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CANCELLED Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend July 2016

The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd 2016. 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.

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 1pm on Friday 1st July to noon on Monday 4th 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. If you prefer you can arrive on Saturday before 1pm.

The all inclusive advanced price of 37 covers 2 adults and their children under 16 years. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of 28 for the weekend.

Download your booking form here

Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 18th June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.

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 pamcram on 06/04/2016 17:53:42Report Post Report this
Thank you VERY much, AdminBob. Out of interest does the idea of being able to pay by BACS appeal to anyone? We've had several enquiries in the past about this. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 06/04/2016 18:09:49Report Post Report this
You are very welcome Pam and lets hope the bookings go well this year. I personally think being able to pay by bank transfer is superb. Thanks for your help Pam and all the very best.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/04/2016 18:34:04Report Post Report this
Thanks, AdminBob, I can take no credit whatsoever for the BACS payment idea. We have a new treasurer who is taking over all aspects of the finances as she is a Bank Manager in "real life" so one job less for me to think about! Pamcram
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    Message posted by 5357frank on 06/04/2016 20:18:18Report Post Report this
yes we will be there this year hope it is as good as last year & the weather keeps good will the castle be open this year as it was getting renovated last year & was closed
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/04/2016 20:25:53Report Post Report this
Hi Frank, we look forward to welcoming you back. Very much doubt the castle will be open as there is still considerable doubt and debate over its future. The beautiful grounds are open though. Pam
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    Message posted by fireworks on 07/04/2016 10:19:08Report Post Report this
Frank, think we were next to you at Newark last weekend. Looking forward to our next trip to Elvaston. The BACS idea is great,last three cheques in chequebook have all been for Elvaston, don't use them for anything else.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/04/2016 10:31:58Report Post Report this
Thank you, Janet & John, good to know someone will be using BACS after our new treasurer set it up! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/04/2016 13:23:44Report Post Report this
All done, signed sealed and posted roll on Elvaston.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/04/2016 14:47:34Report Post Report this
Thank you, Barry, KNEW we could rely on you! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/04/2016 14:56:26Report Post Report this
Message for any newbies..... The post isn't delivered to our home so I only receive the mail once a month initially. Any bookings posted prior to 16/4 will be here and acknowledged by 23/4. I let you know which bookings have been received both on this thread and individually by email, if requested. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/04/2016 09:51:47Report Post Report this
Another quick reminder for the newbies..... There are three ways to contact me should you have any questions. Post on this thread and keep an eye on it for helpful information. You can ring me 9 t0 5 weekdays on 07969 264 879 BUT this number has NO text or answerphone facility and we are unable to recover any messages. You can drop me an email any time, camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Always happy to help! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/04/2016 20:03:45Report Post Report this
Hi Pam just downloaded forms and REGS, be nice to see you if you not to tied up as you are busy most of the week end.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/04/2016 20:10:03Report Post Report this
Thanks, Geoff, you know me too well! LOL! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/04/2016 22:56:40Report Post Report this
That's ok Pam you also have the family to cater for as well as our rabble lol.
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    Message posted by sunncamp owner on 12/04/2016 16:35:20Report Post Report this
We shall be there once more and bringing more friends than ever! 4th year in a row and it just gets bigger and better! weather has been fantastic too and my kids seem to love this do more than any other!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/04/2016 16:45:50Report Post Report this
GREAT news, Suncampowner. We do appreciate our friends spreading the word about Elvaston as profits are donated to local charities. Our baby Grandson, Jude, has been quite poorly with three spells in hospital so the rally is kindly donating money to the ward where he has been treated. Given some of the things the nurses have told us their little patients need I'm pleased we can help. Our plan is to present the cheques in the ring on the Saturday so that our visitors can see where their money goes. Pamcram
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    Message posted by Nikkkki1980 on 13/04/2016 17:19:52Report Post Report this
Sent our booking form in can't wait forgot forgot too say want too go on generator pitch
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/04/2016 17:27:09Report Post Report this
Hi N Kaye, If you asked for email notification please respond to the confirmation with all your details saying you'd like a pitch in the genny field and we can sort that for you. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 13/04/2016 20:29:04Report Post Report this
genny field no problem loads of room
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    Message posted by Nikkkki1980 on 13/04/2016 21:52:49Report Post Report this
Thankyou
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    Message posted by geoffb on 13/04/2016 22:37:29Report Post Report this
I think she will be with us with Becca Tracy.
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    Message posted by Nikkkki1980 on 15/04/2016 05:53:07Report Post Report this
Thanks Geoff yes cos Chloe says she wants too see you lol and she's boss lol
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    Message posted by geoffb on 15/04/2016 23:30:22Report Post Report this
must have made a impression lol
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    Message posted by Nikkkki1980 on 16/04/2016 03:41:05Report Post Report this
Lol must have
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    Message posted by becca307 on 17/04/2016 01:31:34Report Post Report this
Sam is going to try booking the weekend off work. Bringing Adam his cousin too probably. Form printed thanks to Nikki. Just awaiting Sam's reply. Looking forward to this!
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    Message posted by geoffb on 17/04/2016 09:20:13Report Post Report this
MM its you and Tracy's birthdays Becca about this time.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2016 11:16:15Report Post Report this
Exciting times! A few people have enquired about the dancing diggers. Sadly due to circumstances beyond our control they are unavailable this year..... But just wait until you see what we have lined up for your entertainment on Sunday! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2016 11:17:53Report Post Report this
Just a quickie.... If you don't have access to a printer it's fine to handwrite the form onto a sheet of A4 as long as all the info is copied word for word. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 17/04/2016 14:30:33Report Post Report this
think beccas is friday and mine is monday lol. Think i will be hiding this year lol
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    Message posted by 5357frank on 17/04/2016 17:14:53Report Post Report this
yes we were at Newark good show back in Septemberalready booked pitch
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    Message posted by geoffb on 17/04/2016 17:15:02Report Post Report this
Its close enough Tracy lol. And we will find you.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2016 15:14:48Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Have had three bookings received up to 18/4. Confirmation emails have also been sent. Next batch of bookings may not be with me for another four weeks or so. Barry1984 Geoff B Nikkkki1980 Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/04/2016 16:26:10Report Post Report this
Whooo, roll on Elvaston did I fill the form out right
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2016 16:38:42Report Post Report this
I assume you did, Barry, not checked it yet, just checked the cheques. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2016 16:39:15Report Post Report this
So far we've had one cheque [not UKCS] dated 2015! Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 20/04/2016 17:37:50Report Post Report this
Yes mine is in the Friday. Why are you hiding Tracey? If a 16 year old is coming do they count as a child? Asking for what to put and where lol. Going to get some Jamaica ginger cake and custard so Richard doesn't pester others for any x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2016 18:07:35Report Post Report this
Hi Becca, if they are still at school and in your family we can count them as a child. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2016 18:09:52Report Post Report this
Just a quickie, Even if you don't want email notification PLEASE will you let us have your email address as it's a quick easy way to contact you if there are any problems. We don't ever share your details with anyone. Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 20/04/2016 19:13:02Report Post Report this
Nikki keen to get booked, well done now just have to wait. Why Tracy hiding from her friends.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 20/04/2016 19:59:09Report Post Report this
lets just say its a big birthday lol
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    Message posted by geoffb on 21/04/2016 14:08:29Report Post Report this
my big one is October seventy winters ha ha.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 21/04/2016 14:09:22Report Post Report this
Barry even bigger soon
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    Message posted by nich77 on 21/04/2016 15:16:46Report Post Report this
50 for me
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 21/04/2016 16:41:18Report Post Report this
Yep, next year the big 80 if I'm still here.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/04/2016 17:41:35Report Post Report this
Barry you never are.......Good Gracious you're wearing well! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 21/04/2016 19:53:24Report Post Report this
Well, you can't believe all doctors tell you they said I wouldn't live past 30, and at 30 I was training for the Olympics, shows what they know.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 21/04/2016 23:44:22Report Post Report this
Barry never dose as he is told always defiant.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/04/2016 10:52:46Report Post Report this
You just gota go with the flow.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/04/2016 14:44:10Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by AdminBob on 06/4/2016
Elvaston Steam Rally & Camping Weekend 16 Held at the Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derbyshire for 34 years the steam rally promises to be a fun weekend for all the family. You can expect a varied display of steam vehicles including fair organs, tractors, miniature steam engines and much more. For the little ones there is Jolly Jingles childrens entertainer. An amazing fun weekend for all the family, camp on site from Friday to Monday. Children's entertainment, old steam ,engines, classic car displays, market stalls, and full catering and onsite bar. Toilets and showers available for campers and caravanners. Download and print out your booking form from here Have you been before? Are you planning on going again in 2016? Why not let us know what you think and if you are going. View the full details here
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    Message posted by mart893 on 24/04/2016 10:12:35Report Post Report this
Oh well, I suppose I ought to turn up again lol, no camper this time though, we'll be tenting woohoooo.......
