The DMMOC is an official branch of the MMOC UK National Morris Minor Owners Club. We are a part of, and receive support from the MMOC although we do have our own membership. So, we encourage our members to be paid up members of the MMOC also.
The MMOC DEVON Branch are next door to us, but have the following contact details:
18th August 2017: Bruce Eggleton: Today, we received a letter from Bruce’s wife advising us that he died earlier this week. At this stage we have no more information but we will pass it on when we receive it.
2nd June 2017, Alan Shepherd: Alan’s funeral will be held at Bournemouth crematorium, Friday 9th June at 11am and then after at the Hurn Sports and Social Club.
16th May 2017: Message from Dave and Jackie Walker. Some of you have heard about the sad incident that happened on Saturday at the Moggyfest Branch and Southern Regional Rally. Many of you know “Albert from Belgium”, a frequent visitor to Dorset’s activities. He came over to the Moggyfest in his Citroen 2CV with his wife Monique, and was staying with us. Shortly after arriving at Beaulieu he collapsed and, despite the incredible efforts of the Medical Services, could not be resuscitated. He was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital at 10:25 on Saturday. Jackie and I would like to thank everyone for their unconditional support and help in dealing with this tragedy. There is not enough space in this publication to mention everyone by name but from Laurie initially arranging for us to be found, Neville getting us out of Beaulieu in a time of prohibited vehicle movement and, finally, Steve Brown for driving Albert’s 2CV back from Beaulieu, every possible help was given. Many other persons should be named, you know who you are and we are sure that you will forgive us for not mentioning you personally. There was never any question of anyone walking away from the problem, indeed it was not a question of “let me know if I can help” it was “what do you want me to do”. You covered everything from re-allocating our duties with regard to the Regalia to arranging for the safe keeping of Albert’s car at Beaulieu.
We have always thought that the MMOC was something special but your assistance was totally beyond our hopes.
On behalf of ourselves, Monique and Albert’s Brother Bob, can we say a very grateful thank you. Without you we would not have coped.
Monique and sister in law Lut drove the 2CV back to Belgium on Monday and we have had confirmation of their safe arrival back home at about 23:00. As you can imagine, there are many formalities to be undertaken and we are slowly working through them.
Thanks again, you are not just acting as fellow Club Members it was truly something special and this will never be forgotten. Dave and Jackie
16th May 2017: The funeral details have been finalised for Terry Kingston. It will be at 2:00pm on Thursday 25th May in Gillingham in Dorset. Friends (preferably with Classic cars) will be welcome to meet in the Lidl Car Park in Gillingham at 1:00pm. (If we get any more details, they will be put here.)
1st May 2017: We are sorry to announce the sad loss of our friend and Morris Minor enthusiast Terry Kingston who died in hospital over the weekend. The Club sends its condolences to his family. He was a regular at car shows around the area and often seen in his Series II blue pick up. Funeral details will be advised when known.
DORSET COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
I would be extremely grateful if you could forward the email to as many people you know who love classic cars and who may either like to buy some parts (listed at the bottom of the email) or would be willing to sponsor the project with a small donation.
People can read all about the project, and me at the crowdfunding project page below. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dorsetcommunityworkshop
|Dorset Community Workshop
To create affordable (not for profit) workshops for Craft Business start up’s needing a first work shop & Classic & Vintage Car enthusiasts
CHAOS CHARITY CHEQUE PRESENTATION: West Moors Family Centre Bond Avenue, West Moors BH22 0LL 10:00-12 bring your Minor
MARIE CURIE MARATHON: We raised a total of £166.19 at the fund raising event on Saturday 24th. Thanks to those who supported the effort.
MARIE CURIE MARATHON: You may have read about this in your Minor Matters. The MMOC are doing a round Britain Run to visit every Branch to raise money for the charity. The car will visit Dorset on Saturday 24th September at Castle Point Shopping Centre (BH8 9UZ) from 09:00—12:00. We are hoping to get a few cars along in support. Please let Laurie know if you are able to come along to help.
22 September 2016: City of the Unexpected. An activity being arranged to celebrate the Centenary of Roald Dahl in Cardiff on 17-18th September 2016. (Involves Morris Minors – apparently!)