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The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group New Year Party to be held on Saturday 12th January 2013 is now closed. Sorry but we are full. The 999 New Year party we run the week before on Saturday 5th January 2013 still has a few places left but you will need to be quick. Its the same format as the Boundary night and there will be Boundary members there so you will not be alone.

The last year using Lillies Cafe has again been extremely positive. Catherine and Ben, Danni, Nicole and Abbie have gone out of their way to support us in all our ventures and have come up trumps every time. We have held a number of events and presentations all have which have proved very successful as well as raising a significant amount of money for our two nominated charities. This year alone the Boundary Tea and Coffee initiative has raised at least £984.21p.









We had our last Tuesday night meet at the Cafe on 11th December and will return on Tuesday 5th February 2013. I understand that whilst we are away there will be some refurbishment regarding the heating and windows. At our last meet there was another very high turnout of people who this time were wearing their Santa Suits. We had a large raffle of prizes and a Christmas Quiz from Bob. The raffle prizes amounted to nearly £200 worth and the cash prize total for the quiz was in excess of £60.

Once again many thanks to Lillies and also the Kirkleatham Museum Staff especially Ken who always helps out if we need extra seating and tables.

Heres to a great 2013.

More than 200 Santa’s on Motorbikes turned out to raise money for Zoe’s Baby Hospice. Further details can be found on the forum at;,56.0.html


The route for this year’s Santa Ride has been checked and we can find nothing that would prevent  the ride taking place.

The main roads which the ride will take place on are free of ice. However care needs to be taken on some ‘Estate’ roads because ice is still present on areas that have not been treated.

The decision as to whether or not riders/pillions take part in the Santa Ride rests solely with those individuals who have entered and not the organisers.

We have nearly 200 entrants taking part this year which is the highest number to date and is the maximum that can be catered for.

On your arrival at Thornaby Fire Station you will be under the control of the Marshalls as to where to park. Once parked please go to reception.

Hot drinks and toilets will be available.

For those that have not collected their Santa suits from Zoë’s, they will be waiting for you at reception.

Don’t forget to bring you cameras.

There will be a final briefing at 11.15am and we will start at 11.30am prompt.

Please make sure you have read the Final Instructions that have been sent out especially the part that refers to the ‘staggered’ riding system.

On our arrival at Kirkleatham Hall we will park in an area that has been set aside for us.

Please make your way to the pavilion where Karen and Gill will hand out the ‘Bacon Butty’ tickets.

In the pavilion the Cleveland Police Band will be playing and also a number of members from the Apollo Male Voice Choir have agreed to come along and sing some Christmas Carol’s.

Tomorrows ride is one of those days everyone looks forward to. Previous events have been very well received by members of the public.

Once again please take care getting to the start and follow the instructions of the organisers/Police whilst taking part in the event.


Many thanks.



The latest information as to whether or not the Santa Ride that is due to take place on Saturday 8th December 2012 goes ahead can be found on the forum at;,7496.msg81382.html#msg81382

Sgt. G Cummins was a Medical Officer in the Royal Army Corp during the 1914 – 1918 War. He kept a diary which was Army Book No 136. Sgt Cummins details his daily duties in the operating theatre then one day stops and copies the entries from a Soldiers diary. Here are some of the extracts. A full report can be found in the forum at,7487.0.html







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