November 2019 More News
A very enjoyable Club Quiz evening if not a very profitable (Not that it was done for the money) due to a low turn out (weather very wet). Big thank you to our own Quiz Master Mike Howell for doing a great job. The Breakfast this coming Sunday was mentioned along with the drive and dine Tuesday 26th November both reported earlier. There is still some places available for our Heaven Farm Lunch on Sunday 22nd December. Before that we have a Mince Pie and mulled wine evening at the Weald Tuesday 10th December for you to enjoy. Ian's The Marques at Spencers. Ticehurst is a Christmas Special in the Garage Saturday 14th at 3pm in the afternoon. Will see you at all of them if not a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a PROSPEROUS 2020. Fred and the Committee.
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November 2019 News
It is the first club meeting with the Weald being under the new Landlords. Please welcome our new Host Sam by a good turn out. It is the first fundraiser of the winter season with our very own Quiz Master Mike Howell. There is a car related prize for the winner. £1.00 per head 4 members per team.The funds raised being shared by the club funds and our Charity Chailey Heritage. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Our Last Club Breakfast of 2019 is Sunday 17th November. 9.15 am the usual venue The Heaven Farm Tea Rooms. TN22 3RG
There is also our November Drive and Dine at The Green Man. Ringmer. 7.00 for 7.30 pm Tuesday 26th November.Contact Tony Boyle.
The December Breakfast is replaced with our Annual Xmas Lunch at the The Heaven Farm Tea Rooms.12.30 Sunday 22nd December. only a couple of places left. (Contact Fred to Book this a not to be missed event.)
Our September Breakfast at Heaven Farm went well with a good number of members attending (We can always accommodate more you are all welcome). Some of us drove on to Ian Spencer's Marquees at Spencer's in Ticehurst to see some really good vehicles and friends not to mention the Brunch. Guest speaker was Colin Seely Ex motorcycle Word Champion.
We held 2 club nights in October one on our second Tuesday and one Special one on Tuesday 22nd to celebrate the retirement of our Landlords Chrissie and Bob. Leaving the Weald Pub not the Club after 25 Years. Our members did us proud by bringing buffet food for a really scrummy buffet. Thanks to Linda and Tony Boyle for co-ordernating the food. The Club also presented Chrissie and Bob with a Gift as mentioned earlier as thanks for the service they have given so far to the club (and long may it continue) He retired as Landlord and remains Vice Chair of the Club. Pictures Later. Due to this extra Club Night there was no October Drive and Dine.
Our members that wish to can now add content (PICTURES, REPORTS, STORIES)
Just paste this link on to your favourites bar. https://www.facebook.com/wealdclassicclub and you should be able to post Good Luck. (It is Your Club and Facebook page so use it )
Our Heaven Farm Xmas Lunch Sunday 22nd December is going well, very limited number of seats left. Contact Fred if you are interested. Be aware there are not many places left.
We move on to November and our Club night is a Quiz night with Quiz master Mike behind the mike. Tuesday 12th November.
VERY POPULAR Drive and Dine again thanks to Linda and Tony.
Hi all Its time to announce the November Drive and Dine
I am posting this early as our hosts would like numbers as early as possible as it is into their busy period We are going, by popular demand to 'The Green Man'. at Ringmer usual format, here are the menu choices
Steak and Stilton shortcrust pie with veg and either chips or mash
Chicken and leek pie with veg and either chips or mash
Sweet and sour chicken with egg fried rice
Ham double egg chips and salad
BBQ pulled pork in a bap with chips salad and onions
Price £12 per head to include standard tea and coffee
This will be our last drive and dine this year so lets have a good turnout !!!!!
Contact please Linda or Tony 01273 833144 or email@example.com
We will be having our Christmas Annual Dinner at the Thatched inn , Hassocks
The date for your diaries is..Saturday 24th January
Same format as last year. More anon.
October Special news
Whilst on the posting I would like to thank everyone for their effort in Making Bob and Chrissie's last Club night as Landlord a really Great event. With such a good array of food, a great time was had by all. Special Thanks to Linda & Tony Boyle for coordinating the food so well, and another thank you to Hugh McAllister for sourcing the Gift and having the plague engraved presented to Bob and Chrissie on the night.
