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Newsletter 2017


15 - 17 Sept Lansdowne

Thank you to our stewards Mike and Helena who have came forward to steward our air show meet at Lansdowne.

Congratulations this month go to Alan & Margaret Hinchliffe who recently celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary .
Congratulations also go to Alan & Maureen Davis who celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary on September 10th (40 years)
Birthday greeting this month.
September 13th Maureen Davis who celebrates her 60th Birthday.
September 16th Margaret Hinchliffe will celebrates her 70th Birthday.
September 23rd Levi Martin our youngest member reaches double figures he will be 10.

Hope you all have enjoyable days wherever you may be.

The next meet after Lansdowne will be.
22/24 Sept. Greaves farm Cabus. Cath and Ralph will be there to welcome you on field.
Meet opens 12noon.

Till next time on field take care and please ask a committee member to show you the 2018 rally list to see if you can steward a rally in 2018 for your North Lancs. DA

11 - 13 Aug Riverside, Cononley

Alan and Margaret along with Jack and Harry would like to thank all the campers that came out to support us at Riverside Cononley. Weather started off wet but today is beautiful so to all here a very big thank you from your stewards and co stewards.

We really appreciate your support.

Your next NLDA meet is the bank holiday meet at Thornton Hall Farm 25 - 28 August. Camping in the grounds of Thornton hall farm. A family run site.
A short drive away, you can take to the market town of Skipton with its market , historic castle & shops, bars & cafe's to explore.
Barnoldswick also holds a smaller market on Saturday's with plenty of quirky shop & tea rooms.
As always a warm welcome awaits with NLDA.

Don't forget places are filling up fast for our booked firework meet at Southport so to is our booked Halloween meet at West Bradford Village Hall.

4 - 7 Aug Settle Rugby Club

Thank you to Alan and Margaret Hinchliffe for stewarding this well attended rally at this lovely site.

 Situated within easy walking distance of Settle town centre. All those who joined this weekend meet enjoyed Settle, the surrounding area and Settle flowerpot trail some  paid a visit to the Watershed mill shopping outlet which had it big outlet sale on.

Saturday evening and a very enjoyable social was enjoyed with fun, games, dancing and a lovely Jacob join supper. A lovely selection of prizes were on offer in our raffle  

Thanks to our Chairman Alan D for the music, Alan H and Maureen D for overseeing the entertainment, buffet table and raffle. Thanks also to committee members Jack and Harry H. For their support in siting vans on arrival, well done Margaret for booking all units in and joining the fun at our social We all wish her a speedy recovery & being a good sport  when we played these boots are made for walking.

The next NLDA meet is a Riverside Cononley 

11 -13 August. 

Meet opens 12 noon. 

Alan and Margaret H. Will look forward to welcoming you on field. 

Till next time on field take care!


21-23 July Dale Hey Ribchester. (1940's step back in time!)

We all had a fantastic visit back in time at our 1940's weekend. Stewarded by our time travelling stewards Ian and Beryl Taylor.
Many thanks to the team who decorated the room and all members who dressed to make the social such a great evening,  including the land owners John and Catherine who also dressed up well done guys and thank you!
We have had so many good positive comments which makes all the planning for such events all worth while.
Many thanks to our chairman who was unable to camp this weekend but made the journey to provide and ensure we had all the 1940's music and a good selection of raffle prizes to win!.
Thank you the members for a lovely enjoyable buffet supper.
Well done to our 1940's dress winners Jack and Pat. Thanks again to our stewards who provided the evening quiz, well done Sue's team who were our quiz winners.
Hope also some of you bag a bargain at our trash /treasure sale held during Saturday.

Your next NLDA meet is at Settle Rugby club August 4th to 7th.

**** Please note Gibson farm which should be this coming weekend (28th /30th July) as had to be cancelled due to no stewards coming forward.****

Till next time on field take care.

14 - 16 July Bridgeholme Farm, Barnoldswick

Thank you to David and Jess for stewarding this meet after a very taxing and stressful time. 

