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Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend July 2018

The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 7th and 8th 2018. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.

Discounted 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 having ferret racing as our main attraction, this is for both adults and children to race against the ferrets! We are also having a flying demonstration of birds of prey in the main arena​ and gundogs will be in the main arena. This year, weather permitting, we will be inviting adults into the main arena to have a go at steering a big steam engine as many have expressed an interest in this. 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 6th July at 1pm to noon on Monday 9th 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 40 covers 2 adults and their children under 16 years. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of 30 for the weekend.

Download your booking form here - Advanced booking now closed

Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd 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.

If you have not booked in advance, you can still attend and pay on the gate

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally

Elvaston Steam Rally




Download your booking form here  - Advanced booking now closed

Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd 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 1pm. 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 fireworks on 07/03/2018 15:19:58Report Post Report this
Hi Pam Any news yet on the booking forms?
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    Message posted by Ratty on 07/03/2018 15:27:52Report Post Report this
Hiya, yes they are open and ready to go You can find the details here Cheers Ratty The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 7th and 8th 2018. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or MotorhomeCamping is from Friday 6th July at 1pm to noon on Monday 9th 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 40 covers 2 adults and their children under 16 years. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of 30 for the weekend. Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018 Advance camping bookings close on 23rd 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. Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018 Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates. You can find the details of the rally and downloadable booking form here Cheers Ratty The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 7th and 8th 2018. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or MotorhomeCamping is from Friday 6th July at 1pm to noon on Monday 9th 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 40 covers 2 adults and their children under 16 years. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of 30 for the weekend. Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018 Advance camping bookings close on 23rd 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. Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018 Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates. You can find further details of the rally and downloadable booking form here
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    Message posted by berniebann on 07/03/2018 21:15:22Report Post Report this
hi can you have a camp fire
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    Message posted by pamcram on 08/03/2018 19:25:22Report Post Report this
Sorry no, Berniebann. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/03/2018 18:43:14Report Post Report this
Why has the single camper gone up to 30, its not like space is at a premium.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/03/2018 19:48:19Report Post Report this
Hi Barry, I'm afraid all our camping costs have risen, land rental, toilets and showers. The showground and car parking have gone up tremendously as have all the services associated with running the rally before we even put a single attraction on the land. Prices are out of my control but it's still not a bad deal with 2 days adult admission costing 20 so your 3 nights camping is only a tenner. We have tried to keep the advanced booking camping cost to UKCS down as much as possible as you will see if you look at comparable camping charges at other local rallies. For example Cromford Rally is 43 for a single camper; 2 adults and 2 children costs 79. On spec arrivals this year costs 60 so I hope our members will take advantage of our special UKCS advanced booking deals to get the very best price. Please remember the aim of our event is to raise money for local charities. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/03/2018 13:43:57Report Post Report this
Hi An eagle-eyed member has noticed we no longer specify an envelope size. This isn't a mistake! People were buying envelopes specially but this is no longer necessary. As long as we can fit your camping passes and wristbands in then that's fine. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 13/03/2018 16:14:01Report Post Report this
Thanks Pam.
