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Paulerspury Flyer October 2010

RREC Paulerspury Section


2011 EVENTS and DIARY DATES Events with dates are confirmed and you should contact the organiser directly in order to be included. Other listed events are happening but the exact dates and venues have yet to be confirmed by the organiser. Look out for more information in the January edition of Paulerspury People. 16th January Hertfordshire Pub Lunch - The Wicked Lady at Wheathampstead Organisers: Robert Kennedy 20th February Buckinghamshire Pub Lunch - The Old Beams, Milton Keynes Organiser: Mia Murray March Weekday - Mid March Bentley Drivers Club Organiser: Adrian Denham 20th March Northamptonshire Pub Lunch Dunkleys, Northampton Organiser: Val Yates

17th - 19th June Annual Rally - Rockingham Castle 26th June Driving Day and Picnic Organiser: Adrian Denham 17th July Visit to Ely Cathedral Organiser: Peter Nightingale August Paulerspury Section - Annual Picnic Annual Picnic Organiser: TBC September September Weekend

17th April St George’s Day Run Organisers: Alan and Margaret Fuller

October Autumn Road Run

22nd - 27th May Trip to Northumberland Organisers: Kathy and Mike Martin

November Bedfordshire Pub Lunch Organiser: Chris Ball

Harwich Festival 24/25th July 16 Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars visited the Old Town of Harwich for the Annual Sea Festival. On the 24th we raised money for the RNLI by showing our cars and taking the public on short trips around Harwich and Dovercourt. The total raised during the day for the Harwich Lifeboats was ÂŁ1,462. The cars were also on display on the 2

I say Nightingale, get this yellow thing off my head and park the Bentley would you?

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Sunday, 25th for the Sea Festival. The weather was beautiful and a great time was had by all. Chris Ball

Failing to proceed or running away? EitherMitchells way helpPhantom was at hand Geoff I, having failed to proceed

Mmm, perhaps next time a visit to the RAC rather than the RNLI might be a better idea! Ed.

Visit to Maskell’s Car Museum and Boiler Works - 4 July 2010 Michael and Carol Maskell very kindly invited the section to visit their Workshop and Boiler Works situated in the village of Wilstead near Bedford to view their collection of cars, lorries, tractors and steam engines in a newly built museum soon to open to the public. Very generously, they also provided barbecued food with light refreshments and drinks.

Just two of the many superb vehicles on display

Fourteen cars turned up at the Museum where members were treated to the sight of many model T Fords in near perfect condition, antique tractors and wonderful steam and traction vehicles. Many of us took the opportunity to be driven round the site by a miniature Foden steam tractor pulling a trailer, getting covered in soot from the chimney stack in the process! The Maskell’s asked that a donation is made to the Primrose Cancer Unit at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and I was very pleased to send them a cheque for £155. We all had a great day and thanks to Michael and Carol for inviting us.

Foden Steam LorrySteam Lorry A beautiful Foden

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Paulerspury Section Annual General Meeting 2010 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Paulerspury Section of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club will be held on Sunday 12th December 2010 in the Mitchell Hall at Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL at 11.00 am to consider the following: 1.

Confirm the minutes of the last AGM held on 13th December 2009.

2.

Receive reports from the Chairman and the Secretary.

3.

Receive the financial report from the Treasurer.

4.

Elect a committee for 2011

5.

Raise any other business.

A full agenda will be issued to all attendees upon arrival. Copies of the section accounts will be provided at the meeting but Paulerspury Section members are invited to request a copy prior to the meeting by contacting the Treasurer. The section year end is 31st October and copies will be available from mid November. Section members are entitled to propose any motion for discussion at the AGM. The proposal should be seconded by another section member and forwarded in writing to the Secretary before the 1st December 2010. Each section member is entitled to a vote at the AGM. Any section member unable to attend may appoint a proxy to vote on his/her behalf in respect of each agenda item. Please contact the Secretary for further details.

Paulerspury Section Accounts The Paulerspury Section Committee wish to make the section accounts as public as possible and access to them made to all section members prior to the AGM. The section accounts will be available around mid November, soon after the year end of the 31st October. We would urge you to register your interest in 4

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receiving a copy of the accounts by completing the booking form enclosed with this copy of the Flyer. All copies will be emailed where possible so please give your email address if you use one. Alternatively you can send me an email to register your request (kathryn.martin@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk) Any questions or queries on the accounts can be directed to the Treasurer either prior to the AGM (preferably) or at the meeting.

