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From here you can find a wealth of information from the latest news about The Caravan Club and the lifestyle of caravanners to the more practical aspects of enjoying touring at home and abroad.

Have you renewed your center membership?

Please ensure your centre registration is up to date and then you will receive your new
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Where is my rally book?

If you have not received your rally book by the 17th January
Please contact our centre membership secretary Mr Richard Benson.
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Specialist Vacancy for Northern Centres Committee

We currently have a vacancy for a specialist Site layout Co-ordinator. Anyone interested should contact Helen Harbotle at helenharbottle@silkcomputers.co.uk



Books, Books & More Books.
We need them all, If you have any books of any kind and you would like to donate them please call Jen Acaster. All the books will be for sale at our 40th Birthday Rally in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Jen 01482867334 or M: 07747896937


Cheap Calor Gas?
Your Quartermaster Neil Marchant has secured an unbelievable new year deal for all East Yorkshire Centre Caravan Club members. Behind the scenes Neil has secured a deal really worth having and you can get it from any Jewsons that sells gas. All you have to do is take an empty bottle, must be Calor, into Jewsons and quote EASY089 and you will get a 6KG @ £10.22, 13KG @ £19.71 or a 19KG @ £30.87 this represents a massive saving over list price and these prices include VAT.

RALLIES JANUARY 2015 TO JANUARY 2016
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  • A Look To The Past
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Chairmans Message
February 2015

Hello everyone, as the season gets underway we are all thinking about getting our caravans ready for the season ahead, exciting times! As our new season always coincides with the days getting longer and the weather getting better we all feel that little bit more alive, we are going somewhere rather than being stuck in mid winter.
And what a season we have ready for you to take part in, we have a wonderful fun and entertainment packed celebration rally over the May Day bank holiday and yes he’s back to make us laugh on Friday Craig Harper with music for all from the amazing “Backbeat” on Saturday & not forgetting Jenni the sensational singer on Sunday evening. We have a whole raft of things going on throughout the days from exotic Ta-Chi to the traditions of a dog show and everything in-between. Lets not forget the centre charity too, with the charity fair on Sunday in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a real something for everyone rally.
Of course we have may other rallies too, over 70 of them to be exact, with Dinner dances, a Scottish holiday rally and other far flung and not so destinations, and our very strong domestic rally scene with plenty to enjoy on them all. As you look through the rally book you will also see new rallies and I hope you feel able to support them. Many of you will also take yourselves off to foreign climes, no I don't mean France or Italy, but Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Yorkshire Pennine to name but a few. Many centre’s in these areas are also holding celebration rallies and we wish them all the very best with successful rallies.
How many of you are going to the National? If you've not been to The National before, make it in 2015 and you're in for a real treat. There's something for everyone, no matter what your age or interests. Take in the gorgeous setting, along with the outstanding evening entertainment, infectious fun and exciting activities during the day. To make it easier to book we have information and a clickable link to book direct just below this message.
If I could have a wish for the 2015 season it would be that you all enjoy your caravanning, visit new places and have a happy, healthy and enjoyable season. I hope to see you all out on a field sometime in the year.

Sandra & Trevor


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Fancy the National?
22nd to 27 May 2015

Fantastic Venue & Great Things to do



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A weekend of fabulous family fun for all
If you've not been to The National before, make it in 2015 and you're in for a real treat. There's something for everyone, no matter what your age or interests. Take in the gorgeous setting, along with the outstanding evening entertainment, infectious fun and exciting activities during the day.
This year
The 2015 National takes place in the grounds of Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire and is open from Saturday 23 May to Wednesday 27  May with an option for early arrival on the Friday.
This magnificent venue, home of Lord and Lady Rotherwick, was originally a royal hunting lodge and is situated close to the delightful Cotswold village of Charlbury.
Plus there's:
  • Price freeze! No increase in entry fees
  • Choice of arrival dates – Friday or Saturday
  • More free activities for all, including some evening events.
Book now
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Renew your centre Membership!
In Time for the New 2015 Rally Book

Now is the time to make sure you have renewed your Centre Registation in time for the publication of the 2015 Rally Brochure in January 2015. Provided you are on the Centre Membership database as at 31st December 2014 you will automatically be sent a copy. This is particularly inportant for those who were and are due to renew in September, October and November.


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Margaret Danby

Margaret Danby is in hospital in York recovering from a serious operation. If anyone wishes to send her a card or write to her would they please send it to 100 Hollicarrs Holiday Park, Riccall Rd, Escrick, York YO19 6ED.





