Chairman’s Page

Hello all

I am the Chairman for another year on Beds D.A.  We have a very small committee this year, 6 of us.  We also have a few more meets this year and we are still looking for a couple of stewards for meets.  If you can help in any way please let me know.

Some very sad news from the family of one of our valued members:-

It is with regret that we write to inform you that Daphne Richardson passed away peacefully on Friday 1st September at St Mary’s Nursing Home, Luton, with her family around her. She was not aware of how ill she was and she did not suffer any pain at all.
The funeral has been arranged for Friday 29th September at 12.00pm at The Vale Crematorium, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, LU2 8DD. It will be in the small chapel near the entrance of the cemetery.
Following on from this there will be a reception at the Rose View Suite, Offley Place, Kings Walden Road, Great Offley, Hitchin SG5 3DX. This is only 9 minutes by car from the crematorium. We hope you will be able to join us on the 29th September to celebrate mother’s life.
We request family flowers only. There is a memory giving page which has been set up for Daphne, with all funds going to the RNLI Gillingham branch. This can be found at the following web address: You can also send donations to Neville’s Funeral Service, Marsh Road, Luton, but they will not be able to take donations on the day.
There will be a book of condolence at the reception for you to write in any memories you have of Daphne.
Daphne was a very valued member of Beds da.

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Daphne Richardson – All donations in memory of Daphne can be made to the RNLI Gillingham area.

Sites info 2017 and 2018 on the tabs of this web site

Our D.A FOL is at Hilsons Maulden on 22nd – 24th September.  We have a theme of ‘A day at the ……’ so put your thinking hats on.  It maybe a day at the zoo, farm, races or something else.  Come along and decorate your unit.  We look forward to seeing you.

Our Halloween Meet is at Cardington again this year 27th – 29th October. 

Come and join us in the hall for a Halloween celebration on the Saturday night.

A witches party with treats if you dare to eat

Why not dress up in your own Halloween costume

There is going to be a witches auction- purchase a gift to the value of £2 and wrap it up.  Please make gift red or Black.

Your stewards are Gerry and Val and site opens at 12 o’clock.  See meets page for details.

Our Christmas meal venue is available for booking please see DA News tab for details.

Our Irish weekend is a great weekend to attend.  We have it booked again in 2018 at Broom, please see the DA news page and book your place.

Our THS at Netley this year was very popular, so look out for it next year on our 2018 sites list

We are always looking for stewards so just give the DA phone a ring if you would like to help or talk to a committee person on site.

I hope to see you on the field this camping year.  We hope we can get more numbers out.

Please feel free to contact the D.A for any information or questions on 07342 283184

See you on the field