Enjoying a slower pace of life at Churchill’s River View Lodge is Angus Cundey MBE, who has just been made an honorary member of Frazer Nash Car Club following his family’s connection and continued support to the club over many decades.
Back in 1956, when Angus Cundey bought his first car, he originally had his heart set on an MG. However, his father, Sam Cundey, had other ideas and urged him to get a ‘proper’ car. After placing an advertisement for ‘Wanted Frazer Nash Car’ in one of the local motoring papers, Angus found himself, alongside his father and uncle visiting a seller to find his new car in two halves. After spending two years working on his new prized possession, Angus’s introduction to the Frazer Nash Car Club was born.
Founded in 1933 by Angus’s Father and uncle, the Frazer Nash Car Club, is a vibrant and lively ‘gang’ of over 500 members, all with one thing in common: a love for Frazer Nash cars.
Now at the age of 85, 67 years after buying his first Frazer Nash, Angus still enjoys the occasional spin in the very same car he bought all those years ago, however nowadays the person in the driving seat is his son, Simon. A former secretary of the club, Angus’s connection with the club goes back decades and it’s not surprising that he was delighted when made an honorary member.
Speaking about his recent award, Angus said, “I am at a loss for words on the wonderful gesture that the Frazer Nash Car Club have made in making me an honorary member. I am proud that my father and uncle founded the club back in 1933 and I have wonderful memories of being involved with the club throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties.”
Enjoying a lower maintenance way of life, Angus and his wife downsized from a four-bed property in Suffolk to River View Lodge just over a year ago. With his family close by and more time to enjoy life Angus says, “We are thoroughly enjoying our time at River View, especially because we are now so close to our family who we see on a weekly basis. My sister and my wife’s brother are in Kent, we are very lucky to see family very regularly. Of course, with my son just up the road it’s great to still be able to enjoy my very first car that has brought me so much joy over the years.”
If Angus’ roots and experiences weren’t impressive enough, his father ran Henry Poole & Co, the first established bespoke tailors on Savile Row, which has provided clothing to Buckingham Palace for more than 200 years. Approaching his father to join the firm, Angus became Chairman and in 2016 he was recognised for his contribution to bespoke tailoring and for his work to tailoring trade charities and was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen.
Angus has most certainly had an interesting life and is now enjoying life at a slightly slower speed at River View Lodge. Fitting in perfectly to the warm and friendly community, Angus and his wife enjoy meeting up with their neighbours in the Owners Lounge and thoroughly enjoy all that the Churchill Retirement Living lifestyle has to offer.