News & Announcements

This page is used to make ad-hoc announcements such as meet cancellations and alterations to the published sites list and news of what's going on in the group.

Newest announcements go at the top and old ones fall off the bottom

Please check regularly.

The Cock Inn, Broom

posted by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated ]

The June meet at the Cock Inn, Broom was originally advertised as being a booked meet due to space restrictions but, after a site visit today' we see that the new owners have removed some former fencing and the rally field is now big enough for the restriction to be removed.
The Cock Inn is a quaint pub with "no bar" and a variety of real ales with a wonderful atmosphere.

They have a very good menu and get quite full at weekends so although you no longer need to book your place on the meet you may wish to book a place for a meal in the pub, either on arrival or by phone.

To help you take a look at their website which has their menu plus more information about the pub.

Offline Maps

posted 27 Mar 2015, 01:35 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 27 Mar 2015, 01:35 ]

I spoke to some people at the AGM about the app that I use for offline maps.
The link is here

This app is for Android or iPhone and the maps are all free. I recommend it


posted 26 Mar 2015, 00:38 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 26 Mar 2015, 00:43 ]
Are you on Facebook?

If so try clicking on the image (left) to go to our new Facebook page.
It is a closed group for NLEA members only so you will need to request access.
It's just an experiment to see in there's any interest so don't expect miracles.

Any problems please e-mail me

Howard Randall

posted 24 Mar 2015, 10:48 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 24 Mar 2015, 10:49 ]

As many of you already know Howard Randall is in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
He is currently undergoing a series of tests and Ruth has promised to keep us informed of his progress and I will keep you posted on here.
If anyone would like to send him a card he is in ward C5 and I'm sure would be pleased to hear from you..

Easter Meet

posted 24 Mar 2015, 10:42 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 25 Mar 2015, 07:56 ]

The Easter meet at Clacton Coastal Academy will open at 14:00 on Thursday 2nd April.
Please don't arrive early as the rally field is behind locked gates and we do not expect them to be opened by Academy staff prior to this.

Follow the link above for details of the two fabulous acts we have lined up

The meet costs £36 for the weekend
Thursday will not have any entertainment.
Friday will be hot cross buns in the morning and a disco and quiz in the evening
Saturday we have a country & western band, Georgia Pine
Sunday we have an entertainer, Steve Perry, in the afternoon followed by tea and cake. Then more entertainment from Steve Perry in the evening.
Monday we have coffee morning before departure around 14:00.

Den Jeffery (Updated with funeral details)

posted 9 Mar 2015, 00:53 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 10 Mar 2015, 11:50 ]

We regret to announce the death of Den Jeffery, an old NL&EA member and former secretary.

The funeral will take place at 10am on Thursday 19th March at St. Marylebone Crematorium Eastend Road East Finchley N2 0RZ

No Flowers.   Donations may be made to Marie Curie Hampstead Hospice

For catering numbers : If attending  please let Ken Williams (tel: 01767 681827 ) know ASAP & he will let Val know

NFOL block booking

posted 23 Feb 2015, 00:57 by Ralph Burtonshaw

If you would like to attend the NFOL, in Norfolk, with NL&EA then please contact Judy Adams Tel: 01992 424412 ASAP

An e-mail from an old member

posted 3 Feb 2015, 04:03 by Ralph Burtonshaw

E-mail received from Margaret Yeomans

Just received Waggoners Talk and noticed 40yrs celibrations at Easter and later in July.

40 years ago last September an invitation was sent out by CCC  for any motorhome member to attend a meeting at Theobalds Park clubsite ( if my memory is correct)  to start a new group  to be named North London Motorcaravan section.this meeting was sucessful and so NLMS was formed. Unfortunately the first chairperson and secretary gave up in the first year due to work commitments. They were replaced by Alan Doherty chairperson and his wife Gill as secretary , my position was PRO for the first 3yrs. My hubby Dave and I still have a motorhome and are still quite active out and about. Hopefully we might make it to the celebration at Clacton but quite a journey from the peak district.
I understand quite a lot of the original membes are pushing up daisys or no longer camp, I understand Charlie Chaplin comes out now and again.I lost touch with Alan and Gill years ago.

I have quite a few photos of some of our meets in the early days.mostly of our popular "Penny Fairs" held at Theobalds Park or at Balls Park at Hertford. We NLMS did get a reputation of being a rowdy lot, Not true we were a bunch of happy people from all walks of life and luckily one member Mick was great at providing music. Vernon would have you all playing volleyball, dam that whistle he had. And quite a few kids ranging from 3yrs to 14yrs of age who over the years grew up together. NLMS was made up mostly of people like ourselves who had bought a van or minibus and had  converted it themselves, I think John and Peggy were the only ones with a named model. Many a weekend was spent sitting outside our vans in a gang till late in the evening, even sent hubby and others to the local fish and chip shop for about 40 lots of fish and chips or just chips and sausage , when it was raining we would all squeeze in someones awning ( not many had awnings to start with) and to extend that awning with large brollys etc so we could all be together. 

As children grew up and life commitments changed we camped less with NLMS especially when it changes to NLERMCS as the meets moved from the north London , then in 1990 we moved to Debyshire.

Well can amble on for ages but need to feed the dog.

Bye for now hope to see you soon.

Christmas Dinner

posted 6 Dec 2014, 00:14 by Web Admin   [ updated 6 Dec 2014, 00:24 ]

Congratulations to John & Judy on organising a superb Christmas Dinner for us on 4th. December.
The 2 mini buses turned up on time with very pleasant helpful drivers.
The staff at The Sun were also very pleasant and helpful. Apart from one or two hiccups such as chicken pie that looked more like chicken soup the meals were very good and, as Judy had warned us in advance, the portions were very generous.
There was a rumour going around when we returned that Judy has volunteered to repeat the experience next year. If so then put my name on the list straight away!

PS: I'm still waiting to see if I get my money back after the club charged me £273 for a night's camping!


posted 3 Dec 2014, 09:36 by Web Admin   [ updated 3 Dec 2014, 09:36 ]

We had 13 units at Seething this year where it was announced that Ken & Betty would no longer be running the meet so this was to be the last year.
But in speaking to Ken afterwards it seems that there has been a breakdown in communications and they don't want to stop stewarding it as we had been led to believe! So I am delighted to announce that Seething is back in the calendar for 2015 and will be in it's usual slot at the end of November.

We would like to apologize to Ken and Betty for the misunderstanding.

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