CWG 40th Anniversary Dinner

It’s good to push the boat out every once in a while, and that’s just what we did for the Guild’s 40th anniversary dinner. The venue was the magnificent Hampton Manor, in the picturesque village of Hampton-in-Arden. Standing in the grounds of the estate of former prime minister, Robert Peel, the manor house was commissioned by his son Frederick in 1855. Today it is an up-market hub for food and wine enthusiasts, boasting a one-star Michelin restaurant.

The dinner took place on the evening of Wednesday 19th October, to coincide with the NEC show, just 10 minutes’ drive away. Drinks and canapes greeted the guests as they arrived to the warm welcome of an open log fire.

Following ample opportunity for networking, some 90 industry guests sat down to a sumptuous meal in the glass roofed, courtyard restaurant.

The vote of thanks was given by founder member David Ritchie who had people rolling in the aisles with his quips about the magazine ‘Popular Caravanning’, which proved not too popular, and closed; and the ‘smallest starter I’ve ever had in my life’.

We also presented our journalism awards at the dinner – a full report appears elsewhere on this website.

This event would not have been possible without the generous help of our dinner sponsors:

BCA Leisure, The Caravan and Camping Club, The Caravan and Motorhome Club, Caravan Guard Insurance, Paintseal, Thetford, Truma, and Whale.

Thank you so much to you all !