Enjoying MG Newsletters
Our Monthly Reviews as posted in Enjoying MG
Newsletter November 2020
Here we are at the end of the season. Now we are told that the new restrictions that are coming in, may last for another six months, which will bring us up to March 2021, the start of the new season!
Fingers crossed, we will be able to have some runs and meets in 2021.
Some of our members managed a week away in Norfolk in a beautiful house surrounded by fields and great dog walks. Of course, Ellie our mascot was included.
The house was near Kings Lynn, so plenty to see and do and not too far from the Broads. The weather was very kind to us so a few dipping of the toes in the sea was appreciated.
Obviously, with all the COVID-19 problems, we have not been able to organise any Christmas get togethers or charity events. Hopefully we will be able to do extra events for our charity, The Essex Air Ambulance next year.
We were sad that the Weald and Downham Picnic arranged by Chichester MGOC was cancelled but obviously, its very difficult to arrange due to restrictions.
Well, not much more to report this time. Stay well and stay safe.
Newsletter September 2020
I hope you are keeping safe and well. As I am writing this on the 31st July and the news has just come from Boris that he is changing the restrictions on tasing lockdown, we were hoping to attend a couple of runs this month which looked like they might be going ahead. Not sure if these will happen now. We will have to wait and see.
We have noted that Knebworth Classic Car Show may be going ahead, so we have logged our interest but we're not quite sure how we would be able to observe social distancing. Hopefully, there may be some shows and runs that we can go on in late September and October. Fingers crossed!
Carry On Enjoying MGs
We, as a Club, have really missed getting out and about in our cars this season, as I am sure many of the other clubs have too.
We have been keeping in touch with our members via email and WhatsApp and have arranged our AGM zia Zoom. We also keep our members up to date with what is going on via our website.
Not much more to say this month. Stay alert, stay safe and take care.
Newsletter August 2020
Well it seems we are slowly coming out of the lockdown, and hopefully we may still be able to get some runs in during September and October. Fingers crossed.
We were having a discussion the other day and had checked on our list of events we could have been attending since March and it totalled 30! Surprising really. Some of our members are still waiting to hear if they can still go camping in Yorkshire in August, even though the Northern
National has been cancelled, but to date there's no reply. If the lockdown is eased even more by the end of July/August, we may be able to arrange a couple of our own runs, obviously social distancing and with a picnic theme.
We were due to be holding our AGM in August and we are working towards holding this zia Zoom. It takes a lot of organising among our members but hopefully we can achieve it.
Nothing else to report at the moment. Stay safe and stay well.
Newsletter July 2020
How are you all doing? Climbing the walls yet? Hopefully not!
The news seems to be getting a bit better regarding coming out of lockdown, so maybe by September we will be able to get a couple of runs in. We have managed a few virtual runs out in the country, to Cammas Hall Fruit Farm where the strawberries were lovely, and to Stansted Airport.
We are hoping that we might still be able to go to Yorkshire in August even though the Northern National at Harrogate has been cancelled. Some of the members have booked to camp there so hopefully the camp site will be open and we can still have a tour of Yorkshire with the MG's.
As we cannot hold our monthly meetings at the moment, we will be emailing all our members an update of what is happening with the Club. This has been arranged via our website so we have to say a big thank you to Tony our tech guy for all his hard work in arranging and setting this up for our members.
For those members who do not have email, a hard copy will be sent though the post.
Well not much more to report. Keep safe and alert!
Newsletter June 2020
I hope everyone is keeping safe and staying at home during this very difficult time, We have been doing some virtual car runs through YouTube which included a lovely run to Chatham historic dockyard on Easter Sunday.
The weather was beautiful for it and we had a great day going around the various exhibits. We had a very nice review from the dockyard itself, thanking us for having done the virtual tour which means it wasn't a total washout.
Because there is so much uncertainty at the moment regarding runs and social events, we don't have a lot to update everyone with. We are keeping a close eye on various events that we should have been attending, but at the moment they are either cancelled or postponed.
Stay safe and hopefully it will not be too long before we can get out and about again in our beloved MG's.
Newsletter March 2020
There's not an awful lot to report this month. We haven't started the season and the MG is still tucked up in the garage.
Some member will have been to the MG and Triumph spares day at Stoneleigh on 9th February to see if there was anything they desperately needed for their cars.
We have compiled our list of events for the new season and will have distributed them at our February meeting. We have quite a few new venues so hopefully we will get a good turnout with these, as well as the old favourites.
Summer Memories 2019
Please have a look at our web site to see which runs and events we are holding for the new season.
I will update everyone on any events or runs in the next issue.
Newsletter February 2020
Hope you all had a good New Year with not too many sore heads. Well, not much to report this month, as the MG's are resting, getting ready for the new Season.
On 8th December, we went to Ingatestone Christmas market, which is near Brentwood. It was only a small market, but there was lots to different types of stalls there, ranging from home-made Christmas baubles, hand-carved wooden toys, hand-knitted things etc.
It was a cold, wet and miserable day but it didn't deter us from having a good walk and a look around.
After the market, we had booked a meal at a local pub in Mountnessing. The food was excellent and very reasonable in price and they made us feel very welcome; definitely another pub to visit in the future.
