Motorhome show. Shelton Mallet. 10th to 12th April 2015

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  1. Old Soldier

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    Hi folks.
    Anyone going to this years show at the Bath and West Showground this weekend?
    We live nearby so will be going anyway but the show last year was short on exhibitors as well as visitors. Hope there is an improvement this year.
    Weather looks decent for the rest of the week and reasonable for the weekend so perhaps see you there?!
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    The Tincas are planning to be there on Friday so we hope there will be plenty of exhibitors. We went in to the one later in the year in 2014 and found it to have plenty of vans and stalls.
     
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    Hi. Yes, the one in the Autumn is always bigger and better. Of course there is a show at Romsey this week end too so I suppose it splits up the exhibitors down here in the South. Have a good day anyway.
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    Not this year it's our Ruby wedding anniversary and have a party planned! But more importantly it's the US Masters from Augusta!
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    We also live nearby and will be going. But I agree with you that last year's was pretty poor. I've no idea whether it'll be better on no this year, but there's a discount voucher in the C&CC monthly mag, so it's not much more than an MMM mag, weather's looking good, as you say. Might see you there - except we wouldn't know!
     
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    Another local here, we won't be attending, don't need any accessories so can't really see the point.

    We get more disappointed each time we go, the winter and spring shows have been poor (being nice here !) even September show wasn't great..

    Have always tried to support it but can't bring myself to attend this one, hope you all have a great weekend though, weather's looking fine (y)
     
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  7. Old Soldier

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    We are only going (in the car) on Saturday but I really hope it goes well for everyone or we will loose it. Don't have a funster badge to wear but will have a hiking stick (legs not too good), a blue baseball type hat, black jeans, red underpants and a camouflage rucksack on my back!! Les is blond and will be nattering!!:rollingeyes:
    See you there! >:)
     
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    There must be a few of you coming to Bath and West Showground this weekend?!!! Come on, own up! :winky:
     
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    Another thread on here now saying only 12
    Trade stands and 4 mh stands @£10 adm
     
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    Yes, seen it thanks. Not going now, not worth it. Shame, use to be a good show many years ago.
     
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    Seriously and sadly we (Van Bitz) are considering missing the September one as well! First time since 1990 as it is just up the road from us, but it seems to have had its day

    Last year most people we spoke to were complaining about how poorly attended the show now is
     
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    I have heard that the Bath and West is due to get a multi million pound makeover before long so I assume they may be closing it for awhile. Perhaps things will improve after that but it will be hard to get the motorhome shows up and running again. I guess it will be the chicken and egg syndrome. Few stands, few visitors...few visitors, few stands. We will see..
     
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    Certainly seems like ever decreasing circles...

    With so many wanting new vans, the National Show in October seems to be the destination of choice...

    Shame, September show was always a good weekend but agree that it might of had its day :(
     
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    We are here now and it is absolutely atrocious that they are charging people £7.50 for one line of traders / dealers. This is by far the worst year we have seen it and we have been to the last 2. This year we decided to camp over for the entertainment for a couple of days. If it weren't for this we would of gone.

    Such a shame it has come to this, there must be a lot of unhappy people once they see what's on offer.

    This will be our last year here.
     
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    Who are the organisers?
     
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    Not sure. Just googled it and found this link so far
    http://themotorhomeshow.com
    Just found Stone Leisure ( 02084026150) They are also the name against the September show st the same showground.
     
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    L X Trix Ltd or something similar - not one that I have heard of before.
     
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    This is who we booked through, I doubt there will be many going back to the September one that attended this one.
     
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    Stone Leisure. http://stoneleisure.com/
    They are also listed as doing the same show in September
     
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