The 13th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2022)

After setting a new world record of 63 last year, we'll be returning to the Newbury Retrofestival.

So put the dates 12th, 13th & 14th of August 2022 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show organisers, just contact me (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.

12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

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12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by Admin » Thu, 16 Aug 2018, 1:48 pm

The slightly delayed 12th Annual International Gathering will be on the 13th-15th of August 2021.


Help us set a new world record at the huge 60th+1 birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (we set that at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there this time. We have a lovely 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.


Also, we will continue with our 'festival of lights' idea which worked really well and really made a show of the stand after dark. So get all your (battery and solar powered) lights and festoon your caravans and awnings.

Remember, don't book up with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch. For 2021 the cost to exhibit your Portafold (and classic car if you have one) will be just £50.00, and that includes up to 2 adults and 2 children. Additional tickets are £50 for an extra adult (or anyone 17 years old or over), £20 for an extra child (aged 12-16) and children 11 and under are free.

The 'toilet club' private toilets will be available again at the same price of £8 per person for the whole long weekend, Friday to Monday. (Children under 13 are free for the toilet club).


So put the dates 13th, 14th, 15th of August 2021 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 (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.
Matthew
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Re: 12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by Admin » Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 5:07 pm

It's taken a while to collate all my photos but I can confirm that the world record was broken as we had 63 Portafolds and Ansfolds at the 12th International Gathering. Needless to say though, if Covid hadn't got in the way we'd of been up in the high 70's. Photos are below of all the vans plus the classic tow cars that brought them to the show.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and made the record possible; to Alan for providing music, Ian & Ann for providing dance lessons, Gerry for electrical supplies and getting the celebratory cake printed, Jay for the borrow of his drone, Rachel for taking pictures to back up mine and a special mention to Neil for parking everyone and helping lift more Portafold roofs in a day than anyone in history.

The Saturday night's BBQ and dancing has gone down in history as the best night we've ever had, ever. Great great memories. Thanks everyone. :clap:
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Re: 12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by Admin » Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 5:09 pm

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Re: 12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by Admin » Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 5:11 pm

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Re: 12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by Admin » Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 5:13 pm

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Re: 12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by knockdolian » Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 6:39 pm

Good job. Well done 👍

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Re: 12th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2021)

Post by Admin » Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 6:03 pm

A handful of pics from Jordan.
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