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The Origin of the Suffolk Centre

From the mid fifties to 1965 Caravan Rallies were organised by the Eastern Counties Centre, comprising of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.

During 1967 many Suffolk members decided that Suffolk should become a Centre in its own right.  A request was made to the Caravan Club Headquarters and a meeting was called at Haughley Village Hall, chaired by the then Vice Chairman of the Caravan Club - Eric Barrett.  After much discussion a vote was taken and 95% of Suffolk members opted for their own Centre.

A committee was formed as follows:

Chairman   -   Ken Bartholomew
Vice Chairman   -   Ted Squire
Treasurer   -   Fred Palmer
Secretary   -   Iris Bull

Committee members were Ken Blake, John Bolton, Cecil Cleaver, Derek Adams, Dave Dickson, Phil Long and John Bull.

John Bull took over the duties of Rally Secretary and prepared the first Rally Programme

To start the Centre each committee member loaned the Centre 5.00 to cover expenses.

Equipment was obtained as follows:
Rally signs made by Ted Squires
Flagpole made and presented by John Bull
White First Aid box made by Phil Long
'Dog on Lead' sign made by Phil Long
The Pennant was screen printed and purchased from a member at Clacton
This was later replaced by a new Pennant made and presented by Iris Bull
The china 'Suffolk Punch' horse was presented by Ted Squire and mounted and boxed by Phil Long
The Suffolk Punch small Pennants were designed by Fred Palmer from the Lawn Mower logo.
The Suffolk Punch tablecloth was made and presented by Iris Bull
The 'Pennants' tablecloth was made and presented by Ivan Howlett

Article written by:

John Bull
Founder Centre Member



Rally News

2019 Programme
The 2019 programme is now available and you are able to book onto all 2019/20 events listed...

2019 Rallies
If you are thinking of running a rally in 2019 please check available dates first with the Rally Secretary. No rally goes in automatically and we are trying to make sure dates are covered giving everyone a good choice. If you have booked in your rally please can you let the rally secretary have your paperwork for the book entry as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

Suffolk Centre's
Rally Rules

Are you aware of the centres rules when attending rallies? Ignorance is not an excuse, make sure you are up to date. Check the centre rules.... HERE

The National 2019
More information will become available in the New Year, check the dates in your diary and join us at Ragley Hall, Park and Gardens.

Need Rally Slips ?
Print your own rally slips...

Other News 

New Centre Chairman, Officers and Committee
Following the AGM on 14th October 2018 your new team have now been appointed...

Sad News
It is with great sadness that we report the very sad news that Eve Prentice passed away 20/09/2018. Eve and Mick were very popular Rally Marshals for many years and our condolences go to Mick and his family at this difficult time. Eve's funeral will be at 1.30pm, 15th October 2018 at Seven Hills Crematorium, Nacton Ipswich.

Handbook Advert
Sharman Caravans

Can members please note that the advert in the Handbook for 2018 is incorrect and the offer does not stand.  We have passed on our sincere apologies to Sharman Caravans and apologise for any inconvenience caused by this error to them and members of this Centre...
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