31/12/2017 Back to News
The infamous little BRASS MONKEY has a new venue - read on
Hello everyone,

It is now a new year; as usual we have a full programme of events plus a few more extras in the pipeline, but first in the starting gate is THE BRASS MONKEY MEET.

Following a high number of knock downs and refusals, the infamous monkey has managed a clear round and landed himself a new venue - we are pleased to announce that the Wellington Inn at Darley, Harrogate has ticked all the boxes and given the go ahead.

Address: The Wellington Inn, Main Street, Darley, Harrogate HG3 2QQ Tel; 01423 780362 - Not far from RAF Menwith Hill which was the cold war listening station with the big 'golf balls' (and don't worry, this isn't a problem for us). The rooms are priced at between 73 and 88 per night (with some being dog friendly too) and they are booking up quickly so if you want to stay on site, get them telephoned fast (and mention balloons).

Also, for those with a caravan/motorhome/camper van, they are allowing us to use the top of the car park free of charge, unfortunately there will not be the luxury of electric hook up.

The Wellington Inn is a lovely place with lovely B&B rooms and good food. We have a briefing room and breakfast can be taken by non residents too for those 'coming in'. The annual dinner on Saturday evening certainly looks as if it will not disappoint either. Charlotte Graham - who is a very talented professional photographer, has agreed to come along to chat about her work. Charlotte has flown with a number of us and has taken some fab photos.

You will find the electronic registration form under 'balloon events' on the left hand menu.

Also, just a few reminders -

Trans Pennine Challenge Trophy - have you crossed the Pennine Way in your balloon this year? If so, send an entry quick as we do not have any entries whatsoever!

Arbor Eat 'Em Trophy - will you admit to an incident with a tree? If you won't, will any crew spill the beans? Nominations please!

Land Owner Relations Trophy - has anyone done something out of the ordinary/gone the extra mile in LR this year? Again nominations please!

Membership fees - I am afraid they were due on the st January. It is only a tenner for the year so please send your cheques, cash or promise to pay to Lesley, our lovely membership lady (membership@prba.org.uk) ASAP (please).

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