Welwick Heritage Weekend

The Welwick Heritage Weekend was a resounding success. Many thanks are due to Syd M1COV, Steve 2E0 Not So Quick, Andy Gee 7 Long Range Radio, and Kevin 2E0 Old and Helpful for attending early and setting the station up.

The weekend was well attended, with John Baines, Steve and Pat Walsh, Charlie, Steve NSQ, Kev, Andy, Andrew, Linda, Syd, Pete, Simon and Tracy. Frank was also made an appearance (looking for new toys) as well as visits from various family members on the Sunday.

Some members were successful in bidding on items in the auction on the Saturday Pat got a rental agreement on a box of tools, and Syd got some more items for his collection. Andy got all sorts for his new caravan, while Steve got a nice gas BBQ.

There was plenty to see around the various field’s, vintage motorcycles, cars, tractors and farm machinery, not to mention fire engines, stationary engines and steam engines, so there was no shortage of exhibits to admire.

A few contacts on the radio were made during the day on Saturday, but night time operations were cancelled due to entertainment in the form of a barn dance and a few beers.

Two members were involved in the entertainment. A big hand to Andy ‘Van Morrison’ for a fine rendition of ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ and to Steve ‘three wheels on his wagon’ Walsh, who gave us some classics including his signature tune ‘Fields of Athenry’.

We all left the dancing to the experts (we did not want to show anyone up after all). As you may have gathered it was very much a social event, as well as having the radio to operate. Kevin got carried away in the bidding on the auction for his ‘Duck’ with John bidding against him; this was funny. Kev won and his wife is happy with the latest family member, the Duck.

Sunday got off to a slow start, breakfast being top priority after the Arctic conditions during the night. By the way, Steve and I can recommend Chicken casserole and breakfast-in-a-tin in the same pan a very wholesome start to the day.

Sunday saw family visits and the car boot sale where various purchases were made. A few contacts were also made on 40 meters again.

I think everyone who attended would support me when I thank Syd, who worked hard to make the event the success, and his willing assistants Steve and Pete.

Thank You!

Write up by Charlie 2E0CIK

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