The Ford Granada Mk1 & Mk2 Drivers Guild
The International Club for all Mk2 & Mk2 Granada Owners (Est 1993)
Chairmans Chat
Hello to all member's old and new. Show season is well under way once more, so here's hoping that your show calendar is full of those classic car displays that we like doing. Just a reminder, please send in a write up or two with pictures for the MAG and the web site please. As usual I am looking for your GRANADA for the 2020 guild calendar, I'm not worried about the condition its your Granada that counts so if you fancy having your car in the calendar give me a call or see me, and I will do the rest.

Every Granada has a story to tell, and it makes a great read so put some words together + a couple of pictures please, and send it in into John Kempson our MAG editor. Just a quick and a ongoing thank you to Paul Wansbrough who I know takes a lot of time and effort to research and prepare a technical write up in the home mechanic language that we understand,( the fuel injection system information was very informative). Thank you Paul.

This year 2019 is a big change for the Guild, regarding our AGM & hosting the ALL GRANADAS TOGETHER meeting. As you should know by now that we have left the Wicksteed Park site, and found a new site, for these weekend's SEE THE AD for details, its a totally different site all together, its an official camping and caravan site, with pitches with electric hook up and non electric pitches and plenty of water taps and the usual facilities you get. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO (ON SITE SHOP) SO PLEASE BE WARNED . . . . For those who may be coming for the day please make sure that you bring your food and refreshment, just in case there's now't open on Sunday.
I've been down to the new camp-site for a look around and to gather information for any questions I could answer. My main concern was to establish where the nearest shops supermarkets and food outlets are situated for us, I spent just under 3 hours doing distance and timed shop runs from the camp site's both directions making sure we got everything within easy reach of base.

SAINSBURYS supermarket 2.7 miles 7mins away. To get there TURN RIGHT OUT OF CAMP SITE follow the road round the bends a couple of miles the road straightens out miss the first left- the main road will come up to a very sharp bend to the left ( OXNEY ROAD) which runs through the industrial estate you need that so follow it to the end and turn right to a roundabout. Turn left second exit to the next roundabout and SAINSBURYS is on your left.

Straight across this roundabout & over the road bridge there is on your left a FISH & CHIP SHOP a PIZZA & KEBAB SHOP and MINI FOOD MARKET. MCDONALDS is a 10 minute drive from the camp site. Same route to SAINSBURYS but go past them and down onto the main dual carriageway take the second exit and down to roundabout and turn left back on yourself keep going follow your nose and MCDONALDS is on your right. FRANKIE & BENNIE'S, PIZZA HUT, SUBWAY, B&Ms & the RANGE and various other shops are in the same area.

For the food and shops in WHITTLESEA town centre turn left out of the camp site and upto the T junction. Turn right at pub and over the river follow the road to town & over the roundabout into town. There are plenty of food outlets to choose from including a CO-OP but the car park is small and a bit tight for my liking, distance to WHITTLESEA is about 4 miles which is about 15 minutes away.
For the local Pub, Turn left out of the camp site and upto the T junction. Pub on the left is called THE DOG & DOUBLET. Food menu on a board outside, don't really know much about them, apart from their sign FINE ALES WINDOWS SOLD HERE.

That's the best I can do for you and I hope this information helps you and makes your weekend or day visit more comfortable for you. COME and VISIT us & make your mind up and tell us what you think, your comments are welcome.

That's it from me and I'm looking forward to seeing you all there,

Take care, and "Keep your Granny alive" !

Your Chairman - Bryan Stone

For the benefit of our New members

Write ups for the Mag and the Guild Website please we need your input of shows, restorations, bits & pieces, pictures, etc. We are touching the 200th member now so there's got to be something happening out there, not everybody is into the Facebook pages and I know it's full of bits of info, evan if its retro ads & pictures send to the Mag Editor John Kempson. The Guild Magazine is very expensive to produce so we need to get our monies worth out of it. I know you might think that im always moaning but its my job and the committees to keep the lights burning in the Guild window as many people follow us from the distant corners of the globe as you know, so keep up the very good work that you do, promoting the Guild in your own way.