We have a quiz night on Tuesday November 12 at 7.30. Please support as we have a guest Quiz master on the night. There will be car related questions (although I do not know how many I have not looked !!!!).
There are a number of us going to the Brooklands Breakfast on Sunday. It will be as individuals so just hope I bump into one or two of you there.
Our 2019 Classics in the town went ahead this year in inclement weather, never the less there were a good number of Exhibitors with the addition of some heavy commercials and one or two Organisation stands on Show through out the day.
The public turned out to support us along with the Burgess Hill Scouts 7th troop.
Big Thank you to every one who helped and were in attendance. Our Promotion stand outside Waitrose was very enjoyable and also productive. Big thank you again to all with Extra thanks to Nick. Phil. Chloe. and Mike for all of their efforts in the lead up to it.
As you are aware, our good supportive friends Bob and Chrissie are retiring on the 4th of November from the Weald Inn after 25 years. As a show of our appreciation and friendship, we are holding a finger buffet in the Weald to celebrate, in place of our monthly drive and dine, on Tuesday 22nd of October. from 7.30 pm onwards.
We are asking for everyone who attends the evening to please bring an item of food. In order for the food not to be duplicated would you please contact Linda or Tony to say what you intend to bring.
Items could be anything suitable for a finger buffet, sweet or savoury.
Usual contact..tel 01273 833144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a normal club night on the 8th and just to put your minds at rest the new Landlord of the Weald Inn has said it is business as usual for the club to carry on with our Club nights at the Weald after taking over.
Thirdly : We are holding a Xmas lunch at our Breakfast Venue (Heaven Farm) On Sunday 22nd December 12.30 sit down. Price and menu available from Fred on request. email@example.com 01444 239853 (THIS IS A BOOKABLE EVENT AS THEY ARE ONLY CATERING FOR OUR PARTY.) This is in addition to our Xmas Dinner at the Thatch in January not in place of.
Coming up this Saturday 14th September we are holding a promotional stand outside Waitrose in the Town Centre to promote our Classics in the Town Event on the 22nd September. Your committee could do with your help Just an hour or two during the day manning the stand would be useful.
It is a double header this Sunday coming 15th September.
Weald Breakfast at the Heaven Farm Tea rooms from 9.15 am and on to Marques at Spencers, Brmm Brmm Brunch at Ticehurst from 10 30. Please try and support both.
We will be holding our Usual Monthly Drive and Dine at the Hare and Hound Cowfold the month details to follow. Tony and linda Boyle leading this event as usual.
Sunday 22nd is our big day of the year. Classics in the Town where we will fill Burgess Hill Town Centre with an array of classic and presigious cars from 1920 through to 2019.
Hope you can join us. Bring a friend every body welcome and it is FREE
Further August Update.
After a Great Monthly Breakfast at Heaven Farm it was time for A taste of Marquees at Spencers Tea by the Lake event at Ticehurst on Sunday, enjoyed by many club members and many other guests and friends.
2nd August Update
Summer season is moving on and we welcomed our lst annual BBQ cooked and supplied by Chrissie. (how we will miss her) great food, great cars and great company. High turnout as the weather was unpredictable as is August. Big welcome to our new members that turned out for the first time.
As said before our Drive and Dine is at the Masala Club in Mill Road, there are limited spaces so please book with Tony ASAP. Tuesday 27th August and a pre 7.00pm start
We are taking bookings for our Classics in the Town. 22nd September Please book again ASAP to make the organisation on the day easier, the committee have already worked very hard on our behalf putting it together over many months. Looking forward to seeing you. PLEASE TRY and LIVEN UP THE TOWN FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY.
A big thank you to the members that supported the Burgess Hill U3A, Summer party It was very successful and your efforts were appreciated by the BHU3A.
A couple of reminders of coming events in the busy month of August. Plus we are now taking bookings for exhibitors for our Classics in the Town 22nd September. Please book soon.
