The weather forecast has worsened since yesterday with a 50% chance of rain from 8:30 am throughout the day so I won't be leading the run to Sculptures in the Park. Sorry about this but pushing Ann round a park in the wheelchair in the rain is no fun, and pretty impossible on grass.
The forecast in West Bretton (where the event is held) is a bad one (see BBC Chart below. If the bad forecast continues or worsens I will not being going to the event. If anyone wants to go check if anyone else has turned up at the Tickled Trout at 8:45 and then make your own way to the event . The address is West Bretton and the Post code is WF4 4LG.
I will make my final decision tomorrow (Saturday) evening and post on here.
Christmas Lunch Sunday 15th December.
I have booked the lunch at the Italian Orchard for 1pm and meet up for drinks from 12:30. There is a £10 pp deposit required so please bring your cash to next club meeting on the 10th October. You don't have to pre order your menu choices, but if you could let me know at the club meeting it would help the Chef.
Election of R.O.and Deputy R.O.
Both positions are elected every year and if there are any “volunteers” who would like to stand for either position please let Heath know by the 20th of September. Heath is willing to stand as R.O. for another year and Dave Welton is willing to act as the Deputy R.O. This in no way procludes applications from other people should they wish to stand for either position. Both Heath and I would welcome some new blood with fresh ideas to take the Blackpool Region forward.
I have volunteered to take over the running of the TVR Blackpool Region Website as well as administering the Blackpool Region F.B. Pages . Hopefully they will then carry the same information.
We propose to return to the “Italian Orchard” on Sunday the 15thof December, as this is no too early in the month and not too near Christmas. Suggest we meet for drinks at 12:30 with the meal at 13:00. The Lunch menu costs £19.90 pp and a copy of the menu is shown below.
Please let Heath or myself know if you are coming and how many places you require.
The TVR Club season final event is “Sculptural Manoeuvres in the Park Sunday the 22nd SeptemberThe Sculpture Park is easily accessible from junction 38 of the M1 motorway.
It all starts from 10.00am. Simply pay on entry for parking, £7 per car.
In addition to the usual range of sculpture and art, there will be a special exhibition of work by Damien Hirst at the time we are visiting. https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/damien-hirst
Here are a few other things which may be of interest: In addition to the TVR Club Van, we have traders to help you:
We intend to meetup at the Tickled Trout in Preston at 8:45 am and leave at 9:0 am. The address is West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
Travel time from Wrea Green is 94 minutes and the milage is 79 miles
Illuminations run on Sunday 13th October.
More details will be posted soon
UK HOTCARS BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS CONVOY 2nd November· Hosted by UK Hotcarsand The Dip Monkey Garage
CONVOY WILL BE MEETING AT OCEAN PLAZA MCDONALDS 1800hrs... to be leaving shortly after and convoy through to Blackpool.
More plans will be put in place for a final meeting point once we’ve passed through the illuminations, maybe a chip shop or plan a half hour in the arcades and grab a stick of rock kind of thing ? will update nearer the time once plans are made... in mean time open to suggestions...
CONVOY ETIQUETTE ? right guys many of you will have convoyed with us before so will know how it works! We will have several cars with radios from front to back. We will make sure everyone knows what the radio cars are and god forbid we get split up you will know which car to stay with. To prevent the convoy being broken up, try and stick together, we keep to the speed limits, and for example in traffic hot spots where there is more than one lane... use both lanes, stand much better chance at getting to short rows through the traffic lights than one big row... little bit of common sense and stick together ?