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 Morgan +8 track parade at the Silverstone Classic this year.

It will take place at lunchtime on Saturday 21st July.

                                           

Stuart's May mutterings.

May got off to a good start with Denis’s much anticipated trip to Devon. After meeting up at Magor Services we set off down the motorway to Dawlish Warren, stopping en route at Killerton House, where Denis had arranged for our ten Morgans to be displayed in front of the house. We eventually arrived at our base for the next three days, the Langstone Cliff Hotel. The following morning we all set off on a 100 plus mile run led by Denis. Our first stop was the House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey (Who were the couple with the red Morgan with their backs to us, quite oblivious despite much hooting of horns as we drove past?) Day two and we were off on another marathon over the moors via the Cafe On The Green in Widecombe in the Moor to Buckfast Abbey before heading back to Dawlish Warren in time for dinner. The next morning everyone went their own way, though a couple of us spent an hour or so on the steam train that runs from Buckfastleigh to Totnes before heading home. Many thanks to Denis and Liz for their hard work in meticulously planning such an enjoyable trip. Perhaps we could do it again next year? Please.

The Usk Noggin was held earlier in the month than usual but, thanks to good communication, it was very well attended.

Kath reports that there were nine at the Ty Risha Noggin and that everyone enjoyed a good natter, making sure that those who weren’t there heard all about the Devon trip!

Jan, our ever reliable West Wales correspondent reports that “A good number of members turned up for the noggin despite it clashing with the WWW.

A warm welcome was given to the Dyer’s from Gower and we hope to see a lot more of them at future noggins and events. The three wheeler with Des and Jackie is off the road and in for serious repair after breaking down in Tenby. A costly job, but hope it’s back on the road soon.”

Newtown Motors held a coffee and biscuits morning hosted by Peter and Mandy. John and Jackie King tried out a new Roadster and were suitably impressed........

The month ended with the Wicked Welsh Weekend in Llandrindod Wells. As usual Taffmoggers were outnumbered by visitors from over the border, and it was nice to see David and Linda Jones using their Morgan. This year the event was organised by Judy Parsons and though it broadly followed the usual format there were some differences and nice little touches, like the Taffmog labelled Welshcakes.

While we were in the Market Square in Bruges a week or two ago a voice called out “Have you still got the Morgan?” We looked around and there, amongst the hundreds of people in the square, were former Taffmoggers Graham and Joan Stevens. Graham and Joan sold their Morgan a few years ago and were on a touring holiday in their motorhome when we saw them. They said that they occasionally miss the Morgan and would like to be remembered to everyone in Taffmog.

Goody Bags

After breakfast on Saturday a large contingent set off on a marathon run with Carl and Neil to the Buffalo Farm, though Judy nearly didn’t make it due to a problem with her car’s clutch. Those who decided not to do Carl’s run enjoyed the more local runs, with the added bonus of fine weather.

Saturday evening’s Gala Dinner was the usual informal affair. Dianne and Jackie, as usual, had gone into overdrive selling raffle tickets for the after dinner charity raffle. This year our charity is the Alzheimer’s Society and we must thank everyone who brought prizes and bought tickets. The last minute stand in MC for the evening was Peter Sutherland, who did such a good job we might just make it a permanent arrangement. In addition to the raffle there was a blind auction for a beautiful oak bowl, made and given by John and Judith Luck. The winning bid was made by Rodger and Dian French. The combined net sum raised was just over £320.00, after paying for the prizes.

Some of the raffle prizes

The entertainment was by Sean Jeffrey, a live musician, who, by contrast with last year, had everyone up and dancing.

The weather on Sunday was not as promising as it could have been, but that didn’t stop us taking the hoods off the cars, however quite a few went back on before leaving the Metropole’s car park due to the heavy rain ( it’s not by accident that there are so many reservoirs in mid Wales ). The rain was so heavy that the road was barely visible, let alone the scenery, and one scenic run ended in a lay-by after eight miles.

By mid afternoon the weather had totally changed and a Noggin was held in the excellent Arvon Ale House, just a few steps from the hotel.

Ian Parsons and future Morgan owner at the Noggin.

Most of us stayed at the Metropole on Sunday night before heading home on Monday. As usual the Metropole looked after us well and we look forward to returning there in November for the Winter Weekend.

Finally, many thanks to Judy Parsons for stepping into the breach and making such a success of this year’s Wicked Welsh.

Junes’s Diary Dates

Thursday 14th 19.30hrs Noggin at the Ty Risha, Bridgend.

Sunday 17th GWSR Toddington Classic Club Day. Contact Peter Sutherland for details gloriabrooks908@ymail.com

Wednesday 20th 19.30hrs Noggin at the Conservative Club, Usk.

Friday 29th 19.30hrs Noggin at The Halfway. Phone Simon & Natalie 01558

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29th June to 1st July Mog 18.