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Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend July 2017

The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 1st and 2nd 2017. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.

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, Dizzy Wizzard, Heanor Gate Steel Band and we are welcoming back the ever popular J C Balls Digger Dance Team who will be appearing on both days of the show. On Sunday only there will be camel racing in the main arena. 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 30th June to noon on Monday 3rd 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 - Advanced booking has now closed

Advance camping bookings close on Wednesday 7th 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 16 and ordered and paid for on your booking form.

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally




Download your booking form here  - Advanced booking has now closed

Advance camping bookings close on Wednesday 7th June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates.

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 1pm 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 16 per person to replace it!

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

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

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

  Comments on this article from our visitors

    Message posted by Tigermouse on 29/01/2017 15:18:20Report Post Report this
Thanks for that Pam I really missed it last year so looking forward to this one
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    Message posted by tparkes on 29/01/2017 19:34:31Report Post Report this
Pleased about that Pam! x
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    Message posted by fireworks on 29/01/2017 20:13:39Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, as usual on the ball.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 01/02/2017 16:24:38Report Post Report this
Hi Tracy Pam pleased it been clarified will let the mob know oh and BarryD now has a campervan.
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    Message posted by DamianL on 05/02/2017 17:29:14Report Post Report this
I'm hoping to finally get to attend this year. I have been meaning to for the last four years but something always comes up!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/02/2017 17:48:28Report Post Report this
Fingers crossed for you then, Damian, at least you're not far away! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/02/2017 17:50:21Report Post Report this
Awww, really pleased for Barry, Geoff. Hope he is enjoying his campervan. It will be MUCH easier for him to turn round when he's lost up some random Spondon farm track!!! Looking forward to seeing you both and all the gang. Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 06/02/2017 10:35:44Report Post Report this
HE he shall put that to him Pam probably swear at me.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/02/2017 11:45:52Report Post Report this
And me, Geoff! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 07/02/2017 12:15:15Report Post Report this
He did swear at me Pam.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/03/2017 13:15:21Report Post Report this
Pam, I can swear at Geoff but not the person that sorts this lot out for a super weekend, looking forward to it, Me and my new pal Betty don't know what she will make of steam engines though. B
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/03/2017 09:04:21Report Post Report this
Be good to meet up with all our friends again at the rally.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 28/03/2017 16:49:51Report Post Report this
Yep, looking forward to it
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    Message posted by geoffb on 10/04/2017 16:18:54Report Post Report this
Booking forms up after Easter as usual I take it.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 10/04/2017 16:32:42Report Post Report this
Hi Geoff, yes, had a horrendous time since August with younger daaughter developing a serious ongoing illness. What with looking after her and having to care for the grandsons life's been hectic and hard so we are a bit behind with the Elvaston paperwork. All being well it SHOULD be with Ratty this week but then takes time for him to format it onto the site but pelase be assured we will all do our best. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 10/04/2017 16:40:47Report Post Report this
While I'm here can I make a plea that EVERYONE reads the booking form and information really carefully. It helps me no end if everyone can write their name and address on the back of their cheque and write out a self addressed envelope for collection of their passes. If you can all remember that the UKCS booking form and subsequent discount is only available to members with a username which should be listed on the form that saves me a lot of work, too. You can't print UKCS booking forms for your family or friends as it won't be accepted. UKCS is free to join so get family and friends to join then they will reap the benefits. Rant Over! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 10/04/2017 16:45:18Report Post Report this
Think I've said it once but will let you all know again that the discount advance bookings close a week earlier this year, 10th June, so don't miss out. The rally is the earliest it can possibly be and sorting all the paperwork, stuffing all the envelopes and doing high finance takes a LOT of time. Will give regular reminders of this to try to help everyone out. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/04/2017 15:46:09Report Post Report this
Will do I hope. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/04/2017 18:06:49Report Post Report this
Well if you don't get it right, Barry, there's no hope for the rest of them! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 16:39:55Report Post Report this
Woo hoo, forms are now with Ratty. It obviously takes him quite a bit of time to get them into UKCS format THEN get back to us for approval to go ahead before he can put them on the website but plans are now underway for all you eager beavers! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/04/2017 16:45:09Report Post Report this
Can I start a countdown.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 16:46:13Report Post Report this
A PLEA.... Neither UKCS or Elvaston's own advance booking forms are on the websites yet. If you're paying with BACS PLEASE don't just send me an email to say you've paid and are attending. Our systems just don't work like that. In order to process your application to stay with us we need a fully completed form AND, to make my life easier, a self addressed envelope in order for you to collect your camping passes and wristbands on arrival. Unless and until all these are numbered and tie-up we can't do anything. For those of you who have pre-booked previously you may have wondered what the numbers are on your envelope. They are your unique reference number which is noted on your booking form, cheque and envelope to keep everything in order. Thanks for your co-operation. PamPost last edited on 19/04/2017 12:54:34
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 16:49:26Report Post Report this
REFUNDS This year our treasurer has said there are to be NO REFUNDS unless the rally is cancelled. All cheques are to be given to her as soon as they reach us so I won't be able to help as I have in other years should a cancellation be necessary. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 16:58:58Report Post Report this
Feel free, Barry! The way things are the rally will be here before we know it! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 18:20:34Report Post Report this
Noooohhhh, Barry, am not nearly ready and Chichester, our steam roller, is still in bits and minus its front axle! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/04/2017 18:31:12Report Post Report this
Pity the old Boiler&Crank isn't still here they would soon sort it out, every Man was a craftsman, magic just to watch them.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 18:36:13Report Post Report this
Well my old man CAN be a crank, lol, but he is an engineering magician WHEN he has the time. There's not a lot of that about at the moment. Everything crossed Chichester WILL make it to the rally. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/04/2017 18:37:48Report Post Report this
So far he has made a new front axle and new bearings. Now to get them in then she can have her steam test. Passed her cold test with flying colours, whew! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/04/2017 21:16:24Report Post Report this
I've seen the steam test done many a time.
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    Message posted by Martra on 19/04/2017 11:22:31Report Post Report this
Can I use the booking Form on elvaston steam rally site to book for the weekend camping
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    Message posted by Ratty on 19/04/2017 11:25:45Report Post Report this
Hiya, you can, but you won't be part of the UKCampsite.co.uk group, nor will you qualify for our rate. I will be drafting the forms hopefully today, so they should be ready in the next 24 hours. Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 19/04/2017 11:46:36Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/04/2017 12:53:21Report Post Report this
Hi, UKCS members are entitled to a special advance booking discount which is only available to members and not the general public. If members would like to come along with friends who are non-members then the non-members MUST use the booking form on the Elvaston Steam Rally's own page and pay the standard rate, not the UKCS members discounted rate. Anyone who is a non-member who has access to the UKCS booking form will have their application rejected. The best thing to do for family and friends who would like to join you at Elvaston is to join UKCS then their booking will be problem free. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 19/04/2017 21:44:42Report Post Report this
UKCAMPSITE is free to join, what is wrong with people using their form but not joining, I just don't get it.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2017 08:25:19Report Post Report this
Me, neither, Barry....especially when a member encloses a few forms, all in their username and provide one envelope for all the passes for everyone in the group THEN get shirty with me when I let them know there will be a supplement to pay for each non-member on arrival! Yes, folks, we can and do check that people are members and we check if mulitple bookings are being made with one username. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/04/2017 08:46:06Report Post Report this
Newbies, please note that the Elvaston camping phone number is, literally just a phone. We cannot access text or voice messages. The number is available 9-5 Monday-Friday. Email is a good alternative and probably better than phoning should I need to get hold of any information for you. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Pam
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    Message posted by Ratty on 21/04/2017 08:45:43Report Post Report this
Hi all, please find the Elvaston 2017 Booking Form here All the dates are correct, if anyone sees a form with the wrong dates you will need to fully refresh the page and the form will be correct. Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 21/04/2017 16:32:40Report Post Report this
Done, Ready to post.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/04/2017 17:30:47Report Post Report this
Wonder if you will be my number one as usual, Barry? Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 21/04/2017 18:02:08Report Post Report this
Na, they will be out to get Me I really started something early booking. But once its done something less to think about.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/04/2017 10:51:46Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, Just to let you all know there are no plans for me to see the P O Box man until at least Mid May so there will be a consideralble delay in acknowledging applications. Thank you for your patience. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/04/2017 11:18:45Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam, I have posted the form!! just in case it goes walk about again. Barry1984.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/04/2017 11:48:48Report Post Report this
Fingers crossed for you, Barry! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/04/2017 11:51:43Report Post Report this
Quick note for everyone, PLEASE check the envelopes posted to us have ample postage as our P O Box man WON'T be going to collect any underpaid items. Any underpaid envelopes may eventually be returned to you but this will probably be too late for the advanced booking discount. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/04/2017 11:53:51Report Post Report this
While, once again, we're on the subject of posting applications PLEASE don't send your envelope registered or recorded as they cannot be signed for at our end so will eventually be making their way back to you as undelivered mail. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/04/2017 12:22:35Report Post Report this
I put my form entry envelope and cheque in a 9"x4" envelope and it went thru the stupid slot they now measure your mail with and sent it 2nd class, as I knew it would be a long time before you did a pick up. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/04/2017 12:56:22Report Post Report this
Good idea for everyone to get their applications to us in plenty of time this year as advance bookings close a week earlier than usual. Due to the rally being the earliest it can possibly be and circumstances beyond our control any bookings arriving after the Saturday 10th June cannot be processed and will, eventually be returned to you by Royal Mail so please don't miss out. I know in the past we have tried to squeeze a few late bookers in who are a day or two over but this year we really can't Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/04/2017 20:09:48Report Post Report this
Sent my form in yesterday.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/04/2017 20:28:32Report Post Report this
Wow, thanks Geoff, you and Barry will have a lovely rally, just the two of you and your stewards! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/04/2017 20:36:25Report Post Report this
Ha Ha, well that's not going to happen is it.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/04/2017 20:41:21Report Post Report this
Probably not, Barry, as Grantham provides so many campers at Elvaston they could hold a rally on their own!
