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3 Members of the Club Committee, namely Chairman Grahame Calvin, Secretary Jim Bennett, accompanied by Bob Sanderson, attended a presentation of cheques to The Workington Air Training Squadron No. 2199 at their base in Victoria Road Workington.
The Club presented a cheque for £250.00 to the Cadets to go towards purchasing sports kit and training equipment.
During the evening the cadets gave demonstrations of various tasks and drill, also two cadets gave a presentation on their three day Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, in Lancashire.
Cheques for £1150.00 were also presented by the local Freemasons.
Committee members enjoyed homemade cakes and refreshments.
Wednesday 20th February 2019.
65 members and guests convened in the Church Hall at Low Moresby. Noticeably absent were several long term members. Maybe it was the weather or maybe old age, either way they were sadly missing.
As usual the 2019 club-night commenced at 7-30 with the presentation of cheques to the various National and local Charity Groups nominated by the club.
Since the first rally in 1980 the club has now donated £55,183-28p to charity. The total to Cancer Research U.K is now £30,523-00 and to local charities £24,660-28p. I have no idea were the 28p comes from.
Not bad a club who’s first few events were organised in a 50p notebook from Woolie’s.
Certificate is in recognition of the clubs efforts since Rally began 37 Years ago.
Mrs Betty Hayton presenting Leah Mitchell Cancer Research Lead Senior Fundraising Manager who travelled specially from Leeds to collect a cheque for £750.00. Accompanied by Mr George Parker local Cancer Research representative.
Ted the Tractor Trundler aka Vice – Chairman Ted Biggins presenting cheque for £265.00 to Mr V Meadows from St Bees Lifeboat.
Man of few words Trevor Johnstone presenting Colin Mc Bride representative for Distington Old Folks with a cheque for £150.00,
Representatives receiving cheque’s from the committee members in 2019.
The meeting followed the usual format with the club chairman opening welcoming everyone. The minutes of the last AGM in 2018 were read and accepted.
Reports on the clubs activities were given by the Chairman, Secretary Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Rally Organser.
The club committee were all re-elected to serve for 2019 .
The evening drew to a close with the drawing of the raffle and large portions of the usual homemade Pie & Peas being served.
Details of confirmed Club-nights to be held in Moresby Village Hall in 2019.
All Club-nights start at 8-00. Raffle and Drinks available. Finish at 9.30 ish.
Summer & Autumn Club Nights 2019.
September 16th. Ladies Night. (Cumbrian Dialect) By Tommy Coulthard & Friends, everyone welcome.
October 16th. The New West Cumbria Water Project By Luke Johnston.
November 29th. (Friday) Note change of date. Local tractor runs and shows.
January 15th 2020. My Holiday Trip to New Foundland. by Dr Andrew Butler.
February 19th 2020. Annual General Meeting. Presentation of Charity Cheques, Pie & Pea Supper & Renewal of Subs for 2020.
W.C.V.C. 2019 Outdoor Events.
Saturday 31st & Sunday 1st September. Cumberland Trunk Run. Starts at Keswick 9.30am. Vintage & Classic Commercial Vehicles Road Run Around Cumbria. Details from G Calvin Club Chairman.
20th November. Christmas Social Whitehaven Golf Club. Roast Dinner & Music by Dennis Westmorland.
December 26th Teds Tractor Trundle, 10.00 am for leaving St Bees Car Park 11. 00 am.
Details of all above events from Jim Bennett or email the website.
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Here are details of the Outdoor Events that the club is currently aware of.
Details are correct as of 09/08/2019
Cumberland Trunk Run. Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September. Leaving Keswick at 9.30am. Classic and Vintage Vehicle Road Run Around Cumbria. Details from Graham Calvin or Website.
Christmas Social Wednesday 20th November at Whitehaven Golf Club. Roast Dinner and Music by Dennis Westmorland.
Further Details available from Jim or email the website
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A Very HOT 38th Annual Rally – 7th July 2019.
West Cumbria Vintage Club 38th annual rally took place on 7th July 2019. The was held at Hayescastle Farm at Distington. The weather was exceptionally hot, warm and dry there were over 400 entrants from as far away as Kent, Ayrshire, West Yorkshire, attracting about 5,000 visitors. As well as all manner of vehicles, there were over 60 trade stands, 18 charities, marquees with models and collections, local crafts, and refreshments. Added to this was a Pipe Band , also a very fine mobile bar did a good trade as did the ice cream vans, a gymkhana and a fun fair all of which kept everyone entertained. Activities commenced in the Auction Filed t 10-45 with a sale of tools, equipment, vehicle spares, machinery etc.
Battle of the Cases. Will it start or wont it. It did evntually
To encourage young people to attend there is now a Quad Bike Driving Agility Competition, held in the early morning competitors coming from local Young Farmers Clubs.
Throughout the day there were many spectators in attendance enjoying the exhibits and stalls.
The day drew to a close with the Prize giving and drawing of the annual club raffle.
Thanks go to all that helped to set up the event, stewards in the car park and on the field, and especially to those who helped clear the field and return in to a fit state for animals.
Now that the dust has settled its time to start planning the 2020 rally which will be on Sunday 5th 2020. Same place, same time.
Teds 25th Boxing Day Tractor Trundle
Awaiting the off First pit stop at Marion Reids
Most Original Tractor Cup Greg Close with his David Brown.
Best Tractor Cup G Newton with his Massey Ferguson 35.
Best Other or Commercial G Hoey with his Morris Traveller.
The number of participants was 40 tractors of various ages and 10 others including cars, commercials & motor cars.