Herald - Issue 448

v THE HERALD - YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE v 26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 15 KDL PLUMBING & HEATING All Jobs Undertaken • Free Estimates and Advice ALL AREAS SERVED Call Kevin on 07475 128249 023 8009 0856 or 01590 780848 NO CALL OUT CHARGES ADDED JIM GRASSICK Double Glazing Repairs • Locks • Handles • Hinges • Glass Over 40 years experience Tel: 07712 718343 Email: jamesgrassickSO45@gmail.com Put Your Repairs in Safe Hands Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH MG Motoring Memories at Beaulieu for MG 100 Age Concern New Forest are in need of Volunteers to help in the Totton Charity Shop in Rumbridge Street. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to learn new skills and meet other Volunteers, please call in and have a chat with the Manager, Tuesday to Saturday. Or ring the O ce on: 023 8084 1199 for more details and an application form. Age Concern New Forest are holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th November, 2pm to 4pm at the Dibden Purlieu Scout Hut. ey welcome anyone that would like to attend and ask you to please let their O ce know you are attending on: 023 8084 1199. Age Concern New Forest AGM Volunteers Needed An historic MG sports car gave a 101 year-old showgoer a trip down memory lane at MG 100 – the Big Beaulieu Bash on Saturday 30th September, when Margaret Parsons was reunited with the same type of MG that she had last enjoyed over three quarters of a century earlier. a member of the Vectis MGOC, had brought his treasured car over from the Isle of Wight for the rally, and took home the coveted Pre-War Car of the Day award. Mike’s MG PA was one of more than 400 MGs of all ages and models which went on display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the rally, celebrating a century of the marque. For details about the other events taking place at Beaulieu this year, and for details about the 2024 calendar of events when they are announced, visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/ events Mike Long and Margaret Parsons with Mike’s MG PA at MG 100 rally Margaret Parsons in her MG PA in the 1940’s Margaret was given a ride around the Beaulieu grounds at the show in Mike Long’s 1934 MG PA, decades after she had been photographed behind the wheel of the PA that she and her late husband, William Parsons, used to own. Recreating Margaret’s black-and-white photograph, the nostalgiafuelled experience brought back memories of their own 1935 PA. Registered CPK 309, Margaret and William’s MG PA was bought in 1943, and it was even accessorised with a powerful aircra landing light. William, a mechanical design engineer, was a keen participant in rallies and hill-climbs. Sadly, the MG had to be sold in 1947, the year they got married, when William needed a more practical car to drive his mother around London. However, Margaret never forgot the sporting twoseater. Unlike Margaret’s roo ess PA, Mike Long’s stunning example is a very rare PA Airline Coupe, one of only two known to survive out of 28 built. Mike, who is