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/04/2017 22:32:59Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by nich77 on 26/04/2017 22:39:04Report Post Report this
there is a grantham steam rally 3rd june
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    Message posted by geoffb on 27/04/2017 08:27:05Report Post Report this
Yes at Gonerby .
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    Message posted by HighSlayer on 27/04/2017 10:16:17Report Post Report this
I'd love to go to this but am working right across that weekend. Annoyingly I'll be working closer to Elvaston than where I live!
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    Message posted by geoffb on 30/04/2017 14:12:14Report Post Report this
That's Awful mate so near yet so far .
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 02/05/2017 11:43:38Report Post Report this
Hi all   we are ready for this been such a long time x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/05/2017 11:53:45Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by geoffb on 02/05/2017 16:46:07Report Post Report this
Hi Amanda see you going Dorset camping visit Monkey world world and Bovington tank museum next door may get a drive in a tank lol. be good to meet up with you both gat the tx off Garry ok .
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 02/05/2017 23:05:54Report Post Report this
hi Geoff need to update my list we did that last year visited both   had a blast x
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 03/05/2017 09:26:48Report Post Report this
Hi Amanda, hope you and Garry are ok. Really missed Elvaston last year so hope to see you there this time
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    Message posted by geoffb on 07/05/2017 15:24:12Report Post Report this
Hi Eunice be good to meet up again be our usual mob lol.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/05/2017 16:24:27Report Post Report this
All being well will see my P O Box man a week on Tuesday evening. As soon as possible after that will start a thread of UKCS attendees. If you're thinking about coming and would like to book in advance to get the best possible price then please remember our earlier closing date of 10th June. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by mart893 on 09/05/2017 01:25:57Report Post Report this
well i'm back and up for another year at Elvaston, here's hoping the weather stays nice and not too windy....I'm in a tent this year lol.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 09/05/2017 11:29:34Report Post Report this
Hope so I'm fed up with this wind is it ever going to stop. B
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 09/05/2017 13:09:18Report Post Report this
form posted can't wait to see you all
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 09/05/2017 13:11:17Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 09/05/2017 13:12:09Report Post Report this
You'll all be happy to hear the exhibitor/camper wristbands arrived this morning. Very fetching they are, too! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 09/05/2017 13:13:42Report Post Report this
Great stuff, Barry.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 09/05/2017 13:24:14Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by mart893 on 09/5/2017
well i'm back and up for another year at Elvaston, here's hoping the weather stays nice and not too windy....I'm in a tent this year lol.
Be good to see you again Mart as we missed you last year .
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    Message posted by Craig69 on 10/05/2017 14:19:01Report Post Report this
Hi, What are the camping facilities like at Elvaston? Just wanted to know as I'd like to come along (if not this year, certainly next) but will have a baby and toddler in tow so could do with some toilet / shower facilities. Just wondered if we were looking at toilet blocks or portaloos? Thanks, Craig.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 10/05/2017 15:02:25Report Post Report this
Hi Craig, the camping is in a farmer's field but we have portaloos and free hot showers. Obviously there are no hook ups but we have waste and fresh water points. Camping is directly opposite the showground. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/05/2017 10:23:56Report Post Report this
Question for the mods..... Had a chap ring up today who was NOT a UKCS memnber but said he had found the form on the Internet and printed it off. It was clearly a UKCS form he was reading from. I thought only members had access to the booking forms but maybe I am wrong given every year we have a few bookings clearly from non-members. Have suggested he join! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 12/05/2017 07:58:03Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 19/4/2017
Hi, UKCS members are entitled to a special advance booking discount which is only available to members and not the general public. If members would like to come along with friends who are non-members then the non-members MUST use the booking form on the Elvaston Steam Rally's own page and pay the standard rate, not the UKCS members discounted rate. Anyone who is a non-member who has access to the UKCS booking form will have their application rejected. Just a reminder The best thing to do for family and friends who would like to join you at Elvaston is to join UKCS then their booking will be problem free. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/05/2017 17:08:34Report Post Report this
Have just looked and it appears anyone can access the UKCS form by searching for it BUT I'm very strict about UKCS usernames and check that people who say they are members actually are. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/05/2017 18:22:29Report Post Report this
You tell em Pam, stop bucking the system its there for a reason.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/05/2017 18:39:02Report Post Report this
Thanks for your support, Barry. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/05/2017 18:42:59Report Post Report this
Seeing my P O Box man on Tuesday night, only 28 advanced bookings so far including both public and UKCS. Remember there are less than 4 weeks left to get your advanced bookings to us in order to qualify for the UKCS extra booking discount price. This year we can have NO exceptions to our closing date, once 10th June has passed we won't be able to receive any more applications. They will be put back in the post marked "return to sender" so please post in plenty of time. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 14/05/2017 20:13:11Report Post Report this
easy weekend for us stewards then although will still have to keep the Grantham massive under control lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/05/2017 20:21:09Report Post Report this
LOL, Tracy!! In your dreams! There will be more stewards and security staff than campers at this rate! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/05/2017 21:33:59Report Post Report this
Pam, you always say that and it gets bigger and bigger each year rain permitting
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    Message posted by geoffb on 15/05/2017 08:33:40Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 14/5/2017
easy weekend for us stewards then although will still have to keep the Grantham massive under control lol
Yes keep Barry on a lead stop him running amuck.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/05/2017 13:44:17Report Post Report this
Oh no, don't do that, Geoff. I remember when he had the dog lead round his middle and was pulled over injuring himself. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/05/2017 14:31:59Report Post Report this
Well I doubt that will happen with Betty, altho she pulls on the lead but having played with her ball will walk with you, I just have to get her tired before I walk over to the rally.
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    Message posted by fireworks on 15/05/2017 14:43:41Report Post Report this
Got the wife searching for our chequebook, not used it since booking for last year. Will send booking form when she's found it.
