Red Marley 28th December to 2nd January 2017
There were 7 units camping for this New year meet and I think a Great time was had by all, even though the weather was cold and wet. Thursday night saw us all together for the first time and we all ate together Jim had done a Spag Bol and it was nice and hot, the remainder of the evening was just drinks and a chat. Friday was a cold day but very sunny and we had a full cooked breakfast with lashings of tea and coffee, the evening meal was a stew and Potatoes again very warming, after this we did a Blind Chinese auction, every ended up with a nice prize but perhaps not the one that was first choice but a very nice evening. Saturday again started with a Full English breakfast the pepole went there own way until the evening, the Evening meal was a full three course meal after which we played a game or two and all saw in the New Year together. at this point I should like to Thank Paul, Jim, and Steve for all there hard work cooking for us in such cramped conditions.
I was then Taken ill with a nasty Cold and took no furthar part in the weekend and spent Sunday in Bed, altogether though I feel it was a great value long weekend.
Petruth Paddocks Cheddar 9th - 14th March
Well this was a little disappointing as only three units arrived for the weekend however it was quite a good weekend the three units were Jim & Pat, Paul & Julie, and Ken & Doreen I have had a little chat with Jim and he said he even got his awning down in the dry and a good time was had by all
Willis Batch Brockley Coombe 13th - 16th April
Well what a super Number of people joined us for this super weekend, when Anna and I arrived about midday Thursday there were already three Caravans there in fact they had
been there all week for a short Holiday, that was Jim & pat, Paul & Julie and Steve, later that evening Sue and martin and John and Margaret ( super to see Margaret again looking so well ) next day Dave and Trish and Ken & Doreen then on Saturday Dave Lewis, 9 units in all the best meet for a long time. the weather although a little windy and even cold at times was very good and dry, Saturday afternoon we all sat around and had Hot cross Buns and tea and coffee, I think a lovely weekend was had by all, Next meet is at Chard, the Golden Fleece
Golden Fleece. 27th April until 2nd May. Sorry but I was unable to attend this meet because of Caravan problems, I have had no Notes or photo's from Anybody regarding this meet so I am afraid there will be no Report The Next meet is the AGM at Ebdon Bow Weston Super mare
Ebdon Bow 18th May until 23rd May AGM Meet
there were 6 units Camping for this weekend, Anna and I arrived lunchtime Thursday and Jim was already there no other members arrived on the Thursday, but Friday Ken & Doreen, Terry & Sandra, and Paul, and on Saturday Dave Lewis. we had the AGM on Saturday afternoon and after a Committee meeting, after this Jim did a big Buffet for everyone, on the Sunday four of us went off to the Local Church Hall for a Cream Tea All the workers left to go home on Sunday, Terry and Sandra left on Monday and Jim and I stayed until the Tuesday, apart from a very Dull and showery Saturday the weather was really lovely all over the weekend. for the Meeting Jan and John and Sarah attended as day visitors. your next Meet is at The Holford Arms, Knockdown, near Tetbury, see directions for site, after this, is at Rectory Farm Caravan and Camping, At Hartbury
Holford Arms, June 1st - 6th I did not attend this meet, however the following report is from Jim & Pat
Pat and I arrived on Thursday morning to be told that they had no booking for us but were still happy for us to stay, which made no sense as Paul had gone there the weekend before and they showed him the book entry and the price.
We then went about setting up, putting up the awning, then settled down and waited for the hoards, but we had to wait until early evening when Paul arrived even thought he had to go off to work the next morning. Friday morning with a good deal of dry weather Ken and Doreen came into view, then Saturday Morning Dave Lewis arrived giving us a compliment of 4 units. We enjoyed the sunshine and the food in the Pub was enjoyed by all socializing in the awning as usual.
Paul and Ken got their awnings down in the dry on Sunday but it did not stop raining all day Monday and all night, but on Tuesday the wind blew the rain away and I managed to get my awning down dry, because of the wind I must admit it wasn't folded very well but it got packed and it was a nice weekend, The site was fin but when I went to pay they tried to charge us a different price saying it was £10 per person not per
unit night plus £5 for electric.
Hope to see you all at the next meet, Jim & pat
Rectory farm Ashleworth 28th June until 4th July
What a Lovely weekend, I think perhaps the best little site we have been on for a long time. I arrived Thursday morning early as Jim had to take pat to Hospital, Terry and Sandra, and Steve & Monty arrived a little later, we set about getting up the Awnings and down came the rain and Boy did it Rain. Next morning you would never have known it had ever rained, a little later on the Friday Jim and Pat and Paul and Julie arrived and on Saturday John and Margaret making a total of Six units. even the Ice- Cream man came in and everybody had some as it was so hot he must have made a few bob.
The site had lots of Animals Piglets lambs and Chicks and it was so lovely to see them all, Monday people started packing up and making the trip home leaving three of us until Tuesday, a Really super weekend.
Honey Mead farm, Lypsham Weston Super mare.
Pat and I arrived at Honey Mead Farm on Thursday in Glorious sunshine, by the time I got the ruff of the Awning up the heavens opened for about ten minutes then back to sunshine, we had just finished setting up when Paul arrived so the evening was spent just relaxing, Friday morning Paul had gone off to work early but Ken and Doreen arrived so I still had some company beside Pat. Sad to say that was the full compliment for the weekend, but the six of us all went to the local pub on Saturday night and had a very enjoyable evening, Sunday afternoon Sue and Martin popped down to visit usso it was Custard slices all round, as Martin hopes to retire next month they are looking forward to coming out a lot more often next season.
Although we were few it was an enjoyable weekend and I got my Awning down dry, hope to see more of you at Red Marley next time out.
Jim and Pat
Red Marley' wow what a weekend, hot as hell, but bloody lovely, I arrived on Thursday about lunch time, and Jim & Pat were already on site, Steve arrived a short time later then Terry and Sandra. next came John and Jan, next day Dave and Pat and Ken and Doreen, then Paul and Julie and Sarah, and on Saturday morning John and Margaret. making a total of Nine units out camping for the weekend, we did a cream tea on the Saturday afternoon and coffee morning was on Sunday morning bank holiday Monday and 4 Units left us but 5 units stayed until the Tuesday, if you did not come to this meet you missed a treat. the next meet is kalima farm hope to see you all there, Pete
Kalima Farm, well this was a good meet we had 7 members camping which included a new Couple, Paddy and Yvonne, with there lovely little retro caravan, see picture above with there two Dogs, lovely to see new members. the weather was not the best but Saturday was dry so Paul took down his awning in the Dry ready to leave Sunday, but anybody that was leaving later had to cope with a wet Canvas I'm afraid, Coffee morning on Sunday was dry and we were able to have it in the Field, Our New member Yvonne had made some lovely Cakes for everybody to enjoy, so I would like to say a big Welcome and thankyou to Yvonne and Paddy with the hope we see a lot more of you both next year.
The next meet will be at Petruth paddocks, Cheddar BS27 3XW see directions to sites as to how to get there. Pete
This is the Last meet of the 2017 season, remember though there will be a possible Christmas meal also a New year Meet at Red Marley, See Jim or Paul for Details