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.

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:

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/caravan-exhibition-1

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.
Matthew
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Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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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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Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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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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