the-quiet-womanA packed room for our bank holiday Monday meeting enjoyed a talk from our guest speaker Rob Curtis. His subject this evening covered many old pub signs abd their history, together with some of the lesser known stories and history of Dorset's pubs. These stories went from the ordinary to murder 'most foul'. I feel sure that we all learned much from this talk, Rob is a very professional speaker who is also a Wessex tourist guide.
Meeting at Phoenix Classics at 10.00 am  for an 'open day' with complimentary coffee and pastries prior to the run, provided a chance for all entrants to get together , check their routes and get ready for the  61 mile run to Harmans Cross village hall. On arrival at the hall, which is situated alongside the Swanage railway line, adjacent to the Harmans Cross station, arrivals were greeted by more tea and coffee before being served an excellent pulled pork hog roast with all the trimmings and various salads. The weather was very good and many members ate outside the hall on the patio. Dave Bailey and George Parrott are to be congratulated on again producing a first class route.

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Members gathered at Phoenix Classics prior to the run


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The majority of the local car clubs entered teams into this annual challenge, this year there were 15 tables of up to 6 players each. 1020 entered two teams, both putting up a very good show on behalf of the club. The 'B' team of Les & Jackie Cherrett, Adrian & Rita Mullins and Brian & Angela Carrington came third on the evening, narrowly beating our 'A' team into fourth place by 5 points .  Our thanks to both teams for representing the club. The winners on the evening were the 'Morgan A team'.  Each year the competition is hosted by the winners of the previous year and this usually provides a wide range and style of questions. The trophy for this event is provided by DHMC.

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The third place 'B' team


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The 'A' team, fourth place


 
Each year we are invited by Dorset Historic Motor Club to join them at their club night for a light-hearted skittles match. This year I am pleased to report that we were the winners by a margin of 29 pins. This followed three years of poor results, loosing by 3, 9 and 33 pins respectively. This is always a good night out with another very friendly club and no matter what your skill level is we still enjoy the game. Our thanks to the members of DHMC for inviting us and my thanks the the members of 1020 who turned up and represented our club. Top scorer was Gillian Hales who claimed a total of 19 skittles, two more than anyone else.

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Gillian Hales showing us how to do it


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The majority of the local car clubs entered teams into this annual challenge, this year there were 15 tables of up to 6 players each. 1020 entered two teams, both putting up a very good show on behalf of the club. The ‘B’ team of Les & Jackie Cherrett, Adrian & Rita Mullins and Brian […]

Each year we are invited by Dorset Historic Motor Club to join them at their club night for a light-hearted skittles match. This year I am pleased to report that we were the winners by a margin of 29 pins. This followed three years of poor results, loosing by 3, 9 and 33 pins respectively. […]

41 members and guests boarded our coach the the Hamworthy Club, we stopped at Rownhams services to pick up four members of the Morris owners club who have often joined us on our coach trips. Driving to Abingdon was uneventful and was our first stop, for a late breakfast / early lunch and the chance […]

Hoofing down the Stour. ‘Hoofing’ is a marines term for something good!! The trip down the Stour, from Stourhead Gardens to the black house on Mudeford Sandspit in Christchurch Harbour was thought up to raise funds in memory of Royal Marine Adam Brown, godson of Mike and brother to James who accompanied Mike. Many months […]

A talk and film show on ‘The Life of Donald Campbell’ A very interesting and professional speaker, Phil kept us enthralled with the history of this famous family. The talk included some very rare film of both building and running of the famous ‘Bluebird’ cars and boats. Phil has a wide knowledge of his subject […]

39 cars set off from the Hamworthy club for a 33 mile through North Dorset to arrive at the Coppleridge Inn at Motcombe for lunch where as excellent carvery meal was provided for us. After lunch the return journey (again 33 miles) ended at Pamphill Dairy where a number of people stopped for afternoon tea. […]


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