Normog is the Durham & North East branch of the Morgan Sports Car Club.

We have ‘scenic runs’ where we drive our cars to interesting places as well as regular ‘noggins’ at The Black Horse, Beamish.

We always welcome new members.

Events

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February 14th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm.

February 27th

Annual NorMog Dinner

Once we have an idea of numbers the menu will follow. The cost is £25 per head for a 3 course dinner with options for each course followed by coffee/tea.

Accommodation is £110 per twin room with 2 people sharing, including breakfast. Redworth Hall is a delightful Jacobean Mansion in beautiful grounds with indoor swimming pool and spa for those of us who might feel

Also arranged a guided tour of The National Railway Museum at Shildon, approximately 2 miles from the hotel for 2pm on the same day, and suggest we meet at 12.30 in the cafe for lunch or a coffee beforehand. The cost of the tour is £1.90 per head.

I need to know numbers for the museum visit, the dinner and hotel accommodation as soon as possible please.Nearer the time you will be able to contact Redworth Hall to confirm your booking, give your menu choice and settle your account.

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March 14th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

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April 11th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

April 22nd - 23rd

The Vintage Weekend

No Normog event planned, but The Vintage Weekend takes place at the Black Bull Frosterley. A number of members have said this is a good event, so if you're looking for a way to take part in National Drive It Day, this could be worth a look however, as I said, we have no actual NorMog event planned.

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May 7th

Tennants Auction Room Tour & Lunch

A visit to Tennant’s very impressive Auction centre complex in Leyburn & lunch in the Garden rooms has been arranged for Sunday, 7th May.

There will be full opportunity to tour the Auction centre - and in particular to visit the many exhibitions & displays in the various galleries.

Tennants will reserve a parking/car display area by the main entrance to the centre - the centre is a very popular visitor attraction in the northern Dales.

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Click the link below to view the menu. Please let Roger have your menu choices by Saturday, 29th April and I will forward them to Tennants.

If there’s any interest, Roger is very happy to arrange a scenic route for the last part of the drive to Leyburn - perhaps meeting for coffee at The Bridge Inn in Grinton at, say 11am. Please let Roger know in advance…

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May 9th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

May 27th

Skylive 2017

We have been asked to take part in the Classic Car display at Skylive 2017 which will be held at Durham-Tees Valley Airport on Saturday 27th May. The organisers are looking for a display of 12 cars (with free admission) as part of a display from 20 car clubs. The new organiser assures me that there will be better provision for getting on and off the site, and more display space for each group. Please contact Gaeme asap with details of your car if you are interested.

May 28th

Forest Classic Car Show

Peter is organising a run to Hutton in the Forest Classic Car Show. Details to follow, but get the date in your diary!

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June 13th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

June 25th

Ashington Mining Museum

Visit and Guided Tour of Ashington Mining Museum (Special Guided tour of restricted areas). Also Miners paintings Art Gallery. Followed by short run to Blyth for pre booked Fish and chip lunch (numbers needed). Plenty of free parking.

More details to follow. Contact J Anderson 01434 632693

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July 9th

Annual Hog Roast

Hog roast, driving tests; display, etc…. Contact David S for more details.

Bolton Hill Farm, Staindrop

July 11th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

July 23rd

Wensleydale Creamery

Run to Wensleydale Creamery with lunch and a cheese making demonstration. Contact Graeme Bell

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August 8th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

August 13th

Group Tour at Museum of Flight

South of Edinburgh

August 20th

Re-visit to Dalemain Classic Car Show

Dalemain is on the edge of the Lakes not far from Penrith. Please note, there is no formal Morgan pitch arranged. A few of us are meeting at the Village Pantry at Whitfield A686, at 9 to 9.30am for coffee. Aiming to arrive at Dalemain A592 at 11.00am approx.

We will be using the Public Car Park and there will be a charge. We will take a picnic lunch and chairs.

