August news

Chairman's message for August 2020. For the full newsletter, please go to

Welcome to our latest newsletter.

Life has started to get back towards being normal, or at least the 'new' normal. We are trying to organise some meets or events for our members, but of course we still have a lot of restrictions understandably imposed on us by our government. Things can change day by day. Let's hope it all continues to improve as we go forward.

We will be holding a club night at Langdon Hills Golf Club on 4th August, at 8pm. Under the present government rules, we have to limit the numbers that can attend to 28. Please contact me if you would like to attend. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the club. Please see my emails for further information.

The Pie & Pint Inns are recommencing their monthly Saturday Breakfast club Meetings. The first one will take place on Saturday 1st August at The Castle, Great Leighs.

On 16th August, we have a car meet being held in one of our member’s field, in Langford, Maldon. As it stands at the moment, under government limits, we have to restrict attendance to 30 people. Please see my emails for further information.

On Sunday 23rd August, from 9am we will (hopefully) be attending The North Weald Airfield for a car meet. This event is being organised by The Jaguar Drivers Club. Food and drink will be available to purchase. It will not be publicized to the general public. I will email further details closer to the date.

Unfortunately, with all the restrictions at present, our Dinner Dance which was due to be held in The Ipswich Hotel on 21st November has been cancelled. Hopefully we will be able to hold the event next year.

It was with sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone out Peak District Tour until September 2021. With the current seating restrictions for dining, plus restrictions at the local sights, it was decided that postponement was the best option at this time. We would like to organise a club trip in Europe next year, but before we can look at a trip, we will have to wait and see what the travel restrictions are next year, along with how well the world has coped with Covid-19.

In our newsletter last month, you will remember we printed the photos of our members’ cars whom had purchased 'Supporting the NHS: Stay Home rally plates'. You will be interested to hear that Dragonfly, the company selling the plate, raised £15,000 for the NHS through the sale of such rally plates.

This month we have a new competition for you. A Funny Caption Competition. The member judged to have the funniest caption will receive an ‘Essex Thameside Cap’. So, don't hold back, let's have your funny captions.

Graham Cook