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Morris Minor Club Hampshire - Joyful June

VIEW FROM THE CHAIR

Fareham Borough Council Parking and Enforcement Services have again agreed to reserve parking spaces for our Moggies at Saltern’s Car Park for our BBQ on 18 June – what a splendid bunch they are.  I’m not sure that anyone has ever written that about Parking and Enforcement Services before? 

ROAD RUN – 21 MAY – THE HAMPSHIRE BOWMAN

We had a good turnout for our first road run of the year.  Stephen P designated Bishops Waltham as our start point

Six saloons, 2 travellers, a convertible, an Austin A30, a Fiat Abarth and Charmaine’s Florist delivery van converged.  It seemed that Kelly & Paul J had just completed deliveries from their florists shop in Southsea and had come straight to the event.

Although the Hampshire Bowman pub is actually not very far from the start point, Stephen devised an imaginative and scenic route entirely from the OS map and Google Street view.  We had a bit of everything, from picturesque villages to narrow winding country roads.

To everyone’s surprise the large convoy of 12 vehicles was able to keep together for the one-hour drive.  On arrival at the pub, Ann & Ian B sought assistance to get their headlights working – they had been on sidelights during the latter part of the road run.  Regrettably, despite the Club’s best efforts we were unable to fix them, which meant that Ann & Ian had to leave early, whilst there was still sufficient daylight remaining for them to get home safely.

The Hampshire Bowman is a classic car friendly pub with a Landrover and VW Golf GTi owned by the pub, but even so, the car park seemed remarkably full for a Tuesday evening. It was only when 20 odd members of the Club squeezed into the back bar that we realised why.  It was a practise night for the local shanty band – who were noisy, enthusiastic and fun.  That made for a very entertaining evening, although sometimes a little difficult to hear the conversation.

CLASSIC CARS ON THE QUAY - CHRISTCHURCH - MAY 12th

On a bright and sunny morning, Mike & Sue H, set of for Christchurch Quay in Mike's black 1954 Morris Minor. They arrived about 11am and parked up on the grass, not forgetting to place their drip tray under the car. There were a fair number of cars on the quay, but it was not a record-breaking event. Much to Mike's surprise they were the only Split screen Minor present.


There were two other branch members at the event, Nick and Marjorie S and John & Nikki K.


COFFEE MORNING - 29th of MAY- HASKINS GARDEN CENTRE WEST END

Ann & Ian B, organised the first of our Wednesday coffee mornings for 2024.

The Garden centre reserved two tables for us so nobody had to crawl under the table to order drinks or get to the loo. Although Haskins wouldn't allocate designated parking for us, some members managed to find each other and park together

Eighteen members attended.


Why not come along to the next coffee morning to join in the fun?


DORSET MMOC MOGGYFEST 2024 - MAY 18/19th

Mike & Sue attended on an overcast and cool day. They parked Sue's green MM, March 1953, along the drive with all the other Moggies. Although the autojumble had not opened when they arrived, their exhibitor armbands entitled them to early entry ahead of the public. They did see John W having purchased two five litre cans of engine oil, not for his Moggie, but his Austin 7.

Dorset MMOC were celebrating 70 years of the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) and the Traveller, so there were quite a few of each present.

LCVs



Travellers


Sue's splendid Series II won best in class.






WORD CHALLENGE FOR MAY

Hidden in each of these sentences is a make of car. Can you find them?

·        Please check that you delete any spam or risk your emails being hacked.

·        The boy had been so ill with flu he had been in bed for days.

·        The new café sold a wide range of food for lunch including paninis, sandwiches and rolls.

·        Unfortunately, we have all seen how online commerce destroys our local high streets.

·        A lad’s night out on a pub crawl with his mates lacks the decorum of a lady’s afternoon tea.

·        It can be exhausting when all the grandchildren descend on you for Easter.

·        What are we going to have for dinner this evening?

·        The house at number 19 went on the market last week for a very good price.

·        Much to his disgust, our dog, Buddy, has to frequently have a bath on days like these.

·        The Italian maFIA Tried hard to cover up hundreds of crimes they’d committed with limited success.

ANSWERS TO WORD CHALLGENGE FOR MAY.

Did you find the different makes of car hidden in these sentences? Eagle-eyed quizzers will have spotted that one had been identified for you. 

·        Please check that you delete any spaM OR RISk your emails being hacked.

·        The boy had been so ill with flu he had been in BED FOR Days.

·        The new café sold a wide range of food for lunch paniNIS, SANdwiches and rolls.

·        Unfortunately, we have all seen how online comMERCE DEStroys our local high streets.

·        A lad’s night out on a pub crawl with his maTES LAcks the decorum of a lady’s afternoon tea.

·        It can be exhAUSTINg when all the grandchildren descend on you for Easter

·        What are we going to have FOR Dinner this evening?

·        The houSE AT number 19 went on the market last week.

·        Much to his disgust, our dog, Buddy has to frequently have a batH ON DAys like these.

·         The Italian maFIA Tried hard to cover up hundreds of crimes they’d committed with limited success.                                           Mandy J


JUNE's WORD CHALLENGE

Name the car parts that share their name with items of clothing or human body parts.

1)    cylinder   - - - -            2) - - - - well                 3)      - - - - - -

4)  brake      - - - -             5) - - - -  seat               6)     sun  - - - - -

7)  gear        - - - - -          8)   radiator   - - -         9)   grease     - - - - - -    

10)   - - - -  brake              11)   - - - - lid               12) seat     - - - -

 

Mandy J.

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