The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th 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 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

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Re: National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by Admin » Thu, 01 Dec 2011, 9:44 pm

hattytheherald wrote:...can we club together and have our own portaloo????? Please.
txfsealord wrote:Portaloo an excellent suggestion & well worth a shared cost.
I'm on the case with this, I don't see why there shouldn't be at least a couple of loos over our side, bearing in mind all the classic cars are also in our field. Assuming of course that the layout stays the same as this year.

If you want a particular one just for our use then I can find out how much one would cost and then the key can be shared among the 'shareholders'.
txfsealord wrote:Would it be possible to have a bit more field as well please Matt? Both times we've been to this show, we've been pretty dense-packed together, I've thought.
We can have as much space as we want, I just have to mark it out when I get there Thursday evening. (We had 100' by 110' this year.) Problem is knowing how much space to mark out, where to put everyone, and how to lay out the stand so it looks like it has been organised and it's ergonomic/welcoming to the public. Plus, it's also a case of keeping everyone 'together' so they feel like they're on a stand, and not so spread out that you have to shout to talk to your neighbours. Whilst making sure sufficient fire-breaks are in place between everyone of course!
BRI52 wrote:Maybe not so much Black Rat this time.
I should explain, a few of the Victory Wheelers 'indulged' in a few pints of Black Rat scrumpy and ended up having to sleep it off in their caravans.
I should also mention that they didn't offer to bring any back to me on the stand! Probably just as well actually...
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: National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by 53catalina » Tue, 27 Dec 2011, 8:28 pm

Admin wrote:
BRI52 wrote:Maybe not so much Black Rat this time.
I should explain, a few of the Victory Wheelers 'indulged' in a few pints of Black Rat scrumpy and ended up having to sleep it off in their caravans.
I should also mention that they didn't offer to bring any back to me on the stand! Probably just as well actually...
Matt, we would never have managed to carry it that far without spilling it.
The path back was very hazardous, with grass to contend with and a gateway to pass through, not to mention it zig zagged most of the way as well :lol:



It is looking unlikely that we will be able to attend for 2012 as it clashes with our family holiday. If we do get home early though we might pop up for a day, but not to stay over.

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Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by chrissiewheeler51 » Sun, 22 Jan 2012, 8:44 pm

Hi Matthew,

Put us down for the White Waltham Gathering this year, called as a visitor last year and it looked so much fun. I'm looking forward to joining you all this year.

Chrissie Wheeler

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Post by Micks47 » Tue, 24 Jan 2012, 4:07 pm

Hi Matt, Put Sandy and me down - we will have the Cheltenham, but our friend Jan will be taking the Portafold, so can you put her down as well (we haven't sold it - just on permanent loan!)

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Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by paul~3 » Sun, 29 Jan 2012, 6:13 pm

Hi Mathew. Wings n Wheels is always worth the journey from nottingham. put me down for a 2012 dose will you :thumbup:
See my portafolds here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26942080@N02/2521414758/

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Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by Admin » Sun, 29 Jan 2012, 6:44 pm

They've snazzed up their website, check it out: http://www.retrofestival.co.uk/
Matthew
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Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by murphymini » Tue, 06 Mar 2012, 5:51 pm

I'll be there too!! Please add me to the list!

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Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by Admin » Tue, 13 Mar 2012, 11:54 am

The organisers have recently brought in a £5 minimum charity donation for entry to the show. But as I have been promoting the show since last September as a free show for everyone exhibiting on the stand, the organisers have agreed that we can retain our free entry for this years show. I will in exchange be rattling a collection tin around the stand on the weekend to collect from anyone willing to give.

So to confirm, the weekend is still completely free, and anyone who has been to the show will agree that it has more entertainment laid on than a lot of shows which charge a lot of money to get in. Plus, they're ramping up the music and entertainment even more than last year. Should be a great show. :thumbup:
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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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Post by lamrover » Fri, 30 Mar 2012, 7:51 pm

I'll be there for my first time so be gentle with me lol. Hope to be there Friday pm to Monday Am and very much looking forward to meeting everyone.

Cheers Glenn

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Re: 4th National Gathering @ Retrofestival - 11 & 12 August 2012

Post by Admin » Mon, 07 May 2012, 7:37 pm

hattytheherald wrote:...can we club together and have our own portaloo????? Please.
txfsealord wrote:Portaloo an excellent suggestion & well worth a shared cost.
Update: Private portaloos have been arranged for our stand. Anyone who would like to buy a share in them will have access to a key to one of them. Cost is looking like it'll be around £7-£8 per person for the weekend, (depending on final number of shareholders). In my eyes a small price to pay for a toilet that will be close-by, cleaner, sweeter smelling and kitted out with toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Let me know if you'd like to join the 'toilet club' :wink:
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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