IT’S A WINNER
The photograph below is the winning photograph in the Northern Centres photo competition

The image below taken by Mr Howard Jennings
is the winner of the northern region photographic competition
it depicts Bolton Abbey in 2014

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RALLY IN THE FRENCH ALPS
9th - 23rd JULY 2016

JOIN THE EAST YORKSHIRE CENTRE FOR A 2 WEEK HOLIDAY RALLY IN THE FRENCH ALPS AT
CAMPING L’ESCALE IN LE GRAND BORNAND


THE SITE IS IDEALLY SITUATED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MANY ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA BEING 15 MILES FROM ANNECY, AN HOURS DRIVE FROM GENEVA AND 50 MILES FROM CHAMONIX (MONT BLANC). THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL SCENIC DRIVES AROUND THE AREA WITH STUNNING VIEWS EVERYWHERE.
FULL FACILITIES ON SITE WITH SWIMMING POOL,RESTAURANT, WI-FI AND STUNNING VIEWS FROM YOUR PITCH.
SOCIAL EVENINGS WILL BE ORGANISED THROUGHOUT THE 2 WEEKS.
VISIT THE SITES WEB SITE AT WWW.CAMPINGLESCALE.COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE FACILITIES AND PICTURES.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED GIVE JOHN A RING ON 01964 564997 OR E-MAIL AT
johnholroyd86@gmail.com

THIS RALLY COULD BE USED AS A FOLLOW ON FROM LEMGO STARTING 1 WEEK AFTER THAT RALLY FINISHES.






CAKE STALL BONFIRE RALLY

Following the very successful cake stall at last years bonfire rally we will be attempting to do even better this year. We would welcome donations of cakes, buns or biscuits from our ralliers to enable us to succeed. So please bring them along to the rally or if you can help us but are not coming to the rally give me a ring and we will arrange something.

Thanks John and Sue Holroyd Tel 01964 564997

40TH BIRTHDAY RALLY 2015
During the birthday Rally we will be running an AUCTION OF PROMISES to raise money for our chosen charity. This will be run one evening and will be an amusing and profitable event for the charity.

The basic idea is that through members, promises of goods or services are auctioned to the highest bidder.
These promises can come from either commercial companies or our own members.

With the extensive number of commercial contacts known to all our members we could canvas them to give any worthwhile products, vouchers or services which can then be auctioned. These can be caravan related or not but any product which people are prepared to pay money for can be included. Obviously, we will give the sponsor as much advertising as we can to reward their generosity


The other way of providing lots for auction is for any of our members to
offer to provide a service which can then be auctioned off.
Some suggestions could be for example:-

a) Someone could offer to cook a meal on a rally for the highest bidder.
b) The offer to hold a dinner party for the highest bidder. The number of guests to be decided by the person offering the prize.
c) A family ticket to the Bonfire Rally with free food.
d) An offer of providing transport to and from an airport, within reason, whilst someone is going on holiday.
e) If someone has a particularly unusual car perhaps they could offer a run say to the coast or other attraction.
f) Similar to the above but on a motorbike.
g) A few hours of gardening
h) A few hours of decorating.
i) Bake a cake for a special occasion
j) A photo session by one of our expert photographers

The offers are only limited by ones imagination and virtually any service can be auctioned providing that it is legal and in decent taste.

Give it some thought and see if you can offer a promise for the benefit of our charity.

If you have any ideas or suggestions give me a ring on 01964 564997 or
07534174010 or E mail me at johnholroyd86@gmail .com



Lemgo 2014
From Durham to Wales Norfolk to Hampshire
Total strangers meet in Lemgo at the camping park where East Yorkshire hosted the Rally "lose your heart in Lemgo" and many people did. Great attractions from a five minutes walk to the marketplace to mystical schoss and all the like-minded people who made this rally a memorable one, as the pictures show. These were taken on the second day on the field. This is what rallying is all about and looking forward to the next time.
Margaret and Malcolm Adams

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IT'S A CELEBRATION!
"Congratulations to Jan Harrison and Ted Robson who were married on Wed June 25th and celebrated with the ralliers at the Acaster Malbis Rally with strawberries & cream, wedding cake and champagne."
TED ROBSON MARRIED

Snainton, ABBA Rally News
This magnificent rally is up for grabs...
Yes, due to work commitments the rally marshal's Sarah & Craig and the co marshal's Phil and Heather are unable to run this rally.
Now you don't need to run the rally as an ABBA rally at all, you can change it to whatever you want.
Interested? call Denis Brennan for more information.

