Thought i had better do this post to warn people who are going to the 2012 war and peace show, that its very very muddy up there at the moment.
Vehicles are getting stuck all over the place and some areas of the show are totally undrivable at the moment the sun is out but can't see it drying it very much to make a diffrence.
The pics below are from variouse people i know already at the show, either via face book or picture messages sent to my mobile phone, and by variouse phone calls telling me how bad it is, one of which even slept in his van overnight and came home the next morning.
i will be going up there before the show actually officially opens on wensday as have passes to get in so can also see for my self and post an update on here of how the ground conditions are.
I have even after taking advice decided not to camp up there myself, and stay in a hotels over night as camping with my little 3 year old jessica in this weather just isnt practical.
So please please take this advice and take wellys and wet weather gear with you and not just normal foot wear as you will definatly need it, so even if this helps out only one of you, this post was worth it as i am just trying to help out my fellow bocn members.
See you all up there and happy hunting and if you see me and my gf and my little bazooka jessica come and say hi.
from Bazooka Chris
Thanks for that Chris, Eeeew ! I did wonder what it was like after so much rain ! will have to monitor the situation during the week as to whether I even bother going when it is like that, not to mention the best part of £20 to get in, the cost of diesel and the fact I nearly always come home empty handed. Will be a shame though as have been going almost from the first one, and always see fellow collectors to chat with. Will be watching this post as the week progresses. Thanks again, Tony.
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Thanks for warning everyone Chris
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your welcome Tony/Allan
loved the picture Ben will love it hehe
i will try and keep this post updated during the week to keep you all informed of whats going on.
my gut feeling is once the show actually opens on wensday and the public start walking around, its going to make it worse as looking at the weather forcast earlier its given out sunny spells today but showery/heavy rain the rest of the week.
from bazooka chris
Last edited by bazooka chris; 15th July 2012 at 01:37 PM.
No problem! Just like it used to be at Glastonberry year after year.
smle2009 (15th July 2012)
Thanks for a good laugh Spotter!
Good luck guys!
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I can confirm that it is now doing a passable impression of Passchendaele circa 1917 . Organisers are advising any owners of small children to attach a flashing light to their heads in case of any mud incidents..................
Good thinking , Chris . If only every parent was as diligent as you the country would be a better place . Mike.
bazooka chris (15th July 2012)