WELTON OWNERS CLUB

NEWSLETTER 


June 2021


MUTTERINGS FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN.

Dear Weltonians,

Life seems to have almost returned to normal, when fellow caravanners are discussing the weather and next year’s plans, whilst enjoying a cup of tea and cake on a sunny day.

We have certainly learned to be flexible in our planning, and in view of current outbreaks, a last minute change of sites seems sensible. Not an easy decision when you are aware that some members will be disappointed, and not at all easy to find a replacement site at such short notice. Lots of head scratching for Tracy and David, to whom we say a huge Thank You, for pulling the rabbit out of the hat.

The turnout for every rally this season has been excellent, and long may that continue, so a thank you to you all of you for supporting our club.

Jean Yates

Chairman

David is looking for volunteers to be rally officers for the 2022 programme. Please come forward. The provisional programme is to be found at the end of the Newsletter. If any rallies have no officers at the time of the Rally Book going to print, the rallies will be pulled. David’s contact details are in the rally book

 

Lloyds Bank have changed their rules and we now have to write all cheques out in full. So, no cheques can be accepted unless made out to

“Welton Owners Club”

Thank You

    



The AGM dinner will be held at the Angel Inn,Larling, on Saturday 25thSeptember at 7.00p.m The menu and order form is attached to this newsletter.  Anyone attending please complete the meal order form and send it on to Jean Yates,

by email jean@jeanyates.co.uk.

We have booked the whole restaurant which can seat 22 of us and then we can book more tables if needed so get your bookings in ASAP.  Last dates for ordering will be 11thSeptember 2021.

If you have any special dietary requests please let Jean know as the pub will try to help.

There are 15 EHU on this rally and its first come first served and 10 have booked already.

Get your slips into Jean.


Gail and Richards Golden Wedding Anniversary

31st May 2021

Gail and I would like to say Thank You to all our friends in the Welton Owners Club for their cards and contributions to our vouchers (which we will spend wisely).

We enjoyed the company of those that came to Shotley for the rally and were lucky the weather changed in our favour.

We have both thoroughly enjoyed making it to our 50th year of marriage.

Thanks to you all.

Gail and Richard.



RALLY REPORTS.

 

Blue Anchor - Rally officers report


The first Welton rally of the season was held at Home Farm, Blue Anchor Bay, North Somerset and it was very pleasing to have a total of twelve units on this rally, eight caravans and four motor homes.

Pat and Dave Vigors were our co rally officers and we very much appreciated them sharing in the role.

The Blue Anchor rally had been listed in the rally book as a non-electric hook up rally, but with some very kind assistance from our hosts and rally site owners, Alison and Tony Hart, we managed to get all units onto electrics from the adjacent co sited Camping and Caravanning Club CS. The availability of a hook up was very much appreciated by the ralliers due to the cool and somewhat changeable weather.

Unfortunately, one spell of weather saw us endure very strong blustery winds the onset of which prompted some urgent action to get awnings down and stowed away.

Sadly, one awning did suffer damage, before it could be removed but the exercise did prove that ralliers working and “hanging on” together can achieve a great deal in a short period of time.

Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, many of the attractions in the area weren’t able to open; this included the West Somerset railway, the line of which runs close to Home Farm with a station at Blue Anchor. However any places that were able to offer outside catering were open as were the nearby, National Trust Dunster Castle gardens and grounds

 

The small harbour town of Watchet, just 10 mins car journey from the site, had on the day we visited several market stalls placed along the harbour side selling local produce, crafts etc. This provided us with an opportunity to purchase a few original gifts for our granddaughters.

A free public bus service was operating with a stop just outside the site with buses running between Minehead and Bridgwater Monday to Friday, a bonus for our motor home ralliers.

The rally site is located besides the Pill River and it provided a lovely safe, traffic free riverside walk direct from the rally field. As we didn’t receive any complaints from our doggie friends on the rally, Boris, Drummer and Joe, we counted this as another positive endorsement for the walk.

On one occasion Maggie and I travelled across Exmoor finding ourselves in a tiny village called Withypool. In the centre of the village and adjacent to the bridge over the River Barle was a small cafe serving all manner of tasty treats.

We opted for the cream teas and wow we can honestly say it was the best we have ever had.

Huge fruit scones, strawberry and whortleberry jams and proper clotted cream. Yes it was jam then cream on the scones - the proper way!!

