“OLD THADDEUS”

We have posted the following article here as it was meant to of been in the latest newsletter but Wendy never received it so it must still be out there somewhere! As Derek had taken the time to write the article and send photos we thought it was only right to share it here..

“OLD THADDEUS”

‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’
Long time since writing to the newsletter but been suffering a bad attack of writers cramp, but it’s time to get my finger out and get it to work on the keys!
Not much on the telly, but a couple of programs with a bit of local. 4th. Nov. Alan Titchmarch “Fifty Shades of Green” showing 50 favourite gardens, one close to lots of us – started showing a Petersfield/Midhurst road sign then Terwick Church on the A272 with nice pictures of the field of Lupins in full bloom.
Another with local interest ‘Poirot’ the stolen aerpplane plans car chase over Two Bridges (Tilford) then through the ford at Frenshams small pond.
In the garden.
The Goldfinches are back, seen Song Thrush and several Starlings which are making a come back to the garden after several years missing. Blackbird feeding it’s family, a Sparrow Hawk decided to have his lunch of Ring Dove on the back lawn. The Holly had lots of berry’s until the Redwings arrived and removed every berry in two days. Our one and only apple tree (over 100 year old Newton Wonder) did us proud this year wiyh a bumper crop of Apples, The Oak also had a bumper crop of acorns not so good to ages to clear up!.
The Land Rover.
The Land Rover is making slow progress these 1948 had so many changes in the 1st. 1000 produced and ours being the 888 one fall in this group, Gearbox, Axle diff ratios, springs, spring shackles (front), wheels (valve hole position), brakes (cylinders, connectors, pipes, back plates, shoes), lights, grill and many more fittings etc. The early brakes were Girling HYDRASTATIC (self adjusting) the shoe lining was cut below the second row of rivets so tha the loewr section was held by two rivets only a hole was drilled in the metal shoe a spring and plunger was fitted which pushed that section of shoe to run in contact with the brake drum. OK kept the brake adjusted but in use in mud and water which got into the drum wore the shoes out rather to fast! so the brakes were changed to SEMI – HYDRASTATIC (adjustable). We found someone who remakes these shoes.

Hope to be out more this year, Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year, Roll on the Summer.

January Club Meeting

Hello Everyone,
Next meeting is Wednesday 15th January Collectors Night at the Grange Centre Midhurst starting at 7.30pm.
Bring along a collection or come along and view other members collections.
Tea or coffee at 50p a cup will be available.There will be the usual raffle.
Regards,
Ian Blake
(Secretary Double LL Club.)

Club evenings for 2020

Please see below the list of events we have already sorted for 2020. We will soon be adding our 2020 events page to the website but this is the list of club nights and events going on so far in 2020

January

1st Wednesday                 New Years Day Party at Rogate Village Hall 2pm – 6pm.

15th Wednesday   CN      Collectors Night at the Grange Centre Midhurst starting at 7.30pm.

February

19th Wednesday   CN      Talk by J.C.Domonic a Wildlife photographer at the Grange Centre Midhurst starting at 7.30pm.

March

15th Sunday          CN      LL Spring Auto Jumble at the Grange Midhurst,from 10am contact Dave Rudwick 01730 859317 Mobile 07798 775319

18th Wednesday    CN      Talk at the Grange Centre Midhurst staring at 7.30pm..

 April

15th Wednesday     CN      Talk at the Grange Centre Midhurst staring at 7.30pm..

26th Sunday                      Drive It Day starting from The Grange Centre Midhurst 10am. Further details in next newsletter.

May

16th & 17th Sat/Sun. CR       LL Rally At Rural Life Centre Tilford contact Dave Rudwick 01730 859317 Mobile 07798 775319

June

2nd Tuesday                         Coach Trip to Hungerford and Canal trip on Horse Drawn Barge Further details next newsletter or contact Ian Blake.

September

8th Tuesday                         Coach Trip Chatham Dockyard Further details in next newsletter or contact Ian Blake.

October

21st Wednesday        CN      Timespan will give their talk on Guy Fawkes at the Grange Centre Midhurst starting at 7.30pm.

November

15th Sunday                          LL Autumn Auto Jumble at The Grange Centre, Midhurst from 10am contact Dave Rudwick 01730 859317 Mobile 07798 775319

18th Wednesday        CN      Presentation of Awards 2020 and AGM at the Grange Centre Midhurst starting at 7.30pm.

Further Events and talks will be added to the website as and when our web master receives them.