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/04/2016 19:13:20Report Post Report this
about time you showed up Mart M8 not same without the old friends.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/04/2016 14:57:30Report Post Report this
Gentle reminder..... PLEASE don't waste your money on texts or voice messages, we can't access them. You can ring me between 9 and 5 weekdays. If I can't answer then please try again at some other time. Am likely to be driving or at hospital/doctors so won't be ignoring you. Ring 07969 264879 You can email me at any time camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Alternatively please leave a message on this thread and if I can't get straight back to you someone may be able to help. Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/04/2016 15:28:02Report Post Report this
Pam you have this conversation on here every year, I beginning to think some people No speaks the lingo pretty good Eh. But you always win in the end.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/04/2016 17:59:49Report Post Report this
I know, Barry, but there are always newbies who haven't noticed this so, no doubt, the message will be repeated over and over [as usual.] Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/04/2016 18:13:09Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/04/2016 18:36:56Report Post Report this
And let's hope that folks follow the direction to the weekend camping and not their sat-navs given the grief some campers and home owners gave us last year! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/04/2016 18:55:40Report Post Report this
I won't do that daftness again.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/04/2016 19:06:56Report Post Report this
I was VERY careful not to mention your name, Barry! Mind you, after all these years you perhaps should have known better. I do wish the locals who live in the vicinity of Elvaston Castle would scribble on a bit of cardboard "NO ENTRANCE TO ELVASTON CASTLE EVENT" and prop it up blocking off their drive with a dustbin or summat as they know some sat navs direct people down their drive several times a year when the big events are on. Unfortunately we can't be responsible for sat navs that take our visitors the wrong way but locals somehow seem to think we do it deliberately. Pam
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 25/04/2016 19:45:51Report Post Report this
yipee booking posted
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/04/2016 19:51:32Report Post Report this
Great news, Shorty! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/04/2016 09:47:38Report Post Report this
nice one Amanda Garry.
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    Message posted by fireworks on 29/04/2016 12:22:32Report Post Report this
All done and posted, even did the bank transfer for the payment, silly b****r me if I had sent a cheque the money would have been in my account longer.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/04/2016 12:34:02Report Post Report this
Be good to see you again, Janet and John.....and don't worry, the money wouldn't have made any interest! Happy Camping Pam x
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    Message posted by steveiem on 03/05/2016 22:37:22Report Post Report this
Hello pamcram , can tickets be booked and paid for with an online form ? I have no access to a printer or computer , I only use my phone , regards Steve
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    Message posted by AdminBob on 04/05/2016 07:42:05Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by steveiem on 03/5/2016
Hello pamcram , can tickets be booked and paid for with an online form ? I have no access to a printer or computer , I only use my phone , regards Steve
Hi, I am afraid not. However as Pam said in a previous post, she is happy to accept hand written forms, as long as they are copied exactly as per the printable sheet and completed in full.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/05/2016 08:00:48Report Post Report this
Thanks for replying, AdminBob. We also need a self addressed envelope for the collection of your tickets, Steviem. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by mart893 on 11/05/2016 01:15:58Report Post Report this
you can't keep me away Geoff, look forward to our yearly catch up ;-)
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    Message posted by Icefever on 12/05/2016 19:48:31Report Post Report this
We've not been to a steam fair for...I don't know how long...30 years???...but we are going to this one. See you guys there...I'll bring the drinks.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/05/2016 20:38:21Report Post Report this
Great news, Icefever! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 14/05/2016 21:01:04Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by AdminBob on 06/4/2016
Elvaston Steam Rally & Camping Weekend 16 Held at the Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derbyshire for 34 years the steam rally promises to be a fun weekend for all the family. You can expect a varied display of steam vehicles including fair organs, tractors, miniature steam engines and much more. For the little ones there is Jolly Jingles childrens entertainer. An amazing fun weekend for all the family, camp on site from Friday to Monday. Children's entertainment, old steam ,engines, classic car displays, market stalls, and full catering and onsite bar. Toilets and showers available for campers and caravanners. Download and print out your booking form from here Have you been before? Are you planning on going again in 2016? Why not let us know what you think and if you are going. View the full details here
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 09:21:00Report Post Report this
IMPORTANT MESSAGE..... We can only accept advance bookings with payment at the time of booking. Seems some people using BACS are saying, "We'll pay later" which is not acceptable. Thanks for your understanding. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 09:24:00Report Post Report this
Another reminder.... The special UKCS advanced booking discount is ONLY for UKCS members, not your family or friends. Our T&C do state "one booking per username" and trying to fiddle the system is unfair to members and may result in the discount being removed. Bookings that come in for non-members using a UKCS form will be charged at the full rate. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 09:25:53Report Post Report this
On a happier note those who sent their booking off by last Saturday, 14th May, should be receiving acknowledgements later today if requested. I will also try to update the booking thread. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 11:45:19Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Updated list of bookings received to 14/5. Confirmation emails have also been sent. Next batch of bookings may not be with me for another few weeks. Barry1984 Geoff B Nikkkki1980 SteevP wood8305 KButlin Pumacar Gillian Grady Toner1512 lowerlargo Good In Tent Mart893 5357Frank Fireworks JanetandPaul Shorty69 RichyB Susieb8 Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 11:51:33Report Post Report this
WHEW! Thread updated and all emails sent. Thank you, everyone, for your support. I will let you know what time the charity presentations will be taking place in the main arena on the Saturday so that you can see where your money goes. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/05/2016 12:14:51Report Post Report this
I don't get it! Why would you want to fiddle friends and family on your form when its FREE to join anyway, some peoples brains seem to be wired differently. IT'S FREE TO JOIN UKCampsites, you only pay if you go on a rally and thats dead cheap anyway.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 12:25:31Report Post Report this
I know, Barry, I know.....happens every year and some folk get quite shirty when I ask them for the extra money BUT it's unfair to the genuine members who play by the rules to expect a discount where none is due. In effect it's cheating both UKCS and our charities. I know it's not a lot of money but it's the principle of fairness at stake. The Elvaston committee are really appreciative and grateful of all the help, support and publicity UKCS and the members offer us hence the discounted price for members. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2016 12:29:05Report Post Report this
Late last week Dave went crazy and bought a new motorhome so, this year, we will be incognito! Wonder who will be the first to find us?! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 21/05/2016 00:11:33Report Post Report this
We will be sneaking across incognito then Pam.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2016 14:40:15Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, just a gentle reminder....less than three weeks now to get in your camping application and save yourself a tenner on the gate price! Advance bookings close on 18th June and no further applications can be accepted after that date. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 29/05/2016 16:43:47Report Post Report this
Pam, I may have a change of plan re Elvaston! may be in a camper van, Know more on Tuesday. B.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/05/2016 17:46:43Report Post Report this
Sounds exciting, Barry! Will keep my fingers crossed it all works out for you. If you do manage the change please let me have your new reg. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/05/2016 11:46:24Report Post Report this
<SIGH> Would make everyone's life SO much easier if folks kept up with this thread. That's all. Pam x
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 31/05/2016 13:22:02Report Post Report this
Just a reminder to all that Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 18th June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates. The bargain 37 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 > Dogs welcome on leads Full information and booking form here 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. 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.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/05/2016 17:45:00Report Post Report this