We appreciate you giving your time to steward and from all at NLDA we wish David a happy birthday for Saturday.  It was lovely to spend his birthday on field.

Next weekend we invite all units to step back in time at Dale Hey, Ribchester

Come along and step back in time with us.  Saturday daytime outside your unit.

Bring your unwanted items to sell  'your trash someone else  treasure'. 

Saturday evening our 1940's social  with Jacob join supper. Prizes for best dress , Quiz, dancing & games.

During this weekend Ribchester holds its annual Ribfest in the village plenty to suit all tastes. Plenty going on both on & off field.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Ian and Beryl will be there to welcome you and help transport you back in time!


7 - 9 July Edisford Bridge

Thank you to our stewards this weekend Andy and Wendy Stirling. A lovely enjoyable weekend with a record number of units attending.

Thank you to all units that attended this meet and made it so successful. Unfortunately there are no photo's to capture all the enjoyment.

Our stewards included a lovely supper and social Saturday evening in a party tent kindly loaned by members attending.

Your next north Lancs. meet is our first visit to Bridge Holme farm at Barnoldswick on 14th - 16th July.
Our stewards David and Jess will be there to offer a warm welcome.

Till next time on field take care.

Please note. Stewards still needed for Gibson farm 28th/30th July.

Please can any members please help.

16 - 25 June Lyme View Marina (THS)

Thank you to David & Jess for kindly stewarding this extended meet for us.
Sorry no photo's. For these meets.

Your next NLDA meet is at Edisford bridge Clitheroe
7 - 9 July. Andy & Wendy will be your stewards.

The following weekend July 14/16. North Lancs pays it's first visit to Bridge Holme farm Barnoldswick.

David & Jess will be there to welcome you on field.

Stewards still needed for July 28 - 30 at Gibson farm Garstang.

Please can any members assist.

Till next time on field take care.

26 May - 4 June Anglesey (THS)

A good holiday meet well stewarded. Thank you to Alan, Margaret, Chris & Jean.
Get well wishes to Margaret who took a tumble and is on crutches.

28 April - 1 May Thornton Hall farm. (Bank Holiday Meet)

Thank you to our stewards for the bank holiday weekend at Thornton hall farm. Camping in the grounds of this lovely family run farm, where members had lots to visit out and about to include to name a few Skipton waterways festival, the famous Skipton market, Skipton castle, Cononley Scarecrow festival plus the grand tour of Yorkshire which came through Skipton on Sunday.  There were several other events which were taking place in close proximity of the rally field during our bank holiday meet.

Chairman Alan D presented our stewards with a token gift in celebration of the tour of Yorkshire passing through the area . Which was kindly donated by our local building society.
On Sunday members held a table top sale where there was many a bargain to be had.
Also Our president Jack Jennings displayed a copy of the out and about which featured his visit to head quarters, where he was presented with his 50 years membership and service to camping and caravanning and North Lancs. DA.

Your next NLDA meet is our THS holiday meet at Trearddur bay on Anglesey which opens on May 26th and closes 4th of June.

Alan, Margaret, Chris & Jean will be your stewards offering a warm welcome.

Till next time on field take care.


21 - 23 April Park Fold Farm (St Georges meet)

North Lancs. had a very chilled relaxing weekend. Thank you to our steward Vic and Yvonne for such a lovely weekend for our saint George weekend & arranging such glorious weather for members attending.
Bbq's came out and several members caught the sun while sat out, others took to walk the jumbles country park and bumped into a well know footballer while enjoying the lakeside walks.
East Lancs. railway showed off one of many of their steam trains at nearby Ramsbottom station.

Your next NLDA meet is our May day weekend at the enjoyable Thornton hall farm. Camping in the grounds of this lovely family working farm & only a ten minute drive to Skipton gateway to the dales.

