18th July 2016 ~ Ernie Ashley Club Chairman
Well this is a very sad day for the North Shropshire Grass Track Car Club. It is with a heavy heart I have to tell you of the death of our joint club president Geoff “PUSHER” Farmer this morning at 4am. I can not tell you how much I and the majority of the North Shropshire members will miss this great man, who has been a working member of our club for over 42 years. I want to send on behalf of the club our deepest condolences to his Wife Mavis and all his children and grandchildren.
23rd July 2016 ~ Ernie Ashley Club Chairman
It is now confirmed that Pushers Funeral will be at Shrewsbury Crematorium on Wednesday 10th August at 2pm, dress is optional, no black. Race Suits would be good if you wish as the Family would like us to wear them, the bearers for Pusher will be Chris Smith his good friend of many years , Martin Gould, John Gaffney, Dave Evans, Joe Pipe and Myself. At Pushers request there will be a Wake after the Service, venue to be confirmed at a later date. Any donations will be divided between Whitchurch Community Hospital and The Severn Hospice. Hope to see you all there to give our old Mate a great send off.
3rd August 2016 ~ Ernie Ashley Club Chairman
I have just spoken to Mavis, Pushers wife and she thanks everyone for their messages and she said she would like all those who attend his funeral next Wednesday to go for refreshments afterwards which will be at Shrewsbury Town Football Club, it is only down the road a short way from the crematorium.
Can I ask that as many of you that can attend Pushers funeral and lets give him a send off He and all of us can be proud of.
I would like to inform you also that Pusher wanted his ashes spread half at his home in the fields and half at the race track which will be done at our final meeting on September 25th and the meeting will be held in his memory, the club will be getting a Cup in his name to be raced for in a champion of champions race at the end of the meeting and annually thereafter, I can honestly say he would have loved that, so can we do our best to promote the meeting around the country so we can have a meeting he would be proud of, we will be donating money from the meeting to the 2 charities that Mavis has specified.
11th August 2016 ~ Ernie Ashley Club Chairman
On behalf of Pushers family i would like to thank all those who tured up to give him a send off he would have been over the moon with, now on to his memorial meeting on the 25th September, hope we can get a great turnout.
Our next race meeting of the year is the Geoff “Pusher” Farmer Memorial Meeting which is happening on Sunday 25th September 2016, racing starts at 10.30am. ALL WELCOME!! For ‘up to the minute’ news and information don’t forget to check out our new fantastic Facebook page set up by Andy Oakley.
Check out the brilliant filming from our 1st meeting of the 2016 season ..courtesy of Ollie Billingham…www.obedits.co.uk
In 2015 we gained 2 national champions; Ben Gould is the Class 6 Mens National Champion and Diane Jones who is the Class 10 Ladies National Champion ~ both well deserved wins & i’m sure you’ll agree proper champions in everyway! Here’s Ben & Di in action….
Thanks to everyone who supported our club last year and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in March! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ernie Ashley ~ Club Chairman