The Game Fair – good and bad
Having attended The Game Fair, sponsored by NFU Mutual, I came away with mixed feelings. My tickets had arrived through the post plus a complimentary ticket which was a nice surprise.
Having attended many game fairs in my 74 years I was keen, as was my friend, to look at a particular make of gun, so having looked in the programme and seen there were three gunmakers’ rows, I obviously assumed there would be a good selection of top manufacturers present. How very disappointed we were to find that the majority of leading gunmakers were absent; also, fishermans’ row was virtually non-existent. Is this because everyone buys their fishing kit online? Or is it because of the high cost to stallholders?
Although the entry price was very reasonable, we thought the food prices might reflect this, but having to pay £5 for a small bacon bap… I was obviously in cloud cuckoo land! Although you could get half a cup of tea for £1! (In a previous letter of mine I did mention concessions where the money saved would not even buy a cup of tea.)
The good points of the Fair on the Saturday were a) good weather, b) nicely set out, c) plenty of seating, and d) roadways between exhibitors were very welcome. Will I attend again? I doubt it… Mr DV Edwards, Northamptonshire