East Anglia

H.C.V.S. East Anglia Area Meetings 2017.

Area Secretary. Mike Hickford, 3 Ashen Road Clare, Suffolk CO10 8LQ

Our social meetings will be held on the Second Thursday in each month at Christ Church Hall, School Street, Sudbury,Suffolk at 8:00pm. Unless otherwise stated.

For more information please contact Area Secretary, Mike Hickford. 3,Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk.CO10 8LQ.

A warm welcome awaits everyone. Visitors and guests are most welcome.

Phone on 01787 277963 or email sue_hickford@yahoo.co.uk

Area focus


Unless otherwise stated, social meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Christ Church Hall, School Street, Sudbury, Suffolk. 7.45 for 8p.m. A warm welcome awaits everyone. Visitors and guests are most welcome.  

April 23rd              10.30 a.m.Drive it day. Road run, approx. 26 miles leaving Wormingford Hall at 11.30a.m. and finishing at a pub for a meal. Please confirm attendance to Mike or Stephen if you require a meal at the end.

April 30th              Trip to Lodges Coaches at High Easter. Please book your seat with Mike or Stephen.

May and June     Trips will be arranged and announced at a future meeting or ring Mike for details.

July 23rd                A road run is being organised by Pam Turner. Starting at Long Melford Green. Details to follow.           





Haverhill Historic Transport Rally and Road Run
Organised by the East Anglia Area HCVS.
Sponsored by Haverhill Town Council

Sunday 9th July 2017




East Anglia Area
March meeting
Our March meeting on the 9th was a wonderful talk by one of our members, a sprightly 87 year old Tony Melia who related in great detail his working life at Crossley Motors. Over the years he had worked in many different departments from training apprentices to testing bus and coach chassis, mainly across the north off England and including the infamous Snake Pass.
Tony’s memory for detail is incredible as is his knowledge, in fact everyone was so wrapped up in what he was saying that no one spoke during the talk, which must be a first.
There were some very cold winters during and just after WW2, but these vehicles, which later included the Salamander Armoured car, all had to be road tested with the driver sitting in the open.
We do thank you most sincerely Tony for your wonderful enlightening and amusing talk and we hope you can give us another talk on the restoration that you and John Jackson have just completed on two Crossley double deckers.
Mike Hickford