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Title: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 20, 2010, 10:17:14 AM
Have emailed asking for a price for a stall

Abingdon Air & Country Show (http://www.abingdonfayre.com/index.php)

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Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on January 20, 2010, 12:16:46 PM


 :) Just a thought, that any of these shows may have free stalls for charities, limited numbers I know. But Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural show has 6. People enquiring might want to ask. Apologies if I am stating the obvious - I am a rookie at this.   :) Lynne

Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 20, 2010, 12:36:44 PM
This lot has a reduced price for a charity  :)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 23, 2010, 22:39:32 PM
Costs are £25 for a 4m frontage and £40 for an 8m frontage.

I am advised that places are filing up fast so we would need to book asap if we are doing this.

"All fees, which include a £10 non refundable deposit, must be paid at time of booking.
Your pass will allow access for vehicle, driver & one passenger only: If you require extra assistance on your stand, then extra tickets must be purchased at time of booking, at the concessionary rates of:
£5 Adult, £3 Child (5 – 15yrs), Under 5’s free."

A copy of the PL certificate must also be supplied.

Cheers folks!
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on January 24, 2010, 14:08:14 PM
kool we will be there xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on January 24, 2010, 14:48:06 PM


Jo, what would you be thinking of selling? :)

Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on January 24, 2010, 14:53:41 PM
We will have a tombola, dog items for sale eg grooming items, beds, chews, toys and leads and collas. If we have room when we travel up will also take some books. Then have collections tins, leaflets and information about four paws. I store most of this kind of stuff in my house, spare room is all for four paws lol

If anyone has tombola items, please collect them together for us. I have one large tub and two boxes ticketed up but that wont last long at all.
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: winterwren on January 24, 2010, 15:25:24 PM
Hi Pez I have here at my house also taking up the spare room a large tub full or saleable items and things for tombola. You are more than welcome to come and pick what you would like/need for any shows x
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on January 24, 2010, 15:42:58 PM
Thank you that would be great. I could pop over next sat or sunday if your free :) xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on January 24, 2010, 19:16:06 PM

 :wave: Hiya

I'm a bit new to this so I'm not sure how it works, but Abingdon is local to me and I'd be more than happy to do anything I can to help, beforehand and/or on the day. 

Fran xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on January 24, 2010, 19:36:14 PM
That would be great :) maybe i could meet maisie and dexter too. Its just on the stall helping out and  chatting to people about four paws and what we do and the dogs etc. Its great fun :) xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on January 24, 2010, 20:00:18 PM
Sounds great, you can definitely count me in.  It'll be nice to put faces to names.

Also have a couple of spare rooms if anyone who's travelling needs a bed the night before.

Fran xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 24, 2010, 20:23:43 PM
Hi Fran

That's kind of you  ;D  This is a show I go to most years in another capacity.  I think the issue we may have here is that we can only get one vehicle and two people in on the stall 'ticket' as it were.  We can get concessionary rates for extra passengers, but not vehicles I think. I will ask when I ring them about it.  I think we have me (although I will get in on another pass), Matt & Pez and maybe Kirsty, Colin and Gavin.  It seems a bit popular!

Would be great to see you and your two, so will work out how we can get you in :)

Jo
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on January 24, 2010, 21:27:46 PM
Hi Jo,

OK, thanks  :)  I'd really like to help if I can.  Good news that its popular.  I can sort out a normal entrance ticket etc if that helps.  I'm sure we'll catch up nearer the time.

Hopefully my two will be calm enough to think about bringing both of them by then  ;D

xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 26, 2010, 15:08:31 PM
OK I am going to book us an 8m stall for this event.  With the price of the stall comes entrance for two adults.

I am going to buy extra tickets at concessionary rates for 1 child and 3 adults, so that's tickets for:

Matt
Pez
Kirsty
Colin
Gavin
Fran

I should be getting in anyway with the car club, so no need for a ticket for me :)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on January 27, 2010, 08:10:50 AM
OK I am going to book us an 8m stall for this event.  With the price of the stall comes entrance for two adults.

I am going to buy extra tickets at concessionary rates for 1 child and 3 adults, so that's tickets for:

Matt
Pez
Kirsty
Colin
Gavin
Fran

I should be getting in anyway with the car club, so no need for a ticket for me :)


Hi Jo

 :) How much is it  costing in total to book the 8m stall and tickets for this event? thanks Lynne  :)

p.s. Asking in my helping with fundraising/sponsorship capacity and with a view to other possible shows booked/being considered. Thanks again.




Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 27, 2010, 09:51:02 AM
Hi Lynne

It's £40 for the stall, which includes entrance for two adults.  The tickets for other people we will be paying for between us, so the actual cost to the rescue is £40.
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on January 27, 2010, 13:40:04 PM
Hi Lynne

It's £40 for the stall, which includes entrance for two adults.  The tickets for other people we will be paying for between us, so the actual cost to the rescue is £40.

 :) That's very good price JO, a lot less than some here I have been looking at, thanks :inlove:

Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on January 28, 2010, 12:47:02 PM
I've now booked and paid for this  ;D
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on January 28, 2010, 13:05:03 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on May 01, 2010, 13:03:59 PM
The weather forecast is not great for tomorrow  :(.  I hope the planes can still fly.  I also hope that our car club doesn't get stuck in the mud.  We had infield parking last year, but if the ground is slightly moist we will get stuck  :o

Anyway - the planes have been practising today, so just in case they don't fly tomorrow, here's some video  ;D  They fly over our house and make everything rumble (much like our cars do  :rofl1: )

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/Bunter_photos/Abingdon%20Fayre/2010/th_AbFayre2010_0001.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/Bunter_photos/Abingdon%20Fayre/2010/?action=view&current=AbFayre2010_0001.flv)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Julieann on May 01, 2010, 15:41:09 PM
That video takes me back  :) I used to live in Royston, which was on the Herts/Cambs border and in direct line of flight with Duxford .. we used to get the planes flying over  ;D Used to sit in the street and watch the displays  ;D
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on May 01, 2010, 17:56:57 PM

Wishing everyone at Abingdon Show tomorrow - a great day, sure you will all enjoy it whatever the weather   :)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: winterwren on May 01, 2010, 17:58:10 PM
Yeah Have fun guys x
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on May 01, 2010, 18:01:43 PM

We will ... I'm sure Matt will be wearing his new blonde wig  :rofl1:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: FrankieBeee on May 01, 2010, 18:08:02 PM
I remember when I worked for Blackwells and we had our offices in Osney Mead and we got fantastic displays of planes sometimes before the Abingdon air show and one time there was a NATO exercise (the air power was amazing)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: proud new owners on May 01, 2010, 18:10:35 PM

We will ... I'm sure Matt will be wearing his new blonde wig  :rofl1:

sorry fran you will be disappointed ......... he wore it once  :redface: and donated to the tombola stall  :dunno:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on May 01, 2010, 18:12:54 PM

We will ... I'm sure Matt will be wearing his new blonde wig  :rofl1:

sorry fran you will be disappointed ......... he wore it once  :redface: and donated to the tombola stall  :dunno:

You forgot to add someone else then won it  :rofl1:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on May 01, 2010, 18:45:23 PM

We will ... I'm sure Matt will be wearing his new blonde wig  :rofl1:

sorry fran you will be disappointed ......... he wore it once  :redface: and donated to the tombola stall  :dunno:

You forgot to add someone else then won it  :rofl1:


I'm gutted  ;D  Who won it?  Anyone I'll be seeing tomorrow?
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on May 01, 2010, 18:55:53 PM
Afraid not, Im guessing someone who lives in the Risca, Newport area. Sorry Fran  :rofl1:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: winterwren on May 01, 2010, 18:57:01 PM
Afraid not, Im guessing someone who lives in the Risca, Newport area. Sorry Fran  :rofl1:

and she doesnt mean me!
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on May 01, 2010, 19:03:35 PM
Afraid not, Im guessing someone who lives in the Risca, Newport area. Sorry Fran  :rofl1:

and she doesnt mean me!

LOL I'll try to get over my disappointment by tomorrow  :rofl1:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: winterwren on May 01, 2010, 19:42:54 PM
Afraid not, Im guessing someone who lives in the Risca, Newport area. Sorry Fran  :rofl1:

and she doesnt mean me!

LOL I'll try to get over my disappointment by tomorrow  :rofl1:

Or was it me ................  :thinkin:

(http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp3/Seraneve/Random001.jpg)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on May 01, 2010, 19:45:05 PM
 :rofl1:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on May 01, 2010, 19:54:13 PM

Look forward to seeing a pic of you in it soon  :rofl1:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on May 02, 2010, 05:30:14 AM

Its raining, windy and cold .... not what we wanted for today  >:(  Oh well, hopefully it'll be a good day anyway.

