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31/8/2013 at 9:54pm
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There was a clear out of a local community building while I was away, but I heard in advance that there was a tent up for sale. Anything not sold on the day was to go in the skip. I e-mailed the organisers and said that I don't need another tent, but I couldn't bear for it to go in the skip, so if it was left at the end of the day I would have it and make a suitable contribution.

Well, it was left so they have saved it for me. I have heard completely different tales of what it might be, ranging from 'some old canvas and poles that probably don't match' to a proper family camping tent and everything was checked and there when it was originally donated. Everyone has told us it is too heavy for me alone to lift.

So tomorrow afternoon DH is going to go and collect the 'tent'. We had other plans for the day, but if it looks like the poles and canvas go together I will put it up and take a photo...


31/8/2013 at 10:02pm
 Location: Greater London
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sounds exciting...i look forward to seeing the photos...hope it works out well for you and that you end up with a nice usable tent...

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31/8/2013 at 10:08pm
 Location: Leeds
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Oh this sounds like a mystery prize. Fingers crossed it will be a beauty.
Let us all know can't wait to see it.


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01/9/2013 at 10:06am
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Looking forward to the pics - exciting mystery prize

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Still trying to get the packing right.


01/9/2013 at 10:23am
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Watching and waiting with baited breath!

I keep wondering if my original family tent is still around. We sold it back around 1987. We brought it back from South Africa. It was a frame tent, not canvas but not polyester, a bit like today's polycotton only thicker.

The frame went up then the tent was suspended from the poles, including a heavy duty SIG. Over the top of the fram went a canopy. It had opening windows and mosquito screens.

When I hear of a find like this I always hope it might be mine!



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Started with a motorbike and tent.......my gallery, my life.


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01/9/2013 at 5:40pm
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I'm just unrolling it. It' s a Cabanon! It is grey with bright turquoise corners. I'm just digging out the poles to see if they are all there. I'm amazed.


01/9/2013 at 6:05pm
 Location: Kent
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Quote: Originally posted by Joopy on 01/9/2013
I'm just unrolling it. It' s a Cabanon! It is grey with bright turquoise corners. I'm just digging out the poles to see if they are all there. I'm amazed.





Green eyed monster here.


01/9/2013 at 6:09pm
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All the poles seem to be here. Colour coded, but we think a few of them are wrong. Hmm. I'm just changing out of my Sunday dress to get out there and put it up properly. There is no ground sheet but the canvas looks in pretty good shape.


01/9/2013 at 6:33pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Joopy on 01/9/2013
I'm just unrolling it. It' s a Cabanon! It is grey with bright turquoise corners. I'm just digging out the poles to see if they are all there. I'm amazed.



oooh lovely...

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"tereba nessa, kemer wyth"

.~*MOONIE*~.

Snowdonia - Peak District - Brecon Beacons - Lake District


01/9/2013 at 6:46pm
 Location: Middlesex
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Come on, the suspense is killing me

Helen


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01/9/2013 at 6:47pm
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I'm just working out how to upload a photo. I thin kit is very like an Elody. But there is no groundsheet or inners. I bet someone just chucked them by mistake. There are a fair few bits of corrosion on the poles, but it is up and standing.


01/9/2013 at 6:53pm
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ooooh hurry up

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01/9/2013 at 6:59pm
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01/9/2013 at 7:00pm
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Sorry for the slightly grumpy other half. He wasn't quite as excited as I was!


01/9/2013 at 7:01pm
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01/9/2013 at 7:01pm
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