2021 - 2022
AJS Rally 2021 - Evesham, Worcs
Great to see everyone at the 2022 AJS Rally over the weekend of 25 and 26 June
The weekend, based around Evesham and organised by Peter & Suzi with help from John & Minty, saw a good turnout of members, but was somewhat less successful on the car front, at least three members unexpectedly without their cars because of last minute problems.
Notwithstanding the lack of AJS cars we had our usual packed weekend of activities. Saturday morning saw everybody go off to Hidcote Manor, a national trust property formerly an Abbey until it was disbanded by Henry VIII in 1559. After some of the now obligatory heads under bonnets and running repairs - Warren having lost a pin from brake pushrod needed to effect some emergency repairs to get his brakes working - we all enjoyed a wonder round the gardens.
In the afternoon members went in different directions, some to Snowshill Manor and Gardens and some to Edgehill, the site of the first major battle of the Civil War in 1642.
Saturday evening saw our usual AGM, but on this occasion, it was unusual as it saw the last ever speech by our outgoing club chairman Peter Hubbard after 30 years of service. John Goose gave an excellent speech and presented Peter and Suzi with gifts from the club, for Peter. A book on Hill climbing and a few bottles of Red, for Suzi a gift voucher to spend as she wishes. We would like to put on record our thanks to Peter for all his work in starting the club and running it over all these years and to Suzi for all her help and support.
Sunday, again saw members going in different directions, a number went to Blenheim Palace, built for the first Duke of Marlborough in recognition of his military triumphs in the War of Spanish succession, culminating in the Battle of Blenheim, and birthplace of Winston Churchill. Others went on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway from Broadway to Cheltenham racecourse, a route previously travelled by the club on our 2014 rally.
In the afternoon a number of us who hadn't
been there the previous day went to Snowshill Manor and Gardens. Snowshill was
created by Charles Wade , architect, artist and collector of everything from
snuff boxes and toys to armour, weapons and musical instruments.
All in all another successful weekend. It was fantastic to see so many old and new members and friends.