Sorry, just a quick message to say if you need to contact me please do so preferably by email or ring me. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk 07969 264 879 weekdays between 9am and 5pm. Please don't waste your time emailing or phoning any other contacts on our website as they won't have any information about camping apart from the details on the website. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 02/06/2016 15:36:50Report Post Report this
Sorry for the delay in notifying people of their bookings. We have been out of the country on holiday and not seen the P O Box man. Hopefully someone will deliver the 40odd Elvaston applications tomorrow at some point. Am planning on updating this thread and emailing everyone over the weekend. Thank you for your support. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/06/2016 10:27:42Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, Just to say the Elvaston postal address is NOT where we live so please don't contact me to say we MUST have your application as it was hand-delivered! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/06/2016 19:50:01Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Updated list of bookings received to 30/5. Confirmation emails have also been sent. Next batch of bookings may not be with me for another few weeks. Barry1984 Geoff B Nikkkki1980 SteevP wood8305 KButlin Pumacar Gillian Grady Toner1512 lowerlargo Good In Tent Mart893 5357Frank Fireworks JanetandPaul Shorty69 RichyB Susieb8 Peter Swellings Christine Swellings Peter37 [email bounced] Ronto Stewart54 Mott61 Tonycav rubberneckin RandomRay Workaholick tparkes Lizzie59 MrsJKeeler Tooley StuHandley [email bounced] Yeo1 JoanneLouise Sunncamp Owner Keith Baines Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/06/2016 19:56:51Report Post Report this
That Elvaston booking woman, Pam, is a rotten old meanie....she doesn't do family and friends discount to UKCS members!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/06/2016 19:59:15Report Post Report this
Sorry but I had to laugh...had an application form with the "Do you require email confirmation" box ticked for yes.....but they didn't give an email address! Not a UKCS member I hasten to add. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/06/2016 19:59:27Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by tparkes on 03/06/2016 21:49:16Report Post Report this
Getting excited now - not long to go!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2016 12:44:34Report Post Report this
Thank you, as ever, to all the UKCS members for your support. Lovely to see so many "old" faces on the thread among the new ones giving us a whirl. Do check the times at the main arena on Saturday for the cheque presentations to local charities. Come and see where your money goes. PamPost last edited on 04/06/2016 14:26:13
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2016 14:25:43Report Post Report this
Hurry, hurry, hurry, roll up, roll up....... You now have just two weeks to get your advanced booking application in to me and save yourself 13. After our cut off date of 18th June no further applications will be processed and the cost will be 50 on the gate. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2016 19:30:09Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, am a little concerned that we have too many people who have paid by BACS for the number of forms we have in! Please remember if you have paid by BACS you also need to send me a booking form with your BACS payment details on along with your addressed envelope for collection of passes at the rally. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2016 21:07:23Report Post Report this
Can you tell am having a day sorting out applications?! Just in case you need to contact me regarding your booking PLEASE mention that you are a UKCS member as, so far, we've had over 40 general public applications and I'd not want you to be hanging on for ages while I sort through all the forms. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2016 21:07:50Report Post Report this
Sorry, will try to keep a low profile tomorrow! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2016 21:09:08Report Post Report this
Next batch of applications may not be with me until 16th June but will update you if a delivery arrives sooner. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/06/2016 22:04:15Report Post Report this
Pam you have the patience of a Saint, I would have been swearing after one wrong form.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/06/2016 10:51:26Report Post Report this
Oh, Barry, if only you were a fly on the wall, LOL! I think Dave will have lost count of the number of times I've said the following phrases:- How hard is it to write your name and address on the back of a cheque? How hard is it to write your name and address on an enclosed envelope? How hard is it to enclose an addressed envelope? Only by the end I wasn't QUITE asking the questions in those terms, LOL! Sorry to moan on and on but they are small things for everyone to do but add considerably to my time when not done. Another day of writing up today, this time the UKCS pages. Oh well, it keeps me occupied and broadens Dave's vocabulary and in one month's time it will all be over and we have the Barton Rally to look forward to. I say we....that includes your lovely stewards Alan and Tracy who steward the Barton Rally camping as well. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/06/2016 13:07:46Report Post Report this
Please will the UKCS member who paid by BACS ref car reg beginning KE contact me by email ASAP camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2016 18:36:20Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, quickie for the newbies, it's fine for you to camp with your friends. Please let the steward who pitches you know how many other units will be joining you and need spacing. Please don't block any gangways with windbreaks or patio furniture in case of emergency. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2016 18:39:21Report Post Report this
Another quickie! Should little Grandkids decide to join you after you've submitted your booking form please let me know. There is no charge for under 16s. Should extra adults be joining you and you've not paid for them in advance then they will need to purchase weekend wristbands from your stewards. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/06/2016 18:58:22Report Post Report this
Looks like I'll be in my caravan after all, isn't it nice when you wait in all day and at 4-30 they tell you they are not coming to look at your caravan, any takers I'll be at Elvaston.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2016 19:05:18Report Post Report this
Oh Barry, WHAT a shame, I really feel for you..... But looking on the bright side at least you won't have to muck your caravan out and find somewhere to put all the "stuff" one accumulates! We had 14 years worth in our old motorhome and it's now spread all over the house and garages! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 06/06/2016 19:11:18Report Post Report this
Its unbelievable the stuff you carry about, I said it every time I changed my caravan thats not going back in and thats not going back in, but I think it breeds when I'm not looking.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2016 19:39:07Report Post Report this
JUST what we've said, Barry, all that stuff is NOT going in the new one but not sorted it out yet, will sort as it goes in. Pam x
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    Message posted by Robinh on 07/06/2016 15:26:18Report Post Report this
For Pam, It is me, sorry I didn't identify myself clearly. Regards.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/06/2016 16:46:10Report Post Report this
Thank you, Robin, I have your email and have replied so you're sorted. WHEW! If only the same could be said of the UKCS member whose car reg begins KE ....they have paid by BACS but I have no form or addressed envelope from them so they might be a bit upset when they arrive on site to find there are no camping passes and wristbands for them. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 08/06/2016 12:52:37Report Post Report this
Pam How much would an additional adult wristband be that weekend? Thanks
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2016 12:57:24Report Post Report this
Hi Becca, 16 if pre-booked or on arrival` but we prefer pre-booking, if possible, please, to make life easier for our hard-working stewards. HTH Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2016 17:45:49Report Post Report this
Probably won't be around much now until about Wednesday [hoorah, I hear you cry!] Take this as your warning that on Saturday you only have one week left to get your pre booking application in to save yourself 13 with the special UKCS member discount. Over the weekend the "on the gate" price is 50 for all. We cannot accept any applications after the deadline of 18th June so please make sure your envelope arrives in time. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2016 17:48:23Report Post Report this
Sorry, change of plan..... Won't now be getting the final batch of applications until 21st June. Will try to contact everyone for confirmation on Wednesday 22nd June as long as the pile of mail can't be seen on Google Earth! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 08/06/2016 22:52:03Report Post Report this
Pam may not be about but i will be to try and answer any problems
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    Message posted by geoffb on 12/06/2016 10:59:03Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by AdminBob on 06/4/2016
Elvaston Steam Rally & Camping Weekend 16 Held at the Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derbyshire for 34 years the steam rally promises to be a fun weekend for all the family. You can expect a varied display of steam vehicles including fair organs, tractors, miniature steam engines and much more. For the little ones there is Jolly Jingles childrens entertainer. An amazing fun weekend for all the family, camp on site from Friday to Monday. Children's entertainment, old steam ,engines, classic car displays, market stalls, and full catering and onsite bar. Toilets and showers available for campers and caravanners. Download and print out your booking form from here Have you been before? Are you planning on going again in 2016? Why not let us know what you think and if you are going. View the full details here
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    Message posted by becca307 on 14/06/2016 18:15:53Report Post Report this
Sent in my form. See you there!
