WERE YOU THERE ?
A total of 109 units visited us during the meet. Many were 'regulars' and it was great to see visitors from as far away as Dorset and even from Germany and Australia. The majority arrived on the opening day (Friday May 24th) and were greeted by the stewards in their 'winter woollies'. Over the weekend, the weather improved and the sun tan lotion and shorts were at last brought into use. The ice cream van visited us several times. There was great support for our raffle, which was drawn on Bank Holiday Monday, as many members had to return to work. From Tuesday the weather went downhill, with the return of the wind and rain, to which we are sadly becoming accustomed during 'summer'. However, the sun shone later in the week, and we had over 36 units remain with us until the finish of the meet on Sunday June 2nd.
LLandyn Hall Farm THS site is very well situated for walking and cycling along the Llangollen canal in both directions, and despite the heavy rain mid-week many members enjoyed these activities throughout their stay. The field remained drivable with care, with just one motor home requiring assistance (thanks Ronnie). Some of the more adventurous members took a trip on a canal narrow boat from the wharf at Llangollen. This included crossing the largest aqueduct in Britain - Pontcysyllte which was completed in 1805. A local pub in Trevor had meal deals and even offered to charge batteries for us if required. The weather improved for the second weekend and the ice cream man returned! To the delight of the younger children, Thomas the Tank Engine was at Llangollen Station on Saturday 1st June.
It was good to have sunny weather for packing up, and the field had dried up nicely, so there were no problems leaving. The stewards appreciated the many kind comments received, and promises to return next year.
Noel & Janette, Brian & Mel