We are holding a meeting in early January to finalise our runs and events for the new season. I will update everyone on these in the next issue of Enjoying MG.
Thats all for now!
Newsletter December 2019
Just to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope you get everything you wish for.
Here is an update of what we did in October:
On 20th October, some of our members went to the Battlesbridge breakfast meet, which is just a general get-together for people to show off and enjoy each others classic cars. They all enjoyed tea and bacon rolls.
On 26th October, we held our fundraising event in aid of Essex Air Ambulance where we had a great turnout of members, a fish and chip supper, a tombola stall and we played bingo.
This was a great evening and enjoyed so much that we have been asked to repeat it in February 2020; watch this space!
We managed to raise over £200 for the charity and would like to thank everyone who took part, donated prizes and joined in the fun.
November events are as follows:-
On 10th November, some of our members are going to the NEC for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. We will give feedback on this in the next issue.
On 30th November, we will be holding our annual Christmas dinner and dance at Ye Olde Plough House, Bulphan. We will be enjoying a three-course meal and our entertainment will be a Tom Jones tribute act, which promises to be fun. We will put photos of this on our website in December.
Thats all for now, Happy Christmas from all the Mid Essex MGOC and safe driving!
Newsletter September 2019
Well here we are at the end of another great Season, where have all the weeks gone?
Anyway, we had a great September, so here is an update:-
1st September, we attended a new show for us at Brightlingsea, this was in aid of the local scout group. It was very well organised and we had a really lovely walk along Brightlingsea too. Hopefully another date for next year also.
8th September, some of our Members went to Aylesford Priory in Kent, we hadn't been there for a few years, lots of cars and plenty to see and do. Also some of our Members went to Walton on The Naze, they enjoyed a great weather and a good car show.
15th September, The Club went to Colchester Castle to the classic car show in aid of Headway, again a very good day with a great turnout of cars.
22nd September, was the Warren Classic and Supercar Show at the Warren Golf Club near Maldon, this was a really good show with lots of super cars and top of the range cars. Although the weather forecast was not good, there were only a few spots of rain, so nothing to dampen our spirits.
29th September, we should have gone to Weald Park Classic Car Show in Brentwood but, unfortunately we had to cancel due to heavy rain and gales.
We are now busy planning our winter events, the first being a fund raising night in aid of the Essex Air Ambulance who, we have chosen as our charity for the year. We are also looking at having some runs out on a Sunday providing the weather is kind to us!
We have already booked our Christmas Dinner and Dance which we will be attending on the 30th November.
Will keep you all updated.
Newsletter August 2019
Well, where has the Summer gone? Only another month and its the end of the Season! Time certainly flies when your driving an MG.
Anyway here is an update of what we have been doing in August.
4th August, some of our Members attended the Northern National in Harrogate, this was a great show, so many MG's to look and admire. Some of us made it a weeks holiday in beautiful Yorkshire, we were very lucky with the weather and didn't get blown away or washed away; which was lucky considering that we were camping!! Definitely one for next year again.
11th August, saw us have a good turnout at a new sow in Canvey Island, Essex. It has changed venue to the leisure centre, so more room and no hassle with the traffic. This was the first year the show has been held there and they are hoping it will be bigger and better next year.
18th August, we had a great day out at the Biggin Hill Air and Classic Car Show in Kent. When we arrived the sun was shining, then the heavens opened and it poured and we all thought that the air show would be cancelled! However, by 1pm, the sun was out again and the air show was fantastic, again another one for next year!
25th August, some of our Members went to the Little Clacton Classic Car Show although, this is a small show, it was well attended.
Our Christmas this year is at The Old Plough House in Bulphan Essex, this year is a Tom Jones tribute night plus a 3 course meal, we haven't been to this venue before but, it has some really good write ups.
We have a full programme for September with 5 events. Updates on these next time.
Newsletter July 2019
Well at last the sun has come out, hopefully we will have good weather for the rest of the season!!
Here is an update of the runs and events we have done in June:-
2nd June, we went to a new for us at Stanford le Hope, in aid of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, this was quite a good show with lots of classics, commercials and bikes. We were pleased to announce that Colin, one of our members won Best Car In Show. CONGRATULATIONS COLIN!
9th June, saw us attending another new show for us at, Cammas Hall Fruit Farm near Hatfield Heath, we had been asked by them to put on an exhibition of our MG's. We were made to feel very welcome, and had lots of interest shown in our cars, there is lots to see and do, including pick your own fruit, so its well worth a visit.
16th June, we attended the Chelmsford Motofest, this was in conjunction with Fathers Day, again a very big show with lots of muscle cars and classics with, lots going on in the arena. We did have a couple of downpours during the day but, this didn't dampen our spirits.
23rd June, the Club went to Hatfield Heath Festival, lots to see and do, including a young man who built his own push bike and converted into a jet bike, apparently able to reach 70mph!!!
30th June we ventured to the other side of the water to Wrotham 40th Steam and Transport Show, this is a very big show with lots of classics, commercials and steam engines, some of them were huge! Many auto jumble stalls for lots of bits and pieces.
