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Morris Minor Van

The gentleman who owns the van used to work for PJ Evans in  the Jaguar and Rolls Royce parts department. When the vans were taken out of circulation the staff were allowed to bid for them and so he got this for a bargain price.
He has owned the van ever since and it is still used as a working van. The sides have only been redone once and that’s when the whole van was given a re-spray.
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Kathy Ling

12970832_961357813948093_6320429143071721585_oKathy Ling has been a member of the Shropshire M.M.O.C since it began 40 years ago, she first discovered Morris Minors when she went on her first date with now husband of 50 years. She remembers the date clearly; having to push a broken down Morris Minor up Coleport Bank in high heels.

In 2000 there was a push for people to do something different, Kathy had always wanted to do a London Marathon. So she took up running and has now been running for 16 years.

When she first started Kathy joined the Wrekin Road Runners and competed in her first run in Wolverhampton with getting lost (29mile), 3 marathons’ all together. Next she went on to the Berlin Run with Wreckin Road Runners which was a 6hr plus run but the people were vey supportive and the atmosphere was great. Kathy also went on to do a London Marathon, a midnight run around Norway, Moscow and St Peters which happened to be her favorite thus far and not stopping there she went on to Reykjavik and did 3 races in one day (impressive).

At 65 she did 3 triathlons but kept falling off the bike due to inner ear problems but that didn’t stop her; she went on to do the Ben Nevis Marathon at -3, which Kathy said “ I wont be doing that again”, this was from Morecombe bay to Grains over sands.

On Kathy’s 70th she had done 124 races over 12 months, her favorite being the More Care Challenge which was a ½ marathon across four different rivers. Kathy informs us that her next run is at the Faroe Islands, which is also a ½ Marathon.

Not forgetting in June Kathy will be running another ½ marathon in June to help raise money for Matthew Cooper who is a 11 year old boy from Telford who during the summer holidays last year became suddenly ill and taken to hospital. Which they later found cancerous tumors on his brain and spine. Matt had major surgery at Birmingham Children Hospital but due to complications suffered strokes, which has left him paralyzed, unable to breathe for himself or talk. Matthew has been there ever since and won’t be allowed home until his house is suitable for his needs. So if you would like to help bring Matthew and his parents get back home then you can sponsor Kathy Ling on her run at the following link.




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About: MMCB’s First Morris Minor Open Day 2016

Morris Minor Open Day 2016

Firstly everyone at DMG would like to thank all the people that came to our Morris Minor open day on Saturday 9th April and made it a success, we couldn’t be happier with the response we had and we will definitely be looking to do it again next year.


We’d also like to thank local acoustic artists John Langford, David Coughlin and Billy Spake Mon for coming along to entertain our guests on the evening and Alison Elvins from Ducafe for keeping everyone provided with refreshments, which were very much enjoy by our customers and staff. Also Julia Attwood for providing information on insurance and Footman James for their initiative to promote young drivers.

We received some brilliant feedback from our customers

A very good afternoon, a bit chilly and damp later, but it’s April and Britain so about right. A very good turn out, look forward to next year.

Many thanks to the team who organised it all. – Martyn Westley”

“Thank you for having us. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and thank you for the goodie bag, drink and the warm welcome. – Cameron Shaw”

“Please bring it down south- Jordan Partridge”


Finally thank you to our staff for making arranging the event and making sure it all ran smoothly. (Joy, Vikki, Simon, Mike Lennon, Jack Weston, Paul Grainger, Kevin Emery, Michael Hadley and Kate Manners)

– by Sophie Jones


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#CreamTea Day ~ Supporting Action Medical Research for Children

We love supporting different charities here at DMG, and today is our long awaited Cream Tea Day!

We’re hosting a day of cream tea and cakes for our staff to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children – a charity which raises money to beat life threatening diseases such as Polio and to aid disabled children and improve their quality of life, amongst many other important things!

You can read more about the charity itself here:

Cream Tea Banner

Anyone can join in with the fundraising by ordering their own Cream Tea box, you can even do it quickly and simply online by going to this webpage!

The box includes: 2x Scones, 2x Jars of Wilkins & Sons Tiptree strawberry conserve, Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream 40g, Fresh strawberries**, Yorkshire Tea – individually wrapped teabag, Napkin and Knife (**Local regional delivery only where advertised)

Many of our staff have brought in their own teapots, home-made cakes and treats and we will all be donating £3 to the charity to raise money for their crucial research!

~ Our grand total raised is approx £70! ~





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Russ Carpenter Classic Car Update ~ 19.05.15

Russ Carpenter Racing ~ this car is a special one for us, and many others in the area. ‘Construction of the car was started in 1970 (first raced in March 1972), although it has been updated several times throughout the years


‘The car is one of the most successful dragsters in Europe and quite often races in the 6 litre category with fair success. The car has featured in several cinema films, adverts and pop videos, photos of the car have also been used on sleeves of LP records’ (snippets taken from their Facebook page)

We will be posting regular updates on what the car and its team are up to! The car is currently on show at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Andrew Carpenter went to chat to Doug Hill, the museums manager and chief engineer. He showed Andrew around the workshops at some amazing machinery and he met some of the staff who will be looking after the car. (Picture below)

Russ Carpenter Racing

You can keep up to date with the car and the latest news here