NEWS

HARE & HOUNDS,HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR RALLY 21st to 23rd November
This rally has been reduced in price by almost £10 to
£19.75 for the weekend YES..Reduced!!!
There is no doubt that this rally is fantastic value for money BOOK NOW to avoid disapointment



Northern Centres 2014
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Holiday Rally Entertainment Program
Electric hook up available
Coach trip to beautiful York
A verity of traders onsite
Extra nights just
£7 for the whole family
Fancy Dress now includes Teenager Category
so let the child in them free for a while!!!

Crafts inter-centre quiz • Sport For All • Netball • Tug -O- War

Professional Evening Entertainment

Tickets will be on sale from the Rally Office when the rally opens.

Adults £5 per night OR two nights for £8, Children 12 and under £1 per night.
Saturday Night

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Pop Goes the Movies

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Amy Watson

Sunday Evening

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Dionne Andre's Absolute 80s

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Joe Lawson


Chairs will be provided in the marquee.
For more information visit
www.northerncentres.co.uk



The Tour de France set to take UK by storm
Published: 29 April 2014

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It's that time of year again - when the world's best cyclists compete to take home the yellow jersey.
The 2014 Tour De France is starting in Leeds on 5 July and it will cover 3,656 kilometres to finally end on July 27.
Here are a few must-knows about this year's legendary competition.
What stages are there to the Tour de France?
There are three main stages in Britain (5 to 7 July), starting in Leeds, crossing West Yorkshire, and finally concluding in London. Between 8 and 27 July, the tour will then travel across France, speeding through the likes of Le Tourquet- Paris-Plage, Ypres and Oyonnax, before finally finishing in Paris.
In total, there are nine flat stages, five hill stages, six mountain stages and a solo time-trial - cyclists will only have two days of rest, phew!
Are there any special events taking place in the UK?
Boyton Hall Farm in Roxwell, Essex, will be the venue for South Essex's special rally for the passing cyclists. The weekend will feature an extensive programme of events, including Gallic-inspired activities and a procession of advertising vehicles. More information and bookings can be accessed on
www.secc-online.org.uk

SEARCH FOR RALLY EVENTS

What Caravan Club sites are close to the route in the UK?
This will depend on what day you want to see the race:
On 5 July, it passes through North and West Yorkshire, so head to
Knaresborough Caravan Club SiteHebden Bridge Caravan Club Site, Bolton Abbey Caravan Club Site or Wharfedale Caravan Club Site.
On 6 July, the cyclists will circle York, Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield so all of these sites are perfect access points:
York Rowntree Park Caravan Club Site, York Beechwood Grange Caravan Club Site, Poolsbrook Country Park Caravan Club Site, Chatsworth Park Caravan Club and Castleton Caravan Club Site.
On 7 July, the final UK stage connects Cambridge with London, so consider
Cambridge Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site, Grafham Water Caravan Club Site, Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site or Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site.
Note that Caravan Club also has a wide array of sites across France if you want to combine your chance to see the cyclists with an overseas holiday with the family.
For more information on the 2014 Tour, visit
www.letour.fr/le-tour/2014/us/.

Wi-Fi on Club Sites update
Published: 11 April 2014

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Wi-Fi on Club Sites- Good news!
We are pleased to announce that all site surveys are now complete, so we are now able to start the work! We have just received the upgrade plan for the 66 sites, but are still working to ensure that it is fully achievable. The good news is that  work starts on Monday 14 April, and is expected to complete by the middle of August. At the moment we can share the plan for April and May, but please check back here as we move the plan into June, July and August. We will publish updates of the planned schedule of upgrades on the website, with the understanding we are working in an outdoor environment, and therefore sometimes it may need to change, for instance if the weather or conditions prevent our supplier from doing the work required.
Outages
While the work is carried out on each site you will experience some outages of the Wi-Fi service, but we aim to  keep this to a minimum  where possible - it just depends on the size of site, and complexity of the work. Usually it should be no more than a day, and less where possible, and often it may be just parts of the site that are down at any one time. Our sites staff will inform you of these works when on site. Some sites are much more complicated than others; for instance, during week one, Meathop Fell is a huge job and the contractors will only be able to schedule the one site. Some however are much simpler, and we will then have a number of teams working on the upgrades, so some weeks may appear more productive than others in terms of the number of sites addressed.
Find out full details of which sites are being improved and when by visiting the page below:
April Wi-Fi on Club sites list

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AUCTION OF PROMISES
FOR MAY DAY CHARITY RALLY


Promises are starting to be pledged along with some help from various companies around the area.
Some of the pledges we have received include

