Derbyshire Summer Social, 2016

   Riddings Wood Caravan and Camping Park welcomed the Retro Caravan Club for our first Summer Social rally. True to it’s nature, our “summer” rally was considerably wet! We didn’t let this dampen our spirits, and got on and enjoyed the weekend. Friday saw everyone arrive. We were blessed with a dry morning but around lunchtime, the heavens opened. Due to its hillside location and gravelled pitches, Riddings Wood stayed firm under foot and we were able to carry on as normal. 

Despite an arranged trip to the local Tramway Museum, the lure of Derbyshire’s biggest antiques centre proved too irresistable and half a dozen members dissappeared off to explore it for the day, some even were knocking on the door at opening time! Bargains galore were to be had and members came back excitedly showing their new purchases. In the evening, we convened under the marquee that was provided by the site for a natter in the dry with our record player providing the music. 

The rain stopped overnight, and Sunday was largely dry although a brief shower wahsed out our coffee morning! Luckily members were still able to buy Club regalia, but we must apologise for not being able to serve up any drinks due to the mad dash to get everything in the dry marquee! 

A few of us stayed until Monday, making the most of the stunning peaceful location. The site facilities were immaculate and the wardens very friendly, making for an enjoyable weekend. 
   
 
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