A convoy of eighteen Caravans and Motorhomes descended on The Blue Rose Country Park in Brandesburton, East Yorkshire for the West Yorkshire Mark Caravan Rally on the 5th to the 7th July 2019.. The occupants of the vehicles were a combination of both Mark and Craft Masons, who were all welcomed by organiser Andy Brown, whose own caravan has been permanently sited at the Blue Rose for the past couple of years.Each was allocated one of the pre booked “Super Pitches” and set up their Outfits ready for a weekend of Fun and Masonic Companionship. Mark and Tracy Holland, who are not Caravanners but not wanting to miss a weekend away, booked into the nearby Burton Lodge hotel (5 minutes away from the Blue Rose). They said the place was brilliant with a superb breakfast, definitely a place to revisit.
Those who arrived early “Alex Geddes for instance arrived Wednesday” spent their time relaxing taking in the local sights and hostelries, of which there are plenty in this part of the county. Saturday evening saw forty six Masons, along with 6 ‘locals’ from the site enjoy, an evening in the Site Club house with superb entertainment from Ms Leanne Jeffers, and a Malaysian feast, expertly prepared by Andy’s partner James, which included Chicken Curry, Satay Chicken with peanut sauce, pineapple and chilli salsa and many other options, finished off with Eton mess and a big cheese board. Alex Geddes indicated that he’ d never eaten curry before, whilst filling his bowl with his 3rd helping. It really was that good.
A raffle, game of Bingo and heads and tails were enjoyed when Andy Brown,, after thanking everyone for their support, called the Deputy PGM Alan Oldfield onto the stage and announced, that the Rally and the evenings Event had raised a magnificent £822.25 for the 2023 MBF festival.