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
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
We also had a lovely family from Dijon in France who are
touring the UK. (Thanks to Michael and Claudia for assistance with their
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!
THANK YOU MEL FOR REPORT
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 !
THANK YOU MEL FOR PICTURES