Please save all your used stamps and pass them on to Carol Wightman. They are being collected for The Royal Marsden Hospital by Beverly Frankling.
If you were due to attend the rally at Charmill, Findon, we are sorry it had to be cancelled. However, if you would like to purchase your rally plaque at the cost of £1.00, the rally will still count towards your fellowship. Please see Mac or Marilyn Morgan to purchase your plaque.
21-23 June, Goffsland Farm, Shipley
Rally opens 12 noon
Join us for a quiet relaxing weekend at this lovely working farm. There are lovely walks in this area and no visit to Shipley would be complete without a trip to Shipley Windmill.
28-30 June, Sharnfold Farm, Stone Cross, Pevensey
Rally slips to Antony & Marie Waterhouse.
More details to follow.
This is a new venue for West Sussex so please support this rally.
5-7 July, Bell Vue Farm, Burstow
Details to follow.
Another new venue for our centre. This site is home to the Southern Counties Historic Vehicles Preservation Trust and we hope to get access to the barns where we can view some of the vehicles.
12-14 July, Littlehampton Sports Field, Littlehampton
This rally is now being run by Nick and Sandy Harris so please send your rally slips to them. There is no theme, it will just be a quiet weekend making use of the on site facilities (clubhouse/bar).The site is ideally based for shopping in Littlehampton.
19-21 July, Butcherland Farm, Ebernoe, Hog Roast
This rally is fully booked.
26-28 July, Spring Barn Farm, Kingston
Another new venue for our centre so please support this rally. Please send rally slips to Bill Sholl. There is so much to do around this area and the site is very friendly. Dogs are allowed and there is a lovely cafe/restaurant on site providing home cooked meals at a reasonable cost.
More details to follow.
2-4 August, Oakfield, Birdham
Grandparents and children rally at this beautiful site. Bring your water pistols and paddling pools for fun with the children.
9-11 August, Stedham Mill
Rally slips to Paul & Karen Burfield.
16-18 August, Gatewick Farm, Steyning
Rally slips to Ashley & Kim Cooper.
23-26 August, Springbok Farm, Alfold
This rally coincides with the Wings and Wheels event at Dunsfold. Unfortunately we have been unable to obtain any concessions for the event and nor can we provide tickets. If you wish to attend the event at Dunsfold, you will need to book on line or pay on the gate.
31 Aug-2 Sept, Dyke Farm, Pulborough
Rally slips to Dave & Val Rayner
New Year Rally
We will be running a New Year rally at Holy Trinity School, Crawley this year, opening on Sunday 29th December and closing on Thursday 2nd January 2014. Please let a member of committee know if you would be interested in assisting with the running of this rally. Watch this space for further details.
I am thinking about organising a dinner/dance to be held possibly during the autumn of 2014. To see if this idea is feasible I am asking members of the Centre to let me know if they would be interested in attending such an event. The proposed cost, based on a minimum of 60 attendees, would be £40 per head. For this you would get a weekend rally at a suitable venue (for example Fontwell Park), a formal dinner with waitress service and a group to dance to afterwards. If you would like to express an interest please contact me (Dave Rayner) by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of May 2013. By expressing an interest you would not be committing yourself to anything at this stage, and obviously the more people who attend, the cheaper it will be. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rally Book Corrections
Please update your rally books with the following amendments:
Page 6 - 11-13 October should read Holy Trinity School, Crawley
Page 11 - Rally 1285 postcode is GU29 9DT
Page 19 - Rally 1297 Sharnfold Farm, Pevensey - Post code should read BN24 5BU
Page 20 - Rally 1299 theme should read Alice in Wonderland (fancy dress optional)
Page 20 - Rally 1300 rally is limited to 50 vans
Page 22 - Rally 1306 Dyke Farm should read 30 Aug to 1 Sep
Ardingly Steam Rally 12-15 July 2013
This rally is being run by East Sussex centre. If you would like to go, you will need to complete this booking form.
Message from CC HQ Regarding Renewal of your Centre Registration
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The Caravan Club is holding a charity cycle on Sunday 7th July 2013 in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. For more details, please see this attachment.
