The Sportomotive Annual Skittles match held at the Elm Tree Inn at Ringwood was a huge success again this year. After lunch we held three rounds of team skittles with Team Evora winning the match and Elan coming second, and Elise bring up the rear, however, the scores were all very close this year. The winning team were awarded a box of Heroes to share, but being true Heroes they shared them amoungst us all. A raffle was held and we would like to thank the Lotus Drivers Club and Club Lotus for the provision of some of the prizes.

After the Raffle we held a game of Killer Skittles, where each contestant could really show off their skittling prowess, with Dead Eye Ian winning on a single skittle at the End, to take the pot of prize money and the Trophy for one year, which was presented to him by last year’s winner John Bewsey.

There was also an opportunity to view and purchase the 2018 Wessea Area Calendar sponsored by Sportomotive, which will also be available at the Christmas events for purchase at a cost of £6.00 each. A truly unique Christmas Present, not found anywhere else, not even on ebay or Amazon.

We would like to welcome some new members to Wessex Area, Donald and Gene who, came in Donald’s red S4 Elan.

Vintage Christmas at the Tank Museum – Sunday 3rd December 2017

Bovington Tank Museum Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG , Vintage Xmas Fair. – NB: Last Years Entry Tickets will entitle you to Free Entry this year, so if you kept them, remember to bring them along.

Starting at Crown Hotel, West Street,Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ for Coffee from 9.30am before leaving at 10.30 for a short run to Bovington Tank Museum for a festive day for all. Think Christmas Jumpers, Earrings, Hats not just for yourselves, but for your Lotus’s as well. The judging for the best Christmas decorated car will take place before the run at The Crown Hotel, with a prize for the winning car, to be awarded at the Christmas Lunch.

Not only will you be entertained throughout, you can shop till you drop in our extensive vintage market for all those unique Christmas gifts that you won’t find anywhere on the high street.

Learn more about what life was like at Christmas time from the 1920’s to the Post War era, with themed crafts and activities. There will also be living history re-enactors around the Museum to help take you back in time.
Don’t miss…

  • Santa’s grotto (additional cost) and see him arrive by Tank at 10.30 on both days!
  • Children’s crafts and activities
  • Vintage Market
  • Live music
  • Vintage Vehicle Display
  • Living History dioramas and talks

Wessex Area Christmas Lunch – Sunday 17th December 2017

Passford House Hotel, Mount Pleasant Lane, Lymington, Hants, SO41 8LS is the venue again this year for the Christmas Lunch. Come and enjoy a superb Christmas Lunch in the lovely surroundings of Passford House. As usual there are lots of surprises and treats in store. Arriving at 11am for pre-lunch drinks in one of the cosy lounges by a roaring log fire, before sitting at 1pm for lunch. As in previous years we will be having the Elves and Fairies Lucky dip. Each couple brings a small wrapped gift, one for a man (elf) and one for a woman (fairy). These are put into the Secret Santa sacks and passed around during the meal. There will be quizzes and other games for us all to enjoy.

See menu choices below – £26.50 per person. Please send payment to James de Main by Friday 1st December 2017 to 3 Gilbert Close, Alderholt, Nr Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 3LU

Starters
Spicy Parsnip Soup, coriander yoghurt (gf) (v)
Terrine of chicken and ham hock, pickled vegetables, mustard dressing (gf)
Potted Dorset blue vinney, walnut bread, pear salad (gf on request) (v)
Roulade of smoked salmon and prawns, Melba toast (gf on request)

Main Course
Traditional roast turkey with all the traditional trimmings (gf on request)
Duck leg confit, braised red cabbage, fondant potato, redcurrant jus
Nut Roast, roasted root vegetables, vegetarian gravy (v) (gf)
Fillet of cod, creamy mash, garlic spinach, wild mushroom, red wine reduction (gf)
Pan filleted Sea Bass with new potatoes and white wine cream

Dessert
Homemade Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce (gf on request)
Baked apple cheesecake, oat crumble, toffee sauce (v) (gf on request)
Chocolate and Amaretto Mousse, vanilla seed ice cream (gf on request) (v)
Ford Farm farmhouse Cheddar, oak cakes, fig chutney (gf on request)
Crème Brulee (v) (gf on request)

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Coffee & Mince pies