Newark Gathering 10 - 12 June 2022 - Official Announcement

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  1. spiritburner

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    The 18th CCS/CPL Annual UK Gathering - Newark

    10 - 12 June 2022


    You are welcome to join us for the annual gathering at Smeatons Lakes, Newark, Nottinghamshire.
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    After a 2 year absence due to Covid-19 I'm pleased to confirm the Newark Collectors Gathering will recommence in 2022. Collectors of stoves, pressure lamps & blowlamps are all welcome. Please bring along some of your collection for display! It is also a great opportunity for swaps & trading with other collectors!

    Originally a weekend event, many people now arrive early. The field is booked from the Wednesday at our special rate. Please come along even if it's for the Saturday night.
    No need to book but if possible drop me a PT to let me know you're coming so I have a rough idea of numbers.

    Cost is £8 per night per tent, caravan or campervan. Extra tents or gazebo's housing displays are free.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    More info: DO NOT BOOK IN at reception. Please just pop in to reception & tell them you are attending the lamp & stove rally & they will likely point you in the right direction. I will collect the pitch fees during the event.

    A key-card for the main gate barrier is available for a £5 deposit. If you are arriving after 6pm please park up & walk around to the rally field & borrow someone's card to gain access. If the warden is still about & sees you she may let you in herself but please don't disturb her otherwise. Alternatively, from Thursday give me a ring on the mobile & I will let you in. (telno on PDF linked below or PM me) There is a height restriction barrier which is closed around 8pm, preventing high vans or caravans entering or leaving the site. If it is closed you will need to park up until the following morning. It may be possible to come to some arrangement with the warden so if this is an issue give the site a ring. Normal vehicles are not affected.

    The normal rate for the site is £24-26 per night for 2 people with a car. Our discount rally rate of £8 per night per tent, caravan or campervan does not include use of the main toilet & shower block. We do have access to the basic mens & womens portakabin toilet close to the rally field which is just toilet & sink. Also the Anglers toilet as in previous years. If you wish to use the showers in the main block by reception there is a fee to pay (£1 I think). The shower block uses a numerical key entry system. In the past some people have paid their fee & passed the number around. This has upset the site manager & as a result you may find they open the door for you rather than giving you the code. If we are trusted again this year please respect the system & pay the fee otherwise it may be difficult to secure the venue or goodwill in future years.

    Please Note
    There is another rally taking place the same weekend in the lower part of the rally field. Please ensure you camp in the right area as marked on the map - especially if you are an early arrival. The top part of the field we are using will be taped off by the Friday

    We are also asked to keep dogs on leads & not allow them to foul the rally field - obviously accidents do happen in which case you are respectfully asked to clean up after your dog. The site provide a dog walk area.

    Please bring a bin bag or two & dispose of your rubbish in the skips provided or take it home. There are no recycling facilities on the site I'm aware of.
    There is fishing available on site but it needs to be booked in advance.

    There are no hookups on the rally field

    TRADERS - For Trade application please contact me by private conversation.

    Smeatons Lakes - website
    Download this page as a PDF

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    Thanks to everybody who attended - we had regulars, new faces, returnees & day visitors at what was a relaxed, low key long weekend. The event was well attended but with numbers understandably a little lower than in past years. What is always pleasant to hear is how popular we are with the site owners! I'll be booking the site for next year very soon.

    Here's some of my pictures:
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    Some lovely stuff there and fair weather for you all ... excellent:D/
     
  4. WimVe

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    Ah those Swiss lamp stands...
    Nice pictures.
     
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    More pics please, lots more to come I expect. Looks like you had good weather.
     
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    Thanks, Ross.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Not much from me I'm afraid.

    The best steak I've ever cooked.
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    Our evening fire.
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    My contribution to the Saturday evening light up.
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    More than anything it was nice to finally see people again.
     
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    I’d just set up my tarp and a lamp stand in bright sunshine when I got there on Wednesday when it rained and the resulting double rainbow framed Julie and George’s camper van and lamp trailer/display.

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    Part of their display.

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    Mostly the skies weren’t grey.

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    Another of my stands and lamps. From the left: Coleman 321 Easi-Lite; Bialaddin 300X; Mil-Spec; Dietz Vesta wickie.

