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Newton secret garden

Good Evening all, Hope you are all keeping well.? This is a quick note regarding our Newton secret garden rally running from June 10th -12th 2022. The website states that the rally is full, but that will be changing very soon, Julia and I have managed to secure another 10-15 pitches after talking to the land owner this evening. However these pitches will only be available at the front of the property and not in the garden area, but will be hard standing pitches and still very close to everyone else. On the website it also says that the entertainment is to be confirmed, I can now confirm that we have got the one and only Ian Larking entertaining us on the Saturday night. If you want to book, please book via the MA website in the usual way. Look forward to seeing you all soon, and stay safe.! Sean Cundell MA Chairman

50th Anniversary Events

50th Anniversary EventsThe Mid Anglia schedule of events is shown. In addition, if anyone has any ideas for stalls to raise funds for charities, off the wall games, music, please contact any member of the committee for consideration. Volunteers are required to set up facilities so if you would like to help, please contact any committee member.

Prices for MA 50th Anniversary

Come and join us for our 50th Rally at Tydd St Giles 13th - 17th July 2022. Prices for the rally is for 2 adults (includes 3 nights live entertainment, cream tea Saturday afternoon and food Saturday night): 4 nights £66.20 3 nights £59.00 2 nights £44.80 Each additional adult and children 12 and over £8.40 (food only). Each child under 12 £4.20 (food only). Breakfast Sunday morning £3.00 per head, fish and chips available Friday night at additional cost.



Mid Anglia 50th celebrations - stalls

Mid Anglia 50th celebrations - stallsHelena Laborne, on 07974797636 (helenalaborne@yahoo.co.uk), is taking bookings for anyone wishing to stand a stall during the Mid Anglia 50th celebrations. Individual stalls will cost £5.00 plus a draw prize. Spaces are being snapped up so get your request in early to avoid disappointment.

Activites and Events - ClubFest 2022

ACTIVITIES MARQUEE - COMPETITIONS 2022 Schedule of competition classes to be held at ClubFest 2022 at Belvoir Castle. PHOTOGRAPHY, BAKING, HANDICRAFTS and the NEW CELEBRATION themed classes. The competitions will be held in the Activities Marquee, on Friday 3 June 2022 as follows: 09:30 to 10:30 Hand in your entries at the Marquee 10:30 to 12:15 Marquee closed for judging 12:15 to 13:30 Marquee open for viewing 13:30 to 14:00 Prize-giving Ceremony 14:00 to 14:30 Entries to be collected (after the prize-giving) General Conditions of Entry: • There is no entry fee for any class • All members are invited to enter – centre registration is not necessary. • Only one entry may be made in each class by each exhibitor. • Organisers’ decisions will be final in all instances. • Classes may be amalgamated or split according to numbers entered. • For junior classes, ages will be taken as at the day of the competition. • There will be certificates for winners and runners up in each class, with additional certificates, where recommended by the judges. • Exhibits may only be collected at the close of the Prize-giving ceremony. All entries in the Activities Marquee Competitions will earn points for the exhibitors’ Centre (where specified) which will count towards the President’s Trophy. The class titles for the 2023 competitions will be on display at this year’s competition get a head start on your entries for next year. Enquiries to: activities@camcevents.com PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION Organised by Margaret Jones & Christine Maclean mgtgranell@hotmail.co.uk or 07974 648269. Class 1 REGALIA (Colour Print) Class 2 HORSE and / or CARRIAGE (Colour Print) Class 3 GARDENS (Colour Print) Class 4 CASTLES or PALACES (Black & White Print) Class 5 PARTY, Youth entries up to and including 11 years. Class 6 CELEBRATION, Youth entries from 12 to 17 years inclusive. Additional Photographic Section Rules: • For colour or black and white prints, taken digitally or with a traditional film camera • Prints must be no larger than 8” x 6” or A5. No mounted or framed prints will be accepted. • Prints may only be exhibited by the person who took the photograph and only one entry may be made in each class by each exhibitor. • Please write the class number, exhibitor’s name, pitch number, Centre (if applicable) and in the case of the Youth classes, the age of the entrant on the back of the prints. It would help the organisers if this could be done before you arrive at the marquee. • The Secrett Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the overall winner and the Denys Branch Shield to the best overall Youth entry. CELEBRATION CLASSES Organised by Deborah Black & Annis Green activities@camcevents.com or 07837 399703 Class 11 Hand-made INVITATION to a JUBILEE PARTY Class 12 LADIES CORSAGE & GENTS BUTTONHOLE, may be made with fresh, dried, or artificial materials Class 13 Hand-made BUNTING for use at a celebration Class 14 GIFT WRAPPED BOX, to be judged on appearance, not to be opened. Class 15 DECORATION for the TOP OF A CELEBRATION CAKE Class 16 Gin based FRUIT LIQUEUR, to be judged on taste and presentation. Additional Celebration Class Rules: • All entries to be hand-made and may use any method and materials. • All items to be suitable for an occasion or celebration. • Classes will be split on the day according to the number and type of entries received. • Entries made by children should have their age on the day of the competition attached. These classes replace the Home-made Wine Section whilst retaining the popular fruit liqueur class. This section will have a different theme each year, and the next year’s theme will be announced at each event. BAKING SECTION Organised by Jackie Rickard jackierickard99@gmail.com or 07988 368045 Class 21 BOILED FRUIT CAKE - for 18 years and over Ingredients: 200g / 8ozs Self Raising Flour 300g / 12ozs Mixed Dried Fruit 150g / 6ozs Margarine ½ pint Water 2 Eggs, beaten 2lb loaf tin, lined Put the fruit, margarine and water into a saucepan and boil gently for 20 minutes. Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes. Add eggs and flour. Place in loaf tin and cook for approx. 1 hour at Reg 3/160C. Allow to cool before turning out. Place it on a plate as your entry. Class 22 DECORATED MUFFINS - for 18 years and over Ingredients: 100g / 4ozs Softened Margarine 150g / 6ozs Self Raising Flour 150g / 6ozs Caster Sugar 3 tablespoons Milk 2 large Eggs ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract 12 hole muffin tin and muffin cases. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Put the muffin cases into the muffin tin so that they keep a good even shape as they bake. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until blended and smooth. Spoon evenly between the paper cases. Bake for 20/25 minutes until golden. Allow to cool completely before decorating to your own choice. Place 4 decorated Muffins on a plate as your entry. Class 23 HOME-MADE JAM, any flavour Please present your entry in a screw top jar clearly labelled with the ingredients. Class 24 SHORTBREAD BISCUITS - up to and including 13 years Class 25 SHORTBREAD BISCUITS - 14 to 17 years inclusive Both age groups to use the following recipe but will be judged separately. Ingredients: 100g / 4ozs Softened Margarine 150g / 6 ozs Plain Flour (plus extra for dusting) 50g / 2ozs Caster Sugar (plus 1 tbs for sprinkling) Heat the oven to 170C/Gas 3. Wash your hands. Put the flour, butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Using your hands to combine the ingredients until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then squeeze until it comes together as a dough. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to approx. ½ cm thick. Cut the dough into shapes using a knife or a biscuit cutter and place on a lined baking tray. Use a fork to create imprints, then sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar. Chill the dough in the fridge for 20 minutes then bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes. Place 6 biscuits on a plate as your entry. Additional Baking Section Rules: • Exhibitors are asked to register their intention to enter either by email to jackierickard99@gmail.com or telephone 07988 368045. Entries will also be accepted on the day of the competition. • Exhibitors in all classes must adhere to the recipes where provided. • Entries for classes 21, 22, 24 and 25 must have been baked in your outfit at this event. • A numbered label – supplied by the Organisers – will be fixed to exhibits before judging. Presentation will be taken into account during the judging. HANDICRAFT SECTION Organised by Alyson Kidner and Joc Haynes a_kidner@sky.com or 07889 738231 Class 31 HAND MADE CARD, with the theme “Passing Your Driving Test” Class 32 KNITTED ANIMAL Class 33 WOODEN BOOK ENDS Class 34 Oil, pencil, chalk or watercolour “CELEBRATING 70 YEARS” Class 35 RAG DOLL Class 36 JUNIOR CLASS – any item as detailed above, by a child up to and including 17 years. Additional Handicraft Section Rules: • Exhibits in all classes may be made from any material or technique. • Exhibits will be grouped according to type before judging. • A numbered label, supplied by the Organisers, will be fixed to exhibits before judging. • Age to be attached to junior entries.

