15 - 17 NEW FOREST CENTRE: THAMES TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL. We have rooms reserved for 2 nights (15th and 16th) at the Mercure Lambert in the Chiltern Hills. On Saturday we will visit the best classic wooden boat festival in the UK! As last year there will be the opportunity to visit a genuine Dunkirk “Little Ship” and possibly take part in a parade cruise.
Colin Dimbylow T: 07783448783
16 - 25 NEW FOREST CENTRE: FORAY FRANCE IX. Taking a Stena Line Ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, then 4 nights half-board accommodation in the Hotel Ernst in Holland followed by 4 nights B & B accommodation in Ypres. The return to England via the Eurotunnel. Highlights include the stunning Healey Museum at Vreeland, the Arnham Airborne Museum and WWI Battle Memorials, with options for a range of other interesting visits. This is for information only as booking is now closed.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686
3 NEW FOREST CENTRE: REASONABLE WEATHER WEDNESDAY. The plan is to gather at the ‘Sir John Barleycorn’, Cadnam by 10.30am for tea/coffee, and have a chat as usual. For a preview of the menus they are at www.sir-john-barleycorn.co.uk. Please place your lunch orders before you leave for the drive (we may have to pay for food at that time). We then leave the pub at 11.30am – 11.45am and take a suggested tour of the local forest area. Lunch is at 1pm back at the ‘Sir John Barleycorn’
Jim Finch T: 01962 862378
7 NEW FOREST CENTRE: LYMINGTON CLASSIC CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW. Lymington Rotary Trust are holding this show at Woodside Park, Ridgeway Lane, Lymington SO21 8AA. We have a stand organized so please book on the Lymington Rotary Show Web Page and state that you are an Austin Healey Club member. Also, please inform David Tofts, our point of contact.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686
13 NEW FOREST CENTRE: ANNUAL BARBEQUE/PICNIC. It will take place at the Scout field in Copythorne (just down the road from the Empress). This is the same field as last year, so please bring your drinks and food, and we will provide the BBQ. For a change there is an option to meet at the ‘New Forest Lavender Farm’, Giles Lane off the A36 Salisbury Road, Landford SP5 2BG at 10.30am for tea/coffee and goodies. If you wish to can go straight to the field, it will be open from around 10.30am. The BBQ will be ready for cooking at 1pm. If some of you would be good enough to bring along cakes for afternoon teas, that would be superb.
Brian Loades T: 023 8029 2578
2 NEW FOREST CENTRE: NEW MEMBERS DAY will comprise a tour of Upton House, Poole, followed by lunch at the Knoll Hotel Studland. More details to follow.
David Tofts T: 01425 477686