At 12:47 PM 30/09/2002 +0100, you wrote:
We would thank the SoG for organising an excellent fair this weekend
at Stoneleigh. The venue was very good, a large hall at the National
Agricultural Centre, and easy to find.
As a trader we were well pleased with sales,
Oh good, I am always glad to think that you get some benefit from the fairs
in fact it was the best SoG fair for us in recent times,
Even better ! We were having kittens at the Society due to the lack of
response from trade stands and FHS representation, and of course with a new
venue it is hard to pre-guess at numbers through the door. I know that the
cost put a lot of potential stands off. It is hard to explain that when
using the better venues we make no profit on tables and the high costs are
only partially passed on in the charges we make.
Of course a local village hall with poor loos, no catering or sitting
space, no lecture rooms, limited parking etc. are much cheaper.
Perhaps the reduced number of trade stands meant more business for those
that were there. Anyway I hope that we can support each other in years to
Treasurer's hat on this time !
Geoffrey T. Stone,
SoG Mailing List Administrator. lists(a)sog.org.uk