Section notes the first for some time, once again there appears to be trouble at HQ which saddens me. The second thing is the subs are going up almost immediately to £40.00 plus £10.00 for a family member this seems reasonable to me. My question is what do we get for this a magazine which is almost like a poor copy of one of the national mags. the main thing I look for is the club for sale adds. Is it an. the idea to limit it to by monthly we would save money plus is there need for it to be on quality glossy paper. there are also too many Directers and not enough section reps. All the best to Shropshire members and friends safe riding Derek
If any member of the Shropshire section wants to know what is going on or rumored to be going on I can supply you with the communications I have received recently Derek
Due to the coronavirus, all Shropshire section events are canceled until further notice. please keep safe and look after yourselves hope to see you all soon. Derek
John Morris well-known undertaker in Bishops Castle sadly passed away on the morning of the 6th of February at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. after a nine-year-long battle with prostate cancer bravely fought without complaint, His funeral was on Saturday the 22nd of February at St John the Baptist Church Bishops Castle. There was a very large attendance at the funeral to celebrate his life and death. John was well respected in the town as a former deputy mayor on a couple of occasions and served as a part-time fireman. In his youth he competed with friend Pete Lello in grass track races n a sidecar outfit they had built themselves in the area, he had a vast knowledge of vintage and classic motorcycles he attended the TT races for in excess of 50 years until health. He was a very amiable person with a sense of humor he was a collector of vintage tools I used to take him to auctions at H J Pughs of Ledbury, the last time we went he bought a vintage woodworking plane he had been looking for for a number of years which completed a range of them he was collecting sadly this was to be his last visit. Although not a member of the VMCC he was a regular attender at Shropshire Section since it was founded doing grope nights helping or competing on runs been captain of our quiz team. and came on most of our trips and weekends away. Our Deepest Sympathies go to Grace and family, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him, Rest in Peace John after a Long Toil
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Club member Ian “Chippy” Morris passed away last week. Anyone wishing to attend his funeral on Saturday the 14th December at 10.45 am at Shrewsbury Crematorium. Our thoughts go out to Iris and Family and his many friends at this sad time.
29th January 2pm-Club
26th February 2pm- Club
25th March 2pm- Club
19th April 10.30 am The Longmountain Run
29th April 8 pm- Club
3rd May 9.30 The Founders Relay Rally from Wheelwrights Cafe
27th May 8 pm – Club
24th June 24th June 1pm Fish & Chips
29th July 8pm- Club
26th August 8pm- Club
30th September 8pm AGM
28th October 2 pm- Club
25th November 2pm- Club
The AGM took place on the 25 of September at the Inn -on-the -Green Wentnor at 8pm there were 12 in attendance. It was a short meeting with the committe voted in again enbloc which consists of Chairman Godfrey Cookson, Secretary Derek Trow, Treaserer Daisy Trow as is usual refreshments were provided by Adrian and staff our thanks go to them for their hospitality over the last 12 months .
PLEASE NOTE FROM OCTOBER ONWARDS OUR MEETINGS WILL BE AT 2PM ON THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH FOR THE WINTER PERIOD
The last run of the year is on the 13th of October starting from the Pound Inn Leebotwood at 10.30 am. Organisedby Godfrey Cookson and Cyril Watson. Please make every effort to attend. My apologies for the original post I had a senior moment putting in the wrong starting place.