Herald - Issue 452

25th January 2024 • The HERALD • Page 69 v READ THE HERALD ONLINE: www.herald-publishing.co.uk v 023 8084 9370 Prospect Place, Hythe SO45 6AU • MOT’s • MOT Repairs • Air Con • Auto Electrics • Servicing • Welding • Diagnostics • Suspension • Tyres • Clutches • Cam Belts • Brakes 145 Long Lane, Holbury SO45 2NZ Tel: 023 8024 3300 FOR ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS LOCALLY • Free fit batteries (most cars) • Free fit wiper blades • Battery chargers • Oils • Braking • Service parts • Tools/tool hire • Car paints • Engine management diagnostics/reset • Towing accessories • Number plates • Exhaust systems • Steering/suspension • Haynes manuals W: www.cobramotorcomponents.co.uk E: sales@cobramotorcomponents.co.uk Club News The Southampton and New Forest Group of the Austin A30/A35 Owners’ Club was set up by a group of local enthusiasts in December 1998. e aim was to renovate, maintain and preserve their cherished A30/35 vehicles. To celebrate the 25 year milestone, the club members decided to go out for a Christmas meal instead of the usual December meeting. Members continue to enjoy the friendly, social atmosphere at the monthly meetings. Every meeting includes a ra e with many members leaving with a prize or two. e club has held many events throughout the year with speakers on various topics, picnics, quizzes, car meets, club drive days and an annual charity auction. On ursday 21st December, members met up at the Community Cafe at Copythorne Village Hall for the last get together of the year. Ford, Land Rover, Mercedes, M.G., Morris, Riley, Saab, Triumph and Volkswagen enabling the club to expand the membership. Why not drop in for a taster visit, a tea or coffee and share any of your classic car experiences with members? You will receive a warm welcome. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month, starting at 7.30pm, at Netley Marsh Community Hall, Woodlands Road, SO40 7GE. Do go along and meet them. The next meeting will be on Thursday 8th February. ‘LIFE’S TOO SHORT – PUT SOME MILES ON IT’ CLASSIC CAR CLUB – ‘Classic Car Club Clocks Up 25 Years’ e club is always happy to welcome new members that are owners of any make of classic car, not forgetting those enthusiasts who appreciate them but don’t have one of their own, to go along and meet the club members with a view to joining. Members have a range of classic vehicles such as Bedford, Lined up ready to go! BREAKFAST AT VINTAGE TYRES Join Vintage Tyres for breakfast in your car, bike, camper, truck, tank or traction engine on Saturday 24th February at 8.30am. Any vehicle of any age is welcome – if you love it bring it! e format is really simple. ey take over the rst car park on the le as you enter the grounds of the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu - just look out for the signs. Park up and chat to like-minded enthusiasts, leave when you like. For 2024 they have teamed up with local caterers TASTE to o er a proper breakfast menu. Entry is free and they promise not to talk about tyres unless you want to! Learn Something New in 2024 If you are looking to learn something new this year, there are lots of local organisations and businesses o ering opportunities to learn, here are a few: Hampshire’s network of local libraries o er a variety of Learning in Libraries courses throughout the year, with courses in arts and cra s, tness, wellbeing, personal development, family learning and skills for work to choose from, some courses are o ered free of charge. To nd out what courses are available visit: www.hants.gov.uk/learning-in-libraries or pop into your local library. Sir Harold Hiller Gardens in Romsey have a regular programme of learning opportunities including art, cra s, food and gardening. For more information visit: www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/hilliergardens Lepe Country Park run art and cra workshops in the Lookout and in their classroom by the Sensory Garden. For details of upcoming events visit: www. hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryparks/lepe Local charity Tools for Self Reliance run some fantastic cra workshops at their Head Quarters in Netley Marsh. 15th February is an introduction to cable knitting, 22nd March Crochet Flowers and Granny Squares and 18th April Decoupage. To book you place visit: www.tfsr.org/support/ events/ Brockenhurst College o ers a range of both leisure and professional courses starting at various times in the year visit: brock.ac.uk/adult for more information. Get your dancing legs on for the return of the Woodsiders Ceilidh and Barn Dance band! Pre-covid, this group held a regular dance at the Hythe and Dibden Parish Hall. Waterside Arts are delighted to have this much anticipated evening return on Saturday 24th February at Hythe and Dibden Parish Hall, West Street, Hythe. Recommended age 18 and over. Doors open at 7pm, dancing starts at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are just £12, available in advance at watersidearts.org.uk/events/ or from e Herald O ce in Hythe and for those unable to reach either, contact Brenda on 07743 028469. Limited tickets may be available on the door. The Woodsiders Barn Dance Returns!