THAMES VALLEY Area
Our newest area. We meet at the Six Bells pub in Beenham.
The Six Bells
3rd Wednesday of the month
My involvement with Jeeps only started in 2017 when I met up with Nick Cowles at Souchez in France, where they celebrate the anniversary of their liberation in September 1944 . I was thinking of trying to restore a vehicle at the time & Nick explained that Jeeps are relatively small, so fit in a private garage quite well. The atmosphere amongst the military vehicle owners was obvious & infectious. I returned home & started to search for a Jeep to restore. I bought one in a “bit of a state” & restored it over the next 2 years. A complete amateur, I am involved mainly for the mechanical challenge & it keeps me out of trouble, pottering in the garage. I also like the remembrance aspect of owning a 1944 vehicle. I have taken it to Normandy & to Hallicourt. I have also used it at Headcorn for the BoB airshow. I live in Thatcham & it has been suggested that there may be enough support for an “Area Group” just to the west of Reading with the idea of a monthly meet, (during BST). Initially just for a “chin wag” about green vehicles, with the idea of doing some road runs around the local area on pleasant evenings through the summer.