Beale Park – 23rd / 24th May 2015
A fine weather weekend with no logistical problems (apart from the possible need for a bigger car or van) – Saturday saw about a dozen clubs present from around the South of England but disappointingly only 3 traders who between them could at least cover a wide variety of needs being Component Shop, Fleetscale and Mac’s Mouldings. Public attendance seemed good and included the usual cross section with questions and observations ranging from inane to interesting while a number of ‘old faces / friends’ dropped by.
Sunday revealed that most of the club support had evaporated overnight, however the Portsmouth Display Team arrived and more than adequately filled the gap with their slick presentation. Poor weather which had been forecast for later in the day (in the event only a tiny shower around 17:00) may have put off visitors or maybe more time was spent away from the stand making use of the splendid water.
I understand that a deal has been agreed for the corresponding weekend next year which should prove far more attractive to prospective traders – if that works out, then this could become a truly excellent event.