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 24/03/2018 18:31:42Report Post Report this
I've posted my one already.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 24/03/2018 18:38:42Report Post Report this
We have a few applications trickling in now. This year the treasurer is sending out acknowledgements so you should hear rather more quickly than when I sent them. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/04/2018 16:39:42Report Post Report this
Hi Barry, sorry, am not sending out the acknowledgements this year. As far as I know the lady who is doing this said she was sending them out as they come in. I am hopefully seeing her on Tuesday evening so will ask. I should also be collecting all the applications ready to envelope them up nearer the time. Please watch this space! Pam x
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    Message posted by malcmax on 16/04/2018 22:25:01Report Post Report this
we had our acknowledgement weeks ago a few days after we posted our form now just hopping we have the same weather as last year malcmax
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 16/04/2018 22:35:31Report Post Report this
How do I find out what happened to my form.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2018 12:13:40Report Post Report this
As I said Barry HOPEFULLY I will see the lady tonight. Can you check whether or not your cheque has been cashed, please? Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/04/2018 19:11:39Report Post Report this
Pam, Just checked with the bank and no cheque has been cashed. Barry.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2018 21:12:17Report Post Report this
Hello, Barry, I have GOOD news!! Your form was only given to the lady deling with money and acknowledgements tonight by the P O Box man. You can expect an email confirmation and your cheque being cashed in due course. WHEW!!! Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 17/04/2018 21:17:54Report Post Report this
WHEW, you got that right I will sleep tonight, Thanks Pam, you're the best. B.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/04/2018 21:34:09Report Post Report this
Aww, you'll have me blushing, Barry! Happy to help. Pam x
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    Message posted by Lynda 60 on 16/05/2018 21:41:07Report Post Report this
Hi I sent our form and cheque about 4 week ago but have not had e-mail or cheque cashed how do I fine out if it has been recived Thanks x And think may have a problem as may have put old user name on L+A 😦😦😦Post last edited on 16/05/2018 21:55:00
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    Message posted by pamcram on 17/05/2018 10:06:46Report Post Report this
Hello, Lynda, I can check later if I have it but am not sending out the acknowledgements this year. The forms are being sent to me once the treasurer has processed them. Watch this space!! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2018 20:31:15Report Post Report this
Hello Lynda, Good news is we HAVE your application, your cheque was cashed on 14th May and, according to our records, you were emailed!! Not sure what went wrong at all but at least it's all sorted now. You are registered under L+A. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 18/05/2018 20:32:30Report Post Report this
Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will post a list up of UKCS attendees. Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 19/05/2018 10:41:35Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 12:43:55Report Post Report this
I'll start off with some good news; the Derbyshire County show is, once again, being held elsewhere and not on our camping fields so they should be in good condition. Our regulars will be pleased to hear we are able to use the usual fields for camping, albeit at a hugely inflated cost to the steam rally. RANT ALERT This brings me to more not so good news; in fact I am very annoyed. All our attendees whether campers or day visitors should be aware that our steam rally is run with the aim of raising money for local charities. I now have some camping application forms in BUT it seems, yet again, people are trying to cheat us, and our charities, out of funds. People are trying to use UKCS forms to attend the rally and save themselves a fiver when they are not members. THIS IS NOT ON, neither is it fair to all the honest people who attend. Every year we say the special UKCS discount rate is for members only in order to appreciate the excellent pubicity, event support and stewarding of our event. The cheats make more work for your stewards and me so PLEASE don't print out a form for a non-member friend or try to use your UKCS name on more than one application. UKCS is totally free to join so please encourage your friends to sign up and come along. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 13:37:18Report Post Report this
On a happier note this is the list of UKCS 2018 attendees so far..... Barry1984 Shorty69 5357Frank JimMaddy Rimed RandomRay LesMorris Gladys60 MalcMax Ela Magej Thank you, all, for your support. Pam L+A
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 13:42:41Report Post Report this
BIG APOLOGY..... Some of you will be aware that this year I am not sending out acknowledgements or collecting cheques. This has been taken over by our treasurer. I will still be stuffing envelopes so you can shout at me for the usual errors I manage to make. I mistakenly understood that cheques would be cashed as they arrived; epic fail on my part! As usual cheques will be cashed the week before the rally despite what it may say on your booking form. Am so very sorry for causing confusion. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 13:48:17Report Post Report this
Now to send emails to those who have sent in forms but underpaid by not giving their UKCS username. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 13:57:57Report Post Report this
I have NO idea why but it seems there are two variations of the 2018 UKCS Elvaston booking form!!! Please use this one with the UKCS username appearing as the first line. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/rally/2018_elvaston.pdf Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 14:02:02Report Post Report this
Is it me???!! I really thought that having your UKCS username as the very first thing to fill in on the booking form might be a helpful reminder that this is needed. Hahahahahahaaarrggghhhhh. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/05/2018 16:23:42Report Post Report this
You love us all realy Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 16:56:05Report Post Report this
I do, Barry, but wish everything could be straightforward. Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/05/2018 18:08:56Report Post Report this
Thats life, B
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/05/2018 18:29:15Report Post Report this
I won't say what or how but someone, pretending to be from UKCS, tried to pull such a stunt on us it's a good job I am on the ball and gave him a short shrift! Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/05/2018 18:36:51Report Post Report this
Unbelievable, what kind of people has this country bred.
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    Message posted by Ratty on 10/06/2018 16:01:35Report Post Report this
Don't forget folks, Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates. You can find out more and download the booking form from here Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by minstreljim on 12/06/2018 16:33:16Report Post Report this
My wife is disabled and cannot walk very far. Is the camp site and rally site suitable for a small mobility scooter or would it be better to bring a heeled walking aid?
