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Thread #112695   Message #2413578
Posted By: Steve in Sidmouth
14-Aug-08 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth FolkWeek 2008
Subject: RE: Sidmouth FolkWeek 2008
The Blackmore dance floor was made smaller this year because it was not fully utilised last year, also the clear grassed area was intended for lots of picnics in the sunshine. In the event, the Blackmore was insufferable in the heat of packed ceilidhs (Asha, Token Women), a major failing being that the side flaps could not be opened because of insufficient stewards and (as usual) fire regs and H&S meaning that everyone had to be broiled instead. There were similar problems in the Church House Lawn marquee last year. This needs sorting out using common sense - agreement to open side flaps to let in air and sufficient stewards to man them. Later in the week the breeze cooled the marquee.