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We now have a supply of WMMC car stickers which are 70mm in diameter these will be available at all functions priced at £1.00 each please ask any committee member for them.

This Year we also joined forces with the Elgar Lodge for the second year running and went out for the day to the Forest Of Dean where we enjoyed coffee in Dymock, a lunch at at a wonderful pub at Aston Crews Nr Ross and in the afternoon went down a working coal mine near Coleford, weather and food were excellent and we had a varied range of cars which took us from site to site.

This year the club held its annual sunday lunch at the Hundred House Great Witley Nr Worcester on Sunday 5th February it was well attended by members and friends alike all enjoying excellent food and conversation.

Ten members attended the bloodhound project talk at Worcester Rugby Football Club on Friday 17th February 2012 a project to build and run the first 1000mph car.

 

Elgar Lodge held in conjunction with the WMMC held its very popular daffodil run into the Forest Of Dean on Sunday April 1st 2012, with coffee at Dymock at 10.30am where 43 members and friends met up, then followed a pleasant drive  in great spring sunshine to aston crews for at at a local pub the weather being so good for the second year we all sat outside enjoying our food in warm sunshine and admiring views over the wye valley we all left there to visit some caves near coleford where we went down and took in views of underground lakes and rock formations, followed by a cup of tea following which some went returned home via many different roads while others retiring once again to a local to have tea. The sum of £230.00 was raised for charity.

 

On Sunday 13th May members attended the hill climb Prescott Rotary meeting where we had the opportunity to park together and for a donation to charity to take our own cars on to the hill for an untimed run up prescott hill.

On Sunday 17th May, 2012 a drive was organised by a member to Mid Wales.  Twenty one members, in ten cars met at a cheese making barn in Monkland near Leominster at 10am for a coffee and a chat before setting off at 11am for the 63 mile drive to Tregaron via the A44 Builth Wells and across 18 miles of the Drovers Way which is a single track road from the village of Beulah to Tregaron where years ago farmers would drive their cattle and sheep over the mountains and more recently the road being used for car rallies including the Welsh Rally.  The further we drove west the worse the weather became with the rain getting heavier.  All ten cars arrived at the village of Beulah all in line astern and began the 18 mile drive along the Drovers Way with the road getting narrower and more tricky to drive the further you got along it, indeed with two 1 in 4 hills on repeated "S" bends together with 3 road bridges over swollen mountain streams which form fords over the bridges.  Thoughts were made of how deep the streams would become if anyone should dare to return on this road; easy enough for the two 4x4 drivers but not so easy for the MX5s, the MGs and the very low to the ground Robin Hood.  The scenery was stunning due to the heavy rain causing the streams flowing down the mountains to be spectacular.  We all arrived at the village square in Tregaron and managed to park outside the Y Talbot Hotel where we seemed to be treated like old friends by the staff and enjoyed an excellent Sunday Roast with excellent service.  We left the Hotel at 3.15 p.m. with us all going our separate ways; two via North Wales, six via Aberaeron for a Honey Ice Cream and the remainder either via the Drovers Way or the A44 back to Worcestershire, albeit one hitching a lift on the back of an AA lorry.  It would be nice to think that this trip can be repeated next year as I would thoroughly recommend it.

The above day out raised a total of £100.00 for midlands air ambulance and a very nice certificate and letter of thanks was recieved from their chief executive.

Our annual AGM and barbecue was held at Chaddesley Corbett cricket club on Friday 7th September 2012 we brought our own food to be cooked on a barbeque and drinks were purchased from cricket club bar

 

 

