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Mardi-Gras The National Feast of Lanterns was held in Kent the second weekend in September 2005 and this is a photograph taken of the Folk Group entry at the Mardi Gras


Angela's Caravan Angela's Caravan
Angela Watson from North Central Area is very keen on canal boat painting and has decorated her caravan with lots of lovely paintings. She has also, with the help of Brian I am sure, made her caravan have the look and feel of a gypsy caravan


Home Counties Photo taken by Sid Norris of Home Counties Folk Group at their 5-day meet at Hollesley, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk during National Camping Week. 44 units attended this meet, with 95 people sitting down to an 'English High Tea' on the Sunday, followed by an evening dance with the theme 'gardening' - fancy dress optional. Peter, Mary & Frank served tea & coffee during the dance dressed in the spirit of the occasion, having won the fancy dress competition. Coffee Pot - Peter Melton
Weed - Mary Melton
Tea Pot - Frank Walding

Sunset Llandudno Red Arrows
North West Section had a meet at Llandudno during National Camping Week 2004. 66 Units attended and we were lucky to be able to watch the Red Arrows plus other displays from the comfort of our caravans. We had a lovely sunset on the first evening, and had get togethers on the field for music and chatting and also three dances in a local hall


Lyn with Trophy

Lyn Lucy was Editor of the Folk Group Newsletter from 1984 until 2004 and she was delighted in 2003 when she was presented with the Burnham Trophy for the best DA/Section/Region Newsletter. (Pat Shepherd took up the post of Newsletter Editor in 2005)


The Folk Dance and Song Group always supports the Camping & Caravanning Club's National Feast of Lanterns Meet with an entry in the Mardi Gras Carnival Procession. Members enthusiastically donned cowboy hats and gingham for a depiction of 'Oklahoma' - complete with 'The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.' Our musicians entertained with a selection of familiar songs from the show, which was much enjoyed by spectators, who joined in the singing with us. View a selection of photos below:

Feast of Lanterns

To celebrate the Club Centenary the Folk Group made an extra special effort for their National Feast of Lanterns Mardi Gras entry. We were the largest block booking at the NFOL, and with well over 100 people representing us in the Parade, we we able to depict highlights to celebrate in the Club's 100 years, and carry 100 'candles' and a huge "Birthday Cake".

Lanterns-Cake Lots of Work on our Mardi Gras NFOL entry before the Meet
Lots more work during the NFOL to build the 'Cake'. Lanterns-Cake
Lanterns-Cake A wonderfully glittering flame tops off the completed 'Cake'
All dressed in the Club colours of red and green and ready to join in the Parade Lanterns-Cake
Lanterns-Cake Our 'Cake' and attendants assembled at the start of the Mardi Gras, with Pennons, 'candles' and celebratory balloons

We WON!!

The Folk Group are very proud to have won with their entry in the NFOL Mardi Gras Carnival Parade. Some of the 'construction team' display the Winners' Shield and Trophy - together with young Emma, who didn't help make the 'Cake' - but she did help dismantle it, and so was allowed to be in the picture!