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The Travelling Folk (TTF) is a travelling folk club for West Kent and East Sussex. We don't meet regularly in one venue but gather in pre-selected pubs around the area on the first and third Thursdays of each month to enjoy ourselves and to bring folk music to those who may not have had the opportunity of experiencing a live folk session before.

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Isfield - 23-25 July 2010

 

The 2010 camping weekend at Isfield was voted one of the best by regular attendees. Sublime English summer weather and the presence of several fresh faces played their part.

Eight of us arrived prematurely on Thursday evening and enjoyed a convivial meal in the Laughing Fish whilst catching up with the local news via our hosts Andy and Linda.

Friday was spent relaxing apart from awning erecting and organising the marquee – this was used for Isfield fete and Andy very kindly left it up for TTF to use. Late afternoon saw the traditional cream tea workshop when all the scones, made by Beverley were eagerly consumed along with her home made jams.

Quite a few joined the Saturday afternoon walk along the river Ouse for drinks or ice creams at the local hostelry before returning for what is now our usual communal meal at 6pm, alfresco, due to the good weather before the Saturday evening session in the pub. Sunday morning’s boule competition was this year won by Beverley and Martin - only because Barbara knocked Beverley’s boule closer to the jack!

All the singing/music sessions in the Laughing Fish went well with extra performers and audience appearing to boost the campers. The late evenings/early mornings were spent in the marquee chatting, singing, playing instruments and consuming lots of cheese & wine.

All in all a smashing and relaxing weekend.

This was our nineteenth social and camping weekend, the first being held on 17-19 July 1992 at The Square & Compasses, Fairsted, Terling, Chelmsford, Essex.

The Laughing Fish - the Isfield weekend venue

Session in the Laughing Fish

After pub socialising in the marquee

Beverley's scones!

Scone workshop

Opening session Friday evening

Robin, Peter, Dave and Janet enjoy the craic

Dave - Sussex 'fiddler'

Steve in singers paradise

Combined meal at the Laughing Fish

Sunday boules competition

The winners - Martin and Beverley

Sunday lunchtime final session

Mick entertains

Barbara in Pam Ayres mode

Our host for the weekend, Andy, with his yearly contribution

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