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/06/2018 17:06:20Report Post Report this
Friend my mine has a scooter and uses it in the field but you will need a generator to charge it, from the field to the very end of the rally is a good walk don't think one charge would last 2 days.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2018 17:22:50Report Post Report this
You are right, Barry, my mobility scooter barely lasts a day. IF MrsMinstreljim can manage with a walker that may be an option as a mobility scooter with 4 wheels is better than 3 as camping is in a farmer's field which is rather uneven. If you'd like to book in advance we have a limited number of pitches available alongside a disabled toilet unit close to your gate which may suit your wife. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2018 17:24:12Report Post Report this
I will be giving everyone the full updated list of pre-booked attendees hopefully in the middle of next week. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 12/06/2018 17:28:18Report Post Report this
Just a little reminder if you've not booked yet and wish to save yourself a few quid; we cannot accept PDF booking files for a couple of reasons. As stated on your form you must post this off to us with either a cheque, Postal Order or proof of your BACS payment. We also need an envelope with your name and address so that you can collect your passes for your camping pitch and your steam rally weekend wristbands. Thanks for reading, Pam x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 12/06/2018 18:55:50Report Post Report this
Not long now.
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    Message posted by minstreljim on 12/06/2018 20:17:32Report Post Report this
Thanks for the info Pam if we can make it I will book a disabled place as my wife has a blue badge. Hope to see you all there.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2018 12:10:02Report Post Report this
Great news, Minstreljim Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 13/06/2018 14:47:47Report Post Report this
Sadly I won't be able to make it this time A friend and I have booked to go on the new Coronation Street tour and the only date convenient to both of us was July 7th. It was only after it was booked and paid for that I realised the significance of the date Oh well, there's always next year, and I'll make sure I enjoy myself twice as much then to make up for missing this time
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2018 15:15:14Report Post Report this
Awww, will miss you, Tigermouse, but have fun. Pam x
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 13/06/2018 15:27:18Report Post Report this
I'm sure I will Pam but I'd rather be at Elvaston
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2018 15:56:03Report Post Report this
Thank you for the note to the teacher, Tigermouse!!! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2018 15:58:43Report Post Report this
THINK I may have told you all that I am NOT sending confirmation of bookings out this year someone else has taken this on. Should you not have heard anything a couple of weeks after sending your application in then please email me and I will do what I can to help. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Lynda 60 on 13/06/2018 20:26:11Report Post Report this
Hi Pam Could you please find out if the form for Av and Tom has been recived I posted it for them as they don't have cheque so did this for them but Av has not had an email to say it has been revived Thank you Lynda
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    Message posted by pamcram on 13/06/2018 20:34:49Report Post Report this
Hello, Lynda, can you let me know roughly when this was posted, please? Thanks Pam x
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    Message posted by Lynda 60 on 14/06/2018 20:44:25Report Post Report this
Hi Pam It was posted about 12th May Thanks
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    Message posted by pamcram on 15/06/2018 11:01:50Report Post Report this
Thank you for your patience, Lynda, will look into it for you. It will now be Tuesday evening before I see the lady concerned. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 16/06/2018 15:21:25Report Post Report this
Well, folks, if you're wanting to save yourself 15 on the regular gate price at Elvaston then please make sure your application is with me by this time next week, Saturday 23rd June. Due to various committments we cannot accept any late applications this year. Should you miss the cut-off there will be camping available at 60 for a couple and their children. It is 45 for a single on-spec camper. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Ratty on 19/06/2018 12:24:07Report Post Report this
Don't forget folks, Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates. You can find out more and download the booking form from here Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by chrysalis on 19/06/2018 12:47:00Report Post Report this
