The Vaseline assault:
Many years ago made a friend who lived in the North West for a period but hailed from Richmond (The Yorkshire one). Quite a few of us were invited up for a weekends festivities and this gentleman's parents provided accommodation.This accommodation was due to the numbers a little intimate. As I remember there were 4 or 5 of us sharing a bedroom with some in sleeping bags on camp beds or mats while a lottery was taken to find the two who would have to share a double bed. I was one of the two who lost the raffle. At some point our friend appeared at the door jokingly offered the tub of Vaseline to "Mr Parsimonious". He then threw the tub over to me. At this point it might be explained that the events of the weekend would not have been on the itinerary of a Methodist group outing. Indeed we had just returned from a Young Farmers gathering. Alcohol may have affected the method in which I tossed it back. The tub did bray my associate soundly across the side of the head and split his ear open.
Sorry the tale was not more entertaining.
The Easter weekend camping:
After the gas running out during Friday night a new bottle was connected on Saturday and a warm night was looked forward to. I recall dragging my arm back under cover in the early hours of Sunday morning. I got up in a slightly gingery fashion. Better once up as heat rises to the top of the Designer but not overly warm. I could have improved things by erecting the awning as that would have insulated the front wall from the wind. Also I need to replace all the Velcro as it's not sticking properly. To be fair though it was a hard frost on Saturday Night to Sunday Morning, I only sleep in a T shirt and as a child I awoke to many colder mornings within a house. In fact have awoke to many colder mornings in a tent at any time of year.
Sunday morning saw us go out to the Weston Park Transport Show alas upon getting to the gates found that it was closed. Thought about a trip to the [url=Coalbrookdale Iron and Associated Museums][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The area around Ironbridge includes a number of museums including Blists Hill Victorian town. The ticket which is a yearly ticket at £24 is great value if we had thought about it at the beginning of the weekend but was a a bit rich for the 1 day so we just went for a walk round Ironbridge. Wrapped up warm so it was a a lovely stroll. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
A bit silly I didn't take more photos I'd just got a new phone and was a bit uncertain.
The field was quite level and better than several I've paid to use. The inn is a fine balance between dining and quaffing house.
No facilities would discourage many but a small group could easily use toilet tent, I'd hapily go back. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]