Well, that's all for now! We will update you on Julys events next time.
Newsletter May 2019
Well the Season has finally started! Hopefully we will have good weather for most of it.
Our first run of the Season was to Chatham Maritime Museum for their Festival of Transport, we had 23 cars attend this event and we had beautiful sunny weather. The Steam Punks that were in the Museum Hall caused a great deal of interest and hilarity amongst our group, there was, as always lots to see and do there.
One small disappointment for some of the ladies, was that there was no "Call The Midwife" Tour this year although, it had officially started at the beginning of April, it was decided that their was too much going on, they would not hold it over the Easter weekend.
We would like to welcome 2 new members to our group, Paul and Maureen, who thoroughly enjoyed their first outing with us.
28th April, saw 12 cars for our own "Drive It Day", we had a nice run through the countryside to get to Maldon, where we enjoyed a nice pub lunch. Unfortunately the weather was not that brilliant, so not many hoods down but, all in all a good day.
5th May, we have 15 cars going to Weald Country Fayre and Classic Car Show, we attended this event last year and it was a really good show, with loads to see and do.
We are now looking forward to the rest of the season with lots of runs and events planned.
Will update everyone on future events in the next issue of Enjoying MG. Don't forget to look at our photos from various events on the events albums section on the website.
Newsletter April 2019
Well as I am writing this report at the end of March, we are eagerly awaiting the start of the season.
Our first run will be Chatham Dockyard for the Festival of Transport. This is one of the Club's favourites and this year we will be exhibiting 23 cars, just keeping fingers crossed for good weather.
We will be holding our Club Meeting on 1st April, to decide which charity we will be supporting this year and we will update everyone in the next issue of Enjoying MG .
We have chosen the MG event in Harrogate in August as part of our Club holiday and a few of our Members will be camping up there for a few days before and after the event. NO IT WILL NOT BE LIKE CARRY ON CAMPING!!
Unfortunately we have decided that we will not be hosting the Abridge Motorfest this year in conjunction with the Abridge Village Carnival at which we used to raise money for our chosen charity , due to circumstances beyond our control.
However, we are looking at holding various other fundraising events throughout the year for this years charities.
The list for our forthcoming events are now available for all to see on our website, together with photos of all our previous events, so please goto our event albums to view them at any time.
You can also contact us by email at if you have any questions or queries regarding the Club or any events.
Guess thats all for now, except to wish every happy MG'ing for the new Season.
Newsletter March 2019
Well, the Season has finally started! Hopefully the good weather we are having will continue!
We have been very busy sorting out all our runs and social events for this Season and, we have filled up every weekend upto October.
We have found quite a few new shows which, we have not attended before as well as some of our old favourites.
At our meeting in April, we will decide which charity we will be supporting this year and will update everyone about this in the next issue.
You can keep upto date with all our events by going to the events section on the website and, if you have any questions you would like about the club you can email us.
Our first run of the Season will be Chatham Dockyards on Easter Sunday, this is always a good turn out for us and this year we have 23 cars going! Hopefully the weather will stay fine for us. Not much more to report on this time but will keep everyone updated on Chatham and various other events in the future editions of Enjoying MG.
Newsletter February 2019
Hope you are all recovered from the New Year's day hangovers!
Am writing this at the end of January 2019 and yes once again the snow is here! The club have been amassing a lot of runs and events for the forthcoming Season and, it seems we will be attending quite a few new and different events.
Obviously nothing much has happened in January, as not many Members want to bring out their MG's out in the cold and wet.
A couple of our Members are in Australia at the moment and they have been enjoying the hospitality of the Sydney MG Club. They went out for an afternoon run for fish and chips down by the river. There was a good turnout of cars and everyone made them feel really welcome.
Well, think that's about all for now.
Newsletter January 2019
Hope you all had a good New Year and not too many sore heads.
Well not a lot to report this month, apart from our Christmas Dinner at the Cliffs Pavillion, Southend-on-Sea which, was held on the 14th December. We had 33 Members attend and a good time was had by all. The meal and The Jersey Boys entertainment were good and, the staff who served us were excellent.
They even joined in the banter between our tables, all in all a great night, lots of laughs and dancing. Please look at the event albums page for photos of this event.
We are busy at the moment planning for this seasons runs and social events so, will update everyone on these as and when we have more details.
We are looking forward to the start of the Season in April and our first run will probably be to Chatham Dockyards but, will let you all know about this when we have more details.
Well, that's all for the moment! Keep well through the winter months.
Newsletter December 2018
Well we hope that you all had a good Christmas and would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Just a quick update:-
17th November, we attended a 60's night at Budworth Hall in Ongar. We had fish & chips and a raffle. The entertainment was very good and, from the first song till the last, got everyone up dancing. A brilliant evening enjoyed by everyone who attended!
25th November, saw 24 of our Members go to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market. This was the first time we had attended this market and it was excellent.
There were over three hundred stalls selling Christmas stuff, food, Gluhwein and hot chocolate. It was cold and cloudy but, it stayed dry for us.
Please take a look at the photos of both these events in our event albums section.
