About Lea Valley
Group Leader: Pierre Miles
See "how to find us" section for regular meeting details...
... but to save you searching, here they are:
Third Sunday of the month, at 12.00, at
The Cock Inn, 23 High Street, Broom, Biggleswade SG18 9NA (Tel: 01767 314 411).
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Contact: Pierre Miles, Tel: 01438 880 460, email: email@example.com
Meanwhile, a brief history (although we are one of the TR Register's oldest local groups):
Lea Valley Group was founded as a result of 3 new members arriving at the Herts local group meeting at The Comet Hotel, Hatfield and finding themselves alone in the bar. Following an immediate deputation and discussion with the TR Register President, the Herts Group was relaunched as the Lea Valley Group and an inaugural meeting held at the Station Hotel, Knebworth, Hertfordshire on 4th January, 1973, attended by 33 members from Herts, Beds and surrounding areas.
Meetings continued to be held at the Station Hotel for several years before moving to various locations within the area, currently being held at The Cock Inn, Broom.
The group has been extremely fortunate in having had unusual continuity of leadership, with only six Group Leaders since its formation. The founder and first Group Leader was Paul Howell followed by Ian White, Eddie Holden, Phil Titchner, Jon Marshall (who is also the TR4/4A Registrar), Julian Hensman and currently Pierre Miles. There are approximately 220 TR Register members within our area, of whom about 10% regularly attend our events throughout the year.
Lea Valley has always been a very active group, organising many shows and marque days and winning several awards for best stand at major shows. Several overseas trips have been organised and we have participated in a number of TR international events in Europe. Every month, we have Sunday lunchtime meetings and during the summer, we have additional evening meetings. Obviously, the cars are an important element of the meetings but some are of a purely social nature and are often combined with other local groups.
The standard of cars within the group is high, with a number of concours class wins at TR international events, but we welcome members and cars of all standards and are happy to advise and help with maintenance and restoration projects.
The LVG newsletter 'TRunnion' is produced 6 times a year and should give you a good idea of the benefits of local group membership, including:
- Chance to meet other TR enthusiasts
- Attend shows with the Group
- Share help and advice on TR matters
- Driving and social events
In addition to the regular newsletter, interim updates are emailed to members, posted on the website and in the TR Group Notice Board area of the TR Register Forum. We have also moved into the 21st century and established our own page on Facebook.
We hope to see you, with or without your car, at a local meeting or event soon - do come along, join in and get involved. We would welcome any suggestions for future activities - visits to events, places of interest and race meetings (possibly with group runs), quizzes, barbecues, overseas trips, etc.
If you are in our area why not come and meet us? Let's try to ensure that LVG remains in good health as we move towards our 50th birthday.
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