Special Events

 TAL-Y-BONT  T.H.S.2014

Were you there

Friday July 11th saw the start of our 9 night THS, and with it came the sunshine as it did last year. We started with 13 units which increased to 23 as the days passed. There were at least 6 returning units from last year! Visitors this year included members from Yorkshire, Lakeland, Devon, Dorset and Dijon in France

 Our members said that they enjoyed this site, as it is an excellent base from which to visit the beautiful countryside of the Snowdonia National Park and the coastal areas (Conwy & Llandudno) Being on a bus route, and just a few miles from the Conway Valley trains is a bonus for the motor home owners. Two members had brought electric bicycles on which they cycled to Conwy and beyond.

 We held our 1st coffee morning on Sunday 13th followed by the raffle. Once again the support from our members was fantastic. They donated raffle prizes, so we were able to display a good range of prizes (19 in total) – our thanks to all of you.

 Following on from the raffle, we held the welly and packpack throwing competition. Our members showed various styles of throwing – perhaps some were competent discus or javelin competitors in their youth! It was a game of precision rather than distance throwing, and Paul scored the most points overall.

 Wednesday was the fish and chip supper get together, which was as well attended as last year. Whilst we had no musicians in our midst, there were plenty eager to try the game of Beetle afterwards. Although it was sunny, it was quite windy, so drawing the beetle and throwing the dice was very interesting. The most stylish beetle is shown at the end of the photos section.

 Taking advantage of the warm and sunny Tal y Bont climate, we played blocks on Thursday evening. The storms forecast for the weekend did not arrive – we did have some rain but it cleared and the field did not become waterlogged at any time.

 Two units, which arrived on our first day and stayed for the 9 nights were from Sheffield DA. When they were setting up, they realised that they knew each other as they lived in the same village – it’s a small world.

We also had a lovely family from Dijon in France who are touring the UK. (Thanks to Michael and Claudia for assistance with their battery)

 Sadly the farewell coffee morning came around too quickly, but once again the sun was shining for packing up. Many members said they would like to return next year.


It was a pleasure to steward this meet again. The field was nicely presented (the hay harvest safely got before we arrived) There was a great crowd, and many new friendships were made. That’s what the DA is all about!


On behalf of all those who thoroughly enjoyed the T.H.S at Tal-y-Bont  can we say a BIG thank you to Mel& Brian, Though there were  only the two of them running the rally they really did us proud --- Wellie throwing, Back pack throwing, fish & chip evening ( last year Mel  stunned the local small chip shop with an order for 27 fish suppers ! this year he was prepared ) Did i mention the raffle as well ?—We will not mention who won the comp ( rides a motorbike and has , briefly red leds in his awning light at his wife's request ! ) So Mel & Brian avery big ,well earned, thank you for all your hard work, we realy ejoyed the rally.
  The L.E.D . Man& Better !/2 !