Newark Gathering 2 - 4 June 2023 - Official Announcement

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  1. spiritburner

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    The 19th CCS/CPL Annual UK Gathering - Newark

    2 - 4 June 2023


    You are welcome to join us for the annual gathering at Smeatons Lakes, Newark, Nottinghamshire.
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    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 £8.50 (tbc) 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 £8.50 (tbc) 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 prior weekend & some of the attendees may not leave until the Tuesday prior to our rally. Please me mindful of this if coming early. 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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  2. stephen scott

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    Hi there.
    As a first timer. Could I get some info please on what I need to do if I'd like to come along with my lamps and stoves. Etc.
    Many thanks
    Steve Scott
     
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    Just turn up !

    In previous years, Spiritburner has secured a discount for us paraffinheads so all you need to do on arrival is to go to reception and tell them that you're with the lamp & stove collectors, you will be directed to the field. Spiritburner will collect fees based on how many nights you stay.
     
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    Apologies - will add the detail in a new post tomorrow.
     
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    I think you'll find it's stove and lamp collectors. :lol:
     
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    Thanks Henry, Ross asked for numbers, I’ll be there
     
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    Unfortunately I won’t be there but if anyone intends selling or swapping a black or pink Tilley VL1 please PM me. Ha-ha, bet I’ll be inundated with offers!
     
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    I'm hoping to make it this year with my small collection, I came the year before Covid for the day on the Saturday with the missus, the lamps were just getting lit as we left, hoping to camp with my youngest and need to get off early Sunday as it's the eldest's 19th.
    Looking forward to it.
     
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    I hope you do make it. There'll be plenty lit on Friday night too if you're there for the weekend. We do like to light up the field.
     
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    We'll be arriving late on Friday this Year... Unfortunately we won't have the event shelter, so will have a reduced display, but will bring a few.
     
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    I can only make it for the Saturday night. Will there still be a pitch? Just a hike tent!
     
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    Pretty sure there will be plenty of room for you n your tent Scott that rally field is massive
    Cheers pete
     
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    Thanks Pete. First gathering so no idea what to expect. Looking forward to it though!
     
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    First time for me also so looking forward to meeting you all, will only be there for Saturday as I hate camping
     
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    Just found this picture on some site it says in newark area looks like Smeaton lakes to me what do you regulars think?
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    Cheers pete
     
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    We have had wet weekends Ross but nothing like that interesting I thought it was maybe a wind up
    Pete
     
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    Hi Ross.
    Just letting you know that I will be at Newark.
    But won't be till Friday pm after work.
    My first time there.
    Looking forward to meeting with everyone and having a chat.
     
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    Hi Ross
    I will be there. I have permission!
    Hoping to arrive on Friday morning.
    Just trying to decide which lamps to bring.
    John
     
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    Hoping to be there sometime Saturday, also my first time.
     
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    Camping gear packed, shortlisting stoves and lamps now …

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    John
     
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    I'm coming for a flying visit on Friday, will be my first time. See you all there.
    Tim
     
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    First
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    Was not expecting that lol[-(
     
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    See you tomorrow David.

    John
     
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    See you both Thursday. Yes I'm still here.:lol:
     
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    Being a day tripper, where would be the best place to park up, by the rally field or is there a designated area.
    Thanks.
    Tim
     
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    It’s a last minute decision, I will be attending Friday and Saturday nights in a caravan, I don’t have anything special to display though
     
  30. pete sav

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    That's good Darren just fetch a few lamps any one that you like
    And I'm sure others will too
    See you Friday
    Cheers pete
     

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