Some early members
Some of our early members in no particular order were:
Dave King. He was a police cadet then, must be a Chief Constable somewhere by now. He
rode a Lambretta LD 125.
Pete (Gonker) and Dave Smith. They both had Lambretta D Type
Tony Buckley: Lambretta D Type Sport and later a Triumph Tigress.
Pete Cobb: Lambretta Li 150.
Alan Wickens: Durkopp Diana.
Harry Morgan: Vespa.
Alan Taylor, Lambretta LD 150 (I think).
Peter Hayden: Puch Alpine thingy.
Carole Pither: Lambretta LD 125.
Terry and David Gilbey: Lambretta Li 150.
Brian Duprey: Lambretta Li 150.
Roger Plummer. I had a Vespa GS for a short time but soon settled for a wheel on each corner
preferably all driving.
Other non owners were: Jim Stelling, Pat Holder, Pat Fletcher, Pete Hammerslag, Kay Wallace,
Sylvia Keogh, Maureen (Divi)???.
Our first meeting place was the café in Vange between
the fire station and the working mans club. We then moved to a café on the A127 next to the
Cricketers Pub. The final move I remember was to Chestnuts Caravan Park, Crays Hill, near
Once we went horse riding at Basildon where the hospital now stands. We
all went riding or played at it, and then Kay Wallace joined us. Another time we saw a new
face at the florist shop in Vange so sent Ken Cook a bouquet of flowers, he was doing his duty
for Queen and Country in Aden at the time and Carole Pither joined us. Maureen (Divi)???,
worked at Vange Co-op hence her nickname. Membership drives a piece of cake.
Some of our more memorable outings were Burnham-on-Crouch carnival,
always a good time. We did that 3 or 4 years on the run. I also remember "Rodders Round Up" in Danbury
a couple of times, also a barbeque on the beach at Shoeburyness, and a Jazz and barbeque at
Great Wakering. There was also a Club 150 barbie in the outback near Billericay, oh and some
parties down the Barn at Vange.