spring Lunch

 

Geoffrey and Anita

BRIGHTON CENTRE (SEXMOG) – NOTES FOR MISCELLANY February 2019

By the time you read this it will all sound like a long time ago, but hopefully our Christmas lunch at the Cricketers will remain in peoples memory a little longer.  Thirty seven members travelled to this fine old pub on a sunny winters day and enjoyed a splendid seasonal lunch including crackers and plenty of good cheer.  Meanwhile other customers enjoyed the spectacle of the seven Morgans parked outside.  It has been our custom for many years to contribute to charity some of the money we would have spent sending each other Christmas cards.  This year we collected £135 which we have donated to Clic Sargent.

Not as well known as Elsted but the Stag at Balls Cross also hosts a gathering of Classic Cars on New Years Day.  This year, with excellent weather, produced a splendidly diverse turnout which I’m pleased to say included three Morgans.

In February our regular Sunday lunch is combined with our BGM.  The venue is the Jack and Jill at Clayton which needs no introduction as we have been there many times in the past.

In March we are making a return visit to The Greyhound at Cocking.  Visiting for the first time last year we were very well looked after with scrumptious food in period surroundings.

 

Summary of forthcoming events.

 

Sunday 17thFebruary                   The Jack and Jill Inn

Lunch and BGM                             Clayton

 

Sunday 10thMarch                        The Greyhound

Lunch                                               Cocking Causeway, Midhurst

 

Geoffrey and Anita

BRIGHTON CENTRE (SEXMOG) – NOTES FOR MISCELLANY January 2019

A very happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful New Year to all our members.

The annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is always an occasion to look forward to and this year dawned bright, dry and sunny albeit a little chilly. Attendance at the Jolly Tanners was down on previous years although those present enjoyed another spectacular display of veteran machinery. The recharging point at the end of the green might have been considered a modern addition but it in fact was there to service the few electric powered vehicles taking part in the run.

This month (January) our regular Sunday lunch will be at The Wheel in Burwash Common.  Always a favourite with members we hope for a good turnout to this,our first event of the New Year.

In February we will be at The Jack and Jill in Clayton. This is a combined lunch and BGM at which we elect a new Centre Secretary and Social Secretaries. For this to take place we need candidates and invite anyone interested to contact either Paul or ourselves.

 

Summary of forthcoming events.

 

Sunday 13th.January              The Wheel, Burwash Common

Lunch

Sunday 17th.February            The Jack and Jill, Clayton

Lunch and BGM

 

Geoffrey and Anita

 

Report for the December 2018 edition of Miscellany

With the advent of winter our calendar of events dwindles and consequently there is less to write about.

Sunday lunch in October took place at the Crown Inn in Horsted Keynes, a pub we visited for the first time last year.  Well supported, with 35 members present and 8 Morgans in the car park outside, we enjoyed an excellent meal in good company.

In December we make a return to the Cricketers in Duncton for our Christmas lunch.  This fine old village inn always extends a very warm welcome and we have enjoyed some excellent meals here in the past.  We will have a private room suitably decorated to put us in the Christmas spirit.  As usual members will have the opportunity to make a donation to charity in lieu of exchanging Christmas cards.

Our first event in the new year will be Sunday lunch at the Wheel Inn at Burwash Common.  This will be followed in February by a combined lunch and BGM at the Jack and Jill.  More on this later but please give consideration to Pauls communication some weeks ago when he asked for members to put their names forward to replace the centre secretary and the social secretaries.

All it remains now is for us to wish all our members a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Summary of forthcoming events.

Sunday 9th.December           The Cricketers, Duncton

Christmas Lunch

Sunday 13th.January              The Wheel, Burwash Common

Lunch

Sunday 10th.February            The Jack and Jill, Clayton

Lunch and BGM

Geoffrey and Anita