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TR Action Issue 304 - Red Rose Newsletter

TR Action Issue 304 - Red Rose Newsletter

Hello from all at Red Rose,

There is definitely a feeling of spring in the air at last and with the promise of warmer days to come there is certainly a lot to look forward to.

Firstly some news regarding The Antrobus Arms as I am sure most of you are aware the pub is closed at present due to refurbishment.

The new landlord Martin has been in touch and assured us that he is happy for us to continue holding our monthly meetings there.

He is hoping to be open again in April and we have secured a temporary venue at the Hazel Pear Inn, Action Bridge so keep an eye on the Facebook page and website for updates.

Our first meeting of the year was also the AGM and we had quite a turn out! Standing room only!

Proceedings got underway with Bob Eccles officially stepping down as our group leader and to thank him for all he has done for Red Rose over the years he was presented with an engraved tankard and a framed photo of his TR6. Bob will now be able to focus more on his role as a regional director but he is still very much involved with the club and has agreed to help on the events committee.

Jonathan Smith is now the new group leader and Tim Davies is his deputy. All other committee roles remain the same and I would like to thank everyone for agreeing to continue for another year. Your hard work and commitment to the club is much appreciated.

The Red Rose Cup was presented to Phil Moss for his work on the website. If you haven't been on the clubs website recently it's well worth a look. Bob received The Mike Connery Plate for his Coast to Coast weekend, and Bob then presented flowers to me, Carole Biddulph and Ann Thorp for our various services to the club throughout the year.

Along with the usual raffle we had the much anticipated Facebook draw! Everyone who joined the Facebook page last year was entered and the winner was Anita Rolfe. There was a choice of gift voucher, Marks and Spencer's or Moss. Anita has chosen the Marks voucher. We will be doing the same again this year so it's worth joining. It's also a great place to get information on upcoming events.

Red Rose is changing and growing as a club and with this in mind we gave everyone at the AGM a questionnaire so we can get some feedback and ideas about what people do or indeed do not want to do as a club. If you have any thoughts or ideas about events you would like Red Rose to be involved with why not drop us an email.

Our March meeting will also include the photograph competition. This proved very popular last year and it's not too late to send us in a picture of your TR. Please provide details of when and where the photo was taken along with a suitable caption. Email your photos to ( photos will be displayed on the day and everyone will get the chance to vote for their favourite.

The first big event on the calendar is Drive It Day on April 22nd. This year we are planning a run to visit The Tramway Village and Museum in Crich. It's a great venue with lots to see and a choice of places to get refreshments. Further details for the day are available on the website and on The Red Rose Facebook page. The museum itself has also promoted our visit by putting some of our club photo's on their website. Email for details

Tatton Park Car Show 2nd / 3rd June 2018

Don't forget bookings for June Tatton Park show need to be confirm by 22 April – See event flyer and Red Rose website for details or email for a booking form.


18 March – Red Rose meeting Hazel Pear Inn, Acton Bridge - Photograph Competition

8 April – Antrobus meeting – Post meeting run

22 April – Red Rose Drive it day - Crich National Tramway Village for details

King of the Castle - Michael Biddulph winter testing in his TR

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