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Meets & THS Gallery 2011

Helsby Social Club

We arrived on a lovely bright sunny afternoon and we had 20 units on site by late evening.  Friday evening saw a few of us go across to the club for a quiet pint and a chat.  On awakening Saturday several vans found  their water systems frozen, ours took until the afternoon to thaw out, (must make sure to take pipe in)  Some people went walking and others went off to local shopping outlets.  In the evening most of us went into the club to enjoy a drink, a game of bingo and the live act.  Sunday we had our coffee morning which was well attended with a lot of chit chat.  Bubs thanked everybody for attending and wished them all a safe journey home.

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

   
 The Club House, Wrexham. AGM

 

On Friday when the caravans started arriving the sun was shining but a bit of a cold wind. By the evening there were 13 units out. On Saturday the sun shone for most of the day, allowing the members to go off site either by car or walking. Our AGM was scheduled for 5pm. We all started to go to the Club House at 4.15pm for the welcoming cuppa and biscuit. The AGM started promptly. We had Nadia Davies from region and her husband Bill sitting in on our meeting. The DA appreciated their presence. At 7pm 32 of us sat down to the home cooked food that the Club House prepares for us. As you can see in the photo's that food is greatly enjoyed by all. The rain came on over night, so the usual coffee morning was not on. We all said our Good byes and headed home. A good weekend was had by all.


 

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures

 

Min-Y-Coed, Ruthin.

This meet had the 3 main ingredients for a successful weekend – excellent weather, very good company and a well kept rally field. 15 units attended, some from neighbouring DA’s, and many took advantage of the public footpaths to explore the surrounding countryside. A sweep was held for the Grand National, with a first prize going to Norma, second to Bubs and 3rd to Norman A coffee morning was held on the Sunday with many attending, and Alan thanked everyone and gave out details of forthcoming meets. No-one was in a hurry to go home, as the weather was perfect for a lazing in the sunshine before packing up. A few energetic members from Liverpool and South West Lancs DA chose to walk to the top of Moel Famau, before setting off for home. As rookie stewards we ( Brian and Mel) would like to thank Paul and Julie, Will and Bubs and Alan and Di for their help and advice over the weekend. 

Thank you Mel and Brian for the report and Mel and Bubs for the pictures

   
The Newnes Caravan Park.

Thank you Bubs and Mel for the pictures

 
Whitegates Caravan Park, Easter Meet.

 

Thank you Bubs and Mel for the pictures

   
Llanerch Park, St Asaph

On Thursday  Mel & Brian were the first to arrive on site when they arrived   they  noticed that the field  to be used had been sprayed with lime, and could not be used, Alan went to meet the farmer who provided us with a new field with a better view of the welsh hills. By lunchtime members started to arrive on site.  At the event 28 units attended each caravan was decorated with flags and banners, all the caravanners spent the morning watching the Royal Wedding. My thanks to Paul, Neil & Ronnie for their help in putting up the 2 gazebos which also had flags and photos of the royal couple, there was also a table display, with napkins, union jack beakers, plates/napkins with prints of the royal couple. After the wedding all the caravanners attended a reception where everybody toasted the happy couple, and tucked in the fabulous food which everybody contributed to in the form of a Jacobs Table. In the evening the entertainment was Bingo and chatter all washed down with plenty of drink Saturday we had to take the gazebo down due to high winds, my thanks to all who helped in getting the gazebo down, which spoilt the evenings entertainment. On the Sunday morning a coffee morning was held and enjoyed by everybody, the afternoon was spent playing games, and a raffle was held. The meet closed Monday, and everybody was wished a safe journey home.

Thank you Glyn and Betty for the report and Mel and Bubs for the pictures.

   
Cotton Arms Public House, Wrenbury.

20 units joined us at Cotton Arms, Wrenbury on Friday 13th. At 5.30pm on Saturday all members began taking their food into the Pavilion for the American supper celebrating our Golden Wedding anniversary. The DA presented us with a celebration cake. Unexpectedly all member/friends gave us lovely cards and gifts. From 7.30pm - 11pm we were entertained by Tony Zales, which Will & I had provided. An excellent evening enjoyed by all. Saturday was fine rain, so the usual customary coffee morning was abandoned, so Will & I were not able to say a BIG THANK YOU for a great celebration and weekend camping to all.

