Newark (UK) 2012 - official notice of annual get together

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  1. Spiritburner

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    The 10th

    CCS Annual UK Gathering - Newark


    15 - 17 June 2012

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




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    Collectors of stoves, pressure lamps & blowlamps
    are all welcome.

    Please bring along some of your collection for
    display!






    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 an
    email
    to let me know you're coming so I have a rough idea of numbers.

    Cost is £6.50 per night per tent, caravan or campervan. Extra
    tents & gazebo's housing displays are free.








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    We look forward to seeing you
    there!










    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 £6.50 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 'Anglers Toilet'
    on the site which is just toilet & sink. 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
    Smeatons Lakes -
    website

    Download this page as a PDF (230KB)






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    We'll be erecting a 15' by 15' Coleman Shelter with the option of zip-in walls on 2 sides this year as a covered area for socialising out of the strong sunshine (hopefully!) or rain. Bring a chair!

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    Ross
    You forgot bring a bottle :lol:
    Oh and a lamp to burn the hairs off your legs.
     
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    Hi everyone. I don't know whether we'll be staying over this year or not, as my arm will be in a cast following surgery to re-attach my ruptured dystal biceps tendon (injured on Saturday whilst throwing something - it just had to be, didn't it!!!!)
    Therefore the stove wanging days are over on medical grounds, so the competition will be wide open.
    Hope to make it, if only for the day. Will keep you posted on developments.
    Kev
     
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    What were you doing Kev? Practicing for the stove wanging competition?. Or are you saving yourself for the Olympic Stove Wanging event? Sorry to hear of the injury mate but at least we have a chance now that the professional wanger is laid-up! Look forward to seeing you there - Steve.
     
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    Kev - that's terrible news!

    Need to come up with a wanger this year - no more Iranian stoves left!

    :-k
     
  7. Simes

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    I'm on the way....
    Plans a bit awry this year as I don't have access to a car and have to be back in Wiltshire on the Sat eve. :(

    Hoping to make an appearance light weight on the train from the Thu. More details to follow, wouldn't miss an anniversary 60th or otherwise....

    Looking forward to the fireworks and guest appearances. :lol:
     
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    Hope everyone attending has a great weekend. Unfortunately for me, since the weekend changed it's clashed with other commitments for the last couple of years.

    I'll be camping, not that far away, here:

    The Big Session

    But I'll be with you in spirit (and paraffin).

    Cheers, Graham.
     
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    I wont be able to join you this year, but have fun and burn plenty if fuel!
     
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    Well there are three tents up (and two gazebos) up on site at the moment. I've been over both evenings but will not be available to camp until Friday night.

    Si :content:
     
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    Depending on traffic jams, the Flanders Branch of CCS & CPL will be arriving late friday afternoon. (that's Tracer & me, plus Missus). See you all there!

    All the best,

    Wim (hoping the weather will be kind to us... :roll: 8) )
     
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    I'm on the way....
    Train due in Newark Castle station 15.54. :D/

    Classic Newark weather forecast... :thumbdown:
     
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    The field was filling up nicely when I left at 4.30. Eight or nine tents two caravans and a camper van. there has been no rain today but the wind was starting to pick up as I left.
    Si
     
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    should be there about 3pm today, Dont care what the weather does,
    see you all soon,
     
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    We have safely returned home, and the car is almost empty!
    Tomorrow, before going to work (afternoon shift) all has to be put back where it belongs.
    It was a rather wet & windy weekend, but I am still glad I came over! We had a good time, and it was nice to see some people again I met last year, and meet some new stove & lamp friends. A big thank you to Ross for organising this event (and thanks for the washers :D/ ) and all the nice people for making us feel very welcome.
    As I only took 1 (one) picture :oops: of Wanda on full song I hope others will post some photo's soon.

    Thanks again all!

    All the best,

    Wim

    PS., We had lovely weather on the trip to Dover, and enjoyed the sun during the channel crossing!
     
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    Hi Wim
    yes nice to see you there again this year long journey for you to get there.
    your picture is one more than i took conditions could have been better best described as wind rain and mud nice to see many new faces there too
    pete
     
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    Well, I drove down to Newark on Friday, mainly to collect and pay for a few lamps I'd bought earlier that week. I also wanted to meet Ray (Longilily) to sort out a couple of things. I'd decided not to camp overnight for a number of reasons, but largely because of the weather forecast. The weather was atrocious when I left home which re-inforced my decision not to camp. Having said that, the weather improved as I drove south and was quite seasonable when I arrived. It wasn't to last, though, and apart from a couple of brightish periods, it rained more-or-less all the time I was there - sometimes very heavily.

    Anyway, it was great to meet up with Ray and also to renew some old acquaintances:-

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    Big Si (with Simes in the background). Obviously not a lampie, Si needs to write 'Front' and 'Back' on his clothes so he can manage to dress himself successfully in the morning. I think it'll look better when the upward-pointing arrows get put on, Si... ;) :lol:

    It just wouldn't be Newark without a flare-up at some point:-
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    John (Presscall)

    Ross eventually arrived and brought with him the Event Shelter Ray and I had needed all day.
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    Pity Ray had gone by then and I was soon to leave. :roll: :doh:

    Gary provided a cracking sign for the Event Shelter:-
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    The Fettler's Arms - the pub with no beer. :cry: Steve (Shed-man) taking shelter, wondering whether he should have sprayed on some anti-perspirant/deodorant that morning.

    Some further views of Gary's excellent pub-sign:-
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    So there you are - I enjoyed the day meeting up with many folks I hadn't seen for a couple of years and also a few new faces. Shame about the weather though...
     
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    thanks to all for making us feel welcome :content:
     
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    Companionship fantastic as usual, tent stayed dry and I managed to browse others' collections and cook in-between rain squalls, so it was a huge success.

    I said 'others' collections' and Nigel's (K180) was impressive as ever. Mind you, he trucks in with a huge 4X4 and trailer, so he can bring a lot of stuff. Nevertheless, that's a lot of effort on his part to do so, for which I was grateful

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    Here was the 'functional' (but fun too) element of the stoves I took

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    Not all fired up at once, they comprise a Spanish (unknown maker) char-grill with three butane-fuelled roarer burners underneath the cast iron griddle, a Swedish cook-set based on an Optimus paraffin regulated roarer burner stove and a boosted (for performance) Hank Roberts stove fuelled with my own MSR bottle adaptation to a Hank Roberts style of fuel (butane) delivery


    Hank Roberts brewing water for tea, benefiting from the excellent windshielding of the 'Kokutrustning' cook set

    Hacke's stove from Stove Ref Gallery

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    The Optimus doing what it does so well - keeping a beef stew simmering for a couple of hours to get the meat nice and tender and the sauce good and thick

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    More to follow in a reply.

    John
     
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