For those not familiar with Whortleberries they are a type of Bilberry or Blueberry growing wild in areas of the West Country such as Exmoor - highly recommended jam if you can source it. Just for the record the teapot was the proper size and held six cups - plenty enough to wash the cream tea down.

Despite the changeable weather and the restrictions created by Covid, feedback suggests every one enjoyed their stay at Blue Anchor and visiting this area of North Somerset.

This was the second time the Welton’s have rallied at Home Farm and hopefully it will find its place, once again, in a future rally book.

Happy Rallying – Maggie & Chris Sanderson


Rally Report Porth Beach Cornwall 


The general consensus was that the weather was going to be horrific on moving day, and so most of us on the Somerset rally decided to up-legs and leave a day early. And so it was that our long suffering rally Officers, Marian and Kenny Clow and Lynn and Tony Syrett, had just three hours on site before we descended upon them.

Porth Beach is a superb site for all sorts of reasons. One hundred yards from our pitch to a dog friendly large sandy beach, the same distance to a grassy headland with a water spout in the rocks, five minutes into Newquay and close to Tintagel and a host of other interesting places.

The site was extremely quiet, with one other rally and very few individual campers. We were rather pleased when we heard that the other rallygoers were paying £3 a night more than us, and individuals were being charged £42 a night. Our £13 a night including hook-up was an absolute bargain, and may well have been the reason why we recruited some new members!

The weather could have been better, but it was like the curate’s egg, good in parts. On the good days, and sometimes the bad days, we ventured far and wide, and we were particularly pleased to catch up with some friends and relations not seen for some time. In fact it was twenty one years since my two cousins and I had last been together, the excuse being that one had lived abroad for many years, but now had settled overlooking the Fal estuary.

Our rally officers delivered us some great fish and chips, and just when we thought we would get together for tea and cake, it rained and rained, so once again there was a delivery service. Disappointing for them, but we certainly enjoyed the rally, so thank you for all your hard work.

The Club’s second visit here, and I trust we will have a third.

Jean Yates      


 

Unfortunately, due to lock down again we were unable to run the Kent rally for Christmas markets. It has been rebooked for 2022. 

 

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE RALLY FIELD SOON. (Hopefully)

 


Rally Programme for 2021

Dates

Rally

Price

Rally officers

09/04/22 to

23/04/22 (Easter)

The Lawns, Near Spalding£18.50  a nigh inc EHU, Fish & Chip Van, meal on site, chinese rest near by
Pat & Dave Vigors

08/05/22 to 18/05/22


The Laughing Fish, Isfield, Sussex TN22 5XP

£8 no EHU

Behind real ale pub with good food. Next to Bluebell railway line.

Dave and Jan Hale

 

29/05/22 to 12/06/22

Bank Holiday

Clock House Farm, Glemsford, Suffolk CO10 7PZ

£17 a night with EHU and facilities. Queens Platinum celebration street party. Lots to do in the area.

Chris and Maggie Sanderson

26/06/22 to 10/07/22

Follow on to

Traherne Farm, Codarhydyglyn, St Nicholas, Cardiff CF5 6SF

£7 a night. No EHU rally field, close to Cardiff. Good bus service.


 

10/07/22 to 24/07/22

Newgale Campsite, Newgale, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6AS

£8 per person per night plus £8 per van on super pitches x 7 or 3 pitches @ £5 a night with EHU Total of 10 units.

Tracy and David Totman

 

14/08/22 to 30/08/22

Bank Holiday

Rally Field, Near Skegness

PE25 1 HN

£12 a night with EHU

Flat field 5 mins from Skegness near the beach.

9 hook ups field holds 20

Gail and Richard Haste

 

18/09/22 to 2/10/22

Follow on to

Carsington Fields, Near Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3SJ

£20 including EHU

£16 no EHU

Jean Yates

 

02/10/22 to 16/10/22

AGM

Elm Cottage Touring Park,

Winsford, Chesire, CW7 2QJ

£17.50 including EHU and hard standing.

David and Tracy Totman

 

20/11/22 to 30/11/22

Broadhembury Caravan Park, Kingsnorth, Kent, TN26 1 NQ

TBC EHU and full facilites


 

28/12/22 to 04/01/23

Wharf Tavern, Goldstone, Shropshire TF9 2LP

Price to TBC EHU and hard standing. Meal in pub on News Year Eve.


 






                        

Tracy Totman

Hon Secretary Welton Owners Club

 

 

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