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.

Hi all, registered a year ago, finally purchased one!!

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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Hi all, registered a year ago, finally purchased one!!

Post by bigbird » Thu, 16 Apr 2009, 9:06 pm

Just a selection...I'll add more in a few weeks....hopefully!!
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I really do think she has potential though!! :lol: :lol:

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Recent Pictures

Post by bigbird » Wed, 08 Jul 2009, 6:47 pm

A few more recent pictures showing progress:
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Just got to finish the roof furniture, paint the roof and tinker with the interior...all the electrics, kitchen and extras can be done during the winter!! I want to be able to use her at least once this year......lol

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Post by Ian » Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 12:09 pm

Hi Bigbird,

Quite an improvement!

Mine still looks like a shed inside...... and outside......... - don't you just hate people who actually get on with things?

I know I shouldn't ask and I am sure that I am going to reget it, but here goes..... What are those big pink knobs for?

Ian (the prevaricator)

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Post by bigbird » Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 1:46 pm

Ah, the pink knobs...different aren't they... They look very different now...

I fibreglassed them onto the walls, because I had no way to attach curtain poles/wires. they now have tiny holes drilled into the sides of them and wires attached top and bottom, with fitted lace curtains (I'm going for an old 'winchester' style look). I have also leaded the side windows and the rear one has her name, also leaded 'matilda', just got to replace the rubber in the front door and lead that as well.

Honestly, I think this has been a labour of both love and hate. I bought all the stuff to do it, and I really think that if I had been bothered to take my time and work on her all the hours that god sends, then she would have looked fabulous. As it is, I now look at her and think..yep that's another job done...'it'll do', which wasn't exactly the right attitude.... but, there has been so much that I really can't face anymore!!! Yours, desperate...he he..

:cry: :lol: :lol:

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