This weekend coincides with Skipton waterways festival. There is also a little further a field a music festival at Clitheroe. The small town of Barnoldswick is only a five minute drive with its pretty quirky shops & cafés around town. For anyone wanting retail therapy there is Boundary mill store at Colne. So plenty going on both on field & in close proximity off field.

Mike & Helena will be their to offer a warm welcome to you, the meet opens at 12 noon.

Till next time on field take care.

13 - 17 April Waterside lodge (Easter Meet)

North Lancs. held an eggcellent! Easter meet at Waterside lodge Southport.

A fully booked meet and we must thank our stewards Peter and Lillian for stewarding this very successful meet. From the grateful comment and all the thanks received from members attending, it made all the planning and work during the meet worthwhile.

It was lovely to see all the children joining in the many activities during the meet and also the adults joining in the fun and games during the socials. It was lovely to see the children working hard on their Easter bonnets, cards and then displaying them on Easter Sunday in our Easter parade.

Thursday. Members were welcomed on field by our stewards & everyone settling in & enjoying the lovely location. Out and about saw members enjoy the pleasure beach, A stroll round the lake or down Lords street or a walk on the pier. The circus was also in town .
Friday. We held a very enjoyable bingo session dancing and games.

Saturday another enjoyable social with a very tasty buffet followed by a quiz kindly planned by Margaret H. Thanks also to Alan H, Maureen D and Margaret H for selling some of us the winning tickets for our grand Easter raffle.
Music throughout our Easter meet was provided by our Chairman and DJ. Alan D.
Maureen D was our compare ensuring everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Nancy for her card game and Beryl for her help too. Peter L did an excellent job being our Watch keeper in the watch game.

Sunday. Members gathered for coffee & cake & to cheer on the children in the famous North Lancs. egg hunt. Thanks to Alan H and Alan D our Easter bunnies who tried to hide the eggs from the children for the egg hunt, but it didn't take the children long to seek them out.
Thanks to Maureen D & Alan H for refreshment duties & also the raffle draw.

Thank you to Lillian Lloyd for her kind words spoken during Sunday coffee & prize giving on behalf of all members in her thank you speech to the committee for a truly enjoyable meet.

Your next North Lancs. Meet is an invitation to join us at Park fold farm (Jumbles) where we will celebrate St George and her Majesty the Queens Birthday.

Vic & Yvonne will be there to welcome you on field.

Meet opens at 12 noon on Friday 21st.

An hot supper will be provided at our Saturday evening social. (fancy dress encouraged )

Hope to see you there!

7 - 9 April Landsdowne

Thank you to our stewards David, Sharon and Levi for this weekends meet at Landsdowne near Southport.
Lovely wall to wall sunshine all weekend.
BBQ weather and lovely trip into Southport. Unfortunately no photo's from this weekend.

Next meet is our fully booked Easter meet at Waterside lodge.
Lillian and Peter will be there to welcome you.

Please stop and book in with our stewards before siting up.
* Meet opens Thursday 13th at 12 noon*

Easter programme to include Children's colouring competition and crafts Friday evening.
Saturday there's a Jacob Join supper and evening social.

Sunday coffee & NLDA famous Easter egg hunt followed by our traditional Easter bonnet parade, prize giving and grand Easter raffle draw.
NLDA wish all members a Happy & safe Easter.


17 - 19 March Dale Hey Ribchester (St Paddy's Meet)

Thank you to our stewards Sharon, David and Levi Martin who welcomed all units to our Saint Patrick celebrations. Well done to the committee who did a great job cleaning and preparing the room.
Thanks to our willing volunteers and committee who prepared the veg for the stew and the committee who oversaw the cooking, in readiness for our evening of Irish fun!
Thanks to committee members Alison and Steve who sold all our lucky winners raffle tickets :)

We had great prizes to win.
Thanks also to Steve and Alan H for supper service lovely hot stew with crusty bread and individuals side order of a choice of onions, beetroot or red cabbage.
Regalia was also on sale, well done Sharon for the additional commemorative Saint Patrick items.
Thank you to Alison for the games, everyone enjoyed them with lots of laughs!
Thank you to Alan D. for the music.
Thanks to Maureen for the Irish quiz. Congratulations to our quiz winners 'team pensioners'.

