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Area 20 visits the Jurassic Centre at Seaton

Ian Postles | Published on 3/20/2017

Thank you Andrew & Pym Mogford for organising such a great visit to Seaton Jurassic Centre.

Most of us met at Exeter Services for a relaxing chat and catch up but unfortunately Jonathon had to resort to extreme measures to get his filler cap off (fortunately successful). 


We then drove in convoy to Seaton where we were joined by a couple more cars and we were invited to display the cars in echelon style.

After coffee Andrew rounded us up to get on the electric tram and we sat comfortably inside on the way to Colyton, observing the bird life on the way. A brief stop at Colyton afforded us the opportunity to do a little shopping. We then boarded the tram with an open top for the trip back, much easier to see the wildlife.

Back at base we had an excellent lunch with Andrew and Pym orchestrating who got what. Andrew welcomed new member Mark Coleman, wife Jilly and son James. We were also delighted to see Andrew Currie back in form doing pirouettes. 

This was a very well supported event with lots of members we don't see a lot of.  Well done Andrew and Pym.

Report and pictures by David Arnold

Andrew Mogford add:

We have also had a brief report and a few pictures from Andrew Mogford as well.

I would like to thank the management of the Jurassic Centre for making us so welcome and looking after us so well, including a very good lunch.


28 people joined the event on the day and we were lucky that the promised rain missed Seaton. It was great to see Reg Broome, veteran member, who doesn't get to many meetings these days but was collected from home and brought along by Roger Tilley. Reg must be one of the most long standing members in Area 20 having been a member since 1970!

It was a pleasure to see Jon and Pamela Ayles again who brought along Mark Coleman, their son in law, who was accompanied by his wife Jilly and their son James. Mark has just joined the Club and came along in his recently acquired fabulous black V8 Vantage Q edition. The recent addition means it is the third generation of the same family being Aston owners and Area 20 members. I bet that hasn't happened before.

After lunch I introduced Mark Coleman to say a few words. Mark is a consultant surgeon specialising in bowel cancer at Derriford Hospital. He is arranging a classic/supercar 3 day tour visiting South West Hospitals to raise awareness about bowel cancer. I think they have 8 cars taking part including a Lamborghini Aventador and basically he said any Aston owners would be welcome to join the tour. He did mentioned that they are setting off on Sunday 2nd April from Plymouth Hoe and it would be an added attraction if any Aston owners could bring their cars and join them on the Hoe for a couple of hours, by way of giving them a send off. I personally would be quite keen to do this and Mark said he send out some more details but I haven’t received anything yet. They have permission to assemble on the tarmac parade area by the Francis Drake monument which is normally closed to traffic.