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Newsletter September 2021

Ribblesdale BCC

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and keeping safe.

With Lockdown lifted in April our meets are going from strength to strength.  We are having great turn outs from new & old members.  Our Facebook has gone up to 688 members.

We had a new meet this year at Spittal Farm in Kendal unfortunately it didn’t go with a great start due to an oil spillage from a tractor just at the entrance which resulted in closing off the road.  Apologies to all those on route.  The weather was up and down, and the stewards coped really well with the gated entrance as the site had travellers the previous week as they were on their way to Appleby.  All in all, it was a great success.

Our yearly meet at Clapham was also well attended, were we did have the marquee up, it was just a shelter to keep things dry and as it turned out the weather shone brilliantly as we were able to have out door coffee mornings and the usual Auction outside.

At the moment we have two THS running Dinarth Hall at Rhos-on-sea, and Duddon Sports & Social at Askam. Dinarth was extremely busy when I was their but next week I am off to Duddon as I have never managed to get their however the reports I have had is that it’s a lovely sight with the added bonus of a club on site. 😊

We are happy to announce our New Year meet is going ahead this year which I am so excited about as I love it here and the New Year Committee work so hard at making your stay great.  I do believe there are some spaces available so if you want to put your name down please ring Carol Stell.

Plans are underway to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee next year were the Spring bank Holiday Monday has now changed to Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd June. Watch this space for the THS @ Langcliffe.

I would like to take this opportunity to Thank ALL the stewards who do a great job.  If it wasn’t for these volunteers, we would have no meets. As Karen Brierly put it ‘If every Ribblesdale member did just one meet per year, we would never struggle for stewards’ Unfortunately we still have a few meets that we are looking for next year and we really need names before they go to print.  If you would like to put your name down, please contact Stephen Raistrick and he will be able to help and advice.

All take care and stay safe and I will see you on the field



Maureen Catlow passed away after illness. Maureen and husband Phil camped for many years with their daughter Gillian and later their granddaughter Lauren.  Maureen stopped camping after the death of her husband Phil however she kept in touch with friends and members also via Facebook. Her funeral was well attended the sun shone brightly and she left us to the appropriate song ‘Simply the Best.  She will be sadly missed.

Jim (the person) Spilman sadly passed away at our Clapham meet. It was very peaceful and he had spent the evening enjoying the company of his many friends with his social circle enjoying a whiskey or two. Jim helped Marshall many of our meets and he was a familiar sight riding round on his bike. His companion was Gordon the Monkey who sat in the front seat of his motorhome

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