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    Message posted by richyb on 16/05/2017 16:53:44Report Post Report this
Hiya Pam Richyb here. Have you started to send confirmation emails to those who requested them? as not had mine, if you have. If answer is yes to my question can you check om my app as not heard anything yet. Thanks
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/05/2017 17:43:09Report Post Report this
Hi Richy, no, as stated 8 posts back I am, all being well, seeing my P O Box man tonight. Tomorrow's job, if all goes to plan, will be sending all the confirmations out. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/05/2017 17:45:44Report Post Report this
A quick plea/reminder, don't send your application recorded or registered mail as there may not be anyone there to sign for it. Our P O Box chap will NOT be going to the local sorting office to collect signed for mail so eventually it will be returned to you and you probably won't be in time to get the advanced booking discount. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/05/2017 16:39:23Report Post Report this
Here's the list of UKCS attendees for Elvaston 2017. I will update when I can. Pam Barry1984 RichyB Shorty69 JanetandPaul SusanSkipiol Martra Lowerlargo GeoffB CaravanTon Mart893 Yeo1
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/05/2017 17:06:52Report Post Report this
Great stuff, roll on. B
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 17/05/2017 17:14:54Report Post Report this
Hello young pamcram sending app form of this Friday down loaded app very easy filled out making shore that names on every thing plus UK username so hopefully get it next week fingers crossed then see you down there and yes new to this yorkyboy(Martin)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/05/2017 17:17:23Report Post Report this
Welcome, Martin, there are a few UKCS newbies this year. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/05/2017 17:20:20Report Post Report this
Just a little warning, as I've explained previously NO applications can be processed after 10th June so the UKCS application form will be taken down a few days early this year prior to that date in order to avoid disappointment. There will still be pitches available but the on the day price for all non-booked units will be 50. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/05/2017 11:56:26Report Post Report this
Only THREE WEEKS tomorrow until advanced bookings close. I know it's horribly early this year but so is the rally. Save yourself 13 and book now to avoid disappointment. Pam
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 19/05/2017 14:40:22Report Post Report this
In the post this very morning he he
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/05/2017 14:49:54Report Post Report this
Great decision, Yorkyboy! Now, where are our missing usual suspects? Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 19/05/2017 17:09:41Report Post Report this
We are in except Neil, keep telling Him to get his finger out.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/05/2017 17:35:56Report Post Report this
Thanks, Barry, a great Elvaston ambassador x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 11:29:29Report Post Report this
THREE WEEKS today the booking form will disappear from the site, save yourself a few quid and get that application printed and posted! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 11:30:37Report Post Report this
If you don't have a printer it's fine to handwrite the form add your details and send that off. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 11:35:40Report Post Report this
Starting to process the forms and, so far, two cheques made out incorrectly, not UKCS I hasten to add! Blinking nuisance though. Please check that you've filled in the form and cheque correctly to save us all some time. Pam
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 24/05/2017 12:27:01Report Post Report this
Young Pam yorkboy think I filled it out right didnt I ??? I hope!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 12:30:28Report Post Report this
YOUNG Pam, lol!!! You will have a nasty shock if you meet me! Barry, Geoff, the Nichs and Tigermouse will be sniggering so loudly it's a wonder we can't hear them! Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 24/05/2017 12:49:30Report Post Report this
(Snigger, snigger)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 12:55:23Report Post Report this
Oi, watch it, Tigermouse....but about what I expected, LOL! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/05/2017 14:43:54Report Post Report this
I can't say owt I got my first one wrong.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/05/2017 14:46:50Report Post Report this
The form I mean, certainly not young Pam and I can say that now every body is young now.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 14:52:42Report Post Report this
LOL, thanks, Barry x Pam
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 24/05/2017 16:01:20Report Post Report this
What have I started so sorry YOUNG PAM he! he!
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    Message posted by nich77 on 24/05/2017 16:42:44Report Post Report this
lol would we laugh xx
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 17:01:13Report Post Report this
Errrmmm, maybe JUST a little, Tracy x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 17:03:06Report Post Report this
Well I WAS young when I started this a few decades ago! Little did I know what I was letting myself in for back in the early 1980s. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 17:15:20Report Post Report this
Am not being rude or ignoring anyone but my email address regularly has requests to befriend people on Linkdin or whatever it's called. I'm not a member, nor can I see myself joining and besides I don't know whether or not these requests are genuine. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/05/2017 20:40:30Report Post Report this
Pam, I was asked to join to help a cousins daughter with her university work, since then I get loads of emails from them trying to connect me the other people on this network and trying to find me a job!! Don't get conned. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/05/2017 21:03:46Report Post Report this
Ohh, thank you for that, Barry. At the risk of offending people I will steer well clear! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/05/2017 10:46:32Report Post Report this
Pam, I think its for the young seeking new jobs and connecting with other people looking for work connections. Not what I need.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/05/2017 11:34:58Report Post Report this
Me, neither, Barry Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/05/2017 13:35:53Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, gentle reminder.....the advance booking form will be removed from UKCS a week on Wednesday. TWO WEEKS today advance booking closes. After 10th June no further applications for advanced bookings can be taken. Due to a situation beyond my control there can be no exceptions to our cut off date this year. If you're local-ish to the P O Box please don't waste your time nipping round with your form as some clever clogs have done in the past. Any late applications in post or person will not be seen by me so cannot be processed in time for collection at the rally meaning you may turn up to find there is no record of you and no pitch for you. I will try to keep bumping this up until a week on Wednesday in the hope that all interested members who have not yet booked will have ample opportunity to make an advanced booking if required. Thanks for reading. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/05/2017 13:39:12Report Post Report this
If you've sent your booking off and wonder why you've not had any notification it will be because I've not seen my P O Box man lately and probably won't see him now until 10th June when we will have our final handover of forms. I anticipate all bookings will be acknowledged by Wednesday 14th June so if you've not heard from me by then please email me, as long as your application was posted off in plenty of time! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/05/2017 13:37:12Report Post Report this
My P O Box man has been in touch, only another 30 advanced booking applications in total, UKCS and public campers. Can I ask those who haven't pre-booked but usually do if they are intending to pre book or see what the weather is like nearer the time and come "on spec" please? Just curious! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by tparkes on 28/05/2017 20:16:31Report Post Report this
Hi Pam, we usually pre-book and will certainly do again tomorrow (which will go in Tuesday's post). There are usually a couple of other family members and I will get in touch with them to see if they are still going - hope so! Thanks Teresa
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/05/2017 20:35:22Report Post Report this
Ohh, Thank you, Teresa. I realise not everyone will see this so have no idea about the early closing date. I fear a lot of people are going to miss out. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 28/05/2017 23:13:09Report Post Report this
Its not rocket science Easter start looking for Elvaston steam rally posts. Simples as Mr Alexander Meer Kat would say.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/05/2017 10:14:30Report Post Report this
ONE WEEK TOMORROW the Elvaston rally advanced booking form will be removed from site! You have been warned! Details of the Rally are here The Booking form is here Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 30/05/2017 15:31:46Report Post Report this
looks like be down on numbers this year sincerely hope not YOUNG Pam (snigger ) as far as I know our little gang are all going 6 or 7 units .
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/05/2017 17:26:19Report Post Report this
Keep flying the flag for the Grantham Massive, Geoff! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/05/2017 17:38:09Report Post Report this
Hi Gang, The regulars will know the drill and hopefully we have written eveything out in plain English which should be easy to understand for the newbies. Sorry but it's no good contacting other members of the rally committee if you've not had an acknowledgement of your booking. Not even our Chairman will know if it's arrived. Please don't worry that your cheque hasn't been cashed. We do say on the info, "Cheques will not be cashed until a week before the Rally." Likewise if your tickets haven't arrived then I've got news for you, they won't!!! It does say on the booking info [sorry to shout here] PLEASE NOTE: YOUR STEAM RALLY ADMISSION WRISTBANDS AND CAMPING PERMITS WILL NOT BE RETURNED IN THE POST, THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION WHEN YOU CHECK IN WITH THE STEWARDS. Not sure how that isn't clear enough and I really don't want people to be worried and anxious about these issues when they should enjoy looking forward to a great weekend but please help us to help you and wade through all the necessary info before having a panic. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 30/05/2017 21:43:11Report Post Report this
Don't let that halo slip Pam, God put them there to try you.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/05/2017 10:09:28Report Post Report this
LOL, thanks, Barry, as if I've not got enough on my plate at the mo without committee members emailing me to see why cheques haven't been cashed and tickets not arriving have an emergency appointment as hospital safto which, rather worryingly, is on a ward rather than in clinic. Hoping they don't keep me in or everything will be booxed! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 31/05/2017 11:38:12Report Post Report this
Just hope every thing turns out right for you today and always.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/05/2017 11:46:42Report Post Report this
Thank you, Barry, slightly stressful situation here! Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 31/05/2017 11:50:29Report Post Report this
Good luck Pam . Barry are you still reusing your self addressed envelope lol .
