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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 22 at 9:35pm
Pickets Lock, went there in 1978 showing a new fangled device called a videotape connected to a TV with a film about windsurfing on it, playing to an annoying song. sail on sail on whatever, think it was the beach boys, they made me turn it off.

Interesting to note the RYA appear to be making a play for Wing foiling at this new show, as usual going about it with all the wrong players.

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A new style show, like Glastonbury with boats, travelling fairgrounds.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Q Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 22 at 8:23am
I first went when it was Crystal palace, then there was a gap while I lived in the Hebridies, but once back in Norfolk we've normally been going every other year.
 There's  a lot of people I know there from Norfolk or other clubs.. Also of course there are several businesses from Norfolk that have stands, as had my own club one year advertising  Home (3rr.uk) So I always know a few on the stands.. Once or twice this has paid off with free tickets..

The boat life show looks interesting, and I may make a trip to it, if it continues, But the entry fee of £15 plus £16 parking plus 176 miles each way, means an expensive £100+ for a day out 




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Post Options Post Options   Quote A2Z Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 22 at 8:49pm
Have the ticket prices gone up?  Itís seems 20% up on what I remember.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 22 at 7:35am
I was slightly reading one of the above posts in error, car parking is free at Farnboro 

 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Q Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 22 at 2:52pm
Just found another reason for moving out of Ally Pally, it's inside the new extended ULEZ, so unless your car is VERY recent, it could have cost you £12:50 to go inside the M25.. £100 in anything bigger, so a great chance of many no longer going to Ally Pally when added to the parking charges there next year..
Many of the club and small traders would not want to pay £100 for their old wagon to go there..

So if you are going to Farnborough don't miss a turning and go inside the M25 it could be expensive..

Check your car here..  https://www.checkcardetails.co.uk/cardetails/ because other cities are cashing in on this money maker .. Manchesters area for in stance is Huge..


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 22 at 3:30pm
Manchester CAZ is huge as you say but private cars are exempt as are disabled vehicles. We have just changed our camper for a newer one, the trigger being that the old one would have fallen foul of the CAZ though that wasn't the only reason for changing. It is currently being contested but whether anything will come if that I don't know, maybe an old Range Rover should be my next tow car as 'classic vehicles' are also exempt  Big smile

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Unfortunately itís the governmentís favourite method of getting clean air in cities. Just another tax on the poor who cannot afford newer cars or go electric.
They were trying to force Coventry council to have one and the only way round it was to have average speed cameras fitted to all the main roads into the city . 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 22 at 6:14pm
It will be interesting to see whether thre ULEZ rules have much impact, a lot of pollution actually comes from woodburners, barbecues, centrsl heating erc etc.
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The purpose of the CAZ in Manchester is to combat NO2 on high traffic routes which is more a product of Diesel engines. The use of wood burners and BBQs is likely evenly spread across the area so can't explain the high concentrations of NO2 and particulates on these routes. 
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