Letting off steam

I was saddened to receive yesterday from Chasewater Transport Show organiser Helen Borton, a copy of a mail she’s sent to Chasewater Park management, detailing some conflict within the park community over this popular free show – it doesn’t make pleasant reading.
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Pictures from the 2013 Chasewater Transport Show

Today, it was the fifth annual Chasewater Transport Show, and as ever, Helen Borton and co put on a wonderful event – There was the usual array of old, forgotten and beautiful motors, and although the poor ground conditions had put paid to the heavy commercial vehicles and arena, there was still loads to do and see.

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Fifth annual Chasewater Transport Show on today!

Just a note to remind readers that it’s the Chasewater Transport Show today – After a long winter, petrol heads are preparing to descend in their droves on Chasewater…
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Fifth annual Chasewater Transport Show this Sunday!

Just a note to remind readers that it’s the Chasewater Transport Show this weekend – After a long winter, petrol heads are preparing to descend in their droves on Chasewater…
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Chasewater Transport Show saved!

The Chasewater Transport Show – the annual event I plug here relentlessly every year – seemed to be in doubt back at the end of January, after major sponsors pulled out. A search for new ones ensued, and Helen Borton, the organiser, has worked hard to locate commercial partners to support this wonderful event.

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Chasewater Transport Show – future uncertain

Worrying news reaches me regarding one of my favourite annual events at Chasewater. Helen Borton, organiser of the brilliant, and very well attended annual Chasewater Transport Show has announced that two of the show’s sponsors have pulled out, leaving her in the lurch, and without replacement sponsors, the show just cannot go ahead.

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Pictures from the 2012 Chasewater Transport Show

Well, the day came, and as I always do I pottered up to Chasewater to kick a few tyres, dream a few dreams and ponder over the cars of my youth. I love the Chasewater Transport Show, and as ever, Helen Borton and co. put on a wonderful event. There was the usual array or…

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Chasewater Transport Show today!

Just a note to remind readers that it’s the Chasewater Transport Show today. After no little controversy, the grass is mown, the turtle wax is out and petrol heads are preparing to descend in their droves on Chasewater Country Park today. It’s always been a cracking day out, so get your backsides over there and…

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Chasewater Transport Show: This Sunday!

Just a note to remind readers that it’s the Chasewater Transport Show this weekend. After no little controversy, the grass is mown, the turtle wax is out and petrol heads are preparing to descend in their droves on Chasewater Country Park, on Sunday, 15th April 2012. It’s always been a cracking day out, so get…

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One Man Went To Mow…

Right, call off the sheep… I have been contacted by Helen Borton, organiser of the Chasewater Transport Show, who readers will recall at the weekend was having some hassle getting things done in preparation for the event at the park on April 15th. Helen informs me that Mr. Smith has now agreed to get the…

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Chasewater Transport Show: Last year in Brownhills?

Worrying news reaches me about the current management of Chasewater as an events venue. Helen Borton, organiser of the brilliant, and very well attended annual Chasewater Transport Show has contacted me expressing concern over what seems to be a very peculiar attitude from the current overlords of the park. It seems that the previously co-operative…

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Classics at Chasewater – but bugger all else…

I’m going to rant, if you’re of a nervous disposition, please look away now. Thank you. Back in April, there was an excellent classic and vintage vehicle event at Chasewater. I, like many others I spoke to there, happened upon it by chance. Most seemed surprised and delighted to come upon a large, well organised…

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Classics at Chasewater: this weekend!

The ever-wonderful Chasewater Stuff’s Railway Blog has made me aware that this Sunday (26th September 2010), there’s another classic vehicle event happening at Chasewater. Like the one in late April, I’ve not seen any publicity for it over much, but then, we’re not getting many free papers right now. This weekend’s event is put on…

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Unknown pleasures

Sunday last, I chanced upon the Chasewater Vintage & Classic Transport Show. I say ‘chanced upon’, as I had no idea it was taking place, and like many other visitors to the country park that day, the event’s occurrence was a wonderful, serendipitous discovery. For just one day, the south shore of the rapidly disappearing…

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