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    Message posted by Ratty on 31/05/2017 11:52:33Report Post Report this
Don't forget folks that the discounted rate with advanced booking closes on 7th June, so if you want to attend and have not sent off your form yet, please do so to ensure you don;t miss out on the discounted rates Details of the Rally are here The Booking form is here Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 31/05/2017 11:53:34Report Post Report this
Na, I've made a new one, just found the old one in the hut where I stored my caravan bits when I cleaned it out.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 31/05/2017 11:57:52Report Post Report this
Barry had better NOT use his old envelopes, Geoff, as reference numbers written onto it change year on year. The reference numbers on the envelopes need to tally with the application forms, my lists of attendees plus cheques or BACS payments. If I am ever audited there is a clear trail of what is where! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 31/05/2017 14:46:44Report Post Report this
I always blanked it out for the next year.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 31/05/2017 20:16:22Report Post Report this
There told you he was tight.
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 01/06/2017 07:41:15Report Post Report this
Young Pam you going for bowtxt no praying for you Pam God bless Yorkyboy (Martin)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 01/06/2017 09:45:31Report Post Report this
Thank you, Martin, nah, have more than enough meds and was given another to take for life at hospital yesterday! At least they let me come home! Pam x
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 01/06/2017 10:53:41Report Post Report this
Hi Pam , had a question on Facebook , can you advise if there are new attractions for this year please, as well as the usual fantastic displays and stalls etc ?
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 01/06/2017 11:05:38Report Post Report this
Pleased they let you out Pam, see you soon.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 01/06/2017 13:25:18Report Post Report this
Hi Webmaster, on Sunday we have camel racing!! That new enough?! The dancing diggers are returning both days much to the delight of many. Not sure what else new there is, sorry. Pam
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    Message posted by Webmaster on 01/06/2017 13:37:58Report Post Report this
Fantastic , I'm intrigued by the camel racing !!
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    Message posted by sunncamp owner on 02/06/2017 09:18:52Report Post Report this
Good Morning! looking forward to this years event (hopefully no rain) as we really missed it! have to admit I have downloaded the none ukcs form and sent that in by accident DOH! Never mind hope to see confirmation of this soon......we are bringing some more newbies this year to experience this cracking event, im sure they will become regulars like us! See you in a month!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 02/06/2017 11:48:16Report Post Report this
Great news, Suncamp owner! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/06/2017 18:41:42Report Post Report this
Did you really say Camel racing!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 02/06/2017 19:02:32Report Post Report this
Yep!!! Well our visitors said they wanted something different! Camel racing is on Sunday only. The times of this event will be displayed on a board by the main arena. The dancing diggers will perform two dispays on the Saturday and two on the Sunday, again times will be displayed at the side of the main arena. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 02/06/2017 19:38:21Report Post Report this
I an intrigued to say the least.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/06/2017 12:27:32Report Post Report this
Folks, the application form for advanced bookings will disappear from site on Wednesday and, if your form isn't with us by next Saturday, then it will be too late and cannot be processed. Should your form not arrive in time there will be on spec pitches available at a cost of 50 per family, 2 adults and any under 16s. Pam
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    Message posted by Robinh on 04/06/2017 07:04:44Report Post Report this
Hi Pam, 2015 - busted leg, 2016 - wet, 2017 - 3rd time lucky? Posted this year's application last Friday, please be kind.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 04/06/2017 13:28:22Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Robinh on 04/6/2017
Hi Pam, 2015 - busted leg, 2016 - wet, 2017 - 3rd time lucky? Posted this year's application last Friday, please be kind.
Rooting for Robinh .
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/06/2017 15:18:33Report Post Report this
ADVANCED BOOKING APPLICATION ALERT!!! The advanced booking form will ony be available for THREE more days after today!!! Remember your form needs to reach us by Saturday 10th June or your booking cannot be accepted. It will not be seen after that date. If you miss the cut-off date you won't have any passes or wristbands to collect on arrival, just 50 to pay! Will do a daily count-down to Wednesday in the hope no-one misses out. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/06/2017 13:41:48Report Post Report this
ADVANCED BOOKING APPLICATION ALERT!!! The advanced booking form will ony be available for TWO more days after today!!! Remember your form needs to reach us by Saturday 10th June or your booking cannot be accepted. It will not be seen after that date. If you miss the cut-off date you won't have any passes or wristbands to collect on arrival, just 50 to pay! Will do a daily count-down to Wednesday in the hope no-one misses out. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2017 13:54:30Report Post Report this
So sorry to have to say that two UKCS members are going to be disappointed not to be getting their advanced booking application to us. My P O Box man has phoned me to say there are two underpaid UKCS applications at the sorting office. He won't be going to pay to collect them. We do say on the information sheets please ensure you have correct postage. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2017 14:01:00Report Post Report this
Penultimate daily update.... TOMORROW, Wednesday 7th June, the advanced booking form will be removed from the site. You then have until Saturday10th June to get your form to us. That's when the final handover will be between the P O Box man and me. After Saturday NO further applications can be accepted. I usually try to accomodate the few stragglers we always seem to get but this year am sorry it won't be possible to help any would be late bookers. We will have plenty of space for non-booked units, the price will be 50 per couple including any accompanying under 16s. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2017 15:51:26Report Post Report this
Are we getting all the filthy weather out of the way now so that it can be glorious for Elvaston? Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 06/06/2017 17:04:22Report Post Report this
I will talk to our friendly Shaman for some assistance nearer the date. Under paying postage sooner pay more then no problems better to get it assessed in post office if not shore.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2017 17:38:04Report Post Report this
My sentiments exactly re postage, Goeff. A few pennies saved will cost you 13 if we've not got your booking form! Not worth the risk. Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 06/06/2017 20:18:06Report Post Report this
Was hoping to see my name on your list. Posted it first class so should not be in the underpaid section! Didn't have a printer so I wrote it out. Hope that it is going to be good weather as looking forward to seeing the camel racing. Taking it that it is the couple off location, location, location running it!x
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    Message posted by becca307 on 06/06/2017 20:19:12Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 06/6/2017
My sentiments exactly re postage, Goeff. A few pennies saved will cost you 13 if we've not got your booking form! Not worth the risk. Pam
I get updates from Geoff by text's. Saves me finding WiFi!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 06/06/2017 21:07:22Report Post Report this
Hi Becca, the final update will be done after this weekend, maybe Monday but more likely to be Tuesday. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by becca307 on 07/06/2017 02:59:34Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 06/6/2017
Hi Becca, the final update will be done after this weekend, maybe Monday but more likely to be Tuesday. Kind Regards Pam
Thanks x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/06/2017 10:38:26Report Post Report this
TODAY'S THE DAY!!!! The advanced booking form will be removed from the site later in order for everyone to get their applications to us by Saturday. I am seeing my P O Box man on Saturday for the final handover of the year. If it's not in my hot little hand by Saturday then sorry but you have missed out on your UKCS special advanced booking discount for this year. There should be space available on the day for non booked units. The cost, apart from single people or those with extra adults, will be 50. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/06/2017 15:37:47Report Post Report this
Sorry, have to laugh but it's not funny. Chap emailed me and I replied promptly knowing he wouldn't really like my answer. THEN the same chap rang me with the same question! Yep, the answer was still the same. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/06/2017 18:28:12Report Post Report this
Just a few hours left for you to print your booking form, folks! Pam
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    Message posted by Ratty on 07/06/2017 18:39:12Report Post Report this
http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/events/ Elvaston 2017 Booking Form here Full Show Details here Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/06/2017 18:53:28Report Post Report this
Thanks, Ratty Everyone has until Saturday to get their forms to us. Pam
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 07/06/2017 20:19:27Report Post Report this
Hi there Young Pam so what happens if we don't get the form's in time.............just remind me one more time plllleeeeeease think I may have got it but not sure !!!! (don't shout at me )
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    Message posted by pamcram on 07/06/2017 20:27:21Report Post Report this
Are you winding me up, LOL, Yorkyboy! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/06/2017 21:40:05Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 06/6/2017
My sentiments exactly re postage, Goeff. A few pennies saved will cost you 13 if we've not got your booking form! Not worth the risk. Pam
They are out there, and they keep breeding be afraid.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2017 12:15:46Report Post Report this
One lady, bless her, has been ringing me almost hourly with her updates. 1] I found the form 2] I printed the form 3] I have filled the form in 4] I have written a cheque 5] Everything is enveloped up 6] I'm going to the post office today 7] My envelope is posted first class and the lady in the post office checked it for size and weight Whew....just awaiting the calls now asking if it's arrived! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2017 12:16:50Report Post Report this
If your form is still waiting to be posted then send it off, first class today! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2017 12:19:21Report Post Report this
SHHH, souldn't tell you this but the public camping form will be available for just a few more hours. It'll cost you an extra 3 but save you a tenner on the gate price. www.elvastonsteam.co.uk Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/06/2017 12:20:12Report Post Report this
I like that Lady, you can't say she didn't inform you.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/06/2017 12:55:04Report Post Report this
Yes, she seemed VERY keen on attending the event! Hope she has a lovely time. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/06/2017 15:24:56Report Post Report this
Pretty sure she will, unless the heavens open. Not long now. B.
