The 9th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2017)

Following the huge success of the 8th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 11th, 12th & 13th of August 2017.

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British Pathé Portafold film

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British Pathé Portafold film

Post by Admin » Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 4:12 pm

Check this fantastic film out. I think this might be the only video showing a Portafold actually being demonstrated/sold by the makers:



Although British Pathé think it's called a Portasold...

By November 1967 Plastics (Fareham) Ltd had bought the rights to build them, so it must be their stand at the Caravan Exhibition, Earls Court.
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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by bigbird » Mon, 12 Sep 2011, 5:29 pm

That's fabulous, why isn't mine as easy to put up as that??? Probably something to do with the extra tonne of fibreglass I put on the roof....lol
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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by 53catalina » Tue, 13 Sep 2011, 7:58 pm

And the hinges weren't seized :lolno:

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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by Admin » Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 1:47 pm

Also this video, which I think is from the same show, the International Caravan Exhibition at Earls Court in November 1967.

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtu ... e76927107a
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Re: British Pathé Portafold film

Post by RayH » Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 12:00 pm

Great videos - you've got to love the 60's.

The way he put that up, he must have found a superlight version ;-))

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