Durham Centre Caravan and Motorhome Club Durham Centre Caravan and Motorhome Club

Chairman’s Message 2020

Dear Centre Members

As I start my final year as your  Chairman I can only say how proud I have been to lead Durham Centre.

Once again we have had a successful year , the highlight of course being our 60th celebration rally in May at Stanhope Showground. With the backing of a superb committee & members volunteering along with over 120 caravans attending it proved to be a great success.

This year we have a new Treasurer taking over from Olga and  I am sure Linda will settle in very quickly. I would like to wish Olga and her family all the best for the future and thank her for all the good work she has done for the Centre over the last four years. Colin Watkins has also retired from committee and I thank him too for his hard work and commitment to the Centre.

Our new committee for 2020 consists of four new members and I wish them well along with existing members who are continuing.

Thanks must go to Dave Wilson our Rally Secretary for a very varied rally programme for 2020 including four new venues for which I hope you will support. Our Bank Holiday Rallies look exciting again and we are planning to have two LIVE BANDS perform at the EASTER RALLY so get booked up early.

We have two holiday rally’s this year UPPER LARGO IN SCOTLAND and FARMER PARRS near BLACKPOOL.

The newly formed GOLF COMPETITION will go ahead again this year so contact myself if you wish to take part. When booking rallies please remember to make out your cheques to “CARAVAN and MOTORHOME CLUB DURHAM CENTRE” and write on the reverse which rally it is for. Also when doing a BANK TRANSFER reference the rally too.

At this year’s Chairman’s Rally at SEABURN we are planning to organise a sponsored walk along the seafront for our chosen charity so please ask for sponsor forms if you wish to take part.

I would like to thank all advertisers for their support and landowners for allowing us to use their land for us to enjoy our favourite pastime along with Colin Smith for putting the handbook together.

Please continue to support your centre & remember to re-register with Durham Centre when renewing your Caravan & Motorhome Club Membership.

Angela & Myself look forward to seeing you all on the rally field again this year, our kettle will always be on, and enjoy your rallying in 2020.


Barry Dodd

Chairman’s Message  2015