Special Events

TAL-Y-BONT  T.H.S. 2015  



It doesn’t seem like 12 months has passed since we were last at this great site. After a slow start, our numbers increased to 17 units, including some familiar faces from previous years. What we lacked in numbers, we made up for in talented members. We held our coffee morning on Sunday followed by the welly and back pack throwing. Our members never cease to amaze us with their styles of throwing. We’re convinced some of them were champions at javelin and discus throwing in their youth. This year’s champion was Maurice, whose skills were not confined to just throwing ‘objects’ around. On Tuesday evening we were entertained by Maurice, one of three musicians who make up the group ‘The Survivors’ (proud to say they are still going strong). We all joined in with the singing of some of our favourites from the 60’s. Another musician in our midst was John, who played his accordion for us. Our members were not fazed by the rain, and got out their brollies when the rain came, but still carried on singing. Sadly most of my photos were lost when my phone had to be reset !!!!!.

Wednesday we had our fish and chip supper, but as there was a cold wind, only a few members sat outside – but everyone enjoyed their meal just the same.

The mixed weather did not deter members from exploring this beautiful part of North Wales, from climbing Snowdon to exploring the Great Orme and Conwy Castle. Much interest was shown in the new development at Dolgarrog – Surf Snowdonia, which opened on 1st August.

The local school at Tal y Bont held a car boot sale on Saturday and there were plenty of bargains to be had, including a rocking horse and some leather biker boots. Other members decided that as it was a sunny day, a ‘liquid lunch’ was in order – it was great to catch up with old friends in true DA style!

‘Monsoon’ conditions were forecast for Sunday, but we were blessed with a bright sunny day on Saturday for socialising, last minute sight-seeing and the sad task of packing up.

Thanks to each and every one of our members for visiting us and making this a THS to remember yet again. Our members more than make up for the ‘not so good’ weather we had – the ‘friendly club’ has lived up to its name. It was a pleasure to steward this THS yet again.

Whilst many of my photos were lost, we did manage to put some together for this report, including a rogues gallery of some dodgy campers.

Thank you all for coming  Mel & Brian