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THE 2018 MOTORHOME AND CARAVAN SHOW - at Birmingham’s NEC from 16 to 21 October

Hundreds of new products will be on show at the UK’s largest leisure vehicle launch event, the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC from 16 to 21 October. Celebrities will also take to the LIVE Theatre, including architect and TV presenter George Clarke, former GB swimmer and Olympic gold medallist Sharron Davies MBE, plus GP and medical broadcaster Dr Hilary Jones.

The LIVE Theatre will host daily product launches from top leisure vehicle manufacturers, including Swift, Morelo, Bailey, Hillside Leisure, and Lunar.

For tourer enthusiasts, Swift celebrates 100 years of its Eccles caravan brand, as well as launching its 8ft-wide, six-berth, twin-axle Elegance Grande 655 and the new Escape Compact motorhome. Morelo announces its new Palace motorhome, the ultimate in large leisure vehicle luxury. Adria also launches a new motorhome for 2019, with Bailey unveiling a never-before seen motorhome range alongside a new range of Phoenix caravans.

For campervan fans, Hillside Leisure shows the iconic VW Birchover and other models. Lunar presents its premium Ford Terrier-based model, plus its 8ft-wide Quasar 686, the new Alaria range and enhancements to Venus models.

Alongside vehicle launches daily, the LIVE Theatre also hosts inspirational presentations from celebrities and industry experts on leisure vehicle ownership and vacations. Sponsored by Black Horse Finance, a leading independent provider of caravan, motorhome and caravan holiday home finance in the UK, the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s day sponsors the Tuesday, Wednesday sees Warners present the MMM Caravan and Camping Day, and Friendly Friday is dedicated to the Camping and Caravanning Club.

Other notable launches include Roller Team with its new 590 motorhome model as well as a new compact A-class Pegaso at just 6m long, and two new van conversions: the Toleno L and Toleno R. Among the debuts from Rapido is a new flagship model, the Distinction i1090, whilst Freedom Caravans’ entire range has been redesigned for the 2019 season. Autohaus will debut the Camelot Grandi X based on the new VW Crafter medium-wheel base and Rolling Homes showcases its special edition Columbus van for 2019. Greenline Leisure Vehicles debuts a rear-galley layout on the Ford Transit Custom van.

The latest in fold-out camping accommodation is on display, with launches including new trailer tents from Trigano and a special 50th anniversary edition Camp-let. Opus Camper reveals its UK Off-Road AIR OPUS Camper at the show.

For those wanting to explore the latest caravan holiday homes and lodges, Omar is showcasing three new models and Swift will have its new S-Pod 6 model. October’s show includes all the camping and leisure vehicle gadgets for 2019 as well as essentials such as awnings and towbars.

Exhibitors offer information and advice on holiday destinations and tours throughout the UK, Europe and farther afield. Visitors can enjoy live cooking demonstrations, relax in the new Woodland Trust Wellbeing Rest Area, and enjoy free attractions such as Motorhome Manoeuvring, Towing Tuition and the ever-popular Campervan Test Drive. The six-day show promises an entertaining day out for all the family: a weekend crèche is available for children aged three to eight, and a BSL interpreter will join the LIVE Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also pitch their caravans and motorhomes at the on-site temporary campsite by pre-booking their places online.

Tickets for the Motorhome and Caravan Show are now on sale from just £8.50*, with free entry for children aged 15 and under and parking included in the ticket price.

To take advantage of the early bird offer on advance tickets, book now by visiting the new-look website: or call 0844 873 7333.

*£8.50 Senior (over 60s), £9.50 Adult when booking before 23:59hrs 15/10/18 after which time prices revert to the on-the-door price of £12 Senior and £13 Adult. A £1.25 transaction fee applies. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Car parking is included in the ticket price. No dogs (except assistance dogs). Children 15 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying Adult/Senior. Tickets are non-refundable. Free show guide, towing & manoeuvring tuition, and campervan test drives are subject to availability. Celebrities may be subject to change. The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 294344) and in Scotland (No. SCO38885).

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PLACES TO VISIIT IN CO DURHAM - BEAMISH MUSEUM Beamish Living Museum is at Beamish in County Durham

Beamish isn't a traditional museum - you won't find objects dsiplayed in glass cases and there are no labels.

At Beamish buildings collected from across the region are filled with objects illustrating the region's history, many donated by local people to help the Museum tell their story. Costumed staff and volunteers use these collections to create a living, working Museum that tells the story of everyday life in the North East of England through time.

Their focus is on people and creating an authentic, immense experience of the region's past - an experience that constantly changes with each season.

Beamish is a rare and very special place. Their comprehensive and illustrated guidebook will make your visits even more enjoyable and the staff hope that it encourages you to share your memories with others.

The msueum address is - Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG

Tel - 0191 370 400   Email -  
Visit their website - for latest news, events and information



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BOSTON STEAM & VINTAGE FESTIVAL 2018 The 13th Annual Boston Steam & Vintage Festival 2018

The Steam & Vintage Festival took place over the weekend of 1-2 September on a field site at Hubberts Bridge which is close to Boston on the A52.
  When the Festival started back in 2005 it was to fill a gap left by the closure of the Boston Horticultural Show held in Central Park, Boston. Many of the exhibitors, especially the Miniature Steam boys, felt losing such a major show was a great shame, and there was a need for more local events.
  Despite the big National shows, such as The Great Dorset Steam Fair and many other similar shows there is still room for the smaller local shows.
  Next year's Boston show will take place over the weekend of the 31st August until the 1st September, see you all there.