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    Also hanging: Reimann acetylene lamp; French 3-colour acetylene lamp; Hipolito 150cp; Radius 119 ‘cook top’.

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    Thankfully I didn’t have to rely on the Radius 119 for cooking - good for mince pies only - but made good use of the stove side of my hobby. The Chengdu fan-assisted wood stove/grill …

    for sausages in pitta bread

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    for steak with Shitake and Oyster mushrooms

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    A good old Trangia on occasion for brews.

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    No shortage of options really.

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    A new favourite was this Primus No.1154 stove shelter I bought from Ross. It takes a Primus No.5 or one of that type and makes an effortless job of shielding the priming phase and subsequent firing of the stove from the wind. Raises the stove up to a useful height too.

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    Gary (‘Redspeedster’ on CCS) busy in his camp kitchen.

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    Night fell, the lamps came into their own.

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    Newark’s a lovely place, seen here in miniature in the castle precinct.

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    An excellent Turkish barber in town put an end to my lockdown hair. “You oway-pee?”. Age-related discount duly applied.

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    John
     
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    Very nice mate, and a top bunch of lamps
     
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    Thank you for organising, it was great to see everyone again…
     
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    A few from me…
     
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    Looks like everyone had a great time with some wonderful lamps and stoves . :thumbup:
     
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    cheers we had a lovely relaxing weekend shame about the old man’s issues
     
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    A fine gathering.:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Looks like you all had a good time, I'll try harder to get there next year
     
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    Some great stuff there :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    I’m glad the weather was kind too

    Could someone please help with identifying the hollow wire lanterns at all, please?
    I’m not sure if there is more than one display ?
    I can see at least one or two Nagel Chase ( or are they Wizard?) and maybe some AGM ?

    Well done to everyone for organising and taking part :clap::clap::clap:
     
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    I really should have explained that the display was in fact a joint venture with lamps from both Neil (Mackburner) and myself. Unfortunately Neil's plan to attend on Saturday were thwarted at the 11th hour due to unforseen circumstances.

    All the lamps are petrol (Holts Brake Cleaner) and with the exception of the Brite-Lite, have twin mantles.
    All candle power ratings are as advertised.
    Non of the glassware / mica is original to any of the lamps, it was borrowed from various "portable lamps" to protect the mantles from draughts.

    From left to right:
    Nagel-Chase #130 1919 through 1920's 500cp. Coleman #18 1914ish 1000cp.
    Bolté & Weyer #12 1912 800cp.
    AGM #76 1919 - 1923 600cp.
    Sun Vapor model No. ? Early 1900's 800cp.
    Brite-Lite similar to AGM #61 400cp.
    Nagel-Chase wall bracket #131 500cp.
     
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    Wow! Great stuff! :thumbup:
    Haven’t even heard of half of it :) Great to learn new stuff
    Doesn’t it run well on brake cleaner!
    I was looking at some in Jim Barrow the other day but wasn’t sure if it was pure enough? I’ll have to take a pic of the tin..

    ok a leap in the dark.. is that a French hollow wire lamp on the big tripod? Perhaps a Unic ?
    Cheers!
     
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    Indeed it is. Here's a link to Conny C's example
    Unic No. 4/5

    The reservoir that came with my lamp holds 1 litre of fuel
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    Yes I saw the brass tank in the photos but forgot to ask .. what a nice touch !
    (Hmm, brass as opposed to steel? The French way?)

    again I’m assuming theres an external pump ? (only as I can’t see one)

    I don’t know what it is about hollow wire systems .. I can’t describe it.. but to see them working again is almost like magic.. some sort of secret forgotten alchemy.. I can’t make sense of it

    ps hang about.. 800 cp ?? .. I thought it looked bright!!!
    Nice one :)
     
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    Here's a little more about my
    Unic 5
     
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    Thats a nice read :thumbup:
    perhaps it should go in the reference gallery?
    Quite a bit of useful information there.. measurements and ideas/suggestions ??
    @Carlsson @spiritburner

    I take it that a suitable retaining ring was made?
    (Is this bordering on offtopic? :oops: Apologies if it is)
     

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