It is our last Annual BBQ provided by Chrissie on Sunday the 11th August 12 noon onward with food available
from 12.30. Very enjoyable event. Hope the weather holds and you bring your pride and joys.
Tuesday 13th is our monthly meeting at the Weald and weather permitting it will be a bonnets up with a prize for the shiniest under the bonnet.
Sunday 18th August. is our monthly Breakfast at Heaven Farm is Buffet breakfast from 9.15 onward.
If you fancy a drive out make this a double header by joining us on a drive out to Marquees at Spencers.
Heartwood, Pashley Road, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7HA where Ann and Ian present an all Marquees Brunch in a lovely East Sussex country setting. NOTE 2.30 pm Start
Tuesday 27th August is our popular Monthly Drive and Dine organised by Tony and Linda Boyle. details below.
Back by popular demand, we are going to the Masala Club Indian in Burgess Hill
on Tuesday 27th. Be there as near to 7 as you can to order.
We are going for the 'banquet meal' as before. Price at time of going to press is £12.90.
Also as before, I shall not be collecting the cash beforehand But I MUST have numbers.
We are restricted to 15 people although I might be able to squeeze a couple more in.
Please contact me either by phone or email asap..it may be sold out by club night !!!!!!
rgds linda and tony 01273 833144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards. and Happy Motoring
Last July Update
July is almost over and we have had a good month only spoiled by the weather cancelling our visit to Forest View Care Home on the 27th. Otherwise it was a good month with all the usual events taking place and enjoyed plus the re introduction of the Worlds End Duck Fair with a good turn out of classic cars on show . We still have the Monthly Drive and Dine to look forward too . Today Sunday 28th we are entertaining the West Sussex Jaguar Enthusiasts Club's annual Buffet presented by Chrissie at the Weald.
Our next event to show our cars comes at the Burgess Hill U3A Summer Party. cars
are still welcome to book for exhibiting 11.00 am 3rd August 2019 at the Burgess Hill Academy.. Please support if you can.
The booking registration for our Classics in the Town is now open please book soon
to avoid appointment's
Take the opportunity to look at our Editorial in the Burgess Hill Talk about page 12.
Thanks to Nick Willmore. A big welcome to our New Members in July.
A number of us attended the club breakfast on the third Sunday and if you are interested there is an extra one in July at the Heaven Farm Tea Rooms to see of our Jaguar contingent on their way to the Simply Jags event at Beaulie on Saturday 13th July, added to the regular one on Sunday 21st July.
We also had an attendance at the Cowfold Fete on Saturday 6th July before finishing the weekend off at the Woolpack Inn for their very good annual Classic Car Event. Well attended by our club but the weather was poor and diminished the numbers a little. Once again picked up a number of prospective new members.
Our June Drive and Dine at the Green Man Ringmer was a good evening out again well organised by Tony and Linda Boyle (Many Thanks) Our next Drive and Dine is The Farmers, Skeynes Hill more anon.
We still have availability for the Worlds End Duck Fair where we have been invited to exhibit our
cars. Registration form is on the website or contact Fred through email@example.com.
or our usual club mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you.
Our July Club night on Tuesday the 9th is a special one as the Chief fundraiser from our 2019
chosen charity Chailey Heritage is coming to be presented with our donation cheque from the
garage clearance which we did a short while ago.
Our June club night was a very well attended meeting and the weather again was kind to us
with a good array of cars on the grass. Another 2 new members joined us.
We had a members vote on the monies received from the garage clearance we carried out
in Oxted that raised £120.00 and it was agreed to top it up from club funds to £200.00.
We invited The Chief Fund Raiser from Chailey Heritage to collect the Cheque at our next Club night in July. This has been accepted and they have offered to show a short power point presentation on the night, so please support it if you possibly can.
Hello Fellow members and supporters.
Sunday saw the first of our in Town activities. The last day of the Town Festival in St John's Park. Thanks to all of our attendees/ supporters and members with a special mention to the marshals on the day. It was a great success with a good array of cars and motorcycles on display. We welcomed 3 new members on the day and a number that have an shown interest in the future.
