Charity Meet @ Lancing College 2022

The sum of £2,143.03 raised from Charity events, raffles, and donations over the course of the WSDA THS at Lancing College has been presented to the local representative from this year’s chosen good cause, KSS – The Kent, Surrey & Sussex AIR AMBULANCE.


   5th to 30th August 2022 . A total of 1200 nights, spread over three weeks, in all types of caravans, motorhomes and tents, were camped at this truly outstanding THS held in the beautiful grounds of Lancing College, where great organisation and heatwave weather was a wonderful combination.
  Lancing THS is as successful now as since Ray Reed first organised the Meet 37 years ago in 1985.
During the Meet we were entertained by brilliant live acts provided by Suspiciously Elvis and a cheeky thrusting Tom Jones.  Vocalist Tyler had the Marquee rocking on the final Friday evening with an engaging mix of dancing & sing along tunes and Peter Ridge entertained us during the 60th Anniversary afternoon with a selection of golden oldie favourites. Something for everyone. 

It has become an annual tradition that we support a Charity at Lancing THS & this year it was the KSS Air Ambulance.  
The two main events to raise money were ‘The Great Lancing Bake Off’ afternoon on the 2nd Saturday and the increasingly popular Charity Plant sale & Breakfast morning on the 3rd Saturday. 

We even had our very own Spitfire fly past over the field as a recognition to supporting the Air Ambulance by the Spitfire piloted by John Romain. A pat on the back to Roy Harris for organising that special treat!! (The Video is on Facebook)

Our Charity events this year were as popular as ever. Everyone has been so generous that we couldn’t ask for better support.
We are very proud to say that a grand total of £2143 was raised during this THS and since 2015 the total raised for a variety of charities is almost £14,000 by WSDA at the Lancing College THS Charity Meets which is an amazing achievement.
A special mention must go to Sheila and Val Who walked the streets of local businesses drumming up superb donations for the charity raffle prizes. Our thanks to all the businesses pubs and restaurants for their generosity once again.
Another special mention must go to Tina and Steve for all of the hard work each year in creating their ‘West Sussex Garden Centre’ & the charity plant sale and raising so much money for our charity. 

Another big event made this year’s THS special was the getting together of so many older members of WSDA for a reunion and hog spit roast.
It was so wonderful to see so many old/familiar faces once again after so many years, on a beautiful bank holiday Friday afternoon with celebration cakes, Pimms, live singalong music, joy, laughter, reunions and finishing off with the enjoyable hog spit roast supper that had been roasting over the grill all day.
A memorable afternoon enjoyed by all & a recognition to all those who have supported WSDA over 60 years to keep West Sussex the success it still is today!  
which brings me to another special mention for Celia for baking well over 100 celebration cakes and organising the Pimms and for Ian for all of his hard work in organising the spit roast and for the clearing up.
Of course, none of this would happen at all if it wasn’t for all of the hard work of your committee and of course the THS would not take place without your Stewards, Chris, Pat, Lin, Steve,  Sheila and Val giving up their time for almost a month and working so hard to look after you all and run the meet! (Which of course we all very much enjoy !!)
Thank you everyone for all of your support. We make a great team and once again you have done West Sussex da proud!!

60TH Anniversary Reunion

Calling All West Sussex Past & Present Members 📯🎺

We are holding a Reunion get together on FRIDAY 26thAug,



During the afternoon Starting at 3pm !

With Tea & Anniversary Cake 🎂🧁

From 4pm enjoy some Complimentary Pimms and an afternoon of entertainment and sing along from our Busking Musician Peter Ridge🎤🎶🎹🎸

Early evening we are having a Complimentary HOG SPIT ROAST with side salad for wsda

(ready around 5pm).

Please rsvp Pat if you would like the hog roast & salad no later than Friday 19th August!

(Pat 07813 107655 or mail;- )

(No need to camp for WSDA members/past members but come along, bring any memorabilia from past years, & share memories and stories with old friends.

Please let any past members know or even bring them along with you!

Live Vocalist in the Marquee during the evening with the always welcome return of ‘TYLER’

May be an image of text


26th MAY – 6th JUNE 2022


Butcherland Farm, Ebenoe, Petworth. GU289JX (NOT up the Driveway!!!) MR 197/986277 . what3words ///

Co.Ord; 51.0397747 – 0.5948375

OPENS THURSDAY 26th May @ MIDDAY 12PM. £12 per unit night


26th MAY until 6th JUNE 2022

Butcherland Farm, Ebenoe, Petworth. GU289JX Follow the signs!!!!!!

. what3words ///

Co.Ord; 51.0397747 – 0.5948375


£12 per unit night (payments by cash, cheque, & possibly card)

Stewards – Val ,Sheila, Lin & Steve

Join us with your Family for our THS Meet to Celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee . Bring your bunting to decorate your unit & an outfit to wear at our Garden Party with Cream Tea Make your own plate of food for our Street Party and dress up in RED, WHITE & BLUE. Make a Crown Competition and much more , Use of the Barn for Live Entertainment with Vocalist MARK CETERA , 🎼, 60’s Disco Evening 🎼, Quiz’s , Big Screen showing the Celebrations plus + Social gatherings. One of our best sites in a beautiful area and excellent for walking.

Bookings can be made by email on ;

Bookings can be made by email on ;


5th – 30th AUGUST 2022

Site Fee Price Held at last year’s price of a very competitive £11 per unit per night !

Come join us in the grounds of the impressive Lancing College ,Coombes Road, Lancing, BN15 0RW ( what3words, /// )

Booking or further information on;- or Tel; 07813107655

Camping on the flat/level lower sports fields , (Self sufficient essential! No electric hook up or shower block)

Bus stop near by. Shops, Pubs, Restaurants all within a short walk beside the river into the local town of Shoreham-by-Sea. Good walking and cycle paths to the South Downs and near to the Beaches as well. Easy access by bus or car along the coast to Brighton or Worthing.

Use of our Marquees for social gatherings including Live Entertainment, Quiz’s, Bingo, and of course our Annual Great Lancing Bake Off Charity Day on Saturday 13th August. Where you can bake a cake in your unit on site and then enter & donate your cake for our chosen Charity. (not decided for this year at the moment) Saturday 20th- our very popular Charity Plant Sale and table top sale.

Followed by an evening of Live Entertainment ( Sat,13th) at the ‘Las Vegas Palace’ Marquee, Featuring the amazing ‘SUSPICIOUSLY ELVIS’ And Sat, 20th– Featuring a return visit of the wonderful ‘CHARRISE’



Featuring a HOG ROAST, Music and Live Vocalist Entertainment from ‘TYLER’

ALL WEST SUSSEX DA MEMBERS , PAST & PRESENT ARE INVITED TO JOIN US to celebrate 60 years of your D.A at the Lancing THS on the Friday 26th to visit for the afternoon & evening or to camp.

Please bring along any memorabilia and photos from your time with the Club and reminisce with old friends and new. Roast pork with salad and Glasses of Punch or , tea & coffee, will be provided.