NEWARK UK GATHERING 27-31 MAY 2009

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  1. Spiritburner

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    The 7th
    CCS Annual UK Gathering - Newark

    27-31 May 2009

    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!



    Not been before?
    Click here for an

    account of last years event






    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.
    Saturday afternoon will see us attempt to break the world

    record
    for 111/22 stove lighting contest which currently stands at 49
    burners. Please bring along as many 111's & 22's along
    as possible. All variants are allowed except the old & current
    Hiker+ with Nova burner.

    22's count as 2 burners.







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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 Thurday 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 it was last year). 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 (240KB)







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  2. sefaudi

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    Please please please please please !!!!

    DON'T forget CCS member who are residing far from UK and make lots of video records. I greatly appreciate if I receive one of them.

    I wish all attendees great fun !
     
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    No problem - hopefully I'll be able to post direct from the event this year
     
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    New info added;

    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.

    There are no hookups on the rally field
     
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    Cant wait to see the pics and video? I will be there in spirit! 8)
     
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    I'll be there WITH some spirit ;)


    I've just had a look through the postings of last years event, Happy days, Happy days.

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/8221
     
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  7. cpwong

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    Hi,

    Wish I can be there...sounds like a blast.

    Yes, videos, photos please... and keep the spirits high and flowing.... :D

    cp
     
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    Hi, just wondering who's coming this year?
     
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    Me & Tom - Tess still a slight possibility. I think Graeme, my backpacking & ski buddy will be coming for the weekend as well plus my parents for a short visit - best behaviour then! ;)
     
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    Me & Bill.
     
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    I'm planning on attending on a Billy-No-Mates basis. No kids, no dogs, and the wife just burst out laughing when I suggested she might like to come along.

    Hope to get there early Friday and will stay until Sunday.
     
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    Thats odd - I got the same (ish) response when I asked my other half the same question .... wonder why :-k

    But she did then say it would be ok for a day out .... 1/2 day out .... a couple of hours :roll:
     
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    I asked the war dept if she wanted to go. She had lots to say. It all meant no.
    If anyone is a member of the god squad, can you ask for nice weather, as last year was a little moist at times.
    Im looking forward to seeing you all there.
     
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    Women! Go figure.
     
  16. Henry

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    Nah I don't think I'll bother this year :^o :whistle:
     
  17. Kl80

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    Is Henrys long lost brother coming out of hiding again this year?
     
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    I'll be there for a change - not sure what stoves I'll take! :D :D
     
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    Just keep putting them in the car until its full, but make sure there is room for your tent.
     
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    I'm on the way....
    Looking promising, an excuse to bring a couple of poorly 111's to fettle while I'm there.

    Oh and something to show Henry. :-$