The weather was kind to us as the day before and the day after were wet.
A number of our Burgess Hill U3A members led by Rosie and Chris Elkins provided tea, coffee and cakes, Peter Partridge and Gordon Reece Davis provided a static display for the of the Photographic group. along with a display for the town twinning
in the Pavilion.
We now concentrate on the Worlds End Duck Fair Saturday 13th July at the Manor Field Playing Area. The local residents would be pleased to see your exhibits once again along side all the other stalls and entertainment that is being lined up. If you can encourage any one you know with a classic or interesting vehicle please get them to book. I have devised a booking form for people to book in. Further details will be released nearer the time but please book early as we have restricted space on the event. There is a booking form above and a special e-mail address for replies. You can use either mail address.
The booking mail address for this event is email@example.com.
In between times do not forget our usual monthly activities.
Club night Tuesday June 11th 7.30 pm At the Weald Inn. Show cars weather permitting.
Club breakfast Sunday June 23rd 9.15 am At the Heaven Farm Tea rooms.
Club monthly Drive and Dine Tuesday June 25th, 700 pm Green Man RINGMER Book as usual with Tony.
Well that is enough for now thanks for the support and keep it up.
May has finished with a great deal of pride and success for a number of our
members. We had a lot of members at the Oakwood, Wivelsfield Classic Car Show that was the biggest ever and a great event. 8 members turned up at the Jaguar Forum Event Pease Pottage to Denbies convoy and display on Sunday 26th May and out of 150 Jaguars our members took 3 of the 5 awards judged on the day. Colin Shippey. best presented exterior. John Tartar the peoples choice. and Myself with the best turned out Jaguar of the show.
(Told the Judge to go to Specsave).
On the Monday we finished off the weekend attending the Staplefield Fate and Car Show fully 300 vehicles on parade many of our Weald members on parade.
May has almost gone and we have lots we have enjoyed and lots to come. Hope you all feel the same way. The best way to get the most out of your membership is to join us and enjoy our get togethers. Our club night was good due to the weather allowing us to show our pride and joys on the grass for the first time this year. A very good turn out. Followed by a good breakfast meeting with some new faces it was pleasing to see.
Some members have requested a booking form for our club exhibiting events.The first one being 9th June. 2019 please find one on our members and classified page. Please pass it on to anyone interested. We need Exhibitors. for (the 9th June, 3rd August, 13th July and 22nd September.
Due to the efforts of some members listed and thanked previously we are able to donate a sum of over £100 to our 2109 charity Chailey Heritage, final sum not reached yet still a little more to sell. Please come and look at what is left at my place.
We continue with our Drive and Dine at the Cock Inn on Tuesday 28th May. 7.00 for 7.30 pm sit down. Book with Tony Boyle. Usual format.
A couple of reminders from members.
26th May. Oakwood Classic Car show. Wivelsfield (cars from 11.00 start noon)
26th May. Classics and Coffee at The Plough on Plumpton Green.
27th May. Staplefield Fate meeting at Cuckfield Rugby Club Car Park 9.00am.
28th May Weald Drive and Dine Cock Inn, Wivelsfield. Usual format book with Tony Boyle
20th July Moulescoomb school fete Moulescoomb school Brighton Contact Mark Tudge. firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We have now received our invite to the Woolpack this year. Date is the 7th July from 9.30 am. Please support if you can.
Due to the kind assistance of a few of our members (Jim, Malcolm, Steve, Ian, Judith and Neil) who will have first offer.We are is possession of numerous car related bits of which we made a charity donation. Far more than I can show a couple of the bigger items show below. Many other things as in Tools, Pullers, Bleeding equipment. Trolley Jack. Car ramps, Block and tackle, Cable hoist, Welding kit. some cleaning materials. 12ft extending ladder, Garden Shredder. No reasonable offer will be refused, Our aim is to get our original investment back and any further monies to go to Chailey Heritage our 2019 charity.
