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.

1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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Atlantic
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1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by Atlantic » Mon, 07 Feb 2011, 11:17 pm

In case anyone is interested I have two caravans, an early (maybe 1957) Portafold and an Eccles. Last summer I bought a new project in the form of a very rare Eccles 16c. It can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/52222710@N08/sets/
I will add photos as I can get work done. The roof has to come off to have the timbers re-steamed and set. Plenty to do! :D

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by DanBoy » Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 10:13 am

That will keep you busy for a little while.......

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by bigbird » Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 1:04 pm

Wow!! It's wonderful, there is a restored one that regularly visits our local steam rally on the Isle of Wight and I have always admired it! It will look fabulous when complete and well worth the restoration! What a fantastic time capsule!! :clap:
Harley Davidson 1340, Smartcar, 1969 MKIII Triumph Spitfire, Matilda the Portafold and Marvin the Combi Camp...

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by Atlantic » Wed, 08 Jun 2011, 10:11 pm

Hi Bigbird,
I think the one you see on the Isle of Wight is a 1930 Shadow owned by Keith Laidlow. Do you have a picture? If so please send to george53@tiscali.co.uk and I'll send you one back. Many thanks!

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Re: 1930 Eccles Model 16c Collapsible Caravan

Post by bigbird » Thu, 09 Jun 2011, 9:44 am

Hi again, the one that I saw was owned by someone from the Mainland, I'm at the Steam up again this year, so if it is there, I'll take some pictures and get some details!! :thumbup:
Harley Davidson 1340, Smartcar, 1969 MKIII Triumph Spitfire, Matilda the Portafold and Marvin the Combi Camp...

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