Fishtail 456 – October 2018

TV Centre had four runs since the last Fishtail report. On 19th September nine members enjoyed a run to the Iron Age and Town Museum in Andover. The route was mainly back roads from Padworth to Andover. The Museum features artefacts found at Danebury Hill Fort. It is a small museum run mainly by volunteers and the items are very well displayed. The craftsmanship in the metalwork on display is exceptional considering the age of the exhibits. As usual, coffee and cakes in the café went down well. On the way back we stopped at Danebury Hill Fort and had a look at the earth works. A good day out but a bit windy on exposed roads.

26th September was our run to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Brookwood Cemetery lead by Dave Peterson. We paid our respects to Dave’s Canadian uncle who was a Battle of Britain fighter pilot. It is interesting to look around the cemetery and see how many different nationalities fought and died for our country. On leaving the cemetery we stopped for lunch at the Outlook before returning home. The next run was to Crofton Steam Fair on Sunday 30th September where certain members made new friends with teddy bears in overalls!

We also joined up with the Oxford Centre on October 11th for the Geoff Steele Memorial Run. A good run to the northern part of Oxfordshire and into Gloucestershire. As we were a bit late arriving at the start, the break for lunch at Ilmington was very welcome. There was a good turnout on the day and the weather was good.

Our Centre AGM is on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at the Cherry Tree in Stoke Row starting at 8pm. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the AGM and please bring along suggestions for runs for 2019 as we will being reviewing the Events Diary for 2019 at the meeting. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.