The Retro Rendezvous Family

Alan and Alison Brenton

Alan founded Sportive Lakes, with his partner Alison late in 2013 having been inspired by the L’Eroica vintage cycling festival in Italy: ‘L’Eroica is a truly magical event which is really significant in the life of the host town Gaiole. We immediately saw the potential for a Lake District version, which could showcase our wonderful town and area in a similar way.’ Á L’ancienne (in the old way) was launched as a test event

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Dave Wood

Dave is a founder member of Ulverston Live Music, and is organizing the music component of Retro Rendezvous. Formed in 2002, Ulverston Live Music aimed to bring music to Ulverston that they thought wouldn’t normally come here. Gigs take place every month down at Ulverston Sports club, and a diverse mix they are, from Les Barker, While and Matthews, Vin Garbutt, Chris James, Sean Taylor, Dick Gaughan, Devil’s Interval, Fake Thackray to the Cajun Roosters,

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Iain Raven

Iain is a member of several Ulverston festival committees. He’s into many things you will find at Retro Rendezvous, and is our resident pram enthusiast. Originally a motor mechanic working, servicing and restoring many local classic cars (he learned to drive in a 1949 series Land Rover). He would love a classic car of his own, but his wife won’t let him! When his first daughter was due, his wife, Jill, insisted on having a traditional

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Neil Fleming

Neil is an IT Manager at a local engineering company, where he has worked since graduating in 1987. He is married with two sons, both of whom have left home, and keep coming back. He is a Director of Hawcoat Park Sports Club in Barrow, and a member of the Keswick to Barrow Walk Committee, as well as being responsible for the Retro Rendezvous website. Contact Neil at or phone 01229 357159 regarding the website,

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Paul Taylor

Founder member of the Furness British Motorcycle Club in 1985 and Chairman for the last 30 years. Has helped run classic motorcycle and car shows around Furness for 20 years. Many interests including 1950’s motorcycles, maritime history, and love to go cruising for holidays. Married to Pat for 46 years.

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Rachel Martin

Hello, I’m Rachel Martin and I am organising the vintage marketplace which will run alongside the music and cycling event at Retro Rendezvous. I moved back to Ulverston in 1998, and have lived in this wonderful town with my partner and 2 children since then. I was brought up near Urswick and lived in this area until I went to follow my passion for dance at The Laban Centre in London. There I gained a

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