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STAPLEFORD SHOW-AUG18 The annual Stapleford Miniature Railway August Bank Holiday Event.

The Stapleford Miniature Railway Steam event, at Stapleford near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, took place over three days at the Annual Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday to Monday).
  Train and steam enthusiats did not miss their chance to ride on the picturesque railway on the Stapleford estate. The weather on Saturday were fine, but Sunday was a washout with rain throughout the day. There were many visitors on Saturday and even more on Monday, which was very busy with the railway struggling to keep up with the demand and ran until around 4.45pm.
  The 10.25 inch railway has been running since the late 1950s alongside a Lion reserve and other animals. The railway is now run by the Friends of Stapleford Miniature Railway (FSMR) and was opened for the second time this year raising money for the local LOROS Hospice.
  As well as four locos in steam, this time there were plenty of trade stands, exhibits and miniature traction engines on display.
 Two shows are planned for 2019, second weekend in June (two days) and the August Bank Holiday weekend (3 days).

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LINCOLNSHIRE STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLY  - The Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally was held over the weekend of 17-19th August.

This rally, now in its 33rd year is held on the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society’s county showground on the weekend before the late summer Bank Holiday. The showground is located approximately 4 miles north of Lincoln on the A15.

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DURHAM LODGE-JULY18 - The Durham Masonic Lodge
The resited replica of the Durham Masonic Lodge as seen at the Beamish Museum in July 2018.

Masonic halls were common in North East towns and this authentic recreation gives a unique insight into the world of the Freemasons in the early 20th century.

The frontage is from a former Masonic hall in Park Terrace, Sunderland, which was built in 1869. Beamish's Masonic Hall opened in 2008. Inside there are Masonic furnishings, paintings, artefacts and symbols.

The building has traditional Masonic rooms, including a Robing Room, Tyler's (an appointed officer) Room and Museum Room.

The ceiling is painted with stars as they would have appeared on 24th June in 1717, when the Grand Lodge was founded. The letter G on the ceiling represents the Great Architect of the Universe and the snake swallowing its tail symbolises eternity.


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PLACES TO VISIT IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, on the outskirts of Quainton 

- The Centre is a fun day out for the whole family!

Come for steam train rides on Sundays, plus ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, plus lots more! We are also open Monday-Wednesday for Static Days when the site is open but train rides are NOT running. (Wednesdays in School holidays become Steaming Days!)

Visiting the Centre
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre occupies an extensive site in rolling Buckinghamshire countryside. There is so much to see and do! Exhibits range from large express passenger locomotives to the humble shunting engine together with a host of smaller items recreating the golden age of steam. Check our events programme to see what is happening on the day of your planned visit – steam trains operate on certain days and others are devoted to various special events.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the site and in the trains. There should be a bowl of water on your left through the door from the Visitor Centre towards the train rides.
We have three types of Open Day:
Special Events: See 'Special Events' or 'Calendar' on the top options bar for more information on these and to find out when they are.
Steaming Days: This is when we have a full-size steam train in action, ready to take you for a ride! We also have miniature ride-on steam trains. These are run by our sister Society VAMES, and there is a small charge for this. Steaming Days are every Sunday (Easter-Halloween), and also Wednesdays during school holidays.
Static Days: This is when the site is open, but no steam trains or rides will be running. These days are much quieter and ticket prices are lower. We are open for static viewing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (however, during the school holidays Wednesdays become Steaming Days!) The cafe is only open for snacks (crisps/chocolate/biscuits) and self-service drinks (hot and cold) on these days. The shop is open.
Our cafe and gift shop are fully open on all Steaming and Special Event days.
Opening Times: 10.30am - 5pm (4.30pm on weekdays). Last admission 1 hour before closing.
If you have any questions or require more information about the Centre please do telephone 01296 655720 or email Please do call us before travelling if you are unsure of what will be open/running on the day you want to visit.
Length of visit
Depending on your level of interest and the nature of the event being held on a particular day you can expect to cover all the principal areas in 2-2.5 hours but there's plenty to interest you if you have more time available. Many people come and spend the whole day - especially at our Special Events!
Many of the exhibits are displayed under cover so the Centre is a truly all-weather attraction!
How to get here.
How to get there: Watch out for the brown signs above off the A41 near Waddesdon and the A413 at Whitchurch.
By Car: SatNav postcode: HP22 4BY
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is on the outskirts of Quainton, a village situated half way between Bicester and Aylesbury just off the A41, and south of Buckingham. Watch out for our brown railway attraction signs off the A41 near Waddesdon and the A413 at Whitchurch. If you are coming from Aylesbury direction, due to lots of new housing developments which upset some SatNav systems, we advise you to remain on the A41 until you have driven through Waddesdon, then follow the signs.
Junctions 7, 8 and 9 of the M40 are all close by and the M1, M25, M4 and M40 network makes the Centre easily accessible from London, the South East and the Midlands. Ample free car parking is provided for cars and coaches.
By Bus: Unfortunately the bus service does not run on Sundays, but Red Rose bus service no. 16/17 bus runs from Aylesbury Bus Station to Quainton and back Monday-Saturday, so great for Special Event weekends like Day Out With Thomas For bus information telephone Traveline on 0871 200 2233 and select England and South East on the menu.
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4BY
For General enquiries:
For School enquiries:
Tel: (01296) 655720

