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Red Rose Bulletin - November 2018

Red Rose Bulletin - November 2018


Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting and Quiz - 11th November

Why not come and join us for what is now a Red Rose institution hosted as always by the one and only David Rhodes. This is not your average pub quiz I can assure you! This is a very popular event so arrive early to stake your place

Red Rose Cock at Budworth meeting /Christmas Lunch - 9th December

This year we will be having a two course Christmas lunch at The Cock @ Budworth. We have had very positive feedback regarding the food over the last few months and places are filling up fast so if you are planning on attending we need to know prior to Sunday 2nd December as only members who have reserved a place will be guaranteed a lunch. The cost is £10 per person with the remainder being subsidised by the club.


There is a definite feel of autumn in the air as I type this bulletin, the nights are drawing in and the shops are filled with advent calendars! Christmas isn't far away and it's time to think about what to get the TR owner in your life.

Red Rose members have been keeping busy attending all things car related. The TR's at The Manchester Classic Car show looked very impressive and new members Linda and Peter Stringer were exhibiting their TR 5 on the TSSC stand next door.

High Legh Garden Centre hosted a festival of Transport and it was nice to see Laurie Wardle there is his TR2 representing Red Rose.

October 1st was The North Wales Walled Towns Run, a first for us and I would highly recommend it. The event is extremely well organised with a good range of cars. It is a very popular event though so if you would like to go next year I would advise booking early as places are limited. Information is usually posted via their facebook page.

Our Autumn Leaves Run on 7th October was a big success with 16 cars meeting up at Blakemere craft centre for a run to RAF Cosford. Quite a few members took advantage of the all you can eat buffet breakfast before we set off. It was a beautiful sunny day if a little on the chilly side and the run took us along some lovely roads with amazing views.

The museum itself is very impressive and well worth a visit if you haven't been. It is free to get in and you could easily spend over half a day there. We finished up the day with a run back to The Alvenley Arms for a meal.

The October meeting was to have been proceeded by a meet up at Alderford Lake with a run back to the pub, but due to the adverse weather conditions we had to cancel. We hope to attend one of the meetings next year though.

The meeting was well attended by lots of our regular members and some of our newer ones made a return visit! Nice to see we didn't scare them off! We also had two new members Bob and Trevor. A warm welcome to them both and we look forward to seeing them again soon.

Our group leader Jonathan Smith updated us on various TR happenings including what had been going on via the forum and the dates for the International Weekend which is going to be held at Stratford Racecourse 16th- 18th August. Fingers crossed this will be well attended and the venue will meet with everyone's approval.

There was much excitement about our inaugural Christmas lunch at The Cock @ Budworth with everyone choosing their meals. I just hope you have all made a note of what you are supposed to be eating!

TR Register AGM – VOTING

Some of you may or may not aware that over the last few months there has been a considerable amount of activity at board level within the TR Register, with Paul Hogan standing down as Chairman and Alan Westbury taking up the temporary role until the AGM on 25th November. This combined with the temporary suspension of a Vale of White Horse member and various postings on the forum (some good and some bad) will inevitably result in a change to the management structure of the register.

As group leader of Red Rose I consider my role is to provide an environment where all TR Register members can enjoy their cars, as well as developing a social group based on friendship and mutual interest and also to promote the marquee. This is something that the TR Register and its members have been doing successfully for almost 50 years and with the support of its members it will be able to continue fulfilling this role.

Hopefully you will all have received your copy of the latest TR Action which includes proxy voting forms and details of how to register your vote on line, together with a number of interesting articles from our former and current chairman plus prospective candidates.

Family remembers who have paid the new increased family member rate are now also eligible to vote at the AGM and the procedure is the same as the designated member.

I would urge you all to read the articles in the latest TR Action and to register to vote prior to the forthcoming AGM.


2019 should see the return of the bi-annual Red Rose Weekend. Historically we have had strong support from regional groups however the number of Red Rose members attending the event has been diminishing over the last few years. We have been actively seeking feedback from Red Rose members over the last few months to determine if they are interested in continuing with and supporting the event. So far we have had no feed back or offers of support in hosting the event. We have been approached by the Pinewood Hotel but they only have limited dates available. We will be discussing this at the November meeting but given the lack of interest it is looking very unlikely that the event will take place next year. However if there is anyone who would like to assist with hosting it or if anyone has a suggestion for an alternative event then please email us at

TR Register and Red Rose Website

If you haven't already done so all members are recommended to log into the members section of the Register Website and sign up to receive email updates. It is an excellent way to be kept up to date of all the latest news and events posted direct to your computer.

Anyone who isn't sure how to register click on the link below for Phil Moss's excellent guide on what to do:

Phil has also been busy setting up a member's car section on the web site which was something that was requested at this year's AGM and events meeting. Go to the TR Register Red Rose website for details of how to enter you cars details and photos or E-mail the following to Phil Moss (Red Rose Group Web Editor) at

- Member(s) name(s)
- Car make/model and year of registration
- Year owned since
- Good quality photo of owner(s) with car
- It is not mandatory but if you want to add supporting information that you think will be of interest please send this also (for example: other cars owned now/previously, countries visited in your car, interesting story about your car etc.)
- Should you have more than one car, multiple photos and associated details can be included

We will also have a hard copy of member's cars available at monthly meetings

Red Rose Facebook Group

Thank you to those who have been contributing to the Red Rose Facebook page over the summer we have had quite a few new members join the group recently and they along with all our Facebook members will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the year. If you haven't joined yet why not do so and you could be a winner.

Upcoming Events


  • 9,10,11 November – Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show NEC Birmingham (TR Register)
  • 11 November – Antrobus meeting / Quiz


  • 9 December – Cock at Budworth meeting / Christmas Lunch - pre booking required for Christmas lunch email Jonathan and Caroline at prior to Sunday 2nd December at the latest to reserve your place

Red Rose is changing and growing and there are lots of events planned each year to suit all of our members so why not take advantage of the opportunities the group offers and come along and join us at one of our meetings or events. All members are welcome.

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