AGM 2019 April Update
Well we are here again another season upon us. I never thought when I came in to Bobs pub back at the beginning when four of us sat in the corner to see if we could get a small group together for the BH U3A. with interest in Classic cars, non of us had classic cars. Small problem !!! Bob stepped in and offered to do a talk on his Vincent Black Shadow. Hence the Classic Vehicle club we now boast a coach and fire engine. And the rest as they say is history. Thanks to every member for there participation and support.
2018 has been a very good year for events thanks to members wishing to get involved. We have attended many Classic car shows around the area including very enjoyable and popular Marques at Spencers thanks to member Ian Spencer also holding one or two of our own. Classics in the Park. Classics for the BHU3A anniversary. Unfortunately our biggest 2018 event Classics in the town was beaten by the only bad weather of the summer last year. But this year it will be back bigger and better than ever. Our Monthly Meetings have had some good content thanks to members providing entertaining presentations. Namely Nick and Steve. With the odd quiz and race night thrown in. Our Bonnets up evenings proved very popular. As you are aware we have plans for another eventful year this coming year with all of our regular favourites plus the return of the Burgess Hill Duck Fair on July 13th at Worlds End and more if you membership can think of them as it is your club.
The Monthly Drive and Dine continue to do well.Thanks to Tony and Linda’s efforts at different venues, along with our Monthly Breakfast held mainly at Heaven Farm Tea Rooms we have had as I said a very enjoyable and active 2018. Finally a mention of our selected Charity Chailey Heritage which we will continue to support, we did managed to raise some funds for them but they are mostly appreciative of the awareness we provide for them. There enterprise centre provide our Promotion material. Including window stickers and Baseball caps.
The Website is our highest cost after insurance so please make use of it. I know its not the best design but it is informative providing I keep it up to date. Any Content or Images you would like put on it, please send them to me via the club g.mail address.
Dates to remember 9th June. 13th July, 3rd August, 22nd September.
Thank you all the members who have renewed their membership it is well appreciated and for those who have not there is still time and you are very welcome.
A big thank you to our new members we have had 5 since the start of the season. I do hope they get a lot of enjoyment out of the membership as indeed I do.
Starting with the business end It is our AGM at the next Club Meeting Tuesday 9th April 7.30 pm and please
remember 2019/20 subs are due on the 1st of April. Please note only paid up members can vote at the AGM.
The subs again remain at £12.00 for the year. Bank details are available if you wish to pay by bank transfer.
We continued with our program of events through the darker evenings of winter and early spring. Our March club night, breakfast and drive and dine curry evenings were well attended. The club night was a very good presentation on some classic rallying by our member Steve Everest that kept us entertained (Thank you Steve). Breakfast was again at Heaven Tea Rooms and enjoyed by all. We did have one casualty poor Andy Stove had a breakdown on his way home in his Porsche and was rescued by another members Ian Pinney. The Curry evening at the Masala club was a great success and the food was excellent. Now the clocks have gone forward it will (weather permitting) be our first bonnets up of 2019 in April after a short AGM. We welcome a couple of new members this month and one returning member who has returned to a Classic car again (MGB Roadster). April is looking good with a few events going on on top of our usual Club night, breakfast and Drive and Dine. for more information see the Events Page.
April Drive and Dine
Usual format inform Tony of your interest and menu. Please note the Date.
We are beginning the summer season with a drive and dine to an old favourite.... The Hare and Hounds Cowfold The date is Tuesday 30th of April..later than usual but I am away the week before Usual format..
Steak and ale pie with chips/mash and veg
Scampi chips and peas
Ham double egg and chips
Chilli con carne with rice and a popadom
veg option.... call me
To include standard tea and coffee
Price per person £13.50
7 for 7.15 sitdown
I would like orders please either at the next club meet, or phone or email by the LATEST Thursday 18th April
as i will be away from then until the 29th
Many thanks linda and tony
01273 833144 or email@example.com
I will once again remind you of our own Club events that we need your support on as listed below.
June 9th Weald Classics in the Park.
July ??? Weald Classics at the Duck Fair.
August 3rd Weald Classics at the U3A Fair.
