The Big 60th Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2020)

Help us set a new world record at the big 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there next year. As of last year we have a new 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 7th, 8th, 9th of August 2020 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 to get your pitch saved.

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txfsealord
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Quietness

Post by txfsealord » Fri, 02 Apr 2010, 7:23 am

Hi all,

I hope all this peace & tranquillity means everyone's beaverin' away getting their 'vans ready for the summer season! Can we expect record turn-outs of freshly restored Portys & Annies this year?

Seriously, I hope lots of you will get out for rest &relaxation in them & have great times!

Cheers,

Steve Lord

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Re: Quietness

Post by BRI52 » Sat, 03 Apr 2010, 5:32 pm

Popped my Portafold up today, the hinges creaked a lot and I oiled them before closing last year. Despite being covered up, a little bit of mould inside. Easily fixed with a wash and a bit of paint when i get a minute. Off to Cheddar in a couple of weeks, towing the van with my van for a bit of Motorcycling.

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Re: Quietness

Post by bigbird » Mon, 05 Apr 2010, 8:56 pm

Opened my Porti 'Matilda' up a couple of weeks ago and got a shock...all the interior work I had done was covered in damp mould, my fault for leaving one of those crystal de-hums in her and not emptying it...duuuuuuuuurrr. :clap:
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Post by Ian » Tue, 06 Apr 2010, 4:20 pm

When the wind drops below a gale I'll risk opening the little beast up (haven't finished replacing all the hinges, yet :roll: ), but the 4" of snow that was on it last week tends to put one off :thumbdown:

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Re: Quietness

Post by Misty Meg » Tue, 06 Apr 2010, 6:00 pm

BRI52 - what motorcycling are you doing in Cheddar and when - would be good for a ride out... :wave:

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Re: Quietness

Post by fibreglasshero » Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 12:00 pm

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 back any disasters when we return!
So many repairs, so little time!

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Re: Quietness

Post by bigbird » Fri, 16 Apr 2010, 1:19 pm

Ooo pictures please!!
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