Your next North Lancs. meet. is at Landsdowne Banks near Southport. April 7th /9th.
A relaxing weekend and only a short drive into Southport.

David Sharon and Levi will be there to welcome you on field from 12 noon when the meet opens.

* please note the Easter meet is fully booked*

Till next time on, field Take care.

10 - 12 February Whittingham & Goosnargh (AGM & Valentine Meet)

Thank you to all members that camped and attended our important AGM weekend, It was lovely to see everyone. Thank you to our stewards Lillian and Peter.
The AGM was a very good meeting. Please visit our contact page to see the new committee structure.
Thank you to all members who give their time to volunteer to serve on your DA Committee to ensure NLDA continues for us all and that of future generations.
Thanks to the Yvonne, Lillian and the volunteers who served refreshments then cleared away afterwards, its much appreciated . Thanks also to the members who helped decorate the hall for our valentine evening. Thank you, the members for donation to the evening buffet.

Well done to Maureen and Alison for the Mr & Mrs competition and our contestants Jane & Robert, Gary & Lorraine & Shirley & Phil.

Congratulations to Gary and Lorraine our Mr & Mrs winners scoring a 10/10.

Thanks also to Alison for the rest of the evenings entertainment and Alan D and David M for the music.

We had a lovely valentine raffle thank you Margaret & Sharon for selling some of us the winning tickets. We also had commemorative valentine items for sale along with regalia .

Thank you Sharon once again for your brilliant designs.

Birthday greetings to. Alison Lillie and Lorraine Chesterton. We hope you both enjoy your day.

The next North Lancs. meet is an invitation to come & celebrate Saint Patrick's. This meet opens On Friday March 17th to 19th at Dale Hey Ribchester. Sharon David and Levi are our stewards to welcome you. The committee will provide an hot supper during our Saturday evening Irish social and we do encourage you to come in fancy dress!

Once again we need to remind you that our Easter meet at Waterside lodge is a bkd meet so please if you are not bkd on please don't make a disappointing journey.

We advise you to contact Margaret Hinchliffe to see if there are any places left.

Please also check the NLDA Fixture list for all our meets throughout 2017. Please also contact us with any queries or questions and we will do our best to help.

Meets still also needing stewards are.
* July21/23. Dale Hey Ribchester. (We hope to host a 1940's weekend! )
* July 28/30. Gibson farm Garstang.

* September 22/24. Greaves farm. Cabus. (We had been asked to bk this site !)

* September 29/Oct 1st. Park fold farm Jumbles.

* Humblescough farm. October 6th /8th. Nateby (FOL)

Please if you can steward one of the above meets, it would be a great help to your DA & will avoid our sites officer M. Hinchliffe having to cancel.

Without a stewards meets have to be cancelled.

Till next time on field. Take care.



27 - 29 January West Bradford Village Hall (Burns meet)

First meet of 2017 was opened with our traditional Burns weekend celebrations.

Thank you to our stewards David and Jess for stewarding a fully bkd meet. Thank must also go to a great committee for all the hard work they put in, from the planning and preparation before the meet also working so hard over the weekend to make the Burns weekend another great success for North Lancs. DA.

An excellent evening with a choice of an hot supper, Traditional Haggis served with tatties and neaps, but for the faint of hearted roast beef, followed by a choice of dessert and a complimentary tot of whisky for the toasts. We also had lots of lovely prizes on our raffle which was also drawn during our evenings entertainment.

Thanks must also go to the many willing members who helped in the many various tasks. But a big thank you to all that attended to make it the success it was.
Appreciation on behalf of all the committee for all the kind messages received. As a committee it really does make all the planning and hard work on such events worth while to have positive feedback and happy members going home with happy memories.

