January 2009 Newsletter

January 2009

Bonfire Rally

Nigel and Pat, who own Serenity campsite, again went overboard with the hospitality they gave everyone. The firework display was good. Bob worked his cotton socks off, bless him. This event is put on every year by Nigel and Pat to say thank you to all those who have been camping on theur campsite. Our camping club is welcomed each year because some of our members frequently use the site during the year. It was a great evening. There wass a choice of Chicken casserole, chilli con carne, beef curry and chicken Korma, and plenty of it. This was followed, if one had the room, by cake buscuits and savouries. To finish off there was beer and lager to wash it down. A good night with good people. It’s booked for this year again, so why don’t you give it some thought and give it a try. You won’t be dissapointed I assure you.

New Year Celbration Rally

Six members attended this rally. Wednesday evening was the main attraction, being New Years Eve. We stayed in the social club till 2 am, though some did retire by 1am.

Thursday and Friday were a free for all with some of us visiting local places of interest. The marshals held the socials in their caravans these evenings.

Saturday evening we all gathered in to the White Hart Inn for dinner then finished off the evening back at the social club.

Sunday morning was coffee morning then we all said our goodbyes and went our separate ways. Linda and I travelled south to attend the daughter’s wedding. On setting up camp we noticed the A frame on the caravan had snapped from the towing hitch and just had 2 out of the 4 bolts holding it together. If that wasn’t bad enough, Ian slipped on the icy ground, fell and broke his arm. That’s the third mishap since leaving home. The first mishap was the brakes on the caravan seized whist travelling from home. The AA did an emergency repair to let me continue on my journey to North Scarle. They always say everything comes in threes.

Forthcoming Rallies

The first rally for 2009 is at the National Mining Museum. This shoudl be of interest to those who haven’t experienced going into a coal mine. The dates for this rally are 13th – 15th March. Th Easter rally at Thrybergh Country Park must be booked in by March 9th. This is not the club’s doing, but the site owner. It is a six day rally with plenty to see and do. Hopefully the farmer’s market will be in attendance again which will coincide with the communal BBQ. Please remember when sending in your rally booking forms to also enclose the 10% deposit. Make your cheque payable to Northern Ralliers Camping Club.

Rallies for 2010

Now is the time for us to start thinking whereabouts you would like to rally in 2010. One suggestion is the Scottish Borders. Do you fancy that area? You know that it is your suggestions on where we go rallying and if you want to go to the Scottish Borders then let me know. Let me know what venues you would like to go to.

New Members

The club has recruited three new members since the AGM. They are Jennifer and Richard from Stocksfielf, Northumberland. George and Linda from Sedgefield, County Durham, and Peter and Pauline from Shildon, County Durham. Welcome into the fold. We hope the rain never falls on your awning.

Acknowledgement

Richard and Susan would like to thank you to the members of the club for the cards of congratulations for their recent wedding. We hope to see you all at Thrybergh Country Park this Easter.

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