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Alan Cantwell31/05/2012 19:14:09
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Just seen on the LMA forum, that due to problems with the airfield have led to this event being cancelled, the event is moving to a local park, but no model fying, shame, although the event had been going donwhill for the model flyer, great steps had been made this year to get it back on steam, great shame,

Danny Fenton31/05/2012 21:02:08
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I had an email from John Wheeler earlier today saying that it had to be cancelled. A great shame as a lot of work had gone into organising the event. John had especially worked hard to get scale back at Woodvale.

It is a pity.

malcolm woodcock 131/05/2012 21:48:12
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Sad to hear about Woodvale but don't forget Redmarshall this weekend "Oop North".

flytilbroke31/05/2012 21:52:22
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Although we have not been since the year before the camping "fiasco" both myself and my wife are very sorry to hear this.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator31/05/2012 22:02:34
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Woodvale is my "local" show - and so I'm really sad to hear this. I was hopeful that this year might recapture a bit of the magic for me. I remember many happy Woodvale Shows when I were but a lad. But I agree recent shows have been dissapointing - and last year was the first in many many years that I didn't go. But as I say I was hopeful for this year and was intending to try it again. Very sad - and particularly so for all those that have worked so hard.

BEB

andy watson01/06/2012 09:08:26
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BMMFC scale weekend this weekend if anyone fancies it!

Tom Sharp 201/06/2012 18:39:40
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All model shows have a finite lifetime. The writing has been on the wall for a year or two. When one door closes etc. I blame it on the Internet. Not that I really care either way. Must get my batteries charged.

Paul Marsh01/06/2012 18:48:17
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Is it the whole event? Meaning the cars, etc...

Suppose it had been coming to this conclusion for a while - due to the "problems" with the show and "other" things. Lack of traders, hardly any pilots/flyers just killed it off. Went a few years - was ok, but no-where near it's better days in the 90's.

Ian Jones01/06/2012 18:50:20
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 31/05/2012 22:02:34:

Woodvale is my "local" show - and so I'm really sad to hear this. I was hopeful that this year might recapture a bit of the magic for me. I remember many happy Woodvale Shows when I were but a lad. But I agree recent shows have been dissapointing - and last year was the first in many many years that I didn't go. But as I say I was hopeful for this year and was intending to try it again. Very sad - and particularly so for all those that have worked so hard.

BEB

Couldn't agree more, echoes my own thoughts (except I didn't get to go as a lad, but I'm just a youngster anyway thinking)

Alan Cantwell01/06/2012 20:07:17
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everything apart from the planes has moved to victoria park, some say its big enough, some say it will be chaos, last year, i spent time going round the show, usually, woking for YT, there is no time, i was amazed at what there was to see, if the new venue can show this part, then at least something will be salvaged, as for every show havinf a life span, i can only think of 4 shows that have gone, sandown, sywell, leicester, and elvington, all years ago, and one of those is back up and running,

Paul Marsh01/06/2012 20:14:44
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Sandown was one of the biggest shows of the year. One knew its fate on the last year - just was way down on attendence, and the prices were silly (both for traders and admission). That's the problem: costs have risen, and people aren't spending money as they used to.

Alan Cantwell01/06/2012 21:10:02
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thats not the problem with Woodvale, the problem is asbestos found in the infrastruture of the field, wonder how that got there?

Paul Blakeborough11/06/2012 11:04:04
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Hey everyone, have just seen a quote on the "Web" stating the Woodvale Rally has been cancelled.... anybody know if true and why?

Edited By David Ashby on 11/06/2012 13:14:12

Danny Fenton11/06/2012 11:57:45
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Hi Paul, yes it is indeed true. Apparently Asbestos was found on the station and the MoD has closed it to functions such as these. The event has been moved to a local park but apparently there is no facility for flying models.

Cheers

Danny

Edited By David Ashby on 11/06/2012 13:14:23

Biggestgerbil11/06/2012 11:59:43
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Alex Whittaker reported on his blog that "MOLES" had turned up some asbesdos. Therefor the 'elf & safety mob have closed the field. True, anyone?

Edited By David Ashby on 11/06/2012 13:14:34

David Ashby - Moderator11/06/2012 13:14:59
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Posts from duplicate thread moved to existing thread.

Edited By David Ashby on 11/06/2012 13:15:08

Paul Blakeborough11/06/2012 16:18:49
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Asbestos..... That may take some sorting then! Shame, since there was going to be more scale models there this year with the comp's being re-instated.

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