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#1 GeorginaCowley

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 15:32

Hello all,

my name is Georgina and I am on a mission to seek out the original members of the 171 Club.

you know who you are!

Give me a call on 07947444013 or email me at georgina@171club.com and tell me your stories!

I am also trying to hunt down Steve Wynn - Steve contact me please! Friends of Steve - tell him to contact me!

cheers all

Georgie

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#2 RS2000

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 16:21

As far as I'm concerned the "171" club is a band of road rally competitors who did events on the old OS 1" Map No.171, stretching to 172 and 183.

#3 sterling49

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 17:10

As far as I'm concerned the "171" club is a band of road rally competitors who did events on the old OS 1" Map No.171, stretching to 172 and 183.



We used that often! Kent and the Marshes???Are you sure it was 171? 179/182 rings a bell?

171 is the 1:50,000 metric maps that were issued in 1974..ish, the 1" maps were immediately preceding this, so I gues Georgina is enquiring rallying in the brecon beacons etc.

Edited by sterling49, 30 September 2009 - 17:28.


#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 18:09

The 171 Club would seem to have been a 1970s club for bikers in Manchester:

http://www.171club.c...b.com/main.html

http://209.85.229.13....co.uk/171.html

http://www.suzukiown...lub/history.asp

I suggest Georgina reposts this in the motorcycle forum.

#5 RS2000

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 21:57

We used that often! Kent and the Marshes???Are you sure it was 171? 179/182 rings a bell?
171 is the 1:50,000 metric maps that were issued in 1974..ish, the 1" maps were immediately preceding this, so I gues Georgina is enquiring rallying in the brecon beacons etc.


171 was South East London with bits of Kent (rarely used for rallies even then). 172 was the main Kent map. 173 was the east tip including Thanet. 179 was Bournemouth! 182 Sussex but the Levels was on 183.

Edited by RS2000, 30 September 2009 - 21:58.


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 22:46

171 was the number you dialled to report a fault :rolleyes:

#7 sterling49

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 22:48

171 was the number you dialled to report a fault :rolleyes:



:rolleyes: :confused: