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Elvaston Steam Rally and Camping Weekend July 2015

The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 4th and 5th 2015. You can camp on site from Friday to Monday.

Details of the Weekend Camping Tickets here

Let us just start off by saying despite the name this is not just a steam rally, so don't let that put you off if you're not into it!

At the event will be masses of old steam traction engines and a vintage and classic car display along with motorcycles. In addition there is a model show, a variety of market stalls, entertainment for children, including an amazing fairground. It's a great fun weekend, and a chance for a cheap weekend's camping with masses to do.

Steam Traction Engines, Vintage and Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Vintage Commercials, Tractors, Stationary Barn Engines, Fair Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Model Show, Vintage Caravans, Craft Displays and Stalls, Market Stalls, Autojumble, Working demonstrations of Log Sawing and Threshing and more.

What's Else is On?

Entertainment including amazing Old-Time Fairground, Bouncy Castles, Falconry Experience, Punch & Judy, Pauline Reader Dancers, Dizzy Wizzard, Heanor Gate Steel Band and Derby Hospitals Band. All Day & Evening catering facilities.
The ever popular J. C. Balls 'DIGGER DANCE' team will be there on Sunday, an amazing entertainment show exhibiting the flexibility and talent of JCB drivers. The Digger Dance team follow a precisely choreographed routine to music, containing several daring manoeuvres and even balancing the machines on their sides.

There is a licensed bar on the rally site (not the camping field). The fairground and some stalls are open Saturday night with full catering and the bar. There is entertainment in the beer tent both Friday and Saturday night. The whole event is designed to be family friendly and they welcome children.

Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or Motorhome

Camping is from Friday 2pm on Friday 3rd July to noon on Monday 6th July. So you can turn up on the Friday afternoon, or evening, get settled into your pitch, ready for all the fun on the Saturday and Sunday. You can even stay for Sunday night, and leave Monday morning, to make it a nice long weekend.

The discounted rate for advanced bookings has now closed however you can still turn up at the weekend and prices for camping for Friday after 2pm and Saturday before noon arrivals as follows; Camping for 2 adults and their children is 50, Solo camping for one adult is 40. Prices for camping from Saturday NOON to 6pm Saturday; Camping for 2 adults and any children is 40 and Solo camping for one adult is 30.

The fee includes:
  • Your pitch from Friday to Monday - you get loads of space
  • Free entry to both days of the Rally for 2 adults and your children - you can collect your wristbands on arrival
  • Access to the evening entertainment in the beer tent (not open to the public)
  • Water, waste/ elsan disposal, toilets and FREE showers on site
  • UKCampsite.co.uk visitors in their own designated area
  • Dogs welcome on leads
If there are more than 2 adults in your party the extra adults should you can buy weekend passes for them, priced 15, from your stewards when you arrive.

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally


More Information

The show is held in the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park, just south-east of Derby, and comprises a castle along with over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens and is worth a visit just for that! As well as visiting the rally, you can enjoy wonderful walks around the grounds.

Generators are permitted but can only be run between 10am and 6pm. You need to tell the stewards you wish to use one when you arrive. You will be pitched in a seperate area if you are using a genny.

Elvaston Castle Steam Rally Limited reserve the right to refuse admission.

For more show information visit their website !

You'll also find the latest updates and further info about this event in our message forums

Sent off your Advanced Booking form already?

Some information about what happens once you arrive at the show:

Please arrive AFTER 2pm. The gates may be locked before that time and there's nowhere to park on the lane. There's a big Asda nearby in Spondon so you could park there or in the Co-op car park in Borrowash at the top of the lane leading to the rally should you have mis-timed your arrival. If you park in the main Castle car park you will be charged. Please don't enter before 2pm even if the gates are open as we have young cadets working in the field before noon. If you do go onto the camping field before noon you will be directed to the pay and display Castle car park opposite.

On arrival you will be given a registration slip to fill in so please bring a pen!

If you have a blue badge PLEASE wave it at the stewards who will give you your registration form otherwise you WILL be in the wrong place.

Again, if you have a genny, please tell the stewards on arrival or you may end up in the wrong place and not be able to use it.

Likewise if you're needing to either reserve a pitch for friends or are joining friends already there tell the gate steward and make arrangements for your friends to meet you.

Once you're clutching your registration form you will be directed to your pitch. You can then get set up, have a cuppa at your leisure then take the completed form back to the stewards who will exchange it for your envelope containing your camping passes and wristbands which you need to wear all weekend to gain entrance to the showground. Each person has one wristband which is for both days and Saturday night's entertainment on the showground. Please don't lose it or take it off during the event as it costs 15 per person to replace it!

Please check all your tickets are as ordered before leaving the booking in area

Please keep to the speed limits shown, there will be kiddies, elderly and disabled people around. Repeat offenders will be removed for the safety of everyone.

Due to the dreaded elfnsafety there are to be no mini-motorbikes, motorised mini kiddie scooters and similar things and no bouncy castles so please leave them at home.

  Comments on this article from our visitors

    Message posted by Tigermouse on 23/02/2015 14:10:17Report Post Report this
A great weekend with something for everyone - this will be my 5th year, I can't wait
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    Message posted by Francophile1947 on 23/02/2015 18:08:34Report Post Report this
Been for the last 2 years and hopefully going this year
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 23/02/2015 19:09:21Report Post Report this
No doubt I'll see you there John - hopefully I'll be in my usual corner
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    Message posted by Francophile1947 on 24/02/2015 18:08:07Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 23/2/2015
No doubt I'll see you there John - hopefully I'll be in my usual corner
Hope it's warmer than where I was last weekend A heavy frost after about 9pm and I had to keep putting my nose under the duvet
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 24/02/2015 22:43:59Report Post Report this
It'll be lovely and warm John - the weather I mean, not your nose
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    Message posted by DamianL on 25/02/2015 00:50:36Report Post Report this
Hopefully we will be able to come this year. The last two years something has clashed meaning we weren't able to attend.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/02/2015 21:56:47Report Post Report this
Looking forward to seeing all our "old" friends [you know who you are!] and meeting new ones. Pam
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    Message posted by lynn and ray on 26/02/2015 11:34:07Report Post Report this
we are comeing this year first time for us although we booked up a couple of years ago but it got cancelled because of very bad weather
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/02/2015 20:56:12Report Post Report this
We will all be there, can't miss Elvaston + Ive bought a new generator so Im all elect ricked up and ready to go.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 27/02/2015 20:52:22Report Post Report this
I have to go got to keep a eye on Barry or is it the other way round.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 27/02/2015 22:43:01Report Post Report this
And I've got to keep an eye on my B****Y Dog this year I was in agony for weeks.
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    Message posted by bobsbabes on 28/02/2015 18:08:10Report Post Report this
we have been for the last few years but not this year as it has got a bit samey ( cos we hve been so often ) down to the individual stalls even being where they were in previous years .
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    Message posted by geoffb on 28/02/2015 20:41:59Report Post Report this
We have not missed one from the first one with UKCS. we go to meet up with our friends we have made over the years and like to meet new ones.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 28/02/2015 20:51:16Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 23/2/2015
No doubt I'll see you there John - hopefully I'll be in my usual corner
Hi Eunice yes looking forward to seeing your latest pooch and meet up with you again at least we all know where to find you lol.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 01/03/2015 16:13:51Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 28/2/2015
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 23/2/2015No doubt I'll see you there John - hopefully I'll be in my usual corner

Hi Eunice yes looking forward to seeing your latest pooch and meet up with you again at least we all know where to find you lol.
Not that I'm anti-social or anything, I just like my own space lol. Plus if I was in the thick of everything the dogs would bark like crazy every time someone came too near the tent, and I wouldn't like them to annoy anyone.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 03/03/2015 07:00:15Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by bobsbabes on 28/2/2015
we have been for the last few years but not this year as it has got a bit samey ( cos we hve been so often ) down to the individual stalls even being where they were in previous years .
You will find the same at all these show venues as the participants do the rounds all season easer to organise. Its same at Lincoln showground any way its easer to find your friends pitches
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    Message posted by nich77 on 11/03/2015 19:44:27Report Post Report this
Hopefully see all the usual faces and some new ones as well
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/03/2015 11:34:55Report Post Report this
Nich, Are we still on!! for this year. Barry and Co
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/03/2015 11:44:50Report Post Report this
Deffo still on Barry but the camping will be in different fields this year. Looking forward to seeing everyone once the booking mayhem is over! We are currently working on the booking forms. There will be a few changes to them so please read carefully. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 12/03/2015 17:44:48Report Post Report this
Barry i know what u mean and will contact you nearer time lol
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/03/2015 18:56:55Report Post Report this
Thanks for that, look forward to meeting everybody again roll on Elvaston.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 15/03/2015 11:07:48Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 12/3/2015Deffo still on Barry but the camping will be in different fields this year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone once the booking mayhem is over! We are currently working on the booking forms. There will be a few changes to them so please read carefully. Pam
Are we going back to the same fields as 2013 Pam, unfortunately a lot of people don't actually read the info Pam.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 16/03/2015 08:19:55Report Post Report this
2013 we where in our normal field Geoff the time we moved was when rally was moved to september and that was a few more years ago than that . But i asked Pam same question and she cannot remeber lol
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    Message posted by geoffb on 23/03/2015 16:12:16Report Post Report this
Barry use this thread lol.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 23/03/2015 16:20:39Report Post Report this
no Tracy we was where the tents was put in 2014 for some reason, as I had to move my van down about 100yard. in 2013 the tents was in the top field on the left any way I go where I am told like a good one lol.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 23/03/2015 16:55:02Report Post Report this
Im here.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 23/03/2015 17:57:35Report Post Report this
i class that as our normal fields lol as all use the same entrance. This year we will be using different field with different entrance lol so hope barry dosent get lost
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 23/03/2015 19:14:06Report Post Report this
So does that mean I can't have my usual quiet little corner right at the top?
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    Message posted by nich77 on 23/03/2015 19:17:10Report Post Report this
sorry Tiger am sure will be able to find you a quiet spot somewhere
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 23/03/2015 19:23:12Report Post Report this
Would be nice if there is one - I'm sure you'll find a patch for me somewhere
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/03/2015 11:25:41Report Post Report this
I don't get lost, I just tour around a bit first.
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    Message posted by The Ref on 24/03/2015 14:53:05Report Post Report this
Hi - is the booking form for this out yet please??
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 24/03/2015 14:56:02Report Post Report this
Hiya, as per the 1st post on this thread, booking opens after Easter.
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    Message posted by diamond lynz on 24/03/2015 16:43:02Report Post Report this
We will be coming this year but might be late on Friday night by the time we get there....
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/03/2015 16:44:49Report Post Report this
Looks like you will have to keep reposting info bob lol.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/03/2015 16:47:21Report Post Report this
You should be ok but let stewards know near the date.
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    Message posted by The Ref on 24/03/2015 17:20:21Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 24/3/2015Looks like you will have to keep reposting info bob lol.

Well then I apologise for being stupid, but while Bob has indeed previously posted that we can't book until after Easter, the website says there is a form available: "For more show information visit their website     but make sure you return here use the booking form on this page to ensure you get your discount!" Except, obviously, that it's not, because it's not out yet. Perhaps the webpage could be modified so that the easily confused like me won't misunderstand.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/03/2015 18:52:15Report Post Report this
dont worry about arriving late.we stewards rarely sleep and you will be able to pitch but might need to actually book in on saturday morning
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 25/03/2015 08:12:38Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by The Ref on 24/3/2015
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 24/3/2015Looks like you will have to keep reposting info bob lol.

