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Rally report from Alison Mottram (Vice Chair)

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Fakenham Rally and AGM 2011

Well we arrived in plenty of warm sunshine to greet us for the 13th annual general meeting of the Gobur Club.

We were welcomed as warmly as ever by our hosts for the week David and Margaret, Alan and Brenda, with a  much needed cup of tea and coffee. After which we set about setting up our caravan and awning , which kept most who had also joined us on the Wednesday amused for the rest of the afternoon trying to guess how many hours it would take this time. (Those of you who know our small awning will understand this ) and for those of you who don’t will have to find us on our next rally!!

Anyway the weather remained kind for the entire week just giving a slight shower overnight Saturday and tried Sunday morning without much avail. We all met each morning in the long bar as usual for coffee and any information needed about the day’s events.

On Saturday we all proceeded up to the Wensum Arms for the 13th AGM. This went off extremely smoothly indeed in fact was one of the quickest meetings to date. We now have a new Chairman  Alan Barnes taking over from David Bray who has finished his term in office New vice chairlady Alison Mottram taking over from Alan and a new committee member John  Lowery. Many thanks have to be included to the other committee members who are continuing with their work and support, also mentioning all Gobur members who were able to attend the AGM and rally and thoughts to those who could not make it this time around.

The carvery meal in the evening went ahead as usual despite a few hiccups along the way. Even  the rain held off which I’m sure all the dogs tied up in the garden were grateful for, they got their just rewards as the chef rewarded them with all the knobbly bits off the  joints (lucky pooches).

Sunday morning saw the results of the quiz being announced.  A closely run quiz, congrats to Val and Gordon the worthy winners, chosen by the toss of a coin. Mary also gave out the prizes to the raffle and we collectively managed to raise over £100. Thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful achievement. We also opened our awning and caravan up for public viewing in order for myself and Chris to get to know as many of the Gobur owners onsite as possible.(Just didn’t expect everyone at once!!) A very enjoyable experience.

We ended a very enjoyable rally with a superb hog roast and buffet on the Monday night  which considering the size of the hog kept us all extremely well fed that night and the next day. It was Goburs at the ready on the Tues morning when the majority of us packed up ready to move onto the next destination be it work, home or another part of the country.

Many thanks to David & Margaret, Alan & Brenda for a very peaceful enjoyable week despite the ‘crows’.  Looking forward to the future meetings and rally adventures.

Fakenham Rally and AGM, Fakenham, Norfolk

Thursday 5th May to Tuesday 10th May 2011

Organised by David and Margaret Bray

No of Caravans: 40 ish

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Hog ready for eating - taken by Ted Syder