Section Notes 2023


Our last breakfast meet of the year saw 6 members at Ansty, or 7 if you include Cliff Gray who arrived just as we were all leaving at lunchtime! Our club meeting two days later began with a discussion about the state of the club which was followed by our Section President’s talk about her life as a shepherds daughter. This proved fascinating to all, so much so that it didn’t get further than just post Second World War and Bette will be continuing her life story at a meeting in the near future. January see’s our AGM, followed by a film show, where all the committee positions are up for re-election, other than our life president. Next years events calendar will be distributed at the meeting. Details of all meetings and club runs are available on our website, VMCC Wessex Veteran and Vintage Section and our Facebook page.


We had an excellent talk by Bill Southcombe in April on his racing experience and his time in the RAF as crew in the V Bomber force acting as navigator in the iconic Vulcan and Phantom’s. He’s also written a book, ‘The Tuners of a Golden Age of Motorcycling’ which is well worth a read, donating the proceeds to the TT riders association. For details on how to obtain a copy, ring me. The inaugural Ken Blake Memorial run saw nine pre 1930’s machines winding their way through the Wiltshire countryside before a lunch at Ansty PYO. Thanks to Martin Goodman for devising the route (which no-one completed!) and Bette for organising the paperwork and lunch. In June we have an earlier start at our meeting on the 13th, 12.30 for a ploughmans lunch and on the 25th the ever popular ‘On the Beaded Edge Run’. Check Facebook and Website for details