Over the weekend of the 5th, 6th and 7th October, 2012 the WMMC held its first weekend away to Yorkshire which started in glorious weather just after lunch on the Friday to drive north to a hotel in Sheffield where 10 cars and their passengers arrived and the brethren going to a second degree at the White Rose Of York lodge and afterwards being joined by their wives to eat at a white table event held by our Yorkshire hosts. On Saturday morning the weather was still excellent and the cars left the hotel and were joined by the last remaining car for the drive to Masham where we were given a tour of the Black Sheep Brewery and even samples of its beer. We stayed on for lunch which was excellent before leaving at approximately 1.30 pm for a drive to Coverdale via small villages and even smaller roads and at time challanging roads to our next stop for a cuppa next to some scenic waterfalls, onwards to Hawes via the Buttertubs Pass which is one of the great driving roads full of scenery and steep drops before turning to Swaledale and on to West Witton where our nights stop was planned at the excellent boutique hotel (www.wensleydaleheifer.co.uk).  We arrived at approximately 6.30pm to unpack and savour the individual rooms of the hotel such as the whiskey room, the shooting room and the chocolate room. We met at 7.30 for pre dinner drinks and sat down at 8.00pm to enjoy excellent food, wines and company, retiring about midnight. We woke the following morning to glorious sunshine and after breakfast we met in the car park at 10.30am ready to leave and take a short drive to a carpark to take group photos of the cars, then onwards to some waterfalls at Aysgarth where we all walked to see many beautiful water falls ( photos on the Yorkshire gallery page ) then near to the water we had group photos taken before some of us departed for home, the majority of us then drove to West Burton to view a large waterfall that was in the film Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, from there to Cray and the White Lion for lunch,leaving there at 2.30pm for the drive home via motorways leaving us to savour a great driving weekend full of great company and great weather.

Roll on next years weekend away which is in its planning stage at this moment.

The cars which went on the weekend were a Nissan 200SX, Range Rover Evoke, Porsche 911 Targa 3, BMW M3, Mercedes SLK AMG 55, Saab Convertable, Bristol 411, Toyota Rav 4, MGTF, Audi A$4 Estate and a Mazda MX5

On Sunday February 10th 2013 a group of 55 members enjoyed a Sunday Lunch at the Hundred House at Great Witley the food was excellent as always and an enjoyable time had by all, the members were later told of the events which were being lined up for the next 12 months.

Sunday 21st April 2013 saw four members and wives including Worcestershires Provincial grand master elect drive to Bristol to partake in the first Bristol Masonic car rally, the meeting venue was the Royal Marriott Hotel next to the town hall on College Green, to sign in and have a bacon sandwich and a coffee, a pack was given to each navigator to help with the set route to the childrens hospice in Somerset, then the coastal route up through Clevedon, Portishead, under the old severn Bridge, then on to Thornbury and to the Four pillars Hotel near Wooten Under Edge, there were 50 cars in the rally and three motorcycles, and ranged from a twentys bentley to many fifties and sixties cars up to modern day sports cars, each car was wavied off from the Hotel by the Lord Mayor of Bristol in his finery. The weather was sunny and there was a hint of warmth for a change, the cars were alowed to drive through the grounds of the hospice which was the charity being supported on that day and some of the children came out to wave the cars through, after an excellent three course meal a raffle was held and a silent auction and £973.00 was raised for the hospice, the four members left about 4.15pm for the drive home and all thinking that we can hold a similar event in Worcestershire next year. There are some photos in the gallery of the days event, the cars, the Hotel in Bristol, the Orangery in which we ate and the Provincial Grand Master of Bristol with Worcestershire's Provincial Grand Master Elect.

On Sunday 28th April Elgar lodge in conjunction with the Worcestershire Masonic Motoring Club held its annual run down to the Forest Of Dean and this year itinerary differed this year as it was later in month weather was not the usual warm sunshine although it was dry and the daffodils where still out. We met this year for coffee at the Speech House near Coleford this years numbers were 38 of us and were all given a route for the next 60 mins of excellent driving and the way back to the Speech House for an excellent sunday lunch. From there we drove south towards Lydney and met at the Forest of Dean Steam Railway Centre, there we had a carriage bookd to us and spent the next 90 mins on the train travelling south then north and return to the steam centre and with the company of the Steam Railway Chairman  and had the chance to ask questions and had plenty of infomation given to us about the railway line. When we got back to the centre we were given the chance to look round the engine and maintenance sheds and in there are different steam locos in varying states of rebuild, we finally left there at 5.15 pm for the pleasant drive home to our varying destinations.

