The April Club Night was a talk by John Rock, a new member who has just moved in to the area he gave us a very interesting talk about things he had done in his life. He comes from the Black Country his father and three uncles founded the Rockson Motorcycle firm their first machines came on sale in 1920 by 1925 the firm had ceased trading. John started a motorcycle shop sold that and designed a yacht and went into boat building He is also an outstanding photographer who sold up his boat building firm to sail around the world for 12 months, competed in scrambles, currently he is building a caravaette based on a VW caddy van.The talk was brilliant, funny may of us laughed till our sides were sore.The photgraphs he brought a long were brilliant. He is also a active motorcyclist and he looks nothing like a 80+ gentleman. We hope to have another talk from him in the future. The Inn-on-the-Green done us proud with sausage,chips and bread and butter at the end of the talk. Thanks to Adrian and staff for the room and the excellent food. The next meeting will be on the 29th of May at 8pm.
I am very sad to report that Frank has passed away recently each time I meet him he would hello young man with a big smile on his face. Well known in the world of motorcyling he had taken part in trials, grass track racing as a solo rider and a passenger on sidecars. Up until three years ago he used to attend the Shropshire section of the VMCC and came on our runs He also formed a group called the Farmyard Four I remember him entertaining us at a Sarn Motorsports dinner a long time ago. Daisy and I will miss meeting him and Maureen in Church Stretton on a monday only had to look by the parking meter to see if his van was there when I caught up with him I would say Frank this town ain’t big enough for the two of us to get a cheery comment from him. He will be sadly missed by Maureen Jim Hood Sue Hood Graham Dury, Denise and his many friends. Rest in peace Frank you will not be forgotten.
Frank Turners funeral is at 1.30 pm on the 30th of April at Shrewsbury crematourium. Maureen is ina home in Pontesbury.
The Long Mountain Run scheduled for Sunday the 28th of April has had to be cancelled for a variety of reasons.
The club meeting on the afternoon of the 27th of March which was a nogging and natter saw only 9 members in attendance despite the nice weather. Perhaps everbodywas in their gardens or out on their bikes hsving a run. Please note for the summer our meetings will be in the evenings
Please remember the next club night will be in the evening of Wednesday the 24th of April when the speaker will be new club member John Rock, not sure what the subject will be could be photography, boat building , sailing could be anything
The Spring run will be on Sunday the 12th of May starting from the village hall at Dorrington at 10.30 organisedby Godfrey Cookson and Cyril Watson
Due to Wilma Hayes being ill we didn’t have our talk on a Soldier in World War One Instead our talk was Nothing like a good Conspiracy Theory By Mike Watkins. this was a very interesting talk, taking in various theories such as the Flat Earth, Death of Princess Dianne and did America Land on the Moon or was it made up in Hollywood ? We hope to have our scheduled talk later on, my thanks to Mike Watkins andWima Hayes of www.inthestickstalks .co.uk and Landlord and staff at The Inn-on-the-Green for use of the room and refreshments
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Club afternoon is on the 30th January at 2pm at The Inn-on-the-Green Wentnor Nr Bishops Castle SY9 5 EF and will be a talk and slide show on War Diary -story of a WW1 soldier by Mike Watkins and Wilma Hayes . This is the story of a Canadian soldier who began the war as a private, and ended it as Lieutenant with the Military Cross and a German wife. The talk will be followed by refreshments all are welcome you do not have to be a member. Look forward to seeing everyone again seems a long time since the last meeting
The July club night started with a apoligies from the scretary for very little being on the clubs website. This was followed by a disscussion on motorcycle road racing, due to a number of fatalities during this season when some well known riders lost their lives following their sport and dreams. After much discussion it was concluded the only way it would be stopped was perhaps insurers would no longer cover events . We all know riders will still try to race what ever happens, we would all be sorry if it ended. We tryed to think of ways to make the sport safer what ever you try people still find ways to make it faster. If any readers of this post would like to make comments on this post please do so. Several ways off doing this either in comments underneath the blog or email email@example.com All comments will be welcome
The Montford Motorcycle Afternoon organised by Roy Jones in aid of the Severn Hospice was a great success well done Roy and his helpers for a great afternoon. The weather was cold but it stayed dry during the event motorcycles were displayed in the car park as was the Autojumble with a book stall was in the hall. The afternoon was free to go in refreshments were available for a donation there was a draw with a lot of prizes. Roy made a total of £650.00. He would like to thank those who gave prizes his helpers the bikers who displayed their machines and the public who came to have a look. I hope this becomes an annual event