South Dartmoor CTC


Monday 26 December 1988Afternoon ride: TorbryanCloudy / dry
7 present: Nick Buchanan, Luke Hatherly, Simon Hopper, Michael Jones, Ian Luke, Mark Moxham, Gary Taylor

A short, post-Christmas excursion through the local lanes brought a few brave members to the gate outside Torbryan church, the seat proving useful for Nick's Paignton contingent who arrived first. The route was the usual one, along the muddy track to Denbury and back around to Broadhempston before the two groups returned to their respective homelands.

But for the Buckfastleigh and Totnes group there was an additional treat in the form of hot mince pies at Ian's Newton Abbot home - many thanks to his generous mother. The price was a dark and rather cold return route along the main road, but everyone felt it was well worth it.

Wednesday 28 December 1988Social: Cinema Trip - Roger Rabbit
1 present: Michael Jones
[There were actually 16 people taking part in this trip, but I don't currently have the complete list]

This unscheduled cinema trip, hastily arranged at the Christmas Lunch, made a welcome night out in the middle of the Christmas week. And the film itself was just as entertaining as one would expect from Spielberg and Disney.

Friday 30 December 1988Social: Christmnas Social
16 present: Chris Bailey, Richard Burge, Luke Hatherly, Steven Hills, Richard Hopper, Simon Hopper, Toby Hopper, Michael Jones, Ian Luke, Luke Rake, Philip Rhead, Martin Rushworth, Peter Rushworth, Andrew Simmons, Alan Skinner, John Stuart
There was plenty of action at the Section's last festive occasion for 1988. Apart from the usual computer games there was a showing of part 1 of "Dartmoor, The Threatened Wilderness", a team game based on "Give us a Clue" and a range of hot mince pies, drinks and biscuits provided by the members. The full age range of the Section was represented, the younger members entertaining themselves with indoor bowls. All in all, the evening finished the year on a very positive note.

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