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North. There are still so many opportunities.

prepared to hold stock and have a club regalia stand at any of the shows that are not at present covered. Eg West Country and shows in the Midlands and

to have my loft full of Singer Stock as I can now offer a full "to order" option which has clearedmy loft and does not tie up club funds with unnecessary stock. A

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Club it is also great to be involved close up with members and get to know each other better. The situation with clothing is that I have decided not

As well as making money for the Singer Owners’

involved in selling club regalia in 2012. Now, could you please contact me if you would be

November. These events together now make up the bulk of our sales. I would also like to thank everyone who has been

but now a new design for the Rootes owners, this has been reproduced from an original badge by kind permission of The Rootes Archive Trust. Our new adverts will all be released for the New Year at the latest. So, happy New Year to everyone and I will look forward to hearing from you soon.


BRITISH LEGION CLUB Kimberley Rd, Bagington, Coventry (with Midland Vehicle Preservation Society) Contact John Taylor – Telephone 01926 854456.

with ARCC at Harvesters on A5, just North of M1 junction 5. Contact Ron Atherton – Telephone 01525 221 943.

THE WAGGONERS for Herts/Essex areas, At Ayot Green, Herts, close to the A1 at Welwyn. Contact David Freeth – Telephone 01920 830 517.

THE QUEENS OAK Church Lane, Finchampstead, Berkshire. Contact John Payne – Telephone 01252 834 116

THE PLUME OF FEATHERS for Herts/Essex areas, Pye Corner, Gilston, Essex. Contact Peter Hart – Telephone 01920 830 419.

THE BROOKLANDS Club House,Weybridge, Surrey Contact David Norfolk on 01372 373929.

THE MAJOR’S RETREAT for Avon/West Country areas, in Tormorton village. One Mile from M4, J18. Contact Nick Warren – Telephone 01666 577 363.

MURTON ROVERS FC Murton near Swansea. For the South Wales area.

THE LEATHER BOTTLE Liverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. South off the A414 onto the A4147. Contact Ron Atherton – Telephone 01525 221943

AVIATOR HOTEL Sywell, Northants Contact Jim Pegram – Telephone 01536 710735.

New Noggin

I thought I should let you know for the magazine that a few of us are trying to get a Northants noggin going. Eleven of us met at the Aviator Hotel in Sywell last Tuesday on a very infomal basis, and decided that enough of us enjoyed ourselves sufficiently to want to do it again. As a result there will be another meeting on Thursday 24th Jan 2013, and on the 4th Thursday of the month thereafter. Wives/partners are positively encouraged, so chat is not all cars!. For the time being, meetings will remain informal and chatty while we find out how many members are interested on a regular basis. Meetings will be from 7.00 pm onwards, with meals available for those that want them. All interested club members are very welcome to come along. If anyone has any queries I will try and clarify either on Best regards.

28 01536 710735 or e-mail ; Jim Pegram NEW VENUE

THE KINGS ARMS Shouldham, for East Anglian areas Contact Andrew McAdam – Telephone 01553 841 252.

Farewell to OTA tractor designer Fred Brookes

was manager of the colliery, he served an engineering apprenticeship at the Standard Motor Co and worked there until 1946 when, with John CLarke, he formed Oak Tree Appliances in the village of FIlIongley, near Coventry. They designed and produced the three-wheel OTA row-crop tractor, introduced in 1948, and the four-wheel OTA Monarch, which came out in 1951, writes OTA and Singer tractor registrar Joe Paget. The Government's post-war material rationing

FRED Brookes, who co-founded Oak Tree Appliances and designed the OTA and Monarch tractors, has died at the age of 88. Born at Artey, near Coventry, where his father

separate advert will be issued with the usual polo shirts, sweat shirts and fleeces. Now they are available in any colour that you choose and delivery time is about a week. There are still a few old design fleeces and polos available which I would be pleased to sell at half price +p/p. Just contact me for any further details. We have two badges available, the usual green one 01372 373929

David Norfolk

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