Further information on the website -

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CAMC NATIONAL RALLY 2019 Where will The National 2019 be held? - Ragley Hall in Warwickshire

Join in the festivities at the CAMC (formerley the Caravan Club) at the biggest 2019 outdoor event

You're all invited to join the members of the CAMC over the 2019 May Bank Holiday (24-28th May 2019) for outdoor fun and games on the grounds of Ragley Hall, Park and Gardens.
• Pitch up over 3 nights from £102
• On the door entry for day visitors
• Free games and activities for kids and grown-ups
• Free daytime arena shows
• Dazzling evening tribute shows
• Craft areas and competitions
• Join in the CycleFest events

The National at Ragley Hall
Next year, visitors of The National 2019 will be able to camp out in and explore Ragley Hall, Park and Gardens in Alcester, Warwickshire. Here you can immerse yourself in the charm of the stunning house and gardens, whilst finding opportunities to shop, eat, cycle or walk around the grounds. 
• Location: Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens, Alcester B49 5NJ
• Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 28 May 2019

More details of the National Rally and bookings can be found at the website

A thank you for The National 2018
The Club would like to offer a huge thank you to all Honorary Officials, Marshals and their assistants who pay full fees and offer their services freely to ensure the success of The National. We would also like to offer huge thanks to Sledmere House, members of the estate staff and tenants for their generous cooperation, assistance and support.
  Many thanks to all judges, prize-givers, marshals and the whole working party for their valuable and unselfish support and also to the Caravan and Motorhome Club Concert Band & Singers for their contribution at various functions throughout The National.

Ragley has been the family seat of the Marquis of Hertford since the eighteenth century, an Earldom that dates back over 1000 years. Take a tour through its fascinating history.

The Gardens and Park
26 acres of mature formal gardens and hundreds of acres of stunning parkland created by Capability Brown, with woodland wildlife walks, beautiful contemporary sculpture and views for miles over Warwickshire countryside.
  Though the plans were drawn up in 1680 by Robert Hooke for the magnificent Palladian mansion you see today, it took almost another 100 years for the project to come to fruition, and my family continued to live in The Old Hall which stood where our Rose Garden is now laid out.
  No doubt the family was busy managing its estates in Wales and Ireland to concentrate on the immense building project but, because my ancestors' hearts lay deep in the Warwickshire countryside, the final result was worth the wait.

Ragley Collections and Visit Highlights
Step back into the past as you discover the stories behind one of the UK’s oldest aristocratic families and find out how Ragley has changed throughout the generations.

The Great Hall
We’re certain you’ll agree that James Gibbs’ baroque plaster decoration in the Great Hall, completed in 1750, was worthy of patience. The Red Saloon and two Mauve Rooms, also created by Gibbs have remained the same for nearly 300 years.
 Like many stately homes at the time, Ragley was being used as a hospital during World War II when my father inherited it in 1940, then it fell into bad repair.
 The restoration of the building, gardens and estate finally began when my father moved into the house in 1956 and since 1991, when the house and estate was passed to me, it has been an on-going labour of love, with sensitivity to the heritage of the past but with an eye to its future.

The Estate
Ragley was given to Evesham Abbey by the King of Mercia in AD 711. Seven hundred years later the Abbey sold Ragley to the Rous family who built an embattled castle thought to be on the site of what is the Rose Garden today.
  In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir John Conway came from Conway Castle in Wales to marry the heiress to Arrow, just outside Ragley Park. He then bought Ragley Castle and its lands: the last time Ragley has changed hands by purchase. It was Sir John’s grandson, the first Earl of Conway, who engaged Robert Hooke to design the Palladian House which can be seen today. Hooke, a contemporary of Christopher Wren, was a notable architect and scientist and of the several great houses he built only Ragley remains.
  The building was not completed until the middle of the 18th century. James Gibbs designed the baroque plasterwork in the Great Hall in 1750 and Wyatt added the portico, as well as decorating the Red Saloon and Mauve Room, in 1780.

Ragley's Contribution to Art
One man who made a notable contribution to the art world was Richard Seymour-Conway, the 4th Marquess, who never visited Ragley and lived his entire life in Paris. Both he and his father were avid art collectors and he devoted his life and income to buying pictures to add to his collection.
  He didn’t marry and left everything except Ragley, Conway Castle and some property in Coventry, to his illegitimate son Richard Wallace. The 4th Marquess was, by all accounts, an extremely bad landlord and left Ragley sadly neglected. However anyone who has seen the Wallace Collection at Hertford House in London will find it difficult to condemn him.
  Since then Ragley faced mixed fortunes until the 1950s when the 8th Marquess and Marchioness, made the decision to open to the public. The late Lord, and Lady Hertford worked tirelessly to restore Ragley, which had not been fully occupied since 1912 and was used as a hospital during the Second World War.
  Ragley Hall was first opened in 1958 and over the coming years the State Rooms were gradually restored to their former glory.

