The Regimental Newsletter
It looks like we will be able to meet at Wressle 7/8th August, with restrictions being lifted by the government it is becoming a little easer to arrange, please see the Warning order attached to this newsletter.
We will still need to know who will be attending so we are covered should any new restrictions be in place, be aware if you are not on the list you may be turned away !
It will be necessary to comply with track and trace and arranging the food for the catering, so as said in the last newsletter let your ensign or sergeants know in advance ( if no one registers we may call the whole thing off so be warned) Having had new tyres put on my caravan I plan to be there !
I cannot tell you how relieved I am that we will be able to meet up at last ! It will be great to see everyone again in real life (face to face in the meet zone) rather than zoom, my feelings about zoom are well known.
We will be holding Lunsfords AGM at Wressle, this will save us having to fit it in at West Acre where we will be busie doing everything as the organising regiment.
Get your kit out it is happening at last ….
Warning Order: Wressle 7/8th August 2021
Sir Thomas Lunsford’s Regiment, in conjunction with Sir Thomas Blackwell’s Regiment and the Earl of Loudoun’s Regiment will be holding a drill, training and social weekend in and around Wressle Village Hall. This will not be a public event although it is likely that some local villagers will be watching. We are planning various events to give some structure to the weekend. We have a very large field which will enable us to undertake some (sorely needed) drill and (hopefully, Covid regulations permitting) some fairly active training. It is also envisaged that the Friday will be something of a workday – checking equipment, tentage etc etc. There will also be scope and time to work on finishing off our new marquee pole.
We can use the village hall as a base whatever the weather. At the time of writing, we have a caterer to serve us breakfast and evening meals on Friday evening, Saturday morning, Sunday morning and Sunday evening. There will be a barbecue on the Saturday night (contributions to Emma Moll’s charity please) together with a licensed bar. IF there are sufficient numbers, this will actually be a hog roast – SO if you know you are coming, it is essential that you let you CO know as some notice will be needed for this. There is no pub in the village but a1and 1/2 mile walk/march through the countryside is another possibility. Some camping for early arrivals from the Thursday – otherwise Friday through to Monday.
Directions and camping
You are aiming for the Village Hall, Wressle, YO8 6ES. This is about 10 minutes from Junction 37 of the M62 – whichever direction you are coming from; i.e. from the West: pick up the M62 from Liverpool, Manchester, Halifax, Leeds etc. From the North: A1 to the junction with the M62 at Ferrybridge. From the South/South East: M11, A1, M1 to the relevant junction with the M18, then M62 as above. From the Southwest/West: A34, A38, M42 – again to the M1. Once at the M62 junction 37, turn left on to the A614 (direction Goole), at the roundabout before the bridge turn right (direction Selby/York) A63. Then travel along for about 3 miles and take a very shallow right turn (signposted Bubwith and Breighton but I’ll add an ECWS sign). It is then just over a mile to the Village Hall and the campsite is across the road from there. Hard-standing for some caravans will be opposite the village hall and a little further along in front of the big barn. There will be toilets at the campsite (open from Thursday until Monday) together with access to those in the Village Hall (also for water). Please do not empty Elsans etc. into the Village Hall toilets. Please note: there are no shops in Wressle – nearest are at Howden (4 miles). First Aid will be provided by regimental First Aiders/First Responders
Contact Details: Thomas Zugic: (thomaszugic@gmail. 07795831494/01757630050) The Birches, Main St., Wressle YO8 6ET (and, yes, please remember that I have to live here!)