14th December, will see our Members going to The Cliffs Pavillion in Southend on Sea, where we will be having a three course meal followed by, The Jersey Boys and then a disco. It promises to be a great night.
Will update everyone on Cliffs Pavillion in the next issue of Enjoying MG.
We have already started planning our runs for 2019 and these will be updated each month on our events page on our website. We have been invited already to attend some classic car shows for 2019, so will keep everyone updated on these in the future.
We have not decided as yet where we will be going on our New Year Run, this depends totally on the weather! Well no more to report this time.
Newsletter November 2018
Firstly we are writing this in November for the December issue. May we wish all MGer's a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Even though the season has now finished we are still doing some shows and events. Here is an update of what we have been doing in October:-
14th October, we attended the last show of the season at Stanford le Hope, this was in aid of mens health, weather was cold and grey but we still managed to have a good time, especially those who went on the zip wire.
21st October, we had a lovely afternoon tea at Tiptree Tea Rooms and Museum. The weather was glorious so, we had our hoods down, very unusual for October!
27th October, we held our fundraising night in aid of GOSH. It was an 80's theme, so we had an 80's quiz, buffet and live entertainment by Georgie a fantastic drag queen, who sang 80's songs and got us all up dancing.
He donated his fee to GOSH, so a big thank you! goes to him and to all the MG Members who worked so hard to make this night successful, The 80's fancy dress was fantastic (see event albums for photos).
25th November will see some of our Members go to the Christmas market at Bury St Edmunds, this is the first time we have been to this market, so will update everyone on this in the next edition.
Finally our Club Christmas Dinner will be at The Cliffs Pavillion Westcliffe on Sea. Three course meal, Jersey Boys show and disco. This is on the 14th December, looks like it will be a good night. Thats all for now!
Newsletter October 2018
Well, we are nearly at the end of the Season, how time flies when your enjoying yourself!
Once again, we have had a busy September, so here is an update of the events.
2nd September, we had an amazing turnout of 18 cars at Capel Manor Classic Car Show, one of our favourite shows. Colin, one of our Members was upgraded to a special area to show his beautiful 1953 MG TC. We have to pay to speak to him now!!!
9th September, we enjoyed a lovely sunny day at Walton on Naze, we had a lovely walk along the pier and, enjoyed sitting in the late afternoon sun, This show seems to be getting bigger each year again, one of our favourites!
16th September, saw us in the lovely surrounding of Colchester Castle, this show was held in aid of Headway, the brain injury charity. Lots to see and do there, again a very good show.
23rd September, we were due to attend the Classic and Supercar show at The Warren Golf Club, unfortunately it poured down with rain, so we had to call it off! Hopefully the sun will shine on us for next year.
30th September, we will be at the Battlesbridge Motorbilia show, this is our last but one show of the Season,
However, we do have some events for October.
14th October, Classic Car Show at Stanford le Hope, this is a first for us, so will update everyone in the next issue.
21st October, we will be going for afternoon tea at Tiptree and having a look around the museum as well as enjoying the tea.
27th October, we will be holding our fundraiser for Great Ormond Street, it will be an 80's themed night with an 80's buffet, a quiz and some fantastic live entertainment, contact Brian for details.
Newsletter September 2018
Well firstly, an update on our AGM which was held on the 6th August at The Top Oak Pub, Stapleford Abbotts.
At the meeting Vic Smart, who was our Chairperson, decided to stand down along with Colin Smith who was our Treasurer. A Members vote was taken and our new Chairperson is Brian Applegate and our new Treasurer is Graham Ash. We the Members would like to extend our grateful thanks to Vic and Colin for all their hard work over the past four years, we hope they can now enjoy the Club, without all the work!
Update on events in August:-
6th August we attended Festival Of Wheels at Trinity Park, Ipswich. This was a great show and a first for us, another one foe next years diary possibly.
12th August, saw us at Saffron Walden, Essex. This was a great little show with lots to see and do.
19th August, was Battlesbridge Custom and Culture Show again, a first for us and an excellent show.
26th August, was the Harlow Country Show, together with their Carnival unfortunately, it poured with rain for most of the day, so a bit damp!
We have a full list for September and will update everyone on these events next time.
Regards from Brian, Graham and the new committee.
Newsletter August 2018
Well once again we had a very busy July, the weather has been absolutely perfect for MG'ing although, a little too hot sometimes!!
Here is an update of what we have been upto:-
1st July, we ventured into Kent to go to the Darling Buds of May Classic Car Show, this was a first for us and, it was a really excellent show. Very well organised with lots to see and do, probably on our list for a second visit.
8th July, saw us at the Orsett Showground, this also had lots to see and do including, live music and dancing. The weather was gorgeous.
14th July, saw some of our Members went to the Writtle Family Fun Day nr Chelmsford, the cars were greatly admired especially, by some of the children who, were allowed to have photographs taken in some of the cars.
22nd July, we attended Wings and Wheels at Damyns Hall, this show was in aid of MIND, it started four years ago and has grown bigger and bigger each year. Its definitely worth a visit if, you haven't been before.
29th July (the ONLY wet day in weeks!), we were at Ingatestone Hall in Essex. It rained most of the day but, it didn't dampen our spirits however, we did have a minor mishap towards the end of the show, when we had a sudden gush of wind (mini hurricane!) which, lifted our gazebos off the ground and knocked over tables and chairs etc. It was bit like a scene from the Wizard Of Oz when, the wicked witch appeared!
We will be holding our AGM on Monday 6th August 2018, so will update everyone on this next time.
Keep on enjoying the sunny weather, looks like its here for a few more weeks!
Newsletter July 2018
How are we all coping in the heat? Great for hoods down! Well once again, we have had a very busy June.
Here is an update on what we have been upto:-
10th June, we attended Quex Park in Kent. This was a new show for us and, it was excellent! Absolutely loads of things to do and see including a museum and beautiful gardens. There was also a large outdoor screen showing The Italian Job and Herbie Rides Again so, if you didnt want to look at cars there was something else to do.
17th June, we held our own show at Abridge, we had an excellent turn out of cars, bikes, commercials and Americans. Although the day started off quite dull and drizzly, it soon cleared up and we had sunshine. We also had a tombola stall run by our great team of ladies, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. We managed to raise the magnificent sum of £400.00.
SO A BIG THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED , ATTACHED RAFFLE TICKETS, SET OUT THE STALL AND DID THE SELLING.
24th June, we went to Little Waltham Classic Car Show nr Chelmsford, this was in aid of Fairleigh Hospice. We were given wristbands so that we could visit any of all of the gardens in the village, which they had opened to the public. Some of the gardens were amazing and definately had the wow factor. All in all a great day!
Once again we have a busy July, here are some of the events that we will be attending;-
1st July - Darling Buds Of May
8th July - Orsett Classic and Vintage Show
18th July - Whitstable
22nd July - Wings and Wheels at Damyns Hall
We also havebooked our Christmas party booked which, this year will be at The Cliffs Pavillion
More Updates to come soon.
Newsletter June 2018
Thought the Summer had come at last but no, thunderstorms and heavy rain!! However, we have had a very busy May so, here is an update of what we have been upto:-
6th May, we attended Weald Park Country Fair in Essex. This was a very large event with lots of exhibits, stalls, animals and even a circus. The weather was great and as we were the only classic cars there (others were there on the Bank Holiday Monday) we attracted quiet alot of attention. All in all a good day.
11-14th May, some of our Members attended the Jersey Weekender hosted by the Boston MG Club, those who attended had a great time, especially at the fancy dress, the theme was on Carry On. Our Members decided on a different theme and made cardboard MG's with Carry On MG'ing written on them. They also had T-Shirts printed with the same logo and, to top it all, had masks of the Carry On characters.
13th May, some of our Members attended the Classic Car Show at Battlesbridge, one of our favourites in our events calender. Also on the 13th some of our Members went to a new show for us, called Classics At The Villa in Radlett, Hertfordshire, this was in aid of the Alzhiemers Association.
20th May, saw some of our Members at the Auto Show at Stanborough Park again, in Hertfordshire. This was in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation, again a good day,
27th May, we had a most glorious day at the East Anglian Railway Museum, the sun shone constantly and we had a great time on train and bus rides.
So as you can see we were not idle in May. We have another busy month in June which, includes our own show in Abridge Essex, please see the events section on here (under Our Own Show) for details.
Newsletter May 2018
Welcome to our May Newsletter. Hopefully Spring is finally here, apart from the rain and the cold!
Here is an update of what we did in April plus, forthcoming dates for May.
1st of April, we attended Chatham Dockyard for their Transport Show. Once again, it was a good show with lots to see and do Although, some of our ladies were dissapointed that there was no Call The Midwife Tour this year! Apparently they are filming a new series in the summer so, the tours will start then.
The Steam Punk Show was interesting to say the least!! Some of our ladies decided that a ride on the carousel would be fun, it caused great laughter, when they had trouble getting on and off the rides because of short legs!!
7th April, some of our Members went to Detling Heritage Transport Show, near Maidstone Kent, This was a very large show with lots of classic cars, bikes and commercial vehicles, Some of our Members took advantage of the free bus rides around the site which, was a very large area. All in all a good day, this was a new event for us,
22nd April, we did our own Drive It Day to Flatford Mill, Counstable Country and where he painted the Haywain. We had a great run through some really pretty villages. There was lots to see and do there including, a nice boat ride along the river Stour, We also enjoyed a nice lunch there in the Bridge Cafe.
Dates for your diary for May 2018
6th May, Duxford Spring Car Show - cost of entry is £10 per person but, this includes entry to all the museums and other areas.
7th May, Bank Holiday Monday - Royston Historic Vehicle Show, Herts.
11th/14th May, Jersey Weekender - some of our Members will be attending this event and, report back on this in the next newsletter.
13th May, Classics At The Villa, Radlett, Herts - cost £7.50 per vehicle. This is a new show for us and in aid of Dementia Care.
20th May, Auto Show at Stanborough Park in aid of Make A Wish Foundation - we are only allowed to take 10 cars to this event and, we have 5 cars booked already. So if you want to go, contact Brian on 07831 374248 asap. This is a free event with a bucket donation if you wish.
26th May, Deal Classic Car Show - Deal, Kent.
27th May, East Anglian Railway Museum, nr Colchester - we went to this show last year for the very first time and had a really good time, lots to see and do.
DON'T FORGET THAT OUR OWN SHOW AT ABRIDGE IS ON 17th JUNE 2018. TO DATE, WE HAVE OVER 100 CARS BOOKED FOR THIS EVENT, SO IF YOU WANT TO COME, EMAIL US SO WE CAN BOOK YOU IN.
Newsletter May 2018
Welcome to our April Newsletter. We don't have alot to report as obviously we have not had many runs or events happening over the past couple of months.
So here is an update of what we have been doing. Some of our members went to Stoneleigh Spares Day, there didn't appear to be many stalls as there normally are! Maybe because of the weather, as it was a bitterly cold day. It started to snow when our Members left.
Later on in the month we had a cream tea run to Finchingfield, we had 28 Members attend and, the cream tea was excellent!
At the time of writing, we are getting all the cars upto standard for our first outing of the season which, is to Chatham Dockyard; so we are keeping our fingers crossed that we don't get any snow!
The following week, although om a Saturday, we have Detling Railway. This is not one we have been to before, so we will update everyone on how it went in our next issue.
We are continuing to get requests to be put on the list for our Abridge Show which, is on the 17th June, so if your interested just give us an email to secure your place.
That's about all for now.
Newsletter April 2018
Hope you all had a good New Year and not too many sore heads. Not much to report this month, as obviously we don't have many runs during the winter period.
However we have arranged an afternoon tea for the end of February at Bosworth's Tea Rooms in Finchingfield. This is a lovely part of Essex, a chocolate box village.
We have been to Bosworth's before and enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea. I am sure that this time will be no different. Our meeting in January just updated everyone on what we had discussed at the December meeting. Further plans for some different runs this year plus more social events to raise money for our charities.
Our own show at Abridge this year will be on the 17th June, again it will be a Sunday, costs for this years entry will be four pounds per vehicle. We have already had enquiries for Club Stands so, if your interested in the show then please contact us via our email address to register and to get more details.
There are some runs in February run by the MG Owners Club themselves so if your interested in attending please contact them directly. We will update everyone on further plans in the next edition of Enjoying MG.
Roll on Spring!
Newsletter January 2018
Welcome to the January issue of our Newsletter.
First and foremost a very Happy New Year to one and all! Hope you had a good time and not too many sore heads!
Well we had a very successful year with the Club and still continue to go from strength to strength.
Our Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Hunters Meet, was a very good night, everyone entered into the spirit of the theme; which was 50's and 60's, so lots of Pink Ladies and T Birds plus quite a few Hippies!!! Please see our event photos on the Event Album section.
Now the planning starts for the New Season, we have quite a few ideas and bookings already in place so, keep looking at our Event section for what we are upto.
Not much else to report at this time but, we will update everyone in next months Newsletter.
Newsletter November & December 2017
Welcome to the November & December issue of our Newsletter.
We held our Fish & Chip Quiz Night on Saturday 28th October. We had a great night with lots of our Members dressed up in Halloween costumes, we even managed a power cut (a real one!) to add to the spirit of the night.
We raised £400 for Great Ormond Street Hospital's Safari Ward in memory of little Buzz Man Max. (see Our Charity Donations section on here). We had a lovely card back from them thanking us for the donation which, they are using to buy a new piece of equipment for the ward.
Well done to everyone who took and looked the part and a big thank you to Iris who thought up all the quiz questions. (see the photos on our Event Albums section).
26th November we had a great trip to Bath Christmas Markets, we had a very early start but, we had good weather, cold and sunny! So it wasn't too bad for all the walking around!
There were over 200 stalls spread over a big area, lots of places to stop and have a tea, coffee, hot chocolate as well as the several mulled wine stalls available.
Some of our Members went to Sally Lunns, to sample the original Bath Bun. We arrived back in Hainault around 9pm, very tired but, we all had enjoyed a really good day.
1st December, we had our annual Dinner and Dance at The Hunter's Meet at Hatfield Heath. The theme for this year was 50's/60's. Alot of our Members dressed up in the clothes of that era, so lots of Pink Ladies and T Birds plus the odd Hippies thrown in.
We had a really good night, lots of laughs, good music and great company! (see photos of the night in the Event Albums section on here.
Lastly I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Looking forward to the next season of M.G'ing
Newsletter November 2017
Welcome to the October edition of our Newsletter.
Well we are almost at the end of the season now, with just one more show on the 8th October at the Canvey Island Transport Museum. To date we have 22 cars booked for this event, a really good turnout!
Here is an update of what we did in September:-
3rd September, we had a really good turnout of 19 cars going to Capel Manor near Enfield. This is one of the favourite shows for the Club, there are lots of things to do, with beautiful gardens and a small animal park plus, there are a few autojumble stalls, so something for everyone.
10th September, we had our annual trip to the seaside at Walton On Naze, weather was lovely when we arrived but, by about 2pm, it was blowing a hooley and raining, so we decided an early day would be prudent, so no paddle in the sea this year!
17th September, we visited Colchester Castle, this was a charity event run by Headway, who help people who have suffered brain injuries again, lots of things to do and very friendly bunch.
24th September, was at the Warren Golf Club near Woodham Walter near Maldon. This was a new event for us and it turned out to be an excellent show with many classic and supercars on view. Once again we were made to feel very welcome by the organisers, so definitely one for the diary's next year.
Even though we have finished the Season, we still have various events going on through the winter, the first being:-
A sixties night with fish and chips on Saturday 14th October at Budworth Hall in Ongar, Essex, costs are £10 per ticket. We went to this last year when, it was a cockney themed and had a brilliant time! Start time 7pm.
Please let Vic know if your coming so he can book tickets, phone number 01277 363225.
28th October we will be holding a quiz and fish and chip night at Queens Park Court Social Club, Goldington Crescent Billericay Essex CM12 0XR in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
As it is near Halloween, we will also be giving a prize for the best costume (you don't have to dress up, if you don't want too). There will also be a raffle with some great prizes, cost £8 per person which includes the fish and chip supper plus quiz.
We will also be providing tea, coffee and nibbles but, please bring your own liquid refreshment. Please let Brian know if your coming on 01277 652541 or 07831 374248.
26th November, we have a trip to Bath Christmas Markets, leaving from Hallmark Cars, Hainault at 7am and returning from Bath at 6.30pm.
We have booked our own executive coach and there are still some seats left, cost is £15.00 per head so, if you would like to come and haven't booked yet, please contact Brian on 07831 374248 to get more info or book.
1st December, we will be holding the Clubs Christmas Dinner at The Hunters Meet, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire. This years entertainment is 59's/60's theme and, some of our ladies have already chosen there outfits!
Thats all for now!
Newsletter October 2017
Welcome to the September edition of our Newsletter.
Well once again, we had a busy August! Here are some updates of some of the events we attended.
6th August, we had 18 cars at the Essex Motorshow at Barleylands, this was a new show for us. It was very busy with lots of cars, stalls and attractions, maybe one to put down for next year.
13th August we went to Fordham Classic Car Show nr Colchester although, only small, it is a very good show, lots to see and do.
20th August we went to the Battlesbridge Classic Car Show. We are pleased to announce that Colin, one of our members was, awarded a trophy for best classic car in the show...WELL DONE COLIN!
26th August, we had a day off being Bank Holiday weekend, most of our members were off doing other things.
3rd September we had 19 cars go to Capel Manor, this is one of our favourite venues, lots of cars, beautiful gardens and flowers plus all the usual auto jumble etc.
10th September we will be enjoying a day at the seaside in Walton on Naze, weather was beautiful when we first arrived but, around 2pm, the wind started to get up and we had rain so, unfortunately we had to have an early day, no paddling in the sea this time!
17th September, we will be going to Colchester Castle, this event is held in aid of Headway, which is an excellent charity which helps people with brain injuries.
24th September will be a new show for us at Wooton Walter nr Maldon. This is billed as a Classic and Supercar Show and is held in the grounds of Warren Golf Club.
We will update everyone on the above events in our October Newsletter.
Newsletter September 2017
Welcome to the August edition of our Newsletter.
Firstly an update on our July events as you will se we had a very busy July!
2nd of July we had 18 cars turn out for Motors On The Prom at Maldon, this was a very big show with hundreds of classic cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles and a few stalls.
The weather was good to us, so all in all a good day. We did have a little problem at the beginning of the day as to where we were supposed to be set up but, it all got resolved in the end.
9th July we had 15 cars attend the Queen Vic Classic Car show in Billericay, again a fine display of classic cars and stalls, some of the ladies ventured into Billericay High Street.....The High Street will never be the same! You know who you are ladies!!
16th July we had a very pleasant day at Whitstable Classic Car Show, there were over 700 vehicles displayed along the sea front. We had a little wander around the castle and its grounds and some of our members ventured into the sea for a paddle, our other members decided that the seaside was not for them and attended another Classic Car Show in Upminster, in aid of MIND again, they had a very good day with lots of live music, stalls and food.
23rd July we attended for the first time, Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show nr Mountnessing in Essex. Although it was only a small show, it was very welcoming and all monies raised were for Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford. A new date for our diary's next year!
Finally for this month on the 30th we went to West Bergholt nr Colchester, this was an excellent show and again one that we have not been too before. There was so much going on with stalls and arena events culminating in a fly past and parachute jump by members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, an amazing display by the team, please look at our photos of this event.
We also have a busy August starting on the 6th August at Barleyland's followed, on the 13th August at Fordham Classic Car Show, please see our events page for more August events.
A few of our members also had a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital on the 25th July to present them with a cheque of £500.00 which, we collected at our own show in Abridge on the 11th June. We were given a tour around the hospital and told much about its history again, please look at our photo's of events and our charity donations.
We will also be holding our AGM on Monday 7th August at The Top Oak, our usual meeting place, please try and attend.
More next month!
Newsletter August 2017
Welcome to the July edition of our Newsletter.
This is an update of what we have being doing in June.
4th June, saw us making our way to the bracing seaside of Brighton for the Classic Car Run on Madiera Drive. We had a bright sunny day although, a little chilly but, not chilly enough to stop two of our members having a paddle in the sea.