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WARNERS END OF SEASON SHOW-14-16 SEPT - The Motorhome Show, Season Finale on the Lincoln Showground
End the summer season in style with a Best of British themed finale. Pitch up in your motorhome, caravan or tent for a great value weekend break in Lincolnshire.

Book your four nights away for as little as £43 or visit for the day and peruse the 220+ exhibitors. If you’re after a new vehicle, this is a great time to buy with a mix of end of season deals and new model previews available.
** Compare options with a whopping 580 new and used models on display. Choose from over 40 national & local dealers
** Whether you spend the winter in the UK or abroad, there will be thousands of accessories available ready to buy

** Four nights of inclusive entertainment as well as daytime activities
** Headline show tickets available – See Joe Pasquale, Katrina of the Waves and a fantastic tribute to Tom Jones

Camping pitches will be available from 10am Thursday 20th September to 12 noon Monday 24th September 2018. If you're a subscriber to MMM/What Motorhome/Campervan or Caravan your £5 discount will be automatically deducted once you are logged into your account. If you would prefer to book by post you can download a booking form, see the website (below). You will be charged for your pitch from the day you arrive until Monday. Unfortunately, we don't offer a nightly rate.
General Camping
Thursday £50
Friday £47
Disabled Camping
Thursday £50
Friday £47
Club Camping
Thursday £48
Friday £45
Vehicle Occupants (Max 2 adults & 3 children included in pitch fee)

Saturday Night Entertainment Tickets
Adult £15 (Joe Pasquale, Katrina of the Waves, Tom Tastic as Tom Jones)
Child £7.50

Evening Entertainment (not Saturday)
Evening entertainment is included in your camping pitch and is therefore only open to those camping on-site. It is on a first come first served basis. All showtimes will be published in your showguide given to you on arrival.
THURSDAY - 70's Rock'n'roll from The Lowrider City Rockers followed by tunes from The Wild Murphys
Second venue - Steve Hanks
FRIDAY - UB40 tribute Rats in the Kitchen and Lee Pashley as Robbie Williams
Second venue - Clear Cut
SATURDAY - Main venue (see above) Joe Pasquale joins us as part of his new tour, Katrina of the Waves, and Martin Jarvis is Tom Tastic...Tom Jones
Second venue - The Thornhills
SUNDAY - The Moon Dogs and Vicky Lambert as Dusty Springfield
There will be line dancing with MJ Linedance Tuition on Thursday, Friday & Saturday

All evening entertainment is included except for Saturday evening's show in the Main Venue where a separate ticket is required. Adults: £15 Children: £7.50 (Advance prices). 

Day Visitor Information
This show is a great opportunity for you to have a look at new and pre-owned vehicles alongside thousands of accessories at your leisure. Choose from many different models, makes and styles and see what 'end of season' bargains you can find!
Friday 9.30am- 5.00pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day tickets can be bought at the gate on arrival - Adults £8.00, Children (up to 16yrs) FREE

The postcode is LN2 2NA, however as you approach the Show, please follow the temporary signs which will take you to the day car park. Parking is FREE and the car park gates will close one hour after the Show closes.

For more information visit For further information visit 

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CARAVAN and MOTORHOME CLUB NATIONAL RALLY - 2018 The Caravan and Motorhome Club 2018 National Rally venue was at Sledmere House in East Yorkshire

The 91st National Rally commenced on Friday 25th May, the start of the Spring Bank Holiday and finsihed on Monday 28th, but for many ralliers it continued into Tuesday and even Wednesday. The weather was bright and cheerful unlike the last time the Club held the National at Sledmere in 2011 when it was very windy and wet and many ralliers returned home early.

Sledmere House has been the ancestral home of the Sykes family since the 17th century and is still lived in today.

The rally was officially opened on Saturday afternoon in the usual manner with the CAMC playing popular music and with speeches from the CAMC committee, the chairman and a representative of Sledmere House. Towards the end of the opening the venue for 2019 was announced, the magnificent Ragley Hall, eight miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, 24-28th May 2019. Finally the flags of all the CAMC centres were unfurled.

For many volunteers the set-up for Rally started a month or so before the official start of the Rally, see the pictures of the hard working volunteers and bear in mind they all pay exactly the same pitch fee as the ralliers.

Throughout the Rally there was plenty of entertainment for all ages, competitions, trade stands to visit and much, much more, as at previous year's rallies. 

Ralliers could also take advantage of the temporary Sledmere Friends Gold Pass Membership available to National-goers - for just £5 per adult and £1 per child which gave access not only to the house, but also to its walled garden, chapel, stables and fun Spotty Pig children's play area. A tour of its splendid rooms was interesting for many ralliers and one of the favourites was the impressive 100ft-long library, with its incredible array of rare, centuries-old books and startlingly ornate, gold-leaf-decorated ceiling. The 'Orange Bedroom' and the striking main staircase was also favourite of the ralliers.
  From one of the windows in the library, you could spot the herd of red deer that roams freely around the estate in the distance. For a much closer wildlife experience, the 'Animal Story' attraction in the Tourer Explorer Zone on the Sunday was the place to be. Holly and I loved the giant tortoise and the gorgeous lop-eared rabbit, and egged each other on to touch a couple of snakes and reptiles.

