Pickering 2008

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  1. keith

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    S'funny I was looking for this today. hope there is a meet.
     
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    there should be a meet but i think a few of the die-hards will still be in morroco.
    it is still two months away though.
     
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    Im going, booked months ago. Got the discount using forum. so come on, we can have a meet under the banner, cant we.
    MoterHome Fun Forever.
     
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    Just checked my receipt and it states; Camping Area, Club, (Motorhome Fun).
    So we are alocated a spot.
    As I said I am there, well will be.:Rofl1:
     
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    We'll be there too, general area.

    Ian
     
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    we want to go, when I spoke to Jim at Lincoln it appears he was looking for a marshall or sherrif. if some one takes the bull by the horns then put us down. I would do it myself but cant get there until Friday pm.
     
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    If some one is running a register, add us on to it. All being well we will be there.
    pudseykeith and Rosalie. :thumb:
     
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    Bump

    Still no comment from the powers that be. Too far North now is it? :Sad:

    Guess no one wants to be 'Sheriff' ..... do we need a sheriff?

    I promiss not to bring my Smith & Weston. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    As said earlier, I will be there but dont fancy the sheriff or Marshal,s job.
    As Keith said, do we need one:Rofl1:
     
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    as its my local show i'd volunteer to be wyatt earp:Rofl1: but as i cant get there til friday evening its not possible.:Sad:

    john.
     
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    Just a word of advice, "Fun" may be there, but trade stands and dealers will be sparse. I have asked loads of the traders I know if they will be at Pickering and it is a big no!

    We (Van Bitz) always do York, (so going North isn't a problem) but we have been told that Pickering is a poor showground as it is either way too dusty, or, with the lightest of rain a mud bath.

    Access is poor, through a small town with traffic problems, and, more worrying there is a problem with theft normally due to a large traveller camp in the area. One trader told me that the last time they exhibited there, he and his three staff spent most of their time facing their stock and equipment in an attempt to stop it walking off!

    I spoke to another trader that travels all around the country, attending motorhome shows, and he is on the doorstep at Pickering. He even knows the showground owners and he told me that there is no way he will be attending!

    I know the show rallies are not just about buying things from the traders, but the same problems that have put the mockers on it, as far as the majority, of the experienced traders, will affect ralliers as well.:Sad:
     
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    Hi,

    Living local I can confirm what Eddie has stated.:Sad:

    When the show was moved from York I checked out the showground, actually it's called the "Northern Events Centre" not the Pickering Showground.

    At the moment there is only one entrance to the site and the few tarmac roads are in a very poor condition.:Sad:

    Also it's the week after the Shepton show which does not help.:Sad:

    An obvious choice would have been the Harrogate show ground.:thumb:

    Don
     
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    Looks like they are going to catch a cold on this one. However a lot of traders had already booked and paid a deposit before they learned of the location change so I am sure it won't be deserted.
     
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    Hi Jim,

    Another point worth remembering is the close proximity to Flamingo land, if the weather is fine it could be chaos with day visitors to both locations. :Eeek::Eeek:

    Don
     
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    Not to mention the North Yorks Moors Railway and Eden Camp :Smile:

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    You're right Don - I wonder if the reason they didn't go there is that there are already events arranged for that weekend?

    It would certainly be an appropriate venue for future years.

    Graham
     
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    Hi Graham,

    The attendance at Lincoln was down 50%, the Camping & Caravan Club were conspicuous by there absences.:Sad:

    Some small traders at the show did not even cover there expenses. :Eeek:

    Looking around the forums Malvern is not looking much brighter.:Sad:

    Don
     
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    Been to both and thoroughly recommend them for a visit.:thumb:

    Even the kids enjoyed them.:Doh::BigGrin:
     
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    I suppose the current economic climate could be putting some people off buying motorhomes. Leisure industries are one area where it is possible for some people to cut back, or spend on alternatives, without total enjoyment being significantly reduced.

    We will be at the Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall this coming weekend so it will be interesting to see if attendances are similarly hit there.

    Graham
     

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