We also had a nice stroll along the pier, before looking at all the cars.All in all, a good day out!
11th June, saw us making our way to our own show held in Abridge. The day for this event had changed this year from a Saturday to Sunday, this was the decision of the Abridge Carnival Committee. It certainly attracted more cars, bikes and commercial etc then we have ever had before!
Again the weather was kind to us and we had a great day. This year we chose as our charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the childrens ITU and we are pleased to announce that we managed to raise £500.00 for them.
We would like to thank all the helpers and volunteers for all their hard work on the day, we could not have done it without the support and pulling together from all the Club.
18th June, some of our Members went to Bodium Castle, this was a new show for us and the castle and grounds were exceptional, again the weather was on our side but, too hot for some of us. Thank goodness there was a pub and a cafe nearby.
The rest of our Members went to Weeley Classic Car Show near Clacton again, they had a great day out.
25th June, saw us going to the Lawns in Rochford for the Vintage and Classic Car Show again, a good show with many cars, music and stalls to enjoy.
2nd July, saw 18 cars attend the Maldon "Classics on the Promenade". This is a very big show with lots to see and do. Please see our photos of all the above events on our web page. We have recently upgraded our website and you can view these on midessexmgoc.com or midessexmgownersclub.com (for time being whilst domain transfers).
Once again, we have a very busy July, so will update everyone on future events next time.
Newsletter July 2017
Welcome to the June edition of our Newsletter.
Well we were very busy on May, so here is an update of what we were doing....
7th May quite a few of the Club went to Leeds Castle for Motors On The Moat, although it was cold in the morning, it brightened up in the afternoon. Some of our ladies decided it would be a good idea to go on a punt around the moat and, they were lucky enough to be taken into the King's bath chamber, unfortunately for the girls, the King was out!
This is a really good day out and all who attended enjoyed it!
Some of our other Members were in Jersey for the MG Rally, organised by the Boston MGOC, and we are pleased to annouce that Brian, our Events Secretary won Best Car In Class, for Pride of Ownership, so well done Brian!
14th May we had 18 cars go to Battlesbridge Classic Car Show, this is a show that we attend every year and a good place to go to get bits and pieces for the cars from the autojumble. We had great weather for this, so a good day all in all.
21st May we were at Little Clacton Classic Car Show and although this is only a small show, there are quite a few stalls and other entertainment laid on by the organisers.
28th May we went to a new show for the first time which was, the East Anglian Railway Musuem in Chappel Colne near Colchester.
This turned out to be a very interesting day, lots of exhibits and rides on the steam trains, even a Victorian Pub. We were made to feel very welcome and were presented with a certificate of apprecitation for bringing the Club.
We are pleased to announce that we have changed our venue for the monthly meeting as unfortunately, we had outgrown The Rabbits.
We are now meeting on the 1st Monday of each month at The Top Oak, Oak Hill Road, Stapleford, Essex RM4 1JL at 8pm. So pop along and join us.
We are also in the process of updating our website, so will give more details on this when we are fully up and running.
We have a very busy June also, with the most important date being our own Classic Car Show on the 11th at Abridge. Address is 39 Ongar Road, Abridge, Essex, postcode RM4 1UH.
Show will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm, there will be craft and food stalls, so a great family day out. To date, we have 150 pre-booked cars but, you can turn up on the day, entry cost is £3.00 per vehicle.
There will be trophies awarded for best in different classes.
Please see our events page for more details on forthcoming runs for June and the following months.
Newsletter May 2017
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter, well the season has begun and our first run was to Old Warden Aerodrome where the Shuttleworth Museum is housed.
This was on the 2nd of April and we had 15 cars attend and although the weather was a bit chilly to start with, it soon warmed up!
There was lots to see there and a lot of auto jumble which pleased several members looking for bits for there cars.
We are pleased to announce that one of our members Alan won, Best Classic Car in the category Club Stands........Well done Alan!
16th April we will once agin be going to the Chatham Festival Of Transport at Chatham Dockyards, we have 20 cars booked in this event and hopefully the weather will be good for us this year!
This year the Dockyard will once again be doing the Call The Midwife Tour incorporating the Governer's House, this was used as the set for The Grosvenor Hotel in series two. Afternoon teas will also be served there, after the tour. So once again something for everyone to enjoy.
28th April some of our Members will be going to Normandy back to Chateau Le Mont Epinquet just out side of Cherbourg to spend the week there, and then a ferry to Jersey for the MG Jersey weekend and returning on the 8th May.
30th April is the Duxford Spring Show at Duxfield Airfield - again another great day out.
7th May is Leeds Castle in Kent, this is a beautiful setting and the cars are parked on the lawns outside the castle, very interesting history and fantastic grounds.
21st May will be the Little Clacton Classic Car Show, there is much to see and do here and the show seems to get bigger every year!
Also just a little reminder of our own Classic Car Show in Abridge will, this year be on a SUNDAY 11th June and not Saturday as previously. I will update everyone on all the above next time.
Could you also note that we have a new email address which is,
Please see our forthcoming runs on the Events page for more details.