Hi all, this is my first posting. I am female, solo, travelling in my campervan. I live in Germany, but come from the Portsmouth area originally. I will be in the UK in July and am thinking of going to the Elvaston Steam Rally. (Unfortunately, I have missed the deadline for advance bookings, but hope I'll still get in if I arrive on the Friday.) Although I don't mind travelling alone, it would be good to meet up with others doing the same, so I hope I'll see some of you there. All the best Chrys
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    Message posted by Ratty on 19/06/2018 13:14:12Report Post Report this
Hiya, you haven't missed the Advanced booking as this closes on 23rd June, and today is only 19th June. If you use the link I provided in the post above you will find the booking form. Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by nich77 on 19/06/2018 14:00:29Report Post Report this
dont worry there will be plenty of room for anyone who has missed out on advance bookng
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2018 14:05:08Report Post Report this
Thanks everyone. Will hopefully be here at some point tomorrow with an update on names and numbers. Thank you for your support. Pam
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    Message posted by Ratty on 19/06/2018 15:23:11Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by nich77 on 19/6/2018
dont worry there will be plenty of room for anyone who has missed out on advance bookng
Thanks for confirming this, but luckily we still have a few days before the advanced booking actually closes, so no one need worry or be concerned just yet. You can find the details of the rally and downloadable booking form here Cheers Ratty The Elvaston Steam Rally is held near the lovely Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. It offers two days of events on the weekend of July 7th and 8th 2018. You can also camp on site from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.Camp at the Show in your Tent, Caravan or MotorhomeCamping is from Friday 6th July at 1pm to noon on Monday 9th 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 40 covers 2 adults and their children under 16 years. For single campers, we are able to offer a special rate of 30 for the weekend. Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018 Advance camping bookings close on 23rd 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. Download your booking form here - Advanced booking closes 23rd June 2018 Advance camping bookings close on Saturday 23rd June, so please return the form to arrive by that date to take advantage of these special rates. You can find further details of the rally and downloadable booking form here Cheers Ratty
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2018 17:08:54Report Post Report this
If you have any non-members who wish to join us at Elvaston then please tell them to sign up to UKCS ASAP!! The camping application form will be removed from the main Elvaston website on Friday for non-members. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by chrysalis on 19/06/2018 19:53:32Report Post Report this
Yes, you're right there. But what I was really thinking about was that the reply to my booking won't reach me before I leave for the UK next week. Sure things will work out fine. Chrys
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2018 21:21:26Report Post Report this
Hi Lynda, I can confirm AV+Tom's booking form arrived safely and a confirmation email was sent to them. WHEW! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 19/06/2018 21:22:39Report Post Report this
Hi Gang I now have all the forms received to date. Hopefully tomorrow will update the list of UKCS attendees. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by Lynda 60 on 19/06/2018 21:46:46Report Post Report this
Hi Pam ☺ Thank you
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2018 12:27:24Report Post Report this
As promised here is the latest list of steam rally attendees. Barry1984 Shorty69 5357Frank JimMaddy Rimed RandomRay LesMorris Gladys60 MalcMax Ela Magej Av + Tom L+A Komet Julieanne23 Michbaz Popcorn Fireworks Millymandy Tonycav Minstreljim SusieB8 The 4As Yeo1 Sleepyspurs BettyBoop2 Clive58 Murder Within Tent Top deadcentre Easy Life Gathom Alan.Parker Brian White Thank you, all, for your support. Final Update should be late next week. Good to see both "old" and new faces joining us. Pam Post last edited on 20/06/2018 13:13:47Post last edited on 27/06/2018 19:48:11
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2018 12:31:39Report Post Report this
Only THREE more mail deliveries to go now so if you'd like to save yourself 15 off the on spec gate price please get your booking in the post ASAP. Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/06/2018 12:36:48Report Post Report this
Can I say a BIG thank you to all the UKCS people who will be joining us for the steam rally who remembered their UKCS username, filled in the form so that I can read it and those who, as requested, sent an envelope which they will collect from the stewards once they are settled in on the field. I don't want to sound patronising but all the above are a huge help to me in saving lots of precious time! Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/06/2018 18:50:03Report Post Report this
Yea, not long now.
