The Director’s Blog from Jane Tuckwell – March 2020 edition
3 March, 2020
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Throughout last month, the Badminton family continued to grow; tickets are selling very well and entries are open, with riders calling the office to check on qualifications. The Arena Seating crew have arrived and started building this week and Eric Winter and the Willis Brothers team have, amazingly, managed to get nearly all the fences out in the Park, where the ground is holding up incredibly well. A tree conveniently came down during the storms and might just feature as a fence in May!
Arena seating:Site manager Harry Verney’s famous ‘hut’ – the crucial centre from which he runs everything, is now up and he has started marking up the tradestand area this week.
I’ve been sending invitations out, including to the former Agent here, Richard Wood. He’s been reading my blogs and sent me a lovely email, reminiscing about when he worked here and the event was organised from a room below his office in the 1960s, ‘mostly by Gordon Cox-Cox, Babe Moseley, John Wooldridge and Mavis Davis. Did we have pre-sales of tickets then? (No). One of my jobs was to peg out the sites in the caravan field, which was then in Charcoal Clump, all 32 of them!’ How times have changed – the campsite (about 1,500 sites) has already sold out!
Look out for our ‘Badminton insider’ Podcast series which will be launched at the beginning of April.
In case you missed Jane’s last blog post here is the link: