New Forest Frolics

Fordingbridge, Hants

25th -28th September


Summer arrived in September at Hill Cottage Farm Fordingbridge in the New Forest. Although the temperature dropped considerably at night it was lovely to be able sit out side in the sun shine. Hill Cottage Farm is set in beautiful rolling countryside. Martin saw a couple of deer in the next field. Going through the New Forest we saw ponies, cows and pigs and with the glorious autumn colours it looked spectacular.

On Friday I had been invited to a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses but could not go. So I was delighted when I read that Ted and Pat James had organised a coffee morning with help from June and Derek Banting. It was a lovely morning with delicious cakes and Ted has told me that they raised £163.50 plus £35.50 from the 25% on the Gift Aid forms completed making a grand total of £209. Many thanks to the hard working team of James and Banting all your hard work was appreciated.

I had read an article in the Caravan Club Magazine by Angela Cox - Caravan Club Collection Officer from the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu wanting information on the early days of caravanning. I got in touch with Angela and she came out on the Friday to Hill Cottage and was also delighted that there was a Macmillan coffee morning as she had missed the one a Beaulieu. Angela then interviewed me and also met Maureen Ward then interviewed Terry Milsom and chatted to some other members. She went was a lovely lady and went away happy with the help she had been given.

On Saturday we went to Lymington which holds a big street market on both sides of the road we got some bargains and enjoyed ourselves. The in the evening we went to the site hall for an evening of celebration and skittles. We were celebrating Pat and Pete Vowles 50th rally. They supplied wine and loads of nibbles and Terry did a wonderful presentation full of fun and laughter.

I was a lovely rally, special thanks to our hard working marshals Terry and Sandra Milsom and Pat and Pete Vowles.

Barbara Roberts

Photos © & courtesy of Martin Roberts

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