All news before January 2019 can be found here
December 2018 cont.
We have now reached December and our events continue. After a good well supported Club night with Sausage rolls and Mince pies to put every one in the festive spirit. Thanks to Bob and Chrissie (Wishing Bob a quick recovery from his recent procedure).
Just to reiterate our December Breakfast is at the LJ's Cafe, Church Walk, Burgess Hill. 16th December 9.15 am The January breakfast is to be discussed as it falls the day after out Post Xmas Dinner and we may like a lay in.
Our Post Christmas Dinner is as Follows please contact Tony Direct Details below.
We are getting close to our Xmas Dinner. Just to confirm it will be on Saturday, 19th Jan 2019, 7.pm for 7.30 pm prompt.
We are returning to the Thatched Inn in Hassocks.
We have the option of 2 or 3 course Dinner followed by tea/coffee. For the two course you can have starter and main or main and pud.
Starters Melon with parma ham
Duck and orange pate, toast and chutney
Prawn and crayfish cocktail with granary bread
Mains Turkey, sausage, roast spuds, stuffing and selection of veg
Beef bourguignon slow cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions, bacon, new potatoes and selection of veg
Haddock fillet with parmesan/herb crust, chips or new spuds, selection of veg
Puds Christmas pud with brandy butter or custard
Chocolate/raspberry cheesecake with clotted cream
Festive apple lattice with clotted cream
Selection ice creams
followed by tea/coffee and chocolate mint
Cost is £23 each for the 2 course or £27 for the three
There are options for those will special dietary requirements..please contact me
For those intending to join us, I would very much appreciate an email with if possible your choices, as I will be away on holiday and when I return
I will need to contact the Thatch with numbers etc. I would like to collect payment on Jan club meet. For those who can't make that a cheque will do fine.
My contact details are email@example.com, or 01273 833144, or 8 Whites Close, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN69XX
I will not be available by phone until the new year
Rgds and happy Xmas..linda and tony boyle.
Although it was agreed to miss the November Drive and Dine a number of the regulars 20 to be exact enjoyed a steak night event at The Six Martlets in Burgess Hill then we moved into December where a number of us Weald CVC supported the East Sussex Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Informal lunch at Heaven Farm Tea Rooms that was enjoyed by all very much. The Tea rooms are now closed until February so our December and January Monthly Sunday Breakfast is being held at LJ's Cafe, Church Walk. Don,t miss it
November 2018 Update
A Number of our members met up at the Southdowns Grarden Centre on Sunday 4th November to watch the vintage car go past on their way from London to Brighton, Weather was good for the event for a change.
We are now coming up to our festive season. There for the calendar of events has changed a little. Our November club night will still be on Tuesday 13th 7.30 pm at the Weald Inn. It will be one of Nick's well presented presentations. Sure to be a good night.
Club monthly Breakfast for November will be at the usual venue Heaven Farm. Furners Green as usual 9.15 start. The December breakfast Sunday is to be discussed and the January breakfast Sunday 16th 9.15 will be at L.J's Cafe, Church Walk, Burgess Hill. due to the regular venue being on winter holidays resuming in February.
The Drive and Dine for November is being substituted for the Xmas Lunch at Heaven Farm, 1.30 pm 8th December. Still a few places available ( Not many). Contact Fred.
However if there is enough members interested Tony is willing to organise an evening at a local Chinese in Burgess Hill at a date to suit the majority and will be available to ask at our club night or of course by e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 01273 833144.
Tony also adds information on the Xmas Lunch to be held in January. as below.
I am a little ahead of the game but we are now organising our Xmas dinner. As in past years we will
have this in January to avoid clashing with everybodys other Xmas events
It will be at the 'Thatched Inn' in Hassocks on Saturday, January the 19th. 7 o'clock for 7 30 pm.
We will offer either 2 or three course meals and the choices are....
