Regional Meetings

Monthly meetings are held in various regional centres where members are able to get to know each other and enjoy a wide variety of speakers, see film and slide shows or take part in outdoor visits to places of historic transport interest.


'Areas' of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society
are established in the following regions:



















East Anglia:

Our social meetings will be held on the Second Thursday in each month at Christ Church Hall, School Street, Suffolk at 8:00pm. For more information please contact Area Secretary, Mike Hickford. 3,Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk.CO10 8QL. Phone 01787


Thursday 13th February – Simon's Fun Night!

 Thursday 13th March – 'The Life and Times' Ten minute talks by selected members. 

Thursday 10th April – A talk entitled 'Wheels of Ipswich' by Brian Dyes from Ipswich Transport Museum. 

Thursday 8th May – An outing to The Percival Engineering Company at Ardleigh. A coach will leave Sudbury to be in Ardleigh by 7.15p.m. Details to follow.

 Thursday 19th June (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) A Vintage Convoy to a pub. Details to follow. 

July – No social meeting this month as we have our Historic Commercial Vehicle Rally in Haverhill, Sunday 13th July on the Arts Centre Car Park.

September 11th - TBA.

October 9th - TBA

November 13th- AGM

December 11th – Christmas Social


East Midlands:

Meetings are held at the Forester’s Arms, Main Street, Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire on the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 7:30pm in the bar and in a private room at 7:45 to 8:00pm.

2014 Awaiting Dates


London & South East:

Your Area social meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, London Road (A224) in Dunton Green, Kent. The doors open at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start. A warm welcome awaits you, and guests are always welcome. These meetings are only as good as your attendance. For further information, please contact  Chairman Clive MacDonald on 0208 651 0778 (before 8pm please)

  2014  Dates

4th Feb Dave Lane (TBC) Delve into Dave’s Photo  Box Lots of Gems in there

4th March Andy's film show.

 1st April Alan Greenwood A World of Fire Engines 8 Wheel Tippers & Hearse’s

6th May Peter McIntyre Roots dealerships of Kent

3rd June Andy Ballistat (TBC) Breakers Yard Gems including trees& bramble bushes

7th July Bring Your Vehicle Evening plus BBQ Drink & A Good Chat At the Chelsham Common

5th Aug Quiz Night it won’t be Pointless and your Guaranteed to go home with a prize!!

2nd Sept Andy's Film Show LSE Hollywood Rep gives us a night at the flicks Including Pathe News Look at Life & period adverts

7th Oct Barry leJeune Bus Talk (TBC)

4th Nov Terry Blackman (TBC) Lorries Here There and Everywhere!

2nd Dec AGM


North East:

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the The Companions Club,  Ainsley Street (opposite Arriva bus garage and under the railway viaduct), Durham City DH1 4BJ at 7:30pm, free buffet.  Visitors are most welcome.  

2014 Awaiting Dates 


North Midlands:

Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (September to May) at the Victory Club. 300 Hanley Road Smallthorne, Stoke on Trent.ST6 1RE. Meeting from 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. Non-members welcome. We are always on the lookout for speakers, places to visit etc. If you can help in any way, please get in touch on the above number. For more information contact : Carl Johnson Phone 01538 756+956

2014 Awaiting Dates
                                                                        South Midlands:

Meetings are held at Church House, Caversham, Reading (near Waitrose) unless otherwise stated, 7.45 for 8pm. Visitors and guests all most welcome. No charge but donation appreciated!

Prior contact for runs and gatherings that are open events is strongly advised.

 2014 Dates
Friday 12 th January " Don't Spare the Horses" Horse Power and Commercials in 19 century
Friday 14th February "A love of Commercials"    More from the Ron Scott archive. F.Rawlins & A. Stevens.
Friday 14th March "1/9s to the left 1/s to the Right" A night out at the Flicks Bob 'Lumiere
Sunday 23rd March Mac's Transport Cafe Bacon Butty Bash, Open event at a traditional roadside 'caff'.
Saturday 12th April Wheels at Cookham Dean All historic 'wheels' welcome-scooters to Scammells.
Sunday 15th June THE RIDGEWAY Run & Gathering
Sunday 10th August "History By The Thames" A Tudor mansion, famous mill (Eagle Has Landed Film) historic vehicle & picnic

South Wales:

 Contact the HCVS "Two Hoots"305 Limpsfield Rd,Sanderstead,Surry.CR2 9DJ, or phone 0208 6510778 for further information.


South West:

Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at BAWA (British Aerospace Welfare Association), Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, starting at 7:45 for 8:00pm unless otherwise stated. New members are very welcome, why not come along for a chat with fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring family or guests. We try to  arrange a varied programme with something for all tastes. You can find the BAWA by leaving the M5 at J16 (Aztec West) and following the A38 towards the city. After passing Rolls-Royce turn right at the next roundabout into Southmead Road and BAWA is on your right in half a mile.

2014 Awaiting Dates


West Midlands

Meetings held at the Hanbury Turn pub in Bromsgrove. Third Thursday of the month

Area Chairman. Ben Hawkins .1, Highfield Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0RB

Phone 0121 557 0053 :e-mail


Thursday 20th February - "With my old camera in the 1970s" with John Belt.
Thursday 20th March - "Tony Higgins Returns" This time he will give us a review of the evenings over the last 12 or 14 years put on at Bromsgrove.



Unless otherwise stated all meeting are held at : West Hunslet Conservative Club, Green Terrace House, Dewsbury Road, Leeds.  Meetings start at 19:45, everyone welcome.  Licensed bar and car parking on site.  Contact Area Secretary for more details and directions. 

  2014 Dates

  19th February John Murphy with some more of his films of working lorries in Malta in the seventies ans eighties
  19th March Tony Hawkridge, Ellot's of York plus more
  21st May Bill Aldridge
, (parcels handling & delivery in Yorkshire
  18th June Bring your vehicle evening at Mannheim Auctions, Rothwell
  No Meeting in July
  No Meeting in August
  17th TBA
  5th October Bring your vehicle day at Whitwood Truckstop

Southern Counties Historic Vehicle Preservation Trust:

Meetings are held in Committee Room 2 at County Hall, Chichester, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and, unless otherwise stated, are slide shows. Room 2 is available from 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. We finish by 10:30pm. Light snacks are available at the interval. There is ample free parking at the front of County Hall and comfortable seating. Entrance is in the right-hand archway on the left-hand side. (Buildings security is in force, so tap on the door or Committee Room window if you can’t get in!). All SCHVPT & HCVS members and friends are welcome to these meetings and to those at Queens Hall, Cuckfield on the first Friday of the month, organised by Brian Johnson.

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