August Events

As we are on the last day of July I thought I would pop a list of our events up for August. Hope you are all having a good rally season so far…

1th Saturday – Club Rally – Yapton Flower Show at Village Hall, Main Road Yapton BN18 0ET  Contact Ann 01243 551683
15th Wednesday – Club Night –Tea and Chatter at Derek and Val Leach Petersfield, GU32 2JQ. (full address details are in the latest news letter). car parking is restricted please arrange to car share if possible starting at 7.30pm.
18th & 19th Saturday/Sunday – VIntage and Steam – at Weald and Downland Museum Singleton. For more information visit www,
25th 26th & 27th Sat/Sun/Mon – Festival of Transport – Hellingly Eastbourne
23rd 24th 25th 26th & 27th Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon – Great Dorset Steam Fair. For more information visit
27th Monday – Graffham fete

Swanage Coach Trip

We here at the “LL” web department have received this great picture of some of our members on the coach trip to Swanage a few days ago, great picture Ian thanks for sending it in…

Plaque and Cup form 2018

In your last issue of Mechanalia there was your Plaque and Cup form for the 2018 season, please fill this form out and return to Derek by 30th September to be considered for the awards at the AGM in November.

More from Drive it Day

I have just been going through my hundreds of emails here at LL web master HQ and found these pictures of Drive it Day sent in by Bob Lintott, sorry they have taken so long to be added to the site but they must of just slipped through the net, anyway enjoy….

Drive it Day Pictures

Here are a few pictures from our Drive it Day event a few weeks ago, these have come from Derek Leach there will be more to follow next week.

Events for April and May

Below is a list of events for the rest of April and then on into May, make sure you add them to your calendars…

Club Nights
Wednesday April 18th Walk about life in 17th Century at The Grange Centre, Midhurst. starting at 7.30pm
Wednesday May 16th Walk around The Trundlel Goodwood and picnic afterwards meet at Trundle car park 7.30pm.

Club Rallies and events
Sunday April 22nd is  Drive it Day – contact Bob Lintott on 01730 895716 or e-mail
Saturday Sunday and Monday May 5th, 6th & 7th Engines & Tractors at John Marshals Yard at Kingsley. Hants. Contact Sylvia and Tony Haydon 01420 474298
Saturday and Sunday 19th & 20th May The Double LL Rally  at The Rural Life Museum, Reeds Road. Tilford. Surrey. GU10 2DL Contact  Dave Rudwick 07798775319
Sunday 20th May Fernhurst Revels contact Judith Turner 01428 653790
Monday 28th May Lodsworth Fete contact Andrew 01798861860

Other events you may like to Visit or exhibit at…
12th & 13th Saturday/Sunday – Bill Targett Show
13th Sunday – Commercial Day at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Susuex Contact 01798 831370 Or visit their website
19th & 20th Sat/Sun –  Beaulieu Autojumble
26th, 27th, & 28th Sat/Sun/Mon – Cuckoo Fair at Laughton
27th Sunday – Classic Car show at Haslemere

For anymore information please contact our Events Secretary Jan and Pete Brewer on 01243 574032

A Poem fron John Stubbington

Had to share this here with you all from John Stubbington….


I have a little Satnav
It sits there in my car
A Satnav is a driver’s friend
It tells you where you are
I have a little Satnav
I’ve had it all my life
It’s better than the normal ones
My Satnav is my wife

It gives me full instructions
Especially how to drive
“It’s thirty miles an hour”, it says
“You’re doing thirty five”
It tells me when to stop and start
And when to use the brake
And tells me that it’s never ever
Safe to overtake
It tells me when a light is red
And when it goes to green
It seems to know instinctively
Just when to intervene
It lists the vehicles just in front
And all those to the rear
And taking this into account
It specifies my gear.

I’m sure no other driver
Has so helpful a device
For when we leave and lock the car
It still gives its advice
It fills me up with counselling
Each journey’s pretty fraught
So why don’t I exchange it
And get a quieter sort?
Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
Makes sure I’m properly fed,
It washes all my shirts and things
And – keeps me warm in bed!
Despite all these advantages
And my tendency to scoff,
I do wish that once in a while
I could turn the bugger off.

A talk by Peter Ingram

Please note this talk is not arranged by the Double LL club.

A talk by Peter Ingram, at The Triangle Centre in Liss on 11th April 2018 at 7.30pm for 8pm start.
The talk will be about Peter’s reminiscences (with a few gypsy songs thrown in), Peter who set up the Romany museum in Selborne, was a well-known builder, restorer and painter of living vans from his teens until his recent retirement, and he is a great character and entertainer. The talk has been put on for the Self Sufficiency group in Liss but it has been offered to Double  “LL” Club members to come along and join the evening as visitors.
For anyone wanting to join them then visitors pay £3 but that includes refreshments. If they need more information, it will eventually appear in their website



Balls Cross

Here we have a set of pictures taken at Balls Cross back in September, thank you to John Stubbington for sending them in and sorry it has taken me so long to add them to our website!! I was just going through emails and things and just found them, sorry John…

David Smiths Funeral

Davids funeral will be at 12pm on  20th December at Boxgrove Parish Church.

Please pass on to members who are not on the internet.

Many Thanks