TSSC Christmas Weekend, 1st to 3rd December 2023

TSSC Open Day

After hearing that the Essex Area were going to Market Harborough for a weekend, taking in the HQ open day, we thought we’d get the Norfolk area to tag along…

We had three cars starting off from a very frosty Norfolk on Friday morning. All was going well until 15 miles from our destination, Shaun’s Herald had a bit of trouble accelerating (more so than Heralds normally do). It turned out that the cable casing had become detached from the bulkhead, which was not a difficult fix in the end but it did take us three attempts. Thankfully we still made it up to the Three Swans at Market Harborough in time for lunch and a much needed drink.

The afternoon saw us booking into our rooms, taking five and getting excited as we heard more Triumphs arriving (although that might have been just me).

In the evening we met up with the Essex contingent for a drink before wandering around the large Christmas Market.

Saturday morning was a good opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done, then in  the afternoon some returned to the bar whilst others went for a second round of shopping. In the evening both areas came together again for a lovely meal, with lots of chat and laughter.

We woke on Sunday morning to a light covering of snow which thankfully thawed while we enjoyed the hotel breakfast, and was gone by the time we set off for the TSSC Open Day.

At the HQ, Lisa and Trudy had put on a great spread for everyone. Christina gave us a very informative tour around the museum, giving the history of the Triumphs and artefacts on display. It’s amazing what they have up there, but you really do need a guided tour to appreciate it all. And, of course, Julian was at hand in the shop for those that couldn’t resist a purchase or two.

The drive home was cold and wet with two of us getting stuck for a couple of hours on the A11 due to reindeer roaming free on the road – only in Norfolk…