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    Message posted by minstreljim on 20/06/2018 21:29:25Report Post Report this
All loaded ready to go. Our first UKCS event but if it is as good as it sounds we will come to more of them.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2018 20:04:17Report Post Report this
If you've not posted your advanced booking form off yet it will need to go first class tomorrow to save you 20 off the on the day non-booked price. We need your form by Saturday, our cut off date for pre-booking. If you've not pre-booked there will be space available on the weekend but we don't offer any discounts. The gate price is 60 for a couple or family and 45 for a single camper/caravanner. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 21/06/2018 20:13:22Report Post Report this
KNEW there was something else..... If you have changed your vehicle/caravan/tent after booking then please don't worry. You will be given a security form on arrival which you will need to fill in and exchange for your passes and wristbands. We don't expect you to rush with this. The siting stewards will give you your security form which you can fill in once you're sited and settled in. Take that to the checking in desk when you're ready. We do need your security form to be accurate, please, should we need to contact you on site for any reason. This form is only held for the duration of the weekend and then destroyed. Your booking forms are not retained and we do not use/sell your information in any way. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2018 15:29:20Report Post Report this
Last posting date looms!! If we don't receive your application by tomorrow morning [23rd June] then I'm afraid you will be too late for pre-booking. Due to various circumstances in the form handling chain nothing can be collected or processed after tomorrow. We are all volunteers and do our best for our visitors when we can but I think the forms were up in February so everyone has had plenty of time to get their application in. There will be plenty of space available after 1pm on the Friday afternoon should you wish to make a last minute decision to join us. Kind Regards Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 22/06/2018 15:30:14Report Post Report this
I will write an updated list of UKCS members attending the rally towards the end of next week. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 17:15:44Report Post Report this
Sorry I have been a bit out of the loop this week, have a nasty chest infection and am praying I stay out of hospital. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 17:17:07Report Post Report this
Tonight, IF Mr C remembers to pick them up, I should be getting the final batch of Elvaston applications. Will hopefully manage to add them to the list by the weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 17:18:26Report Post Report this
Everyone who asked for an email acknowledgement should now have received this. Please email me if you've not heard. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Thank you Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 17:29:58Report Post Report this
Last one, for now..... If your car/motorhome reg has changed then no need to contact me now but please ensure all the correct and up to date information is given on the registration form you will be given on arrival. This is so that we can contact you urgently should an emergency occur. Newbies, the drill is that on arrival you are given your registration form. We ask for names, address, vehicle reg and phone number. You will then be directed to your pitch where you can set up, relax, have a drink of whatever takes your fancy then fill in your form [you WILL remember a pen, won't you!] Please then take the form to the booking in desk where it will be exchanged for your envelope containing field permits and wristbands. We ask you to to check the contents of your envelope VERY carefully before leaving the booking area as I can, and do, make mistakes. Cheers, Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 17:34:22Report Post Report this
OK, so I lied! My head is like cotton wool at the mo, I blame all the [prescription] drugs, sorry!! If you've realised you missed your children off the booking form [yes, someone has!] then please speak to your stewards who can give you their forms free of charge when you check in. If a friend has decided to join you staying in your unit then, again, on checking in please tell your stewards who will sell you an extra adult wristband. The cost will be 16 per person for anyone over 16. Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 17:47:13Report Post Report this
And one last thing for now [ha ha] please remember NO alcohol may be taken into the showground. We do have random bag searches in operation on the gate so don't get caught out. This came about several years ago when an under age child was found on the showground extremely ill and needing an ambulance after her FATHER had sent her off with a bottle of vodka and several cans of lager. We no longer allow public admission on the Saturday night but you, as our guests, are free to enjoy the evening on the showground as your wristbands give you free access to come and go as you please. Wristbands MUST be worn at all times if you are staying with us as the showground security will remove anyone not entitled to be there. Any questions regarding this then please email me camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk Sorry, my camping phone isn't working at the mo but should be functional again in a day or so. Will let you know once it springs back to life. Thank you for your understanding. Pam
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    Message posted by Tigermouse on 27/06/2018 18:43:36Report Post Report this
Sorry to hear you're not well Pam, I hope you feel much better soon and that you and everyone else has a great time at the show
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    Message posted by pamcram on 27/06/2018 19:47:25Report Post Report this
Thank you, Tigermouse, just another symptom of this awful life-limiting lung disease despite never smoking! Usually summer is my best time so it decided to give me a kick to let me know who is boss! I'll second everyone having a great time Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2018 15:51:38Report Post Report this
So sorry, Gang, my phone is now dead and gone. If you need to contact me please email me camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk but only up to next Wednesday. There will be an alternative number to call which will be on the camping page on the Elvaston Camping page website in the next few days. http://www.elvastonsteam.co.uk/camping.htm Helen will be the lady you will speak to regarding any queries. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 28/06/2018 17:37:57Report Post Report this