Well then I apologise for being stupid, but while Bob has indeed previously posted that we can't book until after Easter, the website says there is a form available: "For more show information visit their website     but make sure you return here use the booking form on this page to ensure you get your discount!" Except, obviously, that it's not, because it's not out yet. Perhaps the webpage could be modified so that the easily confused like me won't misunderstand.
Hiya, yes but also two lines lower in nice bold / italic letters it states Advanced ticket booking opening soon!
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    Message posted by The Ref on 26/03/2015 15:43:00Report Post Report this
Fair play.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 31/03/2015 08:41:21Report Post Report this
Got to get printer sorted out for downloading the forms and not forget to get some A5 envelopes one for sending forms and other for my wrist band and car and van/car permits to collect on arrival.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 31/03/2015 11:31:00Report Post Report this
My printer is working so I guess I'll just have to leave Geoff and Ann at home, or I may print off a spare for a small fee.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/03/2015 12:04:24Report Post Report this
No probs if you don't have a printer, simply copy the form out EXACTLY as shown and fill in all the requested info. HTH Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/03/2015 12:10:01Report Post Report this
The main camping weekend details are up on the Elvaston website now but PLEASE don't book from there or you won't get your special UKCS discount. Please note, we have another new postal address for this year and it will help me enormously if you could all follow the instructions on your application. Should you wish to bring friends who aren't members may I respectfully suggest they sign up to UKCS to benefit from the members discount otherwise please direct them to the main Elvaston website where they can print off a form and pay the full rate. www.elvastonsteam.co.uk Looking forward to all the mayhem again.....I THINK! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 03/04/2015 14:45:06Report Post Report this
Printer all set up and ready for a download. Pam don't forget to remind Barry to sign check etc you know what he is like lol.
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    Message posted by fireworks on 05/04/2015 20:31:21Report Post Report this
We will be there again, grand kids have already asked if we've booked it yet. Also going to Heckington show and Shackerstone again.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/04/2015 21:42:23Report Post Report this
I signed the cheque alright, Pam just did not get it nice post office
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/04/2015 15:01:36Report Post Report this
Errr, Barry, how CAN you have sorted your cheque when you don't yet know the price? Jut wondered.... Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/04/2015 17:57:30Report Post Report this
Pam, Geoff was taking the Micky about last year when my entry went astray thru the nice post office. Think this year I'll do it in capitol letters!! Errrr but thats what I always do. See you all soon I hope. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/04/2015 18:01:48Report Post Report this
Good luck with it, Barry, remember we can always accommodate you and the trippy-up beasts! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/04/2015 18:05:05Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, I'll do my very best printing with a black pen.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/04/2015 18:30:36Report Post Report this
LOL, you'd be amazed at some of the "printing" that is indecipherable, Barry. Even though I was an infant school teacher in one of my former lives some of our campers have me beaten when it comes to their handwriting! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/04/2015 19:35:48Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by geoffb on 06/04/2015 21:25:42Report Post Report this
Now would I take the mick out of Barry
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/04/2015 22:00:17Report Post Report this
As if, Geoff, as if!!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/04/2015 22:27:24Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by Martra on 08/04/2015 12:40:51Report Post Report this
Thats it were up and running, printed off for will fill in tonight.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/04/2015 12:48:37Report Post Report this
Let the mayhem begin! We've changed our address [again] and am not yet sure how often your applications will take to get here so please don't worry if you don't hear straight back from me. As usual I will post a list on this thread of those attending. Pamcram
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 08/04/2015 13:04:38Report Post Report this
Good afternoon everyone, the booking form is now available to download, print, complete and retrun to Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/04/2015 17:43:07Report Post Report this
Well It's posted first class, now the wait.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/04/2015 18:39:52Report Post Report this
Dig in for long one, Barry! Won't be seeing the P O Box chap for another fortnight as far as I know. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/04/2015 19:06:25Report Post Report this
I'll start worrying then, or NOT.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/04/2015 19:25:01Report Post Report this
Don't worry, Chuck, we'll sort you out one way or another! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/04/2015 19:44:31Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by The Ref on 08/04/2015 20:57:20Report Post Report this
That's the form downloaded and completed then. Mrs Ref will post it off tomorrow.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/04/2015 21:21:53Report Post Report this
Good-Oh, Mr Ref! There will be a considerable delay before your acknowledgement will arrived and your cheque won't be cashed until late June. HTH Pam
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    Message posted by Carrievan69 on 09/04/2015 00:32:44Report Post Report this
We can't make it this year sorry, due to us getting married the following week....Hope you all have a great time We decided to get married, as I am fed up of doing what I want, when I want , ... So her that must be obeyed can then TELL ME what I want , and when I want to do it, all official ..........hahahaha
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    Message posted by pamcram on 09/04/2015 09:57:15Report Post Report this
Awww, we will miss you but wish you all the luck in the world with the nuptials, Taffymotorhome. Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 09/04/2015 14:40:05Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by taffymotorhome on 09/4/2015
We can't make it this year sorry, due to us getting married the following week....Hope you all have a great time We decided to get married, as I am fed up of doing what I want, when I want , ... So her that must be obeyed can then TELL ME what I want , and when I want to do it, all official ..........hahahaha
Was looking forward to seeing you both again as we only met briefly on last day best wishes Geoff Ann.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 09/04/2015 14:43:08Report Post Report this
Booking form winging its way to you now Pam have checked it all but should have got Ann to proof read it first.
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    Message posted by Carrievan69 on 09/04/2015 23:51:47Report Post Report this
Thank you Pam for the nice words.. And thank you too Geoff and Ann, yes we were looking forward to meeting up with you properly this time over a cuppa, ..... But some clever sod booked the wedding up for the 10th, ( well I did what I thought was right at the time...hahaha.....) Still when we are married, all the decisions are out of my hands ....;-)
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    Message posted by geoffb on 10/04/2015 00:45:32Report Post Report this
You must check your social diary first lol best wishes.
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    Message posted by fireworks on 10/04/2015 14:58:13Report Post Report this
Application form downloaded, will be posted over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/04/2015 10:34:47Report Post Report this
lets hope weather good again this year.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 14/04/2015 21:42:53Report Post Report this
bump it up where is every one.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/04/2015 21:51:50Report Post Report this
Waiting to see what the weather is going to be, not like us loony tunes
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    Message posted by dolores99 on 17/04/2015 10:53:27Report Post Report this
Not all of us have a cheque book any more so it's such a shame debit cards or paypal are not accepted. Still hope everyone has a great time though.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2015 11:01:55Report Post Report this
Hi Dolores, we accept Postal Orders or, alternatively, do you have a friend/relative you could pay cash to in exchange for a cheque? There's always the opportunity to come along on the weekend and pay cash if that would suit you better. HTH Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2015 11:04:07Report Post Report this
Hi Gang On Tuesday night I should be given all the applications so far, not that it sounds as if there will be many as yet! Later next week I will acknowledge any applications and start a thread of those attending. Barry will probably be my number one man at the top of the list. Keen as mustard he is! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 20/04/2015 20:40:19Report Post Report this
And like the rest of us from this neck of the woods daft as a brush lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/04/2015 18:33:10Report Post Report this
First [little] batch of applications has arrived and, as usual, Barry's was the first envelope I opened so, Barry, you're top of the list! Can I make a plea for those of you who've not yet sent off your form...PLEASE don't use staples to fasten your cheque to your form. Takes me ages to unpick them! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/04/2015 18:38:41Report Post Report this
Elvaston applications received on 21/4. Confirmation emails have been sent where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan Thank you for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/04/2015 18:41:29Report Post Report this
May not receive the next batch of bookings until 19th May but, should there be a delivery before then I'll let you know. Please ensure your envelope has sufficient postage as we're unable to accept any which are underpaid. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/04/2015 18:57:52Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, I do hope to be there rain or shine
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/04/2015 19:08:08Report Post Report this
Just make sure you choose a direct route, Barry! Camping will be in different fields this year so no going up to Spondon. Tee hee! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/04/2015 21:05:32Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by geoffb on 23/04/2015 09:55:09Report Post Report this
He always goes the right way Pam just like me never lost just looking around .
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    Message posted by geoffb on 01/05/2015 14:52:15Report Post Report this
bump it up
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    Message posted by geoffb on 02/05/2015 11:40:30Report Post Report this
be good to see you all Tracy Alan & Sam lol.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 08/05/2015 23:42:19Report Post Report this
Well l have just posted NeilSan fee off for the weekend its been a while since they attended.
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    Message posted by The Ref on 11/05/2015 19:24:11Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 22/4/2015
Elvaston applications received on 21/4. Confirmation emails have been sent where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan Thank you for your support. Pam
Hi Pam Can you confirm you've had our application please? Thx x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 12/05/2015 17:47:58Report Post Report this
pam prob wont have picked any more up yet i think she said next week she would get next batch.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/05/2015 18:40:53Report Post Report this
Thank you, Tracy! I should be getting the next batch on Tuesday night, all being well and will try to update the list on Wednesday 20th May. After that there will be another gap before you hear from me, probably the second week in June. It's rather unfortunate that the new chap who deals with the steam rally mail lives a way away and doesn't have the opportunities to drop it round like the previous lady did so please bear with me. Pam
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    Message posted by Bridge16 on 12/05/2015 22:15:22Report Post Report this
Tracy Have you received a message from Steve at U.K. Campsite with my contact details regarding rally? Andyvon
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    Message posted by nich77 on 13/05/2015 08:54:28Report Post Report this
Hi Andy yes i have got details from steve and Pam mentioned you to me as well. i will email you later today Tracy
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    Message posted by Bridge16 on 14/05/2015 10:34:45Report Post Report this
Sorry Tracy Nothing received by 10-30am 15/5/2015. But I have had problems with the talktalk e-mail address.New e-mail address now and new name on here. now Bridge16 not as previous.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 14/05/2015 11:12:50Report Post Report this
ok will try again in a bit
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    Message posted by perry1 on 16/05/2015 08:24:15Report Post Report this
Hi all is the caravan/camping areas within walking distance to the show ground.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 16/05/2015 09:58:21Report Post Report this
we camp in a field on opposite side of road to rally. Depending how far down field you are it takes less than 5 minutes to reach rally (unless you stop to chat lol)
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    Message posted by perry1 on 16/05/2015 10:19:32Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 16/5/2015
we camp in a field on opposite side of road to rally. Depending how far down field you are it takes less than 5 minutes to reach rally (unless you stop to chat lol)
Thats great thanks for letting me know.
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    Message posted by Robinh on 16/05/2015 10:21:08Report Post Report this
I sent a booking form off on the 4th May. Great excitement this morning to see inbox from UKCS - big disappointment, just a news letter. Can someone tell me if it's been received please. Ta
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 16/05/2015 10:24:22Report Post Report this
Hiya, I am sure Pam will be on in due course with a list of usernames for bookings she has received.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 16/05/2015 11:05:54Report Post Report this
dont panic pam is getting another batch of paperwork next week and will update list then. The last lot she posted were from 21/4/15
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/05/2015 11:28:03Report Post Report this
Thank you, Tracy! Pam x
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    Message posted by Robinh on 17/05/2015 18:41:31Report Post Report this
Thanks all - sorry I'm too anxious
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2015 11:06:34Report Post Report this
Elvaston applications received up to 29/4. Confirmation emails have been sent where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Confirmation emails should arrive later today. Thank you for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2015 11:08:33Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Thanks again for the latest batch of applications. Next lot SHOULD be with me after 15th June. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2015 11:12:50Report Post Report this
Me again, have had a question, the answer to which may apply to some of you. Should you wish to make a booking for more than one unit it's absolutely fine to send one cheque for the group as long as it's clearly marked on the back which people the cheque is for and there are separate application forms and addressed envelopes for each unit. Should others in your group not be UKCS members they will need to either pay the full advanced rate of 40 OR join to get their discount. To make it fair to all the discount is only for UKCS members. HTH Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/05/2015 11:56:30Report Post Report this
Considering it cost's nowt to join I wonder why people try to get the UKCS rates without joining, plus there are bags of things going on besides Elvaston to get involved in. So just join the UKCAMPSITE.CO.UK IT IS FREE.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2015 12:23:15Report Post Report this
EXACTLY, Barry! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/05/2015 12:47:30Report Post Report this
I think it's the something for nothing syndrome they see something for nothing and don't bother reading that it's free anyway.
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    Message posted by The Ref on 26/05/2015 21:18:09Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 20/5/2015
Elvaston applications received up to 29/4. Confirmation emails have been sent where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Confirmation emails should arrive later today. Thank you for your support. Pam
Hi Pam Seems as though our application must have gone missing - some who have posted theirs after we did seem to have theirs acknowledged, but you haven't had ours?? Can you drop me an email, please, confirming one way or another so we can cancel the cheque if needs be? Thanks
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    Message posted by Pork scratchings on 28/05/2015 22:23:29Report Post Report this
Hi Could you clarify that it's ok to put awnings up at Elvaston. Thanks
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    Message posted by geoffb on 29/05/2015 08:05:52Report Post Report this
Yes no problem at all lots of room we allays put one up.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 29/05/2015 08:09:17Report Post Report this
Pam or Tracy will confirm no doubt.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 29/05/2015 08:56:18Report Post Report this
yes geoff is right no problem with awnings .Just tell steward who is pitching you so there will give you a bit more room
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 11:16:04Report Post Report this
Bit of good news! Instead of having to wait until later in June for your confirmations I thought of a way of getting the mail earlier so will be posting here shortly then doing the confirmation emails, where requested. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 11:52:10Report Post Report this
Elvaston applications received up to 29/5. Confirmation emails will be sent later, where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Claire 0204 JAC59 domestiques Chawkie jimcartledge Townwalker2 Maggs0101 Shorty69 Perry1 Grandad Kelly The Leas Jessiesowner L+A Stuart24 Woodster289 Thank you for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 12:06:57Report Post Report this
Continued.....don't know what happened there! Elvaston applications received up to 29/5. Confirmation emails will be sent later, where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Claire 0204 JAC59 domestiques Chawkie jimcartledge Townwalker2 Maggs0101 Shorty69 Perry1 Grandad Kelly The Leas Jessiesowner L+A Stuart24 Woodster289 bozerboy Janey123 Clive48 random ray Premdump Dondino Peterk2004 P Allman Nottsmale1103 Mazm Lisa Harwood Thank you for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 12:09:39Report Post Report this
Hi, The Ref Please will you email me your email address and we can take it from there. I'm really sorry this has happened and that Royal Fail have let us down AGAIN this year. Pam camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk
Quote: Originally posted by The Ref on 26/5/2015
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 20/5/2015Elvaston applications received up to 29/4. Confirmation emails have been sent where requested.
Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Confirmation emails should arrive later today. Thank you for your support. Pam
Hi Pam Seems as though our application must have gone missing - some who have posted theirs after we did seem to have theirs acknowledged, but you haven't had ours?? Can you drop me an email, please, confirming one way or another so we can cancel the cheque if needs be? Thanks
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 12:16:06Report Post Report this
Thank you SO much for all the applications. Looks like there will be a LOT of newbies at Elvaston this year. I hadn't realised this when I composed the acknowledgement email so, if you're a newbie who's not included on the latest batch this is for you! On arrival you will be given a registration form to fill in so please bring a pen! You will then be directed to your pitch; should you be a club member please make the gate steward aware of this. There will be time to set up your unit and settle in. Once that's done you need to take your registration form to the booking stewards who will exchange it for your envelope containing your wristbands, car and camping pass. Should there be extra adults in your party you may purchase their passes at that time. There will be a small discount on the gate prices and, more importantly, they will give access to the Saturday night event which is not open to the general public. On the Friday afternoon/evening you are most welcome to join us on the showground where there will be some trade stands open along with catering and the licensed marquee with entertainment. Thank you again to each and every one of you for the support you give to our event which is run by volunteers. The profits all go to local charities. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 12:21:09Report Post Report this
Only THREE WEEKS left to get those applications in the post so please save yourselves a tenner and don't leave it too late! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 29/05/2015 12:34:53Report Post Report this
I'm sorry that royal fail has done it again, but at least they are not just picking on Meeee.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2015 12:45:26Report Post Report this
Do you know, Barry, you were the first one I thought of but poor Ref...it's SO disappointing for all concerned when this happens. Pam
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    Message posted by Pork scratchings on 29/05/2015 13:22:57Report Post Report this
Thanks geoffb
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    Message posted by geoffb on 29/05/2015 14:00:46Report Post Report this
You welcome M8.
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    Message posted by The Ref on 29/05/2015 14:09:18Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 29/5/2015
poor Ref...
Don't hear that said on the pitch often. Well, not in that context anyway...
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    Message posted by L + A on 30/05/2015 05:00:35Report Post Report this
I have just seen l+a and jess owner but no Av n Tom and they were all in same envelop ?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/05/2015 12:44:14Report Post Report this
WHOOPS, really sorry, yes I do have an entry form for Av n Tom, don't know what happened there! Will add them to my next list. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/05/2015 12:50:51Report Post Report this
If you've not yet applied but are thinking of coming PLEASE remember to write your details on the back of the cheque as described on page one of the application. Also we ask for a self addressed envelope. This is for me to use for your passes which you collect from the booking in stewards. It's REALLY helpful if you could both enclose an envelope and write on it with the details we ask for. Done correctly this saves me a lot of time. Sorry to moan but there's only me doing all the paperwork and there's a lot of it! Thank you for your support. Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 30/05/2015 13:36:25Report Post Report this
COME ON its not hard to do it right even l can do it lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/05/2015 14:05:40Report Post Report this
LOL, Geoff, so far you have a 100% perfect record, keep it up! Pam
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    Message posted by L + A on 30/05/2015 17:32:42Report Post Report this
Thank you Pam xx
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    Message posted by geoffb on 01/06/2015 13:11:44Report Post Report this
Don't forget you have until June 20 to pre book so get your forms in early.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 01/06/2015 14:14:56Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by L + A on 30/5/2015
Thank you Pam xx
You mean Ann has!!
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    Message posted by geoffb on 01/06/2015 15:25:22Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Barry1984 on 01/6/2015
Quote: Originally posted by L + A on 30/5/2015Thank you Pam xx

