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Old 14-09-17, 09:26 AM   #11
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A real shame Stradsett was one of my favorite ralles. Even had lots of decent junk stalls which seem to be on the decline now at most rallies.
Junk = cheap

Stall cost = expensive

Margin = low to non existent.

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The main reason for stalls reducing at rally's regardless of their stock is stuff can be bought cheaper on the internet, no overheads. I got friendly with a stall holder at Haddenham this last weekend and he was thinking about giving it up for that reason.

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Old 14-09-17, 09:38 AM   #13
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Junk = cheap

Stall cost = expensive

Margin = low to non existent.

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We get a good selection of what could be termed Junk stalls at Newby, but we are very well priced on the stalls. Last year I think it was £50 for a 20 foot long pitch, then £1 per foot after that.

When our current trade stewards took over about 6 years ago we were getting 20-25 stalls per year. We now get 75+ stalls (Usually a 15+ junk stalls) which allows us an excellent variety of stuff on offer, to cater for all tastes.
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Management of stall costs makes a huge difference, as you have shown.

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The main reason the Rally at stradsett is no longer is they have more than trebled our rent, they want us to charge you to exhibit and charge you for camping too, plus other things which basically meant we won’t have any exhibitors. We are looking at alternative sites in the area but we may have to miss a year not that we want to, so please bear with us.
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Old 20-10-17, 11:04 PM   #16
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The main reason the Rally at stradsett is no longer is they have more than trebled our rent, they want us to charge you to exhibit and charge you for camping too, plus other things which basically meant we won’t have any exhibitors. We are looking at alternative sites in the area but we may have to miss a year not that we want to, so please bear with us.
Hope you find another, more friendly, venue we will be ready to go when you do!
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According to the events diary in SEM which drop through my letter box on Thursday Straddsett Park Vintage Rally is on for May 6th & 7th. Or is it just date claiming in case the ground problem is sorted.
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Old 21-10-17, 10:54 AM   #18
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Junk = cheap

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I went to Carrington this year. They had junk stalls. (I bought a 2cwt anvil & several blowlamps & a head harness for a horse) Also they had a boot sale in the next field & what a boot sale!! Never seen so many collectable items in one place. I had to leave before i went broke. Amongst the items i bought was the biggest blowlamp i've ever seen. (Actually a military No 1 burner) Not sure why i wanted it but it fills a nice space in the shed. Perhaps that's a way forward for rallies with enough space. Junk stalls are an important part of rallys for me & i'm dropping a few next year that have declined in that area.
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Old 21-10-17, 04:13 PM   #19
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Default Straddsett Park Rally

The date printed in the Stationary Engine magazine for the Straddsett Park Rally was gleaned from the Internet some time ago. The magazine goes to press around three weeks before they drop through reader's letter boxes, so unfortunately the announcement of the Straddsett Park Rally being cancelled on this Forum was too late to have the Events Listing amended'
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Old 21-10-17, 06:50 PM   #20
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(snip) Junk stalls are an important part of rallys for me & i'm dropping a few next year that have declined in that area.
Hear, hear - plus, though Helen usually humours me with a walk along the engine lines, junk stalls are something we both actually enjoy.

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