 

On Sunday 23rd June, 2013, 27 members, in 13 cars including our new Provincial Grand Master and his Wife took part for the second year running on the Drovers Way Scenic Run, in varying weather.  We all met at 10.00 am at  the Cheese Makers in Monkland near Leominster for a chat over a coffee and at 11.00  we departed along the A44 towards Tregaron.  Just as last year the rain started as we headed for Wales and at times was quite heavy but didnt put off any of us and one couple enjoying having the top down on their car most of the journey.  We regrouped at Beulah before starting the last 18 miles to the hotel in Tregaron, all of which were very narrow single track roads desending through seven Valleys and climbing to quite high peaks, no Fords across the roads this year and more scenery was visible, and as the 13 cars twisted their way along here through the double hairpin bends its amazing to see locals and cyclists faces as these 13 cars make there way together. We arrived at the Hotel in Tregaron ( www.ytalbot.com ) just after 1pm, had a drink and were then led through to the Hotel's new dining room and it was very plush.  Lunch followed and we all enjoyed wonderful food and great service by the hotels owners and staff.  After group photos, we departed at 3.45pm and left in different directions some driving back over the drovers run, some going direct to Aberystwyth, and a group heading to Aberaron, a small village on the coast some 15 miles south of Aberystwyth to enjoy a local speciallity a home made honey ice cream and a walk down the harbour side in quite cool and windy condtions before leaving to drive back to Worcester via Aberystwyth and the A44. All monies raised were for todays charity the West Midland AirAmbulance Charity.

On Friday the 14th September 44 members turned up in torrential rain for the annual BBQ and AGM, with the help of a tarpaulin and the cricket clubs gutter and two tall step ladders all manage to cook there food without getting wet, then holding the AGM in the clubhouse where our new provincial Grand Master was made club president.

On Friday the 4th October 2013 eight Worcestershire club members including our president and  Provincial Grand Master and his wife, and two bristol members and there wives made there way to the Queen Hotel Chester where the ten brethren went to a meeting at St Peters Lodge at the local masonic hall, while their wives were hosted by three of the lodge members wives from Chester at a local resturant, the lodge meeting was a great night an iniatation, the candidate being an excellent candidate and in the company of Cheshires Provincial Grand Master. The St Peters Lodge being so inundated with fresh candidates at the moment also presented six Grand Lodge Certificates.  We also had the company of some members of the Worcestershire Masonic Facebook Club, a very well enjoyed festive board followed with lots of noise and good food, after the meeting we all met up once again at the hotel for a drink and a chat. Saturday Morning was dry and mild and after a good breakfast we set off at 09.45 and now accompanied by three members of the St Peters Lodge inc the candidate from last night, on a planned route to have lunch at Port Meirion via the A55, Mold, Ruthin, Denbigh, Betws-y-Coed and Port Madoc, after lunch the route took us on some very demanding single track roads above Harlech with added problems from very narrow winding roads three gates to open and close dry stone walls, flocks of sheep holding us up for 20 minutes and deep potholes. Tea was taken at Ty Mawr hotel in Llanbedr before the route took us via barmouth and a wooden toll bridge to the Penmaenuchaf Hotel www.penhall.co.uk   a Luxury family owned hotel with all of its 14 rooms filled by our party the last room filled by a Worcestershire Motoring Club member, we met at 7.30 for drinks and a wonderful meal which of course was welsh lamb, the owners and staff were very accomadating and the food was exeptional in quality and presentation, more drinks and a good chat before retiring for the night. Sundays weather was still dry and mild and after breakfast we set off to Aberdovey via Abergynolwyn and then more single track roads, after coffee our last section of driving was via Machynlleth and the A470 before turning off on to a single track road which once again offered challaging driving and great scenery before we ended up at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel for lunch which was taken in the dining room offering elevated views down the lake, at 3.45pm we all departed to go our seperate ways home with the thoughts of a very special weekend with great friends and some excellent driving.

