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The team enjoying a cup of tea and a warm-up at the end of the day (Keith Barry).


taste of Steve Broadbent’s almost legendary signature cake, a Welsh tea loaf known as ‘Bara Brith’ which he had made as a treat for Graham Appleyard’s birthday. On a sad note, we had to prepare for the


funeral of a former colleague, Barry Grimsey, a man who could rival the ‘Wombles’ for recycling,


MOTORCYCLE VOLUNTEERS An Ard day’s work...


invitation of the Surrey Norton Owners’ Club. Six members of the team ran the Brooklands display beside the Surrey NOC stand. To maintain the Norton theme, four bikes from the Museum collection were shown – they were the Jackson/ Soane Norton, Keith Willis’s Manxman and two of Roger Bird’s bikes, the Driscoll Norton and the Denis Jenkinson International. We had a good pitch, right beside the exit to


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the coffee wagon, so there was a lot of interest. The logistics and effort of shifting four bikes for a relatively short show was repaid by the number of visitors to whom we spoke and who took away Brooklands events lists. During the morning, in a separate hall, as a


Brooklands Museum Guide as well as being one of the team, I gave an illustrated talk about the history of Brooklands and some of the significant people who featured in its story. The organisers, ELK promotions, were very


keen that we should be at the show, to the extent that they provided excellent complimentary re- freshments at lunchtime and gave a generous con- tribution towards the cost of van hire. All in all, a good day’s work.


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Motorcycle volunteers Karen and Jim Anderson on the stand at Ardingly (Michael Sands).


A sad farewell to a good friend of the team The funeral of Carol Green was held in Tunbridge Wells on 22nd March. Carol was the partner of Alan Turner, a freelance journalist who has produced more pages of Brooklands reports than anyone else over the past 15 years. Alan’s articles, often illustrated by Carol’s photography, have been regular features in The Classic Motorcycle with hardly a month passing without a Brooklands story. Carol arrived at the crematorium chapel in a motorcycle and side-car hearse with an escort of


...but a good one!


he Motorcycle Team visited the Ardingly Classic Bike Show on 25th March at the


had a huge fund of facts and anecdotes about Brooklands and dispensed both with a gentle smile and an engaging tone. Barry was one of the original Car Rides team and a long-term member of it. He will be missed as he leaves for his ‘extended tea break’ as we say here at Brooklands. Keith Barry


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