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Rally report from Steve & Yvonne Jones

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Meriden Rally 2013

The rally was run by Keith and Wendy Wright and ably assisted by John & Pat Lowery.

We all arrived on Thursday in beautiful sunshine to a very tranquil site, where we were warmly welcomed by Keith and Wendy who provided us with a very welcome cuppa, rally itinerary with free raffle ticket and guess the personality’s names. The site was unbelievably quiet seeing it was only a stone’s throw from the M6, M42 and Birmingham.  Our meeting room was Keith & Wendy’s tent where we met for our coffee evenings and caught up with everyone. Thursday evening was the usual welcome chat and Keith pointed out the events that they had planned and Ros Bond had a selection of brochures for visiting places in the area, which were very helpful. We also welcomed Ronald Ashford to his first rally.

On Friday everyone went their separate ways. We visited the National Motor Cycle Museum where we saw at least 800 British motor cycles. Other attractions were the Motor Museum at Coventry, Charlecote Park, Baddesley Clinton, Wellesbourne Market to name a few, and of course “JACKSONS OF OLD ARLEY” (camping shop) of which 90% of us filled their coffers over one or two days.

The weather seemed to be so much hotter on Saturday that two of our party went home to water their tomatoes!!!! The planned American Supper was well received and enjoyed by all. Wendy then produced the dice game which brought great hilarity and a word game that gave a lot of fun. It had to be carried over to the next night as ‘QUIET TIME’ on the site was 10.30.

On Sunday, Marys raffle made £40 for Richards Charities was drawn, as was the free raffle ticket and picture quiz.

On Monday we took our awnings down and packed up ready for leaving. In the evening we enjoyed a superb meal at the Bulls Head, Meriden. A vote of thanks was given to Keith, Wendy, John and Pat for giving us a memorable rally, and the best weather we could have ever wished for.

On Tuesday and as we said our goodbyes before we journeyed home to various parts of the country, some shorter than others, we all departed having renewed old friendships and made new ones with the hope of getting together somewhere soon taking with us wonderful memories of a great rally.


Somers Wood Caravan Park, Somers Road, Meriden, Warwickshire

Thursday 11th July to Tuesday 16th July 2013

Organised by Wendy and Keith Wright

No of Caravans: 9

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