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Sad News - Margaret Platt

Message from our Chairman:

 

It is with great sadness I have to announce that long time member Margaret Platt passed away yesterday (26th May) after a long brave battle with cancer. Margaret has been in a member of Northern Counties all her life, with her Mum and Dad, Elsie and Derek Platt being founder members. Margaret has always been a very active member, with many years on the committee, and she also represented the club on the Council Of Management.

 

She will be a great miss, our thoughts go out to Alan and the family at this sad time.

 

Details of the funeral will follow.

 

 

Trains & Titanic in Alnwick?

Our next rally takes place at Alnwick Rugby Club from 29th of May to 1st June.

There are toilets and showers available for our use and access to the club house (pay bar).

 

There will be a Pie & Pea supper (highly recommended) and the hosts have asked that all attendees bring a hat - the sillier the better for the Saturday social.

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In addition to the fabulous attractions of the Castle and the magnificent gardens, there are one or two other attractions you might like to explore. The Bailiffgate Museum is highly recommended or perhaps go for a wander to see an attaction in the making - the Aln Valley Railway. This is a new project based at the Lionheart Enterprise Park which is on the opposite side of the A1 to our rally field. It's early days, but it's free admission with a small charge for a train ride.

 

Another hidden gem in Alnwick town centre is the Olympic Suite in the White Swan hotel. The Titanic's sister ship, the RMS Olympic, was launched in 1911, a year before its sister's tragic maiden voyage. When it was finally retired in 1935 and scrapped in 1937, many of the fittings and artworks were auctioned. The then-owner of The White Swan bought the Olympic's dining room and transported it to the hotel, reconstructing it in all its splendour. It features the original panelling, mirrors, ceiling and stained glass windows from a time when ships were truly magnificent. It is situated at the rear of the hotel, so if there are no functions taking place and you're cheeky enough, it's well worth snatching a sneeky peek!

 

Anne, John, Joanne & Stephen are first time rally hosts and will give you a warm welcome.

 

Find full rally info here.