A meal for two cooked on site
A cream tea
Various meals at pubs and restaurants
Caravan accessories
£50 Tesco voucher
Servicing to generator and lawnmower
Food hamper
Flower arrangements
Family ticket for the Deep
Family Ticket for Sealife
A Weekend at Burton Constable
A Hairdressing Session

We still need a lot more promises so if you can help please give John a ring on 01964 564997 or email johnholroyd86@gmail.com





SURPLUS CARAVAN EQUIPMENT SALE

As part of our efforts to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the Chairman’s Rally on May Day weekend we are going to run a stall to sell surplus caravan equipment. If you want to sell any of your surplus equipment, bring it along and we will try and sell it for you. You name the price and 20% of the sale price is donated to the charity and 80% is given back to the owner.
Anything not sold will be returned to the owner
So have a rummage, bring your equipment along to the rally and leave it to us.
If you need to know more give John Holroyd a ring on 01964 564997
E-Mail on johnholroyd86@gmail.com




EYC Track Test 2015
Unfortunately due to problems this years round of the track test at Hessle High School has been cancelled. The rally will proceed as normal.



Margaret Danby

Margaret Danby is in hospital in York recovering from a serious operation. If anyone wishes to send her a card or write to her would they please send it to 100 Hollicarrs Holiday Park, Riccall Rd, Escrick, York YO19 6ED.




LEMGO REVISITED
JUNE 19th TO JULY 3rd 2016

AT LEMGO CARAVAN PARK
[10 MINS WALK FROM THE MARKET PLACE]
[LIMITED TO 20 VANS]
THE TOWN IS TWINNED WITH BEVERLEY
& THE SURROUNDING AREAS WITH EAST YORKSHIRE
THIS IS A CONSERVATION AREA WITH NATURE AROUND
THE TOWN IS RENAISSANCE WITH
MANY INTERESTING BUILDINGS

  • NEARBY ARE
  • OPENAIR MUSEUMS
  • CASTLES
  • FOREST WALKS & CYCLE TRACKS.
[A FOOD FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN LEMGO ON JUNE 25/26]
A COACH TRIP WILL BE ARRANGED TO BUCKEBURG SCHLOSS
WHICH HAS A ROCOCO BANQUETING HALL BUILT IN 1601
THE LIPPE DUKE STILL LIVES HERE ALONG WITH THE WORKING RIDING SCHOOL
 
THE TOWN OF HAMELIN [of  Pied Piper fame] IS WITHIN 20 MILES
 
A FULL AND VARIED HOLIDAY PROGRAMME WILL BE ARRANGED
INTERESTED?  THEN EMAIL:- ted.robson@talktalk.net




RALLY IN THE FRENCH ALPS
9th - 23rd JULY 2016

JOIN THE EAST YORKSHIRE CENTRE FOR A 2 WEEK HOLIDAY RALLY IN THE FRENCH ALPS AT
CAMPING L’ESCALE IN LE GRAND BORNAND


THE SITE IS IDEALLY SITUATED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MANY ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA BEING 15 MILES FROM ANNECY, AN HOURS DRIVE FROM GENEVA AND 50 MILES FROM CHAMONIX (MONT BLANC). THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL SCENIC DRIVES AROUND THE AREA WITH STUNNING VIEWS EVERYWHERE.
FULL FACILITIES ON SITE WITH SWIMMING POOL,RESTAURANT, WI-FI AND STUNNING VIEWS FROM YOUR PITCH.
SOCIAL EVENINGS WILL BE ORGANISED THROUGHOUT THE 2 WEEKS.
VISIT THE SITES WEB SITE AT WWW.CAMPINGLESCALE.COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE FACILITIES AND PICTURES.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED GIVE JOHN A RING ON 01964 564997 OR E-MAIL AT
johnholroyd86@gmail.com

THIS RALLY COULD BE USED AS A FOLLOW ON FROM LEMGO STARTING 1 WEEK AFTER THAT RALLY FINISHES.



Lemgo 2014
From Durham to Wales Norfolk to Hampshire
Total strangers meet in Lemgo at the camping park where East Yorkshire hosted the Rally lose your heart in Lemgo and many people did. The attractions from access five minutes to the marketplace to mystical schoss and all the like-minded meet people made this rally a memorable one, as the pictures show these were taken on the second day on the field this is what rallying is all about looking forward to the next time.
Margaret and Malcolm Adams

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NEWS
Snainton Rally
The Snainton rally run by Ian & Val Brabiner is still running and will be running in 2015.
There is some rumours that the rally is not running due to land problems but thats all they are rumours.