During the weekend in the main SsangYong Arena there was a variety of entertainment, including music from the Caravan and Motorhome Club Concert Band, a garden party celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, BMX stunt shows, a dog display team, re-enactments by the Welsh Horse Yeomanry, falconry and dare-devil acts by someone called Dangerous Steve! On the Monday there was a Fun Dog Show which could be watched from the seats of the grandstand.

On Sunday morning there was an eight-mile family bike ride), the excellent National Village or the wonderful evening entertainment - tribute acts to Queen and Elvis going down particularly well judging by the buzz outside the Adria Entertainment Marquee on Saturday and Sunday evenings, not forgetting the 25th Silver Celebration Concert with the Club Band and Singers.

With all of this taking place under glorious, cloudless blue skies and warming sun, it was hardly a surprise that, as many ralliers said, "We really wish The National lasted a week!" That's high praise indeed...

Special thanks to this year's National sponsors - Green Flag, Adria Concessionaires Ltd, SsangYong Motors (UK), Calor, PowrTouch, Prima Leisure Accessories, Protec Covers, Thetford, Truma (UK), Whale and Caravan and Motorhome Club Insurance.

Roll on 2019 National Rally at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, 24-28 May 2019.

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LINCOLN STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLY - 18-19 August 2018 The Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally is held on the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society’s county showground on the weekend before the late summer Bank Holiday 2018. 2018


The showground is located approximately 4 miles north of Lincoln on the A15, all entrances to the showground are sign-posted. These entrances are off the A1500 Tilbridge Lane and not the A15. For those of you who use satellite navigation the postcode is LN2 2NA.

Access to the site for Exhibitors and Trade Stands is from 1200 hrs on the Thursday before the show, Camping and Caravanning is from 1200 hrs on the Friday before the show. If you arrive before these times you will be directed onto a holding area until allowed on site. To pre-book a camping or caravan space visit the website no later than the week before the Rally. Weekend Camping pre-booking £50.00 - (RVs £55.00)

Day Visitors enter the car parks via gate 2 and enter the showground through pay-gates C and D. These pay-gates open at 0900 and will close at 1900 hours on the Saturday evening. Day visitors are welcome to stop for the Saturday evening entertainment but will require exiting onto the car parks through the exhibitor’s entrance gate 3.

Dogs are admitted but must be on a lead at all times, please clean up any mess. Disabled car parking is available adjacent to the pay-gates.

Should you wish to exhibit or require further information you can contact the address below or e-mail Please note we are unable to reply to e-mail queries after the Tuesday before the show.

Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this publication and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies. Reproduction of any part of this publication in any format, without permission, is strictly forbidden. 

The ARVM/ARVE has a reserved weekend parking area to which all members of the ARVE, friends and guests are welcome, American RVs, European motorhomes, caravans are welcome. If you have pre-booked with the Rally organisers please call Jeni Rees on 01664 566810 so that we can reserve a pitch for you. You can also pay on the gate and ask to be directed to our area (subject to space availability) which is close to the entry gate.

Pictures taken at the 2017 Rally can be seen by clicking 'View Pictures'

Further information can be found on the website -

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BURGHLEY GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR - May 27-28 - Burghley Game and Country Fair was held on the Sunday 27th May - Monday 28th May of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend
It is a large Country Fair with four main arenas presenting country sports & pursuits at their very best.

Try out lots of country sports Clayshoot, Airguns, Archery, Fishing and a large selection of dog events.

Enjoy all the other show features, the Craft Village, Food Show with chef demonstrations, Falconry, Vintage Vehicles, or relax in the Food Courts - see the pictures.

It’s a superb family day out and so it was. Monday started dull and chilly but by midday the sun had come through and the temperature had risen considerably. There was plenty action throughout the showground and sales of cold drinks and ice cream was keeping the traders busy.

Many visitors to Show also viisted Burghley House and the adjoining resaturant and cafe .

The Fair will return on the Sunday and Monday of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in 2019.
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STEAM ON RUTLAND WATER 2018 - Steam ON RUTLAND WATER (near Oakham) was held over the weekend of 22-24 June.

Steam on Rutland water is fun family weekend for the whole family, with steam engines of all sizes, lorries, cars, tractors, motorbikes, fire trucks, plus much more.

It is an annual event held at the Rutland water (Anglian Water) visitors centre, Sykes Lane, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QL.

The show opened at 10am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday and Saturday evening there was musical enternatinment in the marquee.

Public camping was also available

Ehibits consisted of - Steam engines of all size, tractors, lorries, motor bikes, cars, stationary engines, kids fairground rides, woodies wings, stalls, licensed bar, refreshments and much more.

It is planned to hold the 6th Steam on Rutland water event over the weekend of 22-23 June 2019.