You mean Ann has!!
Barry you need to look at who you are quoting lol.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 02/06/2015 10:02:06Report Post Report this
Not seen Tigermouse posting yet I did send her message that bookings are open.She said a while back she was going again.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/06/2015 11:12:27Report Post Report this
Yes, I did get the wrong quote, but still got a bullseye.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 02/06/2015 17:52:59Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Barry1984 on 02/6/2015
Yes, I did get the wrong quote, but still got a bullseye. [/QUOTE]no a miss by miles you using a spud gun.
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    Message posted by sunncamp owner on 03/06/2015 22:32:26Report Post Report this
Stressing!! Been for the last couple of years and have added friends to the growing list of people attending this fun rally! It's all our kids seem to be bothered about all year! But having sent my application some while ago it's not yet been recieved! Royal Mail!!!
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    Message posted by ladycake on 04/06/2015 15:59:52Report Post Report this
oooh just looked at this! how many people usually go to this?
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    Message posted by geoffb on 04/06/2015 16:14:17Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by ladycake on 04/6/2015
oooh just looked at this! how many people usually go to this? [/QUOTE] A lot usual 80+ units from UKCS and a good few from via steam rally website and others paying on the day. Don't worry there is plenty of room on the camping fields go to the first page and down load the forms and regulation for the special discount for UKCS members.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 04/06/2015 16:53:05Report Post Report this
a couple of questions.... catering, what sort of grub? beer/ cider tent? barbecues/ fires allowed? i`m thinking about it for friday/sat night (school monday so back to reality).
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    Message posted by geoffb on 05/06/2015 08:28:55Report Post Report this
there are all sorts of catering over on the show ground the loos on the camping field are of the tardis type also a mobile shower unit. Look up the Elvastone steam website 2015. Look at first posting where there is a link to download the booking forms and more info, Borrowash is just up the road for takeaways chip shop and Chinese and a large coop.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 05/06/2015 13:12:16Report Post Report this
Thanks geoff for answering the queries for me lol we have been in peak district for a few days no computer or phone   Bliss
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/06/2015 13:31:09Report Post Report this
Do you know of any cheapish caravan sites near the tram museum at Critch, looked on this website but only found two that were rather expensive. See you soon, Barry.
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 05/06/2015 13:40:27Report Post Report this
Hiya, please lets keep this thread for Elvaston only, if you wish to ask about campsites in another area then you can use the UK Caravan Sites and Camp Sites forum However here are all sites within 5 miles of Crich Museum
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/06/2015 13:44:48Report Post Report this
Hi All, we're away, too and the Wi-Fi is pathetic so thanks to everyone who's replied on the thread. Barry, our daughter says there's a pub in Crich which allows caravans in the car park. There are no facilities and the loo is only open pub hours but it might be cheap! Perhaps you could google pub, camping, Crich as she doesn't know the name of it. You could try googling Alderwasley as that's not too far away and there are a few sites there, guess it depends how close you need to be. Did you know if you buy a ticket to Crich you can use it for the rest of the year?! "Our" Tracy has stayed at the site at Wirksworth where our daughters live so perhaps she could advise what that one's like, it's not TOO far away from Crich. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/06/2015 13:48:32Report Post Report this
Hi All, just to say the website link for the rally can be found here Pam x
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 07/06/2015 12:08:31Report Post Report this
Don't forget, just two weeks to go until the Advance Booking Closes and you you will no longer qualify for the UKCampsite.co.uk Members Discounted Rate to the Elvaston Steam Rally. Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or Motorhome Camping is from Friday 2pm on Friday 3rd July to noon on Monday 6th July. So you can turn up on the Friday afternoon, or evening, get settled into your pitch, ready for all the fun on the Saturday and Sunday. You can even stay for Sunday night, and leave Monday morning, to make it a nice long weekend. Book in advance to get the exclusive discounted UKCampsite.co.uk Members price of just 37. This includes 3 nights camping in any type of tent, caravan or motorhome, and admission to the rally on both days and Saturday night for 2 adults and their children. The cost for single campers is just 28. Download the advanced ticket booking form from here
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    Message posted by ladycake on 08/06/2015 17:33:50Report Post Report this
had a chat with dh. he`ll still be marking gcse`s he thinks and ds won`t be able to cope without his electric gadgets that long lol! so i`m coming on ma lonesome....with my tent of the moment icarus 500! now having been to rally events previously (family orientated) is this the type of event that involves achoholic beveriges in the evening and chatting to random people??
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    Message posted by ladycake on 08/06/2015 17:34:11Report Post Report this
also i shan`t know anyone!!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/06/2015 17:43:47Report Post Report this
Nobody bites, so you will be alright and if you don't speak to them they will speak to you, Elvaston gang are friendly.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 08/06/2015 17:48:24Report Post Report this
never driven that far either! should i bring a box of wine or a bottle? i`ll do friday sat night, drive back sunday. excited already
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 08/06/2015 17:51:59Report Post Report this
You will by the time you go home!!!!!!! LOL    Steve
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    Message posted by nich77 on 08/06/2015 17:53:48Report Post Report this
dont worry you will be fine we are a friendly lot. If you make self known to stewards (me) in trailer tent by entrance i will certainly be able to send you in direction of friendly faces, Barry, geoff and co
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    Message posted by ladycake on 08/06/2015 18:20:45Report Post Report this
excellent!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/06/2015 20:18:18Report Post Report this
Thats as long as you don't mind 2 daft dogs.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2015 20:45:03Report Post Report this
Just you be careful with them this year, Barry, no more tripping up required, thank you. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2015 20:46:12Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, HOPEFULLY should be receiving another batch of forms after this weekend so watch this space at the beginning of next week! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2015 20:50:09Report Post Report this
Just to say, have had a few calls enquiring about electric hook-ups. The camping is on a farmer's field so we have no plumbed in facilities apart from fresh water taps. We have waste water/elsan disposal, tardis type loos and hot showers. Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 08/06/2015 21:02:49Report Post Report this
as long as you have drinking water and a loo i`m cool. as its on a farmers field does that = sheeps**t?? just so as i know! an event ran similar years ago was the same, although an old tin bath was next to the tap! i "think" i`m sure it got used!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2015 21:07:50Report Post Report this
From what I remember the field isn't TOO bad, perhaps Tracy & Co could confim. Some of the steam engine men have tin baths hanging on the outside of their living vans and use them...we are far more civilised and have a shower in our motorhome! For those of you who don't know, we also have a 1936 10 ton steamroller called Chichester which my husband and our family will be exhibiting so we camp on the showground. Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 08/06/2015 21:15:30Report Post Report this
oooh maybe i could cadge a hot bath lol! mm may bring a tarp. don`t want the tent to get a dirty bottom!!
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    Message posted by geoffb on 09/06/2015 16:07:26Report Post Report this
Pam are the mobile showers on Site this year.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 09/06/2015 16:14:16Report Post Report this
Hi Geoff, yes as far as I know! Will let you all have any field info as sure as a definite decision is made. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 09/06/2015 17:22:47Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 08/6/2015
Hi Gang, HOPEFULLY should be receiving another batch of forms after this weekend so watch this space at the beginning of next week! Pam
I B***** hope not, just bought a new collar harness that should stop her dancing out of her old harness, still can't work out how she does it
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    Message posted by pamcram on 09/06/2015 17:33:36Report Post Report this
Pardon, Barry? Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 09/06/2015 17:42:37Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Was rather concerned that someone phoned my P O Box man on his home phone to enquire why she'd not had confirmation of her booking. Don't know how the lady concerned got hold of his number but, of course, he wasn't able to help her at all. If you have any general camping questions please ring me, Monday to Friday between 9 and 5 on 07969 264 879. If you have a general question or a specific question about your booking then please email me camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Generally I'm not able to answer specific questions about your booking by phone as there's an absolute ton of paperwork for me to wade through so you could be in for a very long call. I appreciate it's really frustrating when your booking appears not to have been received or your friend has had email confirmation and you haven't but there can be several reasons for this happening so please be patient. I try to do my best for all of you. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 09/06/2015 18:30:28Report Post Report this
think barry is on about not falling over his dogs lol
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 09/06/2015 18:44:48Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 09/6/2015
Hi Gang Was rather concerned that someone phoned my P O Box man on his home phone to enquire why she'd not had confirmation of her booking. Don't know how the lady concerned got hold of his number but, of course, he wasn't able to help her at all. If you have any general camping questions please ring me, Monday to Friday between 9 and 5 on 07969 264 879. If you have a general question or a specific question about your booking then please email me camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Generally I'm not able to answer specific questions about your booking by phone as there's an absolute ton of paperwork for me to wade through so you could be in for a very long call. I appreciate it's really frustrating when your booking appears not to have been received or your friend has had email confirmation and you haven't but there can be several reasons for this happening so please be patient. I try to do my best for all of you. Thanks Pam
About the dog pulling me over, I have a new harness for them, one they can't get out off.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 09/06/2015 22:30:53Report Post Report this
i shall get on it tomorrow (dh comes home from working away), itching to book. i have never played with a mobile shower but as long as its warm and wet thats fine!
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    Message posted by ladycake on 09/06/2015 22:34:35Report Post Report this
i know its sad but i have just googled mobile showers. is it the portaloo sort a thing then? would be nicer than a strip wash.
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 09/06/2015 22:57:47Report Post Report this
You can't beat it warm & wet !  Steve
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    Message posted by ladycake on 09/06/2015 23:07:26Report Post Report this
oh god what am i coming to! i`m too old for all them shenanigans! the last thing i remember being party to YEARS back in my younger and stupider days was when a group of us gently unpegged a couples tent 1 morning. we then carried it (and them snoring....) to another corner of the field.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 09/06/2015 23:08:02Report Post Report this
and before you get ideas i`m a light sleeper.
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 09/06/2015 23:28:56Report Post Report this
 NOW there's an idea ! LOL
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    Message posted by pamcram on 10/06/2015 09:29:57Report Post Report this
The showers are in a large mobile unit and have separate cubicles. They are only available at certain times of the day and times are advertised on the unit door. You may need to ask the stewards where the unit is sited. Hope that helps. Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 10/06/2015 09:42:59Report Post Report this
lovely. i`m first in the queue.
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 10/06/2015 10:17:30Report Post Report this
ladycake I'm  shenanigans ! I dont know wot you mean !!!!  To old ??? You know wot they say about old fidles dont you ???  Steve
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    Message posted by Mattandtrish on 10/06/2015 11:51:45Report Post Report this
Do the pitches come with free electric hook ups?
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 10/06/2015 12:11:06Report Post Report this
No electric hook ups but there is a generator field if you want to bring your own little genie, but there are rules on its use.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 10/06/2015 12:15:41Report Post Report this
No hook ups it is a farmers field
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    Message posted by pamcram on 10/06/2015 12:19:57Report Post Report this
Thanks, Barry and Tracy! Mattandtrish, you will be camping on a farmer's field and there are NO facilities other than those stated ie, portable toilets, a shower unit, fresh water taps and waste water disposal. Gennys can be run, from memory, between 10am and 6pm but Tracy will probably be along to correct me, she's good like that. Kind Regards Pam Post last edited on 10/06/2015 12:40:50
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    Message posted by Mattandtrish on 10/06/2015 12:26:22Report Post Report this
Thanks guys! Hopefully we'll be ok off the leisure battery!
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    Message posted by ladycake on 10/06/2015 14:18:22Report Post Report this
well if i wake up in a different corner of the field i`ll know who`s to blame.....revenge is very sweet. i`m bringing my vango tempest 200 as its just me. i`ll be on ma lonesome, be gentle you lot!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2015 14:38:57Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, you now have just one week left to post off your applications to camp at the steam rally. Advance bookings at the special rate close next Saturday, 20th June. After this date there will still be pitches available if you'd like to come "on spec" but it will cost you 50 instead of 37. Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 11/06/2015 14:56:29Report Post Report this
i`ll get on it later today.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2015 15:02:13Report Post Report this
Little reminder, your cheques won't be cashed until Monday 29th June. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/06/2015 15:02:25Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by ladycake on 10/6/2015
well if i wake up in a different corner of the field i`ll know who`s to blame.....revenge is very sweet. i`m bringing my vango tempest 200 as its just me. i`ll be on ma lonesome, be gentle you lot!
Ladycake if you don't mind being round old codgers in the jenny field you are more than welcome with us lot, we will be 5 vans at least one tent the owners sub 40s I think,we are 4 from Grantham 1 from Newark and the tenters are Scunthorpe.The stewards will point you over wher we be but don't ask for Geoff all you will get is derision on my part lol.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 11/06/2015 15:37:02Report Post Report this
would we be derisive about you geoff never lol. we may not have a separate jenny field this year depends on which fields we are using
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    Message posted by ladycake on 11/06/2015 15:59:13Report Post Report this
thankyou! shhh i`m 40 in september.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/06/2015 16:32:51Report Post Report this
Ladycake Sharnt tell any one lol, never Tracy lol. Tigermouse not booked yet not see any posts from her for ages was looking forward to looking the latest pooch over.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 11/06/2015 16:53:09Report Post Report this
