Carding Shed &Oil Can Cafe

It was alright in the end!

In late February we visited the Carding Shed and Oil Can Cafe in Hepworth Yorkshire and the weather forecast was atrocious. My daughter and Grand daughter asked if they could come with us so I obviously said yes. The TVR was covered up again and the Discovery given a wash and clean in preparation.

Six TVR’s and four cars from the Preston Super Car Club plus the Disco set off to Whalley were we picked up another TVR and a Mini. I should have known keeping 13 cars together in a convoy would be difficult. Shortly after the stop in Whalley my gran-daughter revisited her breakfast so rather than delay everyone I asked Heath Briggs to take over the leading of the group, Slight problem but it should be O.K. in the end. Not long after I was involved in another regurgitation! And whilst parked in a lay by saw Heath and a Chap in a Camero travelling in the opposite direction! Things were going from bad to worse. I decided to cut out the scenic route and go via the smoother, motorway route. The last part of the journey was over the moors and it was bleak, sleeting and misty.

On arrival at the venue I was the only car there, and by now i’m thinking the day is becoming a total disaster. I take my family in side and get a coffee and some lunch. After about 10 minutes the drivers of the first two cars arrived followed over the next half hour or so by everyone else except for one car which turned back. Much discussion of getting lost and driving over the moors in snow now took place. Who say’s TVR drivers are not a hardy bunch of people.

The car displays, cafe and shops are all first class and were well worth the effort of getting there. Note to self, next time go in the summer as the views would have been spectacular if the snow and mist had cleared.

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The model camper van was built over a GO Kart chassis!

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Carding shed & Oil Can Cafe ~ Sun 22nd Feb

Meet up at the Tickled Trout for departure at 10 :30 am. I intend to go via a more scenic route via Whalley, Todmordon and Huddersfield a journey time of 1 hr 46 mins and a distance of 71 miles. The return can be via the motorways again about 71 miles but a journey time of 1 hr 18 mins. The outward route is shown below.
route to Carding shed

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The address of the Carding Shed is Dobroyd Mills, Hepworth, Holmfirth, HD9 1AF

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Anyone know this car?

Can anyone help Phil with some information? if so please respond directly to him at the E mail address at the bottom of the article.

Hi there,

I have just bought a TVR Chimaera which has been living in Poulten-le-fylde for some years.
The previous owner W Stephen James. She has the TVRCC sticker onboard, so I was hoping that you or your members may recall here. She is a 99 , 400cc in ruby red with beige. Reg s245mra.

Any comments would be appreciated..


Phil Hambleton
Cheshire TVR mob.

Phil Hambleton []

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Legends Fires Rally Friday 6th / 7th February

The event is based at the Norbreck Hydro and over 110 cars are competing. I will be going on Friday evening for a look at the cars in the exhibition Hall and afterwards watching the start.

Spectator information is below

12:30pm FY2 9AA GT4OC Rally Village opens in Norcalympia, Norbreck.
1.00pm FY2 9AA Technical Scrutineering of Competing cars commences in full view of spectators – with commentary and driver interviews. All trade stands and side shows open to the General public.
6:15pm FY2 9AA Rally competitors assemble at front of Norbreck Castle Hotel for Ceremonial start.
6:30pm FY2 9AA Ceremonial Start outside front entrance to the Norcalympia – Car 1 flagged away by the Mayor of Blackpool and piped across the start line.
7.39pm PR2 2HW First Competitor starts the Lookers Citroen Trax Special Stage, Preston Riverside. (Entrance £10 includes FREE Programme – Children free)
7.50pm FY1 1RU Demonstration runs by Rallying History rally cars on the Fuchs Lubricants Promenade Spectator Stage – Main spectator viewing area behind the Metropole Hotel (North Pier).
8.20pm FY2 9AA 1st competing car enters the Fuchs Lubricants Promenade Spectator Stages.
8:42pm FY2 9AA 1st competing car enters Overnight Parc Ferme inside the GT4OC Rally Village.
10:30pm FY2 9AA Trade stands in GT4OC Rally Village Close.
10:40pm FY2 9AA Car number 110 enters Overnight Parc Ferme.

Legend Fires North West Stages – Saturday 7th February 2015

Time Post Code Description
8.10am FY2 9AA Parc Ferme opens for removal of 1st competing car to morning Service Area.
9:00am FY1 2LB Re-start from ‘Middle Walk’, near Gynn Square, Blackpool.
9:30am FY2 9AA GT4OC Rally Village open in Norcalympia – watch Group B cars servicing.
11:00am FY7 6DE ABP Fleetwood Docks Special Stages – viewing through fence only.
11:15am FY7 6QE Cetus Solutions Fleetwood Waterfront Spectator Stages. Demo vehicles followed by Car 1 flagged away by the Mayor of Wyre.
12:02pm FY1 1RU Cars arrive at Main Service Area, (North Pier to Gynn Square) – Demo Cars on Fuchs Lubricants Promenade Stage.
12:35pm FY1 1RU Competing cars on Fuchs Lubricants Promenade Spectator Stages (Viewing at both North Pier & Gynn Square).
12:40pm FY1 1RU Indoor Radio Controlled races and Live Course Car and demonstration vehicle servicing, Trade Stands and Side Shows available to Spectators for the rest of the afternoon.
2:11pm FY7 6DE ABP Fleetwood Docks Special Stages – viewing through fence only.
2:32pm FY7 6QE Cetus Solutions Fleetwood Stages.
3.15pm FY1 1RU Competing Cars arrive at Main Service Area (North Pier).
3:15pm FY1 1RU Demo runs followed by Competing cars on Fuchs Lubricants Promenade Spectator Stages.
6:05pm FY2 9AA Ceremonial Finish for top 3 overall with champagne spraying, music and light show. Ceremonial Finish continues for Class winners & other finishers – Norcalympia.
7:55pm FY2 9AA Last car finishes.
9:45pm FY2 9AA Awards presentation in the Norbreck Castle Ballroom.

NOTE: Approximate times for the first competitive car.

REMEMBER: The rally action continues at the Norbreck Castle Hotel’s Norcalympia exhibition centre with a wide range of excellent rally related exhibitors. Rally fans will also be able to obtain up-to-date rally results and purchase hot food and drink within the Norbreck Castle Hotel complex.

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The Carding Shed / Oil Can Cafe

Heath has found this place and it looks well worth a visit. We have arranged to go on Sunday the 22nd of February leaving the Tickled trout at 10:30am. shed

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Christmas Lunch~ Sunday 14th Dec

Hi Everyone,

I thought the meal yesterday was the best we have had at the Ship, I hope you all enjoyed it.
It was nice to meet up with Nick and Susan for the first time and the 400SE sounds very loud!. Thanks again to all who donated prizes for the raffle.

Don’t forget there is a meeting this Wednesday at the Plough in Staining perhaps we can pin down some dates for events in 2015 in particular the boat trip on Windermere.




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Trip to Hawkshead Brewery

Heath sent me some photo’s of the visit and it looks a good place, you also seem to have been blessed with good weather. I got out of hospital on Friday evening but I am still stiff and sore so No way could I have made the trip. I hope to be more mobile by the time of the Xmas Lunch Davebrewery 2<a href=”https://tvrbbrewery

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