The Slightly Delayed Big 60th+1 Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2021)

Help us set a new world record at the huge 60th+1 birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (we set that at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there this time. We have a lovely area that will take that number of caravans and the show itself is a fantastic event that will not disappoint. There really is something for the whole family.

So put the dates 13th, 14th, 15th of August 2021 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early. Be part of a record breaking event that will go down in history.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show organisers, just contact me (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.

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by fibreglasshero
Tue, 01 Jun 2010, 10:53 am
Forum: Parts & Accessories Found
Topic: Portafold Badge
Replies: 39
Views: 28493

Re: Portafold Badge

Hi Matthew,
You can count on me for one, & 'Poppy' will hopefully look resplendent with her new badge on show!
Thanks again,
Rob
by fibreglasshero
Mon, 10 May 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Portafold stickers or decals
Replies: 5
Views: 5878

Re: Portafold stickers or decals

Hi Matthew, Thanks for the info. It would be lovely to 'finish her off' properly, and the decals would be the icing on the cake. It may also be of assistance to our fellow campers in identifying our 'little treasure'! I lost count of the number of times I was called on to tell people what she was! I...
by fibreglasshero
Sun, 09 May 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Portafold stickers or decals
Replies: 5
Views: 5878

Portafold stickers or decals

Hi everyone, As we are now on the final stages of restoration of 'Poppy' I'm interested if anyone knows a source of Portafold decals to complete the look, and to give her the identity she so richly deserves. I had a chat with a guy we recently met whilst surfing in Cornwall, who ran a firm which wou...
by fibreglasshero
Tue, 04 May 2010, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our First Trip in 'poppy' the Portafold
Replies: 1
Views: 2544

Our First Trip in 'poppy' the Portafold

Hi guys, just to let you all know, that we braved the spring bank holiday weather, and christened 'poppy'! Having completed a full restoration and rebuild over the previous year since we 'adopted' her, we decided that the time was right for our first trip! We went over to the ccc site at sandringham...
by fibreglasshero
Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps
Topic: Bargain wheels & tyres!
Replies: 6
Views: 7135

Bargain wheels & tyres!

Hi Guys & Girls, You may have missed it, but I've posted in the 'Parts & Accessories Found' section, as to how we managed to purchase two silver enamelled steel wheels ( 3.50B x 10H2 ), plus new Marshall 145/80R10 four ply steel belted radial tyres for the total sum of £72-00 vat included. An absolu...
by fibreglasshero
Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quietness
Replies: 6
Views: 4979

Re: Quietness

Hi, after many a long session with the fibreglass, paint & socket set, 'Poppy' the Portafold, is finally set for her inagural trip out into the big, bad world. We are off to Sandringham for a weekend, we felt it only appropriate that she should be 'christened' in a Royal park setting! I'll report ba...
by fibreglasshero
Fri, 29 May 2009, 7:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Cracked Roof
Replies: 14
Views: 14264

Hi Snorbs, We had the same problem with our roof, and I've fixed it with David's Gel Coat Filler. As long as the cracks are only surface crazing, this should do the job. It is similar to normal car filler, but it is much smoother, dries white, and stays workable for much longer. If the cracks have p...
by fibreglasshero
Fri, 29 May 2009, 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awnings?
Replies: 16
Views: 15401

Cheers Matthew, Thanks for the links, all of which were very handy. Plenty of food for thought here. We recently went to a local outlet, and the Blenheim awning by the Royal company seems to be a good match. Also, the Sunnflair Aspect may fit with a bit of jiggling. Both retail for around £150, so a...
by fibreglasshero
Thu, 28 May 2009, 5:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Making new cushions
Replies: 2
Views: 5216

Hi Steve, I've just had a chat with my wife about your problem with 'sticky' foam, and what she has recommended is to firstly cover the bare foam with a thin cotton stockinette sleeve ( available cheaply from any fabric or upholstery shop). This will form a middle layer, which will prevent any adhes...
by fibreglasshero
Wed, 27 May 2009, 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awnings?
Replies: 16
Views: 15401

Awnings?

Hi Can anyone give me some advice as to which awnings would fit our Portafold, as from what I can see of the current range available, only the camper/motorhome free standing/driveaway type would be suitable for fitting to the rear of our van, as all of the standard awnings are manufactured in widths...