Social Scene Report - TR Action Issue 307
TR Action 307
Publication date: 16th July 2018
Strange times. We are now in early June and the weather is oscillating between torrential showers, then 30 seconds later grey clouds and cold, then 30 seconds later baking hot. All in patent contradiction of anything the Met Office is predicting.
However as you would expect for the onset of summer, the Derbyshire Dales Group have been pretty busy over the past few weeks. The Slosses, fairly new to our Group (we have borrowed them from the Trent mob) organised their first run through North Nottinghamshire with ten cars in glorious sunshine, stopping off at the Robin Hood at Ravenshead (surprised that they didn't call in on TR Enterprises!) before pressing on to the Full Moon at Morton for an excellent lunch. The first run of many, we hope, Peter & Maggie!
The next big event for our group was, of course, the Derbyshire Dales Weekend. On the Friday the weather did not look too accommodating - I was driving my TR wearing my flying jacket it was so cold - but Saturday quickly brightened to a lovely sunny day. 22 cars set off for a run through the White and Dark Peak Districts, stopping for coffee at the Royal Oak nr Earl Sterndale, finishing with a very good buffet lunch at the Ladybower Inn.
The evening dinner at Alison House also went well, the room being full to capacity with visitors from at least six other TRR Groups and with those present being brain-teased by yet another of Dave & Gwen's quizzes. This was the last of our Derbyshire Dales Weekends based at Alison House, and they 'did us proud'.
Sunny Sunday saw 14 cars on the 42 mile tour to Midland Railway Centre. This combined a museum, narrow gauge railway and a standard gauge railway linking to the main line. Plenty of choice for those wanting to take a ride. Of special note is that Ian Walker had arranged tours through the Royal Carriage and the workshops, both not normally open to the public. Special thanks for a superb weekend, therefore, go to Dave Worne and Gwen Salvin as the primary organisers along with Dave and Linda Smith, and Ian Walker for the Sunday.
Meanwhile Group memebers have been travelling far and wide. A couple of cars attended the Gordon Bennett Rally in Ireland, a couple more cars attended the German International meeting, another has gone to the Le Mans 24 Hour, two cars are off to the TR Tours of the Spanish Pyrenees and there will be several more at the Le Mans Classic. Not to mention numerous visits to other TR Register's Groups weekend events.
Meanwhile Alan Jones has created a new tab on the Derbyshire Dales Webpages covering major restoration projects undertaken by members of our group. These entries will be updated three or four times annually, and are worth a look-see for the lists of suppliers and contacts, if not for the impressive accounts of each.
However, to close on the subject of 'strange', some while back I read that Head & Shoulders shampoo was good at getting rid of old oil stains from paved driveways, so I thought I would give it a go. Sure enough, it works. Not sure what the neighbours thought, tho'!
Wednesday 11th July
-Club night and BBQ, run by Darren Salmon & helpers at The Amber Hotel, Oakerthorpe, nr Alfreton. Start 7.00pm.
Sunday 29th July
– Club run organized by Jim Tully, following on from his run of last year and taking us 'to the other end' where the Rivers Manifold and Dove meet the Trent.
Wednesday 8th August
-Club night and Bring and Buy Sale (weather permitting) in the car park of The Amber Hotel, Oakerthorpe, nr Alfreton. Start 7.30pm.
Sunday 9th September
-Club Run organized by John Browett and Peter Callender
Early Notice: Next Year's Derbyshire Dales Peak Weekend will take place over the 7th to 9th June 2019 based at the Palace Hotel, Buxton. Plenty of rooms and plenty of spaces. Make a note for your diaries!
For a more comprehensive schedule of events please refer to the Derbyshire Dales Webpages