23rd April

Shoreham Airport

shorham airport
drive it day 2016


The Historic Vehicle Federation's annual run will be held as usual on 23rd April this year and we intend to take part again.The plan is to meet at Boship roundabout beside the Service Station . A pleasant run incorporating most types of roads will take us through the Downs to Shoreham Airport, (Now renamed Brighton City Airport). It is Britain's Oldest Airport. For those of you who may have never visited, the Main Terminal building is a beautiful Art Deco building, well preserved and a joy in itself to see. The timetable for the day is as follows.

Leave Boship at 10.00am the run is approx 40 miles.

Arrive at the Airport around 11.00 Car Parking is normally Pay and Display but we have been granted free designated Parking. Take care I can report they like issuing tickets!!!!!!
The restaurant will be open for coffee, however as time could easily be short, a flask might be advisable for those who want to be sure of their mid morning fix
A conducted tour will start at 11.30 starting with the museum and continuing onto the airfield, including where possible the fire fighting arrangements, possible planes and Hangars.

The precise itinerary will to some extent depend on their commercial operations which obviously must take precedence at the time.

Lunch is scheduled for 1.00 in the Main Terminal building where an E.H.V.C table will be reserved for us, the menu boasts a fair selection of sandwiches, paninis and main meals at reasonable cost, there is also a bar.

There is a very relaxed atmosphere and there should be plenty of opportunity to watch the planes taking off and landing. The cost is just £5 per head for the tour and the lunch cost depends on what you order. Sunday is their busiest day of the week therefore early booking is essential. Numbers for the tour may have to be capped if it is oversubscribed. Your booking and Fee to me please no later than 1st April.
For more details please contact Peter Gillies on 01825 890825 or


Heritage Day Saturday 9th September

Thursday 22nd June. Fish 'n' Chip Run

Meeting at South road car park Hailsham at 7.00pm sharp. There will be an enjoyable short road run to the secret destination for a great nights eating and socialising. So please join us and get in touch to book your place. A deposit of £5.00 needs to be paid in advance please contact
Dave Taylor on 01435 813665


Saturday 9th September
Vehicles are requested to be on site before 10.00am
when the museum opens to the general public
Free rides on rail and bus
cafe facilites with a comprhensive menu
many exhibits including Printing works, Telecommunications,
Carpenters workshop, Motor cycles and many other vintage transportitems.Something for everyone.
As you approach the village of Amberly from Eastbourne the road
crosses the river and then the railway crosses the road. Approx 100 yrds
further on you will see a pair of large black gates on your right
hand side. This is not the general public entrance. Take care when
crossing the road as the bend makes it a dangerous manoeuvre;
the gates will be open for us until 10.00am


Waverley Trip 3rd October

The Waverley trip is now fully booked although Peter is prepared to accept "Hopeful Bookings" to be put on a list in case of cancellations, contact him direct on 01825 890825 or

The coach will leave Tinkers Park (the rally field) at 11.00am sharp, free secure parking is available. Should you have a problem on the day please make contact on 07852561549. Anticipated return is around 10.00pm depending on traffic etc. There is a restaurant available on board although I understand it gets very busy and closes at 7.00pm. It is advisable to book a place if you want a table. Contact me direct to book. Otherwise picnics are recommended.
See you on the 3rd October Peter Gillies on 01825 890825

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