The Carpenters Arms Noggin on 11th February attracted a good number of people, 38 members and 4 Morgans. The Noggin on 25th February at the North Pole in Wateringbury was popular following the splendid way the pub looked after us for our Christmas Noggin. The 29th February found us at The Inn on the Pond in Nutfield, but there weren’t any leap year marriage proposals in our group!
As reported last month Maggie and Les are organising a lunchtime Noggin for Sexmog at the very easterly end of Sussex at THE ROBIN HOOD, Main Road, Icklesham, East Sussex, TN36 4BD on Sunday 8th March 2020 from 12 noon. Hopmoggers are, as always, welcome to attend. The menu (including a Sunday Roast Special) and further details can be found on the pub’s website The pub doesn’t need to know peoples’ choices prior to the day but they require final numbers in advance. If you’re interested email by 3rd March.
The Curling is fully booked so please contact Paul Knight if you’d like to see if there have been any last minute cancellations.
There are a small number of rooms left at the Powdermills Hotel for the Annual Dinner Dance but these are going fast.
There are only 3 rooms left of our 20 room allocation for the RNLI visit in October, these will be released on a first come first served basis so you need to book quickly or risk missing out.
The booking deadline is Tue 24th March for our Spring Walk. Starting at the Café in Emmetts Garden this walk will pass through old woodland until we reach Toys Hill. We then head to Ide Hill across grass fields (sheep, cows), following the Greensand Way, and affording good views to the south. From Ide Hill the walk returns to Emmetts Garden mainly along roads. Distance is about 4 miles. There is a long uphill section between Toys Hill and Ide Hill making this a slightly more challenging walk than our normal offerings.
You can book now via our website for our visit to the Weald and Downland Living Museum which rescues and faithfully re-builds historic buildings from the south east of England. It now has over 50 of these which can be visited, and earlier ways of life covering 1,000 years experienced. The buildings are all set in a glorious 40 acre site featuring extensive walks and many demonstrations of rural life. There is an excellent cafe, which is dog friendly, with hot meals until 3.00pm and snacks etc. until 5.00pm when the museum closes.
Kevin Still is organising our attendance at Motors by the Moat. The show returns to Leeds Castle with vintage, high performance and classic cars on display all around the Castle grounds. With a host of rare, limited edition vehicles, modified cars, kit cars and American cars on display. This year discover a World War II military section to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, as well as plenty of other displays including an International stunt driver and a jet-ski show.
Bookings are now being taken on for Leonardslee Gardens, Bexhill 100 and Chilham Chase.
Links to all of these events and details of Noggins can be found below.
In March’s Hopmog Review, the theme for MORGANS HAVING FUN is MORGANS IN SPRINGTIME. With the recent poor weather there’s not been much opportunity to drive Morgans so Maggie and Les are struggling for photos. Please send any pics you might have to by Sunday 15th March 2020 providing as much information as possible – where, when and why. Perhaps you can look back to previous years or perhaps – hopefully - the weather will improve in the next few days.
John Watson is organising a private trip to the Ardennes on the weekend of September 26/27. The cars will leave on the euro tunnel early on the Saturday and will return Monday evening, although some will be staying until Tuesday evening. There is room for a few more cars. If you are interested in going please contact John Watson on for further details.
You should have had your 2020 printed calendar with your membership renewal form, we have some spares if you’d like an extra copy for your partner or to keep in your Morgan. Don’t forget that the whole of the year’s events are on our website and each event entry will have more information as the dates get nearer.
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Hopmog Regalia Store
The range of clothing in our on-line Regalia store has now been extended to include beanie hats and ladies V or round-neck T shirts. Click here to take you to the store or go to the Hopmog website and select Regalia from the menu.
If you have any suggestions for other items then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll pass them on.
EVENTS NOW BOOKING & UPCOMING
Click on an image for full details and booking information
You can see all the upcoming events before you receive your monthly update via the Newsfeed on the home page of the website, the Events Calendar and the Hopmog Facebook page. They are updated regularly as we receive details, so make sure you don't lose out and miss that event you want to attend.
Spring Walk -
Wednesday 8 April
Hopmog Dinner & Dance - Saturday 18 April 2020
Weald & Downland Museum -
Wednesday 6 May
Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
Sunday 24 May
Motors by the Moat at Leeds Castle -
Sat 9 & Sun 10 May 2020
Saturday 13 June
Chilham Chase & Chill - Saturday 20 June
Bexhill 100 - Monday 31 August
RNLI Poole -
Additional Event - Chilham Chase
We have recently been advised that The Chilham Chase will be run again this year in the grounds of Chilham Castle and Hopmog have once again been invited along to display our cars in front of the house (the background image was taken during our last visit). The date is Saturday 20 June 2020. This is NOT shown in your hard copy Events Calendars, so please update your diaries.
Booking is now open. See above for the link to the details and booking form.
AND DON'T FORGET........
The Hopmog BBQ is taking place the very next day just 5 miles away, so it will be a fun weekend. Details and booking arrangements will appear in the usual places as soon as they are available.
If you intend to eat then please remember to book
For Kent Noggins phone the pub direct to book your table
For Surrey Noggins make your bookings via Paul Bullock at or phone 07973 123360
Our Noggins for this month are........
Tuesday 10 March ... The New Flying Horse Upper Bridge Street Wye Nr Ashford TN25 5AN 01233 812297 www.newflyinghorsewye.co.uk
Tuesday 24 March ...Blue Anchor Grange Road Platt Sevenoaks TN15 8ND 01732 885498
Saturday 28 March ....Barley Mow Tandridge Lane, Tandridge, Nr Oxted, RH8 9NJ www.barleymowtandridge.com
Please note that Surrey Noggins have reverted to Saturday lunchtime throughout the winter