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Post by KSH on Sat 19 Jan 2013 - 18:39

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I have put this in the 2013 meets section because we have had quite a bit of interest in it, please remember though that it is a C&CC rally, not a Motor-Homers rally.


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16/17th Aug 2013
The festival is open from the 10th to the 18th

We come across this festival about 10 year ago whilst just driving round that area one weekend, see the car park full so we went in to see what was going on - as you do!
I think i would put this down as one of the nicest villages I have ever walked round, the scarecrow festival is good too, every house joins in, there are scarecrows made up of anyone like the queen, celebs, animals, and some are really funny, you have to look hard for some of them, they aren't all in the gardens or doorways.
I tried to get this as a rally for us but the site in the village only had 3 available places.
I then got a number for someone with a field, turns out C&CC Huddersfield DA have this booked as a temporary holiday site from the 2nd to the 18th Aug so we will be going with them, if you want to join us though, just add your names here in the usual way and I will contact them and see if its possible for us all to be parked together.

This is a C&CC rally
Price is £7.50 per night - YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF C&CC
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Edit - I am having to set a deadline on this if anyone wants to join us.
You need to add your name to the list by the end of June as I have to contact them then with names, registration numbers, C&CC membership number and a one night deposit per van.


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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sat 10 Aug 2013 - 22:58

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Post by bjderbys on Sun 11 Aug 2013 - 11:48

Anyone arriving before the 16th
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sun 11 Aug 2013 - 17:39

Barb n me, Brian n Lisa will be there 15th Thursday afternoon Wink
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Post by bjderbys on Sun 11 Aug 2013 - 18:55

Great,see you Thursday Bob Very Happy
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Post by Brian&lisa on Sun 11 Aug 2013 - 21:26

And us lol Very Happy
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Post by bjderbys on Mon 12 Aug 2013 - 1:28

Sorry about that Brian n Lisa ,looking forward to seeing you as well  Shocked
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 20:08

looking forward to this one and seeing all the women dressed up sorry scarecrows Embarassed  do hope the weather holds out for us, anyone fancy a nice pub meal Saturday night, if so I think we will have to reserve a table as it will be very busy
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 20:32

I will make enquiries as soon as we are there it will mean going into the pub for a beer though Wink
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Re: Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Post by rebbyvid on Tue 13 Aug 2013 - 22:41

A couple of pics so you know how good the scarecrows are

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 0:37

Thought Polly wasn't going to Kettlewell Rob Laughing
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Post by laneside on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 8:26

Laneside (Lynda and Alan) have had there plans changed so we will be there later on today but are booked with the Caravan and Camping club
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 9:34

Anyone know if we can get fresh water here at Kettlewell, and do they have grey/black dumps available scratch
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Post by rebbyvid on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 9:42

There you go Bob
did see the field yesterday but didnt have a proper look round and it was fairly busy but camping field fairly quiet.

 
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 9:51

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Post by bjderbys on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 12:49

Loading the M/H and doing the final checks ready for a morning start.
Looking forward to this weekend.Very Happy
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Post by elldwin on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 13:55

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Anyone know if we can get fresh water here at Kettlewell, and do they have grey/black dumps available scratch
 Fresh water tap is near the steward as you come in so either bring water or fill up before you pitch. Homers field is towards the back but the toilet emptying pont is halfway between the entrance gate and your field.  Grey water in the hedgerows. You will be near a trailer that takes rubbish but recycling is in the car park over the road.

Enjoy and let me know the final answer to the scarecrow quiz.
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Post by rebbyvid on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 14:26

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Enjoy and let me know the final answer to the scarecrow quiz.
 i didnt get them all Sad  Sad  we got the kids one though Shocked Very Happy Very Happy kept getting lost scratch
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Post by elldwin on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 15:40

we got them all but the final answer didn't make sense.
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Post by laneside on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 19:41

We are there already and boy was the village busy today with coach tours and car trippers but good atmosphere.

