Meriden Branch Report October 2018


Hello from sunny frosty Meriden.


It seemed that no one was prepared to lead the ride into Staffordshire so I stepped in at the eleventh hour to lead nine of us to John Youngs' open day. Five others from the branch were already there, so a good turnout. What a great charity event with plenty of food to nourish us whilst admiring his collection of mostly triples. His pulse jet outfit was fired up for our amusement as were his Sahara outfit and the buggy which is his intended Sahara transport for next year. All triple powered of course. Many thanks to John and Sonia for their hospitality, hopefully plenty of money was raised.


Staffordshire again! No one to lead the Sunday Klondyke run but Steve M who works Sundays decided to go on the Saturday and said we all missed a great show of steam engines, vehicles, and the cafe of course.


While several members joined the local VMCC Jim Fellows run, Steve & Mary, Shirley and myself ventured east to Skegness for the three day Trifest. We had the luxury of a heated caravan for a change. Saturday we enjoyed a fast ride out to the new International Bomber Command Centre memorial which is on Canwick Hill overlooking Lincoln. Very interesting and informative.


Sunday was the train trip to a tour of the Batemans Brewery at Wainfleet where we sampled the ales and learnt about the brewing process.


Lastly, a warm welcome to new member Michael Cuthbertson.


Ian

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