Cars in the Park – help needed

The annual Cars in the Park takes place this coming weekend 1st-2nd July, at Beacon Park, Lichfield. Expect up to 2000 cars on display, and the normal host of things to see.

It’s organised by Rotary Club, and is ably assisted by RT250 members. Some chaps from Spires are also helping, but as always, extra help would be very much appreciated. If you can help out with any shifts, please contact Nigel Mulholland absolutely as soon as possible – ie now, tonight, Tuesday 27th, by 10pm. They particularly need help at following times:

Sat AM 0700 to 12.30

Sat PM 12.00 to 18.30

Sun AM 07.00 to 12.30

Sun PM 12.00 to 18.30

Full details of the event are here:

Cricket Match – 5th July 6:30pm Whittington Cricket Club

If fish’n’chips was not enough, for the second innings of the day, we are cordially invited to attend, and maybe even participate in, a needle cricket match, the likes of which have not been seen since last week’s Ashes.

In an experiment to see if youth and enthusiasm is a match for old age and treachery, RT250 and Spires 41 come head-to-head at 6:30pm next Wednesday 5th July, at Whittington Cricket Club.

The bar at the clubhouse will be open, so come along for a pint or two, even if you don’t want or are unable to take part. There’s even a BBQ put on for the evening, so if you have room, bring cash for the BBQ (the bar takes card payments).

If you’re not familiar with the anatomy of Whittington, the cricket club is next door to St Giles Hospice. If you don’t know where St Giles is, you’ll find it next to the cricket club.

Speaker Meeting – Terry Tricker MBE

Chaps, a reminder that the next formal meeting is on Wednesday 19th July, when we will be joined by Terry Tricker MBE, who will be updating us on the work done by the Whittington and Fisherwick Good Neighbours Scheme, and quite possibly accepting a donation as well.

As always, it promises to be a good evening, so if you need to, please book in or apologise to John Godson by 6pm by Thursday 13th July! (You may not get an acknowledgement until Monday 17th July).

Stop Press from Ents

Our first entertainment event this year is an opportunity to enjoy an alfresco lunch on the sumptuous lawns of The Colvile Arms in Lullington on the 5th July with our wives or partners.
Starting at 12.30, Neil the very affable landlord of the pub, will make available exclusively to us his pub and lawn,  but we need to finish by 3.00 pm.
The food will be provided by a fish and chip van who are cooking just for us. Fish, chips and peas is what’s on the menu and the cost will be £7.50 per portion, so for two it will the round sum of £15.00. Please bring the right money, in cash, and pay the chip van as you order your food.
If you don’t fancy the food, you are welcome to join us and bring your own picnic.
But if you want fish and chips you MUST let me know no later than Monday 3rd July by emailing me at  I can then tell them how many portions we require. If you don’t let me know there will not be food available for you.
It should be a very enjoyable day and if the weather is a bit inclement, we can always retire to the marquee or into the pub.
So I look forward to hearing from you.
Pete Dimeloe/ Roger Hartley 

Richard Doubleday

We received sad news that Richard Doubleday, ex-Chair and President of Lichfield 250, passed away earlier this week. Richard was always an enthusiastic Tabler and a real live wire. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Our condolences to them all.

Update regarding Richard’s funeral:

Gentlemen, for those that want to attend  Richard Doubleday’s funeral, it’s on Monday 26 June at 2.00 at Alrewas Church. As he was well loved in Table, work, sport and Whittington Golf club, I imagine the attendance will be large, so early arrival probably necessary.
Dave Kershaw