Thanks also to Kelly our piper who once again gave a great performance, David our steward who gave the address during the Haggis address ceremony.
Alan H,  Steve L and their catering team. Margaret H for her famous trifle, Alan D and Maureen for the photo's, Alan D and David M for the music, Alison L for the well enjoyed fun and games, Sharon M. for the commemorative regalia.

Thanks to Chairman Alan D who started the toast ceremony to the Queen followed by Lisa and Paul each in turn for the toast to the lads and lasses.

Finally not forgetting the washing up crew and the members who stayed to clear the hall.

Your next North Lancs. meet is your AGM/Valentine weekend 10 - 12 February at Whittingham & Goosnargh S&SC.
Meet opens Friday 10th February at 12noon.

The AGM takes place Saturday 11th February at 2 pm prompt.

All membership cards must be shown. Refreshments will be served.

In the evening love is in the air as we celebrate our valentine social which will take place from 7.30 pm with a Jacob join supper, valentine raffle, fun & games, followed by dancing the night away.

Please note our Easter meet is a BOOKED MEET. Please contact M. Hinchliffe to check if there are any spaces left.

 *To avoid disappointment *

Please do not just turn up!

Till next time on field Take care.

29 Dec 2016 - 2 January 2017 Chipping Village Hall (New Year's Meet)

'Happy New Year'

Our DA definitely brought in 2017 with an absolutely fantastic new year meet at Chipping village hall.

From the comments left on our guest book and the members who personally thanked the new year sub-committee during our celebrations, we can safely say a huge congratulations to North Lancs. DA for all their hard work for making this popular meet once again so enjoyable. We must thank you the members attending the meet for making it so special. Well done also for your support on the job rota's.

Please visit our photo section to see the memorable photos taken by Alan and Maureen for capturing some wonderful memories. Thanks also to Margaret Hinchliffe for all the planning during the year to ensure all the invitations and ordering for this meet are taken care of including booking the artists. Thanks this year to Sharon Martin who as assisted with a great deal of the work load in assisting our Margaret. But we must remember there is no I in team as the whole committee work hard in all area's to ensure everyone as a good time not just at this meet but all meets throughout the camping year. Well done to our social entertainment secretary Alison Lillie who did a good job on her first new year meet.

Birthday greeting to the following members.
5th January. David
8th January. Jean
12th January. Sharon

Wedding anniversary wishes to David and Sharon Martin for 4th January

Your next North Lancs. meet is a booked meet which is the Burns Night celebration weekend at West Bradford VH. 27 - 29 January.

Your haggis supper will be piped in by our lovely lady piper before being served. There are just a couple of spaces left should you wish to join us.

A printable fixture list is now available to print off at the bottom of the fixture list page and the events page for 2017 has been updated.

Please note the following meets are booked meets so if you are planning on joining us please ensure you are booked on!

Burns night - West Bradford Village Hall

Easter - Waterside Lodge Southport

Halloween - West Bradford Village Hall

Fireworks - Waterside Lodge Southport

New year chipping Dec 29th 2017 to 2nd Jan 2018.

Look forward to seeing you all on field. Your NLDA committee.



2 - 4 December Whittingham & Goosnargh S&SC (Christmas Party Meet)

Our DA enjoyed the start of the Christmas celebrations at this weekends meet. Thank you to our stewards this weekend Steve and Alison.

Thanks also to members who helped prepare the Christmas party supper. Thanks also to Alan D and David M for the music. Thank you to Patricia for the table quiz. We had some lovely festive prizes to win in our raffle too. Well done Alison and Maureen for selling some of us the winning tickets!  Thanks also to Maureen for the party games and bringing together the NLDA Christmas choir 2016.
We also had Christmas regalia on sale Thanks to the talents of Sharon M.

We would also like to thank the volunteers who came forward to wash up after our festive supper.

We must not forget to thank our very special guest of the evening ..... The man in red himself Father Christmas who dropped in with presents, also on hand to help him our own naughty elf down from the shelf Sharon M.

