AJS & Matchless Owners Club

East Suffolk Section

Section Notes 13th November 2010

13th Nov 2010
Section Report-East Suffolk
In East Suffolk, for the first of the lunchtime pub meets of the winter months, a party of a dozen or so members and their wives descended on the pub in Campsea Ashe at the end of October. We understand that everyone paid this time!

The following weekend, the Kettleburgh jumble was at a different venue with better parking arrangements, a fair proportion of the Section to be seen rooting through the rusty contents of farm trailers in search of treasure. One of the usual attractions, a useful stall that sells lots of used tools and engineers’ equipment, wasn’t there this time and we thought nothing of the substitution of a burger van for the excellent goodies provided previously by the ladies of the parish in a marquee.

Marquees, indeed, have taken up quite a bit of the attention of the section committee recently, following the decision to pension off the old gazebo that has been used for many of the Jampot rallies and barbecues for the last ten years. After studying what other sections have available and checking over the market, the new “party tent” has now been ordered. It will probably be used first for the Section’s camping weekend and bike show next June (See the advance adverts in the magazine) at the Turk’s Head. A new landlord has recently taken over at the pub with his wife, a “live-in” couple who will replace the manager and chef there up to now. November’s clubnight was the first opportunity to meet them and we hope he was impressed because, despite the most appallingly wet night, the clubroom was packed. There was quite a bit of “business” to attend to, with the results of the main club’s membership survey being discussed and the last votes for the Clubman of the Year collected during the evening. Richard briefed the landlord about our requirements for the December meeting, which will follow the usual format of supper, followed by a quiz, set this year by Albert, a raffle where everyone wins and finally, the Clubman award.

Some members will be going to Kempton Park in December and Dave is also planning a ride to the pre-65 trial at Boxford. We hope to see a good turnout for the last riding event of the year, the Cold Turkey Run after Christmas. It’s guaranteed not too long and finishes at the pub for lunch and to thaw out. That’s it, then-keep well.