On Sunday 17th November 18 members enjoyed a drive out to Chaceley Nr Tewkesbury and all enjoyed a Sunday lunch at the Yew Tree Inn sitting right on the banks of the River Severn the log fires were lovely and warm and the food was excellent.

Sunday the 2nd of February saw the club go to the Chateau Impney for the first time for the annual Sunday Lunch, this year 74 members and friends enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a superb setting and great service a raffle was held and over £250 was raised.

 On Sunday 27th of April 2014, 89 were in attendance at the Worcestershire Masonic Motoring Club's, The Counties Scenic Run, which started with breakfast at the Pear Tree, Smite Nr Worcester, after a coffee and a briefing each crew were given a plaque for their car and instructions for a 78 mile set route or a 46 mile shorter route, at 10 o Clock the first of 50 cars and two motorbikes were waived of by Cllr Tom Noyes, Mayor of Droitwich Spa and the Fund Raising Director from St Richard's Hospice, Tricia Carvell,  and with each car following a set route taking in a coffee stop, and driving into the neighbouring counties of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire,  taking in Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb and following some of the Elgar route which included Sir Edward Elgar's Birthplace, the Church where he is buried at St Wulstan's Church, together with areas along Jubilee Drive, Malvern which are once again on that Elgar route. All returning to the Pear Tree for a three course lunch, followed by a raffle and an auction held by Philip Serrell our local antique's expert, and raising £2500.00 for St Richard's Hospice. The Provincial Grand Master and his Wife attended the day and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Cars turning out  on that day included a very early Sunbeam, a stunning Bentley Continental, a MGC, through to a Bristol, a Maserati, a Ferrari 360 and a new Ferrari 458 California. ( pictures to be uploaded to a new gallery page soon)

Over the weekend of the 2nd to the 5th of May 16 members in conjunction with the Elgar Lodge left Worcester and drove to Bruges via the channel tunnel to enjoy a weekend of driving and site seeing, taking in a lodge visit and visiting many  first world war sites, all being very apt during this year of the 100 year celebrations of the first world war, Driving home on Monday morning.

On June the 8th the club for the third year running held the popular Drovers run but with one big difference this year that the sun shone the weather stayed warm and dry and gave us the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and driving roads for the first time of holding the event in lovely weather, we met at 10.00 at a coffee house in Monkland and then eight cars and one motorbike followed a set route to Builth Wells, then Beulah to drive the 18 miles over the drovers way to Tregarron where at the Y Talbot hotel we enjoyed a wonderful lunch, after which some of returned home via the drovers way, some by the main road and eight of us visiting Aberaeron on the coast for an ice cream before returning via Aberystwyth and the A44, and only on the return suffering a very heavy rain storm.

On Tuesday the 10th of June 2014 five members of the WMMC club accompanied the Provincial Grand Master and his wife to St Richards Hospice to hand over a large cheque of £2500.00 to the hospice this amount being the grand sum from the Three Counties Drive It Day back in April, the group were then with many other individuals were given a tour of the new extension at the hospice after a reception and talk. 

On Friday September 5th 2014 The club held its annual BBQ followed by its Agm at the Chaddesley Corbett Cricket Club, the weather on this occasion was dry very different from last year members enjoyed the usual large BBQ and the AGM followed.

On Friday the 3rd October 2014 some 26 members made there way in good weather to the Pilgrim Inn in Marchwood in Hampshire for our Annual WMMC weekend, this year we stayed at the one hotel for both nights, 11, Brethren including our Provincial grand Master were picked up and taken to the Eling Manor Lodge in near by Totten and enjoyed a 3rd Degree and good festive board, while the ladies enjoyed a superb meal at the hotel and were joined by the returning brethren later that evening. After Breakfast on Saturday Morning the heavens opened and at 9.45 we left the hotel for our planned route down to Lymington and the Coast with views of the isle of Wight, then make our way to Ringwood for a tour of the Ringwood Brewery at 12.00, this was excellent and any visitor will be enthralled by the tour and guides knowledge and everyone can go to the free bar and take a souvenir glass away, a quick bite to eat and then back into the now dry new forest to Bucklers Hard where Nelson's fleet was built and a cruise down the river Beaulieu before going back to the hotel for an excellent dinner wine and good company. After breakfast on Sunday we all left for the short trip to the National Moor Museum at Beaulieu, this was excellent could of easy spent the day there looking around the museum, grounds, house, gardens and top gear world, following lunch on site we all set off on different routes back to our homes having enjoyed a wonderful weekend.