Still lots of space and the Motorhomers field is empty

Just for info. just over the bridge turn right and you will see a rope facing you and as far as I know you need to ignore the rope and carry on sharp right down the narrow un-made road.
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 19:47

Still lots of space and the Motorhomers field is empty 
Don't worry Alan we will be filling it tomorrow,looking forward to seeing you n Lynda again, fancy a meal in the pub Saturday night a few of us are going and I think we will have to book.
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Post by laneside on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 20:19

Oh and by the way there is no 3 signal for wifi I have managed to find a good BT Fon signal though with my nice new booster
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 20:50

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Oh and by the way there is no 3 signal for wifi I have managed to find a good BT Fon signal though with my nice new booster
 Just what I am looking for with my new fon router
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Post by KSH on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 21:02

Your fon router won't be any good to you at all at kettlewell, it should be plugged in at home Very Happy 

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 21:05

All right I am not that thick, Rolling Eyes  I am bringing the Ibooster not the Fon router which will be at home connected to my other router Laughing
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Just pointing it out, someone might come on here one day and read that and think they have to take their Fon router with them Very Happy 

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Post by rebbyvid on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 22:17

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 14 Aug 2013 - 22:30

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Post by laneside on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 8:19

Oi we do not want you lot coming watching your teles. on the internet and sucking the Fon dry
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Post by laneside on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 8:52

BIG CORRECTION

The Marshall is taking everyone through the rope directly facing you as you turn right over the bridge and then right across their field to your field.

Please be aware that is rained much of the night and there are one or two soft spots
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Post by elldwin on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 9:33

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Post by laneside on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 13:18

A word of caution for Motorhomers coming to Kettlewell

Keep on the hard bit before the rope while you book in.

Just beyond it is a wet patch that is grabbing the un-aware if they stop upon entering.

The good news is a local tractor has appeared to rescue stuck vans
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Post by KSH on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 20:51

Thats me getting stuck then, mine gets stuck on a wet leaf Sad 
Hope the driver likes to get up early on Sundays as i have to be back early, I have to be in work for lunchtime on Sunday Sad Sad 
Think I might stay on the hard bit where you book in Very Happy 

Who was the last to arrive? I blame them for taking the rain with them!!

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Post by Quicksam on Thu 15 Aug 2013 - 21:12

Hope you remembered your wellies (or Adele's if she has to do the pushing)  
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 13:07

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Post by sooty on Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 13:24

Not good weather but at least we have wi fi thanks to Les and someones fon signal. Plenty of scarecrows in the village but not too many visitors looking round. Lets hope the rain keeps away so as not to make the exit too bad. Hope to put faces to some of the names we see on the forum.

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Post by laneside on Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 17:37

Nice to see some Motorhomers again and hope you all get off before the mud gets too bad.

We are off for winter on the 3rd September so may be June before we see some of you again, except the ones heading to the sun of course.

Have a good Autumn and Winter

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Post by KSH on Sat 17 Aug 2013 - 22:01

If anyone wants to return to Kettlewell, you can stay here, maybe down by the workshop or in the bottom field, contact me and I will pass you the details of who to contact

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Lovely flower show in the gardens at Kettlewell
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Lovely garden, just shows we've had a good summer.
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Post by Polly on Sun 18 Aug 2013 - 15:28

Hia

SORRY I couldnt make it due to it clashing with Abergele family holiday

so glad you all had a great time would not expect anything less

just so I wouldn't feel left out 
someone had their own scarecrow family outside their tent

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Was a good weekend apart from the lousy weather yesterday Sad 
Sorry Ihad to dash off this morning but had to go into work, all done now and home, finished earlier than expected.
Les and Keith - Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye, did come over but all blinds closed

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Post by Rocles on Sun 18 Aug 2013 - 17:03

Nice to meet you all....Keith, Kath, Sue and me were last to leave...by which time the field exit was total gunge. You guessed it, we both got stuck. Turned out to be interesting, as the chap who towed us off is Norman Close, brother of famous Ex-Stock Car World Champion, Mike Close. Being big Stock Car fans, we had a good natter Smile
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Alternate pics link -
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Those of us that didn't go would like to see some photos, please put them in the Gallery  Very Happy
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Still no pictures of this meet in the gallery .. Sad Sad
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