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.

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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