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HRH The Duke of Kent marks 90th anniversary of CSMA Club with a visit to Cotswold Motoring Museum

PUBLISHED: 15:06 13 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:06 13 June 2013

HRH Duke of Kent unveils a plaque commemorating the 90th Anniversary of CSMA Club

HRH Duke of Kent unveils a plaque commemorating the 90th Anniversary of CSMA Club

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HRH The Duke of Kent marks 90th anniversary of CSMA Club with a visit to Cotswold Motoring Museum

Yesterday, HRH The Duke of Kent, patron of CSMA Club, opened ‘Mud,Track and Tarmac,’ the new exhibition celebrating the Club’s 90th anniversary, at the Cotswold Motoring Museum, in Bourton-on-the-Water.

The Duke, escorted by Museum manager Michael Tambini, spent the best part of an hour touring the museum’s extensive collection of motoring artefacts and took a particular interest in the Jaguar XK120 and the Austin 7 Swallow, two of the most beautiful cars in the museum’s collection.

In welcoming the Duke to the Museum, CSMA Club chairman Dave Farris said: “In 1923, Frank Vernon Edwards wanted to share his passion for motoring with his colleagues and as a result our Association was formed.”

“Ninety years later, we’re still a Club run by its members, with a membership services and benefits that likely far exceed Frank’s imagination. We’re probably stronger as an Association than ever before, and we’re really looking forward to our tenth decade.”

After meeting some of the Museum’s army of volunteers, many of whom visit the Museum every week, the Duke was presented with a commemorative Winged Wheel by volunteer, Arthur Bartlett, who was born in the mill buildings adjoining the museum 82 years ago, and also unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit and the 90th anniversary.

CSMA Club members receive discounts on motoring, travel and insurance as well as the glossy members magazine, packed with travel and motoring ideas, ten times a year. For details on membership please visit www.csmaclub.co.uk/clubinfo/whyjoin. To find out more about the CSMA Club please visit www.csmaclub.co.uk

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