Whitwell Camping weekend September 2018



First our thanks to Sandra and Alan for the setting up of the site, well done.


Friday evening we had a great social gathering which saw the gazebo packed out. We all had many stories to tell ranging from bikes and events to ginger haired people, Alan’s willy and telescopes. We had a pet wasp who kept us amused with its marathon walking antics but sadly it passed away and we had our moment of condolences that lasted all of 2 seconds. The laughter and merriment went on and Sandra, bless her, fancied a slice of toast. Well, after everyone licking their lips, Sandra ended up doing toast for all. Sandra toasting, Helen and Sue buttering and jam, honey or Alan’s maryport marmalade. Cracking social evening.



After breakfast some of us geared up for the ride out and after a delayed start we headed for a petrol stop and then on to Walcott where we had our lunch break by the sea.  Left there on time as we had a tour of the railway sheds and works at Weybourne station, very interesting.  Also at Weybourne they had a forties nostalgia event throughout the day, great to see the spivs, home guard and armed services well represented, forties music sung by a live band with dancing from that period going on.  I had a little giggle to myself seeing a 1940s American soldier in full battle dress on his mobile phone. Ride back to camp. After tea we again all met in the gazebo for another evening of merriment, another great evening with organised toast on hand but no maryport marmalade as we ate it all last night.


After breakfast we said our goodbyes to some and Sandra, Helen, Alan and l went on a pleasant walk around the lanes and villages to Reepham before heading back to pack away with the help of all the Norfolk branch and Max.


A great weekend away and our thanks go to Sandra and Alan for organising the event, Martyn for another excellent ride out and all the people who have helped  and attended our event.


Our apologies go to John from Lincoln for not being able to ever  bring his wife to our events as we have got too much on him and it would lead to divorce proceedings.


To Malcolm and Sue, Malcolm told us that he would have to sleep under the caravan to escape the wrath of Sue.


To Helen for not being able to dognap Otto.


To Sandra for taking all her bread.


And finally to Alan for telling him where to stick the telescope and they did.


As told by John Heath, Branch Secretary

and photographed by Martyn Guest, Branch Chairman


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