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    Message posted by geoffb on 14/06/2016 18:35:41Report Post Report this
Great Becca see you there think be about 8 of us if the stewards can get us together.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 14/06/2016 20:58:17Report Post Report this
Of course we can get you together .Do not doubt us. We just need it too stop raining lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2016 11:41:29Report Post Report this
Thank you for holding the fort, Tracy! Should you want to pre book then please get a wiggle on as today is the last day for posting first class to ensure your application arrives by Saturday. Any applications received after that date may not be processed so full payment of 50 will be payable on arrival. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 15/06/2016 11:45:42Report Post Report this
Hi Pam, you've got a mention in the newsletter going out today, so hopefully will generate some more bookings Cheers Ian
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2016 12:04:09Report Post Report this
GREAT, thank you, Ian. Will, after all, be getting a batch of bookings on Friday so will try to get the acknowledgements out over the weekend. Final batch of advance bookings from the P O Box will be with me on Wednesday. Pam
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    Message posted by aquariangirl12 on 15/06/2016 13:08:32Report Post Report this
Wont let you hide,😀 its a very special day x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 15/06/2016 16:17:57Report Post Report this
I know you will get us all together Tracy and the gang you all ways do lol. Oh its also your special day
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    Message posted by JonHarman81 on 15/06/2016 17:22:04Report Post Report this
Posting mine tomorrow via royal mail next day guaranteed as just missed last post :-( Fingers crossed will see you all there. This will be our first time so excited :-)
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 16/06/2016 06:10:25Report Post Report this
Can I just clarify the price. I will be going with another family. Is the Full price 87.00? (37 for me and 50 for them)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/06/2016 09:41:39Report Post Report this
Hi Bluenosewidow, If you pre-book [very quickly!] your UKCS special price is 37, your friends if pre-booked, will be 40. If you can't pre-book then the cost for each unit will be 50. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 16/06/2016 20:16:17Report Post Report this
Oh Pam, I didn't have access to the internet before seeing this message and have sent a BACS payment for 87.00!    I'm happy for the 10.00 to go towards the charity.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2016 12:50:39Report Post Report this
Awww, bless you, that is SO kind. Do come to the main arena on the Saturday then you can see where our money goes. This year one of our charities is the ward where our baby grandson has stayed a few worrying times due to a respiratory illness. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/06/2016 17:53:16Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Updated list of bookings received to 17/6. Confirmation emails have also been sent. Final batch of bookings should be with me on Wednesday but the box closes tomorrow, Saturday 18th June. Barry1984 Geoff B Nikkkki1980 SteevP wood8305 KButlin Pumacar Gillian Grady Toner1512 lowerlargo Good In Tent Mart893 5357Frank Fireworks JanetandPaul Shorty69 RichyB Susieb8 Peter Swellings Christine Swellings Peter37 [email bounced] Ronto Stewart54 Mott61 Tonycav rubberneckin RandomRay Workaholick tparkes Lizzie59 MrsJKeeler Tooley StuHandley [email bounced] Yeo1 JoanneLouise Sunncamp Owner Keith Baines Quint The Little Van Aubrey Tobias62 Michbaz Staceys Tribe David and Diane Glennscoutz Psandy Perry1 Geoff1951 Claruspaw Pandrol Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 17/06/2016 23:46:38Report Post Report this
MM no tigermouse this time or maybe paperwork still in transit, we know Becca Rich and Sam has been sent in the other day.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/06/2016 01:12:58Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 17/6/2016
MM no tigermouse this time or maybe paperwork still in transit, we know Becca Rich and Sam has been sent in the other day.
Paperwork still in transit Geoff, I only got back off holiday a couple of days ago and didn't post booking off until Thursday - hopefully it will arrive in time though I paid by BACS so that will have gone through straight away.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/06/2016 13:40:35Report Post Report this
WHEW, Elvaston wouldn't be Elvaston without Tigermouse and the gang. Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 18/06/2016 13:59:32Report Post Report this
will find you your normal spot lol
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/06/2016 15:52:24Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 18/6/2016
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 17/6/2016
MM no tigermouse this time or maybe paperwork still in transit, we know Becca Rich and Sam has been sent in the other day.
Paperwork still in transit Geoff, I only got back off holiday a couple of days ago and didn't post booking off until Thursday - hopefully it will arrive in time though I paid by BACS so that will have gone through straight away. [/QUOTE] I'll introduce you to Betty, hard to think this time last year it was Olly and Cassie with me.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/06/2016 17:23:11Report Post Report this
Awww, hugs, Barry, I remember how hard the rally was for Tigermouse last year so she will understand how you are feeling. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/06/2016 17:25:18Report Post Report this
EEK!!!! My P O Box man has just phoned to say he has 48 more camping applications for me. Not sure how many will be UKCS. Guess I'm going to be VERY busy from Wednesday onwards. Thank you, everyone, for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 18/06/2016 17:34:14Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Barry1984 on 18/6/2016
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 18/6/2016
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 17/6/2016
MM no tigermouse this time or maybe paperwork still in transit, we know Becca Rich and Sam has been sent in the other day.
Paperwork still in transit Geoff, I only got back off holiday a couple of days ago and didn't post booking off until Thursday - hopefully it will arrive in time though I paid by BACS so that will have gone through straight away. [/QUOTE] I'll introduce you to Betty, hard to think this time last year it was Olly and Cassie with me.
I cannot wait to meet her. X
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/06/2016 18:38:53Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 18/6/2016
WHEW, Elvaston wouldn't be Elvaston without Tigermouse and the gang. Pam x
How kind of you to say so Pam Looking forward to seeing you and everyone else again
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/06/2016 18:43:29Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Barry1984 on 18/6/2016
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 18/6/2016
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 17/6/2016
MM no tigermouse this time or maybe paperwork still in transit, we know Becca Rich and Sam has been sent in the other day.
Paperwork still in transit Geoff, I only got back off holiday a couple of days ago and didn't post booking off until Thursday - hopefully it will arrive in time though I paid by BACS so that will have gone through straight away. [/QUOTE] I'll introduce you to Betty, hard to think this time last year it was Olly and Cassie with me.
And I had Sam with me last year, now I'm back to two again. I'm really looking forward to meeting Betty
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/06/2016 18:45:40Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 18/6/2016
will find you your normal spot lol
Thank you, I'm sure you will
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 18/06/2016 19:06:25Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by geoffb on 20/06/2016 10:04:04Report Post Report this
pleased you can Make it Eunice Becca and co will be with us this year and there friends Dave Nikki + Chloe.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/06/2016 15:24:15Report Post Report this
Nick, Is your offer of 2 years ago still on! It would be nice thats if summer ever comes.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 20/06/2016 16:30:53Report Post Report this
if you message Pam she knows about it so check details with her
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2016 16:45:55Report Post Report this
Thank you, Tracy. Barry, please email me. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/06/2016 18:46:20Report Post Report this
Thank Nick Tracy and Pam, who I've just emailed. Not long now
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    Message posted by Mummymills on 21/06/2016 13:46:15Report Post Report this
Hi there, we sent our details in the post on 15th (just after seeing the email advert) but haven't heard back yet so wondered if we made it into the UKCS discount? Will you post another updated list? I know you've been busy with the final flurry!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2016 15:31:17Report Post Report this
Hi Mummymills, will be getting the final batch of bookings this evening and posting up the final thread tomorrow. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Mummymills on 21/06/2016 16:55:41Report Post Report this
Thank you 👍
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    Message posted by becca307 on 21/06/2016 19:18:04Report Post Report this
Seen the report about the site. Hope all is well as really looking forward to this.
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    Message posted by tparkes on 21/06/2016 19:27:00Report Post Report this
Me too becca307 - hope it dries out in time!
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    Message posted by tparkes on 21/06/2016 19:28:41Report Post Report this
http://derbyshirecountyshow.org.uk/
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    Message posted by sunncamp owner on 21/06/2016 19:56:11Report Post Report this
http://m.derbytelegraph.co.uk/elvaston-steam-rally-site-will-be-inspected/story-29........
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2016 21:20:40Report Post Report this
Thanks, all, been at a committee meeting tonight. Will let you know as soon as I hear anything on Friday after the site meeting with the council. Please keep everything crossed. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 21/06/2016 21:26:07Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 21/6/2016
Thanks, all, been at a committee meeting tonight. Will let you know as soon as I hear anything on Friday after the site meeting with the council. Please keep everything crossed. Pam
Will do!
