Regional Officer: Trevor Hodgetts
Areas covered: Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, South Worcestershire, Monmouthshire, Staffordhshire and Shropshire.
Greetings to all XKEC members and friends, my name is Trevor Hodgetts. I am the Western Shires Regional Officer, I live in the shadow of the Malvern Hills with my wife Diane, our Jag is a Carnival Red X 100 Coupe built in 1996.
At Western Shires, we are a very interactive group with all members having equal input as to our varied event calendar. We do not have a designated monthly meeting place, but choose different locations around the Western Shires area. This year, such days as a Cotswold drive and picnic, tour of Cotswold Distillery at Shipston on Stour and local hill climb days, all kindly organised by various members of the group. This is in addition to the normal calendar events at Western Shires.
We are a very friendly bunch and if advice is requested, usually one of the group can help. To any XK/XKR enthusiasts in the area, if you would like to come along to any of our events, you would be made very welcome. Safe and enjoyable Jaguar motoring to you all.
A Breakfast meet normally takes place every second Saturday of each month at 09.30/10.00am at :
The AV8 Restaurant
Gloucestershire GL7 6BA
However, we are forced to change this venue for the next few months because the AV8 building suffered severe storm damage recently that will keep it closed for repair until early 2019.On 10th December we will now be going to the The Trouble House Inn, London Road, Tetbury, GL8 8SG. https://thetroublehouse.co.uk/
This is just a few miles from AV8 on the main road towards Tetbury and is just as convenient for everyone inbound from all different points of the compass.
Here's the Google Maps link - https://goo.gl/maps/vnx6QgWFQ9x and here's the Google Earth view - https://goo.gl/maps/8VvJ5Ey5EnF2
Parking is alongside the pub or in the field immediately behind. Assuming all goes well we will continue there in January (12th) and potentially in February (9th) after which we very much hope normal service will be resumed at AV8.As ever everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. The arrival time is from 09:00 with most folk getting there for about 09:30. For further details contact XKEC Member Alan Richell on email firstname.lastname@example.org.