Shropshire Group's Social report for TR Action 313
Shropshire Group's Report for TR Action 313
Our last Social Report started with the announcement that our Club Night venue was
moving from The Aston at Newport to The Horseshoe Inn at Uckington. Wrong! When we
visited the Horseshoe a few days before our Group AGM we found it closed! Fortunately
The Wild Pig in Shrewsbury saved our bacon. We have now found a new permanent home
at the Fox & Hounds in Shawbury and initial feedback from members has been very
favourable. It does mean that we will be changing our Club Night, with effect from18th
June, to the 3 rd Tuesday of the month. April's and May's Club Nights will be on Wednesdays
the 10 th and the 8 th respectively.
The Group AGM was held at The Wild Pig, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday 13 th February.
There were 37 attendees along with TR Register Directors Bob Eccles and Paul Tunnadine.
Roger Critchley and David Somerville were re-elected as Joint Group Leaders and Stuart
Heaton was re-elected as Group Treasurer. Minutes of the meeting can be found on our
Twenty-four cars met in Craven Arms for our Snowdrop Run on the17th February.
Our run took us around the bye ways of South Shropshire. The 13 th Century Church of St
Michael and All Angels in Stanton Long held a coffee morning for us. From there we went,
by a circuitous route, to admire the snowdrops at Millichope Park in Corvedale. After the
run, lunch was taken at The Ragleth Inn in Little Stretton. Many thanks to Gordon and
Sheena Grant for organising this very enjoyable event.
March's Club Night was our first at the Fox & Hounds which, as mention above, will
now be our new home. There was an excellent turnout of members and we took the
opportunity to wish Graham Goodwin a Happy 80 th Birthday.
Our March Hare Run took place on Sunday 24 th March; the date having been moved
from the 31 st due to Mother's Day. Twenty-three cars set out from Shrewsbury but by the
time we reached The Ponderosa Café, on the Horseshoe Pass, this number had swelled to
twenty-nine. The route to Llangollen more or less stuck to the "old" A5, using the "new"
Trunk Road as little as possible. On the first sunny Sunday of Spring, Llangollen was
gridlocked and it took us over 40 minutes to drive through the town and up the Horseshoe
Pass. Maybe next time we do this run we should do it mid-week – and at night! (Now
there's a thought!). After driving through Ellesmere a few cars left the group and 34 people
sat down to an excellent lunch at The Burlton Inn.
For our calendar of events please see the Group's website at www.tr-