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Knockholt September 2011

Girl Friday 24 Aug 11 - 10:42 AM
GUEST, Richard Bridge 23 Aug 11 - 08:22 AM
GUEST 23 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,big pat 22 Aug 11 - 10:59 AM
Richard Bridge 21 Aug 11 - 05:28 PM
Richard Bridge 20 Aug 11 - 06:46 AM
GUEST,Woodsie 20 Aug 11 - 04:52 AM
Essex Girl 19 Aug 11 - 12:15 PM
Girl Friday 18 Aug 11 - 12:26 PM
Richard Bridge 18 Aug 11 - 10:31 AM
Richard Bridge 18 Aug 11 - 01:32 PM
VirginiaTam 18 Aug 11 - 12:58 PM
Richard Bridge 17 Aug 11 - 11:46 PM
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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Girl Friday
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 10:42 AM

Hi all. Thanks for the comments. Sorry, Pat, but that was the case. 2 years ago we had an engagement at Leigh Festival, and returned, somewhat knackered. It was tiring, just taking our chairs to the fire, so when it rained we sat in the marquee, so we could listen, but Jim insisted we go out to the fire. There were lots of toing and froing every time it rained.

Yes, Richard did make the point before -sorry - but if we come up for a few hours we'd like to be able to make a contribution to the funds.

I don't think it fair that the campers bear all the costs.

Richard has a good idea about raising money via his winter sings.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST, Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 08:22 AM

If, guest, you are a regular folkmobber or previous Knockholt attender, I am sure the committee would be happy to share the costings - and you could offer your opinion whether it was better to:

(a) have fewer lavatories - not nice;
(b) have no campfire - it would rip the heart out of the event;
(c) not repair the marquee as necessary - soggy if there is rain;
(d) not pay the farmer - that would go down well, no?;
(e) leave the organisers at risk of taking a loss;
(f) leave the rubbish in the field.

Nobody is making a profit. If there is a surplus it will carry forward to next year. If there is a loss there is an offer to underwrite some of it but it will almost certainly be the end of the event, which would be very sad.

My suspicion is that you are a wind-up. If you aren't, tell us who you are.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 08:10 AM

Complete rip off. Won't be coming


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,big pat
Date: 22 Aug 11 - 10:59 AM

Hi all, looking forward to Knockholt, and we will be there (Deb and I) on Wednesday, as allways. I would like to reply to Girl Friday's comment. Sue no one has made you go around the fire or stay in the marque, or vice versa, no one is made to go anywhere. if you wished to stay in the marque, you are quite welcome to. it was as you said just due to the rain.
anyway see all you other merry campers, in a couple of weeks.
Pat.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 05:28 PM

Wevva now seems to be settling down as forecast cool but hardly wet at all.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 06:46 AM

Funny, I'm sure I posted here by way of explanation.

There will be an honesty collection for day trippers and evening trippers - formal gate control would be more hassle than worth.

The summer one cost over £700 to mount of which £236 was the cost of the field. We are trimming some of those costs (reduction in bog numbers and I will be removing the rubbish in builders bags) and if we have been overprudent the cost next year will go down.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 04:52 AM

Sorry but can't make it to Knockout anymore,


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Essex Girl
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 12:15 PM

We can't manage September Knockholt owing to previous engagements on the Friday and Sunday but will try to make it for the Saturday (without caravan, but it's already in the diary for next June!


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 12:26 PM

T D L have very much enjoyed camping at Knockholt in past years, though it's increasing popularity, due in most part to all of us inviting friends did bring extra costs to bear on Folkmob's resources. I appreciate that a financial contribution from campers towards running costs is neccessary .

However, paying £15.00 per night to camp in a field 10 miles from home with basic facilities isn't on for us. For those of you who live further afield, that's a different matter. How does The Committee plan to charge the people who drop in for a few hours ? There's a fair few who do, purely on spec. if it's a nice evening. They are using the loos, and the wood, are they not? Bet they leave rubbish there too.

It's often a struggle to keep warm around the fire when you have to move out every time another few people arrive, even with extra layers of clothing. In the end, you give up and go to bed. And that's just the summer camp!

Then there was the year of on and off heavy showers. We were not allowed to stay in the shelter of the marquee, and were called back and forth to the fire. Our old bones can't handle that.

Consequently, we retired to the caravan.

By the way, even if the old price structure was in place, we would not have come to the September camp. The van has been closed down until next spring.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 10:31 AM

Forecast does not appear to presage the need to fell the cedars of Lebanon and muster the beasts of the field - not too wet, but not too hot either so far.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 01:32 PM

I will probably arrive and pitch van on Thurs but then come home owing to lack of dogsitter that evening/night.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 12:58 PM

We shall be there Friday evening forward, weather and my health permitting.


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Subject: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Aug 11 - 11:46 PM

https://sites.google.com/site/folkmobonline/the-knockholt-festival


Note new charging structure.


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