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Burton Brewers' Custom Show Feb 25th 2012

Our custom show started on the Friday night in preparing the Marquee for the customs scooters and trades stalls.  This only took two hours ensuring everything was in place for the next day.
Friday morning Bev and I were both awake unable to sleep at 3am clock watching until it was time to get up at six.
The Brewers  meet at a local cafe for the days work ahead to have a hearty breakfast before heading off to the museum. On arrival the Museum staff had already let the traders in and they were busy setting up in the court yard and Marquee.  There always seems to be a mad panic when the actual gates don't open until 11am.
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Steve Mann
Andy Spears


We had 25 traders ready and 38 scooters showing, the surprise was to see the iconic Lambretta WAKE had reappeared have spent the last 22 years hidden away in a lock-up.  In need of some TLC on the plating but never the less still looking ok for it years
By 10.30 there seem to be very few punters paying through our door and looking a little concerned why so few were there on a nice spring day.  Turns out a car had turned over on the main A38 route  north bound blocking the road  followed by one of two bridges across the Trent being closed due to another accident.  This resulted in heavy traffic throughout the day hindering the access/ egress of the museum.  Big thanks to the club members and my Dad who spent the day directing traffic from both entrances. 

By 11.20 the car park was rammed and we were having to direct car to the local NCP car park.  The court yard was heaving with folk ( over 1500) all enjoying the local ales and food on offer with traders quoting "what recession". It seems that the crowds we happily spending, having lay dormant for the winter.  Furthest travelled were two lads from Darlington and two from Scarborough thank specially to those four. There were quite a few people who got in for free having walked straight through the museum entrance unchallenged so they had an even better day ( wont happen next year )


We had Young Luke doing an acoustic session in the marquee along with Marshmallow DJ-ing day and night.
By tea time the museum were already asking about next year and this can be a good partnership for all.

Judging done and in no time at all the place was cleared and getting set up for the evening entertainment      

   Custom show results

 Having popped home and sorted out the dog we were soon back poised ready to do gate duty along with Siddy, Dean and Big Steve (not so big nowhere days).  The Axenals from Hull were set up sound checked and ready to party. They opened up at 9.30 and the dance floor filled instantly had did not clear throughout there whole set concluding with of all thing the hokey cokey at break neck speed. Gibbo two songs in had already decided to book the band for next years Shed weekender. These are a refreshing alternative to the norm and are well worth a look. We would have them back next.






Chris (Marshmallow honouree Brewer) had the job of taking us upto 1pm with a mix of Trojan soul and alternative.  By this point I was flagging and ready for my bed but still had the job along with a few others of clearing the place.     

This was a very successful event but like everything we do we will improve for the next time
thanks to all who supported this events

The Brewers 2012
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