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THE WESTERN MOTORHOME SHOW - At Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW - 17th - 19th AUGUST 2018

The Warners Western Motorhome Show is one of the UK’s largest annual country and western festivals, their Malvern show now attracts over 3200 motorhomes, caravans, campervans and tents for the weekend.

The Western Motorhome Show took place at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, over the weekend of 17-19 August. As well the trade stands there were four nights of entertainment, across three venues. Acts included Louisiana, Texas Gun, The Danny Lee Band, plus many more…

The music never stopped, and you were never far from a cowboy or indian, so whether you were there to shop or just to party you would certainly go home entertained! Saturday evening’s headline performance welcomed The Forever in Blue Jeans Country Rock Show, and the Everlys Experience take to the main stage.

There was plete on show over the weekend.
√ Browse more than 500 new and used models for sale from over 45 national and local dealers
√ Choose from a huge selection of accessory/hobby related retailers – there’s over 250 exhibiting each day
√ Daytime entertainment in the food court daily, line-dancing classes each evening, prizes for the best dressed westerner√ Take your pick of entertainment with up to three venues on offer each night
√ Grab a drink and watch the live performances in the Lonestar Re-enactment area
√ Visit for the day or make a weekend of it in the beautiful Malvern Hills 

For further information for future shows visit

Malvern report from Travelworld
Malvern show once again proved to be a wonderful weekend with a great atmosphere and good attendance.
  The weather held up all weekend and attracted many first-time buyers who all seemed to be impressed with our Erwin Hymer Group products! Some good business was done over the weekend with many more deals being done in the following week.
  Travelworld being just over an hour away from Malvern is ideal for prospective customers who perhaps didn’t want to commit fully at the show. Our calmer showroom provides the perfect environment with salesman on hand all day.
  The shows are now also a great way to showcase our new development with many in anticipation for our grand opening, we look forward to seeing new and existing customers alike at the new dealership!

Harry Price
Marketing Assistant


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PLACES TO VISIT IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - The Central Railway at Ruddington, near Nottingham.

Formerly known as Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, The Great Central Railway - Nottingham now offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.

Heritage Steam & Diesel services re-create the experience of train travel from when it was more than just a way to travel from one place to another.

Entirely staffed by volunteers, all income is used to preserve railway & transport heritage for future generations. The GCRN is a great experience for all the family. Come and enjoy a day with them!

Our stations are located at: Ruddington Fields (Main station, base of operations and facilities), on Mere Way, just off the A60 south of Ruddington. Car Parking available (charges apply). SatNav: NG11 6JS 

Please Note: There are no passenger facilities at Loughborough to board or alight from trains.

For full details, visit:

The pictures attached were taken at a special weekend - 1-17 June 2018 
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THE NORFOLK MOTORHOME SHOW - The Warners Norfolk Motorhome Show took place at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich on 20-22 July. The weather continued dry and sunnybut there was not much sign of the 'green green grass'

There was good turnout of motorhomes, caravans and smaller contingent of American motorhes. Pitches for the ‘summer party’ themed event were £60 from Thursday – Monday, £47 from Friday to Monday.

The live entertainment in the four evenings was absolutely excellent Acts included Roy Hemmings Dictionary of Soul, Jay McGee and Elvis Through the Years. 

Saturday evening’s headline performance saw Abba Fever, Bee Gees and Ska Britannia all took on the the main stage. Daytime entertainment including bingo and live music was on the bandstand.

Those who were looking to shop could peruse over 130 exhibitors each day. You could see more than 200 new and used models for sale from over 20 national and local dealers, take your pick from thousands of accessories, shop over 130 exhibitors

Norfolk being one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations it encouraged many visitors to show to visit Norwich and other places close by including some of the stunning coastlines.

Now in its fourth year, our Norwich show proved to be a great successshow and great value a four night break.

For more information of the forthcoming Warner's show visit visit
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PLACES TO VISIT IN HUNTINGDONSHIRE - Ramsey Rural Museum on the outskirts of Ramsey.

Charity Number - 290110

Ramsey Rural Museum ia an independent museum in Huntingdonshire situated in open countryside on the edge of a small Fenland town. Housed in renovated 17th century farm buildings, the museum is full of items and exhibits kindly donated by local companies and the public. Ramsey Rural Museum is a charitable trust (charity number 290110) that is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers.

On site there are many areas showing a variety of machinery, implements and vehicles spanning 200 years of rural life.

Both the Chemist Shop and the Cobblers Shop were donated to the museum – the former had been owned by the Whitwell family of Peterborough and the latter from the Paul’s of Chatteris.

A history of the drainage of the Fens can be found in the Pump Room along with tools used for hedging, ditching and turfing.

The Barn Annexe gives a fascinating insight into the work of Wheelwrights and Farriers, and amongst the myriad of farming equipment there are even examples of some 19th century Graffiti!

There is so much to look at in the Trades Room. As the name suggests there are displays depicting a range of occupations and memorabilia from local companies. Through the tea room is Ramsey Stores – an early 20th century shop with well known brands on view at the counter.

The thatched Well was one of the sources of water for the nearby Ramsey Abbey. We even have a 2 seater Privy!