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 22/06/2016 06:40:19Report Post Report this
Oh NO! Really looking forward to this. Hope everything goes ok.
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    Message posted by sunncamp owner on 22/06/2016 08:30:09Report Post Report this
This will be our fourth visit this year, we have always brought the weather so im sure it will be great........The kids enjoy this more than any over trip we go on so everything crossed that all will be good.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/06/2016 12:24:55Report Post Report this
Fingers and toes crossed here for good weather. Will be flying the UKCS flag also my user name in the window and we don't bite say hello 8 of us will be in the Genny field as usual hope we will be in the right hand field this year as in google earth 2013.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 12:32:02Report Post Report this
Well it's not rained here today, YET! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 12:33:06Report Post Report this
Sorry, got called on for emergency baby sitting today so won't be able to update the thread until tonight. Pam
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    Message posted by tparkes on 22/06/2016 15:13:23Report Post Report this
Fingers crossed
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 17:22:45Report Post Report this
Sorry have had to disappoint people over their Elvaston booking. Just to explain, the booking form went up shortly after Easter and has been open for several weeks. We have a cut off point widely advertised to enable me to receive the bookings from the man who collects them, the time for me to process them and then for me to get them to the treasurer ready for her to bank them on Monday. This all takes time as you can imagine. I saw my P O Box man last night for the final batch. I won't see him again until next Tuesday by which time all the cheques will have been banked should the rally be on. I will be seeing someone else on Friday who will deliver all the remaining cheques to the treasurer hence it's a multi-person operation and you can see why we need a cut off date. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 22/06/2016 17:25:45Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 22/6/2016
Sorry have had to disappoint people over their Elvaston booking. Just to explain, the booking form went up shortly after Easter and has been open for several weeks. We have a cut off point widely advertised to enable me to receive the bookings from the man who collects them, the time for me to process them and then for me to get them to the treasurer ready for her to bank them on Monday. This all takes time as you can imagine. I saw my P O Box man last night for the final batch. I won't see him again until next Tuesday by which time all the cheques will have been banked should the rally be on. I will be seeing someone else on Friday who will deliver all the remaining cheques to the treasurer hence it's a multi-person operation and you can see why we need a cut off date. Pam
As long as you got mine as posted with time to spare first class. Thanks for all your hard work Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 17:27:19Report Post Report this
Thanks, Becca, feeling a bit emotional right now. Pam x
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    Message posted by becca307 on 22/06/2016 17:29:11Report Post Report this
Just know that you will have put in a lot of work and that it is appreciated by many of us x
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 22/06/2016 19:05:16Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by becca307 on 22/6/2016
Just know that you will have put in a lot of work and that it is appreciated by many of us x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 22/06/2016 19:58:43Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, just hope it's on, Rain Rain go away come again another day. Well it seemed to work when we were kids
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    Message posted by tparkes on 22/06/2016 20:16:56Report Post Report this
We all appreciate how hard you work Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 20:20:40Report Post Report this
Oh nooohhhhh, had just updated the thread and I lost the lot. Back to the drawing board.....
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 20:22:12Report Post Report this
If anyone knows Andrew Gooding or if Andrew is reading this then please email me ASAP camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk There is a problem with the booking and his email is bouncing. Thanks Pamm
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 20:42:42Report Post Report this
Hi Gang Final updated list of bookings. Confirmation emails have also been sent. Barry1984 Geoff B Nikkkki1980 SteevP wood8305 KButlin Pumacar Gillian Grady Toner1512 lowerlargo Good In Tent Mart893 5357Frank Fireworks JanetandPaul Shorty69 RichyB Susieb8 Peter Swellings Christine Swellings Peter37 [email bounced] Ronto Stewart54 Mott61 Tonycav rubberneckin RandomRay Workaholick tparkes Lizzie59 MrsJKeeler Tooley StuHandley [email bounced] Yeo1 JoanneLouise Sunncamp Owner Keith Baines Quint The Little Van Aubrey Tobias62 Michbaz Staceys Tribe David and Diane Glennscoutz Psandy Perry1 Geoff1951 Claruspaw Pandrol LiasAllsopp1 Josnow JudiBates ClaireCross MummyMills Lennie250 MaxCarter41 Gavan Tigermouse Cheekydog Surfingsis Crossyboy GillianM PJFinchy Stuart157 Supersooty Ifnotwhynot Rockingham7 Freddie15 Francophile 1947 Sheepyspurs Millymandy Matt and Shell Tyntin Peterwigs JonHarman81 Dcombe Becca307 Ozzy2006 Lovecampin Thank you, as ever, for your support, fun and friendship this year, much appreciated. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 20:43:45Report Post Report this
And the good news is it's not rained here all day! Pam
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 22/06/2016 21:05:46Report Post Report this
Oh No, I'm not on the list!
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 22/06/2016 21:23:51Report Post Report this
Just checked and got an email thanking me for my booking. Yippee.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2016 21:28:27Report Post Report this
So sorry, Bluenosewidow, you're the second person who has said they aren't on the list. Am not having a good evening! Perhaps tomorrow my brain cell will some out of hiding. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 22/06/2016 21:29:03Report Post Report this
Yeah! On the list and no rain! All sounds good to me. Been quite a few times over the years and looking forward to bringing nephew's and friends who have not yet been.
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 22/06/2016 21:40:09Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam. You are probably tired. Put it all away and look at it again tomorrow with a fresh pair of eyes.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/06/2016 22:17:00Report Post Report this
Well done Pam having known you over the years I do wonder how you cope with it all.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 09:19:31Report Post Report this
Aww, thanks, Geoff, today I am wondering that, too! Cheques to prepare for the treasurer today ready for tomorrow's handover then, if the rally is on, I will have a lovely weekend writing the remaining bookings up and envelope stuffing. Seriously though I do love doing this in order to help all the local charities. Physically I can't do much at all but sorting bookings and organising paperwork I can do so it's my way of putting something back. This year will be very special as we are donating much needed money to the children's ward at the local hospital where our baby grandson Jude was an in-patient three times due to respiratory illness. Thankfully he appears to be fine now. Pam
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    Message posted by mart893 on 23/06/2016 09:31:51Report Post Report this
Well here's hoping for a fairly dry week and if today's anything to go by it should be a corker.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 10:56:11Report Post Report this
No rain forecast for today here.... Gather the south have it bad though but it can stay there! Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 23/06/2016 11:08:01Report Post Report this
Up here at the moment we have brilliant sunshine and blue sky, though one of the bosses at work was telling me earlier that he'd had to cancel his business trip to London as the bad weather down there has disrupted many train services. The weather in this country is crazy!
