Barnsley Branch Morris Minor Owners Club
The Barnsley Branch (the original & probably the best branch in the National MMOC that covers the whole of South Yorkshire) draws members from all over the S. Yorks region. It welcomes all Morris Minor owners especially those who live in and around Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and, of course, Barnsley. However it is not obligatory to live in S. Yorks, as evidenced by many of our existing loyal members who live outside this area.
Our venue is The BOATMANS REST pub, Edmonds Road, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4TD. The regular meeting date is the 1st Thursday in the month, start time around 7.30 pm. For directions to the pub, from your post code, please see our Meetings & Direction page on this web site.–September, Thursday 1st – meeting at Boatmans Rest. Morris Minor racing – Scalextric style cancelled, instead we are having a “Race Night” – not quite what you may be used to (no gambling involved & nothing to lose), should be good fun. It’s something that Mick is organising !, plus usual raffle & quiz–October, Thursday 6th – meeting at Boatmans Rest. After the Marathon Car appeal at Elsecar (on Sept 11th) we thought it appropriate to have a speaker from Marie Curie & have a cheque presentation. Plus usual quiz & raffle.P.S. For those wishing to renew membership . Please contact our membership secretary, Peter Zarkarian-Ball on 07462 665566 or via firstname.lastname@example.org, thanksFor those wishing to join our branch you can download the membership application form below–For directions to the pub, from your post code, please see our Meetings & Direction page on this
Yet another successful & well attended 2016 rally (99 vehicles) at Elsecar – for more detail see the the Branch Rally page.
At this time we are looking at other possible venues for 2017, so watch this space
Photographs of most of the cars on display at this years rally & previous rallies can be found on the Potteries Branch website – many thanks to Cam Shaw.
It has been decided that the Barnsley Jogle, as an event, has come to the end of its life. The economics make it no longer financially viable. Fuel costs for the event could be £300 -£400. Add accommodation costs to that and the outing could be £600 or more. It has been one of the most successful and important events in the MMOC. Sadly, we have to lay it to rest
The Morris Minor Owners Club, with around 12,000 members, is one of the largest classic car clubs in the UK, and the Barnsley Branch extends across much of South Yorkshire. Whilst most of our members are from Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield we do have some from further away, in Derbyshire, Lancashire and even in Worcestershire (our Newsletter editor).
The Barnsley branch has an active calendar of events throughout the year with monthly meetings, trips out to regional and national MMOC rallies as well as the club's own JoGLE run every June from John O'Groats to Lands End.