Author Archives: Rural Crafts

March 2013 Newsletter

Dear Member Signs of Spring this week with blue skies and crocus’s growing with bold, strong colours lifts the spirit and spurs us all on to the forthcoming season. Having worked on either a new stand, new products or packaging … Continue reading

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February 2013 Newsletter

Dear Member This is the time of year we all spend planning, whether it be a new stand, new lights, new shows or simply the way we run our businesses. The start of a new year gives us the impetus … Continue reading

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January 2013 New Year Letter

Dear Member I was reminded at Christmas of the passing of time. An email arrived from Perth, Australia from Alistair Mitchell, a very good wood turner who joined the Association in 1977. He is still 6’3” tall and about 12” … Continue reading

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August Blog

Dear Exhibitor, The feel-good factor generated by the Olympic Games and the excitement of the Paralympics to come is producing an unexpected lift in the nations spirits which after such a trying summer is the tonic we all needed. So … Continue reading

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July Up-date

Dear Exhibitor This week has seen some semblance of normality with the Royal Welsh trading for all four days in dry weather, thank you to all exhibitors at this event for making the pavilion look so good, we hope the … Continue reading

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June Blog 2

Dear Exhibitor A SUNNY BLOGG Suddenly summer has arrived much to everyone’s relief, the past months difficult weather conditions will fade as we are all optimists at heart. Despite the weather at the Highland, which proved difficult for stands on … Continue reading

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June Blog

Dear Exhibitor June 2012 Last week the weather caused everyone difficulties, we would like to thank our managers who had the experience to bring everyone through the week safely. Despite the weather good sales have been reported particularly at Suffolk … Continue reading

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March Blog

COMMUNIQUÉ March 2012 Dear Member I am writing this on the 12th March with the temperature at 19 degrees in the garden, daffodils are rampant, the first early potatoes are already planted and onions, celery, and tomatoes started growing in … Continue reading

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February Blog

Dear Exhibitor FEBRUARY BLOG This is an up date to keep you informed of Association matters. Our bookings are well ahead of last year, Badminton has some space in the craft pavilion but the food pavilion is full. Blindley Heath … Continue reading

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July Blog

Dear Exhibitor This summer season is turning into a regular nightmare, not since the Foot and Mouth in 2001 have we had so many cancellations. These, added to the countrywide recessionary difficulties is proving most “trying” to say the least. … Continue reading

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