Melon with Parma ham
Duck and orange pate served with toast and chutney
Prawn and crayfish cocktail served with granary bread
Christmas dinner.. Turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing, cranberry sauce , roasts and veg
Beef bourbuignon slow cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions and bacon. served with new spuds and veg
Haddock fillet in a Parmesan and herb crust with chips or new potatoes and veg
Xmas pud with brandy butter or custard
Chocolate and raspberry cheesecake with clotted cream
Festive apple lattice with clotted cream
Followed by standard tea or coffee
Any two courses £23 or three course, £27
Price inclusive of service
October 2018 Update
We have now reached October and we are still busy enjoying our pride and joys in spite of our big event being a victim of one of the few wet Sundays this year. Our Club outings,Club nights and our Drive and Dines are still very popular. Our October continues with our Quiz Night run by Judith and was weel enjoyed by the attendees. and thank to their generosity over £20.00 was collected and donated to our Charity Chailey Heritage..
The next event is a visit to Ian and Ann Spencers at Ticehurst for a Brmm Brmm Brunch
10.30 onwards. Our next breakfast is Sunday 21st October at the Heaven Tea Rooms. 9.15 start.
The Heaven tea rooms are holding Xmas lunches through out December with 4 sittings a day from the 6th to the 23rd. we have been invited to join friends from the ESJEC to join them on the Saturday the 8th for a 1.30 pm sitting, or we could arrange one to go as a club ourselves or as individuals, Please let me know your thoughts, they would live to see you support them as they have supported us over the year. We will be looking for a different venue for January and February as the Heaven are on their annual holiday.
Our Drive and Dines are still very popular run by Linda and Tony Boyle. The October one is at the Hare and Hounds in Cowfold for the October drive and dine
It will be on Tuesday the 23rd October, sit down for 730. Contact Tony for more information. 01273 833144 or email@example.com.
Our November meeting at the Weald on the 6th November is one of Nick Willmore presentations and should be ! no will be good fun.
We have currently 2 members requiring help. Bob King has his Chevvy for sale and David R Wilson would like advise and help on replacing a windscreen Rubber in his Austin A30
please contact me (Fred ) in the first instance.
Urgent Update September 2018
It is with GREAT REGRET that due to very adverse weather forecast conditions for Sunday 23rd September It has been decided to cancel the Event Tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the exhibitors, the organisers and everybody that has invested time and effort in to this event and hope we can carry our enthusiasm on to the next event.
There is little point in the exhibitors and the residents of Burgess Hill getting soaked for the sake of it and it would not be enjoyed.
Once again thank you for all of your efforts and we are so so sorry to have take this action so late in the day.
August came with many classic car events supported by our members,
Stanmer Park, The Burgess Hill U3A 25th Celebration at Burgess Hill Academy
where the Weald and the U3A Classic car group exhibited over 20 cars which were all members of the club and or the BH U3A owned. The Lamb at Plitdown, was supported but the weather interrupted the event for the first time for me this season. Our monthly meeting and Breakfast went well and were well attended.
We are now looking forward to our big event of the year CLASSICS IN THE TOWN.
We are so far up to 80 vehicles and hoping and praying for good weather.
All exhibitors are meeting up at the Cyprus Road Car Park at 8.30/9.00 am and being marshalled round to the precinct in groups.
July went well with a high attendance at our Club Night and Breakfast. Some of us attended Local car shows at Plumpton and Hoo in Kent.
Looking forward to August with the U3A 25th Celebration where we are exhibiting 20 cars
at the Burgess Hill academy on Saturday followed by our annual Weald BBQ on the Sunday. We are taking bookings now for our Classics in the Town event on Sunday September 23rd, Please book we are looking to exceed our 60 cars of last year.
Our Bonnets up club evening for June was very good with close to 30 classics turning up
and a prize presented for the best presented car judged by the membership. Won by a
Red 240 Z. I must confess was the right choice. The following Saturday saw the annual Marquees at Spencers Dinner in the Garage, What a great night had by all.
Followed by our monthly Breakfast. Our Classics in St Johns Park was once again a very enjoyable event. We also fitted in Classics at the Plough Pub Plumpton. Which is now a regular monthly event to add to our calendar All helped by great sunny weather in June and long may it last. Sunday 1st of July sees us at the Woolpack Burgess Hill for another good event with live music and many attractions.
