Surrey Section’s Games Night at the Stepping Stones on 10 January 2018

 

The Surrey section welcomed the members of the Surrey Velocette Owners Club to our games night on Wednesday the 10th January 2018 at the Stepping Stones, Westhumble Street in Dorking. We have had many games nights in the past with the VOC, and they now use the Stepping Stones as their own club’s monthly venue as their last venue unfortunately closed down.

We had about 43 members from both clubs arrive for this event and the room was packed. We supplied food for those that came and the VOC generously agreed to pay half the cost for what was provided by the Stepping Stones catering staff. It was an amazing night, with all the games that were provided by both clubs members. Ken Rawlinson provided the football game after I collected him from his home as I have an estate car as it would not fit into Ken’s saloon car. The dart board was part of the pubs fittings, and the giant Jenga game was provided by Dave Gibson. Mike Duffell supplied the Shove Halfpenny game, but the bagatelle game was not used. Dave Gibson also brought along the Tossing the Pig game but we could not use it for our games night as the room that we were using was just not big enough for it. It was already full of all the members and we all could hardly move in it with all the games being played; as well as those that were not involved with the games.

 

The Surrey section of the NOC have won the last few games nights so the VOC won this games night 8 to 7 and their chairman Dave Cat was presented with the trophy and was also congratulated by our own chairman Mike Petryszyn. This trophy was constructed by our very owner painter and sculpture extraordinaire Dave Gibson.

Steve Eccleshall arrived on his new Norton 961 but as it was a very cold night and he was the only one who came on a bike. It must have been a cold return ride home for him as the temperature was down to just 2 degrees or less.

Vellocette Owners’ Club winning Team

 

Can I thank all those that brought along their games for this event, and those that helped with the running and organising of it all?

The Surrey section has many events planned for this new year 2018, and we also have many speakers that have agreed to come along and give talks and presentations for us. Our very own Henry Dulat has agreed to give us a talk about motorcycle electrics. Norton Hawes has also agreed to come along again to give a repeat of his talk about motorcycle riding and safety for all those that missed it the first time he conducted it, for later in the year. We shall also be having a club stand so we shall be representing the NOC at the next Ardingley show in March as well as at Kempton Park show in May.

Those members of the NOC who live either in Surrey or South London will be made very welcome if you would like to come along to any of our club nights if you are not members of our section. We also have a very good depth of knowledge among our members for most of the Norton models.

 

Anthony Curzon: Press Officer of the Surrey section

 

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