I'm still here Geoff, had a few pc problems and various other things, not sure I can make Elvaston this time but I'm trying my best.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2015 17:13:58Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, looks like there WILL be a separate genny field this year but it won't be the usual one. It's on the top left of the main field as you look from the gate, rather than the usual one on the right. Well that's according to the map I was give yesterday, IF it is definitely decided by the powers that be! Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 11/06/2015 17:27:28Report Post Report this
Ladycake ! I'm  !!!!  Your still a young pup !!!!!  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/06/2015 20:12:33Report Post Report this
Tigermouse be good if you can get over. Newbys if you google Elvastone castl you can see the hole of the rally and capming area complete with stalls and across the road camping site taken 20013 regulars can pick out there own units great.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2015 20:30:50Report Post Report this
Thanks, Geoff, can I just point out that is it ELVASTON and not as shown. Easy mistake to make! Hope none of our newbies drive up and down nearby Alvaston looking for the rally, cos it ain't there! Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 11/06/2015 21:08:56Report Post Report this
wow i`ve just looked, thats really cool.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/06/2015 22:17:38Report Post Report this
Its not on my google earth, but the Caravan Club site has caravans on it so it must be at least two years old.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 11/06/2015 22:33:48Report Post Report this
yeah we worked out it was taken on the sunday afternoon 2013
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/06/2015 23:50:55Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 11/6/2015
yeah we worked out it was taken on the sunday afternoon 2013
I think that's what I posted 2013 lol
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/06/2015 10:44:09Report Post Report this
Weird or what, its not on google earth but if you use google maps etc its on there, got my caravan and my car is by Tracy&Alan.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 12/06/2015 12:27:53Report Post Report this
glad you found yourself barry
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    Message posted by geoffb on 12/06/2015 13:08:57Report Post Report this
never thoughtof google earth never use it myself maps ok for me. The later picks gives newbys some idea of layout.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 12/06/2015 17:52:18Report Post Report this
This time in 3 weeks campsite will be filling up.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/06/2015 18:56:37Report Post Report this
Wow, good eh.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 12/06/2015 19:17:09Report Post Report this
just filling in my form. dont laugh but i had to call the housephone to get my mobile number just need to buy envelopes.....
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    Message posted by ffspurs on 12/06/2015 21:28:41Report Post Report this
Hi Is there a latest time to pick up passes on the Friday? We are looking to travel after work, so would likely be between 7 and 8 when we arrive.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 12/06/2015 22:21:04Report Post Report this
You should be ok as some friends of ours have to make a later arrival most years due to work.
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    Message posted by ffspurs on 12/06/2015 22:24:22Report Post Report this
Hi, Thanks for the reply. We are hoping the M6 is kind on the way down haha.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 13/06/2015 07:09:39Report Post Report this
dont worry,the stewards will still be booking in. We normally book people in until around 9pm after that you will get told where to pitch but can do your actual signing in and ticket pick up on saturday morning
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    Message posted by ffspurs on 13/06/2015 07:57:09Report Post Report this
Hi thanks for your help.
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 13/06/2015 08:10:27Report Post Report this
Don't forget, just one week to go until the Advance Booking Closes and you you will no longer qualify for the UKCampsite.co.uk Members Discounted Rate to the Elvaston Steam Rally at just 37 instead of the full price of 50. Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or Motorhome Camping is from Friday 2pm on Friday 3rd July to noon on Monday 6th July. So you can turn up on the Friday afternoon, or evening, get settled into your pitch, ready for all the fun on the Saturday and Sunday. You can even stay for Sunday night, and leave Monday morning, to make it a nice long weekend. Book in advance to get the exclusive discounted UKCampsite.co.uk Members price of just 37. This includes 3 nights camping in any type of tent, caravan or motorhome, and admission to the rally on both days and Saturday night for 2 adults and their children. The cost for single campers is just 28. Download the advanced ticket booking form from here You can still turn up on the day and pay on the gate, but you will pay the full 50 rate.
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    Message posted by tkeny on 13/06/2015 16:53:26Report Post Report this
This will be our first visit here, does anybody know if electricity is available or just generators?
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    Message posted by nich77 on 13/06/2015 17:14:36Report Post Report this
It is a farmers field so no power available other than what you bring yourselves
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/06/2015 18:41:58Report Post Report this
I've always got by on solar panels, don't have time for much telly there anyway, by the time you have tramped around the rally you are ready for bed then repeat again next day, I go home for a rest.
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    Message posted by PATRICIA_HICKEY on 13/06/2015 22:13:06Report Post Report this
This will be the first year and looking forward to it we will be bringing our 3 year old grandson, dog and 2 cats . Have sent the form off with a cheque but not heard anything about the booking hope we will be ok to just arrive on the day Thanks everyone and hope to meet up with new friends x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 14/06/2015 07:03:18Report Post Report this
The post is picked up every so often so don't worry Pam will put a list up when she receives next batch of mail. Also if you have asked for a email conformation she will send it on. it dose take a little time as Pam dose all the paperwork herself.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/06/2015 22:40:34Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, as promised I now have a HUGE batch of forms to process tomorrow so watch this space. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/06/2015 22:43:46Report Post Report this
Me again. I know this is a bit late for almost everyone but if you've not booked yet PLEASE ensure your application has sufficient postage as the chap who runs the mail service for the rally isn't able to go to collect and pay for under-paid items meaning I won't get them. Someone from UKCS is going to be disappointed that their envelope never arrived. Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 15/06/2015 09:31:15Report Post Report this
i know this sounds daft, but i can`t remember if i signed my cheque, right number of envelopes?? why 2 envelopes if i ask for e mail confirmation?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 11:25:49Report Post Report this
Hi, Ladycake, cos like it says on the first page of the booking form; "Include all telephone numbers and an E-mail address if possible so that we can contact you if necessary. Enclose a C5 (23x16cm) (9x6inch) unstamped envelope with your name and address for collection of your wristbands and permit on arrival to site." It also gives you instructions on what to put on each envelope. This both speeds up your application and saves me a LOT of work when done properly! If you've not signed your cheque I'll soon shout, by email! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 11:41:27Report Post Report this
Sorry to all the newbies if it sounds as if I make things complicated for you but when folk get it right it makes my job so much simpler and remember there's only me here to process all the paperwork. So far we have over 150 advanced bookings, both UKCS, other clubs and public camping. If everyone can write the necessary details on their envelopes, cheques and forms it saves me hours of work. Imagine if I had to write on the back of all the cheques and write on everyone's envelopes! I'm SO grateful to everyone who helps me out. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 11:51:37Report Post Report this
Sorry, me again! Just realised my phone had somehow switched the ringtone off so if you've been trying to call I wasn't ignoring you! Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 15/06/2015 12:28:00Report Post Report this
i`ve written info on everything. i "think" i signed the cheque! if i hear nothing i assume i did.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/06/2015 12:43:12Report Post Report this
Never mind Pam it will soon be over until next year. BarryD.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 13:29:19Report Post Report this
LOL, Barry, I love it really or I wouldn't do it, also I would have met some LOVELY people I now consider friends. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 14:17:51Report Post Report this
Elvaston applications received up to 12/6. Confirmation emails will be sent later, where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Claire 0204 JAC59 domestiques Chawkie jimcartledge Townwalker2 Maggs0101 Shorty69 Perry1 Grandad Kelly The Leas Jessiesowner L+A Stuart24 Woodster289 bozerboy Janey123 Clive48 random ray Premdump Dondino Peterk2004 P Allman Nottsmale1103 Mazm Lisa Harwood Northlite K.C. Pittman Mart893 Bridge14 CampingBar Ifnotwhynot LWilliams57 Stu Handley Mick Smith Ady3030 magicgrotto BongoBaz Maz12 Peter37 Anthea Smith GFoster Marionw Suncamp Owner MillyMandy Frederick235 Bridge02 Basherbish Redrags fun4us Johnad Billybusa UKCS388860PNJ, Cara, your email address is bouncing. Andy Higham 5357 Frank Sheepyspuns Wendi Chillybeer Naomi04, Naomi, your email address is bouncing. Old Crofter Roger Wild Dan Rudds 100 Thank you, everyone, for your support. Pam Post last edited on 15/06/2015 21:52:51
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    Message posted by ladycake on 15/06/2015 19:14:14Report Post Report this
thats an awesome list.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 15/06/2015 19:19:44Report Post Report this
and that is barely half the units already booked without those that just turn up and pay
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/06/2015 19:22:45Report Post Report this
There is plenty of room, thats why I can't understand why they park right next to you!! I think they think its a regular campsite or they are afraid of the dark.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 19:52:36Report Post Report this
Well if someone is parking closer than the regulation spacing permitted please let a steward know immediately so that they can be moved to a safe distance. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 19:56:53Report Post Report this
Will let you know the latest figures either late tonight or tomorrow, Tracy. There are 120 units booked in so far consisting of UKCS, other clubs and public campers and there's a good pile of public campers' applications for me to process tonight. Looks like we're in for a bumper weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/06/2015 20:02:28Report Post Report this
Sorry Pam, no they were not that close its a bit like an empty car park you park your car and somebody will park next to you, like I said there is plenty of space. BarryD
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2015 20:08:36Report Post Report this
Yes, I know, you're all sick of me rambling on by now but PLEASE only book for yourselves and fellow UKCS members using the UKCS website application form. We've worked successfully with UKCS for a number of years now to our mutual advantage hence offering a pre-booking extra discount to club members which is not available to the general public. Please don't abuse the system. If non-member friends want to come along with you and get extra discount simply ensure they sign up to the site, it's free to do and very easy. This keeps everyone happy and makes it fair to everyone. Thank you for reading. Pam
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 16/06/2015 08:39:41Report Post Report this
Thanks for all your hard work on this Pam and it looks like it will be another busy and exciting weekend.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/06/2015 09:50:12Report Post Report this
Hi Bob, IF we have some good weather in the run up to the event busy ain't gonna be the half of it! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/06/2015 09:51:58Report Post Report this
Am seeing my P O Box man tonight so will try to update the list tomorrow. Please get those last minute applications posted off ASAP to arrive in time for Saturday's deadline. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/06/2015 22:04:43Report Post Report this
Hi Ladycake, you didn't sign your cheque so please will you pop another in the post ASAP? Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 16/06/2015 22:44:24Report Post Report this
Is this a case of Ladycake having a BLONDE moment ?????LOL  Steve & Ange  ps dont forget your tent !!!!!!!
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    Message posted by ladycake on 17/06/2015 09:36:18Report Post Report this
i`ll do it now i banged my head last november, got a brain injury. it does make me have the odd blonde moment lol! so if i "lose" the tent (i do lose the car in tesco carpark sometimes) i may be found wandering round the campsite
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    Message posted by ladycake on 17/06/2015 09:42:38Report Post Report this
is everything else there before i post it?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2015 10:04:51Report Post Report this
Yes, Ladycake, everything else is fine, thank you. We always have several unsigned cheques or even cheques not included so you're not on your own! Have emailed you the details to put on the back of your cheque but forgot to suggest signing it! Pam x
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    Message posted by ladycake on 17/06/2015 10:10:49Report Post Report this
definatley signed it.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2015 10:11:22Report Post Report this
Sorry but need to mention, please don't ring any of the other Elvaston phone numbers about any issues regarding camping, especially to enquire whether or not your booking has been received. I'm the only one with the correct info but it's very rare, if not impossible, for me to be able to check a booking by phone as there are over 160 forms to wade through so that's best done by email. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2015 10:12:29Report Post Report this
Am sending out confirmation emails now and will update the list of attendees once that's done. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2015 10:30:43Report Post Report this
Sooooo close.....nearly at the magic 100 UKCS members attending Elvaston! Nice to see so many newbies this year, too. Get those forms posted off tomorrow at the very latest to beat our Saturday deadline as we may not be able to process any late applications after that date. Should your form arrive too late the cost on the gate will be 50. Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 17/06/2015 10:35:26Report Post Report this
 Dont wury Ladycake we will point you in the direction of the beer tent !!! LOL    Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by ladycake on 17/06/2015 10:35:57Report Post Report this
posting cheque now lol!! excited!!!!!!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2015 10:37:12Report Post Report this
Elvaston applications received up to 16/6. Confirmation emails have been sent, where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Claire 0204 JAC59 domestiques Chawkie jimcartledge Townwalker2 Maggs0101 Shorty69 Perry1 Grandad Kelly The Leas Jessiesowner L+A Stuart24 Woodster289 bozerboy Janey123 Clive48 random ray Premdump Dondino Peterk2004 P Allman Nottsmale1103 Mazm Lisa Harwood Northlite K.C. Pittman Mart893 Bridge14 CampingBar Ifnotwhynot LWilliams57 Stu Handley Mick Smith Ady3030 magicgrotto BongoBaz Maz12 Peter37 Anthea Smith GFoster Marionw Suncamp Owner MillyMandy Frederick235 Bridge02 Basherbish Redrags fun4us Johnad Billybusa UKCS388860PNJ, Cara, your email address is bouncing. Andy Higham 5357 Frank Sheepyspuns Wendi Chillybeer Naomi04, Naomi, your email address is bouncing. Old Crofter Roger Wild Dan Rudds 100 Brimstreacle Francophile1947 FFspurs Clive Emery Paul Rowntree Grandadal Ladycake Goodinga2001, Andrew, your email bounced. Jimmaddy Peterwigs Miaandcrew Shonasmu Sueblo Thank you, everyone, for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 17/06/2015 14:18:20Report Post Report this
It's in the post!! Wasn't sure if I would be able to make it this time - still not sure but booked anyway - so fingers crossed I'll see you all there. Hope there's still a quiet corner for me somewhere
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2015 14:25:35Report Post Report this
