Newark Gathering 29-31 May -2020 - Official Announcement

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    The 18th CCS/CPL Annual UK Gathering - Newark

    29 - 31 May 2020


    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 £7 per night per tent, caravan or campervan. Extra tents or gazebo's housing displays are free.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    PLEASE NOTE: We are back up the top of the field this year, as marked on the map. The area will be taped off hopefully.

    More info: DO NOT BOOK IN at reception. Please just pop in to reception & tell them you are attending the Classic Camp Stove's rally or 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. Email me for tel. number. 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 £15-17 per night for 2 people with a car. Our discount rally rate of £7 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 right by the rally field the site 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.

    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.

    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
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    Very much looking forward to it..
     
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    Lol...the enthusiasm runneth over! I know you guys play your cards close to your chest but I would have expected at least a few muted replies given the popularity of this gathering in recent years. I know there was well over 30 caravans, tents and campers last year..
    The weather always seems to be kind to us and the venue is first rate.

    Martin
     
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    More of a response on CCS but I think that now it's established folk just turn up! We'll have a good time I'm sure!
     
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    I'm in the process of checking the calendar, but hoping to come.
     
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    I believe myself and @Gareth Shepherd will be attending for the first time.
     
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    Hi Ross, I tend to forget about the other half of the club, I'll have a look now you've pointed it out. Can't wait..
     
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    Emma and I will be there at least from the Friday...
     
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    As a recent new member I'll come along and introduce myself (weather and wife permitting). Be nice to meet with other likeminded people!!
     
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    This will be my fifth year, looking forward to it.
     
  12. Jean J

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    Not so green then?
     
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    @Jean J Will you be making the journey this year? Got to be time for a visit.:D
     
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    Would love to Matt but it’s a long journey. I had hoped that it would fit in with a few days we are having in Edinburgh in June to watch some cricket Internationals but there is a gap between. Pity, I could have brought down all my spares and found new homes for them and met some folks who are just names to me here on CPL. Maybe next year!
     

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