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 08/06/2017 15:42:49Report Post Report this
I wound not dare not like that me he!he!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 09/06/2017 10:38:59Report Post Report this
Really is the last and final day for posting. Hope to update the thread by Tuesday night, fingers crossed. Please don't think you can sneak in under the wire with a late BACS payment. Your money may be there but your envelope containing your passes will not be there when you arrive as I won't have seen your application. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 09/06/2017 11:18:28Report Post Report this
Ooooh is that the schoolteacher showing through!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 17:42:17Report Post Report this
ME, Barry, Noooooohhhhh, never! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 17:44:11Report Post Report this
OK, folks, I know you're sick of me by now but I'd like to say a HUGE than you to each and every one of you who are supporting us this year. We really do appreciate all of you who come along year in year out, the newbies who give us a whirl and all those who recommend us to family and friends. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 17:45:18Report Post Report this
I saw my P O Box man today and now have all the forms collected in. Will be sending out acknowledgements over the next few days so look out for an email from me. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 17:52:58Report Post Report this
Some of you may be aware I've not been quite my usual fabulous cheery self lately, sorry about that. Health wise things are a bit tricky at the mo so today I have had to hand my rally phone over to another committee member, Helen, hopefully until the week of the rally when I can reclaim it. Helen won't have access to ANY booking info so please don't ask her. I expect her main job will be telling folk [not UKCS, of course,] that advanced booking is now closed but we have space for on-spec units from 2pm on Friday 30th June. The cost will be 50 apart from single people and those with more than 2 adults. If you do need any further info then please email me and I will do my best to reply although it may take me a couple of days so please bear with me. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 17:58:30Report Post Report this
PLEASE, does anyone know Mark [Pumacar] from Northampton or hopefully he may read this thread!! Mark, your envelope arrived with your cheque and self addressed enveople for collection but NO booking form was enclosed so I have no idea of your requirements for pitching, vehicle, caravan/camping or wristbands for the number of people in your group. Please email me your details and I will sort this out for you. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 17:59:57Report Post Report this
WHEW, THINK that's all for now. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/06/2017 18:13:47Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by tparkes on 11/06/2017 18:48:57Report Post Report this
Pam, you are doing a fantastic job as usual. Sorry to hear you haven't been too well. Hope we have sunshine this year!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 18:59:55Report Post Report this
Thank you, Theresa. Have to say the NHS are really being kind and helpful trying to get me right. Here's to the sunshine! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 21:11:30Report Post Report this
Quickie for our previous visitors..... I can now confirm the camping field entrance is through the gate which is directly opposite the big wide Elvaston Castle main car park entrance. The main field for campers and Blue Badge Holders is in the first field. The field for people with generators is back to its "old" position in the field on the right hand side of the main camping field as you look at it with your back to the gate. If that sounds far too confusing for our newbies please don't worry, Tracy, Alan and our valued stewards will, in the nicest possible way, sort you out. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/06/2017 21:24:47Report Post Report this
Yea, back to sanity whoop whoop.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 21:47:05Report Post Report this
My sentiments entirely, Barry x x x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 11/06/2017 21:54:09Report Post Report this
yeah we will indeed sort you out and tell you where to go lol.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/06/2017 22:05:58Report Post Report this
LOVE IT, Tracy. Was good to see you today. Sorry it couldn't have been longer. Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 11/06/2017 23:34:54Report Post Report this
Tracy be you and Becca birthday againe.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 15:00:20Report Post Report this
The old timers will know how carefully and accurately your packages are made up with wristbands, car passes and camping passes [AHEM!!!] This year 5 year old Flynn has counted all the wristbands into envelopes so I'm not taking any responsibility for them! We always ask that you check your envelopes carefully before leaving the booking in area....this year please check VERY carefully. If he got it right you can thank Flynn over on our engine! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 15:58:31Report Post Report this
Here is the full and and should be final list of UKCS members attending the 2017 Elvaston Steam Rally. Many thanks for your kind support of our event where profits are donated to local charities. Pam Barry1984 RichyB Shorty69 JanetandPaul SusanSkipiol Martra Lowerlargo GeoffB CaravanTon Mart893 Yeo1 Corrove Millymandy Jimbob065 SusieB8 ErnieDB YorkyBoy CampingKim MallMax Fireworks Malcmarc Tparkes Wiggygin LittlePaddy Madden007 The 4 As Becca307 beccydyce Clive58 Toerag Tigermouse Lickspeed BrianWhite Francophile1947 tillybates Carol+Andy Glennscoutz Barrylim02 Jarshimar Valeman54 Mazm AntheaSmith DebsKoston RandomRay Fionar2028 Tinkerfairy MickSmith Sheepyspurs Cooper Beccydyce Pumacar ***** PLEASE EMAIL ME!!!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 16:00:02Report Post Report this
Have updated what should be the final list and will email everyone personally over the next couple of days. Thank you for your patience. Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 12/06/2017 17:13:51Report Post Report this
i am sure Flynn has done a wonderful job ( not that you don't Pam )
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 17:24:37Report Post Report this
LOL, Tracy, you know him too well! Tell Alan Flynn chose strawberry cake for his dinner pudding! Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 12/06/2017 17:54:03Report Post Report this
Make it 52 UKCS members .
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 18:09:16Report Post Report this
WHEW, have now emailed everyone who requested email confirmation on their booking form. Sadly lots of familiar names missing but a great to see a good number of newbies this year. Hope everyone has a great time. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 18:11:30Report Post Report this
Don't want this to sound patronising but a BIG pat on the back to all our UKCS advanced bookers. Think this is the first year ever that not one email has bounced which means I could read every single application correctly and not panic because I had failed to get in touch with people. Keep up the good work next year, please! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 18:17:42Report Post Report this
There may be a couple more to add as had 2 UKCS forms with no username. Have emailed them to say a supplement will be payable on arrival if they are not actually UKCS members so watch this space. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2017 18:31:11Report Post Report this
Can we expect any more of the Grantham Massive to turn up on-spec, Geoff? Pam x
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    Message posted by brian white on 12/06/2017 23:33:58Report Post Report this
first class job as always Pam hope engine repairs all went well the parts of engine owning the public seldom see all we need is for some nice weather thanks   
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    Message posted by Robinh on 13/06/2017 00:49:10Report Post Report this
Pam, this is robinh99 at hotmail.com aka Robinh. Can't understand why you don't recognise my UKCS name. Had this before but you remembered then. Cheers.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 13/06/2017 08:53:39Report Post Report this
There is one have not seen on list NEILSAN but may have changed username must ask him he is one of our massive I know he posted it off as badgered him lol .I will ask him later as he is not that mobile first thing .
