Newark Gathering 29-31 May -2020 - Official Announcement

Discussion in 'Events & Meets' started by Spiritburner, Feb 13, 2020 at 10:25 PM.

  1. Spiritburner

    Spiritburner Admin Subscriber

    Jul 23, 2004
    N.E. England
    The 18th CCS/CPL Annual UK Gathering - Newark

    29 - 31 May 2020

    You are welcome to join us for the annual gathering at Smeatons Lakes, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

    Collectors of stoves, pressure lamps & blowlamps are all welcome. Please bring along some of your collection for display! It is also a great opportunity for swaps & trading with other collectors!

    Originally a weekend event, many people now arrive early. The field is booked from the Wednesday at our special rate. Please come along even if it's for the Saturday night.
    No need to book but if possible drop me a PT to let me know you're coming so I have a rough idea of numbers.

    Cost is £7 per night per tent, caravan or campervan. Extra tents or gazebo's housing displays are free.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    PLEASE NOTE: We are back up the top of the field this year, as marked on the map. The area will be taped off hopefully.

    More info: DO NOT BOOK IN at reception. Please just pop in to reception & tell them you are attending the Classic Camp Stove's rally or the 'lamp & stove rally' & they will likely point you in the right direction. I will collect the pitch fees during the event.

    A key-card for the main gate barrier is available for a £5 deposit. If you are arriving after 6pm please park up & walk around to the rally field & borrow someone's card to gain access. If the warden is still about & sees you she may let you in herself but please don't disturb her otherwise. Alternatively, from Thursday give me a ring on the mobile & I will let you in. Email me for tel. number. There is a height restriction barrier which is closed around 8pm, preventing high vans or caravans entering or leaving the site. If it is closed you will need to park up until the following morning. It may be possible to come to some arrangement with the warden so if this is an issue give the site a ring. Normal vehicles are not affected.

    The normal rate for the site is £15-17 per night for 2 people with a car. Our discount rally rate of £7 per night per tent, caravan or campervan does not include use of the main toilet & shower block. We do have access to the basic mens & womens portakabin toilet right by the rally field the site which is just toilet & sink. Also the Anglers toilet as in previous years. If you wish to use the showers in the main block by reception there is a fee to pay (£1 I think). The shower block uses a numerical key entry system. In the past some people have paid their fee & passed the number around. This has upset the site manager & as a result you may find they open the door for you rather than giving you the code. If we are trusted again this year please respect the system & pay the fee otherwise it may be difficult to secure the venue or goodwill in future years.

    We are also asked to keep dogs on leads & not allow them to foul the rally field - obviously accidents do happen in which case you are respectfully asked to clean up after your dog. The site provide a dog walk area.

    There is fishing available on site but it needs to be booked in advance.

    There are no hookups on the rally field

    TRADERS - For Trade application please contact me by private conversation.

    Smeatons Lakes - website
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  2. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith Subscriber

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'm happy to see we're not all crammed in the panhandle again - looking forward to it!

    I saw Trevor's son, Daniel, a couple of weeks back. He's currently sorting out Trevor's stoves and there was a modest collection in the corner of the lounge. I think these must have been only the ones that were around the house and the vast majority are still lurking in the garage. Our current plan is that I bring them down to Newark for disposal, all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. Rather than spend all weekend haggling over prices, my current thought is to divide them into maybe 3-4 'price groups'; once you've make the appropriate donation to the BHF, you then have your choice of stove from that group. To me, that seems an eminently sensible way to proceed but I'd value anyone's thoughts... :thumbup: :)

    P.S. It's my 70th birthday on May 28th so some sort of celebration seems in order... :D/
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020 at 8:29 AM
  3. redspeedster

    redspeedster Subscriber

    Jan 1, 2006
    County Durham
  4. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Jun 8, 2013
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    You’re a good man, David.

    I miss Trevor’s presence here...


  5. Ian

    Ian Subscriber

    Jul 26, 2004
    Seems like a good plan, David.

    P.S. It's my 65th on June 2nd so some sort of celebration may well be in order. :D/
  6. salan3

    salan3 United Kingdom Subscriber

    May 9, 2007
    Cheshire UK
    Great plan there David. Anne has already booked the thur/fri off work.
  7. Simes

    Simes Subscriber

    Jul 26, 2004
    I'm on the way....
    I'm sure cake(s) can be arranged. :thumbup:
  8. Greenboy23

    Greenboy23 Subscriber

    Apr 15, 2014
    Just booked time off work,looking forward to it,