Riverside Farm, Rudgwick, 17-19 May
Well done Carol and Dave for finding this absolutely lovely new venue. The weather was kind to us and the area is fantastic for walking.
We had a lovely relaxing time with a meet up on Friday evening. Saturday saw the first West Sussex communal cook out with a mix of proper charcoal and gas fired barbecues plus some people using cadacs.
Mac lured us all into the club house with the promise of a 'light hearted' quiz! Blimey I hate to think what a hard quiz would be like. Anyway we all had a head scratch and laugh and got appalling scores.
If we rally here again I recommend the site very highly. Remember though to approach from the Rudgwick village direction as the turn in whilst doable isn't brilliant from the other way.
Thanks Mac and Marilyn for taking this one on at fairly short notice
Nick and Sandy
Hole Park, Rolvenden, 2-6 May
What a difference a year makes! Last year we all had to be towed onto and off the rally field and endured a weekend up to our knees in mud. This year it was beautiful, for most of the weekend, with a few showers on Saturday. Several people visited Hole Park to see the Bluebells and beautifully landscaped gardens. We were advised that the Bluebells were not at their best yet but they looked pretty spectacular to me, as did the Azaleas and Rhododendrons.
Rod got his horses out on Saturday afternoon and it was lovely to see some of the children joining in the racing event. The trophy was won by Jackie Hayward who thrashed everyone (and not by a short distance) and was over the moon to win something! On Saturday evening we took part in Kevin and Nicola's Around Britain quiz. I don't know who found these questions but suffice to say there was a lot of head scratching going on. It was actually quite shocking to realise how little we know about our own country. Sunday saw a lot of throwing games on the field, welly wanging, log throwing, golf balls aimed at a target, frisbees and hagars chess. There was a lot of support for the games and the winners won some horse themed prizes which were awarded at flag. On Sunday evening, we all met in the party tent for Brian's funny prize bingo, played with playing cards. It seemed odd but the same people kept winning over and over again (not mentioning any names) but we were assured it was just the way the cards came out and there was no fixing.
Most of us have come home looking like we've been on holiday and that is exactly what it felt like.
Huge thanks to Rod and Mu and Kevin and Nicola who put a lot of effort into organising events to keep us occupied. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Loveders, 26-28 Apr
We rolled up at four o'clock on Friday having had a busy day getting Sandy's car serviced. We were met by a smiley Bruce, Pat and Pete who allocated our pitch. Friday was my birthday and about six o'clock I was presented with a lovely cake in the shape of a poodle head made by Pat. The cake was blooming delicious. We went out for dinner with Dave, Carol, Rudy and Val and met Lynsey, Jay, Phil and Angela too.
Saturday saw a sunny day with a visit to Chichester Caravans plus a lovely walk, led by Bruce in the afternoon. That evening we got together in the club house where Bruce did us all a very easy quiz (not) and the team we were in came second.
Flag was held in the sun and the best bit by far was that Sandy won the fruit cake made by Pat!
Lovely sunny relaxing weekend and a cake too! I love rallying!
Well done Bruce and Pat assisted by Pete and Freda Dales.
See you all soon
Please click on the below links to read reports on some of our previous rallies.
2013 Rally Reports
2012 Rally Reports
2011 Rally Reports
2010 Rally Reports
We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming centre and enjoy seeing so many friends on the rally field. If you have not been to a West Sussex rally recently, why not come and join us and see for yourselves how much fun we have.
A big thankyou to all those members that have volunteered to run rallies in 2013. Without you, there would be no rallies. If you have not run a rally before but would like to do so in the future, why not team up with somebody this year to see what is involved or speak to a committee member who will be able to advise you.
We are always looking for new venues so if you know of a place that we might be able to visit, please inform a member of the committee and they will follow it up.
Finally, please support your rally officers who put a lot of effort into organising events for your enjoyment. Rally weekends are a great way of getting to know people, making long lasting friendships and also offer terrific value for money entertainment.
Hope to meet up with you all soon.