The 11th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2019)

Following the huge success of the 10th 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 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2019.

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

Our new Portafold

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by triumphtone » Thu, 17 Jun 2010, 9:43 pm

I've had a look at other awning photos on the forum and ours seems to be a different design to the others. Ours extends sideways while the others seem to come straight out from the back of the portafold. I wonder how many different awning designs there were? There was no makers label on the awning as far as I can see.
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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by triumphtone » Wed, 23 Jun 2010, 8:08 pm

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Managed to get the awning up tonight to get it proofed.
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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by Misty Meg » Fri, 25 Jun 2010, 8:47 pm

I was sooooo chuffed as I got an "original" awning when I bought mine - but I think mine is half the size of yours.

I don't care what they say - size does matter, especially when on holiday :D

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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by triumphtone » Sun, 27 Jun 2010, 7:36 pm

I was pleased when we found that it was an original awning. The previous owner said that it was a caravan awning that could be made to fit!
I've looked at all the photos available on the site but none seem to look like ours! It doesn't have a makers name on it. Were all the awnings made by the same people? :?:
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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by minicab » Mon, 28 Jun 2010, 1:47 am

Hello it looks very fine.

I'm curious what this is on your roof? As I have circled in the photo?

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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by triumphtone » Mon, 28 Jun 2010, 7:47 am

Hi Anders,

That little bracket had me confused for a while. Apparently it is there to hold up to 3 little flags. I am told that this was quite a common thing to do in the 60s and 70s. I'm assuming that the flags would be the pennant type things that were available at caravan rallies. It was a neighbour of mine that solved that mystery for me.

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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by minicab » Mon, 28 Jun 2010, 12:28 pm

Hi Anth.

Thanks for the information.

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triumphtone wrote:That little bracket had me confused for a while. Apparently it is there to hold up to 3 little flags. I am told that this was quite a common thing to do in the 60s and 70s. I'm assuming that the flags would be the pennant type things that were available at caravan rallies. It was a neighbour of mine that solved that mystery for me.
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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by minicab » Wed, 14 Jul 2010, 8:45 pm

triumphtone wrote: "That little bracket had me confused for a while. Apparently it is there to hold up to 3 little flags. "
Is it possible to find this bracket for holding flags ?
Maybe a dealer in UK ?
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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by triumphtone » Wed, 14 Jul 2010, 9:01 pm

Hi Anders,

As far as I know the brackets were a 1960's and 70's fitting. I've never seen them in any shops. Might be worth keeping an eye on eBay etc. to see if any turn up.

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Re: Our new Portafold

Post by minicab » Wed, 14 Jul 2010, 10:02 pm

triumphtone wrote:As far as I know the brackets were a 1960s and 70s fitting. I've never seen them in any shops. Might be worth keeping an eye on ebay etc to see if any turn up.

Hi Anth.

Thanks.

I am looking for a bracket for flags on ebay and I have search for a dealers in UK and Sweden. But nothing yet.

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