Please take a look at our photo's and our 2017 fixture list will be available to download and print soon.

Please could any members come forward to volunteer to steward one of our meets that still require stewards.
Birthday greetings on Tuesday to our chairman Alan D.

Finally NLDA wish all members a very merry Christmas and a wonderful camping season for 2017.

Till next time on field Take care.





Highlights of 2016


22 - 24 Jan West Bradford Village Hall (Burns Night) - Well what a cracking meet to start off our 2016 season. A fantastic piper  played the pipes on this burns weekend.  Thanks to all for the Scottish feast including haggis.

14 - 16 Feb Whittingham & Goosnargh S&SC (AGM 2016/Valentine meet) North Lancs. held an excellent and well attended AGM. With newly appointed committee members which we give a warm welcome to for volunteering their time and commitment to ensure or DA continues to thrive. special congratulations to our president Mr Jack Jennings on attaining 50 loyal years service to the camping and caravanning club and to north Lancs. DA .

18 - 20 March Dale Hey (St Patrick's Meet) - Our new entertainment officer did well with several games being played during the evening along with dancing. A bonus was the toasty warm room which made everyone happy. We even had an appearance of our very own leprechaun.

24 - 28 March Waterside Lodge (Easter meet) -  Thursday and Friday saw everyone settling in, then over the weekend saw two great evening socials with Music and dancing.  Our Easter bunny was busy very early hiding all the eggs for the egg hunt.  Congratulations to all the winners.

22 - 24 April Park Fold Farm (Jumbles) (St Georges Meet) - Many thanks to committee members for a lovely hot supper & entertainment at our social on Saturday evening.

27 May - 5 June THS Trearddur Bay - What a fantastic rally, the weather was glorious all nine days and was still cracking the flags when we came home.

26 - 29 August Thornton Hall Farm (BH meet) - Thank you to all the rally goers who joined us at Thornton Hall. Some members had a pleasant sail on a canal boat, while others had chance to catch the many artist  at the famous Colne blues festival along with another music rock fest at nearby Earby.

2 - 4 October Greaves Farm Cabus - Celebrating our feast of Lanterns.
Well everyone, North Lancs. did themselves proud this year with our feast of lanterns. The enthusiasm and hard work throughout the day was really fantastic. On Saturday evening when most of the units illuminated it was amazing. Well done everyone who took part. Our Saturday evening social was also a really enjoyable evening. The buffet table was full with tasty delights. Thank you for your contributions.

14 - 16 Octobers Pickering Showground (40s Weekend) - The town of Pickering is transported back in time with a grand parade through the town on Saturday along with street entertainment around the town and re-enactments around the castle ground, along with 1940's stalls with more entertainment on the train station complete with visiting steam trains but you have to book early to enjoy this popular train ride to visit other participating stations 1940's style along the line.

28 - 30 October West Bradford Village Hall (Halloween Meet) -  It was a truly spooktacular weekend. Nearly every unit decorated, they lit their units with some really creative and scary displays.

4 - 6 November Waterside Lodge, Southport (Bonfire Meet)Supper was provided, prepared and served by the committee. Food was delicious and we had lots of positive feed back. We had 15 children on site for the lovely fireworks display.

4 - 6 December. Whittingham and Goosnargh S&SC (Christmas party weekend) -  Fantastic! fantastic! fantastic! Friday evening; we had a free and easy evening in the clubhouse followed by our Christmas party on Saturday evening.  A special guest put in an appearance for all our young members who were delighted to meet the man in red Father Christmas and receive early presents.

29 Dec - 2 Jan 2016  Chipping Village Hall (New Year Meet) - Congratulations to North Lancs. DA committee for another fantastic New Year Meet. Good company, Excellent Entertainment from the singer. Excellent Food, We can safely say we all had an absolute ball at our new year meet, with members eager to pay deposits to ensure their place is safe & secure for this year. Many thanks to everyone for making it such a great success!.