Latest news

February 2018

New Year’s Day Run 2018 to the Butchers Arms, East Ruston

2018 started dry and bright so it was great to see members bring so many MGs to the start of the New Year’s Day Run at Tesco’s car park at Caister-on-Sea.

There was a lot of hand shaking/kissing and wishing everyone a Happy New Year and general catching up going on whilst some Caister residents, seeing all the people and cars, drove into the car park thinking Tescos was open!

Once it was established that everyone was present and correct we set off following David, who wasn’t in his MG for a change. With the mixture of MGs and ‘everyday’ cars it was a little tricky to know if the convoy was all together, but it wasn’t a difficult route and we all arrived in East Ruston at the Butchers Arms in good time.

After getting our drinks the 40+ members drifted through to the restaurant to find a table. The food was good and as plentiful as ever, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Jeff even penned a poem in appreciation to landlady/chef Julie and her staff for looking after us. Thanks also go to David for organising the run and meal.

February Club Night and Unwanted Christmas Present Raffle

Don’t forget the February club night will feature the popular unwanted Christmas Present Raffle in aid of Club funds. As ever, please wrap the raffle prize so the lucky winner doesn’t know what treasure they are picking when their number is drawn.

Wishing You a Speedy Recovery Jenny!

The Club wishes its own Bionic Woman Jenny a speedy recovery after a recent operation. Jenny has been working really hard on Heritage Run entries since the New Year so we hope she takes it easy over the next few weeks in order to recuperate.

January 2018 Club Night – Minutes taken by Jill Smith

  •  Twenty two members braved the elements to attend the January club night.
  •  David kicked the meeting off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year!  Welcome to new member, David Skinner with his MGTF, although he wasn’t present at the meeting!
  •  The February club night will hold the raffle for unwanted Christmas presents.
  •  11th February – Sunday lunch at Filby Bridge Restaurant organised by Clive. All menu choices to be sent to Clive. The meeting point is Roy’s of Wroxham car park for 10.30am, and will include a coffee stop en-route.
  •  The March club night will hold a talk by the Air Ambulance and will also include a cheque presentation by the club for £500.
  •   Any ideas are welcome for places to go throughout the coming year.
  •   It proposed to meet up with the Luton and Dunstable MGOC at West
  •   Runton again this year for a meal or picnic.
  •   Any ideas are welcome for the St George’s Day Run.
  •  Jenny has already received 60 entries for this year’s Heritage Run.
  •   Any suggestions are welcome for the summer club runs or Sunday lunches.

Sunday Lunch Run to the Furzedown Hotel, Great Yarmouth – 25th March 2018

David has arranged a return visit to the Furzedown Hotel for Sunday Lunch on the 25th March.
If you would like to go please forward your food choices from the menu below to David before the 12th March.

Fish Main Courses

Grilled wing of skate coated in a pink peppercorn butter

Meat & Poultry Main Courses

Supreme of chicken coated in a white wine cream sauce

Slow roasted belly of pork served on a bed of creamy mashed potato and coated in an apple and wholegrain mustard sauce

Steak & Ale pie topped with herb suet pastry and served with rich ale gravy

Vegetarian Main Courses

Goat’s cheese, red onion and fig tart served with roast new potatoes and a light tomato concasse


Fruit crumble served with creamy custard Sticky toffee pudding served with clotted cream Fruit cheesecake served with double cream Fresh fruit salad and vanilla ice cream

£17.00 PER HEAD

Martham Village Gardens Open Day and Classic Car Display 8th July 2018

Two years ago you kindly put details of our event in the Broadland MG Club’s events diary. The event is two-yearly and this year it is on Sunday 8th July, 11am – 5pm.

There are usually 10 – 12 gardens open and two gardens will be doing light refreshments/teas. The classic car display will be on the Village Green. Gardens entry will be £5, but each car on display will qualify for one free entry.

Last time there was good entry from your members, who seemed to enjoy themselves.

Cars should be pre-booked. Entry forms available from me, Richard Pickles, 01493 740960 or Entries by Mon. 25th June.
I am attaching an entry form, which you can make available to your members if you wish. I cannot take email entries. I would be very grateful if you would make your members aware of our event.

Kind regards Richard Pickles

Sunday Lunch Run to Filby Bridge Restaurant, Main Road, Filby – Sunday 11th February

Clive has arranged for the club to have lunch at Filby Bridge Restaurant on Sunday 11th February. The 2 course meal will cost £16.50 per person, including tea or coffee.


Roast Topside of Beef

Roast Chicken & Homemade Stuffing Homemade Steak & Kidney Pie Grilled or Fried Haddock (your Choice) Braised Steak In Red Wine Gravy Homemade Vegetable Lasagne


Homemade Treacle Sponge Pudding & Custard Homemade Lemon Cheesecake Warmed Chocolate Fudge Cake Meringue Glacé

Please forward meal choice requests to Clive by 2nd February 2018 – email or telephone 01692 678577/07748 980164.

Meeting point will be Roys of Wroxham Car Park at 10.30 am for a relaxed run including coffee/comfort stop.


Full newsletter with pictures Here