I would like to thank the members for their subscription renewal and welcome the new members that have joined us.
April May June Update.
April saw our AGM the turnout was a little disappointing as we had an interesting speaker from our chosen charity of the year Chailey Heritage. After a short AGM where the committee were re-elected as of last year with the exception of Peter Moule who passed away during the year. Our Breakfast was well attended and enjoyed.
May a number of the members attended the Oakwood Farm Classic car show at Wivelsfield and the Staplefield Fete. Both very well supported and enjoyable.
The highlight of June so far has been the Classics in the Park and our Bonnets up at the Weald on our Tuesday club night, with over 20 car at both events.
Subs are well overdue to those who have not yet paid and a thank you for those who have.
February ended with yet another great Breakfast and Drive and Dine at the Fox and Hounds, Marques at Spencers Brunch along with our Club night with the evening of Horse racing on Video almost made up for the postponement of the Brands Hatch Track Day. Now looking forward to our outside activities and the reappearance of our pride and joys in the coming spring. We have added an extra monthly event as the Stanmer Park Classic Meet, Brighton is proving very popular every 1st Sunday of the month. Our March Club night went well and our Drive and Dine will take place Please do not forget our April Meeting is also our AGM so please contact your committee should you wish to add to the agenda or put yourself forward for a position on the committee.
The organising of our 2 Burgess Hill Classic Car shows are well underway with the new Banners and Posters being designed and produced for the club. One of our
early prototypes is on the left. We are this year hoping for close to 100 vehicles in
September with the Scouts providing light refreshments along with their popular Doughnuts subject to certain permissions being obtained.
The Breakfast and Drive and Dine were enjoyed and well attended considering the time of year. Some of us braved the winter weather to attend the Classics at Stanmer Park that is held every 1st Sunday of the month
Our belated Xmas dinner was a great enjoyable evening with a high attendance. It was a shame the Brands Hatch Track day got postponed due to bad weather. Our club night went well with a video race night. March club night is a talk on a MV Augusta motorcycle presented by our own Vice Chair and Landlord Bob Martin. Sound like a good night not to be missed.
As we now move into March it is reminder time that the subs are due, the new year starts 1st April 2018. The subscription remains at £12.00 for the year.
If you would like to stand as a committee member please ask one of the committee for a nomination form that must be in 14 days prior to the AGM.
We are proud to announce that our Charity Partner for the Classics in Town this year are Chailey Heritage. To celebrate this partnership we will have 2 new banners made up and some wearable garments available at reasonable cost made by the Chailey heritage enterprise group.
Please take time to look at our Events Page as it is being added to all the time.
One or two to mention are over the same weekend in August and I| would like to request we try and support them both. Saturday 18th The Burgess Hill U3A 25th Anniversary celebration at the Burgess Hill Academy and we have been invited to show a few of our Vehicles. Sunday 18th is the Weald Classic Vehicle BBQ at the Weald Inn. Please support these if you can. (Let Fred know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January Update 2018
After a very successful Breakfast at the Bolney Vineyard last Sunday. (Due to popular demand Breakfast returns to the Heaven Farm Cafe next Month, Sunday 18th February ). I know we are still looking forward to our belated Xmas Dinner at the Thatched Inn on Saturday 27th January, but would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our February Drive and Dine at the Farmers, Skeynes Hill. Tuesday February 27th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm sit down leaving the Weald at 6.45 pm. (now under new management and comes recommend) kindly organised and run by Tony and Linda Boyle. Usual arrangement contact Tony with Menu and Payment.
01273 833144 You will be reminded again in due course.
Our Framers Menu
Fish chips mushy peas
Steak ale shortcrust pie, mash veg.
Sausage, eggs, ham, salad, chips
beef lasagna garlic bread and salad...poss chips not garlic bread
cost £12.50 to include standard tea coffee
Hope to see you club night which in February is a little different our horsepower will be provided by race horses on video, Should be fun.
January 2018 First of the Year
Happy 2018 to all our members and supporters.
Our first outing as a club in 2018 was the New Years Day Classic Car Event at Brookland's Museum.
