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The Hopbine News fromWigley Orchard and StMichaels Caravan Parks • June 2016 • Issue 59 A successful showin Shrewsbury Hello and goodbye


Welcome to new caravan owners at Wigley Orchard: Bryan and Susan Garner from Kings-


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and at St Michaels: Steve and Jenny Fisher from Burton-on-


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We offer our best wishes to existing owners Doug and Jill Benton and to Mr and Mrs Geoff Whitehouse who have upgraded to newer caravans at Wigley Orchard.


Ted Freeth


Graham and Maureen Brimmell are delighted with their purchase at Salop Leisure ...


Two very happy customers signed on the dotted line for their new caravans at our Show Weekend at Salop Leisure in Shrews- bury on 14th and 15th May. Graham and Maureen Brimmell were


delighted with their new Willerby Aspen, and Steve Carey and Julie Brimmell were equally delighted with their new Willerby Granada. Keith and Hilary Bradney also visited us


on our stand and won the prize for getting 10 out of 10 in the St Michaels quiz, and we gave Tony and Julia Baker a runners-up prize for getting eight questions right! It was a very busy weekend with all four


... and so is Steve Carey, shaking hands on the deal with John


of us – John and Hannah, Brian and San- dra – taking a turn on the stand, talking to customers and promoting the benefits of owning a caravan at St Michaels. Many thanks to all the Salop Leisure staff for their help and support, especially Nigel, Scott, Tanya and Susan. We’re now looking forward to repeating


the exercise on 9th and 10th July, when Wigley Orchard takes its turn. If you’re an owner at Wigley you should have already received your invitation, so put the date in your diary and come and see us – there’ll be refreshments, free gifts and an attendance prize as well as lots of new caravans to see!


The Baiting House reopens at last!


directly off the car park, a redesigned front bar and a restaurant serving freshly pre- pared seasonal food. There’s a huge patio area with room for a marquee, and a games room in the old stables with darts and Sky sports on the TV. Tim and Abi Lawson from The Bridge


at Stanford Bridge are running the re- vamped Baiting House. We hope you’ll give them your support.


The Baiting House in Upper Sapey finally reopened in May after a long refurbish- ment. And what a difference six months makes! There’s a new downstairs bar opening


(Above) a famil- iar table and chairs in the re- vamped bar and (right) the smart new exterior


We were shocked and saddened to learn of Ted’s sudden death after suffering a stroke in May. Ted and his wife Celia were here when we bought Wigley Orchard in 1985 and although Ted gave up his caravan when Celia died, he continued to come back to the park for holidays. He obviously had a very close affection


for Wigley Orchard and its surroundings and in 2013 he finally bought another cara- van where he and his friend Sadie enjoyed many happy hours, sitting in the sun and chatting to their many friends on the park. We remember Ted for his dry sense of


humour – which was sometimes confusing but always amusing – and his kindness. He’ll be missed by many owners at Wigley Orchard and we know that you will all join us in sending our condolences to Sadie and to Ted’s family.


Getwell soon


When Wigley Orchard owner Colin Jervis’s model airplane went out of control and came to grief near the park, Colin came to grief too as he went in search of the wreckage, severely damaging his leg and putting him out of action for at least six weeks. We wish Colin a speedy


recovery and are looking forward to seeing him and his plane here again. Terry Lowe says he’s still looking for the black box!


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