After two years of discussion & planning we are here at Elland ……
celebrating 50 years of camping with Huddersfield DA !
I feel extremely privileged to be Chairman of the DA at this prestigious milestone in the DA’s history and also delighted with the response from previous & current members that have chosen to join us at this event. I am sure that some old tales will be exchanged over the tables as the wine flows & the night progresses!
To help celebrate we are joined by Sue Woolston (Yorkshire Region Chair) and her husband Mick, together with Stan Williams (Yorkshire Region President) and his wife Sonia. Some older members will be aware that Stan was formerly the HDA Secretary.
Also attending as our special guest is Ronnie Proctor accompanied by his daughter Susan. Ronnie was a founder member of the DA in 1968 and was the designer of our Rams Head Pennon.
I sincerely hope that everyone enjoys this evening and takes the opportunity meeting old & new friends and that the memories of tonight remain fondly with you for years to come.
Finally, just to keep you informed, our merger with Spen Valley DA has gained approval from both National & Region Councils and that our positive approach may become a template for other DA’s to follow. All that needs to be done is the transfer of assets and agree a date for the name change to become applicable. I hope you will extend a warm welcome “back” to our Spen members who were part of our original “family” back in 1968!