Shirley Late Knights AKA Shirley 41 Club
2022-2023 Recent events
Ladies Night 7th April 2022 - Olton Golf Club
Speaker Meeting - 5th May 2022 - Hogarths
Private Motor Museum - Classics Collection - 14th
A great evening out for us petrolheads out at a private motor
There were members of Leicester 41 Club there too. There were
many classic motorcycles as well as many stunning cars!
Scroll through the photo gallery below to see some of them!
No fewer 19 of us turned up for our annual (well, this is the first for 3
years!) summer evening golf event at Widney Manor Golf Club!
Visit to Halton Turner Brewery in Digbeth - 6th
Iceland 41 Club Cruise - 2 slide show galleries
The 2022 41Club Cruise to Iceland and Faroes was well attended with 45 people
attending from all over GB&I with the biggest contingent being Shirley Late
Knights with a team of 12.
We set sail from the stunning port of Liverpool with its “3 Graces” art deco
buildings . The Fred Olson Borealis ship had 800 passengers and 600 staff on
board so service was impeccable, food delicious and the formal nights
First stop was in Reykjavik where we met up with Iceland 41ers Sveinn,
Magnus and Povl who kindly showed us around the Golden Circle in their mini
bus. First stop was the massive Gullfoss waterfalls delivering the water run off
from the nearby glaciers. Then a short hop to the volcanic mud flat with boiling
water holes and the great Geysir shooting to the sky. Our final visit of the day
was to the geothermal power station generating electricity for most of Reykjavik
. Did you know Iceland used zero oil and gas ? The day ended with Sveinn
providing a BBQ at his house in true 41C fellowship.
The second day in Reykjavik some of us visited and swam in the Blue Lagoon
volcanic thermal pools which rejuvenated our skin to make us 10 years younger.
Others went on a boat trip to spot whales but in vain and others climbed the
Glacier in freezing conditions.
We sailed on to our second stop at Akureyri where another 41er Elvar Örn
Birgisson kindly led a tour for a few - truly the international 41 Club network
working at its best.
On Board with 45 of us on an all inclusive package you can imagine it was a fun
filled , alcohol fuelled party ship most of the time, with short interludes to swim,
read or get a massage. Some played deck shove shuttle game , some even went
to the gym ! On the way sailing through the Arctic Circle GB&I president Jim,
VCI Barry and other Arctic virgins had to be inducted with a ladle of ice cubes
down our backs. What a laugh , cold but memorable. We also celebrated
Christine Fanning’s 60th birthday and Helen Dufficy’s birthday on board with
all the waiters singing happy birthday.
Last stop in Iceland was Seyoisfjorour on the eastern coast. A small village set
in a picturesque valley. Some of us hiked up the nearby hills to the top of some
magnificent waterfalls while others had a leisurely coffee in the village with its
rainbow street and church.
Cec Crossley Trophy
National Classic Car Rally at Market Harborough -
29th to 31st July 2022
3 couples from SLK joined the National Classic Car Rally at Market
Harborough 29-31 July 2022
Some excellent cars joined from other clubs including Bristol, Alvis,
Alfa, MG, 1914 RR along with our own Aston Martin DBS , Merc SL
and Rover 75.
A Great fellowship weekend for petrol heads.
SLK played SRT in the commonwealth games night at camp hill
rugby club Aug 2022. Great fun night … and Table won.
Edgbaston Cricket - The Hundred
SLK visited Edgbaston to see the Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern
Stars. Great match.
Birmingham womens won but the mens team lost. Beers were
glugged, burgers chomped and lots
of rubbish was spoken.
Welcome Hills Vineyard visit - near Stratford-upon-