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Geoff

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Wings and Wheels 2024
« on: December 12, 2023, 11:01:13 am »

Does anyone know for sure if this event is going ahead at North Weald for 2024. Whilst the web site shows it is you can't purchase any tickets on line and I've heard a rumour that due to redevelopment of the whole site that the council has not agreed 2024 and that it may be moving up towards Leicester area.


This may of course just be an unfounded rumour so I have hesitated to raise it but the source was sound but as things spread so if only a misplaced rumour (hope so) lets make sure its scotched.


Cheers


Geoff



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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2023, 05:40:44 pm »

Sarik have given up the show and it is moving to Stanford Hall, Lutterworth. More details to be released at the end of the year
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2023, 07:56:44 pm »

I have been to Wings & Wheels for years and never realised that it was connected to Sarik.
I guess that it might chnge a good few things - hopefully without destroying what I have though of as the top UK show,
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2023, 11:56:47 am »

Below is a post that appeared on the Gipping Valley Model Boat Club Facebook page from the new organiser of the show.




Notice to all,

WINGS & WHEELS 29th & 30th June 2024

Iím fully aware these been a fair few rumors floating around regarding the Wings & Wheels show, In short some are true and some are not.

First off all I have taken over the show entirely from Sarik / Traplet who have run the show for many years at North Weald Aerodrome.

When applying to hold the show next year (2024) The council basically said no and to find a new venue (My life is too short to explain all of this in detail but itís been a continuous headache of mine for 5 months)

Iím pleased to announce Wings & Wheels will live another year (Hopefully) at its new venue of STANFORD HALL, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH and I hope for it to be the venue of use for all subsequent and future events.

Yes, Iím fully aware that the website hasnít been updated and these adverts about the show in the Magazine which is all very much on my to do list.

My mission for the show is to show case the hobby and everything within in as much as we can to new and existing audience and for all of us to come together and stand in a field in Leicestershire and fly our toy planes. (Yes I called them toy planes, But I own the airshow so hahaahahahahahaha)

For this I am truly open to all suggestions and improvements and would welcome and invite all members of the public, traders and pilots to come together to showcase and support what we all love and do.

I will be putting together a team of budding volunteers to assist with the show, Being from car parking, Marshalling, Ticket sales and also an open invite to anyone who might wish to help with sponsorship the event (As it costs a fortune)

Iím hoping to have ticket sales and the website sorted out by the end of the year and pilots and trade forms available for booking come early January.

& Lastly a massive thank you to everyone that has helped in my search and quest at all hours of the day and night I truly am thankful for all the help on this quest.

Martin Thompson
Wings & Wheels
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2023, 12:23:46 pm »

 
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2023, 08:06:59 pm »

Well best of luck with the show. It's a significant shift of location from North Weald.
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2023, 05:25:56 am »

I wish the show all the best but this sounds like a new show that simply uses the name of the old and loved Wings and Wheels but has no other connection.


With this gone and the BMFA seemingly finding it impossible to organise the Nationals both my favourite shows are RIP.  {:-{
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2023, 09:02:14 am »

I think the last time I went to W&W was in 2000. North Weald is an awkward drive from where we live now, Leicestershire is much more straightforward. I was driving to the centre of Leicester at least once a month when rehearsing with a band there, the drive there and back didn't bother me. I think the more central location could attract more people.
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2024, 11:38:32 am »

not mentioned on the stanford hall website this sounds a bit dubious to me
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2024, 11:58:41 am »

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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2024, 08:59:58 pm »

I wish you well with Wings and Wheels at your new venue Martin! 'Plough your own furrow'. We cannot please all the people all of the time and so make it your own and the enthusiasm will shine through  8)  .It looks like you are checking things off of your 'to-do' list going by the updates and announcements, good for you  :-))
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2024, 01:48:24 am »

 
Not me Ballastanksian, I'm just the town crier!    :-))
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2024, 09:24:22 am »

The main website linked on the Facebook post is still all about North Weald.


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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2024, 10:41:30 am »

https://www.facebook.com/wingsnwheelsmodelspectacular definitely states it is at Stanford Hall, Lutterworth.


Stanford Hall's events page still starts with '2023 Event Calendar will be released in due course.'
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2024, 11:15:17 am »

Agreed - just saying that the information on the page that is linked in Facebook is still North Weald. There are no details about the 2024 event yet.

I think that it would be better to take down the linked page with the North Weald details as it might mislead.
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2024, 09:48:10 pm »

Hi Guys
Had a message today to say its been cancelled .


Regards


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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2024, 06:38:21 am »

Unfortunately the show has indeed been cancelled. Why not come to the biggest model boat show in the world instead?


https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,69828.0.html
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Re: Wings and Wheels 2024
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2024, 09:48:21 am »

Shame it's been cancelled - I was looking forward to my first W&W since 2000!
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