Events Diary 2023


Important notice: The Essex club now has a new venue for club night meetings. The address is The Old Chelmsfordians Sports and Social Club, Roxwell Road, Chelmsford. CM1 2NS. Leaving Chelmsford on the A1060 towards Roxwell and The Rodings, it is just past the traffic lights with Chignall Rd, right next door to the BP Petrol station.

JANUARY 2023

Sunday 1st New Years Day run from Writtle Church Please note that as it’s on a Sunday this year, there will be a service from 9am until 10am. Therefore you are requested not to enter the church until 10.15 to allow the congregation to leave first. You will still be able to park your cars in the churchyard beforehand. You are welcome to join the service but remember, to do so you will have to enter the church before 9am. As in previous years there will be refreshments provided by Writtle church volunteers in return for a donation. We will depart for a run about 11am and return to The Chequers pub for a meal. There will be a limit of 40 people for lunch so please get your name down early to avoid disappointment. Contact Peter Lawson.

Wednesday 4th Suffolk Club night, 7pm,at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Saturday 14th Workshop day. We have yet another dynamo to look at that’s not producing any charge but still bring along any problems you have and see if we can put our heads together to fix it. Usual time and place – 9.30 to 10am start at Pete’s garage. Contact Peter Lawson for further information.

Thursday 19th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary). Join us for an evening of films from the Austin archive in our plush new venue.

FEBRUARY 2023

Wednesday 1st Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Friday 3rd Felsted Pantomime – Once Upon A Dream. A group of club members regularly support Richard and his colleagues for this fun evening (with fish and chips too). Contact Richard Bohannan.

Saturday 4th Workshop Day. We have a Ruby 2 Bearing engine undergoing a rebuild if you’d like to see its progress. Usual time and place at Pete’s garage 9.30 to 10am start. Contact Peter Lawson.

Thursday 9th Committee meeting. Please let any committee member know if there is anything you would like discussed.

Tuesday 14th Valentine’s Day Run. Meet from 10am at Blackmore Tea Rooms departing 11am for dinner at Hunters Meet, Hatfield Heath. I must know at least 2 weeks in advance if you want to eat so that I can inform the pub of numbers. Contact Peter Lawson.

Thursday 16th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary). How well do you know your oils? A lighthearted competition to identify a selection of different oils and also a chance to have a grope in Roger’s feely bags!

MARCH 2023

Wednesday 1st Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Sunday 12th March Hare Run. A Sunday Lunch Run to the Butchers Arms at North End. Meet 10am at Little Channels Bistro, Little Waltham, for 11am departure. I must know at least 2 or preferably 3 weeks in advance if you want to eat. This is a very popular pub for Sunday lunch so it may well be first come first served. Contact Peter Lawson.

Thursday 16th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary). Join us for an illustrated talk entitled Wind and Water, a brief history of milling, by Peter Jones.

APRIL 2023

Sunday 2nd. The Online Austin Seven Club is organising a car show solely for pre-war cars. The Hammerwich Pre War Car Gathering, at the Cricket Club WS7 0JQ. All Austin Sevens are eligible. Our geographic location may not be convenient for Essex and Suffolk members, but perhaps if anyone is in The Midlands at the time, they may like to visit. email: klaxonhoard@gmail.com.

Wednesday 5th Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Sunday 9th Museum of Power Transport Festival. Cars and vehicles of all ages, types and sizes. For more details and entry form visit http://www.museumofpower.org.uk/Vehiclesform.html

Thursday 20th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. AGM

Sunday 23rd National Drive it Day. As a club we will have our own Drive it Day run centred on the Essex/Suffolk border, details to follow. As a national event there are rally plaques available that you can pre order from the FBHVC office. Please contact secretary@fbhvc.co.uk or 01708 223111.

MAY 2023

Wednesday 3rd Suffolk Club,7pm, night at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Sunday 7th. Ipswich to Felixstowe Run. Ipswich Transport Museum invites you to take part in their 51st event, meeting at Christchurch Park and then driving in convoy to cheering and waving crowds to Felixstowe seafront. Entry fee is £20. Apply by downloading the Entry Form from our website www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk  and return a scanned copy of the entry form by email to felixstowerun@gmail.com or posting to the address below, a payment online to our bank account sort code: 08-92-99, account number: 65498411 quoting your vehicle registration number as reference or by cheque (made payable to: Ipswich Transport Museum Services Limited) to address below. Old Trolleybus Depot. Cobham Road. Ipswich, Suffolk . IP3 9JD IMPORTANT: Applications MUST be received before 31st MARCH

Thursday 18th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

Sunday 28th Cars On The Green. Just north of Ixworth, Bardwell’s popular village show returns again. Pre-booked entries only on a first come first served basis from http://www.carsonthegreen.org.uk

Sunday 28th Wings and Wheels Show at Stow Maries Airfield. Free entry for car and driver – fee payable for passengers. Entry forms can be downloaded from http://www.stowmaries.org.uk/event-bookings.

JUNE 2023

Wednesday 7th Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Thursday 15th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

Sunday 25th Little Waltham Open Gardens and Classic Car Display

JULY 2023

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Cressing Temple Vintage Fair in aid of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. Notice that it is now a Vintage Weekend so we may think about attending this on Saturday so that we can attend Hyde Hall on Sunday which we were not able to fully support last year as so many members were at the Centenary in the Cotswolds.

Sunday 2nd National Austin 7 Rally at Beaulieu. This year’s featured model is the Big Seven.

Sunday 2nd Classic Car Show at RHS Hyde Hall, Rettendon. (For those not going to Beaulieu!) Further details to follow.

Wednesday 5th Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Saturday 15th to 22nd Tour of Yorkshire. Full. Contact Peter Lawson.

Sunday 16th Gardens of Easton Lodge. Open Day marking the WW1 and WW2 connections with the gardens. Further details to follow.

Thursday 20th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

Saturday 22nd Writtle Village Fete. The church and villagers would be delighted if you could display your cars on the village green.

Sunday 23rd. Museum of Power. Langford Country Fayre and Classic Car Show. Agricultural and classic/vintage cars 1920 to 1960. Limited spaces. For more details and entry form visit  http://www.museumofpower.org.uk/Vehiclesform.html

AUGUST 2023

Wednesday 2nd Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Thursday 17th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

Sunday 20th Picnic at Pelham We are invited once again to join Suffolk and Norfolk members in Bardwell for their annual picnic. Arrive early for hot bacon rolls!

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th The Austin Seven Clubs’ Association will once again be having a club display area at the Silvertone Festival (formerly known as the Silverstone Classic) which will take place between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th August 2023. When booking tickets on the website ( www.silverstone.co.uk/classic-car-clubs ) club members are able to make use of our dedicated code (23CCD165) to qualify for reduced ticket prices and parking with the other Austin Sevens in our dedicated ‘in-field’ parking area. The car club package includes two general admission tickets, display pass for the car, access to the race paddock, live music every evening and lots of other off-track entertainment.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Wednesday 6th Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Thursday 21st Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

OCTOBER 2023

Wednesday 4th Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Thursday 19th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

NOVEMBER 2023

Wednesday 1st Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.

Thursday 16th Essex Club night, 7pm, at The Old Chelmsfordians. (See notice at top of diary).

DECEMBER 2023

Wednesday 6th Suffolk Club night, 7pm, at the Greyhound, Ixworth.


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