On Sunday the 30th November 2014 30 members went to the Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Nr Stourport On Severn. and enjoyed the clubs annual Christmas meal, food was traditional Christmas menu and was excellent.

On Sunday the 1st of February 76 members enjoyed our annual Sunday Lunch at the Chateau Impney,  Nr Droitwich, Worcestershire< the food and company was excellent all enjoyed the lunch and surroundings, the weather was very dry and sunny with blue skies, so some classic cars came out for the first run of the season.

On Sunday the 22nd of February eight members met at the Coventry Transport Museum, and had a look around he displays which were available, as the following day the whole museum is closing down for a short time for a 8 million makeover, what was on display was great and an insight of what we can expect on afuture visit when it is all open once again.

On Sunday April 2th 2015 nine members ventured south to join our Bristol counterparts just over the Severn bridge in wales and joined there second classic car run , we stopped for coffee in Usk, and then ventured on to Abergavenny and Monmouth before following the River Wye to a fascinating pub right on the bank for a quick drink before arriving at the Anchor at Tintern right next to the abbey. The weather was excellent warm sunshine, and a special car park was opened up for us so all the classics could park together this drew quite a crowd, he set menu was excellent and sometime after 3.30pm all then got back in their cars for the drive home via various routes and still enjoying the  excellent spring weather.

Sunday the 23rd of June 2015 saw 12 members meeting up for a new idea this time coupled with aviation we met at Wellesbourne airfield near Stratford On Avon, in Warwickshire  to watch the airfields resident Avro Vulcan perform fast taxi runs along its main runway, together with displays from including a spitfire and the worlds only flying Vulcan Bomber,  large classic car display and warm sun when out made for a good day out.

On Sunday the 16th of August 2015 24 members of the club in various cars from a 1924 Rolls Royce through to Maserati and modern classics, met at the coach & horses pub at Ganborough near Stow-On-The-Wold and enjoyed a great Sunday roast lunch, while being looked after by Jane and her staff the food was excellent, following which we left for a 53 mile drive  around the Cotswolds taking in Moreton In Marsh, Chipping Norton, Burford and Stow, with an hours stop in a packed Bourton-On-The-Water and arriving at the Ettingham Park Hotel Nr Stratford-On-Avon for a cream tea which they set up for us in the Hotels Library, All enjoyed great Time, Company and Food.

Friday the 21st of August saw the club hold its AGM slightly earlier than usual but this time in wonderful weather, 42, members attending and enjoying the BBQ, AGM and each others company.

