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The Devon and Cornwall Group's Annual Lunch, 2010

Where are the pasties?

Members of the Devon and Cornwall Groups met on Sunday 31st January for our annual get together.  Lunch was arranged at the Royal Standard public house in Mary Tavy, Devon, a mid way point for both groups.

The date had been well advertised in the club magazine and on the website and twenty seven members and their partners and friends were expected.

As the date came closer the weather took at turn for the worse with snow deposited overnight on the previous two nights, making Chris very nervous.

However Standard owners are a hardy lot and although we were very short on classic cars on the day, due to risk of heavy snow showers, everyone attended as planned.  There was an interesting story from one member who gave his passengers an unexpected trip around the lanes, following a lapse in concentration, but everyone arrived safely in one piece, despite some very heavy snow showers.

It was remarked by one of our newer members that the pub car park did resemble a four by four convention, but we all agreed given the weather conditions the day was about meeting up and spending time together.  Classic cars there on the day were Steve and Karen Lovegrove in their Triumph and Peter and Stuart Starbuck in their MGB GT.

Chris had almost had a heart attack when he rang to reconfirm our booking before Christmas, to be told that the pub was now in new hands.  However they confirmed they could still accommodate us for lunch.

By the amount of chatter that accompanied lunch it was a great success.  Something which could not be said of the chef’s attempt at a decent custard, however it did cause a great deal of humour amongst those who flooded both plate and table.

Despite a shaky service from the new owners the lunch was viewed a great success, new friendships were formed and promised parts exchanged hands.

Chris and I would like to thank everyone who made the effort to attend and we look forward to seeing you all at the next event arranged by Brian Murrish a run to the "Cornwall at War" Museum at Camelford, on the 18th April.  Ring Brian on  01872  560477 or email on

Linda and Chris Bowden

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(Feb 2020)