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    Message posted by Nikkkki1980 on 23/06/2016 14:50:36Report Post Report this
Is it still on or has it been cancelled ?thanks
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 23/06/2016 15:08:14Report Post Report this
We are all still praying to the sun god to smile on us
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    Message posted by becca307 on 23/06/2016 15:12:12Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Nikkkki1980 on 23/6/2016
Is it still on or has it been cancelled ?thanks
Pam said there is a site visit today and she will let us know
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 16:06:52Report Post Report this
Close, Becca! Site inspection with the council is taking place tomorrow afternoon, Friday, at 3. Result will then go up here, on the Elvaston Rally page and our Facebook page. IF it's cancelled will post on this thread and try to email everyone individually, hence asking for emails even if you don't want email confirmation. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 23/06/2016 16:37:02Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 23/6/2016
Close, Becca! Site inspection with the council is taking place tomorrow afternoon, Friday, at 3. Result will then go up here, on the Elvaston Rally page and our Facebook page. IF it's cancelled will post on this thread and try to email everyone individually, hence asking for emails even if you don't want email confirmation. Pam
Was thinking that today was Friday lol x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 18:37:19Report Post Report this
Oh, Becca, it's a shame.....LOL If the rally is on please don't arrive a day early! Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 23/06/2016 18:54:14Report Post Report this
Pam I have memory issues and sometimes it's handy and sometimes not lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 18:58:10Report Post Report this
So sorry to hear that, Becca, my brain is simply worn out with old age. I now have a forgettery. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 18:59:25Report Post Report this
BlueNoseWidow did you put your UKCS username on your booking form? Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 23/06/2016 19:24:50Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 23/6/2016
So sorry to hear that, Becca, my brain is simply worn out with old age. I now have a forgettery. Pam
Great name for it. May use that myself if I can remember it hehehe
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 19:51:36Report Post Report this
LOL, Becca...now what were we saying?! Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 23/06/2016 20:17:27Report Post Report this
Sorry? Were you talking to me?x
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 23/06/2016 21:01:07Report Post Report this
I'm sure I did Pam, I know it's on the envelope. There should be 2 envelopes, one for me and one for my daughter (Who's not a member on here). Both car registrations are the BACS transfer.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 22:10:36Report Post Report this
Thank you, Bluenosewidow, will look tomorrow or over the weekend, shattered now after 3 hours of high finance ready for the handover of cheques back to the P O Box man tomorrow to go to the treasurer over the weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 22:13:23Report Post Report this
There have been a few folk who I have emailed to say their cheques were incorrectly made out and will need to pay on arrival` bUT have only had an acknowledgement of this from one person so a few of you are going to get a shock when they pick up their envelope and Tracy demands money with menaces! [Sorry, Tracy!] Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 22:18:07Report Post Report this
Similar to the above several UKCS members have tried to dodge our rule that UKCS discount is for UKCS members only, not for family and friends. Yes, I know it seems daft when membership is free but there you are. Anyway have emailed those concerned and not had a single acknowledgement of my emails which is slightly worrying. If there is a supplement to pay for non-members this will be noted on the envelope containing the passes. Please don't grumble at your hard-working stewards over this as it's been made very clear on this thread several times as well as being mentioned on the booking form, one booking per UKCS username. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 22:23:13Report Post Report this
I am now chilling out with a glass of milk and a BIG box of Thorntons before going to bed to worry about tomorrow's verdict on the rally. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 23/06/2016 22:40:49Report Post Report this
Im in with the glass of milk but think s big box of Thornton's is nightmare food.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2016 22:44:46Report Post Report this
Oh no, Barry, deffo the way to go x
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 23/06/2016 22:47:41Report Post Report this
I'll pass on the milk Pam, I can't stand the stuff on its own, but a box of Thornton's? - definitely!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 23/06/2016 22:53:43Report Post Report this
I love milk, like a bit of chocki too.
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    Message posted by tony cooke on 24/06/2016 13:50:24Report Post Report this
Typical champing at the bit to advance book this event but waiting for my hospital appointment to arrived, now the deadline has passed they phoned today to say 9th July sods law,
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 14:01:46Report Post Report this
Oh WHAT a shame, Tony. IF the rally is on you could always turn up on spec although it costs more, 50 per unit. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 15:46:41Report Post Report this
No news yet, my nails are chewed to my elbows. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/06/2016 15:47:37Report Post Report this
its worse than waiting at dentists lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 15:52:45Report Post Report this
Deffo, Tracy!
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/06/2016 15:58:11Report Post Report this
looks like all systems go just wait for Pam to confirm
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 16:03:10Report Post Report this
Ohh, where did you see that, Tracy? Am flicking between the Facebook page and website! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 16:04:44Report Post Report this
Woo hoo, Elvaston is GO!!!! Just seen it on the FB page so start packing and praying for sunshine, Gang! See you all next week. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 16:07:19Report Post Report this
Thanks again, everyone for your kind support of our event which is run each year to raise money for local charities. Please see the arena events on Saturday so that you can come along and see where your money goes. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/06/2016 16:08:05Report Post Report this
i saw it on fb as well have been sitting here with all pages open lol might go for a drive and see what our fields look like
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 16:08:09Report Post Report this
Just a quick note for those who paid by cheque, these will be cashed on Monday. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 16:30:36Report Post Report this
Little reminder to everyone; site is open for arrivals from 1pm Friday to 9pm Friday and on Saturday 7am to 1pm. After that time the gates are closed to new arrivals. Those who have already pitched and paid are free to come and go up to 9pm each evening after which you will need to see security to open the gate for you to leave or arrive from a trip out. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/06/2016 16:31:58Report Post Report this
Is lunch time ok Nick and Tracy I'll be getting an ear bashing from Geoff if I don't ask
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2016 16:32:15Report Post Report this
Should you have been unable to pre-book then the cost for a couple and any under 16s is 50 cash. The price for a single adult camper is 40 cash. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/06/2016 16:44:04Report Post Report this
Have emailed you Barry, don't want Geoff picking on you
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    Message posted by becca307 on 24/06/2016 17:49:34Report Post Report this
That is fantastic news! Want wall to wall sunshine. :-)
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 24/06/2016 18:29:13Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by richyb on 24/06/2016 18:39:27Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 24/6/2016
Have emailed you Barry, don't want Geoff picking on you
Geoff picks on everybody
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    Message posted by fireworks on 24/06/2016 19:40:28Report Post Report this
Best news we've had all day, even better than the referendum. Looking forward to meeting everyone again, great work Pam.
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    Message posted by becca307 on 24/06/2016 19:44:36Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by richyb on 24/6/2016
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 24/6/2016
Have emailed you Barry, don't want Geoff picking on you
Geoff picks on everybody
Yes but while he is having a go at you Ann has chance for a sneaky Bailey's coffee
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    Message posted by richyb on 24/06/2016 21:42:44Report Post Report this
Oh dear! Should not say that Becca. Doing Ann such a favour will make Geoff think I have another pair of Trousers that I will ask Ann to kindly tailor for me. Seriously though, so happy that the show is going ahead. Been on tenderhooks whilst those storms were raging. Looking forward to it, so I am.
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    Message posted by becca307 on 24/06/2016 21:45:28Report Post Report this
Richy Just distract him by splashing some cash across on the stalls lol
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/06/2016 22:06:03Report Post Report this
Why dose every body pick on me
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/06/2016 22:07:11Report Post Report this
Is it cos the little voices only talk to me.
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    Message posted by becca307 on 24/06/2016 22:09:05Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 24/6/2016
Why dose every body pick on me
They might pick on me but I forget lol
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    Message posted by HappyCamper- on 25/06/2016 19:01:34Report Post Report this
Oh my - I did this the first time we visited with an 8 metre caravan on the back - The locals were not happy and neither was the special care bus that had to reverse 1/2 a mile backwards as I was blocking his usual driveway turnaround !
