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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #75 on: March 05, 2016, 09:23:03 AM »

now the wait for photos of the show. that's one I would love to go to if I ever get back to the UK.
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #76 on: March 05, 2016, 12:48:25 PM »

I`m waiting on a weather report for the long distance travellers, been a bit nippy,snowy and almost Baltic in that part  of England over the past couple of days.  Model ice-breakers will be in demand.
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #77 on: March 05, 2016, 12:57:22 PM »

Cold but dry, no snow here.

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2016, 03:47:10 PM »

Hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes but this show isn't as good as I remember it used to be. There seem to be far less traders attending,and  and a few clubs are missing too.


Don't think I'll be going again next year.


Is it me or does anyone else feel the same.


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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2016, 05:05:53 PM »

thought the footfall was quite a lot myself, only so many traders to sell the same gear think the majority were there last year and the year before maybe you came along at the wrong time it did go quiet at about 13:00 hrs for lunch and there was a queue at the cafe of about 45 mins so reasonably busy me thinks


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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2016, 05:19:57 PM »

Hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes but this show isn't as good as I remember it used to be. There seem to be far less traders attending,and  and a few clubs are missing too.


Don't think I'll be going again next year.


Is it me or does anyone else feel the same.


Mike.

Use it or loose it springs to mind..  I actually thought that for this show it was about normal, all the traders I hoped to find were there quite happy to  take my money and in fact I had to go back a couple of times because of the ques.
 Taking in the fact that already this year 1 show has fallen to the side , do you want to lose another ?

To be honest we are actually quite lucky this show happened at all considering the main organiser passed away last year.

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #81 on: March 05, 2016, 06:30:40 PM »

Hear hear
Enjoyed it and big thanks to the organisation team.
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #82 on: March 05, 2016, 08:44:07 PM »

Hello everyone,
       Bums on seats! that was what I was told when I raced motorbikes no riders no show. If we keep getting the negative comments and knocking the organisers/ traders etc it will not be long before we do not have any shows to attend. I fully understand that some people may think "there wasn't much there or too many traders didn't turn up" but hey guys n gals have you ever thought about how much time and UNPAID EFFORT goes into sorting out all the details and problems to make such an event happen? Please remember folks that all of the business's have to make a profit or they go to the wall and we will have nobody to buy our stuff off onsite so we can see what we are getting. Come on people rally round and help don't let us lose all our shows.
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #83 on: March 05, 2016, 08:53:38 PM »

I was at the show today and was very pleased with it.only complant I would have was the queue at the cafe tho when served it was good and hot.
 it looked like all the traders were therefrom last year andlooked like 99% of the clubs turned up.so from me and the rest of the lads who came from my club well done to all concerned. 
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #84 on: March 05, 2016, 09:00:21 PM »

Great day at Ellesmere Show today.A cracking start to the show season.All the traders I expected were there.Some stunning models on show on the well laid out club stands.
Just an observation and by no means a criticism,perhaps some signage to the various buildings with clubs in for newbie visitors,especially as there were no programmes this year.Having attended for many years we know all the places to look for the club stands,and best of all the way to the bring and buy.
thanks chaps, your hard work is appreciated.
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #85 on: March 05, 2016, 09:07:03 PM »

And 1.70 for a cup of tea!! It's a teabag and hot water!. Great show though.

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #86 on: March 05, 2016, 09:22:27 PM »

Hi guys

Well I enjoyed it and thought it was great value at only 3.50 (half what lunch cost). I think maybe slightly fewer people but that was probably just people not travelling thinking the weather might be bad. As for traders I managed to get all I wanted and Component Shop did very well out of me .... swimbo would faint if she knew. Anyway I have dived into Action gear for my next build plus bought some upgrades for boats I have already. All in all a nice day in good company.  :-))

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #87 on: March 05, 2016, 09:27:23 PM »

FastFaz and TheLongBuild are on the money here guys.

 The people who do this, do it for nothing, and at a an expense to themselves in both time and money, just so people can enjoy it for what it's meant to be. It is and can be a great show going forward, and yes the organisation has changed somewhat but the people who turn up and show are still the same, and are always committed to providing not only a show, but advice and information for anyone to take in.

 The displays, clubs, traders and the guys and girls who sail the models are all key to making this a success, and I for one have massive admiration for the effort and time that goes into this from all of you, so thank you all of you.

 On a lighter note, it was a great first day - yes the weather is terrible which has unfortunately steered some folks away, but there has been plenty of sailing and no doubt more tomorrow.  :-)) Except, the big Type 45 wont be on the wet stuff after suffering a slight leak.... again!

 Lets see some more action tomorrow!
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #88 on: March 05, 2016, 09:28:31 PM »

 :-) Always take my own food, and drinks
 
will put some pics up later

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #89 on: March 05, 2016, 09:30:20 PM »

Hello,

With the bad weather in the area recently, I was very surprised how many people turned up at the Show!.
Most of the Visitors I spoke to were just very pleased to see all the Clubs and Traders.

John.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2016, 09:40:26 PM »

Hi All    , went today and it was great ,
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #91 on: March 05, 2016, 09:42:05 PM »

I'm making my annual pilgrimage down from norf of the border tomorrow
Ive always liked this show and I'm looking forward to seeing all my old friends again.
See you in the morning  :-))
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #92 on: March 05, 2016, 09:45:55 PM »

See you the morra Bri  :-)) safe journey.
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2016, 10:12:26 PM »

WEY hey see you tomorrow Bri


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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2016, 10:29:26 PM »

Can anyone tell me if the show is wide enough for a double Pram..............thanks !! This is a serious question and NOT a wind up

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #95 on: March 05, 2016, 10:46:04 PM »

Can anyone tell me if the show is wide enough for a double Pram..............thanks !! This is a serious question and NOT a wind up

Dave
Well fitted out with double doors & lift access to second floors for wheel chair users, so shouldn't be a problem for prams, maybe you need a DOUBLE DECKER PRAM ?
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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #96 on: March 05, 2016, 11:14:58 PM »

THANKS Bill....MMMM that sound like a darned good PLAN


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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #97 on: March 05, 2016, 11:34:51 PM »

Yes I Know  %% flipping eck...... ok2 %%

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« Reply #98 on: March 05, 2016, 11:37:45 PM »

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Re: 2016 Ellesmere port show - March 5, 6
« Reply #99 on: March 05, 2016, 11:41:00 PM »

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