The Stable Block is a two storey building packed with nostalgia. Upstairs is an old schoolroom and displays dedicated to the armed forces, police and fire services. On the ground floor the three lifestyle rooms and various cabinets exhibit numerous artefacts from years gone by.

The museum also houses extensive archives of local family history and the range of paperwork, maps and photographs are available for photocopying.  Ramsey and its surrounding villages are also well documented.

Light refreshments are provided either in our Tea Room or alfresco in the courtyard. If you prefer, bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful setting.

Throughout the year they hold many events details of which appear on our 'events page'.

For further information visit their website
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Nene Valley Railway is the UK’s leading international steam attraction, based at Wansford Station, and covering the stations of Overton (for Ferry Meadows), Orton Mere, Yarwell Junction, and Peterborough.

As both a living heritage railway, which is tended to by its loyal band of volunteers and a thriving attraction for the public to enjoy all year round. Nene Valley Railway offers the chance to experience the thrill of riding a steam engine; learn about the railway’s history; and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Nene Valley area.

Wansford Station
Wansford station is the headquarters of the Nene Valley Railway. The station brings together three forms of transport in one location, with the River Nene being separated from the railway by the "Old Great North Road".

Turntable Cafe, Shop and Toilets, disabled and child facilities are also located within the station building, Our Garden railway operates on some running days along with the model railway. The waiting room on platform two is referred to as "The Barnwell Building" due to it having been moved from Barnwell station to the NVR on April 5th 1977. The building was built in 1884 for use by members of the Royal family when visiting Barnwell Manor, home of HRH Duke of Gloucester. The Wansford old station building on platform three was built in 1844/5 for the opening of the line. Built in a Jacobean style it features much ornate stone masonry. The NVR has recently acquired this building and will renovate it for use by the NVR and local community. The signal box was built in 1907 by the London & North Western Railway to replace three smaller boxes. The signal box was originally built with 60 levers and is one of the largest preserved signal boxes in its original location.

The picnic area at Wansford is open all year round. Sitting at one of the picnic tables here you can watch the signalman operating the box at Wansford while the trains pass over the river, bridge and viaduct. It’s a great location for taking photographs. Our children’s play area was opened in 2002 with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and is available all year round. The playground is located near to the car park entrance.
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WOODHALL SPA 40s WEEKEND - July 7-8 Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival & Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend.

The second weekend in July 2018 saw the very best of our region, as two highly successful events that celebrate Lincolnshire’s unique role in World War II will take place in partnership with record breaking weather for the shole weekend.

Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend was - for one year only – took place on the same weekend, 7-8 July 2018. The “Blitz spirit” partnership forged between the two volunteer committees meant huge opportunity for visitors to attend two of Lincolnshire’s best summer events in one fantastic weekend.

With excellent parking in four car parks, park and ride at a cost of £5 per car, and free transport between Woodhall Spa and Thorpe Camp – a journey of less than 10 minutes – every visitor had the chance to learn about the social and military history of the region, see exciting re-enactments, sing and dance along with the very best 1940s entertainers, feel the thrill of seeing the majestic BBMF soar overhead (and much, much more) across two very different locations.

The Woodhall Spa 40's Festival consists of a wide variety of 40's 'Home Front' themed events which take place at numerous venues across the village throughout the weekend. We charge £5 for Park & Ride and one or two concerts are ticket only, but other than that all the entertainment throughout the village is free! Do come along and enjoy next year to the unique atmosphere of Woodhall Spa as we turn back time!

The Woodhall Spa 40's Festival is free to all and enjoyed by thousands. The only way that the committe can do this is through the generous funding of our allies. We like to tell you who they are and at one and the same time convey our thanks for their support. Please visit the 'Allies' page and look out for the "Proud Supporter" window stickers. These businesses have supported the Festival so please support them when it comes to teas, coffees, drinks, food, books and so much more!

Both events help put the region on the tourist map; Woodhall Spa’s Festival now attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors per year and Thorpe Camp’s event helps support the future of the museum as a must-visit attraction for years to come, and we can’t wait to welcome you to both sites.

Next year's weekend event will on 13-14th July 2019 so put in your diary now as an event you must NOT miss.

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TRAVELWORLD NEW STATE-OF-THE ART MOTORHOME AND DEALERSHIP IS PROGRESSING - The Travelworld new Showroom and workshop near Stafford is moving on fast with a completion date expected in October 2018.

The aerial photos taken from February till June and photos of the building were taken on Friday 15/06/18 of the site, its coming together very nicely now with:
•   The service centre roof fully complete
•   Concrete has been poured into the first floor
•   Interior and exterior brickwork is complete on the service centre
•   The MOT station and ramp foundations were being poured

Travelworld Motorhomes, which began the development of a brand new state-of-the-art Motorhome & Caravan dealership in Stafford at the start of 2018 and announced its relocation and expansion into the new premises later this year, will become one of only three other designated Centers in the world to achieve the status.

Ross Edwards, managing director of Travelworld said: “As you can imagine, this was a big decision for us to make, but it’s simply a continuation of the strategy we have had in the business for the last five years: ‘ever greater ties with our supplier’”. 

