Banham Spring Meet - 25th - 28nd May 2014
The Small Motorhome Spring Meet was held this year at Banham in Norfolk and was attended by 35 units and 57 people and various pets. We had our own rally field with heated toilet block which was on the lovely Applewood Holidays site, right next to Banham Zoo. There was a pub, butchers and small Londis supermarket within a short walk.
There were some early arrivals but the majority arrived on Friday, when people arrived they were met by the Meet Organiser Ian Stockley and NomadSue who handed out cakes and a pamphlet about the site and the area. The pitches were all electric and very well spaced on grass.
Friday was a cloudy drizzly day and was spent getting settled in and sorted out. A large group went down to the local fish and chip shop, the fish was amazingly fresh and good portions, the bar next door was very handy and a large group settled in for the evening chatting and drinking.
On Saturday morning a Small Motorhome table top sale was held on our rally field for people who wanted to bring and buy and a lot of good natured bartering went on and some great bargains were to be had. Some people took advantage of the discount tickets to the Zoo which were made available to our group whilst others just relaxed on site and enjoyed the improving weather.
Saturday night was barbecue night, a large group accepted Glenw's kind invitation to host it at his folding camper where a large urn was available with hot water, tea and coffee (thanks Glen). Lots of different barbecue's were brought and the wine and beer flowed and everyone enjoyed the late sunshine, chatting and eating the lovely food they had cooked. Two other groups barbecue's were also in evidence and the air was thick with lovely smells of barbecued food drifting over the campsite. A surprise visitor was Bantam351 who popped in to see us.
Sunday was a lovely sunny day and there was a huge car boot sale held on the zoo car park so quite a few people went to see if they could pick up any bargains. At 12 noon the we all assembled on the rally field for the traditional group photo before one or two had to head home leaving the rest of the lucky campers basking in lovely sunshine. See pictures and video of the meet below.
Thanks to everyone who attended and a really big thank you to Ian and Sue for organising yet another great meet which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Members attending: Ian.C.S, NomadSue, Graham, Pauline, Vanderella, JohnF, VonUK, CJ. UK, GeeCee, Teloupe, Di Allen, Motorova, Rob B, Anchorman, Brian the Snail, Caz, Geoff&Ann, Niloc, Minimouse, doog, Maddy, JimD, AnneJ, PenDel, Glenw, RichieB, AnnieO, Jacsprat, AnnenIan, Adyb, Kez8428, Campercoxy, Saltflybum, The Snail, DigDeep, Twolitre, iVan, Megan, Guests John and Irene, Bantam352 (day visit)
Thanks to NomadSue and Teloupe for sharing the pictures.