Do remember the FBHVC survey. It lobbies parliament, via the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group, chaired by Sir Greg Knight. We have friends in high places! Tell them how much we value our hobby: it employs 34,000 people and brings £5.5 b to the economy!
Lockdown is slowly but regularly being revised, so we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel leading to a “new normal”, although returning to our monthly meetings and, alas, our club runs does not seem imminent.
However, the Club continues to grow with four new members, two of whom purchased Roger’s blue MGB GT, so he dipped into his finances to become the proud owner of a “chrome bumper” MGB GT.
The Old Stone Trough has come back to life, fully illuminated, socially distanced and raring to go. If you wish to visit and help the economy recover, as Boris tells us to, it is wise to book a table and suitable time to avoid overcrowding.
Some of us booked a few days in the Lake District – ideas for runs in mind – when the pandemic struck, but now it is rescheduled for 5th and 6th October and – ‘fingers crossed’ – will go ahead. We all need a bit of light relief!!
Whilst we all have missed out on trips, holidays, family and a variety of celebratory events, we are acutely aware that we have much to be thankful for and it’s a small price to pay for helping ensure the safety of us all.
It certainly focused our minds when realising that our Charity donation to the local Hospice might not go ahead when we cancelled our annual Pendle Run. The Club agreed, and members donated generously, to ensure that we could send £920 to the Pendleside Hospice.