The strategy within the group is to have strong relationships with its dealers and wherever possible for those dealers to offer their products exclusively.  Travelworld who last year celebrated its 40th anniversary, became an exclusive EHG dealer in 2015 and has flourished by focusing and specialising on one supplier. 

Ross continued: “Although it is the logical ‘next step’ for us, achieving ERWIN HYMER GROUP status was not made easy. EHG has created a strict set of terms and conditions to qualify for CENTER status, varying from logos to minimum brands in each price segment and Goldschmitt and Rent Easy partnership”. 

Travelworld’s new dealership progress report - 8th August
Our monster project has now entered its 5 month and is making superb progress! In recent weeks the service centre’s external cladding and roof sections have been completed. The side and rear sections of the service centre also now features stunning brickwork, this at one stage had 14 brick layers working on it – quite a spectacle I can assure you!  We have made sure the whole process has been documented with both a fixed time lapse camera on site and weekly drone shots, these really show how far the build has come. The initial drone shots showed a dark, wet Staffordshire and an empty plot of land, I didn’t stay like this for long with the erection of the full metal skeleton taking a matter of weeks. In the most recent drone images you can see the installation of the showroom glazing that will provide a wealth of light, showcasing our wonderful Erwin Hymer motorhomes. Once completed and entrance doors are fitted, the showroom is then fully sealed allowing for the floor to be poured.  
Looking to the near future, internal work will be continued including installation of the elevator and erection of internal offices on the lower and upper floors. The office space will be very much a talking point, with our sales staff and service advisors being located on the showroom floor. This type of layout can be likened to many car dealerships and creates a warm and welcoming front of house feel – we think it will work very well!
With the move ever closer we have arranged weekly tours of the new premises for our staff, both Travelworld’s founder Bob Edwards and Son, Ross have been excited to show the Travelworld team what delights the new dealership has instore for them! From our humble beginnings in Wolverhampton this project has been very close to the Edwards family’s heart with frequent visits from all the family. I a grandchild of Bob have been very excited to see this project evolve from initial plans some 3 years ago to this impressive structure. We are all very excited for the next era in our state-of-the-art dealership and believe it will provide supreme benefits to both our customers and employees!
Harry Price
Marketing Assistant


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STONELEIGH MOTORHOME SHOW - June 22-24 The Warners annual Motorhome Show at Stoneleigh Agricultural Showground - June 22-24

Warners Shows hosted their second Midsummer Motorhome Show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 22-24 June 2018. Those camping on site enjoyed four nights of rock’n’roll themed entertainment, with performances from The Downtown Daddyos, Glen Darren & The Krew Katz, The Firebirds, Vince Eager & The Memphis Tones amongst many more.

Daytime’s saw visitors browse 145+ exhibitors, visit the likes of Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, take part in jive classes and enjoy vintage hair & make-up tutorials from Boston Jive.
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STRATFORD MOTORHOME SHOW - June 15-17 The annual Motorhome Show at Startford Racecourse was held ofver the weekend of 15-17 June.
The Show is now in the second year of the new owners after many years having been promoted by Stone Leisure.
  There was no shortage of exhibits and accessories stalls but a lack of visitors early the day.
  A smal contingent of American Motorhomes attended the show, not as many as there were in past shows from the 1990's onwards.


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TRAVELWORLD LATEST NEWS - Read PDF Download - Travelworld latest news, name change, relocation and expansion to new premises near Stafford close to the M6.
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THE SOUTHERN MOTORHOME SHOW - May 17-19 The Southern Motorhome Show at the Newbury Showground, Chieveley, Berkshire

The Warners Berkshire event caters for outdoor leisure lovers in the South and beyond. With motorhomes, camping accessories and luxury lodges for sale, you could be sure to find what you’re looking for.

The 2018 show welcomed visitors to the Newbury Showground for a great value four night break or a day shopping in the exhibition area, they were able to...
√ Browse more than 380 new and used models from over 35 national and local dealers
√ Make the most of 200+ exhibitors in the same place
√ Two shows for the price of one - peruse the National Park and Holiday Homes Show
√ Four night of live 60s themed entertainment as well as daytime activities 

Travelworld Motorhomes attended the Warners Motorhome Show at Newbury back in May and reported a good weekend for sales.

Here are some pictures I took at Newbury show: The Hymer Car Grand Canyon S pictured we had stickered up with a congratulations message for the Royal wedding I also wondered onto the American RV pitch for you and took some shots of Valentino Rossi’s Windsor and a lovely looking Camelot!

Report supplied by Harry Price, Travelworld Marketing Assistant

Tel 07971728564 Travelworld Motorhomes Halesfield 14 Telford TF7 4QR Tel : 01952 586888 Travelcruiser concessionaires LTD T/A Travelworld motorhomes, Unit G, Halesfield 14, Telford, TF7 4QR. Registered in England and Wales no.01009135
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Travelworld Awarded Prestigious ERWIN HYMER CENTER status - Read PDF Download - Travelworld Motorhomes is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the most prestigious accolade from the parent group of the brands it represents and will be rebranding the dealership and the business as ‘ERWIN HYMER CENTER – Travelworld’
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