Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Until next time

Last week found us walking in and around the Chatsworth estate. On the way back we passed the clearing up operation after the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Huge trucks lumbering around on temporary metal roadways, gangs of men dismantling everything from vast marquees to temporary toilets or packing trays of plants into huge wagons.

Not something we’ve ever go near because of the crowds and the traffic but it was interesting to stand there and watch the whole thing being dismantled with the crowds all gone. We can't remember the names of flowers anyway. Bound to be a disadvantage.

I can’t imagine organising something so big and so temporary. Seems a waste somehow but I suppose in one sense it is only a much bigger version of the circus coming to town.


Scrobs. said...

When I was working, several firms I did business with would take a marquee or a table at The Kent Show.

I'd always make a point of getting there very early, and spending a happy couple of hours before joing the hosts. The old cars and vans were fabulous, and there was so much to see.

But it's now £23 at the gate to get in, and the traffic is appalling, and not really for us these days. Pity really, but we did have our village fete last Saturday, and I lost two quid on a tombola...

James Higham said...

interesting to stand there and watch the whole thing - can't remember the names of flowers anyway

Man after my own heart or vice-versa.

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - the traffic puts us off. We don't get as far as checking the entrance price.

James - maybe we should keep the garden centre labels - that would help.