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2016 21:52:17Report Post Report this
HOORAH!!! I have solved the mystery of Bluenosewidow's "missing" UKCS details. Thought I was going dafter until tonight when I realised the form hadn't been printed from the UKCS site but the public one. The initial sorting for processing is into public camping and UKCS forms which, even in black and white, are very distinctive hence the form being in the wrong place at the wrong time! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/06/2016 22:01:35Report Post Report this
Sherlock is alive and well working for the steam rally.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2016 22:05:40Report Post Report this
LOL, thanks, Barry, it was driving me nuts! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2016 22:07:18Report Post Report this
Getting ready for bed in our new motorhome...on the drive at home with Flynn having a sleepover. Getting used to it and making sure we have everything packed for next weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/06/2016 22:16:41Report Post Report this
Tram rides on Friday and steam all weekend it will be like being back in the 50s
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 08:26:36Report Post Report this
Oh you'll have GREAT fun, Barry. You can get a discount due to [ahem] age, and your ticket lasts a whole year so great value if you're in the area again in the next 12 months. The family took us on Fathers Day and we had a great time. See you sooooon Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2016 11:08:56Report Post Report this
I will do my best to return.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 11:11:58Report Post Report this
There's a farm site you can see from the tram! Next Friday think of all those stewards rushing around the rally field! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2016 11:16:25Report Post Report this
What is that for camping and caravaning, I've been looking for a site but could not find any that was close by.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 11:25:22Report Post Report this
Yes, Barry, there's also a pub nearby that does caravans/camping, think I sent you the link for that once. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2016 11:30:17Report Post Report this
If you did I either forgot or it got deleted by mistake, if you could let me have it again when all this madness stopes the would be great.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 12:24:26Report Post Report this
Our madness lasts into October, Barry, week after week of it! Will see if I can find it once things are a little calmer. Am heavily involved with Barton Under Needwood Rally which some UKCS members attend, that is 2 weeks after Elvo so still proper mad for a while longer! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 12:32:04Report Post Report this
Have a quick 5 minutes before stuffing envelopes can commence.... The pub I was thinking of is now a CL. Are you in the caravan club? Otherwise see http://info.ambervalley.gov.uk/docarc/docviewer.aspx?docguid=cac2a194d12d4102a94b638cef5ae4fe Pam
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    Message posted by Robinh on 26/06/2016 13:27:41Report Post Report this
Hi Pam, Oh Pam I can't see Robinh on the final list, yuo did send me an email to say I was sorted and to be included. Please tell me there will be an envelope for me. R
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2016 13:54:39Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, yes I am in the caravan club so will look it up.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 14:47:02Report Post Report this
Sorted, Barry! Happy to help Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 14:48:53Report Post Report this
Robinh, if you've had a confirmation email you are definitely IN. Have managed to miss a few folk off the list this year, very sorry to all concerned. I am about to start putting the envelopes into alphabetical order so will re-confirm for you later this afternoon. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 18:29:02Report Post Report this
Have found your envelope, Robin so all is well! Emailed you further confirmation, too. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 18:32:54Report Post Report this
Few notes for newbies coming up so please bear with me. Although we advertise the camping field closes on Monday at noon you don't have to stay until then, just go whenever you're ready on the Sunday. If you're in a hurry it may be best to leave well before 4.30 ish or after 7pm when, hopefully, most of the steam rally exhibits will have left the showground. During the weekend you can come and go as you please up to 9pm each evening in a vehicle. After that time you will need to arrange arrivals/departures with security as the gates are locked. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 18:34:33Report Post Report this
Talking of coming and going, once you have your wristband you can come and go from the rally field as much as you like on foot. You don't need your wristband on the Friday, only from the Saturday when the gates open to the public. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 18:35:20Report Post Report this
Please note you may not take alcohol into the showground. Bag searches are in operation! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 18:38:06Report Post Report this
If you have changed your car/unit please don't worry. On arrival you will be given an emergency contact registration form to fill in. You also need to fill in your details on your vehicle/unit passes. We really, REALLY need these to be correct for our security staff, please! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 26/06/2016 18:42:10Report Post Report this
Hello Pam, I have been away for the weekend and have only just seen your message. I was at work when I printed the form so wasn't logged on to ukcs. As I wanted to make the last post I just printed the form. I put 2 envelopes into one envelope (1 for me and 1 for my daughter) with names and car registrations on both envelopes and 1 BACS receipt enclosed for the total cost. Hope this is ok. x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 26/06/2016 18:43:09Report Post Report this
I will just add a couple of lines to what Pam has said Booking in will be 1pm until 8pm on friday as usual in gazebo in middle of field If you have not booked in by 8pm you can book in between 7am and 2pm on saturday at my Trailer Tent which hopefully will be first tent you come to on entry to field. I would advise everyone that arrives before 8pm on friday to book in as will stop security guards banging on your door/tent flap asking for your passes
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 19:12:13Report Post Report this
Tracy, your chief steward is SO looking forward to Tuesday when I hand over all the envelopes in my very own, rather eccentric, style of alphabetical order! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2016 19:13:58Report Post Report this
Yes, fine, Bluenosewidow, was the lack of a UKCS form which caused the confusion [and Tracy will tell you I am easily confused!] but all is now well! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/06/2016 19:21:36Report Post Report this
Hi Tracy some of our friends may not get there till 9pm Friday, I will let them know what to do when arriving. Geoff
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    Message posted by nich77 on 26/06/2016 20:12:04Report Post Report this
Geoff if you let me know names when you arrive as we officially shut for arrivals at 9pm, but wont be a problem, they can pitch and will have registration form and can get tickets etc on saturday morning
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/06/2016 23:37:05Report Post Report this
Ok Tracy will do ta.
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    Message posted by Robinh on 27/06/2016 07:17:20Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, looking forward to Friday. R
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    Message posted by Finnboy on 28/06/2016 01:09:44Report Post Report this
We booked via the normal booking method (long story!) May i ask if we could still join you guys? Not a problem if we cant of course. Also how far the parking will be from the campsite (will bring the trolley "thing" if a fair distance. Thanks for the help. Not been under canvas for some time and looking forward to it!
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    Message posted by nich77 on 28/06/2016 07:36:17Report Post Report this
Hi Finnboy take it you mean that booked as non ukcs. We do not have separate section any more it just got to difficult with number of units .We now pitch ucks and non ukcs todether but sure if you speak to stewards we will be able to point out a few ukcs, some have username signs on units. Cars are normally parked next to your unit
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2016 21:48:27Report Post Report this
Was LOVELY to see the Nichs tonight under our brollies. Despite the rumours the rally is ON although obviously the fields are rather wet. As you approach the camping fields you will see the field behind the hedge both sides of the "runway" are pretty muddy but we are not using that area for camping. Fingers crossed the weather will improve for us. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 28/06/2016 22:35:55Report Post Report this
We are going to be fine then as I have ordered wall to wall sunshine 😁
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    Message posted by nich77 on 29/06/2016 17:45:23Report Post Report this
RALLY CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODED FIELDS
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 17:46:55Report Post Report this
Thank you, Tracy, some very sad pictures on our Facebook Page x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 17:53:27Report Post Report this
I am so sorry we have had to cancel at this late stage. I know you will all be very anxious about getting a refund. These will be sent out second class by cheque at some point over the next week or so. I know a wait is probably just what you don't want but please bear with the treasurer who now has a nightmare job. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 17:59:31Report Post Report this
Admin Bob, please will you list the cancellation on the UKCS Facebook page, thank you. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 29/06/2016 18:26:15Report Post Report this
What a bummer, if it helps pam keep the money for the charities, not anybody's fault. .
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    Message posted by tparkes on 29/06/2016 18:31:12Report Post Report this
Very sorry to hear that but was half expecting it with all the rain we have had this week and more forecast. Its a real shame after all your hard work Pam and so disappointing for all the exhibitors etc.
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    Message posted by becca307 on 29/06/2016 18:34:21Report Post Report this
So sorry and sad. Remember it happening years ago x
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 29/06/2016 18:36:10Report Post Report this
Oh what a shame when this happens after everyone's hard work and organisation. Looking forward to it next year.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 20:06:31Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, I know many of you are really anxious about getting a refund but as per my earlier post you WILL get your money back but please bear with us. I am emailing everyone individually but it all takes time with over 200 to do. Our treasurer will be posting everyone a cheque in due course. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 29/06/2016 20:07:09Report Post Report this
This is such a shame after all the hard work that goes into organising it. I only packed my van up today in readiness so really disappointed now - hopefully next year the weather will behave itself.