WOW what a great day out, little rain and lots of cars,one of the best certainly the best so far in 2018. !!!! Well supported and very enjoyable. Not to many of our cars on display all left in there comfortable garages, but Stephen Everest did represent us with his Austin Healey 3000 along with Paul Carter and his Daimler. Thank you members.
Our 1st club night is Tuesday 8th January at 7.30 at our home venue The Weald Inn.
It is a presentation by one of our members Stephen Everest.
Also in January we have our annual Dinner at the Thatched Inn. Hassocks. on Saturday
27th January 2018 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. To book please contact Tony Boyle.
01273 833144 or mail email@example.com. Sure to be a great night so book to ensure you do not miss out. Bookings and monies being taken at the club night 8th January. by Tony or Linda.
In view of the fact that we are holding our annul Dinner and the Heaven Farm Cafe is closed in January there is no January Weald Breakfast unless you can suggest an alternative venue for the event.
Season Greetings and prosperous 2018 from your Committee and a big thank you for your support in 2017.
November came and went with many activities when people thought the season was all over. The club night was a good get together with one of Bobs humerous and not to difficult Quiz. Our monthly breakfast was enjoyed by some of us it was a little low on attendees, hope it improves in December. It is a good Breakfast at the Heaven Tea rooms, our Drive and Dine at the Sportsman was most enjoyable and well attended when you consider the weather conditions. Our next event is our December Club Night Tuesday 12th December which will be a casual social evening. It will be Breakfast as usual on Sunday 17th December 9.30 am. Our Drive and Dine in December on Tuesday 19th is in the form of a Curry Night at the Masala Club. Mill Road, Burgess Hill. A number of us have already booked as a club, but I do suggest if you have not done so and would like to join us you book direct with the Masala Club as Tony and Linda unavailable this month. Then it will be into January. Happy New Year.
November has arrived and no let up in the Activities number of the members supported the Steak night drive and dine to end October, Friday 3rd Nov we were off to the National Motor museum at Coventry with some of our friends from East Sussex Jaguar Enthusiasts Club. A great meal together in the evening before moving on, on the Saturday to the Last Jaguar Breakfast at Gaydon, Enjoyed the breakfast and then joined a guided tour of the Heritage Centre. To finish the week end off, Sunday we went to the Southdowns Garden Centre with members of the Burgess Hill U3A Photographic Group and Classic Car Group to enjoy the Veteran cars passing on their Way to Brighton and a very enjoyable lunch in their restaurant, great way to start the so called closed season.
Our next next club night on Tuesday 14th is a Bob Quiz night. 7.30pm. Our next Drive and Dine is
The Sportsman Pub at Goddards Green
Tuesday 28th November 7 o'clock Leaving the Weald at 6.40pm.
Steak and Ale pie with trimmings
Chicken breast, Spinach, Ham, Cream sauce
Fish n Chips
Bangers and Mash
To include standard tea/coffee
puds extra 'off the board'
£13 plus 'pass the glass'
Usual arrangements let Tony know and get the money to him in advance.
Last October Update
It is not to late to book your place at our Steak night out at the Green Man Horsted Keynes on Thursday 26th evening. No money up front just turn up order, enjoy, pay on the night.
On November the 5th there is the London to Brighton Veteran car run. Some of us have booked at the Southdowns Garden Centre, Hassocks for a Roast Gammon Lunch with a Tea of Coffee for £10.00 served at the table there are still a few seats left, please let me know if you are interested. If the weather is nice you might even think of bringing your pride and joy (I will). Lunch is at 12 noon and we are meeting up around 10.30.
Our East Sussex Region’s Jaguar Enthusiasts club away weekend in October joined by a number of Weald Classic Club members was a drive into the Wiltshire country side to a Golf and Leisure Centre, on the Friday some members enjoying the good facilities in the Hotel and other ventured out to the local attractions available including a Steam and Locomotive Museum and a shopping outlet the ladies in the party enjoyed.
