RREC Central Southern Section
Past Events

Saturday 22 April 2006

Clear blue skies welcomed more than thirty Club cars to Elms Lane with over seventy Members and their guests. The drives of Elmstead West and Hattons were filled with cars. The latter with seven pre-war Rolls-Royces. At 1145 the short service was conducted for the first time by the Revd Bruce Holben, after a brief introduction by our Secretary, Ted Meachem. Bruce expressed his personal admiration for Rolls-Royce engines in particular, which in earlier times as an RAF pilot had helped to keep him in the air!

Then to Hattons for drinks and canapes, before moving on to Chichester Yacht Club for luncheon. This was a new venue for the Section, and the general consensus seemed to be that food and location were excellent. Another visit to CYC at a future date perhaps? After a leisurely lunch cars and their contents had all dispersed by about 1530.

David Gray - Section Committee Member

Elmstead West   The Service.   Old cars at Hattons.
Sir Henry Royce lived at Elmstead West. The Revd Bruce Holben conducted the service. Pre-war Rolls-Royce motor cars in Hattons driveway.
Drinks in the garden.   Workshop plaque.   Jackie and Ted.
Drinks in the garden of Hattons. Plaque on the workshop used by Sir Henry Royce. Jackie Gray presented with a bouquet by Ted Meachem.
Cars at Chichester Yacht Club.   Cars at the Marina.
Some of the members' motor cars parked at Chichester Yacht Club, which was the splendid location chosen to take lunch. Photos: Ian Burt