It is the Society that has chosen to go with Brands in February and to
abandon the May bank holiday weekend - it's not as if the new event is
competing with "Who Do You Think You Are - Live" on the same weekend.
I consider that it is the SoG who are acting as spoilers to the established
Kidlington Fair. Given that I can attend Kidlington for £2 against the £20
charged by the Society then I'm afraid that it is no contest!
If, as a "minor stakeholder" you mean that you are a member of SoG then I
believe that most of the members of this list are also members. As a
member, I think that the Society should seriously consider who it is
alienating in the genealogical community - whether family history societies,
commercial organisations or individual enthusiasts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "PeterGoodey" <peter.goodey.gen(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SOG-UK] Family History Show
We all know that there is much to moan about so far as Brands is concerned
but that was not the point of my original message.
So far as I'm concerned the various commercial organisations concerned can
look after themselves. I really don't care about the effect of competition
on Brands' bottom line.
However, as a very minor stakeholder in the Society of Genealogists, I am
concerned that this new event will compete with the Society's Family
Show and adversely affect the Society. That is what I mean by a spoiler.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sog-uk-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Jeanne Bunting
> Sent: 31 July 2008 19:03
> To: sog-uk(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Re: [SOG-UK] Family History Show
> If anything, it is the Brands Event that is the spoiler. Brands decided,
> without telling anyone until the end of the afternoon on the last day of
> Olympia Event that next year's Olympia event will be in February on the
> day as the annual Kiddlington Fair. For a number of Family History
> Societies, this and a further increase in table prices, was the last
> A number of them got together to organise an event on the usual May
> They have had various problems with their chosen venue and have now
> on the Barbican Centre.
> It has been advertised as an event "run by family historians for family
> historians" and is to be run on a non-profitmaking basis. A number of
> Societies have signed up already - some have abandonned the Brands
> others will be going to both. It will be a fully fledged Fair with
> lectures, help desks etc etc. Believe me, it is no spoiler.
> Jeanne Bunting
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