GREAT news, Tigermouse. It was good to chat with you this afternoon. Hopefully Tracy will find you a quite spot. Am sure she will read this, if not will email her. Pam x
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 17/06/2015 14:29:23Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, it was nice to speak to you too
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    Message posted by nich77 on 17/06/2015 15:30:12Report Post Report this
we will find you a corner dont panic
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 17/06/2015 15:35:05Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 17/6/2015
we will find you a corner dont panic
I'm not - I have every confidence that you'll find me somewhere, but I might just have to set my new little dog on you if you don't
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/06/2015 09:21:32Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, gentle reminder today is the last day to post your applications off, first class. After Saturday there will be no more advanced bookings taken and the form will be removed from the website. There should be space available to turn up on the weekend but the cost, for all, will be 50. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 18/06/2015 20:07:14Report Post Report this
God news Tigermous.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2015 10:00:50Report Post Report this
Hi Gang The advanced booking form will be taken down shortly both here and on the Elvaston web page. There will still be space available for anyone who wishes to turn up "on-spec" any time after 2 pm on the Friday. The price, for all, will be 50 on the gate. Will update the attendees list shortly. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2015 10:39:11Report Post Report this
Elvaston applications received up to 18/6. Confirmation emails have been sent, where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Claire 0204 JAC59 domestiques Chawkie jimcartledge Townwalker2 Maggs0101 Shorty69 Perry1 Grandad Kelly The Leas Jessiesowner L+A Stuart24 Woodster289 bozerboy Janey123 Clive48 random ray Premdump Dondino Peterk2004 P Allman Nottsmale1103 Mazm Lisa Harwood Northlite K.C. Pittman Mart893 Bridge14 CampingBar Ifnotwhynot LWilliams57 Stu Handley Mick Smith Ady3030 magicgrotto BongoBaz Maz12 Peter37 Anthea Smith GFoster Marionw Suncamp Owner MillyMandy Frederick235 Bridge02 Basherbish Redrags fun4us Johnad Billybusa UKCS388860PNJ, Cara, your email address is bouncing. Andy Higham 5357 Frank Sheepyspuns Wendi Chillybeer Naomi04, Naomi, your email address is bouncing. Old Crofter Roger Wild Dan Rudds 100 Brimstreacle Francophile1947 FFspurs Clive Emery Paul Rowntree Grandadal Ladycake Goodinga2001, Andrew, your email bounced. Jimmaddy Peterwigs Miaandcrew Shonasmu Sueblo AlexBlack13 Dcombe Oakwood13 Spiderno7 Jimbob065 JanetandPaul Timmydum Thank you, everyone, for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2015 15:34:03Report Post Report this
WAARRGGHHHH, my phone has hardly stopped ringing all day with, "Am I too late to get my booking in?" Feel like replying, almost certainly, yes, dear, you've only had 10 weeks or so to think about coming along. I'll be glad when tomorrow comes and I can say a definite no to all the members of cuttingitfine.com We now have over 100 UKCS booked in and 79 public campers so it looks like we'll be having a bumper year. Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 19/06/2015 16:34:44Report Post Report this
I see Marty booked in again another stalwart lol.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2015 13:42:34Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, have been in conversation with Tracy, your chief steward, and to avoid any confusion we are listing, in full, the "on-spec" prices for those who have not pre-booked but still wish to attend. Prices for camping for Friday after 2pm and Saturday before noon arrivals as follows; Camping for 2 adults and their children, 50 Solo camping, for one adult, 40 Prices for camping from Saturday NOON to 6pm Saturday; Camping for 2 adults and any children, 40 Solo camping, for one adult, 30 Prices for camping from 6pm Saturday; Camping for 2 adults and any children, 30 Solo camping, for one adult, 25 Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2015 13:56:06Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, your weekend booking incudes weekend passes for TWO adults. A few folk have asked me about prices for extra adults wishing to camp with them or visit. A FULL weekend wristband pass costs 16 per person and can be only purchased from your stewards, not the steam rally entrance. This wristband includes admission to the steam rally both days plus the Saturday night showground entertainment which is not open to the general public. Should any extra people/visitors not wish to buy the full weekend pass then 10 day tickets can be purchased at the steam rally entrance, not from your stewards. They will cost 10 for one day but cannot be used for the Saturday night admission to the showground. There are NO concessions on ticket prices this year as we have re-introduced free admission for children. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2015 14:03:00Report Post Report this
If anyone needs to contact me I'll be available 7 days a week from 9 to 5 in the run up to the steam rally. From Thursday 2nd July you can call me from 9am until 10pm. 07969 264 879 You can also email me 7 days a week up to and including Wednesday 1st July. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2015 16:56:54Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, just had an email from someone whose tickets haven't arrived! For clarity's sake here you go: The gates will be open after 2pm on the Friday afternoon. Please follow the signs for weekend caravans or weekend camping. We will be using some different fields to previous years but the entrance will be the usual one, directly opposite the main Elvaston Castle entrance. Please don't use any showground entrances as there won't be space to turn round! On arrival you will be given a registration form to fill in so please bring a pen! You will then be directed to your pitch; should you be a club member please make the gate steward aware of this. There will be time to set up your unit and settle in. Once that's done you need to take your registration form to the booking stewards who will exchange it for your envelope containing your wristbands, car and camping pass. Should there be extra adults in your party you may purchase their passes at that time. There will be a small discount on the gate prices and, more importantly, they will give access to the Saturday night event which is not open to the general public. On the Friday afternoon/evening you are most welcome to join us on the showground where there will be some trade stands open along with catering and the licensed marquee with entertainment. Please note your cheque will not be cashed until the week beginning Monday 28th June. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 21/06/2015 18:38:34Report Post Report this
Why don't people READ THE PAPER WORK on the down load forms.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 21/06/2015 18:48:04Report Post Report this
The booking in point will be a gazebo/marquee in middle of field from 2pm friday till approx 8pm friday, after that you will book in at stewards unit which is a brown trailer tent by main entrance to camping field
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2015 20:03:12Report Post Report this
I don't know, Geoff, perhaps for the same reason they don't read this thread, but the customer is always right so it keeps me out of mischief. I keep saying we must add, "Please keep checking the UK Campsite Elvaston Forum for regular updates." Then, by next Easter when I'm writing the forms, I'll have forgotten all about it again. Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/06/2015 12:05:22Report Post Report this
Yes was thinking adding it to the bottom of posting so its all ways pops up lol.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2015 12:55:05Report Post Report this
Trouble is, Geoff, folk log in to the main booking page to get the form then never so much as glance at the forum. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 17:00:05Report Post Report this
They don't know what they are missing
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2015 18:23:44Report Post Report this
All the banter on here is better than the telly any day! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2015 18:27:21Report Post Report this
Oh my goodness! The P O Box man has now had over 60 applications since Friday, eek; not all these will be UKCS though. It will be Friday before I can finalise the UKCS list and acknowledge all those cuttingitfine.com folk. Thank you to everyone attending and supporting our charities this year. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 18:42:25Report Post Report this
I can never understand leaving things to the last minute.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2015 18:51:06Report Post Report this
Agree, Barry, but some folk may have only just seen advertising for the event. Had a lady on the phone today who claimed she pre-books every year but was unaware of this year's rally, pre-booking and cut off date which puzzled me no end. She was really upset when she heard it really was, definitely, too late. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2015 18:52:17Report Post Report this
Besides, Barry, I rely on you to be my number one first one to book every year! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 18:55:14Report Post Report this
When you make a mistake its far better to put your hand up and say so, instead of its not my fault, its not like they change the date of the S/rally each year.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 19:05:40Report Post Report this
Have to say that in the last few days I don't know if I can now make it, I took my dog to the vet last Thursday because he was unwell the vet kept him and did X-rays he has a tumour on his heart, so its only a matter of time, the vet did say it was ok to take him with me in the caravan.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2015 19:08:11Report Post Report this
Oh no, Barry, that is just so sad. Hope he isn't suffering, hugs to you both. Pam x
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 22/06/2015 19:28:21Report Post Report this
Aww Barry, that's such sad news. Has the vet put him on any sort of medication? If he isn't suffering and the vet said it's okay to take him with you in the caravan then do, if it's something he's always enjoyed. Hugs to both of you x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 22/06/2015 19:40:35Report Post Report this
So sorry Barry. Hope he isnt in pain and that you can still make it xx
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 20:52:16Report Post Report this
He is not in any pain and he is now on medication he is sleeping a lot, I get little bursts on old Olly, he will go to the gate and have a bark and he is still walking about, I find he is moving his toys about but not running about with one in he's mouth. The vet showed me the X-rays and the sack around his heart has filled with what the vet thinks is blood from the tumour, Im hoping if I keep him quiet it will stop bleeding and the Frusemide and Prednisoione will clear it, he is peeing a lot which the vet said he will do.   
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 20:54:42Report Post Report this
Thanks every body for the kind thoughts.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/06/2015 22:47:10Report Post Report this
Hi mate keep a positive mind and as you said to us the vet said nothing we can do so take him with you also you will have all your mates with you.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2015 23:11:07Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2015 15:40:58Report Post Report this
Am now at the stage of enveloping up the passes BUT still finding folk using one UKCS member name for multiple applications. I know I've had a rant about this before so if this applies to your friends who aren't members there WILL be a 3 charge to pay on collection of their envelope. Please warn them to have some cash handy! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 23/06/2015 16:08:45Report Post Report this
 Hi Pam  Bet your blood pressure's thru the roof ? LOL  Have you thought of taking up TATTOOING ?  You deserve a BLOODY medal !!! (or five)  Stop ranting & SHOUT at them !!!! & if that don't work give them a SMACK at theback of the forehead !!!! LOL  Keep up the Sterling work !  Not many sleeps now ! LOL  Best Regards  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2015 16:46:46Report Post Report this
Thank you Steve and Angie....and this is before I start looking at the high finance!!! Enveloping applications is usually pretty straightforward using my system but incredibly time-consuming. Every envelope collected is a potential "spot the deliberate mistake" for your poor long-suffering booking stewards but they are superb at checking each one on opening so I'll apologise to everyone now for all my errors. Pam
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    Message posted by L + A on 24/06/2015 06:22:12Report Post Report this
Hi Pam I still can't see Av n Tom on the list but I know you have the form Sorry Lynda
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/06/2015 09:34:14Report Post Report this
Yeah i am sure that after you queried it Pam said she had form but wasnt on list. i tried to find post but it might have been one that got deleted. Am sure Pam will get back to you
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/06/2015 09:34:58Report Post Report this
just found that on page 9 says she has form
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2015 09:37:01Report Post Report this
Thanks, Linda, Sorry about that,if you email me privately with their name and address I will have another look through. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2015 09:45:49Report Post Report this
Thanks, Tracy, what a wonderful minder you are to me! I don't know what I'd do without you. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2015 13:01:15Report Post Report this
Please will someone rub my back, make me a stiff cup of tea and mutter, there there? Am quietly crawling walls here with phone calls and emails asking when the passes will arrive. IT WON'T and we haven't sent passes out for years now as is explained on the application form. If only folk could take the time and trouble to read the information it would save them a lot of worry and a lot of my time......and what about confirmation by telephone is not available? Does anyone seriously want to hold on while I search over 200 forms? Sorry for the rant and not being my usual sunny self but am trying hard to get your envelopes packaged up and I keep getting interrupted. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the majority of folk who fill in their forms properly, submit the details correctly on cheques and envelopes and understand the procedures we've tried hard to write in simple English. Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 24/06/2015 13:10:45Report Post Report this
One stiff cuppa coming right up Pam I can imagine how frustrated you're feeling - why don't people READ THE Bl**DY INFO!!! (Saying that, I hope I've done mine right! lol) You're doing a great job there and I'm sure it's much appreciated by everyone
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2015 15:04:13Report Post Report this
Prob preaching to the converted here but the reason we no longer send passes out is twofold. Firstly, you all know how Royal Fail generally don't deliver a few applications each year? Well when we used to post them out it doubled the problem instantly as some of the passes we posted out didn't arrive. Secondly, we had increasing amounts of fraud although why anyone would want to defraud a charity event run by volunteers is beyond me but more folk were doing it so we decided enough was enough an instigated the collection system. I know this is harder work for your stewards and more time consuming for them. It is also frustrating for our campers who like to have their passes but, for the time being, we're sticking with our current system. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/06/2015 16:58:48Report Post Report this
I've said it many times before, unbelievable each year Pam has to go thru the same **** they just don't care about other people as long as they are alright. Barry1984
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2015 16:27:38Report Post Report this
Another "preaching to the converted" message. If you've not had an email from me confirming your booking check your spam box. If still no email PLEASE don't contact the good folks at UKCS admin. All they can do is direct you to this thread to search for your username. They don't hold a copy of the attendees names, emails and addresses so won't be able to help you. It's usually impossible for me to run a check by phone as per page one of the rally/booking info/form. Email me camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2015 16:28:53Report Post Report this
Tomorrow morning I should be getting the last bundle of applications so will try to update the thread and email everyone who applied in the past week. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/06/2015 17:00:17Report Post Report this
Thanks again everybody for the good wishes for Olly, just been to the vet's and he is a lot better than he was, he will never be 100% again and will get worse over time but its ok to bring him to Elvaston as long as I don't got him excited to much so no ball throwing and chasing about.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2015 17:45:07Report Post Report this
