Welcome to Bury Mini Club's web site.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the Government, Bury Mini Club will not meet again until The Manger is back open. Club members will be notified of procedures by email and the facebook page and the Future Events section of this website should show those events cancelled as we hear about them. The following facts will remain on this page and links to the events should show if they are still on or not.
Please keep safe everyone.
We meet on the last Thursday of each month except January, June (we meet in the car park for the fish and chip run), November (the ten pin bowling night) and December (we have the Christmas meal here on a Sunday before Christmas - 13th December this year) at "The Manger" public house in Bradfield Combust.
This fine old public house is on the A134 Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury road and is about 4 miles outside Bury. The pub has been under new management from 2019 and you may want to book a meal before our meetings. Everybody is very welcoming to us. Details of what is available and general information about the pub is on their website www.themanger.co.uk.
The meetings usually start at about 8.00pm and are very informal. We have the chance to chat over a (soft) drink about our latest upgrades, engine problems, Mini runs, club stands at local events and any other Mini related matters.
We have a "Trading Post" section on this site where you can sell or buy bits and pieces or whole cars! Advertising is at no cost to you. Click on the trading post page to see what's there.
If you have an interest in the car and want to think about joining before committing, just turn up at the next meeting or event to parade your pride and joy, along with the rest of us.
If you are thinking about joining in 2020, see the details below.
The website is as up to date as it can be at present and apologies from the editor for not keeping it more up to date. Now that the new 2020 season is upon us, a concerted effort will be made to make the site current and updated regularly when this years events are known.
For the most updated remarks you can look at our facebook page "Bury Mini Club" and this will have pictures and other information on it.
Thanks to all those who turned up on a cold February night to our first meeting of 2020. It was confirmed at the meeting that there will be a BMC run from Bury to Southwold on Sunday July 19th and more details will be available soon. If you are interested, please let the Club know via the contacts page or the facebook group. We will also be having a show and shine at our July meeting and may replace the fish and chip run with a run and barbecue at the Manger for the June meeting. More details later.
Please all try to attend the Club meeting on Thursday March 26th at 8.00 at The Manger when there will be the talk by Andy Mason from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service
At the last posting here, it was noted that is no Mini in the Park this year, no London Motor show, no Boadicea run, no Bury Motor show. Another casualty is Cars by the Lake at Fornham. It has been stated that it "may" return next year - just as "promised" by the Bury Motor show. Sadly there are few people left who are prepared to spend the hours and hours of work in organising these events and the effects of "health and safety" make it all very hard work. We must be thankful to those who do still put time in to organise the events we do attend.
The first two pictures below show (most) of us preparing for the 2018 Easter run at Ram Meadow. There is another ECMC run this year on Easter Sunday (April 12th) starting at Ram Meadow and finishing at Stonham Barns.
The third picture shows a few of us at Cars by the Lake in 2018. 2020 pics will be posted here but are already on the facebook page.
Finally, all the Club members and friends say a sad fairwell to one of our favourite members, Val Butcher, who passed away recently. The BMC run mentioned above will be called the Val Butcher memorial run and any money made from the draw etc. will be split between the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service and Cancer Research.
Bury Mini Club - A Small, Local, Welcoming Mini Club with regular meets. Events include the Suffok Run and meets on the last Thursday of every month.
The latest updates to the site are noted below with the date of the update, what page and a summary of what the update is. Updates will be left on for a while.
DATE PAGE UPDATE DETAILS
11/02/19 Gallery & members cars More added
23/05/20 Future events updated - more cancelled
23/05/20 Home Updated a bit more!
JOINING BURY MINI CLUB IN 2020.
We will be putting a few events on the Future Events page and we will put together a programme of events we will be attending, as a Club, in 2020. If you are reading this and want your event publicised, please email me from the "contacts" page. If anyone wants to become a member of the club and be involved in the events, please fill out the 2020 membership form available here (Now modified for you multi Mini owners!). The fees are the same as 2019 - £15 per year for single membership and £18 for family membership. This cost relates to £1 per month plus £3 or £6 to cover insurance for meetings and runs. See the Club Matters section for details of Club discounts and links to other Clubs.