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The Hopbine New caravans came in the snow


Wigley Orchard and St Michaels Caravan Parks News • March 2013 Issue 49


At Wigley we have replaced two of our older letting cara- vans with new Willerby Rio Golds. They are both 32 ft x 12 ft, double glazed, with gas heating in the lounge plus electric heaters in the bedrooms and bathrooms. As a demonstrator for


sale we have a new Willerby New Hampton (pictured) 35 ft x 12 ft with all the goodies and stunning views at £35,000. At St Michaels we have a


2013 Swift Bordeaux 35 ft x 12 ft and a 2013 ABI Sunningdale 32 ft x 12 ft; both have all the nice bits and a deck and dish. Five new 2013 holiday caravans


means we are doing our best to keep the British manufacturing industry going (especially around Hull). Now we need


our customers to do the same for us! The latest two caravans means that St


Michaels is now fully developed and occupied. Of the original ten owners in 2007, five are still with us, so our thanks for your support go to the Brimmels, the Cochranes, the Dancers, the Careys and


Family news


tions for David’s 35th birthday on 13th February. And Grandma is planning a visit in April


to help Henry celebrate his fifth birthday, and possibly indulge in even more retail therapy!


the Jones. We should also mention Mr and Mrs Buckley who placed their order for a new car- avan in 2007 on the day we bought the park. On the subject of loy-


alty we still have three owners at Wigley who were on the park when we arrived here in December 1985, so thank you to June Lowe, Jim Chance


and John


Arrowsmith and their families. We hope you


all enjoy many more happy years with us in sunny Worcestershire.


Winter works


On the wettest day in December we hired a crane and moved seven caravans to or from their new pitches. Since then most of our work has been tidying up afterwards and con- structing decks. Yvonne will be pleased to see her eucalyp-


tus tree has been cut down – and without dropping any of it on her caravan! Joel and Cynthia may also be pleased as it opens up even more the magnificent view from their deck.


Mike Wilmer has a new deck. Wilf has moved down from the top of the


hill to a pitch with easier access. Terry and Andrea have traded to a newer


We are delighted to be able to tell you that our younger son John and his girlfriend Hannah are engaged to be married. John proposed to Hannah during a skiing


holiday in January, and they are planning a November wedding in Stoke Bliss church fol- lowed by a bit of a do in a marquee next to the house at Wigley Orchard. Brian and Sandra went to Maplewood


New Jersey in November to spend Thanksgiving with David and his family. Quite a lot of shopping was involved in this visit – our photograph shows David, Jailan and the twins in the Mall during a trip to see Father Christmas. As you can see, David is looking less than impressed although the girls are clearly more excited! John and Hannah have just returned from


a trip to Maplewood which also involved a lot of shopping as well as skiing and celebra-


Some of you may know that Sandra was diagnosed with breast cancer last September. Following hormone treatment and surgery she has now been given the all clear, although she will have radiotherapy during March as a preventative measure. She would like to thank everyone for


their kind wishes and cards which helped her through a very difficult time.


van with central heating and double glazing. We’ve asked them not to let the rest of the family in when the weather turns cold!


Hello and goodbye


We welcome new caravan owners at St Michaels: Barbara Worrall from Brierley Hill


And at Wigley Orchard: Hayley Tanner from Birmingham We hope you will all enjoy your new cara-


van holiday homes. And we say goodbye to Glyn Wilks (although we hope he’ll be


back to visit his mum and dad) Steve and Jo Bradbury Scott and Julie Jeynes Margaret and Malcolm Poole


New photographic competition - see overleaf


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