Please let John Anderson know if you fancy attending. 01434 632693 Janderson42@btinternet.com

August 26-7th

Run For The Hills

Run For The Hills 2017 tickets are now available to purchase. Taking place in Malvern next August 26th & 27th, Run For The Hills 2017 is the annual Morgan event and promises an exciting weekend of Morgan themed entertainments from owners and fans all around the world.

Link to tickets and further information https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/run-for-the-hills-2017-tickets-29692570277?aff=em

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September 12th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

September 14th

Alwinton Show

More details coming.

September 16th

Whalton Village Farming and Classic Car Show

We are looking for 10-12 cars to exhibit at the show. There will be loads of interest and excellent WI café with home cooking. Bring the family in the family car (public car park) as well as the Morgan (display). Picnic together.

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October 10th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

October 14th

Alwinton Show

More details later

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November 14th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

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December 12th

Noggin

Black Horse, Red Row, Beamish, DH9 0RW - 7pm

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Gallery

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Bowhill House, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5ET.

Bowhill House is a historic house near Bowhill at Selkirk in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a member of the Historic Houses Association, and is one of the homes of the Duke of Buccleuch. Organised by John Anderson, the property is definitely a hidden gem, private guided tour and buffet lunch in the tearooms. Excellent turnout, weather and an all round good day.

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Shandy Hall – 26 April 2015

Shandy Hall is located in a small village in North Yorkshire, just south of Thirsk. The Hall was the home of Laurence Sterne, writer of “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman”, and was renamed after the “hero” of the book. Sterne used a number of radical techniques in his book including, for example, indicating that on the next page was a picture of the most beautiful woman in the world. Turn the page and it is blank leaving the image to the reader’s imagination.

NORMOG met at the Fauconberg Arms for morning coffee and then toured the local church where Sterne was appointed vicar in 1760. In the church are some remarkable murals and carvings. After the church the group took a tour of Shandy Hall and gardens. The tours were accompanied by a very detailed and interesting talk by the Hall curator, who gave a fascinating insight into Sterne’s life and success. The day ended back at the Fauconberg Arms for lunch.

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Winter Driving

Most people do not use their Morgans during the winter months but Sylvia & Dennis O'Neil do, although they now pick our days, rather than driving in conditions they used to. Dennis is hoping to have a talk at the next meeting about preparing the car for winter use and things to do if you lay the car up in the garage for the winter which can cover several months.

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Northumberland Lunch & Countryside Tour




Another excellent day organised  by John Rutherford. Fish & Chip lunch in Seahouses and rounders on the beach at Banburgh.

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Eshott Airfield – 21 June 2015

This is a small World War 2 airfield near Felton in Northumberland, it now caters purely for private aircraft. Sadly it was cold and rainy most of the day, which was particularly bad for the 3 AC Cobra owners – no roofs for their cars.

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Cummins Diesels – 11 July 2015

Cummins were planning a celebration day for their 50th anniversary. NORMOG turned out 24 cars for the day, by far the biggest group of cars at the event. There was a great range of events, entertainment and facilities on the day including a free lunch. A wide range of vehicles had been assembled, old and new – traction engines to double decker buses. There was also a tour of the factory. A great day out.

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The Heights of Abraham - 11th June 2016

One of the organised events during a short trip to Derbyshire. The group went to the Heights of Abraham via the cable car from near Matlock Bath railway station. The cable cars give a tremendous view of the beautiful valley and countryside.

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Fishburn Airfield – 3rd October 2015

Fishburn Airfield is situated to the south east of Durham City and is used for private aircraft and parachute jumping. There were a number of aircraft on view including a 2/3 scale Spitfire and a wide range of military and civil vehicles. About 10 Morgans turned up plus a “cuckoo” (see photographs). The army were present and fired many rounds from an artillery piece.Despite the damp and cold it was a very interesting day.

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Contact

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John B Anderson

Email: john@normog.com

Phone: 01434 632693

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Roger Pettican

Email: roger@normog.com

Phone: 01207 588828
Cell: 07713 501975

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