September 22nd Weald and All Classics in the Town.
I know it is early but an indication of attendance to these events would be gratefully received
as soon as you have decided to join us.
February continued to be a very busy month considering it is winter, the sun shone for most
of it and the rest our soft tops get in winter has not come so far, I have been out in mine
The Breakfast was well supported and enjoyed, with a convoyed journey by 6 cars to
Marques at Spencers in Ticehurst again well supported and very much enjoyed.
Unfortunately Brands Hatch was a non event for me so sorry no report.
Our monthly Drive and Dine went a little array but thanks to Tony and Linda's quick thinking
the evening turned from a curry evening to a Pizza plus menu choice at the Block and Gasket. Explanation required In spite Tony making the booking and confirming the booking
with Wetherspoons on arrival no tables were available. Tony quickly hot footed it down the
road to the Block and Gasket who immediately made a table available for us and a very
enjoyable evening was had by all.
We welcome two new members this month Nigel Ashdown ( E Type Jaguar) and Jason
Brown (Porsche 944) I know you will make them very welcome.
We now look forward to Spring (March) Starting with an number of us on Sunday 3rd March
enjoying the viewing of the Mike Hawthorne Museum. Our March club meeting is our very
own Steve Everest and another of his very interesting presentations.
Please note our April meeting is also our AGM. Do not let this put you off we do not expect
to many changes and it will be short and sweet.
Please look at our events calendar as your support is required on a number of occasions.
Important dates to reserve your classic for.
June 9th Weald Classics in the Park.
July ??? Weald Classics at the Duck Fair.
August 3rd Weald Classics at the U3A Fair.
September 22nd Weald and All Classics in the Town.
I know it is early but an indication of attendance to these events would be gratefully
received as soon as you have decided to join us.
After a good well supported club night for February the month continues with a number of
club supported events. Friday 15th is The London Classic Car Show at the Excel.
Sunday 17th 9.15 am is our monthly Breakfast returning to the Heaven Tea Rooms
TN22 3RD after there break.
It is on to Marques at Spencers Brunch at Ticehurst TN5 7HA all members and guest
Friday 22nd is a Brands Hatch track day a good day out if the weather holds good.
Thursday 28th 7.00pm it is our monthly drive and dine evening in the form of a curry night
at the Six Martlets as it is mid winter Church Walk. Burgess Hill. Thanks to Tony and Linda
Boyle. More anon.
Currently for any further information on these please contact Fred
01444 239853, 07773 778484 or via our club e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have as a club been invited to a Classic car show that is building up into what should be
quite a show of divers cars. At the South of England Classic vehicle show, Bannatyne Hotel,
Hastings. 23rd June 2019.
Just a note that our Monthly Club Breakfast will return from February and until further notice
to The Heaven Tea Rooms, Heaven Farm. Furners Green. TN22 3RG. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank LJ's Cafe and their staff for their good service and food over
December and January and please support them when in town.
Our first news of 2019.
Happy motoring and prosperous 2019. following on from a great 2018 thanks to you very supportive club members and supporters.
Our first event was a number of members turning out at the New Years Day Classic at Brooklands, followed by our monthly Club evening at the Weald Inn onto our Post Xmas
Dinner at the Thatched Inn 19th January 2019 organised by our monthly Drive and Dine
officers Tony and Linda Boyle that have proved very popular and become a regular event
along with our Club nights, Breakfasts and Marques at Spencers events add this to our
Classic Vehicle shows throughout the year it gives us a very stable local enjoyable club.
The same day Saturday 19th January as our post Xmas dinner our Jaguar owners in the club have been invited to a film shoot on behalf of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Hole Park. Kent. For an advertising film to promote their summer Jag Fest at Hole Park Rolvendean in the Summer. It will be shown at the London Classic car show at the EXCEL, in London in February and published online, a very busy weekend with our monthly breakfast at LJ.s Cafe, Church Walk, Burgess Hill.on the following Day Sunday 20th January 9.15 start for those who have left them selves enough room after the night before or indeed the members and supporters not able to attend the Xmas Meal.