Area Organiser

victor thompson

Victor Thompson –

I purchased my first Triumph, a very tired Triumph 1300 in 1978. Since then I have owned a number of Spitfires, a Herald 13/60 estate and Stag. I joined the TSSC in 1986 and together with my wife, Vivien have held a number of posts including Area Organiser for South Yorkshire TSSC, Area Liaison Officer, CoM Member, Standard Triumph Forum representative and International Concours organiser.

Triumphs get into your blood, what ever else life throws at you Triumph cars have been a constant source of enjoyment and pleasure. Being a member of the TSSC has been a very important part of the overall experience and enjoyment of being a Triumph enthusiast.

As a member, CoM member and West Yorkshire Area Organiser, the Club this has given me so much enjoyment, being an official of the Club gives me the opportunity to give something back. My official roles in the Club have given me the opportunity to work with and help a broad range of club members and fellow Club officials. I am enthusiastic to see the Club grow, and assist in preserving the name of Triumph cars.


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Alan Heaton –

The monthly meeting is held at the Black Bull in Birstall on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8pm to about 10.30. We meet upstairs in the Old Courtroom (accessed via the bar) and routinely attract 25-35 members. Regulars include all age groups from 70’s down to the under 10’s. Guest members from other areas are welcome and some routinely attend North or South York’s meetings as well as our own.

A newsletter (which includes the free-ads for spares and cars shown on this website) is handed out and we usually have a Quiz and a raffle, the proceeds of which are generally used to subsidise the annual dinner. The former is rarely about cars, so you do not need to be a Triumph anororak to take part. In the summer, much of the evening can be spent in the car park with heads under bonnets, although this is not compulsory!

Apart from 10 minutes or so around 9.15, covering the Quiz answers, the raffle and any announcements, the evening is totally unstructured and people just sit and chat about anything under the sun, including of course their Triumphs. Many of course have other interests besides their cars, so being in the club can sometimes introduce you to new activities such as model boatbuilding and falconry to name but two.

If you are a TSSC member or are considering becoming one and want to know more, just turn up on the night and ask for the Area Organiser (AO) and you will be made very welcome.


Where to find us

Full Address:

The Black Bull Inn
Kirkgate, Birstall
Batley West Yorkshire WF17 9PB

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