ABOUT THE NORTH WALES CENTRE
A Little History…
The Centre was formed in 1969 when we split from Cheshire and North Wales.
We are one of the largest of the 6 Welsh Centres in both membership and area.
We have borders with Cheshire, Shropshire and Powys and cover the whole of the North Wales Coast, Anglesey, The Lleyn Peninsula and the West Coast down to Aberdyfi.
The main purpose of the North Wales Centre is to run rallies for members. They include weekend rallies that can be themed or purely free and easy, Bank Holiday rallies both in our own region and other parts of the country, and holiday rallies from North Wales to Yorkshire or down to Cornwall.
What is a rally? Normal weekends start on Friday afternoon and run till Sunday afternoon, they are usually just on farmers fields, drinking water and a place to empty your toilet are provided, sometimes we have electric hook up but not often, you can use a generator if you wish to charge your battery, on arrival you will be greeted by the rally officer and given any information relevant to the rally such as any events that will be taking place over the weekend, there are usually competitions for both children and adults, we get together sometime on Friday evening for a chat and to meet everyone, and then on Sunday morning we get together again for “flag” where we have tea /coffee and biscuits and competition results and prizes presented. On a themed rally there may be sports including football/netball/volleyball, lawn darts, boules and many other themes that rally officers may come up with during the year.
A long standing rally in North Wales is the Llangollen rally which is run to coincide with the International Eisteddfod at the beginning of July. This rally has been running as long as the Centre.
If you are a member of the Caravan Club you can join the North Wales Centre with no extra cost simply contact the membership dept at the club with your name and membership number and ask to be registered with The North Wales Centre. You will then receive a copy of our rally brochure which lists all the rallies for the year and information on how to book onto a rally.
We do our best to cater for everyone however if you have any suggestions for improvement please let us know by contacting via email any of the committee.
If you are a rallier and think you would like to run a rally but don’t know where to start please contact the Rally Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be happy to help you find a venue, tell you exactly what is involved and provide any assistance required. There is a lot of fun to be had being a rally officer as well as just attending the rallies.
If you look at the list of rallies you will see the same names appearing as rally officers this is simply because we want to keep the list as full as possible and at the moment new rally officers are not coming forward. Please help if you can, you can always start by being a co rally officer with a seasoned one to get the experience.