Welcome to Bury Mini Club's web site.
I will try to keep the site as updated as possible during these strange times, but my main focus will be on updating the future events pages so we can see what is on and what isn't. Presently (as at April 2021), due to the various restrictions imposed by the Government, Bury Mini Club, which met only a few times in 2020, has sadly decided to cancel our first club meet of 2021, which was is due to take place at The Manger on 25th February. We have had to cancel the meeting scheduled for 25th March but are hopeful that a few of us can meet outside on 29th April, as John at the Manger has gone to great lengths to ensure we can meet up in a safe manner. We will meet up, if you want to come, from 8.00pm. Club members will be notified of procedures by email and the facebook page. The Future Events section of this website shows the events that are proposed for 2021, although some are already being cancelled as we remain in lockdown. We will check on each event as the year progresses and make decisions on which ones we will attend when the picture is clearer and we are all vaccinated! The March and April news letters have a few of the events on that we may be able to attend, but it is still all up in the air I'm afraid.
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 a Barbecue run), November (the ten pin bowling night) and December (we have the Christmas meal here on a Sunday before Christmas) 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 2021, see the details below.
The website needs updating but apologies from the editor for not keeping it more up to date, but events take different turns every few days it seems. With the new 2021 season upon us, a concerted effort will be made to make the site current and updated regularly when the 2021 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.
We will hope to repeat last year's BMC run from Bury St Edmunds to Southwold, to be known as the Val Butcher Suffolk Run, and this should take place on Sunday 18th July 2021, if we are allowed. All is booked ready.
If you are interested in coming on the run, please let the Club know via the contacts page or the facebook group. We hope to be able to have a run and barbecue at the Manger for the June meeting.
We will also try to re-arrange the talk by Andy Mason from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.
We will have to wait and see if Mini in the Park, the London Motor show, the Boadicea run, the Bury Motor show or Cars by the Lake at Fornham will return in 2021, but I fear not as these events take a long time to organise and with the uncertainty about whether anybody can meet up, I think events may be sparse in 2021.
We will leave the pictures below for the time being and the first two pictures below show (most) of us preparing for the 2018 Easter run at Ram Meadow. Will there be a ECMC run this year? The answer is yes but later in the year - see the future events page for details.
The third picture shows a few of us at Cars by the Lake in 2018. Will there be another one this year?
2020 pics will be posted here later, but they are few and far between! Some are already on the facebook page.
The BMC run mentioned above and called the Val Butcher Suffolk Run, will donate any money made from the draw etc. to 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
03/04/21 Future events updated where possible. Glemham cancelled?
03/04/21 Home Updated a bit!
JOINING BURY MINI CLUB IN 2021.
We will be putting a few events on the Future Events page and we will put together a programme of events we hope to be attending, as a Club, in 2021. 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 2021 membership form available here (Modified for you multi Mini owners! but just change 2020 to 2021). The fees are the same as 2020 - £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. Those of you who were members for the 2020 season can use your membership cards for the 2021 season at no extra cost as we didn't attend many events in 2020.