WONDERFUL news, Barry, so pleased Olly is feeling a little better. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/06/2015 18:18:46Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 24/6/2015
Yeah i am sure that after you queried it Pam said she had form but wasnt on list. i tried to find post but it might have been one that got deleted. Am sure Pam will get back to you
Nich, Now I have better news for Olly any update for next week you have my email address.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 15:38:14Report Post Report this
Final Elvaston pre-booked list of applications received up to by the closing date of 20/6. Confirmation emails have been sent, where requested. Barry1984 Puma02 RichyB GeoffB Martra Alan Maughan murfanco landrover536 Patricia_Hickey Fireworks RobinH Neilsan Vicanna Mark40 Janice Sellors riowanda AndyVon SusieB8 Claire 0204 JAC59 domestiques Chawkie jimcartledge Townwalker2 Maggs0101 Shorty69 Perry1 Grandad Kelly The Leas Jessiesowner L+A Stuart24 Woodster289 bozerboy Janey123 Clive48 random ray Premdump Dondino Peterk2004 P Allman Nottsmale1103 Mazm Lisa Harwood Northlite K.C. Pittman Mart893 Bridge14 CampingBar Ifnotwhynot LWilliams57 Stu Handley Mick Smith Ady3030 magicgrotto BongoBaz Maz12 Peter37 Anthea Smith GFoster Marionw Suncamp Owner MillyMandy Frederick235 Bridge02 Basherbish Redrags fun4us Johnad Billybusa UKCS388860PNJ, Cara, your email address is bouncing. Andy Higham 5357 Frank Sheepyspuns Wendi Chillybeer Naomi04, Naomi, your email address is bouncing. Old Crofter Roger Wild Dan Rudds 100 Brimstreacle Francophile1947 FFspurs Clive Emery Paul Rowntree Grandadal Ladycake Goodinga2001, Andrew, your email bounced. Jimmaddy Peterwigs Miaandcrew Shonasmu Sueblo AlexBlack13 Dcombe Oakwood13 Spiderno7 Jimbob065 JanetandPaul Timmydum nich77 STEWARD sam817 STEWARD tam70 STEWARD iany STEWARD Av n Tom SimonFoster Chip Buttie Pork Scratchings Spam Fritter DawnBrookes1 Dimbles MandPete Kayleighardito Ovi Overson's Toerag Carolwhit Tqmsbaz PaulHutchy B16TSK Terry iannotts josnow 6201 Kellysam1 Alan.Parker Simon Bagshaw dampcamper32 Freddie15 Hadley06 Angela Brason murder within tent Tigermouse Paulaj61 th9009 Bresso Midhope Parkgate Pete Thank you, everyone, for your amazing support of this year's event. We look forward to seeing you all after 2pm next Friday. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 15:40:40Report Post Report this
WHEW!! Just a ton of paperwork and envelope stuffing to do now then the dreaded high finance. I treated myself to a posh new pink calculator this morning in the hope that it might help! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 15:41:22Report Post Report this
Ladycake, your new cheque arrived, thank you. Don't have your email addy to hand, sorry. Pam
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 26/06/2015 15:50:47Report Post Report this
WOW, that is absolutely loads of people, thanks Pam and it looks like a heatwave next weekend too.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 15:59:04Report Post Report this
Thanks, Bob, shhhhh, cautiously crossing everything for some sunshine! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 16:03:51Report Post Report this
If anyone couldn't make Elvaston this year but needs a steam fix there's a small rally we help with at Barton Gate, near Barton Under Needwood off the A38 near Burton on Trent. All proceeds are donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance. All being well The Nichs will be stewarding the camping section for us again. All details are at http://www.bartonsteam.co.uk/ Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/06/2015 16:15:34Report Post Report this
I make it 138 +/- this time round Pam Brill
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 16:24:53Report Post Report this
Thanks, Geoff, it's the biggest UKCS Elvaston meet in several years. Pam
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    Message posted by Robinh on 26/06/2015 16:29:54Report Post Report this
Just got out of hospital after motor crash so won't be able to take up my booking at Elvaston, in fact won't be doing much camping this year at all. A real bummer with the long range weather forecasts. Next year maybe.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 16:37:44Report Post Report this
A few of the recent applicants have said more than two adults will be attending. Hope everyone is aware of the extra 16 per person cost involved. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2015 17:14:35Report Post Report this
I'm now looking forward to next week, with a bit of luck my only problem will be keeping the dogs cool, I hope.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2015 17:32:31Report Post Report this
That's a nice "only problem" to have, Barry! Perhaps they could share tips with our 36 weeks pregnant daughter! Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 26/06/2015 17:49:37Report Post Report this
Hi Gang  This post's name needs changing !!!  To STORM THE CASTLE !!! LOL  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 26/06/2015 17:53:50Report Post Report this
 Other castle's are available of course !!   Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by ladycake on 26/06/2015 20:47:17Report Post Report this
good glad its sorted.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2015 22:02:42Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 26/6/2015
That's a nice "only problem" to have, Barry! Perhaps they could share tips with our 36 weeks pregnant daughter! Pam
Well the dogs go under my caravan in the shaded cool grass, pretty sure they won't mind if your daughter wants to join them they will expect lots of stroking tho.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/06/2015 23:47:26Report Post Report this
Ladycake as its your first time you are welcome to join our little group 5 vans and 1 tent up to now, just ask the stewards Tracy and Alan where we are at.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 27/06/2015 08:01:11Report Post Report this
we always know your whereabouts dont we geoff
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    Message posted by ladycake on 27/06/2015 09:09:26Report Post Report this
thankyou! i can`t wait for friday
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 27/06/2015 09:52:34Report Post Report this
I'm hoping I can still make it. I intended coming down on Friday but my ex's funeral is that day so I'm not sure if I'll be up to going anywhere afterwards - added to that I've now got another dog to think about as well. I suppose I'll just see how I feel and maybe come on Saturday morning instead.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 27/06/2015 11:15:21Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 27/6/2015
we always know your whereabouts dont we geoff
Did you miss my post question!! Barry1984
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    Message posted by geoffb on 27/06/2015 13:26:15Report Post Report this
Nich77 Tracy Barry lost your email addy do you still have his. Needs to ask you something before we go to the rally.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 27/06/2015 13:43:47Report Post Report this
i will contact him via facebook then he can forward message to you
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    Message posted by ladycake on 27/06/2015 14:58:26Report Post Report this
just a question: is there any of the following usually at this rally: cream teas fudge/ sweeties cake candy floss
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    Message posted by geoffb on 27/06/2015 16:10:27Report Post Report this
Candy floss cream teas sweets ordinary and for me biabetic sweets and fudge fudge fish chips pork baps etc. and beer you are well catered for lol.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 27/06/2015 16:45:51Report Post Report this
omg, i`m in heaven! is there cideeeerrr
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 27/06/2015 19:54:02Report Post Report this
That's my DIET out the window then !!!!    LOL  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by geoffb on 27/06/2015 21:50:56Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 27/6/2015
I'm hoping I can still make it. I intended coming down on Friday but my ex's funeral is that day so I'm not sure if I'll be up to going anywhere afterwards - added to that I've now got another dog to think about as well. I suppose I'll just see how I feel and maybe come on Saturday morning instead.
We will be looking out for you Eunice.
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    Message posted by Pork scratchings on 28/06/2015 01:00:46Report Post Report this
Can you have a fire pit on the site?
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    Message posted by geoffb on 28/06/2015 08:33:21Report Post Report this
May be not as the Field is rented to the Steam rally from a agriculture organization I believe but not shure.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 28/06/2015 09:08:14Report Post Report this
No in the info and regulation sheet it says open bbqs may be used as lond as off the ground .Open fires are strictly forbidden.
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    Message posted by L + A on 28/06/2015 14:55:57Report Post Report this
3 of us are coming together 2 caravans and 1 tent can the tent pitch along side us or do tents have to go separate to van s thx
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    Message posted by nich77 on 28/06/2015 15:43:31Report Post Report this
Yeah no problem with that .if you all arriving in convoy just all pitch alongside eachother as long as the required distances between units are adhered too. If someone arrives before others just tell the stewards pitching that you want to save 2 pitches and they will sort it for you
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    Message posted by geoffb on 28/06/2015 18:28:20Report Post Report this
Was not shore regarding fires as we don't bother at rally Tracy. MMM if I remember right its your birthday soon same as Becca lol.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 28/06/2015 18:54:19Report Post Report this
yes geoff mine is saturday . i think beccas is wednesday lol.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2015 11:04:57Report Post Report this
Cheques were at the bank first thing this morning. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2015 11:16:47Report Post Report this
If your booking confirmation hasn't arrived and you're not listed here as attending the event PLEASE don't ring me up about it as there probably won't be anything I can do by phone. Please email me and I'll see what I can sort out. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by ladycake on 29/06/2015 13:50:52Report Post Report this
whats the ground like there, which pegs shall i bring?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2015 14:23:36Report Post Report this
Err, this weekend it was grass growing with soil underneath! LOL. We were there from Friday to last night in our motorhome showing our steam roller at the Derbyshire County Show. The ground is actually pretty compacted and if we don't have any more rain between now and then it should stay rock hard. Perhaps bring both sets of pegs to be on the safe side. Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 29/06/2015 16:35:15Report Post Report this
Second that pam lol. Ladycake we carry rock pegs if stuck. Pam are we all in the left hand fields this year.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 29/06/2015 17:06:00Report Post Report this
Geoff we will enter onto field through normal gate, then the generator users are on a separate field over on left hand side . Dont worry geoff we wont let barry get lost
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2015 17:24:56Report Post Report this
Thanks, Tracy, you just beat me to it! Barry, bless him, can get lost with a prat nav going somewhere he's been for many years so I wouldn't hold my breath for him not getting lost this year. I wonder how many folk will stagger, exhausted, back to the campsite then wonder why they are looking for their unit in the middle of a car park?! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 29/06/2015 18:36:02Report Post Report this
I will not get lost, so there.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 29/06/2015 21:42:42Report Post Report this
i seem to have a selection of pegs.....tents, sims,stoves. i must stop buying stuff!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2015 22:14:42Report Post Report this
Never say never, Barry Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 29/06/2015 22:21:18Report Post Report this
Ladycake you are no different than any other campers I have now three tents left and 4 types of owning's. Borry wont get lost as Neilsan me and Barry are all traverling together from our storage area on the A52 east of town all the way to Barrowash.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 30/06/2015 09:25:19Report Post Report this
Barrowash.thats why you get lost lol its Borrowash
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2015 12:44:32Report Post Report this
And Elvaston, not as Geoff said earlier!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 30/06/2015 13:19:26Report Post Report this
He's Dis!!!! Oh B****r can't spell.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 30/06/2015 13:39:03Report Post Report this
lol
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 30/06/2015 13:56:27Report Post Report this
 Prat nav's are ace !!!  Have you ever tryed doing a U turn on a MOTORWAY ????  Make's life interesting !!!!! LOL  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 30/06/2015 14:11:15Report Post Report this
You should have been with me 2 years ago when they had put a new road in wound up in a front garden, I think you go brain dead when using sat nav you know it's wrong but still keep going anyway
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    Message posted by mark40 on 30/06/2015 14:41:18Report Post Report this
I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you Pam and the gang for all your hard work in the lead up to this weekend. Its looking like its going to be a lovely weekend weather wise, so i hope it all goes smoothly for you..this will be our 3rd year and always had a lovely time at a well Organised event..Will hopefully see you there just after 2..thanks again pam..
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2015 14:57:18Report Post Report this
Thank you for your kind words, Mark. They came JUST at the right time. Must have had around a dozen calls today from UKCS members who seem totally unaware of this thread and unable to check their emails. Even had one lady who said she'd booked with UKCS but didn't know what a username was or how to get here to check the thread. Looking forward to seeing everyone, all being well, daughter permitting. Decision day for her tomorrow at hospital. Our motorhome will be on the showground from Thursday night so do say hello if your passing Saturday and Sunday. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2015 15:05:09Report Post Report this
URGENT WARNING..... We have had a message from Derbyshire County Council regarding the high temperatures expected over the next few days which is triggering a Level Two Alert. It boils down to There are lots of simple steps people can take to stay safe during the high temperatures. Our advice includes: staying out of direct sun and especially between 11am and 3pm drinking plenty of water and non-alcoholic drinks keeping bedrooms and living spaces cool by closing curtains on windows that face the sun and opening windows at cooler times of the day or overnight if safe to do so without posing a home security risk turning off non-essential lights and electrical items as these can generate heat wearing UV sunglasses to reduce UV exposure to the eyes, applying sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection and wearing a hat wearing light loose-fitting cotton clothes to minimise the risk of sunburn looking out for others especially vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses don't leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially babies, young children or animals. Thanks for reading Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2015 16:29:39Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, not sure if anyone will be able to see this? If so may be useful to the newbies. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153435898194921&set=p.10153435898194921&type=1 Camping for Blue Badge holders will be on the field near the B5010 opposite the main Castle entrance. The rest of the campers will be further up the usual main field. The genny field will be top right of the picture as you look at it. HTH Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2015 16:33:45Report Post Report this
PLEASE take extra care this year as the caravan/camping fields share a common entrance with the car park fields. The pedestrian exit will be pointed out to you as will the caravan exit which is through another field. Please don't try to walk in and out through the vehicle entrance as it's likely to be very busy. Pam
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    Message posted by perry1 on 30/06/2015 22:15:02Report Post Report this
Hi just a little worried my username perry1 is on the list on page 8 ,but i've had no confirmation email (am sure i ticked the yes box on the form )also my cheque hasn't been banked. Sorry for any added work of chasing this enquiry up i'm aware of how busy you are with being nosey and following this thread
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2015 22:27:14Report Post Report this