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/06/2017 11:37:32Report Post Report this
Geoff, Neil told me He has had confirmation of his booking.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 11:45:34Report Post Report this
Thank you, RobinH, have recorded you as a UKCS member. You may not be aware I've not been too good, health wise, and have had help with the forms this year. If no UKCS username has been filled in then my helpers would have recorded you as a non-member. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/06/2017 11:49:16Report Post Report this
Get well soon Pam, don't want you poorly for the big weekend.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 11:50:37Report Post Report this
Sorry about missing Neilsan off the list. Don't know how I have managed that!!! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 11:54:08Report Post Report this
Thanks, Barry. Dox can't seem to get my meds right which isn't helping at all. Was there yesterday with yet more to try so am hoping they will get the job sorted and I will be whizzing around as usual. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/06/2017 11:54:29Report Post Report this
Hi Pam, Neil paid by the bank and got a received that it had been accepted. I noticed He was not on the list and texted him yesterday thats the reply I got. Hope this helps. B
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 12:15:35Report Post Report this
Thank you, Barry. I wonder if his BACS payment went through but we've not had his form and self addressed envelope. Please will you check with him and let me know? If we've not had his paperwork we will need to try to sort something out for him. Is he able to email me, please, or could I sort it out by email with you? Many thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 12:18:45Report Post Report this
PLEASE, if anyoone has issues/problems will you email me so that I can help to sort it out for you ASAP. Please don't ring me as someone else is helping with that for a couple of weeks. They only have the basic info such as arrival times, no hook-ups for the hairdrier, disabled pitches and so on. The lady who is personning the phone doesn't have access to any booking info. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 13/06/2017 13:31:54Report Post Report this
Hi Pam have now sorted our friend out with Helen she has his payment with her and all now ok thanks everyone
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 13:53:39Report Post Report this
Thank you, Geoff. Please will you email me Neil's details for my records so that everything ties up? Neil will have an envelope ready for collection. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 16:22:06Report Post Report this
Newbies, some good photos here if you are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElvastonSteamRally/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2017 16:42:01Report Post Report this
Me again, sorry to bother everyone but we have a bit of a problem. We have several BACS payments without any paperwork, no camping application form or addressed envelope for collection. This will obviously make life difficult when you arrive. If you have paid but not submitted a form not to worry but please email me your details and vehicle reg and I can sort out an envelope for you with your wristbands, car parking permits and camping passes. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/06/2017 22:24:56Report Post Report this
He was not the only one then, I suppose that means we have to let him off this time.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 14/06/2017 06:59:46Report Post Report this
Trouble is people DON't READ the instructions .
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 14/06/2017 11:20:37Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/06/2017 12:56:01Report Post Report this
Am already thinking about how we can change the form for next year to make it easier for everyone. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 14/06/2017 18:31:34Report Post Report this
Still seeking PUMACAR Pumacar if you read this thread please email me your full name, car reg, outfit and number of adult/child passes you require. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Many thanks Pam
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    Message posted by sunncamp owner on 15/06/2017 08:38:09Report Post Report this
Well I have had my confirmation e-mail thanks Pam! Looking forward to some good weather now......
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2017 10:23:17Report Post Report this
Everything is crossed! If it is wet the weekend before at least we don't have the county show chewing up the camping and car park fields. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2017 10:24:15Report Post Report this
PLEASE NOTE, the Elvaston Steam Rally is at ELVASTON CASTLE and not elsewhere!! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 15/06/2017 12:22:47Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2017 12:41:39Report Post Report this
Rumours are abounding across the county that the steam rally has moved. Local radio are regularly putting out the news that the steam rally is staying put. Fine for locals who listen but not so good for those who have heard the rumours and are coming from further afield. Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 15/06/2017 13:23:23Report Post Report this
I wonder where that's come from?
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2017 13:27:21Report Post Report this
Hi Eunice, the County Show, always a week or fortnight before Elvaston and held on your camping fields, this year is moving to a new site. Think people are muddling the two events up, adding 2 and 2 and making 5 assuming the steam rally is moving, too. See you all at ELVASTON CASTLE! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/06/2017 11:25:31Report Post Report this
In two week's time your camping fields will be a hive of activity as your stewards get set up!!! Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 18/06/2017 21:52:07Report Post Report this
While at rally look round the Evaston Castle gardens its free .
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 18/06/2017 22:24:50Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 18/6/2017
While at rally look round the Evaston Castle gardens its free .
And well worth going to
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    Message posted by becca307 on 18/06/2017 23:53:49Report Post Report this
Pam. Since booking we have got a new car. Just to give new reg when booking in? Thanks
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2017 09:54:06Report Post Report this
Hi Becca, yes please put your new reg on your security form. Thanks Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 19/06/2017 11:47:51Report Post Report this
Is that the new Bentley you showed me Becca .
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    Message posted by becca307 on 19/06/2017 15:19:56Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 19/6/2017
Is that the new Bentley you showed me Becca .
Sure is. Just awaiting it's tow bar fitting. Will be great!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2017 08:51:07Report Post Report this
PUMACAR, are you there? Please contact me urgently. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.k Pam x
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    Message posted by perry1 on 20/06/2017 20:58:31Report Post Report this
Evening sorry to bother you but panic,i can't seem to find my name on the list,i did request email confirmation also but haven't received. lorna x   Perry1
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2017 07:08:04Report Post Report this
Oh dear, leave it with me and I will try to get back to you later today. Please email me with your FULL details, name uk userame, address, phone and car reg. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Pam
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    Message posted by geoffb on 21/06/2017 07:33:51Report Post Report this
Hope all the people who paid by backs and not filled form in sent spare envelope with name username and address so they cam pick up wrist band parking/camping permits are all sorted out now.
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    Message posted by perry1 on 21/06/2017 07:56:02Report Post Report this
message sent with my details
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    Message posted by nich77 on 21/06/2017 08:56:24Report Post Report this
could it be one of envelopes that had wrong postage
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    Message posted by Brigem on 21/06/2017 15:54:07Report Post Report this
Hi we're new to this site, can anyone let me know if the pitches are generally sold out? We've obviously missed the advanced booking deadline and are a bit worried about driving down from the north east in the hope of getting a pitch but to find it's fully booked. Thanks in advance
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    Message posted by becca307 on 21/06/2017 16:21:57Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Brigem on 21/6/2017
Hi we're new to this site, can anyone let me know if the pitches are generally sold out? We've obviously missed the advanced booking deadline and are a bit worried about driving down from the north east in the hope of getting a pitch but to find it's fully booked. Thanks in advance
There is always space if you turn up at the weekend but you just don't get the member discount 😁
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    Message posted by nich77 on 21/06/2017 16:28:26Report Post Report this
Do not worry we will have plenty off room. We have two very large fields .see you soon
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2017 16:35:40Report Post Report this
Thanks for the reminder, Geoff, we STILL have bacs payments with no name or form/envelope. Am sorry as this makes so much unnecessary work for you already overworked stewards. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2017 16:36:42Report Post Report this
Perry1 is now sorted. Tracy, please remind me to contact you regarding my solution to her problem. Thanks Pam x
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    Message posted by geoffb on 22/06/2017 13:26:22Report Post Report this
Brigem there is plenty of room so don't worry come and enjoy have never known it full with 2 huge fields. google maps Elvaston castle and pan right you may see fields of camping and spaces.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 23/06/2017 16:14:08Report Post Report this
You never give less than your best Pam, looks like son and a few showers for Elvaston, Now on countdown (8)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 23/06/2017 19:47:48Report Post Report this
Awww, thank you, Barry, I do try my very best to help everyone. Still seeking PUMACAR. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 23/06/2017 23:39:05Report Post Report this
That was supposed to be SUN and showers not SON and showers.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/06/2017 09:19:14Report Post Report this
We are all FAR too polite to say anything, Barry. [Apart from that Geoff fella!] Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/06/2017 11:42:25Report Post Report this
He can't spell either it's a Grantham thing, too many distractions out the school windows, Now (7) days.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/06/2017 12:21:09Report Post Report this
Am dyslexic you lucky if you can read my posts mm or unlucky.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/06/2017 13:10:58Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by Brigem on 24/06/2017 15:03:42Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Brigem on 21/6/2017
Hi we're new to this site, can anyone let me know if the pitches are generally sold out? We've obviously missed the advanced booking deadline and are a bit worried about driving down from the north east in the hope of getting a pitch but to find it's fully booked. Thanks in advance
Thanks for the replies everyone (no idea how to link multiple posts yet).