A Midlife Crisis Recently I spotted a Chelsea Workshop advert in the RREC Advertiser for an Arnage Green Label, which looked rather splendid. The internet showed pictures of the sumptuous interior with the so-useful picnic tables, and even more importantly to the middle-aged, details of rear parking sensors (for the car). My excited yelps drew Wendy in to the computer room, where she was instantly enamoured. She pointed at the parking sensors and squeaked ‘Go fer it’. Knowing Wendy’s weaknesses, I had already lifted the phone and begun speaking to the equable Peter Eatenton in Chelsea. He offered a reasonable sum for the Brooklands and accepted a (returnable) deposit. Realising that driving into the centre of London could be somewhat hazardous, I asked Steven Murray whether he might drive us there. Bert in his newly acquired Arnage Green Label

He immediately offered to do so, and we soon arrived unscathed. After a (highly recommended) cup of tea, a suave general factotum took us for a test drive, handing over to me when traffic thinned, as Steven and Wendy luxuriated in the back. A deal was struck, and after prising Steven off a nice blue Bentley in the showroom which he was considering adding to his collection, he drove us home in the Brooklands, the sybaritic palliative arriving the next day. Two occasions have arisen to use the picnic tables (the first one on the drive), and I haven’t backed in to a wall. What more could anyone wish for? Bert Gladwin Paulerspury Flyer - October 2010

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RNLI Reindeer Run - Sunday 28 November Woburn Abbey On Sunday, 28 November from 10:30 am at Woburn we have three members of the section running in the Reindeer Run to raise money for the RNLI. As you know this is Chris Ball’s charity, so if you would like to come along and raise money for them, you will be very welcome. You will also be supporting our runners, Carole Gunn and Geoff and Val Mitchell. For further information check out the Reindeer Run website: http://www.rnli.org.uk/how_to_support_us/events/reindeer-run/ The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

A Message from The Editor Welcome to the new look Flyer, I can’t believe it is three months since Paulerspury People was published and we are just around the corner from Christmas. Ordinarily the flyer will be sponsored by an advertiser on the outside back cover but on this occasion the space has been donated to the RREC Chairman's Draw. Thank you all for your contributions to Paulerspury People, without your submissions we would have no content. Do keep them coming in preferably by email but I am happy to accept copy in any form to ensure it is included, so don’t worry if you don’t like computers, just pop it in the post. My address is in the list of contacts opposite. As well as reporting on events, don’t forget to tell us about anything else you think may be of interest, whether it is about your car or just a story you think others might like to read. I have learned that this section is very keen on humour, so if you know something that might tickle us, send it in. Barry

Not a Lot of People Know That Extracted from a Rolls-Royce advertisement in The Autocar, 20th April 1907, a private owner writes: “ I may say my car is a perfect dream. It is so reliable that I have done away with my carriages and horses.” 6

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Section Contacts Chairman

Chris Ball (Linda) 01525 860880 chairman@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk chris.ball@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

Treasurer

01234 714092 kathryn.martin@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk treasurer@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

Secretary

Robert Kennedy (Jill) The Knoll 14 Harpenden Road, St Albans, Herts., AL3 5AD 01727 858833 (Home & Fax) robert.kennedy@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

Committee Members

Mia Murray (Steven) Tattenhoe Hall Farm Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes, MK4 3AA 01908 504606 (Home & Fax) 01908 600687 (Work) 07956 074859 (Mobile) mia.murray@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk secretary@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk David Davis (Diana) 01462 674347 david.davis@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk Ray Hillier (Karen) 01234 714268 (Work) sales@hillierhill.com ray.hillier@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk Val Yates (Danny) 01234 708513 val.yates@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

Events Coordinator

Janet Dolan (Steve) 191 Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth Hertfordshire, WD3 3LL 01923 778207 (Home & Fax) 07841 989608 (Mobile) janet.dolan@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk events@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

Newsletter Editor

Barry Gallafent (Ruth) 222b Wolverton Road, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5AB Office: 0844 504 9500 Home: 01908 216804 Mobile: 07785 398271 editor@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

Website Coordinator

01926 812347 adrian.denham@rrecpaulerspury.org.uk

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