8* men watching a Meccano knitting machine is not something you would expect at an EACC meeting, even in Norfolk, but it happened nonetheless. Bob had created the device after seeing one at the Model Engineers exhibition. His model worked excellently and was quite intriguing. Meanwhile mopeds and autocycles were discussed at length particularly with new attendee, Martin from Norwich who was keen to acquire knowledge about the finer points of Mobylette restoration. It was good to see a new face at the January meeting; we hope to see Martin again. Three regulars were missing, Ian de S was away and the dynamic duo of Kemp and Lunken were much missed for amongst the throng. The Bluebell staff did such a good job of looking after us that we will be back in February and March. Come & join us, we only bite food not people. 2nd Wednesday in the month about 7pm-ish.
*9 people attended but 1 had left before the machine was on display.
Apologies for the tardy delivery of this report; I have been working on my Mobylette.
Section meeting this Wednesday 12th February from 7:00 ish The Bluebell, North Walsham.
Doesn't seem to be too many rushing forward showing interest in exhibiting at the Strumpshaw Steam Rally ! Hopefully some will want to attend so we can get it added to the events calendar and obtain a permit to cover the PLI requirement. Maybe we can discuss? / anybody not at the meeting please get in touch to show interest.
Hopefully the winds will of subsided and we will have another good turn out. Bring along any mystery objects.
Twelve good men and true* gathered at The Bluebell for the February meeting of the Norfolk Section. We had a surfeit of Ians and representatives from all around the eastern edge of the county including most of the regulars. Ian de O produced an amusing and enlightening quiz into which he had put a great deal of effort. David won & hopefully he will reciprocate next time. As usual the food was good and the beer was well cared for too. Subjects under discussion included supercharging a Panther single, plenum chambers, and the maths behind them, future events, Kill switches, small French cars, sports mopeds, auctions and prices of the sort of bikes which interest us, and the HEC autocycle. Much else was talked about but with 12 people chatting it was difficult for your “on the ped” reporter to catch all of it. The ‘who rode tonight’ prize went to Ian de O who had ridden 5 miles on his small Yamaha to get to the point at which he could get a lift. Next month we are back at The Bluebell and then, who knows where.
*When this phrase was coined, in the early 17th century, 'good' implied distinguished rank or valour.
Beware the rides of March, said the soothsayer, so we didn’t have one. In preference to a chilly, windswept and possibly moist ride we chose to retire to the comfort of an inn, or at least The Bluebell PH in North Walsham, for the March meeting of the Norfolk Section. 11 chaps, minus ladies, got together to chat, quaff, and chew. Amongst our number were 3 Ians, 2 Johns, and several individuals. One John was a guest, welcomed from the high life of Finsbury Park, father in law of Ian de B. Dave ‘the Doctor’ Watson gave us much entertainment with a rather natty quiz of which Ian de O was the winner; he is our reigning quiz champion and a knowledgeable chap too. April should provide us with sufficient daylight for a ride to the meeting and a candlelit wobble home. See you at the Hill House in Happisburgh (Haisbro’ to the locals).