The Slightly Delayed Big 60th+1 Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 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.

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.


Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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Post by Admin » Mon, 29 Oct 2012, 1:44 pm

KorenM van had polystyrene all over it when I got it it, and it was a nightmare to get off, and made a real mess. It had to be removed because it was mouldy behind.
I plan now to cover the lower walls with that table heat protector stuff and the roof with head lining.
Mine had polystyrene all over the lower parts of the walls, and it had been painted over as well. But, as with polystyrene, it had pick marks where little bits had been picked off, or and been knocked, so it was looking a bit sad for itself. Once I started removing it with the help of a Dyson and a scraper it was mouldy behind it.

Don't forget that GRP is not waterproof. If you left a GRP boat in the water long enough it would sink because water would penetrate through and fill it up.

So Portafolds, whilst they are very water resistant, are not water proof, and water/dampness will penetrate through and make cushions/linings etc mouldy.

On a side note, Veltrim is a good way of lining your Portafold walls. Easy to fit and bend round corners, even for beginners.
Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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