THS at Stow on the Wold

Our THS at Stow on the Wold proved very popular. We had a nice mix of motorhomes and Caravans all keen to enjoy the local countryside surrounding Stow on the Wold. Some came for a few days some for a week or more. The local markets and pretty Cotswold villages proved to be a great attraction particularly on market days.

The village bus operating during the week was very useful and well supported.

The ramblers soon had their boots on and found a nearby 11th century church.

We plan to return in 2021 – more information in due course.

Parking for motorhomes at nearby Bourton on the Water with its Motor Museum and interesting riverside shops is particularly good being close to the village.

Sunshine at Peak Rail!

Following our event at Shardlow Marina it was fantastic to find the sun following us to Peak Rail in the peak district. Following us too was a very good number of units and we all enjoyed a very pleasant, if not hot weekend in the sun watching the trains and discovering the local area.

The trains were running a limited daytime service to Matlock and back but with a bus stop right outside the site.

and nice walks along the riverside and to the shopping outlet a very pleasant weekend was enjoyed by all.

Sunshine at Shardlow!

Twenty two pre-booked units attended our  ‘pop up’ campsite at Shardlow Marina near Derby on the 2nd of July.

The sun maintained its presence enabling members to explore the local river/canal walks and nearby pub gardens!

The showers that fell Saturday evening were hardly noticed as England triumphed in the Quarter Finals of the European Football Cup.

Happy faces all round and a wonderful weekend watching the boats.

Dodderhill Equestrian 30th April 2021

With Covid-19 restrictions easing a little we were able to have a ‘pop-up’ campsite at the equestrian centre near Droitwich. The site is a short walk to Droitwich with good transport links to Bromsgrove and Worcester. Pleasant walks and cycling abound and a few pubs served food in their gardens.

It was good for members to meet up again albeit well socially distanced and with no social events. The event was fully attended and despite the cold weather enjoyed by all.

Moira Furnace September 2020

Invitation from East Midlands Area

It was a lovely sunny weekend at Moira Furnace with lots of members taking advantage of the warm weather, members taking the opportunity get out the barbie and have a socially distanced conversation with fellow cooks. 

There was plenty to do with canal boat trips, a museum in the furness showing how and why it was built but not particularly successful when put to use.

Great walks and cycling and little shops and a Cafe. Having contacted Shylie and Jim, old members, we met up in the outside cafe area and caught up with their news. It was lovely sitting chatting in the sun with a coffee to keep the throat from getting dry. They might be joining us again as they have bought another caravan and Shylie has had her knee operation.

I am glad to say that we enjoyed joining in with East Midlands area who have also booked it again for next year. (16th to 18th April 2021)

Edith (Secretary Midlands Area)

Sunshine at Hereford!

What a wonderful weekend and a particular thank you to our stewards Martin & Doreen with support and help from Edith, Colin & Lynne. They did a super job ensuring we were all safe and that the COVID Regs were enforced and maintained.

The sun shone and whist we all maintained our social distancing it didn’t stop us from having a fabulous relaxing weekend.

Nice walks along the riverside and a gentle stroll into Hereford – perfect. Looking forward to returning in 2021!

Hereford Rowing Club 6th August

Our next meet is at Hereford Rowing Club Thursday 6th August until Monday 10th August. This is our first meet since lockdown rules have been eased. Pre Booking is ESSENTIAL. Please contact our steward for the meet Martin Tel 07738 833604 in advance to book in if you are planning to attend. Also see our home page for COVID-19 procedures in force for the meet.

VE Day Victory in Europe 75th Anniversary 2020

VE Day Friday 8th May 2020 was a special day for us all. The Midland Area of the MCS had planned to celebrate in some style with a Street Party at our Droitwich Meet, coinciding with the yearly Canal Festival. Unfortunately we had to cancel  the Meet due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. However,  not to be out done some of our members managed safe distance street parties. Here’s one such party in full swing! Superb weather too!

Time to remember VE Day 2020 ©️ Colin Lang

Here’s another; complete with Motor Caravan and Union Jacks:

Putting the Flags Out : VE Day Celebrations 2020 ©️ Martin Whitaker

Most of us have or had fathers, mothers or grandfathers and grandmothers and relations who served in the Great War(s).

It was good to celebrate and we are grateful to them all. 

Those were the Days!

With plans on hold it’s nice to look back!

“Home with a view and my best friend came too” ©️Alan Mason

One of our members found a beautiful spot back in 2018 at Ullapool on Loch Broom NW of Inverness in Scotland.

Wow! Let’s stop here! ©️ Alan Mason
Nice Stopover ©️ Alan Mason

He also took the opportunity to visit Nairn another beautiful place East of Inverness.

“Down in the Woods” the Camping and Caravan Club Site at Nairn near Inverness ©️ Alan Mason