ELSECAR W/E RETURNS
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17 Sep 2021 01:21 PM  

Fingers crossed all can go ahead as planned in two weeks time.

Sunday Fair is effectively full - 9 on a waiting list.

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17 Sep 2021 04:56 PM  
Looking forward to this Alan!!
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19 Sep 2021 11:01 AM  

Afraid there are some (Council imposed) changes which could put Elsecar events in jeopardy.

I am in the hands of both stallholders to READ & COMPLY with the changes (read confirmation words when they get them) and visitors to toe the line too.

Sadly prices may have to rise to meet increased charges too. York Car Boot is £50 and many of our stallholders already stand there! I am watching other event developments unfold as we move out of the Covid period.

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19 Sep 2021 10:08 PM  
In my local town of Gawler, yesterday was the states largest swapmeet. Or should I say usually the largest, very disappointing, probably only half the amount of stall holders.

Not sure if you guys have get mixed messages all time ? Here in South australia, we have got no cases of covid in the community, yet at the swapmeet masks were mandatory.

YET ! wednesday last week our horse was running at the balaklava cup and there were thousands of locals at the races, 98% not wearing masks, not forced to ? WTF !
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20 Sep 2021 12:14 PM  

I share your confusion fleece 77 with all the disparities here and there - same in the UK.

BBR's Elsecar location doesn't come cheaply and I have to pay the four figure sum IN ADVANCE!

If there are changes in rules & less folks attend my costs remain the same.

We requested donations in July rather than an entry fee - FLOPPED MASSIVELY - good four figure loss!

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20 Sep 2021 02:05 PM  

Waiting list for stalls on Sunday 3 October is now TEN.

Apologies to sound harsh but less than 2 weeks away "I always come".... "I told you I was coming...." does not help in organising an event on this scale.

We did an expensive mail shot to ALL past stallholders in Summer giving everyone an equal opportunity to book.

Not paid sadly means not booked. We basically have a full house
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20 Sep 2021 10:05 PM  
Disappointing people can't do the right thing and make a donation if requested. People need to remember these events don't happen by themselves, some is always putting in a lot of effort behind the scenes.

I hope I get a chance to get over there one day.
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21 Sep 2021 10:42 AM  

Wise words fleece.

Guess we learnt the hard way when running the Museum here at Elsecar... several thousand attendad a BIG SummerNational - only £7 in the donation box - resulted in the place closing down.

As the saying goes - you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone, lol!

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25 Sep 2021 02:28 PM  

BBR's SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER catalogue is now online, lots 1 to 224.

We're in the process of uploading the SATURDAY Auction which STARTS AT LOT 300!!

Please bear with us as we toil through this upload, & apologies if the numbering confuses you, lol! SATURDAY 300 onwards. SUNDAY 1 to 224.

https://www.easyliveauction.com/cata...o-620--sunday/

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27 Sep 2021 02:14 PM  
Stallholder confirmation letters out first class tomorrow after our final briefing/ meeting with BMBC this afternoon.... gets no easier.

STALLHOLDERS - I ask all ALL to follow our instructions to the letter - CHANGES this time.

VISITORS please park behind the Market pub & queue, as per usual, by the main entrance doors. We will move the queue in around 8.20 ready to pounce on the dot at 8.30 into the full of stalls Blg 21 - welcome back.
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30 Sep 2021 02:52 PM  

All set for w/e - looks like our region is OK for filling for return trips.

You can't keep a good collector down - we're a resilient bunch?

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01 Oct 2021 11:32 AM  
Finally - ALL images & words have been uploaded for Saturday... the Bellarmine - lot 616 - is absolutely superb!

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07 Oct 2021 10:55 AM  
BIG THANKS to all for such superb support both in stall numbers (the Council unfortunately stopped us extending stalls - could have exceeded 150 this time) & visitors from all over England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland.... and America too!
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08 Oct 2021 11:22 AM  
THANK YOU Alan - it was great to be back in the big 21 - just like the good old days!!
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08 Oct 2021 10:24 PM  
Shame it could not have been the biggest ever - demand was there!
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