I suppose the sun is shining on the other side of the Bridge  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on May 02, 2010, 06:34:02 AM

Hi Fran,

No sun this side of bridge, raining and windy too

Lynne
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Julieann on May 02, 2010, 09:50:55 AM
sunny with showers here at the moment  :narnar:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: DextersMum on May 02, 2010, 17:07:41 PM
sunny with showers here at the moment  :narnar:

I think there's a micro weather system over you Julie  ;D  :narnar:

It was freezing at the show, and for a lot of the day it was raining as well.  Really enjoyable day, lovely seeing everyone but there weren't anywhere near as many people as expected there due to the weather so I'm not sure what the total will look like.  I had a couple of good chats with people about fostering/adoption, one particularly sounded hopeful.

Just waiting for Matt & Pez to drop in for a cuppa before they drive back - I bet they're lost, I'm expecting the call any minute now  :laffatu:

xx
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Julieann on May 02, 2010, 17:33:35 PM
I always say we have our own little micro climate here  ;) Mum and dad have had it sunny out front of their house and raining out back  :o It was cold here too but other than one shower has remained dry but with a cool wind. Pauline's 15 mins away and I've gone there and had to put a sweater on while it was warm at mine. I've even walked over the motorway bridge between Radyr and Morganstown going from dry to wet .. really weird weather conditions round here  :rofl:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on May 02, 2010, 17:46:21 PM
As Fran says, it was cold, wet and windy for most of the day  :(  I would say at least half of the exhibitors didn't bother to turn up and I think we only had about a quarter of the crowd we would normally get.  Such a shame, but no accounting for the British weather.

In spite of this, we raised £133.11.

Never mind.  Perhaps next year?
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: proud new owners on May 02, 2010, 17:49:32 PM
Quote
raised £133.11.

every penny counts ;D

ohhh well done any way guys for standing out in the cold all day .......... go have some nice warm soup  ;D
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Julieann on May 02, 2010, 18:16:41 PM
well done for rasing that sum is such awful weather  :clap: :clap: That's one of the downers of our weather I suppose  :( Never know what it's going to do  ::)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Peppa on May 02, 2010, 18:32:49 PM
Well done for braving the British weather and raising needed funds for Four Paws - you're all stars in my book  :clap:  :clap:  :grouphug:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: LynneJRT on May 02, 2010, 19:27:06 PM

Well done guys for sticking out the weather and raising money   :grouphug:

Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on May 02, 2010, 19:40:27 PM
The FP stall got busy  ;D

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/Bunter_photos/Abingdon%20Fayre/2010/IMG_1591.jpg)

Our car club
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/Bunter_photos/Abingdon%20Fayre/2010/IMG_1588.jpg)

My lovely friends from the car club  :rofl1:
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/Bunter_photos/Abingdon%20Fayre/2010/IMG_1590.jpg)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: FrankieBeee on May 02, 2010, 19:46:41 PM
That's a shame - weather was pretty awful - well done for braving it though
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Maggie on May 02, 2010, 20:21:58 PM
Well done team in awful conditions  :bowdown: :bowdown: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: floras mummy on May 02, 2010, 20:23:27 PM
Well done :clap: that is still a very good amount given the weather conditions!!
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Julieann on May 02, 2010, 21:36:19 PM
They all look perished  :) what rotten weather  :hug:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on May 03, 2010, 16:39:29 PM
Got home around 9.30pm last night, thank you Jo for having us and Fran for the cuppa on the way home. Shame about the weather, Matt had to buy me new water proof trousers it was so cold and wet in the morning. Hopefully we will have sun next year :) x
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on May 03, 2010, 18:01:42 PM
Should also have said that we met a very lovely lady yesterday who came to visit us on the stall - tallulahbassett  :)  Very rude of me not to have said before  :redface:  She gave us 3 bags full of teddies and such like, so we could do another teddy tombola or something like that with them.

She has also taking a collecting tin to put in her daughter's grooming parlour in Henley and will put some posters up for us too  :clap:

Thank you  :beer:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Pez on May 03, 2010, 20:48:48 PM
A small slideshow from the day

(http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/MATT-PEZ/th_IMG_1806.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/MATT-PEZ/?action=view&current=8bd24127.pbw)
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Peppa on May 03, 2010, 20:52:06 PM
Love the Turkey and the ducks at the wash bowl  :luv:

You actually managed to catch the planes  :clap:  :bowdown:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Bunter on May 03, 2010, 21:08:57 PM
I love the one of Steve with no head  :rofl1:

See you caught Matt and Steve in the Arena  :clap:
Title: Re: Abingdon Air & Country Show - 2 May 2010
Post by: Julieann on May 03, 2010, 21:09:39 PM
Jo looks frozen  :hug: I thought the weather would have been to bad for flying