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

   
Bron Eifion, Criccieth, THS.

We arrived on the Thursday afternoon to set up shop for Friday opening.  By evening we had 43 units joining us, during the following 8days we had a total of 81 units.  The first couple of days were mainly dry but cool and cloudy, then on Tuesday it started to warm up with people going off to the beach, quite a few people taking the Steam Train to Caernarfon, up to Ffestiniog, or Mount Snowdon, by Thursday the weather got realy warm with some looking for the sanctuary of the shade under the trees, and others going off to see the beautiful beaches and countryside in this lovely part of Wales.  In all we have had a wonderful THS meet with everybody going home happy.

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

   
Landyn Hall Farm, Llangollen.

After a wet and windy start mixed with some sunshine, the weather improved to dry and sunny for most of the meet.  By the end of the first day we had over seventy units on the field and by the end of the week we had had over one hundred and thirty units visiting us.  The site is mostly flat with very good drainage and the most beautiful views in every direction you look.  Most people took advantage of the tow path to walk into LLangollen and in the opposite direction to visit the Aquaduct, but you need a good head for heights to actually walk across the Aquaduct. The other places visited were Horseshoe Pass, Horseshoe Falls and the Llangollen Steam Railway and there's lots of scenic walks in the area. We were also visited by several different ice-cream vans and on Wednesday teatime we had a fish and chip van but some were disappointed as the demand for fish was  such that he soon sold out. At the end of the week we had a lot of comments on how much they had enjoyed it and were looking forward to next year.

Thank you Sue for report and pictures

   

 The Duck Race, Llwyn-Yn-Hall.

 

Thank you Mel and Glyn for the pictures .

   
Picnic in the Park, Llay Miners Welfare.

Our first Picnic in the Park was a RESOUNDING success. On Friday evening we went into the Club for a drink and were treated to a marvellous recital by the joint Llay Miners Club  and The Camping & Caravanning Club  Bands with some banter from the conductor who invited some of the audience to join in. A few youngsters readily came forward some with grandparents and the Kazoos were a big hit. Also Di & Bubs rendition of There’s a Hole in My Bucket caused a smile. Saturday some members went to Llangollen to visit the Eisteddfod, others into Wrexham. Late morning we had torrential rain. Mid afternoon blue skies and the sun appeared staying with us until after 9pm. At 7.30pm we were all sat around the Band Stand ready with our flags and banners. We were treated to a great outdoor performance with a larger number of bandsmen & women, there were solo’s from young soloists playing Share My Yoke and Concerto de (Orange Juice) then the Euphonium duet Calon Lan finishing at  almost 10pm. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. By the time that we had all chatted it was 10.30pm getting back to our vans.  Sunday morning at our usual morning coffee some dedicated band members played while we all had our coffee & biscuits. Sunday evening many of the vans went home leaving 16 units to enjoy another lovely evening.  Thank you to everyone for making this a successful rally and extra thanks to the Bands

Thank you Bubs for the report and Mel and Glyn for the pictures .

   
Back Packers, Tal-Y-Bont

We opened up on Friday to a beautiful day with 5 vans arriving by evening, then on Saturday we had another 2 I think the reason for this was the awful weather forecast.  On Sunday we held our coffee morning with most people joining us in our awning as the weather was absolutely abominable, we all chatted for about an hour. No Arrivals Today.  Then for the rest of the week as the weather got better we had folks coming in from as far afield as Murcia(Spain) Suffolk and up tp the North East, ending up with 24 units in all.  The last 3 days of the meet had folks appreciating lovely sunny hot days to boost up their tans, and go sightseeing.

Thank you Alan for the report and pictures.

