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Latest Update : 2018 Club Programme now available in Events Calendar section. Booking form for Spring Lunch at Cobham Hall on Sunday 8th April available by clicking here.

Posted Saturday 10th February 2018

We are still pinching ourselves with the coup of our November Area meeting when we had Norman Dewis OBE to give us a talk on his life with Jaguar cars. For further details see Events Reports tab, 2017.

Our next two events are our Area club nights at the Dog & Bear Hotel at Lenham (ME17 2PG). The first is on Monday 19th February with our Committee member Alan Kay giving us a short talk about his professional life as a London Taxi Driver. I am sure he has some fascinating tales to tell. The second is a talk on Monday 19th March on Spooky Kent by Neil Arnold who has written several books on the subject, so we will no doubt learn more about haunted Pluckley and also the Blue Bell Hill ghost.

April will be a busy month, with the Heritage Transport Show at Detling Showground (closing date for entries is 9th March) on Saturday 7th April, which is always a good event with bus rides around the ground to save our legs.

This is followed the next day, Sunday 8th April, with our annual Spring Lunch, again at Cobham Hall, near Gravesend. Our webmaster has kindly given us a link to the menu booking form on this site, see above. The mansion is beautiful, and the surrounding parkland is always full of daffodils in April. They really look after us there.

Our Area monthly meeting on Monday 16th April will simply be a get together of members for a natter.

Sunday 22nd April is the National Drive It Day when owners of beautiful cars are encouraged to take them out onto the roads, and we will be having a short tour of some Kentish countryside, ending with a buffet lunch. Our active members will receive further details shortly by email.

We have reserved space at the Eastbourne Show on Sunday 6th May, so contact the chairman if you wish to join us.

We hope your beautiful Jaguars are beginning to be made ready for the upcoming season of events, and you will be joining us at some of these. The more the merrier! We are sad that John Gallon will not be joining us with his lovely little Swallow. (for tributes to John see the In Memoriam section within Club Archive)

Our Webmaster is always most happy to have contributions of photos and items of interest sent to him, and we would be most grateful if anyone can fill in any of the gaps in our Club History (see Club Archive tab).

Please don't hesitate to contact me or a member of the committee if you have any queries about the Kent Area or wish to book into any of our events. New members always most welcome - see Contact Us tab.


With best wishes


Liz Whitebread



Jaguar Drivers' Club

Kent Area 4

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