Noggin Special News Brief

Hello to all Southern Counties Members. First of all a big thank you to all the members who supported our DriveIT Day, organised by Ed Friend. It was a lovely Spring Day just right for a drive through our beautiful Kent/Sussex Border countryside from Sevenoaks to Winchelsea and Rye. It was good to see some new faces and some old friends and their cars.Over this last Bank Holiday Weekend a number of Southern Counties Members (6 cars) attended the Northern Centre Weekend based in a Hotel close to the Peak District with runs out to explore this beautiful National Park. The highlight was the visit to Chatsworth House incluse of an excellent Cream Tea. All in All an excellent weekend which for us was about 600miles of Healeydriving overall. Full reports of the weekend will appear in RevCounter in due course

DriveIT Day – approaching Biddenden

The Southern Counties NogginsI am pleased to let you all know that we now have Five Noggins spread across the Centre all scheduled to operate in May. There are two in Kent, two in Sussex and one in Surrey. The locations have been chosen carefully to ensure they match the geographic spread of members but these locations are not ‘set in stone’ and any suggestion for alternative venues from attendees will be given due consideration within the Noggin Groups.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind all members that these Noggin and Natters are primarily social gatherings for both drivers and partners where the ladies can feel as much at home as the gents. Conversations between the drivers may of course, occasionally drift into technical or mechanical matters regarding the cars but there is more likely to be discussion about recent drives and AHC events both future and past.
So please come along to the one near you and give it a try. Its worth noting that if you want to know more about up and coming events come to a Noggin and ask the organiser. They will be able to help.
Surrey Noggin
When: Third Tuesday of each month– Next Tuesday 17th May
LocationThe Cock Inn, Church Lane, Headley, Surrey, KT18 6LEStart: – 8pm (7pm for those wishing to eat)ContactKeith Charie – 01737 813454

West Sussex Noggin
When: Forth Tuesday of each monthLocation: The Welldiggers Arms, Low Heath, A283, Petworth GU28 0HG
Start: From 7.00 p.m. (ish)ContactGeri Barnden 07812438211East Sussex Noggin
When: Second Wednesday of each month
Location: The Blackboys Inn, Blackboys, Lewes Road, Uckfield, TN22 5LGStart: 7pm to eat, any time if not eatingContactNick Varlow 01273415184

 North West Kent Noggin
When: Second Tuesday of each month @ 8.p.m.
Location – The Kings Head, 2 Westerham Rd, Bessels Green Rd, Riverhead, TN13 2QAContactEd Friend – 020 8293 9111 OR Mark Bethel – 07979 531 590
 East Kent Noggin
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Location – The Rose and Crown, Mundy Bois Road, near Pluckley, Ashford, Kent TN27 0STStart – 8pm (7pm for those wishing to eat)ContactMark Bethel – 07979 531 590 OR Ed Friend – 020 8293 9111

Tail Pipe
Below is a link to the Wings Aviation Museum at Balcombe. As I said in my last brief I have arranged a visit for Saturday 14th May. Check out their Website and if you would like to come along please email me at or ring me on 07711 157 032. But I must know if you want to come by close of play on Thursday 12th May.

With Best wishes to you all and hope to see you at a Noggin near you soon.

Dave Colwell

Link to Wings Aviation Museum

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