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    Message posted by geoffb on 24/06/2017 23:37:28Report Post Report this
Brigem you will find portable shows unit on the camp site and toilets all over the field and water points and very helpful stewards
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 24/06/2017 23:42:59Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 24/6/2017
Brigem you will find portable shows unit on the camp site and toilets all over the field and water points and very helpful stewards
Did you mean showers Geoff??
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    Message posted by pamcram on 25/06/2017 08:39:09Report Post Report this
Just to let you all know EVERYTHING will be handed over to the Nichs on Tuesday including poor Puma's empty envelope. I MAY have my phone back today but really emailing is best if you have a specific question as I then have time to look things up. Getting close now! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 25/06/2017 11:14:23Report Post Report this
Day(6)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2017 12:35:22Report Post Report this
Message for Linda Boon from Warwickshire. I do not have an email address for you. Our treasurer went to the sorting office and collected your underpaid envelope so will be cashing your cheque BUT she would like the 1.50 she had to pay returning, please, on collection of your pass envelope. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2017 12:36:42Report Post Report this
Pumacar, still not heard from you regarding your missing form. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2017 12:38:49Report Post Report this
Nichs, I am about to start sorting all the envelopes into my version of alphabetical order. I may be gone some time!!! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow when I will TRY to remember everything for the handover. Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 26/06/2017 12:47:02Report Post Report this
lol fair enough.we just checking signage etc all spread out on our lawn
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 26/06/2017 13:11:07Report Post Report this
Day 5.
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    Message posted by geoffb on 26/06/2017 13:14:06Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by Tigermouse on 24/6/2017
Quote: Originally posted by geoffb on 24/6/2017
Brigem you will find portable shows unit on the camp site and toilets all over the field and water points and very helpful stewards
Did you mean showers Geoff??
Sometimes the e & r go missing inside my laptop .
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2017 20:03:33Report Post Report this
Well all the envelopes are now in my sort of alphabetical order. Just off to check that all the BACS payers have sent a form and self addressed envelope for their passes. Wish me luck! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 26/06/2017 20:20:14Report Post Report this
Well, well, well, sorry Tracy, there are STILL two units who have paid by BACS but not sent a form or envelopes. Fortunately all the UKCS folks can have a pat on the back as all your BACS payments tie up beautifully with your envelopes. Tracy, will give you the BACS list. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 27/06/2017 11:21:55Report Post Report this
Day 4
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2017 13:44:58Report Post Report this
Thanks for the countdown, Barry. Wellies at the ready! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2017 13:50:38Report Post Report this
If you need to contact me then email is the best option prior to Thursday, please ring after that. I know all the lovely UKCS folks are patient and understanding not like the person who sent a VERY sarcastic email after he had tried to ring once and my phone was switched off. I do my best to be available 9-5 but, like everyone else on the committee, am an unpaid volunteer raising money for local charities. Having a life limiting illness means real life and medical appointments sometimes get in the way. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 27/06/2017 14:48:59Report Post Report this
Pam, repeat after Me the forecast is wrong we will have sunshine because we have to make up for last year.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2017 15:13:33Report Post Report this
Chanting your mantra, Barry x x x Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2017 15:14:22Report Post Report this
Everything bundled up ready for meeting The Nichs tonight! Pumacar you have a couple of hours left to contact us! Pam
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    Message posted by Ratty on 27/06/2017 15:19:23Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 27/6/2017
Pumacar you have a couple of hours left to contact us! Pam
Hi Pam, just to remind you that not everyone uses the message forums. They will use the rest of the site, hence they have found the details and booked up, but the chances are they aren't reading the forums and will not see these requests to contact you. Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by geoffb on 28/06/2017 11:42:46Report Post Report this
They not even reading the forms and instructions Steve
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2017 11:49:55Report Post Report this
LOL, my thoughts entirely, Geoff! Maybe on the form we could add a plea to keep an eye on the forum for news of the event? PAM
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    Message posted by geoffb on 28/06/2017 14:57:09Report Post Report this
Be good idea Pam its not lack of trying to get them to keep up to date how things are proceeding.
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 28/06/2017 15:22:23Report Post Report this
Hia Pam have it on good arthority I"v had a small word with God to have good weather for Saturday and Sunday don't know about Monday bit iffy but I"ll leave it in his hand's see you all hopefully Friday afternoon Martin Yorkyboy
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 28/06/2017 15:33:18Report Post Report this
Day 3
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2017 17:51:13Report Post Report this
The phone calls have started asking if the rally is still on! YES it is and should anything happen before Friday UKCS will be among the first to hear. Saturday and Sunday look to be good weather, Friday evening may be a little damp. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2017 20:15:32Report Post Report this
Ah, THERE you are, Barry, wondered where your countdown had gorne! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2017 20:22:05Report Post Report this
Can I make my usual plea for folk not to arrive before the advertised time. We will have young cadets on your field until 1pm and cannot let you onto the field when they will be working. Two years ago there was a nasty incident where a young helper had his foot run over so am sure you can appreciate our safety concerns. If you do arrive crazily early there is a huge car park at the big Asda Walmart in nearby Spondon where you could wait until opening time. There's a Macdonalds instore where you could have a drink and a sit down. There's no rush to be first on the field as there will be plenty of pitches for all. Thank you for your co-operation. See you soooooooon. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2017 20:25:54Report Post Report this
Please remember there can be NO new arrivals after 1pm on the Saturday. Saturday arrivals pay 50 as they have full access to the steam rally on the Saturday during the day, the Saturday night event which is not open to the general public and all day Sunday. Friday arrivals are most welcome to join us on Friday. The beer tent will be open on Friday night and entertainment is laid on. Some food stalls will be open. There are random bag seaches in operation and no alcohol may be taken onto the showground. Regards, Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 28/06/2017 21:47:08Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2017 09:23:33Report Post Report this
Sorry, folks, but PLEASE remember the steam rally camping number is only a phone for recieving and making calls. It has NO answerphone facility even though it seems as if it has and texts cannot be accessed or sent therefore no messages will get to me. We do state this on our pages but it seems this isn't always understood by everyone. From now until the end of the rally the phone line will be open extended hours, from 9am to 9pm. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 29/06/2017 11:04:34Report Post Report this
Day 2
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    Message posted by pamcram on 29/06/2017 12:03:28Report Post Report this
Thanks as ever, Barry x Pam
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    Message posted by mart893 on 30/06/2017 14:23:47Report Post Report this
Hi Pam , what time do the gates stay open till tonight for the early birds?