Hi Perry1, please email me urgently with your full name and address and I will check this out for you. Assume you've checked your spam box? Cheques were banked yesterday but I will be able to sort this out for you. Thanks Pam camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk
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    Message posted by perry1 on 30/06/2015 22:34:20Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 30/6/2015
Hi Perry1, please email me urgently with your full name and address and I will check this out for you. Assume you've checked your spam box? Cheques were banked yesterday but I will be able to sort this out for you. Thanks Pam Hi pam just sent email with my details camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk
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    Message posted by pamcram on 01/07/2015 10:28:25Report Post Report this
Thanks, Perry1, another satisfied customer. No idea why so many of the confirmation emails went into spam boxes this year. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 01/07/2015 10:29:26Report Post Report this
Your booking in stewards will have some UKCS stickers should anyone need one. Pam
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    Message posted by Andyvon on 01/07/2015 13:16:43Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 01/7/2015
Your booking in stewards will have some UKCS stickers should anyone need one. Pam
Hi Pam Will there be any laminated Banners as well? Hope you are now on top of everything and looking forward to a stress free show. You certainly deserve it for all the work you do on our behalf.It is much appreciated. Hope to see you with your roller
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    Message posted by pamcram on 01/07/2015 19:32:15Report Post Report this
Will be leaving home tomorrow in the motorhome for our showground pitch with our steamroller, Chichester. I'll have my laptop and hope to be able to catch up with emails at some point but, if anything urgent crops up please give me a ring. My phone will be on 9am to 10 pm each day. 07969 264879 Looks like we may have some liquid sunshine over the weekend so be prepared! Have a safe journey everyone and a great rally. No doubt I'll catch up with some of you over the weekend. Over and Out! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 01/07/2015 19:36:21Report Post Report this
Thank you, AndyVon, no, Ratty's not attending this year so no banners, I'm afraid, just stickers and leaflets. Pam
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    Message posted by Mucker1884 on 03/07/2015 15:10:50Report Post Report this
OK... Own up... Which one of you broke down on the flyover leading from City Centre to Pride Park at lunch time? It was big, it was black, and it was staying exactly where it stopped! No way was I offering to help push that bloody monster out of the way... besides, the ever-growing queue behind it wasn't holding me up, as I was heading in the opposite direction! Hope it got sorted, and it's safely on the show ground by now. Looks like we'll be cycling by tomorrow... I'll give you all a wave, even though I don't know any of you! Enjoy, folks.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 03/07/2015 15:12:35Report Post Report this
not gonna make it today, something came up. maybe tomorrow if thats okay?
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    Message posted by Mucker1884 on 04/07/2015 08:48:15Report Post Report this
WOW!! Now that was a storm!! Seriously hope you lot are all safe, well, and in one piece!! Couldn't help thinking of you all last night/this morning, despite being 6 miles away from you... in my solid and secure bedroom! Here's to a little more calm, for the rest of your stay!
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    Message posted by Secret-cake-eater on 05/07/2015 08:41:33Report Post Report this
Wow what a great event and saw an incredible woman that would love to get in touch with but no idea of her name
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    Message posted by ladycake on 05/07/2015 17:04:38Report Post Report this
hello, back from elvaston! it was nice to put faces to names! showers were fab. had a lovely time, BUT i saw on numerous occaisons men emptying their toilet containers in the loos , hence splashback etc galore. kinda gross best bit disposal for these was NEXT to the line of loos! maybe i`ll camp next to a hedge in a quiet corner next year...... i would have said something but little me agaisnt some butch bloke??
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 05/07/2015 17:05:17Report Post Report this
Welcome back all, hope you all had fun. We have set up a gallery for those that wish to share pictures and you can access this here And the password is     hillside
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2015 22:19:41Report Post Report this
Hi Honeys, we're ho-ome! Hope those who left today arrived home safely. There were a lot of units remaining on the camping field. It was great to meet so many new people and catch up with "old" friends. A BIG thank you to everyone for bearing with your stewards on what was a difficult year given the change of fields due to issues with rally car parking which were beyond our control. Thank you for your support of our event. This was the highest ever number of campers at Elvaston so I'd like to personally thank all the stewards who did an amazing job and worked their socks off all weekend. Tracy and Alan will be doing it all over again at Barton Gate Steam Rally and Family Festival in just 2 week's time so I hope they have recovered by then. Good luck, Guys! Pam
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    Message posted by millymandy on 06/07/2015 11:14:46Report Post Report this
We have had an absolutely great weekend and the stewards were brilliant
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/07/2015 11:21:35Report Post Report this
Thank you for your kind words, Mandy. I hope they will read this when they get home. Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 06/07/2015 12:12:47Report Post Report this
Absolutely FANTASTIC weekend!  weather was great other than the little shower & the fireworks ! LOL  I say shower because that's wot I got woke up by !  why am I getting wet ?  forgot to shut the skylights on van !!!!! Laugh ! Ange was crying !! LOL but thats part of the adventure !  Nice to meet Pam & Dave for the first time  Alan there shude be a LAW about blokes in burmuda shorts!! LOL  & as for prat navs ! Ange dont like motorways at the best of times so set to avoid I'v never been over so meny speedbumps to get somewere !  Just got home in time ! van back on yard , 3 dogs back from dads , cup of tea ! for another storm to pass thru !  Heard tell that there were a couple of SCROTS about to spoil someones weekend! good job they dint spoil mine as there were about 5 JCB's at the show that i'm shure 1 of the drivers would have dug a nice big Hole for me to put wot was left of the offenders when I'd finnished with them !!!  Hope you all got home safe  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by nich77 on 06/07/2015 13:26:24Report Post Report this
We have made it home when left field only Tigermouse was left abandoned just loading last few bits into van. Alan who spent most of weekend trying to fix water taps was asleep in car before we got onto M1. Hope you all had a good time despite a few hiccups we try our best guys
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/07/2015 15:46:31Report Post Report this
Now back home, want to say many thanks to Pam and all the helpers for making it a great week end.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/07/2015 16:12:55Report Post Report this
Thank you, Barry, Steve and Ange. All thanks for the actual weekend go to Tracy, Alan and co. They did a magnificent job this year under difficult circumstances beyond our control. They worked endlessly from the committee site meeting on Tuesday and were still working when we left at 8 last night. They all deserve a medal as big as a dustbin lid! Pam
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    Message posted by Secret-cake-eater on 06/07/2015 16:21:43Report Post Report this
Hopefully next year the night security will be better. Day security was good though
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    Message posted by ladycake on 06/07/2015 16:59:39Report Post Report this
were there problems??? all quiet in the gen field. only problem i have is sunburnt shoulders lol!
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    Message posted by nich77 on 06/07/2015 17:03:55Report Post Report this
A few minor incidents and just some logistical problems due to car park positioning.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/07/2015 17:15:37Report Post Report this
Fingers crossed we are back to our usual fields next year! Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 06/07/2015 17:42:16Report Post Report this
 SO where were you on the jenny field Ladycake ?  me and ange were were at the very bottom next to the Big tree !  Van sideways Truck faceing towards main road !  Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 06/07/2015 18:16:25Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 06/7/2015
We have made it home when left field only Tigermouse was left abandoned just loading last few bits into van.
I certainly didn't feel abandoned, I love being on my own It took me longer than usual to pack up this time - usually everything goes in the van exactly the same way every time but this time I had to rearrange things to make room for the extra dog in the middle, and it took some doing. I've never played Camping Tetris until today I left at 12.20, had a good journey back until I got up the M6 north of Knutsford then I hit queue after queue - must think of an alternative route for next year. Ladycake, sorry I didn't get to see you but I didn't know who or what I was looking for - I was in the genny field right at the top end on the left, blue tent all on its own. Thanks to Pam, stewards and everyone else for a great weekend - and if there's anyone who didn't see the steel band playing in the beer tent then you missed a treat, they were brilliant, and I hope they are there again next year.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 06/07/2015 19:00:21Report Post Report this
somewhere in the middle near geoff!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/07/2015 19:26:24Report Post Report this
You was behind Me! when I looked again there you was gone never saw you again glad you enjoyed it.
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    Message posted by ladycake on 06/07/2015 19:30:04Report Post Report this
tempted to go to another meet now.....started something.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 06/07/2015 23:07:02Report Post Report this
we was further up near the tree with Shorty and Garry's tent.
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 06/07/2015 23:23:21Report Post Report this
Awesome wk end yet again. Met some fab people and pets. Watched an amazing storm. Kept my eye on Geoff 😈 The stewards are always fab even when they tease with their bacon butties 😉 For anyone who didn't go....your loss 👅 Many thanks to all for a job well done See you all next year
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    Message posted by ladycake on 07/07/2015 13:00:54Report Post Report this
sooooo barry was you the chap standing there while i was pitching/ chucking stuff in the tent? i couldn`t work out if you were admiring my pitching skills or just looking at my arse lol! i did turn the tent round to face the other way as it was a pretty field and much less horse manure about.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/07/2015 16:06:28Report Post Report this
Cheeky, no I was the one at the caravan when you were introduced to me I asked if you wanted any help to give me a shout, I was also the one with two dopy dogs, one who I swear trained with Houdini, I never caught her on an escape! still none the wiser how she did it.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/07/2015 16:43:04Report Post Report this
Sorry I didn't get the chance to catch up with you, Geoff & Co, Barry. Looking after family, engine crew, visitors and feeding what, at times, felt like the 5,000, it was non-stop all weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/07/2015 16:51:30Report Post Report this
Thats ok we couldn't have timed it worse when you were feeding the 5,000. It really was a great week-end. Thanks again.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/07/2015 17:22:51Report Post Report this
Next year, eh, Barry? I always enjoy our chats. Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 07/07/2015 22:07:25Report Post Report this
We don't expect to get to see you every time Pam if you there and free its a bonus lol.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/07/2015 09:47:37Report Post Report this
Thanks, Geoff x Elvaston is, for us, like most of our rallies; we see folk there that we only ever see once a year except for weddings and funerals hence us always having a packed unit. Pam
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    Message posted by Grandad Kenny on 13/07/2015 08:30:43Report Post Report this
This was our first one with grown up kids and the grandchildren. The steam fair was absolutely brilliant and so cheap for the grandkids to enjoy the rides, all the arena events and the static displays were also cracking, unfortunately there were a few bits that need a bit of thought in the camping and caravanning area. No showers on the Saturday morning due to a soaked generator, only open for a couple of hours without any prior notification of the timings being posted anywhere but on the shower door. Portaloos worked well but as always, always need cleaning! But whichever individual thought of the traffic plan for exiting from the public car park needs their head testing, exiting traffic passed between the caravans/tents and the loos, so what was a safe journey involved what was in essence crossing a busy road for the majority of Sunday afternoon, not good for kids. Oh and to the thieving toe-rag who stole my grandsons toys from under the canopy, what did you gain, two broken toys he had since a baby, you are the scum we don't need in the camping and caravanning fraternity!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/07/2015 15:25:39Report Post Report this
For all off you that meet Cassie I took her to the Vets this morning she was having difficulty breathing, this afternoon she was put to sleep, she was full of tumours in her lungs throat. I will miss her wanderings. Barry.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 13/07/2015 15:35:48Report Post Report this
so sorry Barry. Just glad you bought her to rally and got to spend time in the van with her xx
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/07/2015 16:54:30Report Post Report this
Oh, Barry, my thoughts are with you at this sad time but was pleased to see her at her final Elvaston when she looked so happy to be there. Be kind to yourself, my friend. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/07/2015 17:50:30Report Post Report this
Favour needed, please. Have heard from a few folks who had probs with their sat-nav taking them to the wrong place and getting stuck with their units. They are telling me we give the wrong postcode. I'd like to do a quick poll of how many were sent to the right place and how many the wrong one? We are thinking of not putting the postcode on the booking form, just giving advice to follow the brown signs. Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by Grandad Kenny on 16/07/2015 21:45:15Report Post Report this
Used the instructions in the letter reference the turn off and follow the brown signs, postcode was taking us past the borrowash turn off, son used postcode and ended up at wrong place. Why not give the GPS coordinates of the car park entrance, far more useful and you can easily get them off google earth (just a thought) Best regards
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    Message posted by Grandad Kenny on 16/07/2015 21:51:50Report Post Report this
Just looked on Google Earth and the image is when the steam fair is on so even easier to get the GPS coordinates to the camping area Regards
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/07/2015 10:38:34Report Post Report this
Thank you, Grandad Kenny GPS co-ordinates ay be a better option although for some strange reason most sat-navs get it right. Pam
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    Message posted by magicgrotto on 17/07/2015 11:56:16Report Post Report this
Morning Pam Hope your well ? Prat Nav got us there ! be it though every road had a speed BUMP ! or 10 ! lol Mist the M1 turn but we got there safe Used the post code Steve & Ange
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/07/2015 12:21:17Report Post Report this
Thank you, Steve and Ange, glad to hear you found us OK. I find it really odd that a small minority of sat-navs take our visitors to the wrong place. What I don't like is when people get cross with ME! I do think sat-navs need to be used in conjunction with common sense and not followed slavishly though! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/07/2015 12:25:25Report Post Report this
Thanks for the Cassie reply, as for the postcode I think its a certain sat nav company that still flogs out of date maps. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/07/2015 12:56:05Report Post Report this
Thank you, Barry. Hope you are coping and have friends around Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/07/2015 13:17:27Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, I now have to find Olly a new pal from somewhere Cassie was a great dog always and her nose in the long grass or finding people that would stroke her, she is missed very much by both of us.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/07/2015 11:35:03Report Post Report this
