Thames Estuary A.C.



The sixth annual dinner/dance of this club was held at the Queens Hotel, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, on November 23rd. This well-organised function attracted many guests, no doubt on account of the novel invitation in the form of a legal summons. Carrying the legal theme a stage further the menu and list of speakers appeared as a large facsimile of a driving licence, this was called a dancing licence and listed under “Groups of Dancers” on the inside front cover were the amusing human counterparts to heavy motor car, light motor car, etc. The Secretary of this enterprising club is S. L. Offord, of 68, Exford Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.


From the December issue of The Bentley Drivers’ Club Review we learn that membership of this Club has reached an all-time high of 1,270. Other pleasant matters revealed are that W. O. Bentley’s one-time housemaid still works in a household where a vintage Bentley is used, that “W.O.” presented the annual prizes at the Dorchester dinner/dance, where two Bentleys were driven onto the ballroom floor and that on the occasion of the wedding of “W.O.’s” niece, Miss Valerie Bentley, the ex-team 4½-litre Bentley belonging to C. T. Atkins, was used to drive the bride and bridegroom to and from the church, the top-hatted “chauffeur” being Basil Mountfort.