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)
Geoff Richards
07480 296340
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 4th Thursday Welcome Stranger Inn, Liverton, Bickington, Devon, TQ12 6JA
(on old A38 between Bickerton and Liverton)
Reg Lander
01626 834085
Contact by email  
Dorset Various dates Various venues

Contact the Noggin Secretary for details.
James Donnelly
07768 843616
Contact by email  
Gloucestershire 2nd Wednesday The White Hart, Broadoak, Gloucestershire, GL14 1JB
(on the A48 between Westbury-on-Severn and Newnham) from 1930
A very big car park, so we should be able to select an 'exclusive' area.
Dogs are allowed in the bar area and of course food is available.
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 Plough, Sleapshyde Lane, Sleapshyde, St Albans, AL4 0SE
Alan Taylor
07506 778469 or
01727 568463
Contact by email  
High Peak (Derbyshire) 2nd 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 Rose and Crown, Farnborough Way, Orpington, BR6 6BT
Jaki Heath
01689 851481
Contact by email  
Kent (South/Mid) 2nd Wednesday The Dering Arms, The Grove, Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0RR
(by Pluckley Station)
Rick or Ben Sinclair
01622 861608
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  
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
*** New Noggin Secretary required ***
Point of Contact:
Dave Tillotson
0121 550 7027
Contact by email  
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 Tuesday The Bell, Bawburgh Road, Marlingford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5HX
New Noggin Location, effective Tuesday 15 October 2019 (but excluding December).
Richard Pelluet
07752 738689
Contact by email  
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 (West) 2nd Monday Various venues, contact the Noggin Secretary for details.
The Abbot's Inch is closed for refurbishment, so other venues are being investigated.
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
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