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VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 12 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: The Smallholder's Show Builth Reply with quote    

Jools wrote:


2. The name change. It was our first time going there and as we liked it so much, we then went to the Royal Welsh Show expecting it to be similar, but bigger.

We were very disappointed in the RW show as it seemed to be very corporate, even down to the fast food choices. At the smallholders show there were lots of small producers selling cooked food of all kinds, but at the RW it was a choice of burgers and chips or fish and chips and all by the same franchise vans.

We're worried now that the *Spring Festival* is going to go the same way.


My OH is on the show committee for the "Spring Festival" and the whole committee is very clear that it must retain its own identity and not become a minature Royal Welsh.

We go the this event every year, but wouldn't touch the Royal Welsh with a barge pole if it could be avoided.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 12 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We'll be in Pembrokeshire on holiday

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 12 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The Smallholder's Show Builth Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:

We go the this event every year, but wouldn't touch the Royal Welsh with a barge pole if it could be avoided.


What's so bad about the Royal Welsh?

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 1014
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 12 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: The Smallholder's Show Builth Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
Jools wrote:


2. The name change. It was our first time going there and as we liked it so much, we then went to the Royal Welsh Show expecting it to be similar, but bigger.

We were very disappointed in the RW show as it seemed to be very corporate, even down to the fast food choices. At the smallholders show there were lots of small producers selling cooked food of all kinds, but at the RW it was a choice of burgers and chips or fish and chips and all by the same franchise vans.

We're worried now that the *Spring Festival* is going to go the same way.


My OH is on the show committee for the "Spring Festival" and the whole committee is very clear that it must retain its own identity and not become a minature Royal Welsh.

We go the this event every year, but wouldn't touch the Royal Welsh with a barge pole if it could be avoided.


That's reassuring. Thanks. We'll have to pop by to see you. Are you showing sheep?

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 2831
Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 12 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: The Smallholder's Show Builth Reply with quote    

Jools wrote:
Are you showing sheep?


Yes and Tim is doing sheep handling workshops during the weekend.

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 12 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: The Smallholder's Show Builth Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
VSS wrote:

We go the this event every year, but wouldn't touch the Royal Welsh with a barge pole if it could be avoided.


What's so bad about the Royal Welsh?


Too many people by a long way. Cheek by jowl with over 50,000 other people is just too much to cope with.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 12 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: The Smallholder's Show Builth Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
Rob R wrote:
VSS wrote:

We go the this event every year, but wouldn't touch the Royal Welsh with a barge pole if it could be avoided.


What's so bad about the Royal Welsh?


Too many people by a long way. Cheek by jowl with over 50,000 other people is just too much to cope with.


I can imagine - the whole place seemed about the size of a supermarket carpark. I was rather underwhelmed.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 12 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Agreed. Too many people, too big. Tho, to be fair the small holder show has buggered up the parking and access in the past too. But, it's smaller, cosier, warmer.

bibbster



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
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Location: Just a bit inland from Aberaeron
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 12 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can we meet up? and if so where/when.. hope its a good day.

bibbster



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
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Location: Just a bit inland from Aberaeron
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 12 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bibbster wrote:
Can we meet up? and if so where/when.. hope its a good day.


bump?

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 12 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We'll be there tomorrow hopefully. I say hopefully because we've got car trouble. It's in the garage and we're hoping it gets fixed today. If not, unless we can borrow Rob's uncles car, we'll be stuck at home.

Pel



Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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Location: Nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 12 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

where are we meeting and what time? I think i may only be going on saturday, unless something exicting is on the sunday.. i'll be in builth till sunday lunch so i'll be around the place.
I'll try and check back here before sat morning.

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 12 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We could meet by the bandstand, like we did last year. Say, 1pm?

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 12 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wish we were going, but no time, no money...

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 12 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Wish we were going, but no time, no money...


That's a shame, it would have been nice catching up with you again.

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