Mid Term Meet-up 2020

HMS Dido Midterm Meet Proposals 18th – 19th September 2020

After an amazing midterm meet weekend at Tewkesbury, both site and weather wise, I’m now looking into next years and trying to give you all enough advanced notice to avoid any disappointments. I am proposing the weekend of Friday18th and Saturday 19th September 2020 for 2 nights. I’ve looked into two options with the facilities that we require, touring, Pods, Catering.

All prices quoted are for 2/3 nights, also included are the facilities supplied for the pods and tourers. I’ve also worked out the Maps the distance from your area to the town nearest to the site to help you with any decision making. I’ve only included this for the previous attendees, so if you wish to attend you can check your mileage to each site via Google maps.

All bookings, deposits and balances will need to be done by yourselves as in previous years.

Once we have agreed on the venue, then I will contact them to see if I can arrange a block reservation based on the numbers coming, again a booking contact name and number will be advised as and when the venue is agreed, so If you would like to join us for 2020 just message me via the Dido Association or Dido Chat on WhatsApp and I will add you to the list.


Stratford Caravans Riverside Park. Tiddington Road Stratford upon Avon
Web site – www.stratfordcaravans.co.uk

•On site facilities – Family/holiday site, Lodges, Static Vans, Pods, Catering, Bar. River taxi, Village pub
Prices -2020 Prices
•Touring Pitch with EHU – £60.00 for 2 nights Fri-Sat, 3 nights £84.00 £25 deposit with balance on arrival. 2 Adults
•Pod – £120.00 £50.00 deposit, balance 28 days before arrival – Everything except bedding
•Static van – 2 and 3 beds sleeps 4 to 6 – £335.00, 3 night min booking, Fri – Sun £100.00 deposit, balance 28 days before arrival. Everything Inc Bedding up to 4 Adults
•Lodge – 2 and 3 Beds sleeps 4 to 6- £500 3 night min booking, Fri – Sun £100.00 deposit, balance 28 days before arrival. Everything Inc bedding
•Mileage: Birmingham 39mls, Southport 142mls, Brixham 171mls, Portsmouth 134mls, Stoke 79mls, Abbots Bromley 56mls, Frome 98mls

Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray
Web site – eyekettlebylakes.com

•On site facilities – Lodges, Touring, Glamping Pods, Fishing, Clubhouse, Catering
•Touring pitch with EHU – £66.00 2 nights Fri – Sat, £99.00 3 Nights Fri – Sun (Adults Only)
•Pod – £200 – lounge/Kitchen, pots pans etc, en-suite, bedding (Adults only)
•Lodge – Sleeps 2 – 4 – £650 approx – Min 3 nights Fri – Sun
•Mileage: Birmingham 61mls, Southport 129mls, Brixham 245mls, Portsmouth 176mls, Stoke 62mls, Abbots Bromley 50mls, Frome 172mls

Please take a look on their web sites fora full list of the facilities within each of the above.

Please contact me on by email for any further information and to show your interest.

Alan Pickthorne

Alan Pickthorne

Joined RN 13/11/73 - Ganges. Joined Mercury Jan 74 for Comms and EW training. Drafted Warrior Sept 74. Drafted HMS Devonshire April 75. Navocformed Summer 76, and 1st British warship to enter a Russian port since WWII, Odessa July 76. Drafted Nelson Sept 1977 - August 1978 P7R after a bad car accident - Joned Dido August 1978 in refit. Senior AB with Scorchy Grainger and Dave Crabb as Killicks. All 3 of us waiting for our time to go outside. Was offered my hook if I signed on. Didnt work, but wish it had. Left Dido may 1979 to go to Nelson for release. Didnt have any runs on the Dido appart from Portland work up.