Noggins

The RSSOC has active local groups accross the UK and several around the rest of the world. These local groups are called ‘Noggins’ from meeting up for ‘Noggin and Natter’ that is, a drink and talk. Most meetings, in the UK at least, are in Pubs. Each Noggin has a Noggin Secretary who is the contact between the local members and the Club. Some Noggins are merely monthly meeting of like-minded folk, but some are more active and organise rallies, treasure hunts and attendance at local shows. As well as a friendly evening out, your local noggin members will often be able to provide advice, help and support, as well as oft-needed encouragement in adversity!

The Club's Noggin Coordinator is Terry Rickard (Email noggin.coordinator@rssoc.co.uk). Please contact Terry with any information about changes to noggin venues, times and dates.

If you are planning to visit a noggin for the first time it would be wise to contact the local noggin organiser to confirm the details below, which change frequently.

AreaOnVenueContactEmailWebsite
Berkshire 1st Tuesday The New Inn, Heckfield, Hants, RG27 0LE
(near Reading off A33)
John Unwin 0118 954 0725 Contact by email  
Bristol 4th Monday Civil Service Sports & Social Club, Filton Avenue, Bristol, BS7 0AT
(off A38 Gloucester Road onto Muller Road then into Filton Avenue)
David Peek 01249 783195 Contact by email  
Cambs (North) 1st Wednesday Crown Inn, Great Casterton, PE9 4AP
Huw Thomas 07710 357743    
Derbyshire / Staffs 2nd Tuesday The Three Horseshoes, Long Lane Village, Long Lane, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5BJ
John Harrison 01332 762499    
Devon (South) 4th Thursday Welcome Stranger Inn, Liverton, Bickington, Devon, TQ12 6JA
(on old A38 between Bickerton and Liverton)
Reg Lander 01626 834085 Contact by email  
Gloucestershire 2nd Tuesday The Royal William, Painswick Road, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TT
(on the A46 just north of Pianswick, near Cranham) www.royalwilliam.co.uk
Andy Luckman 01452 300991 Contact by email  
Hants/Solent 3rd Wednesday The Kings Arms, 19 Havant Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7JD
Kevin Osborne 01489 690672 Contact by email  
Hertfordshire 1st Wednesday The Crooked Billet, 88 High Street, Colney Heath, St Albans, AL4 0NP
Alan Taylor 07506 778469 or 01727 568463 Contact by email  
High Peak (Derbyshire) 1st Tuesday The Fickle Mermaid, Foresters Way, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 0RB
Just off the A6 bypass roundabout next to Aldi. Meeting time 2000 till 1100. Big car park, food available and good beer & soft drinks available.
Mike Simpson 07870 272502 Contact by email High Peak (Derbyshire)
Noggin Website
Kent (Bromley) 1st Tuesday The Cock Inn, Shoreham Lane, Halstead, nr Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7DD
Jaki Heath 01689 851481 Contact by email  
Kent (South/Mid) 2nd Wednesday The Dering Arms, The Grove, Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0RR
(by Pluckley Station)
Roger Parton 01227 732306 Contact by email  
Lake District (East)/Cumbria 1st Friday The Cross Keys Inn, Main Street, Tebay, Cumbria, CA10 3UY
(just off M6 Jctn 38)
Greg Rowntree 01833 637483    
Lake District (South) 3rd Saturday Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8TA
Please note: Meetings start from 10am
Dave Clarke 07557 538763 Contact by email  
Lancashire 2nd Tuesday (even months) Canberra Club, Sports & Social Association, BA Systems, Salmesbury, nr Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7LF
(A59)
Alan Wells 07762 711273    
Leicestershire 1st Wednesday The Gate Hangs Well, Fosse Way, Syston, Leicestershire, LE7 1NH
(near river)
Terry Farmer 07970 422956 Contact by email Leicestershire
Noggin Website
Midlands (East) 4th Monday The Feathers Inn, 118 Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7BA
(Feathers Inn: 01543 417029)
Bob Coles 01543 255338    
Midlands (West) 1st Monday The Sun Inn, 95 Bromsgrove Road, Romsley, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 0LA
Dave Tillotson 0121 550 7027 Contact by email Midlands (West)
Noggin Website
Newcastle 3rd Wednesday The Keel Row, Foremans Row, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0QG
(A192) Tel: 01912370060 http://www.thekeelrow.com/ email: info@thekeelrow.com
Peter Freeman 01670 713271   Newcastle
Noggin Website
Norfolk 3rd Wednesday Village Inn, 33-43 School Lane, Little Melton, Norwich, NR9 3AD
Base venue, but may vary, so contact the Noggin Secretary for details.
Richard Pelluet 07752 738689 Contact by email  
Northampton 1st Wednesday The Lilacs, 39 Church Street, Isham, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1HD
*** New Noggin Secretary required ***    
Notts & Lincs
(Forest & Fens)
2nd Monday (starting 09 January 2012) The Queens Head, Kirkby La Thorpe, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9NU
(off A17)
Malcolm Brown 07743 187145 Contact by email  
Scotland (Central) 1st Tuesday The Hawes Inn, 7 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9TA
Noggin start approx. 7:45pm
Greig Ford 01506 827762 or 07969 839899 Contact by email  
Scotland (North) Last Sunday
Various venues - phone for details
NEW NOGGIN SECRETARY REQUIRED    
Scotland (West) 2nd Monday The Abbot's Inch, Arkleston Road, Renfrew, Scotland, PA4 0RA
Hamish Cubbit 01560 483709 Contact by email  
Surrey 4th Tuesday The Saddlers Arms, Send Marsh Rd, Send, nr Ripley, Woking, Surry, GU23 6JQ
(B368 off A3 & A247)
Adrian Godwin 07500 541482    
Sussex (West) 3rd Thursday The Lamb Inn, Lambs Green, West Sussex, RH12 4RG
(near Rusper & Crawley)
Tony Penfold 01293 514890 Contact by email  
Teeside 4th Wednesday Fox Covert Inn, Low Lane, High Leven, Yarm, TS15 9JW
Graeme Conway 01287 203073   Teeside
Noggin Website
Wales (South) Last Tuesday The Bear Hotel, 63 High Street, Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, South Wales, CF71 7AF
John Slee 01446 710051 Contact by email  
Warks 3rd Thursday The Golden Lion Hotel, Easenhall, Rugby, CV23 0JA
Geoff Wright 01788 817917 Contact by email  
Wearside 1st Thursday The Farmers’ Club, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0PH
(start 2000)
Jim Pace 01915 288241 Contact by email Wearside
Noggin Website
Wiltshire (Moonraker) 2nd Monday The Barge Inn, Seend Cleeve, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6QB
(canal-side pub; good food)
David Asselbrough 07770 546526 or 01225 709473 Contact by email  
Yorkshire Dales 1st Thursday The Myrtle Grove, 141 Main Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1AJ
Mark Wilson 01535 655296 Contact by email