Central Counties Region are very sad to announce the Death of Mrs Peggy Lloyd
Club Honorary member Peggy Lloyd was the widow of the late John Lloyd, a Past Chairman of Central Counties Region and a past Chairman of the Camping and Caravanning Club
After Johns death in 1985 Peggy carried on camping in a small but well equipped campervan, supporting mainly Central Counties meets and THS’s she was also very fond of the regions “Region Meet” and supported it for many years in all parts of the region.
After giving up camping she spent the last few years living on the Isle of Man but often talked about her may happy years of camping with fond memories
It’s with great sadness that I am sharing news with you this morning that our long standing Northants DA member and past committee member Duncan Ginns sadly passed away early this morning.. Our thoughts go out to Maureen and their family.. Although Maureen is not on Facebook herself, she has asked us to let you know.. Any messages of condolence we will also share with her.. Duncan was a big part of the C&CC Regional and National committees too, he will be sadly missed.
We were recently contacted by Brian Adams a member of Leicestershire DAwho sent us photographs of some old LDA Pennants and filled us in on some bits of LDA history.
As a Member of Leicestershire DA way back in the 1950’s & 60’s I thought I would have a look at your website and see what is happening now.
I was intrigued to see the ‘Huntsman’ logo… because I believe that my dad Pete Adams designed it!
Originally, we were Leic’s, Nott’s & Derby DA. According to dates on club pennants Derbyshire became a separate DA in 1957, then Leics & Notts separated in 1960, with Leics DA holding their ‘1st meet’ at Allexton on 7th-8th May 1960.
We had a great CCY group and LDA started doing CCY tests in 1960 when I was 11, my dad made the plaques .. see picture. Through most of the 60’s he was one of the Youth Leaders.
In 1966 I was at the first National Youth Rally in Uttoxeter Race Course and went to 3 International Youth Rallies.
As a family we went to many national events(FOL), regional events and travelled all over the country to the club’s holiday meets. My dad was responsible for introducing canoeing to the club with a canvas covered kayak that we built at home.
I always felt so fortunate to have had this as part of my childhood.
We are sad to inform you of the passing of Tony Powell.
Tony Powell was long time a member of Leicestershire DA and started his career as Countryside Care Officer with the DA. He progressed onto Countryside Care Officer for Central Counties Region and later National Countryside Care Officer. Tony was well know for instigating the years of work done with Countryside Care at Rutland Water.
Tony was a founder member of Leicestershire DA Medieval Meets which ran for many years.
We now have details of Tony’s funeral.
Friday 21st October 2022 at 12 noon. South Leicester Crematorium, Foston Road, Countesthorpe, Leicester, LE8 5PQ The Family have requested donations in lieu of flowers, to British Heart Foundation c/o Joseph Swift Funeral Directors, 555 Saffron Lane, Aylestone, Leicestershire, LE2 6UN.
It is with regret that the Regional Committee have decided to cancel the Region Dinner Dance to be held at Drayton Manor in February 2022.
After much consideration it was felt that in the current situation with the Omicrom variant and its highly increased transmissibility, we feel we are unable to invite you to mix in large numbers with people from all over the region.
This decision has not been taken lightly and has been taken with everyone’s safety and best interests in mind.
All bookings will be refunded in full.
If you no longer want a weekend away but have booked into Drayton Manor Hotel or the Club Site, please cancel these yourselves.
We wish you all a very happy and safe 2022.
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