Thursday, 2 December 2010

New Backpacker facility at Hayfield Club Site


A new £35,000 backpacker facility has been unveiled at Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club site in Derbyshire.  The eco-friendly building has been built in memory of former Club Director General David Welsford, who died in 2007.  The facility offers ten vented lockers for drying wet clothes and walking gear as well as benches and tables offering campers the chance to escape the weather. It also has boot-cleaning equipment and a bicycle stand.  The new building was unveiled to members at a special ceremony in September 2010.

About 40 people attended the event including Mr Welsford's partner, Liz Oldis.  Liz said "I'm incredibly proud to be here and see the new facility unveiled because I know the Club meant so much to him".  The Club's current Director General, Robert Louden also paid tribute.  He said "This facility seems like the perfect tribute to a wonderful man.  David was well liked and loved by everyone who knew him and had the Club and its members in his heart".

Words and photo courtesy of the Camping and Caravanning Club.

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