Saturday it was up for a group breakfast in the rain and on to the main event The Castle Combe Autumn Classic. 7 aces of per 1966 cars one race was our Jaguar Enthusiast Norman Dewis Trophy. great racing. Qualifying in the morning was in the wet and the racing in the dry after the clouds broke and the rain stopped, made grid positions interesting and good racing, In the evening we enjoyed a good gala dinner for our JEC party, retiring to the lounge for a period of fun and laughter before bed all in all a great night.
Sunday some used the facilities and enjoyed another group breakfast together before the drive home in really good weather.
Our next little sortie is the Jaguar Breakfast
Write up on Burgess Hill Classics in the town. 24th September 2017.
The Weald Classic Vehicle club had 50 cars, 10 motorcycles and 7 vans on show in the centre of Burgess Hill. Church Walk and the Martlets Lane were full of interesting exhibits.
The event was opened by the town Mayor Councillor Jacqui Landriani.Arriving in style in an F Type Jaguar convertible provided by a Weald member Colin Pestel. The Mayor
visited and talked to the exhibitors, took time out to play Table tennis on the U3A Table
tennis table and officially opening the show over the radio waves thanks to Burgess Hill
Local Radio.The 7th Burgess Hill Scouts provided excellent marshalling before cooking
and serving fresh doughnuts all day. The Burgess Hill U3A with special thanks to the Photographic group, the Table tennis group. and most especially the Classic car group
without whom this Club would not have existed. The Sunshine Cafe provided many of us with a good lunch under pressure as most were wishing to eating at the same time well
done to them.
The exhibitors and public alike enjoyed it according to the feed back received.
Now Is it as advertised our first annual or is it our only (Watch this space)
Many thanks to Nick Wilmore and his team along with our partners Burgess Hill Town
Council, the Martlets Shopping Centre and many many more behind the scenes for making this event possible.
Further September News
Please see on the left our public Poster for the Classics in the Town Event 24th September promises to be a good show also supported by Burgess Hill Community Radio.
September is here.
We are now in the month of our big event in Burgess Hill. Last touches to the organising and then we are off, weather permitting we will have 50 plus Cars, vans and Motorcycles
on parade in Church Walk. Please support if you can. Supported by Burgess Hill Town Council. Burgess Hill U3A and Burgess Hill Radio and the Sunshine Cafe & Restaurant
and many local shops says it will be a good days entertainment. Our thanks also go out
to Mid Sussex District Council, West Sussex,County Council. Sussex Living magazine.
and the local scouts for their support in this event that would not have taken place without them.
Further August 2017 Update
This Sunday saw us attending a triple header that started off on the morning with a Leisurely 2 hour Weald Classic Club Breakfast at the Heaven Tea Rooms. On to a little social gathering with friends Paul, Brenda, Rob and Mary before Tea on the lake at Ian and Ann’s in Ticehurst. Really nice variety of cars and good friends, well laid on Tea/Coffee, sandwiches and cakes, with a special cake for Amanda’s Birthday. Great afternoon and
the rain held off until the journey home.
Latest update August 2017
I have to start and say sorry for the website being down bad fingering and bad memory to retrieve it.
We have been very busy as we all are in the summer months and have attended many events around the county and beyond. I will try and catch up and do a report on them later.
Now it is important to let you know what is going on in the near future.
Sunday the 20th August sees a double header if you are up for it. WE have our Monthly Weald Classic Breakfast at the Heaven Tea Rooms 9.30am Sunday and in the afternoon It is Tea round the lake provided by club Members Ann & Ian Spencer at 2.30pm. Great afternoon not to be missed.Heartwood, Pashley Road, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HA
Tuesday 22nd at 6.30pm it is our monthly Drive and Dine. Meet at the Weald. This month
it is a leisurely drive through local country side to end up with a nice meal at the Inn on The Green Scaynes Hill. Organise and led by Tony and Linda Boyle. £10.00 per head.
Our big event is the Classics in the town in partnership with the Burgess Hill Town Council Sunday September 24th 10am until 4pm. We are planning to have 50 Plus Cars and Bikes on and around Church Walk. Any one interested
In Exhibiting, Marshalling, Helping. Please contact Fred 01444 239853 07773778484 or the club e-mail address. Or just come along to support.