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Meets & THS Gallery 2010

Helsby Social Club

We arrived here around noon on Friday, set up shop.  Soon people began to arrive on a pleasant afternoon continuing until after dark,ending up with 16 vans (very pleasing).  In the evening a few of us went into the club for a pint or two before retiring for the night.  On awakening we found it had been hailing heavily and all was white making everything look good.  During Saturday everybody was catching up with all the gossip and going off doing their own thing and in the evening most of us went in the club for a drink and to enjoy the entertainment.  Sunday we  held our coffee morning in the club with more chatting, then it was time to thank the stewards and all for coming and slowly all went off on their own sweet way

Thank you Alan for the report and Margaret and Diana for the pictures.

 
 The Club House, Wrexham. AGM

 

The weekend at The Club House, Wrexham hosted the DA's AGM, which was well attended. The weather was kind to us, no snow or gales as was forecast. All the ralliers went into the Club House for a lovely home cooked meal on Saturday evening.

 

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures

   
Clawdd Newydd

We arrived at 11-30 on a cloudy cool day, soon  people started arriving to admire the wonderful views and by evening we had 12 units out then another next morning.  Saturday was for everybody meeting  up  and keeping   up to date with what has been going on.   In the evening we  went into the hall to enjoy an  American Supper, with all the ladies being presented with a red rose for Valentines Day.  Roy entertained us with a few jokes, and singing while playing Will’s guitar, also more music supplied by Phil, then we   had a couple of very entertaining quizzes.  It was very nice having Mel & Merle come and spend the evening with us.  We also Celebrated  Marisa’s  8th birthday with “Happy Birthday” and apiece of birthday cake being offered to all.  On Sunday we awoke to a beautiful sunny but frosty morning, we managed to have a coffee morning which was enjoyed by all then everybody gradually going on their own sweet way.

Thank you Alan for the report and Bubs and Sue for the pictures.
   
The Newnes Caravan Park.

As this was the first time that NWDA has visited The Newnes we had 14 units out. Everyone was able to have electric hook ups, this was welcomed at this time of year. The views from the site are spectacular as the site is up on a plateau. The sun shone for us most of the weekend. The walk into Ellesmere and the canal is only a 15 minute walk. Enjoyed by everyone.

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures.

   
Pheasants Way Caravan Park.

Pheasants Way was a lovely site. Sun all weekend as can be seen by the photo's.Good walking area & views. At coffee morning Michael & Evelyn surprised us all with a lovely fresh cream cake. This was very much appreciated. A raffle was held & was well supported.

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures.

   
Whitegates Caravan Park, Easter Meet.

Thanks to all that joined NWDA for Easter. Everyone enjoyed themselves, despite the weather being a little cold. We had some sunshine & were able to have an Easter egg hunt, and blocks outside.

Thank you Bubs for the report and Bubs an Alan for the pictures

   
Abergele.

We arrived early Friday afternoon with warm sunshine and a cool breeze, soon members started arriving and by evening we had 23 units.  Saturday went by with some members helping others with minor faults with their caravans, others going off doing their own thing (walking, shopping etc)  Sunday was another sunny morning with our coffee morning and raffle draw  being enjoyed by all.  Roy thanked everybody for coming, and asking for volunteers for stewarding and pointing out that we have been lucky with people coming forward and only have two meets to fill. Then folk packed up slowly and went on their own sweet way.

 Thank you Alan for the report and pictures.

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Bron Eifion, Criccieth, THS.

The meet ran for nine nights to be enjoyed by the people from 72 units staying a total of 401nights It was lovely to see 44 children enjoying their camping holiday, the local bus and train trips proved to be very popular with many families going off to enjoy the area, and many promising to come back next year. The Rhododendrons were two weeks late this year but still managed to put on a wonderful show. A great coffee morning was held on Sun 30th May being well attended and enjoyed by all. The weather was fantastic for the duration of the meet. 

 Thank you Glyn for the report and pictures.

   
Gwernymynedd.

Thank you Gary for the pictures.

   

 The Duck Race, Llwyn-Yn-Hall.