   
Cwybr Fawr

Our first visitors to Cwybr Fawr, Rhuddlan were a young family from West Mids, who straight away set up camp with their tent. The weather for the whole weekend was pretty good. Saturday, sun all day, which was great for the Air Display at Rhyl. Sunday also. We watched the display from the site. The Red Arrows display lasted 25 mins. 2 Wing Walkers,11 Parachutists. Fly pass of a Hurricane & Spitfire, and a plane doing acrobatics. Some members went to the Car Boot, Saturday & Sunday, some to Bingo, others sight seeing. Wednesday morning woke to high winds. The family in the tent were very concerned about dropping the tent. Will noticed this & asked 2 Motor Home owners if they would manoeuvre to form a windbreak, plus a Discovery. This they did willingly, & with the help of 7 of us plus the family of 5 the tent was dismantled & folded away. Michael & Kelly have text me to give their Thanks to all that helped. Members asked me “ Are you booked again for next year ? This is a great area .² My reply, “Yes

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures.

   
Bodnant Caravan Park

Friday, the first day of the rally was sun all day. We had visitors from York DA, Durham, Leics, Worcs & Hereford, Lancs & C, L & S W L, Snow, Chase, N. Staffs, NEC, & of course NWDA. Saturday we had some rain, but that didn't stop people going out. The cyclists, mountain biking. Sunday we had some sunny spells, overcast some of the time, but no rain to speak of. Most people went out visiting Betws y Coed, Conwy, Llandudno. Late afternoon a few of us had a game of Blocks outside.  Monday, some went to the Charity car boot just up the road,bringing back bargains and fresh picked fruit.. Others walking for the day. One couple walked to Betws y Coed, back along the Dolgarrog rd, over the river to Llanwrst & back to their van. No rain today. Half ralliers departed Monday, as they had work to go to Tuesday. The rest leaving Tues & Wed. A lot of the visitors said that they will definitely return again, next year, hopefully. Many thanks to all who supported NWDA rally.  
 
Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures
   
Hendra Caravan Park.

What a super Holiday Rally we had at Hendra Holiday Park. Will & I and Noel & Janette stewarded this rally for the first time for both of us. It was good as we worked together well. The first day of rally we both worked together welcoming 45 units on. The day was dry but a bit windy, but that is something that we could cope with. The weather was a little mixed, with quite a lot of high winds. There was only one unit that had a problem with their awning, but with the help of fellow campers they had it sorted. Will had organised a raffle which was well supported. Thanks to all for that. 82 units joined us from all parts of the country, and when they were leaving most were asking for information and when would the booking forms be available for next year as it is already booked for 3 - 16 Sept 2012. Thank you to everyone that joined North Wales DA and making it a successful and pleasant THS from Will & Bubs,  Noel & Janette

Thank you Bubs and Janette for the report and pictures

   
Clays Caravan Park, Wrexham.

What a lovely weekend was had at Clays Caravan Park. This was the first time NWDA has rallied there and everyone was impressed. 15 units were on site and we able to have EHUs and use the toilet facilities. Thanks to all that attended.   

Thank you Bubs for the report and pictures.
   
Elm Cottage Caravan Park, Halloween Meet.

The Halloween rally was great. The weather was kind to us allowing most units decorating with spooky things. The children certainly enjoyed themselves, all taking part in the fancy dress and apple ducking. Getting themselves covered in icing sugar. The adults also had a good ducking. Joy would have a go if Roy did. Yes, that;s what happened. Lovely, giving all a good laugh. As usual there was plenty to eat at the American supper.   After coffee morning on Sunday it was fond farewells to all. Thanks to everyone from North Wales DA committee.    

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

A good weekend was had at Bickerton by all. We had visitors from Shropshire DA, Derby DA, L&SWL, NSDA & NEC. On Saturday we all sat down to burgers, sausages, mushy peas and chips, followed by lovely apple pie and cream or custard. When all our tummies were full we were entertained by DA members, led by our brilliant ELVIS, Roy. The weather stayed dry and mild, which made the meet more enjoyable. Thank you from North Wales committee to all that helped, and to all that came to our rally. 

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

 

Thank you for the pictures.