NEWS
HARE & HOUNDS,HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR RALLY 21st to 23rd November This rally has been reduced in price by more than £8 to £19.75 for the weekend YES..Reduced!!! There is no doubt that this rally is fantastic value for money BOOK NOW to avoid disapointment This is a very popular rally and the Hare and Hounds has shown great faith in us and reduced the price even further to give you great value for money. The pub offers a fantastic menu for all tastes and pockets.
Delicious 'Holme' Cooked
Food Served Daily
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Pensioners menu every Friday lunch from 12 noon-2pm, all meals include free cup of tea or coffee. Cask ales being served and a variety of refreshing lagers and cider.: Childrens menu available by request. Traditional sunday lunches served between 12 noon and 4pm.




Fancy a great weekend in June?
why not join us at Sproatley
Running, yes this rally is now on
Sit out in the sun at this amazing venue and for those of you that want to fish...you can!
Alternativly just sit around the pond watching the world go by, this truly is a wonderful venue

On Saturday we will have traditional English games with lots of fun and a faith supper. For those of you who don't know what a faith supper is, its a gathering on the field where everyone just brings a bit to eat and we all join in. Simple, entertaining and a great way to meet new people.

June 13th to 15th and only £15.60
Call jane on 01482 864323

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Arts and Crafts Competition 2015
Organised by the South Lancashire Centre
Only one entry per class per person is permitted. A blank entry form will be provided in your rally documentation. Any further entry forms will be available at Rally Office .They must be the entrants own work, be homemade and must not have been entered before in this event. Children may enter the adult categories see rally programme for further details.

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  • 1 Homebrewed Lager Label or recipe to be attached
  • 2 Homebrewed Bitter Label or recipe to be attached
  • 3 Homebrewed Ales, Stout Label or recipe to be attached
  • 4 Homebrewed Ciders Label or recipe to be attached
  • 5 Home Made White Wine Hedgerow or kit - state type on label
  • 6 Home Made Red Wine Hedgerow or kit - state type on label
  • 8 A jar of marmalade Judged on flavour and appearance
  • 9 4 Chorley cakes Judged on taste and appearance
  • 10 4 decorated cup cakes Judged on taste and appearance
  • 11 Black pudding dish Judged on taste and appearance
  • 12 Hand knitted bobble / beanie hat Sample of wool attached
  • 13 Make a 'Thank you' card Not to exceed A5
  • 14 Counted cross stitch - any theme Any size not to exceed A4 framed
  • 15 Wooden Toy Make a toy out of wood
  • 16 Photograph of 'laughter' Not to exceed A5 size mounted
  • 17 Oil, pencil or water colour picture Not to exceed A4
  • 18 Filled Planter Made for a garden
  • 19 Flower decoration Made from the hedgerow 40 X 40 X 40cms.
  • 20 0 - 4 year Draw a picture - any theme
  • 21 5 years to 8 years Make a birthday card
  • 22 9 years to 12 years Make a miniature garden not exceeding a seed tray in size
  • 23 Teens Design a flyer for a pop festival
  • 24 Centres - Make a go cart (four wheels) and enter in the Go- Cart Derby

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A Look Into The Past
By Rita & David Marshal


Our first rally was at Rosedale in 1973. We had a 4 berth Robin, solid wood in those days, very heavy, and towed with a Beetle car, wouldn't be allowed these days.  We had a wonderful time with our 2 boys Richard and Philip fishing in the river with a stick and a piece of string then barbecuing the trout (don't tell anyone).

 We have our 100 rally plaque but stopped counting afterwards too many to remember.  Rallying in those days wasn't like today no double glazing or flush toilet, no heating either, we used to put the oven on, or use a single bar gas fire - shock, horror, and the lighting was gas mantles, which actually were very cosy. I remember taking my Mother to Scotland on a rally at Castle Douglas and when we woke up in the morning there was ice on the inside windows, we were tough in those days.

Naturally as caravans improved and we updated many times.  We were frequent visitors to France when the boys were learning French at school.  Northern Centres was a must, very competitive in those days, the boys entered everything, Roy Syrett and Tony Martin had a hard job picking the teams everyone wanted to be selected.  The atmosphere at the Tug of War was so exciting when they marched out, they even had a mascot, which one year was our Grandson Sam, the crowd roared with excitement.

The New Year Rallies at Wykeham were always popular you had to book early to get a place.  
Our last holiday abroad took us touring the continent for 6 weeks ending up at Lake Garda
We have lots of very happy memories of caravanning and the East Yorkshire Centre, we made many friends who we see often, and will definitely miss our caravan holidays, but unfortunately due to ill health we have had to retire.
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