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Old 29th Sep 2019, 8:55 am   #12
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Default Re: Hamfest Newark

Hi Fred,

Yes, from what I heard Friday had much higher attendance, but the rain quickly killed off the bootsale.

Very difficult to organise a show of this magnitude and cater for all tastes - I think the bootsale costs will put a lot of people off, which is a pity, but the costs of hiring the venue have to be covered somehow, otherwise the event is no longer viable.

Would be great for our national event to get back to the sort of levels of Woburn, back when I first learned of the hobby, over 30 years ago, but given the relatively low interest these days, just wishful thinking.
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