ClubFest 2022 - Sports and Handicraft Activities

Would Mid Anglia members who have booked on ClubFest, and would be interested in taking part in any sports/handicraft activities, please contact the Mid Anglia Social Secretary (socialsecretary@midanglia.org.uk). This is so that a list of interested members can be compiled as information is not readily available from booking sources. Mid Anglia Committee

Junior Chairman Address

Junior Chairman’s letter I am looking forward to being the Mid Anglia Junior Chairman again and working with my new committee and our JLO Derek. I would like to say thank you to Will Woodham for his hard work whilst on the junior committee. Thank you for the money we raised for the charity, Blue Smile, last year and we hope you will help us raise some money for our new charity. We are looking forward to running our junior rally ‘A spooky weekend’ (Halloween) which is being held at Windy Ridge 28th – 30th October. We hope you will join us for a weekend of fun and fundraising in Halloween style. We have decided to raise money for the ‘PaNDR’ which help move children in critical conditions from different hospitals to get the treatment they need. Looking forward to seeing you all on the rally field soon. Will Junior Chairman

Address by the incoming Chairman of Mid Anglia

Address by the incoming Chairman of Mid AngliaMr Sean Cundell Windy Ridge, Garden Lane Wisbech St Mary PE13 4RZ 07711 082670 chairman@midanglia.org.uk I would like to start by saying, thank you to Richard Laborne and his committee for all of their hard work over the past two years, which has been a very trying time for them and for us all. Hopefully now we have started to come out of the other side of the pandemic, but of course we all still need to be careful and stay safe, as Covid will not go away. I would like you to all know how honoured I am to become your Chairman of the Mid Anglia Centre for the next three years. I would also like to say a massive thank you to my committee for their support and great work they all do behind the scenes to allow us all to go rallying. That said, I also would like to thank each and every rally marshal for their hard work in creating the rallies for us all to enjoy! It also goes without saying a massive thank you to my wife Julia for her continued support and help in everything I do. It is my goal to keep moving this great centre forward. It would be lovely to see more new rally marshals running rallies, so any new marshals that fancy running a rally please don’t be afraid to do it. You can speak to myself or any member of the Committee for help and advice, and of course any other rally marshals, we are all here to help each other, that’s what caravanning and rallying is all about. During my term as your Chairman, the Committee and myself have the Mid Anglia Centre’s 50th anniversary rally next July 13th-17th 2022. The venue is now booked, and we are all busy behind the scenes preparing what we hope to be a very memorable rally for all of our members to enjoy, don’t miss it. It will be great. Now for the bit about me I suppose, for those of you that don’t know me. I started caravanning with my parents Stuart & Diane Cundell back in the late seventies, early eighties, in their Sprite with foot operated water pump on the floor. We didn’t rally during those times, just had some great weekends away making great family memories. After leaving the Manor School in Cambridge in 1986, I became an apprentice motor mechanic at the age of sixteen, serving many years on the spanners and became an MOT tester. I worked my way up the ladder becoming a service Manager at Marshall Motor Group in Cambridge. Although I still work within the motor trade, I’m now an auditor working for a company called The MOT Club. Within this role I travel up and down the country auditing MOT testing stations, where I turn up unannounced to check out their MOT testing facility and also carry out checks on the MOT testers themselves. I am also still an active MOT tester myself. Julia and I married in August 2000 and we have two wonderful children, Liam & Sian. We brought our first caravan back in 2007 joining Mid Anglia Centre that same year. We enjoyed attending rallies when our children were young and growing up. We attended rallies like Halloween, Bonfire & Christmas to name but a few. Although the children have grown up Sian will still come out on the occasional rally, but Liam is always out with his mates, or driving around in his car, as he has just recently pass his driving test. I am looking forward to seeing you all out enjoying yourselves on the rally field soon, attending as many rallies as possible, and let’s keep our fingers crossed for a glorious summer. Hope to see you all soon & happy rallying, stay safe! Sean Cundell Mid Anglia Chairman.

Past Chairman's last words

Past Chairman's last wordsPast Chairman’s thank you. I would just like to finish my term of Chairmanship with a big thank you to all my committee over the past 2 years, the members who ran rallies over the past two years and all you members who have supported me. It’s been a tough 2 years with the pandemic. But I still had some very enjoyable rallies. I would like to wish Sean and his new committee all the very best for the future. If you were wondering what Sean handed over to me at the AGM it was this lovely electric grill, which I have put into use this morning. Although being a Spurs supporter I’m not too sure about my new Arsenal mug Sean!! But great sense of humour, none the less. Take care one and all and I look forward to seeing you on a rally field very soon. Xx Kind regards, # Richard and Helena Laborne.