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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Sun Canopy

Post by vforbes » Tue, 15 Jul 2014, 6:37 pm

We were very fortunate to find a second-hand (though nearly new) bathroom blind for sale at a Steam Fair - in Baby Blue! It is enormous and is slightly plasticy on one side. My father had the great idea of rigging up some hooks and poles and creating a sun shade for the side of the 'Fold. It's a non-permanent modification, so we only put it out when we want to.
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Re: Sun Canopy

Post by bigbird » Tue, 15 Jul 2014, 8:41 pm

Well done, what a fabulous renovation. I renovated ours once, but we now have a camper van as well and have been sleeping in that....However, our portafold, was far roomier and now, I'm considering going back to her. The only problem we have is that she's quite cold, so I'll have to find our how to make her more air tight lol!! Your Porty, looks superb!!! Congratulations! :clap:
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Re: Sun Canopy

Post by vforbes » Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 4:39 am

In terms of keeping the heat in, we've covered every inch in veltrim, including the seat box tops (which also stops the cushions moving). We've also invested in an electric fan heater with a thermostat that runs all night but we're thinking of installing a Prppex blown air heater for when we don't have electric hook up.

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