On Friday the 2nd Of October 2015, 19 cars carrying 38 members including our Provincial Grand Master and his wife drove north in lovely Autumn sunshine for a weekend in the Lake District and we all met at the Briery Wood Hotel on Windermere, a 24 bedroom Hotel set in stunning woodland and boasting great attentive staff a very caring manage and excellent chefs, The ladies on this evening ate in the Hotel while the brethren drove 20 miles north to Keswick to attend the Derwent Water Lodge which on this evening was their business meeting, The Provincial Grand Master of Cumberland and Westmoreland was also in attendance to deliver a 50 certificate to a Past Deputy  Provincial Grand Master, and attended with his provincial team, Later a the festive board which was the local Cumberland Sausage with Mushy Peas, Mash and Onion Gravy, the Worshipful Master Presented our  Provincial Grand Master with a stunning photo of Derwent Water suitably inscribed, in turn our Provincial Grand Master presented the lodge with a bottle of Provincial Sauce ( Lea & Perrins ) and their Provincial Grand Master with a bottle of ' export strength ' Provincial Sauce in a Gold bottle, after a low drive back to the hotel due to foggy conditions all enjoyed a drink in the bar before retiring for the night. After an early breakfast and departure in misty condition's we drove to Derwent Water for a trip around the lake in a beautiful wooden ferry owned by a local lodge member in what could be described by those of us outside as bracing conditions,, this trip was provided free of charge so we held a collection and using gift aid will be able to send of over £260.00 to the Province of Cumberland & Westmoreland as a thank you which they in turn can use for their 2016 festival, after a quick coffee we made our way to the nearby Lakes Distillery where we had lunch and enjoyed a tour of the very new complex. Back in the cars and we found ourselves driving very narrow and steep roads over the Honister Pass, passing the slate mine and heading to the Borrowdale Hotel for tea, following which we headed for Troutbeck before driving the Kirkstone Pass which was again steep in places but the roads were wider and provided great driving roads, returning to the hotel at 18.30 we had time to change for dinner and enjoy a drink in the bar, Dinner that evening was wonderful, fantastic presented food served by two Australian waitresses ironic as England were playing Australia that evening in the Rugby World Cup lots of banter  was enjoyed by all, after dinner we retired to the bar for a drink and conversation. After a later breakfast on the Sunday and in dry but grey weather conditions we all left the hotel all of us waved off by the manager Roger for a short tip through Bowness to the Lakeland Motor Museum, having special parking for our group we all enjoyed a walk around the Moor Museum and  its 20,000 exhibits, on the same site was the Bluebird Exhibition and steam railway, there was time to enjoy a coffee in the on site restaurant before the return journey home all reflecting on a great weekend in the Lake District.

The club held its third Christmas Sunday Lunch on the 6th Of December 2015 and once again it was held at the Hampstall Inn, at Astley Burf, Nr Stourport On Severn this lunch proved so popular it sold out immediately and we had to introduce a waiting list, the food was excellent all enjoying a carvery and the good company. 

On Sunday the 31st of January 2016 the club held its annual Sunday lunch, this year at the Stone Manor Hotel Nr Kidderminster, 84 members and friends dined together for a very sucessful lunch, a raffle was held for the WMMC and the Chairman W Bro Charles Dodge presented the Provincial Grand Master and the clubs's President with a cheque for £150.00 towards the tricentenary fund. W Bro Adrian Davis then announced the exciting programme for the next 12 months events.

Club members are busy organising events for this year in particular driving routes, and places to visit on its days out especially the up and coming Three Counties Drive It Day in April, and the Weekend away in October to Pembrokeshire.

Sunday the 24th of April saw the Worcestershire Masonic Motoring Club hold its second bi-annual Three Counties Scenic Run this year all in aid of the  Help for Heroes Charity, attended by the clubs President and the Provnce's Provincial Grand Master Robert Vaughan together with club member and the Provincial Grand Master of Warwickshire David Macey, with blue sky and the sun shining 80 members and friends turned up at Worcester Masonic Hall for  breakfast and to be given their pack containing a plaque for the car and the route map which took them on a 78 mile journey through Abberley and on to Clee Hill, Ludlow, leominster, Bromyard before returning to the Masonic Hall for a talk by the local Help For Heroes Co-ordinator Iam Baldry before all enjoying a three course luncheon. Following the lunch was an Auction of 19 items including a Maserati for the weekend a flying lesson and a blast in four supercars by local auctioneer Philip Serrell, followed by a raffle with all proceeds including generous donations from two companies amounting to over £2575.00 to the Help For Heroes Charity, all enjoying the day with some great company dry weather and a look around some beautiful cars. The club ould like to thank Jewsons Limited, 1st Fittings plumbers merchants and Worcester Tile Centre for their help on this day.

On Sunday the 24th of July 2016, the club held its second Cotswold Run with 44 members attending this was a great success, the members met between Evesham and Broadway and drove for a hour through some beautiful Cotswold villages before having a wonderful lunch at the Pheasant Inn at Toddington before walking next door to the GWR steam railway for a trip to Cheltenham Race Course before turning around and returning to the Pheasant for an afternoon cream tea, the weather was dry and sunny and all enjoyed the day.

