The Coventry Group was started back in 1980 by Dave and Margaret Gleed and Dave and Maria Lewis. A discussion over a beer a few months earlier was the catalyst for it all. (A younger version of Dave and Margaret is shown in the picture below !! This was taken at the Town & Country Festival in 1982, and neither they, or the car, has aged at all).
The 2 Dave's (and of course Margaret and Maria) had long considered trying to get a group of like minded TR people all together in Coventry, and it finally happened when Margaret set a meeting date, a venue (The Standard Triumph Club) and put an advert in the local paper. They reckoned on about 15 to 20 people turning up, so booked a small room. When over 80 people arrived, the whole gathering quickly relocated to a larger room !
Dave Gleed took the responsibility of being Group Leader, (as Dave Lewis was still spending a lot of time at sea) and the rest is history as they say. Dave L finally ended his seafaring in 1990, and became Group Leader in 1994.
We meet on the last Thursday of every month, in the Grey Lady Suite, upstairs at the Old Mill Inn, Baginton near Coventry.