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Albert Wallis Brough at Market Deeping 1976

Transverse Brough and Rudge 1976

George Bells V twin AJS 1977

T Dewey's GP Market Deeping 1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Lynn and District Section of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club

A Brief History

The Section was inaugurated on the 20th August 1965 when a group of like minded enthusiasts of old motorcycles held a meeting in a room above a fish and chip shop in Kings Lynn. Those present at that meeting were A. Cooper, R Baker, J Forster, B Woods and P Lawson.  A provisional committee was formed and a Head Quarters was established at The Gate Public House at Middleton Green and it was decided to hold meetings on the first Monday of each month. This was later changed to the last Tuesday of each month in order to get the inclusion of notes for publication in the Club Journal and this carries on to this day.

In the early years of the section the meeting place changed a couple of times before members agreed to move to The Bull at Stoke Ferry in 1973 where the section became established for many years until in June 1982 we found we were without a meeting place as The Bull closed without prior warning and we held one meeting at The Swan at Brookville before moving to The Heron at Stow Bridge for two years before a similar fate fell upon the section and once again found we had no meeting place and moved to The Bell at Denver near Downham Market in June 1984.


Although having a Bona-fide club room this was never a happy meeting place and it was decided that a new venue should be found and the section moved to The Social Club Methwold in February 1986 and have been holding our monthly club night meetings there ever since and have become good friends with the Social Club Committee members over the many years we have been there to the effect that they allow us to hold our premier event The Breckland Weekend there with camping in the grounds and use of the club facilities. We would be very hard pressed to find another venue that has been so good to the section for so many years and we continue to welcome members new and old to the section with around 30 to 40 attending on club.

2013 is another milestone in the history of the section as we have now joined the 21st Century and have our very own Website I hope you will all enjoy it as it grows over the years to come with August 2015 being the 50th Anniversary the section has come a long way from that first meeting in a room over the fish and chip shop in Kings Lynn
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By Paul Fletcher