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A few pics from Sandringham working party

enjoyable evening at our recent Dinner Dance at which Yvonne received her Club Certificate of Honor from Steve Harris

Thanks to aevening ll who joined the DA and Brian’s family  at West Runton to remember Olive  photos are on the 2019 events page


At the recent Eastern Region AGM Jane Walker was presented with a certificate for the winning entry for the 2009 Regional Handbook front cover photo 

Region are now looking for photos for the 2020 front cover,the competition is open to all members. You can enter 2 photos to the Regional Secretary by the beginning of September, so get snapping!


Easter 2019, what a difference a year makes, sun,sun,sun  all the way.

      202 units from 20 different DA,s enjoyed the meet at Sheringham High School 

     Thanks to all who helped, especially the ladies for Fridays around the World evening. The weekend continued with 2 nights entertainment, hot cross buns, Easter egg hunt, wellie and egg throwing.

     A big thank you to all who traveled to join us, i hope you all enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you in a field soon

Ros Lawler receiving the Chairman’s award from Diane


Winners from our DA Feast of lanterns at the Madra

A Weekend of brilliant sunshine, walks, afternoon tea, decorations and  fancy dress plus breakfast before we left




Madra site on DA Fol weekend

Fancy Dress winner – An Alien

Decorated awning -Runner up _ an Alien DA

Decorated Window- Winner- Who ? 



Decorated Awning – Winner – ” May the BOOK be with you”


some pictures from the recent National Feast of Lanterns

A winning Puppy, young dog handlers and a budding Aircraft designer

once again N&SDA go outside the box

a very quickly constructed lighting entry for the illuminations

From ET to Pig BBQs , you can see it all at a NFOL

Promotions for 2 of our members.

Stuart Lawler is now Chairman of the Trailer Tent and folding Camper group.
Well done

Jane and John Read leading the way at the recent Europa Rally
Plus Jane has been elected onto the Europa Rally committee
Well done

How not to do it!!!

DA members showing how not to erect a tent at the recent Regional Family Fun Weekend, however their efforts were not in vein as they won the competition


Off with a bang!!!

good news for all you firework lovers, this year to save you searching for the best deals we are supplying the firework display. Just bring yourselves and your family to enjoy a roaring bonfire, firework display and food ( fees will be announced later)

Christmas will come early this year !  Christmas Party, NEW DATE – NEW VENUE

this years Christmas Party will be at the Alderman Peel School , Wells Next the Sea over the weekend of 23rd -25th November and will coincide with the Tide Festival at wells, further details will be on the upcoming meets page.

Mud, Mud and more mud  ( an Easter at Hoveton)

Although Thursday was a fine day and we pitched most of the units, the heavens opened for the rest of the weekend. However the spirits were not dampened and true DA camping friendship shone through;

A quiz night followed by 2 nights of excellent entertainment  and all the Easter competitions keep everyone happy. There was also time for many to take a boat Trip and enjoy the location and surrounding area.

Monday was a very wet day and our thanks go to all who helped push, tow and coerce caravans and cars off the site. Late on the cavalry arrived in the form of a large tractor arranged by the local Sea Scouts, with the help of the caretaker removing additional fence panels all who needed to be off went on there weary and muddy way.

Regional presentation.

At our AGM Michael Lawler was presented with the Regional photographic trophy for his winning entry for the 2018 Handbook cover

Regional Vice Chair John Cox presenting Michael Lawler with his Trophy

Just a few photos from the Easter Meet

the following is a google translation from our Dutch friends attending our Easter Meet

Literally back to the base. No camper, caravan or as in our case a trailer, but back to camping with the tent.

Because we are also a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club (the friendly club) we sometimes do a camping weekend in England. So ok this time. At Easter we participated in the Easter Meet of Norfolk and Suffolk District Association. This is the region of our members Andy and Vicky Barker and John and Jane Read.


On Friday morning we left around 9 AM from Maidstone from Sarah’s address to her parents for a ride of about 3 hours. We thought then. Unfortunately, it took a lot longer. No accidents, but busy on the road. In the end we only drove around.

Upon arrival in Hoveton, on the grounds of St John’s Community School, we were warmly welcomed by the organization of the weekend. After we had the tent, it was time to catch up with coffee or tea with a hot cross Bun (comparable to a currant bun).


After supper we were expected in the evening in the auditorium of the school where we played several quisses. This remains for me when it comes to typically English matters. Nevertheless, we have learned a few things again.

On Saturday, the day was at leisure. So together with Andy and Vicky we walked the puzzle tour and at the same time made some purchases for the bbq. Although we had previously been in Wrexham, you can see that in a different way, such as an old signal box for changing the train tracks. After the bbq the evening entertainment took place in the auditorium with comedienne and singer Ali James. And she was funny.


On Sunday it was of course Easter, and the eggs hunt for the children was not to be missed. Unfortunately not outside because of the wetness. Luckily it became dry for a while and could take the boot outside. Both we have not thrown far enough, due no price for us.

Thanks to Vicky, we were able to enjoy a Sunday Roast in the caravan consisting of chicken from the oven, various vegetables, roast potatoes and of course the dessert was not missing either.


In the afternoon, Norfolk and Suffolk District Association held its general members’ meeting. As a guest I was allowed to attend this members meeting. Nice to see how she does things. In the evening there was live entertainment again, that time from Marc James. And again it was fun.

We enjoyed this Easter weekend. We have only one request from the organization for the next time: Can it be a bit the dryer?





 Sites are available







Fresh back from the 2017 NFOL at Hickstead.

Norfolk and Suffolk DA have again competed in and triumphed in the small group category of the Mardi Gras 

with our entry ” A Race against Time”


the 2017 Trophy


a big thank you for all your efforts.



Now available, fleece’s and Polo shits with embroidered DA Logo 


Also available in other colours  with or  without your name

Contact Ros Lawler for more details   at


A huge  thank you to our Temporary Holiday site stewards  and all our visitors.

so far there were

135 nights camped an MADRA Napton

386 nights camped at Kirkby and Pakefield FC

390 nights camped at St Johns School Hoveton

1674 nights camped at Polka Road Wells

1178 nights camped at Sheringham