On Friday the 19th of August at the Chaddersley Corbett Cricket Club the WMMC Club held its annual BBQ and AGM the weather was very wam and sunny.

Over the weekend of the 7th to the 9th of October the WMMC Club held its annual weekend away and this year it was based in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.  33 members made their way from a drizzly Worcester, Chester, Solihull and Bristol to meet up at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel in Narberth where the weather was warmer, dry and sunny and this weather stayed with us all weekend, in fact getting warmer as the weekend went on.  The Hotel gave us a very warm welcome which continued all weekend, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who were all very pleasant and always cheerful.  17 brethren made their way to the nearby lodge rooms at 17.45pm, whilst the 16 ladies were joined by3 Narberth lodge member's wives and all ate at the Hotel.  The brethren visited the Narberth Lodge 2001 who were joined by the Worshipful Deputy Provincial Grand Master of West Wales and a Grand Officer who was an ex Lombard Rally driver back in the eighties ( still Racing ) . The lodge performed a first degree on the night and afterwards all enjoyed a wonderful festive board, before walking back to the hotel for a drink in the bar and some sleep. After breakfast on the Saturday we were joined by 2 Narberth lodge members in a very late Jaguar E type V12 and all set off on a route to Pembroke Castle, where the guide Howard made our visit even more memorable with his knowledge and comedy - all enjoyed a superb look around the castle.  We then proceeded to a visit to the Country's smallest City, St. Davids and its magnificent Cathedral where we enjoyed another very knowledgable guided tour, before getting back in the cars for a drive over the Preseli Mountains and our final stop of the day at the Cwm Deri Vineyards, wine, gin, brandy and liquours were available to taste with local cheese, this visit went down very nicely as did the tastings before the short hop back to the hotel for a freshen up, drinks at the bar and a three course meal in the Hotel's function rooms, before another very welcome sleep. After breakfast the Club members drove to the nearby walled town of Tenby and a visit to the new RNLI station to look at the lifeboat and a very poingnant tribute to the Sir Galahad which sank off the Falklands in the conflict there. Time for a quick coffee before driving along the coastline through Sandersfoot, Wiseman's Bridge, Amroth, and  Pendine Sands before parking up at Laugharne for a visit to the Castle and the Boat House used by Dylan Thomas.  Lunch was enjoyed on the terrace at the Boat House in very warm sunshine before returning to the cars and making our way back home - each member having their own special memories of a wonderful weekend.

On Sunday the 4th of December 2016 the club held its annual Chritmas lunch at the Hampstall Inn at Astley Burf great food and Company at this pub on the banks of the River Severn.

On Sunday the 29th of January 2017 the club held its annual Luncheon at the St Andrews House Hotel Droitwich 57 members enjoyed the company and good food.

On Sunday the 23rd of April 2017 the club held a mini drive it day as our counterparts in Bristol unfortunatley didnt hold there's this year the members met at the Royal Oak in Broadwas On Teme near Worcester for lunch followed by a drive through three counties in lovely warm weather and enjoying tea at the Burford Garden Centre near Tenbury Wells. Taking part were a very rare Jowett and a 1928 Bentley 3 Litre.

On Sunday the 14th of May 2017, 18 members met for coffee near leominster before driving to Builth Wells and enjoying a wonderful lunch in a stunning hotel on the banks of the Wye, before all driving to Tregaron over the stunning Drovers way, the weather was lovely and scenary even better, most of the cars then travelled on to Aberaron on the Welsh coast to taste a local Honey Ice Cream, before using the A44 to drive back to Worcestershire all enjoying good company, weather and food.

On Sunday the 23rd of October 2017, 17 members met at the Pheasant Inn at Toddington for the annual cotswold run all enjoyed lunch before driving off towards Stow, Burford, Lechlade, Cirencester, and Stroud before ending up at the Rococo Gardens in Painswick to enjoy tea, before travelling home, the weather just about managing to stay dry by a few mins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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