Famous Harrier on Club Site

Club Certificated Site owner Neil Banwell has a very special surprise for visitors to his site - an original Sea Harrier Plane!

Neil bought the historic plane in April 2007 from the on-line auction site eBay and is restoring it to its former glory on his Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site at Castle Farm in Wedmore.

He said: “In the nice summer weather we bring the plane out to the field and let the campers sit in it! It’s just something a bit unusual that our visitors love.”

“The plane itself has a long history, being one of the first aircrafts on the scene of the Falklands War and really is spectacular to see.”

To book a pitch at Castle Farm, please call 01934 712267, visit www.castlefarmcamping.co.uk or email neil.banwell@hotmail.co.uk. To find out more about the site, or any of The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Certificated Sites visit www.siteseeker.co.uk.

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 109-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 20 Camping and Caravanning Touring Sites and six Cabin Sites.
  2. www.newtocamping.co.uk was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  3. National awards include:
  • AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland
  • CCC Best Certificated Site 2009 – Hill Farm CS, Derbyshire
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Verwood Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Inverewe Gardens Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Horsley Club Site (Silver)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2009 – Delamont Country Park (Silver)
  • Which Motorcaravan Site of the Year Runner-Up – Little Trethvas Farm CS
  • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (Scotland) – Lauder Club Site
  • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (north-east) – Bellingham Club Site
  • MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site

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