We opened on Friday at noon & soon had people arriving on a beautiful sunny day & by late evening  we had 30 units.  On Saturday we had paddling pools out to all the children’s delight, splashing about with a lot of water pistols being used!  Then as there wasn’t much water in the river, after moving a few stones to make a way down river we had a  shortened  Duck Race.  As the Duck Race is mainly for the kids we decided to have two winners one for the kids and one for the older children and giving all the kids taking part in all the games a little medal.  In the evening most of us went into the gazebo for bingo and the raffle draw, with some staying on until dark enjoying a drink and catching up with all the gossip etc.  Sunday we had our coffee morning with a lot more chat, and Glyn updating us on what is going on over the next few weeks.  Then most people slowly packed up and went on their own sweet way.  Only a few units stayed for the full duration of the meet even though it was wonderful weather all the way through.  It was nice to see Pete and Pat out with their new caravan after losing their other one to fire at Llangollen.  It was inspected by many who decided it is a beautiful van.

Thank you Alan for the report and Alan and Mel for the pictures.

   
Back Packers, Tal-Y-Bont

After a very windy wet Thursday night we opened at noon on a windy but lovely sunny afternoon and by evening we had 11 vans with people coming from as far afield as Salisbury & Sheffield, Saturday was a reasonable day with some going off on lovely walks seeing some great waterfalls etc. During Saturday afternoon we had two lovely ladies coming along representing the local communities produce  and giving each caravan a goody-bag containing a breakfast for two (eggs, bacon, sausage and rapeseed oil to cook it in) all paid for by the EEC to promote Rural Communities. Our coffee morning was attended by all of the campers a great time and chinwag was had by all over a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits. Over the next few days we have had some leaving to try and find better weather, and others coming doing exactly the same.  By the end of the 9 days with most folks enjoying their breaks, we had a total of 31 units visiting us.

Thank you Alan for the report and Alan and Mel for the pictures.

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Cwybr Fawr

Just after 12pm the 'vans started arriving on the site, 25 units in total and all have asked to go back again next year. Fred & many others enjoyed the Car boot opposite, also the great circus in the next field. The weather was kind to us for most of the 5 days.

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures.

   
Hendra Caravan Park, THS.

We opened up on the first day to the most objectionable weather with wind and rain and by 4 in the afternoon we had 25 units arrive complete with the sunshine.  The rest of the 13 night meet was quite sunny with a few showers and a cool wind if out of the sun.  On the first Sunday we had a coffee morning which was enjoyed by most of the people at our meet.  It was great speaking with  folks from all the different DA members.

Thank you Alan for the report and pictures. 

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Elm Cottage Caravan Park, Halloween Meet.

On Friday morning the ralliers started arriving just after the stewards.  We had sun in the afternoon.  By the evening there were 36 units out. Saturday saw sun for most of the day giving everyone a chance to decorate their vans with lights and ghoulish sights and sounds.  The evening started with the young people tricking & treating around all the vans, then everyone into the hall for Fancy dress parade & competition, apple bobbing.  All followed by an American supper.  What a feast!  Followed by music.  Sunday after coffee morning everyone saying their goodbyes thankyous to the DA for a brilliant weekend.   Thanks to everyone for their help & generosity to the DA.

Thank you Bubs for the report and Bubs & Alan for the pictures.
   
Bickerton Village Hall.

 

Thank you Bubs for the pictures.
   
Freemasons, Christmas Meet.

 The DA Christmas dinner has been gone. Another year flown by.  On Friday members began arriving, and thank goodness no rain.  Although the rally field a little churned up as there had been another rally the weekend before.  In the evening about half the members got together in the Barn Alan providing background music.  Saturday awoke to a beautiful frost.  Everything sparkling in the sun that followed.  When I peeped out at 8am there was Neil capturing the scene on his camera.  Mid morning Neil & Lena arrived in their new Motor Caravan driving all the way from Lockerbie, Scotland.  Lovely to see them again.  Six O'clock everyone was making their way for the lovely meal being served at six thirty.. There were bottles of wine on all of the tables, courtesy of NWDA.  Also Poinsettia's from site owners, which Will did his usual Each table picks a card, and the highest wins the Poinsettia. At 8.45pm Frankie Flame started singing for us until 11pm, with a 20min break. At this time the Big Christmas Raffle was drawn. Thanks to Betty for the great prizes. Sunday morning we had Coffee Morning with members booking again for 2015. Some leaving for home as work on Monday, the rest staying on until Monday.  All members when leaving were saying "Goodbye and Thank you, we've had a great weekend. So this is our "Goodbye, Happy Christmas and our Best Wishes to everyone for 2015."

Thank you Bubs for the report and Neil for the pictures.