Rally report from Wendy and Keith Wright
Widdicombe Farm Rally
Ron and Maureen Adams along with helpers Dave and Jackie Atkins
welcomed eighteen vans to their Paignton Rally.
Welcome meeting was held Thursday evening and as it was Colin and
Thelma’s Wedding Anniversary, we had cake. Also, as David
Bray was coming up for a birthday with a big fat zero in the number, we
had more cake at another get together. Delicious.
We came earlier on the Monday giving us more time to explore the
area. How glad we did, as the weather was fantastic, with sun
every day up until Monday evening. There are so many places
to visit a short distance from the site, we didn’t manage to cover all
of it despite arriving early for the rally.
We visited Paignton, Babbacombe, Brixham, Torquay and took the `Round
Robin` trip which Ron recommended. This consisted of a bus
trip to Totnes, from there a river cruise to Dartmouth, a couple of
hours spent looking round Dartmouth then a ferry hop to Kingswear,
after that on the lovely old steam train back to Paignton. A
lovely trip in fantastic sunny weather.
Sunday evening was the quiz results and Mary’s raffle which made £46.
Jackie and Dave set the quiz which was naming groups of animals and
birds and was won by Dickie and Annette Dawson.
To round off the rally on Monday evening we went to Paignton Zoo, for
firstly, an interesting walk round viewing some of the animals, the
head keeper was our guide, then a lovely meal in their restaurant.
Tuesday we and a few others left for home but many more went on to the
Rally in St Austell.
A great time, we are sure, was had by all and a big thanks to Ron,
Maureen, Dave and Jackie for making it all possible.
When returning to our car in Torquay we found a gold ring with centre
stone in the road. We thought it looked like a diamond and
Peter Silverthorne confirmed it was 18 carat gold although he couldn’t
confirm it was a genuine diamond. We then reported it to the
police. Monday, the day before our trip home, a man rang and
described his lost ring, which was evidently the same one. We
met him at Paignton bus station and handed it over. He told
us it was a gift from his grandmother 50 years ago on his 21st birthday
and had spent two sleepless nights worrying about it. He was
so, so pleased to get it back. The stone? It was in fact ½
Widdicombe Farm Touring Park, Compton, Torquay, Devon
Thursday 6th September to Tuesday 13th September 2012
Organised by Ron and Maureen Adams
No of Caravans: 18
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