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 30/06/2017 20:04:11Report Post Report this
Day 1 We have arrived and to prove it we're here
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2017 00:06:15Report Post Report this
Was GREAT to see so many "old" friends, sadly didn't manage to speak to a single newbie. Hope everyone had a cracking time and am sitting here wondering if Pumacar ever arrived! If any of you couldn't make Elvaston then, in two week's time we have Barton under Needwood Steam Rally and Family Festival just down the A38 from Derby where money will be raised for the Midlands Air Ambulance. We welcome campers to the event where, once again, the Nichs will be stewarding. The cost is only 25 for the weekend. http://www.bartonsteam.co.uk/ Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2017 10:09:34Report Post Report this
Good luck with the packing up to those left on site, wishing you all a safe journey home. See you all, same time, same place, next yeat. Pam
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    Message posted by malcmax on 03/07/2017 13:25:13Report Post Report this
one big thankyou pam and the rest of the team the wife myself and three grandchildren all had a lovely long weekend and hope to join you all next year once again thank you all malcmax
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 03/07/2017 13:29:26Report Post Report this
Young Pam told you it was going to be hot Saturday an Sunday came home today Monday had brilliant time shall be coming again may be able to find you next year thanks for all your effort that you do York it (Martin)
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2017 15:09:17Report Post Report this
Awww, thank you for the thanks, glad you both enjoyed it but it is the Nichs their friends and stewards whoo do all the very hard work over the weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 03/07/2017 15:10:14Report Post Report this
A big thanks to Pam and the rest of the team for another great weekend, and thanks also to Alan for the tent repair. It was nice to catch up with quite a few old (not literally!) faces too - hopefully will see you all again next year   
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/07/2017 16:44:34Report Post Report this
Thank you Pam and Gang for another great weekend, hope to see you all next year.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2017 17:37:34Report Post Report this
You, too, Barry and Tigermouse, was good to catch up with you both over the weekend. Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 03/07/2017 18:09:10Report Post Report this
finally got home after a very slow pack up, everyone kept stopping to chat and our energy just suddenly drained lol.Thanks to all our co-*stewards for your help.Hope all our visitors had a good time and see you next year
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2017 18:19:16Report Post Report this
Thank you, again, Tracy, you did a great job, as ever. Now the burning question is, did Pumacar turn up? Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 03/07/2017 18:31:36Report Post Report this
dont know what his real name is lol . You have left over envelopes only two i think
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2017 18:39:53Report Post Report this
Ah right, thank you, will have a look. Pam x
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    Message posted by fireworks on 04/07/2017 17:51:56Report Post Report this
Well done Pam, the stewards and everyone involved, another brilliant weekend superbly organised as usual.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/07/2017 18:40:14Report Post Report this
Thank you, Janet and John. Glad you had a good weekend.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/07/2017 18:41:12Report Post Report this
Thanks, Tracy, sooooo, the mystery man, Pumacar DID turn up! Odd about the woman and man at war though! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/07/2017 18:59:00Report Post Report this
Arn't woman and man always at war tho!!
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    Message posted by nich77 on 04/07/2017 18:59:26Report Post Report this
what about them i gave them their envelopes well 2 how many were there
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/07/2017 20:05:57Report Post Report this
There were 4 altogether, Tracy. It was the chap and one of the ladies whose envies I still have. Barry, have you not seen the women at war display in the model tent? It's a representation of women's lives during World War 2 BUT they now have a man in their group! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/07/2017 21:43:11Report Post Report this
I had woman at war living at our house during the war, even when I was in my 40s I still referred to them as Aunty Rose and Aunty Olive, etc sadly they are now all deceased, wonderful woman all of them.
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    Message posted by fionar2028 on 05/07/2017 09:09:21Report Post Report this
Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to Pam and team. Superb job by everyone. Hopefully next year we won't need to arrive on the back of a recovery truck!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 11:49:39Report Post Report this
Glad you made it and enjoyed yourselves, Fionar, well done! Heard all about your adventures. Did you get home safely? Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 11:50:33Report Post Report this
What a lovely story, Barry, thank you for sharing. You will have to visit the Women At War in the model tent next year and share your experiences. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 11:52:11Report Post Report this
HUGE thank you to anyone who threw money in the Digger Dance digger buckets as they went round the ring after each performance. 700 was collected and presented to the Air Ambulance after their final performance on Sunday. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 11:54:11Report Post Report this
If anyone would like to comment on the rally please see our Facebook page, scroll down to find it. https://www.facebook.com/ElvastonSteamRally/?hc_ref=SEARCH Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 12:07:14Report Post Report this
Tracy and Alan will be stewarding/helping all over again at Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally and Family Festival on 15th and 16th July just off the A38 near Burton on Trent. Campers are welcome at a very reasonable 25 for the whole weekend. http://www.bartonsteam.co.uk/ We are, once again, raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance. Earlier this year we were pleased to present them with a cheque for 5,000. Pam x
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    Message posted by fionar2028 on 05/07/2017 12:07:39Report Post Report this
Yes thank you. Our Sat Nav took us on a mystery tour to Bakewell, completely the opposite direction to Clumber Park. Never mind, very scenic and we got there in the end! Finally got home to Scarborough about 5pm, so all in all a good day. Thanks once again, and hopefully see you next year
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 12:21:41Report Post Report this
Good gracious, that was some diversion!! See you next year, all being well! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/07/2017 12:32:03Report Post Report this
*$%$(* sat navs.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 12:33:58Report Post Report this
LOL, Barry, remember your Elvaston "experience" one year!!! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/07/2017 13:22:31Report Post Report this
Yes, I'd like to forget it, it did the same thing on the way to Critch we wound up in a builders yard! at least we could turn round, when we got there it was a basic site water and electric laid on, Neil decided it was not up to scratch so moaned that much we came home, we all spent the weekend in a farmers field with cow and sheep**** but because this place didn't have a shower and toilet it was no good.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 14:01:28Report Post Report this
Oh dear, one to avoid then! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/07/2017 14:25:24Report Post Report this
It was ok, just a basic site almost next door to the tram museum. The water and electric right next to your van, not very safe for kids or dog if chasing a ball it would run straight down onto a road. But for a couple of nights would have been ok.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 19:51:40Report Post Report this
One of the funniest moments of the weekend was when we pulled onto the camping field to deliver the last of the paperwork to the Nichs. A deputation literally ran out from the stewards' units, Tracy, Alan and Tracey dashed towards us in our motorhome with Tracy's lips moving to say "Who the Bl**** H*** are they? They needn't think they can pull on here!" Then I saw Alan burst out laughing as he realised it was us in our new motorhome rapidly followed by Tracy giggling. They had both seen our new van at previous events. Tracey still stood there with hands on hips prepared to head us off at the pass!! Not to worry, we are only the organisers! Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 05/07/2017 20:12:41Report Post Report this
We were just doing our job Pam lol i am not used to seeing your new van on our field you normally come across in Daves vn or on your scooter lōl xx
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 21:16:35Report Post Report this
Oh yes, you are right, Tracy, it IS usually Dave's van on the Thursday night then my scooter at other times. Remembering the look on your faces is still making me laugh! Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 05/07/2017 21:19:10Report Post Report this
Alan says you should have had a vehicle permit displayed lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 21:22:46Report Post Report this
Tell Alan to get himself down to Specsavers! We did have a pass, an essential vehicle pass valid for any number of people at all gates!! We could have carted up to 6 people around the site in our new motorhome! Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 05/07/2017 21:29:51Report Post Report this
lol he hasn't long been he is dyslexic so couldn't read it anyway xx
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 21:36:00Report Post Report this
Awww, bless, it is very distinctive as it is a triangular shape and bright orange! Pam x
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    Message posted by nich77 on 05/07/2017 21:38:41Report Post Report this
yeah but he was looking for bright green rectangles.we don't know what the other passes look like or mean lol
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    Message posted by pamcram on 05/07/2017 22:15:01Report Post Report this
Ohh arrr, never thought of that! Will have to decorate our motorhome with every possible permutation next year then! Pam x
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    Message posted by bluenosewidow on 07/07/2017 11:41:19Report Post Report this
We couldn't make it this year and was really disappointed especially after it was cancelled last year. Does anyone know of another steam rally please?
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 07/07/2017 11:44:26Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by bluenosewidow on 07/7/2017
We couldn't make it this year and was really disappointed especially after it was cancelled last year. Does anyone know of another steam rally please?
Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally and Family Festival on 15th and 16th July just off the A38 near Burton on Trent - same stewards as Elvaston
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    Message posted by malcmax on 07/07/2017 17:57:36Report Post Report this
we are going to Whitby traction engine rally 4th 5th&6th august camp and caravan on site from 2nd to 7th no idea what it is like as 1st time we have been
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    Message posted by Yorkyboy on 11/08/2017 22:35:56Report Post Report this
Malcmax did you enjoy Whitby didn't rain too much did it yorkyboy
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    Message posted by malcmax on 12/08/2017 10:53:20Report Post Report this
yorkyboy we had a great time weather was a let down after elvaston but the show was brilliant hope to be back next year      malcmax
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