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WASH 2008
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 0:46 | No Comment
WASH 2008

The 25th Anniversary of WASH was little different to all the previous 24 – but then, that’s the way we like it !
The major difference this year was that the dates for WASH had been …

WASH 2007
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 21:46 | No Comment
WASH 2007

July 1st 2007 brought about the smoking ban in England. This lead to a couple of changes at Searles, a smoking shelter built outside (which protects smokers from the rain, if not the cold) and …

WASH 2006
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 20:07 | One Comment
WASH 2006

The biggest change in the twenty-odd years I have been going to Searles happened in 2006… They swapped the toilets over ! ┬áThe Ladies toilet had become the Gents and the old Gents had become …

WASH 2005
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 9:29 | No Comment
WASH 2005

Big changes at Searles for 2005 – the carpark in front of the venue was gone and the whole area roofed, right over to the reception building to form the new Plaza – also a …

WASH 2004
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 20:08 | No Comment
WASH 2004

Attendance at WASH had been gradually dropping from the sell out days of the early and mid 90’s, the twentyfirst WASH actually had fewer people than the first, but we were there to celebrate the …

WASH 2003
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 18:51 | No Comment
WASH 2003

The 20th WASH saw the return of the film show at the Princess Theatre, even though it was a film that many people had already seen it got a good crowd… the Theatre had been …

WASH 2002
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 21:22 | No Comment
WASH 2002

Something new and WASH changing happened for 2002… Tesco’s opened right across the road from the site entrance. No more would we have to go a mile into town to Budgens (now Somerfield) to get …

WASH 2001
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 22:43 | No Comment
WASH 2001

In all my previous visits to WASH up until 2001 I had always been housed in caravans, ranging from the incredibly old and tatty and horrible 4 berth van I was put in in 1988 …

WASH 2000
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 22:24 | No Comment
WASH 2000

The ducks at Hunstanton are always a source of much comment, from those who find their antics hilarious, to those who find their noisiness an irritation when trying to sleep off a hangover, to those …

WASH 1999
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 21:36 | No Comment
WASH 1999

In the 1956 FA Cup Final Manchester City’s goalkeeper Bert Trautmann broke his neck but stayed on the pitch to help his team beat Birmingham 3-1 and win the cup.
This may not have a lot …

WASH 1998
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 20:46 | No Comment
WASH 1998

It’s strange to look back at some of the daytime entertainment at WASH and see how much has changed… for instance in the very early days there was a competition called the ‘WASH Challenge Shield’, …

WASH 1997
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 18:20 | No Comment
WASH 1997

For several years, including 1997 I suffered from a terrible affliction on the Friday night at WASH called ‘not having a clue what happened’ some believe the incidences were perhaps caused by a large intake …