As promised here is the final list of steam rally attendees who booked in advance. It's a very select gathering this year!! Barry1984 Shorty69 5357Frank JimMaddy Rimed RandomRay LesMorris Gladys60 MalcMax Ela Magej Av + Tom L+A Komet Julieanne23 Michbaz Popcorn Fireworks Millymandy Tonycav Minstreljim SusieB8 The 4As Yeo1 Sleepyspurs BettyBoop2 Clive58 Murder Within Tent Top deadcentre Easy Life Gathom Alan.Parker Brian White Stacey's Tribe ShirleyLGemzS84 Keith n Lorraine Petrolhead Steven Bayes As usual a HUGE thank you to The Nichs and family who are planning be your chief stewards on the weekend. Thank you, all, for your support. Our event is run to raise funds for local charities so a club UKCS this is vital in helping those in our community. Look out for your banner in the main arena! No doubt I'll be popping in again but in the meantime wishing you all safe travels. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2018 17:17:36Report Post Report this
Well with a raging temperature and a wheeze louder than Chichester [our 1936 10 ton steamroller] I have managed to get all the envelopes stuffed ready for you all to collect on Friday up to 8pm and Saturday up to noon. Sorry but no doubt, as usual, my efforts will not be 100% so please check your envelope before leaving the booking in area. You will notice each one of you has a flier for the Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally and Family Festival held south down the A38 from Elvaston two weeks after our show. This is a much smaller, and cheaper, rally raising funds for the local air ambulance. Should you have any questions about the event please ask Tracy [Nichs] who will be your camping steward at both events or come to Chichester, our steam roller and ask for James or Dave who will be able to help you. Thanks Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2018 17:21:36Report Post Report this
We seem to have attracted far fewer families to camp at Elvaston this year but if you have a little one who might like their photo taken on a steam roller then please ask the crew on Chichester which will be in the steam engine line up not far from the big oak tree. Please don't just allow your child to climb on; there are lots of hot bits! The crew will assist tthem on board and show the children where to stand and what not to touch. Obviously this invitation is also for adults who may be interested but the same rules apply to them! Have fun Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2018 17:25:55Report Post Report this
Our temporary phone number is now on our site should you need help with any issues. Helen is the lady you will speak to. http://www.elvastonsteam.co.uk/camping.htm You can contact me by email up to Wednesday evening. camping AT elvastonsteam.co.uk PamPost last edited on 30/06/2018 17:40:26
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2018 17:31:49Report Post Report this
A couple of things for the newbies... If you wish to have visitors during your stay then PLEASE ask your stewards for a visitor car permit on arrival. This needs to be filled in and clearly displayed on any visiting vehicles in order for our security staff to know they have the right to be there, otherwise they may be removed from site for the safety of all concerned. Visitors pay the standard entry fee at the main paygate, 10 for an adult, free for children up to 16. If you have friends/family joining you in a unit to camp and you wish to pitch together then you MUST let the stewards who will be showing you to your pitch aware of this so that spaces can be saved for them. Arrange to meet them at the gate to show them where they need to be as our stewards can't possibly remember where everyone is! Pam Post last edited on 30/06/2018 17:38:27
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    Message posted by pamcram on 30/06/2018 17:38:02Report Post Report this
If you may be needing a little retail therapy or supplies then there is a Co-op at Borrowash straight up the road from the site within walking distance. Your stewards will point you in the right direction. Borrowash also has a chippy/Chinese. Should you require a bigger shop or fuel then there is a HUGE Asda at Spondon, a short drive away. https://storelocator.asda.com/store/derby-supercentre Asda Derby Supercentre Derby Road, Spondon, DE21 7LW Hope that helps Pam
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    Message posted by nich77 on 30/06/2018 21:18:57Report Post Report this
hi all as one of your stewards for weekend have a couple of things to add to Pams coments Please can everyone be very careful with bbqs , the ground is tinder dry and would hate to have a fire start. The same goes for glass bottles which if left in direct sun could easily start a fire. We want a happy and safe weekend see you all soon
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    Message posted by fireworks on 03/07/2018 15:47:54Report Post Report this
All excited and raring to go. Motorhome having it's MOT today so fingers crossed all will be OK to go.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2018 15:57:06Report Post Report this
Fingers crossed it passes, Janet and John! Pam
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    Message posted by pamcram on 03/07/2018 15:57:47Report Post Report this
Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the last day I will see my emails until after the rally. Have a great time everyone Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 03/07/2018 16:37:26Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by fireworks on 04/07/2018 14:14:25Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 03/7/2018
Fingers crossed it passes, Janet and John! Pam
MOT passed with flying colours, so we'll be there on Friday.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/07/2018 18:11:59Report Post Report this
Well, folks, this is me signing out for another year. I won't have any access to the forum or my emails now until next week. If you have any last minute questions please ring Helen, her number is on the main Elvaston Steam Rally camping page. No doubt I will see some of you over the weekend so will leave now wishing you all safe travels and a great time. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 04/07/2018 18:32:45Report Post Report this
See you soon.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/07/2018 20:27:18Report Post Report this
No taking short cuts up farm drives, Barry!!! Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 04/07/2018 20:34:51Report Post Report this
Thank you for reminding me, Barry! PLEASE ensure you follow the brown signs for Elvaston Castle. DON'T drive up any farm tracks, private roads or little lanes, you will get horribly stuck! Your camping field entrance is directly opposite the big, wide main vehicle access to Elvaston Castle Country Park on the B5010 between Elvaston and Borrowash. http://www.elvastonsteam.co.uk/how_to_find_us.htm Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 05/07/2018 00:06:44Report Post Report this
I will do my best not to take a wrong turn.