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 29/06/2016 20:08:50Report Post Report this
Oh no , so sorry to read this news . If there is anything we can help with Pam please drop us an email Ian
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    Message posted by becca307 on 29/06/2016 20:19:02Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 29/6/2016
Hi Gang, I know many of you are really anxious about getting a refund but as per my earlier post you WILL get your money back but please bear with us. I am emailing everyone individually but it all takes time with over 200 to do. Our treasurer will be posting everyone a cheque in due course. Kind Regards Pam
Don't worry about it Pam. We are all aware that you have a lot to sort still. Only switched on the fridge today x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 21:13:50Report Post Report this
Thank you all for your kind words. Yes I stocked our motorhome up today after shopping for what feels like feeding the 5,000. We also have a distraught four year old Grandson who was so looking forward to "helping" on Chichester, our steam roller and staying with us in the motorhome while his Mummy, Daddy and baby brother were next door in their camper van. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 21:15:02Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Webmaster on 29/6/2016
Oh no , so sorry to read this news . If there is anything we can help with Pam please drop us an email Ian
If you could put this on your Facebook page, Ian, that would be great as there are a few people I've not yet managed to contact. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 29/06/2016 21:27:37Report Post Report this
Have just been over to site and it looks like a swamp so will have a birthday weekend at home and hopefully see you all next year xx
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    Message posted by Nikkkki1980 on 29/06/2016 21:39:39Report Post Report this
Gutted but thanks for letting us know xx
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 22:40:15Report Post Report this
In answer to a few emails we won't be able to reschedule so, all being well, will see you next year. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 29/06/2016 22:50:32Report Post Report this
I think they should move the show away from Wimbledon week it always pee's down Wimbledon week.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 22:52:05Report Post Report this
Think I'm going to need some help, please, planning next year's form. This year has been fraught with problems, people not giving their UKCS username despite us saying it's essential, cheques made out incorrectly, UKCS members thinking we do a family and friends discount by booking others using their username and people not enclosing self addressed envelopes. Some people seem afraid to give me their email address hence tomorrow will be spending a LOT of time on the phone. I would never spam people and everyone's details are destroyed after the rally. I know the envelope thing sounds REALLY trivial but dealing with over 200 camping applications altogether it all means extra time taken. I'm not having a go at anyone as UKCS has become a vital part of the rally and we love having you. Do you think a checklist at the bottom of the form might help as I dislike having to nag people about wrong cheques, lack of a username or tell them their friends will have to pay a supplement on arrival? All suggestions [apart from the obvious!] gratefully received. Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2016 22:58:03Report Post Report this
Thanks, Barry, great suggestion. Unfortunately due to the nature of "big steam" we can't move the event. Many of the engines steam on the road to Elvaston and, like us, are on a circuit travelling from rally to rally week after week on a fixed route. Our engine, for example, leaves the nearby farm after Elvaston and won't return until mid November. If the Elvaston date changed there would be far fewer engines as they'd be in other places and not able to go out of their way for one event. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 29/06/2016 23:55:07Report Post Report this
Can remember the last time it was cancelled it was rescheduled and due to other steam events I know it was not the same. Noticed that I haven't seen a few of the regular stalls since then x
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    Message posted by mart893 on 30/06/2016 00:55:51Report Post Report this
Hi Pam, thanks for getting in touch and sorry I missed your call, totally gutted that it's cancelled , as for the refund, please keep the money and put it towards your favourite charity, then at least some good will come from the cancellation. Thanks again Pam, you're a star.
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    Message posted by Mummymills on 30/06/2016 07:36:21Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 29/6/2016
Think I'm going to need some help, please, planning next year's form. This year has been fraught with problems, people not giving their UKCS username despite us saying it's essential, cheques made out incorrectly, UKCS members thinking we do a family and friends discount by booking others using their username and people not enclosing self addressed envelopes. Some people seem afraid to give me their email address hence tomorrow will be spending a LOT of time on the phone. I would never spam people and everyone's details are destroyed after the rally. I know the envelope thing sounds REALLY trivial but dealing with over 200 camping applications altogether it all means extra time taken. I'm not having a go at anyone as UKCS has become a vital part of the rally and we love having you. Do you think a checklist at the bottom of the form might help as I dislike having to nag people about wrong cheques, lack of a username or tell them their friends will have to pay a supplement on arrival? All suggestions [apart from the obvious!] gratefully received. Thank you Pam
I think s checklist at the bottom of the form is an excellent idea Pam.
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 30/06/2016 09:42:59Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 29/6/2016
Do you think a checklist at the bottom of the form might help as I dislike having to nag people about wrong cheques, lack of a username or tell them their friends will have to pay a supplement on arrival. Pam
I think a checklist at the bottom of the form is a great idea - and in block capitals too so it stands out.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 30/06/2016 11:13:50Report Post Report this
Good luck with whatever you do.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2016 11:21:11Report Post Report this
Thank you SO much, Mart, and everyone who has emailed me. You have all been so very kind and some messages have reduced me to tears. What a great bunch you are. Pam x
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    Message posted by fireworks on 30/06/2016 13:06:43Report Post Report this
Pam So sorry to hear the news, as it's for charity please keep our payment and include it with the other UKCS members donations. Keep up the good work Pam, I am sure that all members appreciate the amount of hard work you put in to get this weekend organised. Best wishes,
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2016 14:29:34Report Post Report this
Thank you SO much, Janet and John, Will send your donation to the Dolphin Ward at the Derbyshire Children's Hospital where our baby Grandson, Jude, had three stays earlier this year when he suffered from a respiratory illness. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2016 16:56:19Report Post Report this
WHEW, that's everyone who pre-booked contacted. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/07/2016 18:18:35Report Post Report this
Pam, Can you let me have the info on the other steam rally is it Burton Underwood! A camping price would be good and directions to get there. Thanks, BarryD.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/07/2016 18:28:27Report Post Report this
Think I mean Barton under Needwood.
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    Message posted by Ray Clayton on 02/07/2016 19:09:45Report Post Report this
46th Cromford Steam Rally 6th & 7th August 2016 Barton gate 16th july http://www.bartonsteam.co.uk/
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    Message posted by nich77 on 02/07/2016 21:39:33Report Post Report this
Hi Barry here is link for Barton steam http://www.bartonsteam.co.uk/camping/ Weather permitting we will be there It is 25 for camping from fri till monday
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/07/2016 22:29:11Report Post Report this
I'm tempted, is it the same if you pay at the gate.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 02/07/2016 22:58:43Report Post Report this
yeah you can pay in      advance or at gate it same cost
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    Message posted by nich77 on 02/07/2016 23:00:43Report Post Report this
you would love it Barry. It lot smaller than elvo but very friendly and great fun.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2016 11:23:29Report Post Report this
Will keep you all posted on Barton Rally due to the monsoon season. Much to the confusion of the public present we had a mini rally yesterday with Chichester, our steam roller, the living van and a few vintage tractors including a parade round the Elvaston Castle car park! We stopped there for an ice cream, didn't pay and display....and, yes, it hammered it down! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/07/2016 11:31:24Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, this time last year was the hottest on record, I put a short sleeve shirt on then have to change back into long sleeve with a pullover, and we are now on the slippery slope to winter again, daylight getting shorter every day. Swear Swear Swear.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/07/2016 18:28:12Report Post Report this
If you can keep Me informed think I'd like come, are we allowed to use a generator.
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    Message posted by nich77 on 03/07/2016 20:32:00Report Post Report this
as far as i can remember you can use gennys
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2016 10:08:22Report Post Report this
All proceeds from the Barton Gate Rally go to the air ambulance. It's a MUCH smaller event than Elvaston but we try to be friendly. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/07/2016 10:26:46Report Post Report this
I doubt anyone reads this thread any more but please, if anyone knows people who were intending to visit Elvaston with the surnames Lack Pargetter Stock Please will they ask them to contact me by email urgently. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 06/07/2016 10:36:45Report Post Report this
Could Webby help you with finding them?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/07/2016 10:44:28Report Post Report this
Webby? Thank you very much for the suggestion though. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/07/2016 16:09:50Report Post Report this
Sorry Pam Tracey and Alan, I won't be able to come to the Barton steam Rally. Due to a foul up on my part. See you next year I hope, Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/07/2016 11:16:26Report Post Report this
Awww, sorry about that, Barry, was looking forward to a catch up. For anyone who is interested Barton Rally is still on! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/07/2016 12:04:22Report Post Report this
I now have a water leak in my kitchen to contend with, never rains but it pours.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/07/2016 12:31:29Report Post Report this
Talking of raining and pouring we had a pretty wet weekend! With 5 of us staying in the new motorhome it is well and truly Christened by mud and engine carp! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/07/2016 13:06:55Report Post Report this
Hello, Unfortunately our treasurer was rushed into hospital over a week ago and only returned home late yesterday so please bear with us during this difficult time. Refunds WILL be made but much later than was originally intended when we emailed everyone. Thank you for your understanding Pam
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 18/07/2016 18:35:11Report Post Report this
Thanks for letting us know Pam. Wishing your treasurer a speedy recovery.
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    Message posted by becca307 on 18/07/2016 22:31:15Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 18/7/2016
Hello, Unfortunately our treasurer was rushed into hospital over a week ago and only returned home late yesterday so please bear with us during this difficult time. Refunds WILL be made but much later than was originally intended when we emailed everyone. Thank you for your understanding Pam
Thank you for telling us. Hope all is well soon x
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