Well this year was interesting, still a good show as
always, but the rain made ground conditions appalling, didn't stop the hardy
souls who attended from going round the stalls though! One chap even brought a
snow mobile into the stall area!
This is a picture of this years crew on the stall,
same faces as always and a pleasure to have them with us.
From left to right: Ian Durrant, Mandy Durrant
(owners), Kevin 'Gerbil' Brackston, Tony Brassington and Jason Ross, all still
smiling, but note the ground and the wellies!
Mr Lee Higgins was the winner of the
War & Peace radio competition at the show, prizes donated by the Gunner are
handed to Mr Higgins (right) By Director Ian Durrant(although you wouldn't
guess it from his appearance, but it was hot!)
The show was huge as usual, Ian got to
play with a couple of 75mm Pack How's courtesy of Neil King on the Monday, the
rest of the week was spent trying to survive the heat and keeping up the fluid
intake, beer down, fruit juice up!! Didn't stop the team having a few beers in
the cooler evenings outside the stall though!! But the heat was exhausting and
meant that early nights becme the norm.
Having heard various worrying rumours
it is now beginning to sound like the show will be secure for next year and
beyond, here's hoping!
The only downsides appeared to be the
proliferation of complaints about the irresponsible use of children's pellet
guns and Quad bikes which was potentially dangerous and at the very least
irritating. We were selling BB's but had an age 18 rule and were advising
parents that they were prohibited from using the gun on site.