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    Message posted by malcmax on 08/07/2018 19:13:59Report Post Report this
just arrived home thanks all for a lovely week end missed you again pam hope to see you all again next year malcmax and family
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 08/07/2018 21:29:47Report Post Report this
Another great rally, now safe back home and I never expected to say these words! boy was it hot, Big thank you to all the stewards for making it another great weekend, Hopefully see you all again next year. B.
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    Message posted by minstreljim on 11/07/2018 16:03:01Report Post Report this
Had a great time at Elvaston even arranged the weather for us. Not so hot next time please. GREAT !!
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/07/2018 18:36:40Report Post Report this
Lovely to see you, Barry, albeit briefly. You certainly have a talent for popping over when I am either feeding the 5,000 or eating! Look after yourself Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/07/2018 18:37:23Report Post Report this
Glad you made it Minstreljim, sounds like you had a good time. Pam x
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    Message posted by pamcram on 11/07/2018 18:41:06Report Post Report this
A BIG thank you to all the UKCS members who attended, Elvaston. We really appreciate you ongoing support. HUGE thank you to the Nichs, their family and all the stewards who gave up their time to help. Tracy and Alan [Nich] are doing it all again in a week and a half at the Barton Under Needwood Steam Rally and Family Festival where, as usual, they will be stewarding our weekend campers. Do say hello if you decide to go along. With every good wish Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 11/07/2018 20:02:20Report Post Report this
Quote: Originally posted by pamcram on 11/7/2018
Lovely to see you, Barry, albeit briefly. You certainly have a talent for popping over when I am either feeding the 5,000 or eating! Look after yourself Pam x
You are always feeding them, bet if I came at midnight you would still be feeding them
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 07/08/2018 11:23:25Report Post Report this
Barry we looked for you but never found you where were you hiding
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 07/08/2018 14:22:28Report Post Report this
I was in the first field by the gap we usually go through to the genny field, I was near the hedge trying and failing to find some shade didn't find any but it was still great anyway. Hope you had a great time as well. Barry.
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    Message posted by shorty69 on 16/08/2018 12:45:01Report Post Report this
ah so near but so far we were in Genny field next to bottom gap onto field so we never used the top gap, other than to arrive had a fab time glad you did x
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 16/08/2018 14:42:10Report Post Report this
Yes, I did its always a great show people don't know what they are missing, and as an ex apprentice in a boiler works I need my steam and burning coal fix, hope to see you next year all being well. B.
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    Message posted by romany girl on 20/08/2018 18:41:26Report Post Report this
Things may change a little regarding some of the campsites in the local area for next year, the Council have announced plans to reopen the old Caravan Club site within the Elvaston Castle gardens. The plans include more pitches and facilities than the original site had and better access into the site, as well as more attractions within the park itself. Its not yet clear if the council plan to run this new venture themselves, or farm it out to one of the large clubs or Leisure industry groups. As far as im aware the final plans are yet to be approved, but as well run site in this area would be very popular asset for those wishing to visit the area. Julia
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/08/2018 19:52:21Report Post Report this
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/08/2018 20:15:41Report Post Report this
Yes, it was a beautiful site but some of the Caravan Club stewards who variously ran it were, shall we say, not socially gifted! It was always booked up year to year on the steam rally weekend. Pam
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    Message posted by Barry1984 on 20/08/2018 20:26:00Report Post Report this
Still be camping in the field, can manage without the electric foe a few days.
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    Message posted by pamcram on 20/08/2018 20:50:38Report Post Report this
Cheers, Barry, we value your support. Pam x
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