Only just caught up with this as I've had no internet access for a week. Barry, I'm so sorry to read about Cassie, she was a lovely dog and I know how much you and Olly must miss her. I'm sure you'll find the right companion for Olly soon - take care of yourself my friend x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/07/2015 13:33:42Report Post Report this
Thank you Tigermouse, it was so unexpected Olly is the one with a heart tumour, but poor old Cassie was riddled with them, I thought it was a fur-ball she was trying to cough up when I took her to the vets.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/08/2015 21:42:05Report Post Report this
I now have a new border collie called Betty, at the moment she is very timid but already beats Olly getting into the car, also Olly seems to have a new lease of life since Betty has been here.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 11/08/2015 21:44:22Report Post Report this
What lovely news Barry, I'm glad you and Olly have found a new friend. How old is she?
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/08/2015 22:09:09Report Post Report this
Dogs trust said 3 to 5 years!! but my vet and myself think about 1year to 18 months, I think it was fate, I saw a photo of Betty at dogs trust rang them up and was told she had been taken, so I drove over to dogstrust on the Sunday but nothing was suitable, on the Monday afternoon I typed into google, looking to give a collie a home in south Lincolnshire and the first thing to pop up was a dog called Betty!! I thought the last dog I looked at was called Betty also, so I telephoned the number and wound up at dogstrust again!! I said to them I was only there yesterday why didn't you show her to me then, it turned out the people that had booked Betty never turned up the next day for their meet and greet, so she was available again. The rest is history she is settling in well.   
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 11/08/2015 22:16:06Report Post Report this
That was definitely fate Barry, she was meant to be yours. I'll look forward to meeting her at Elvaston next year
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/08/2015 22:20:25Report Post Report this
Hope so see you there, next job getting her used to the caravan. Cassie will never be forgotten, and I loved her selective deafness when what she was doing was more important than coming when I called her.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 11/08/2015 22:26:20Report Post Report this
I think all dogs can be selectively deaf when they want to be - my little Sugar was a bugger for it but I loved her to bits and was devastated when she gave in to kidney failure just a week before last Christmas.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/08/2015 11:39:48Report Post Report this
They certainly know how to get into your heart.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/09/2015 18:28:43Report Post Report this
For anybody that knew Olly the collie he died yesterday, so in less than 5 months I've lost my sister and both dogs, what a s**te year so far.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 07/09/2015 19:06:38Report Post Report this
Awww Barry, that's awful news, I'm so sorry. I really don't know what to say, just give yourself time to grieve and maybe when the time is right you can think about getting a friend for Betty. xx
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/09/2015 19:16:05Report Post Report this
Oh Barry, my heart goes out to you. Am so sorry to hear you lost your sister and poor Ollie; you must be devastated with it all coming so soon after Cassie's passing. I hope you have some good friends who will support you at this sad time. Gentle hugs Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/09/2015 19:46:19Report Post Report this
Thanks for all the kind thoughts
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    Message posted by dazid1 on 03/01/2016 21:54:13Report Post Report this
Is this on again this year
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 03/01/2016 22:10:50Report Post Report this
No reason why it shouldn't be, booking for camping starts round about Easter.
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 04/01/2016 07:50:46Report Post Report this
Hiya, yep, listed in the events diary
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/01/2016 10:19:49Report Post Report this
Happy New Year, Everyone! Thank you for your post, AdminBob. We look forward to working with UKCS again this year. Thanks, Tigermouse, for confirming we will indeed have the booking form up shortly after Easter. Will need to start working on it soon as Easter falls in March this year. Pamcram
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/01/2016 11:40:26Report Post Report this
Happy new year Pam lets hope its better than the last year.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/01/2016 12:52:05Report Post Report this
Happy New Year to you, too, Barry, especially after the year you had last year. Our New Year was different as 5 month old Jude was rushed into hospital New Year's Eve so it's been a very worrying time. Luckily he's on the mend again now and came home last night. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/01/2016 13:36:45Report Post Report this
Thats good hope you all keep well, get that boiler de clagged and ready for Elvaston
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 04/01/2016 14:59:46Report Post Report this
Really looking forward to this year's Elvaston though I'll be back to two dogs again. My ex partner's dog Sam, who I brought with me last time, sadly died last week; he'd only been with me for six months but I miss him like crazy. Sorry to hear about Jude Pam, I hope he gets better soon.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/01/2016 15:10:48Report Post Report this
De-clagging the boiler is the least of Chichester's problems. Big job on this winter needing a back roll off and new bearings making amongst other things, Barry. Tigermouse sorry to hear of the loss of Sam, you're bound to be missing him, 6 months is early days yet. Pamcram x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/01/2016 15:50:24Report Post Report this
Sorry Tigermouse its always a bad time when you loose a pal no matter how long you have had them.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/01/2016 15:53:24Report Post Report this
I would think the bearings are brass! And I made a few of them in my time in the boiler works, and hand filed a few gears that had broken.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 05/01/2016 18:34:43Report Post Report this
Happy New Year to all our rally friends. Hope to see you all at beginning of July xx Pam i will get email off to you in next week or so sorry for delay xxx
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/01/2016 20:11:45Report Post Report this
Happy new year Nich and family see you at Elvaston but it may be in a camper van if I can sell my caravan in time.
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    Message posted by Carrievan69 on 05/01/2016 23:27:37Report Post Report this
Happy new year to everyone......As we have now sold our motorhome and bought a caravan , this year will be our 1st away at Elvaston in the van....We couldn't make it 2015 as we got married the week after So hopefully we will get to meet more of you on here. ...We were know as "Taffy Motorhome" ...so please come and say hello .... Look forward to the rally again.. Steve & Christine
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/01/2016 11:35:20Report Post Report this
So now its Taffy Caravan.
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    Message posted by Carrievan69 on 06/01/2016 13:00:49Report Post Report this
Barry. No it's not , it was the name that was on the motorhome when we bought it..:-)
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/01/2016 14:16:09Report Post Report this
HaHa.
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    Message posted by nicola1972 on 25/01/2016 21:06:53Report Post Report this
What's the date of 2016 rally?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/01/2016 22:30:43Report Post Report this
It's always the first FULL weekend in July, Nicola, this year will be 2nd and 3rd July, Camping is from Friday 1st July at 2pm to noon on Monday 4th July. HTH Pamcram
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 26/01/2016 08:11:28Report Post Report this
Hiya, all details and links to the booking form when it opens at Easter are in the Events Diary
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/03/2016 22:42:29Report Post Report this
Are we on count down
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/03/2016 10:10:01Report Post Report this
Regulars, please read this year's booking form VERY carefully once it's online after Easter as there will be a LOT of major changes. Failure to note these will mean your booking will not be able to be processed as I will be unaware of any problems until it's too late for the advanced bookings. A bit of advanced info, some of you may be pleased to hear that this year, in addition to cheque and Postal Order advanced payments, our new treasurer, who is taking over the finance side of things, will be accepting payments through BACS. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/03/2016 13:49:00Report Post Report this
Alright I'll be the first to ask what is BACS.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/03/2016 16:00:55Report Post Report this
Your guess was as good as mine until last week, Barry! It's a direct bank transfer payment from one bank to another; in this case from a camper's bank to the steam rally account hence everything has to be spot on as I'm no longer dealing with the money side of things, the new treasurer is. The general view is that it will be easier for people to do as many folk no longer have a cheque book. We usually have a large number of enquiries about BACS so people have more payment options. For the benefit of people who don't do Internet Banking and the like we still have payment by cheque or Postal Order so no one needs to worry. Everyone who books in advance can pay by whatever method is most convenient to them. For those who come on spec it's still cash only. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/03/2016 17:05:34Report Post Report this
What about Paypal, thats easy to do.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/03/2016 17:41:23Report Post Report this
Sorry, Barry, Paypal not available. Carry on writing cheques! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/03/2016 18:27:06Report Post Report this
Will do, with a bit of luck I'll be in a camper van if I can sell my caravan in time, got caught up in a money laundering and caravan theft scam, but they weren't quite clever enough to catch me, I still have a cheque for 15,550euro if they want their cheque back.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/03/2016 18:52:24Report Post Report this
Oh, Barry, that sounds AWFUL...you'll have to tell me about it when we see you. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/03/2016 19:11:25Report Post Report this
Will do, I advertised on here and another site.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/03/2016 13:11:55Report Post Report this
Forms are being prepared ready to send to Ratty! Exciting times but will say again even if you've been attending the rally for over 30 years PLEASE read the new info/form very carefully Pamcram
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/03/2016 16:56:41Report Post Report this
Will do
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    Message posted by geoffb on 09/03/2016 23:29:46Report Post Report this
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
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    Message posted by becca307 on 12/03/2016 22:18:20Report Post Report this
Thinking of joining you this year and also may bring some newbies with us x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/03/2016 11:05:15Report Post Report this
GREAT news, Becca, get them signed up to UKCS for their discount! Yes, we're still offering members a discount for pre-booking. Once that closes the price for all on the day is 50 with a discount for singles. Really recommend booking this year. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 13/03/2016 15:35:42Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 13/3/2016
GREAT news, Becca, get them signed up to UKCS for their discount! Yes, we're still offering members a discount for pre-booking. Once that closes the price for all on the day is 50 with a discount for singles. Really recommend booking this year. Pam
Already got them on here and told them they have to book themselves. How much is it this year please? Thanks for all the work you do Pam x
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    Message posted by riowanda on 18/03/2016 15:10:09Report Post Report this
We went last year for the 1st time, and really enjoyed it. Cant wait to go this year, hoping weather is great again. How will we recognise other members of this forum?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/03/2016 15:18:31Report Post Report this
We have managed to hold last year's special UKCS discount price which was 37 for a couple/family and 28 for a single person hence it's REALLY important that only members book using the UKCS form. Those who aren't members can either join free or pay the 40 general public advanced booking price. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/03/2016 15:21:51Report Post Report this
Hi Riowanda, some UKCS members have flags or UKCS stickers in their window. Due to the large number of campers it is no longer possible to separate the UKCS members from public campers as we did many years ago. Alan and Tracy, your chief stewards, would have a fit of the vapours at the very thought of segregating units! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/03/2016 15:25:52Report Post Report this
Advance warning.... This year the opening/closing and booking in times will be altering. We realise this may mean some of you will be unable to attend but there are sound reasons for this and for 2016 will not be subject to further changes. Full details will be on your booking form so please read VERY carefully. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/03/2016 16:29:39Report Post Report this
"O"ere, we keep being warned bet we muck it up somewhere.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/03/2016 16:42:22Report Post Report this
I'm not owdin me breff, Barry! My main point is that people read the first page and form carefully. There will be a different name on the cheques but the cheque system is still the same, ie, won't be cashed until the week prior to the rally. Car reg will be essential this year. I know some folk change their motor between booking and the rally but as long as we're aware of any changes that's fine. The envelope system for your passes and wristbands remains the same, I just hope everyone can get it right as I don't think it's too hard. It's hard for me though to have to write out lots of envelopes and fill in details on the back of cheques when folk haven't realised or bothered what needs doing. We've also tried to make it very clear where the camping field actually is as there are a few sat navs which deliver people to the wrong address then they get cross with me for leading them astray with the wrong postcode! This year am hoping no one takes a range rover and 28 foot caravan down someone's private drive! I really wanted the paperwork to say don't use a sat nav to find us, use your common sense but that wasn't allowed! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/03/2016 16:59:31Report Post Report this
It's a pity the RAC or AA can't put signs out it is a big event. I have a feeling that a certain sat nav that has a blokes name is to blame you know who you are.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/03/2016 17:13:15Report Post Report this
Ay??? TomTom?!! The signs you talk about are horrendously expensive especially as Elvaston Castle is largely brown signed. Everyone needs to follow those signs to get to the B5010 or, for those thechy minded it's 525340.0N 12314.9W. I can tell you, with everything crossed, that camping should hopefully be in the fields slap bang opposite the main castle entrance with the genny field reverting to its usual place. Again, all being well public car parking will be moved to another field. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/03/2016 17:29:43Report Post Report this
Great stuff, C.U. there
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    Message posted by nich77 on 18/03/2016 18:35:12Report Post Report this
Hi all Sorry we cannot separate ukcs anymore but with the numbers attending and trying to get everyone pitched it would be more of a nightmare than already is lol.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/03/2016 18:47:34Report Post Report this
I will no doubt hopefully be able to find a quiet little corner as per usual Looking forward to seeing everyone again
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    Message posted by nich77 on 18/03/2016 18:49:11Report Post Report this
Yeah sure we will be able to sort you out lol
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 18/03/2016 18:52:08Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by riowanda on 18/3/2016
We went last year for the 1st time, and really enjoyed it. Cant wait to go this year, hoping weather is great again. How will we recognise other members of this forum?
Hiya, lots of members print out personalised UKCS banners
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/03/2016 19:31:13Report Post