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#371436 - 7th Dec 2009 1:37pm The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years
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The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years


THE Wirral Show has been axed after its organisers, the Rotary Club of Wallasey and Wallasey Lions Club, pulled out.
In a statement, the organisers said: "The Rotary Club of Wallasey and Wallasey Lions Club have determined that they will not be continuing to organise the annual Wirral Show.

"Volunteers from Lions and Rotary, together with Wallasey Round Table, which ceased to operate in May this year, have run the Wirral Show for many years, for much of the time with support from Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

"Over the past 33 years the event has grown to become one of the UK’s biggest free-to-enter summer attractions, drawing thousands of visitors each year to the New Brighton promenade showground."

Michael Emberton, chairman of the Wirral Show, said: "Given the way the show has grown over the years we have now reached a point where the complexities of such a huge operation are beyond what a group of committed volunteers reasonably may be expected to accomplish."

At a meeting of the Wirral Show Committee, resolutions submitted by the Lions and Rotary clubs were considered resulting in the decision that – with great regret – both clubs are unable to plan and organise the Show in 2010 or in future years.

The committee’s decision was conveyed to Steve Maddox, Chief Executive of Wirral Council, in a letter from Michael Emberton, chairman of the show committee.

The committee expressed thanks for the council’s continued support, over the years, for the Wirral Show.

The show started in 1977 as a community project of the Rotary Club of Wallasey who decided to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee by reviving the Wallasey Carnival with a procession of decorated floats through the town.

The parade finished on New Brighton promenade where a number of stalls had been erected.

In the following years, the number of floats decreased while the number of stalls increased, becoming the main attraction.

Entertainment was introduced to add to the occasion.

As the event became too large for Rotary alone to organise, the Lions and Round Table clubs were invited to help in what became a unique venture uniting three service organisations working together on one project for the benefit of the community.

As the show became a two-day event, it attracted very large crowds from Wirral, Merseyside, the North West and North Wales to enjoy spectacular entertainment, all provided with no charge for entry to the showground.

Highlights have included the Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, the White Helmets Motorcycle Display team, The Royal Horse Artillery, many famous stunt acts such as the Garard Naprous horsemen and the Lings Motocross team and a huge variety of aircraft displays ranging from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to the gentle giant of the skies, the A380 Airbus and the Red Arrows.

Over time the showground has extended to cover the entire area of open land, known as The Dips, between New Brighton and Harrison Drive.

A Wirral Council spokesman said: "It was with great sadness that we learned of the committee’s decision.

"We would like to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of all those volunteers involved over many years. It is simply not possible, at a time of significant financial constraints, for the council to take over the running and funding of the show.

"We will continue to work hard alongside all those people organising events in the area to ensure that Wirral continues to have a successful programme of events for both residents and visitors."

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#371443 - 7th Dec 2009 1:39pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: ]
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Good riddance to chavfest!!

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#371446 - 7th Dec 2009 1:43pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: ]
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That's one hell of a bombshell. I bet the old biddies of New Brighton will be well pleased. They usually go on their holidays when the Wirral Show is on.

The sooner this cold snap kills them off the better! Sorry, I hate the old people on New Brighton seafront cos they seem to do their best to stop any developmnt of the area.

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#371452 - 7th Dec 2009 1:45pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: ]
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It's not exactly development though is it, it's a money making scam that attracts legions of chavs and troublemakers to the area from all over Merseyside and it's boundaries.

Development would be if they installed some sort of permenant exhibition/fairground etc...

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#371458 - 7th Dec 2009 1:49pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: MattLFC]
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True but I still want a good cold snap to kill off the moaning old b*stards!

What's blue and kills old people?










Hypothermia!

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#371460 - 7th Dec 2009 1:51pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: ]
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Me in my lucky blue overcoat actually...


No, seems a shame, hopefully a bigger more permanent organsation will take over the running. This leaves other events open to closure, The Promenade Rally is already in doubts, but hopefully Wallasey MC wont follow suit.

As it happens though, Ive never been to the wirral show in my entire life raftl
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#371462 - 7th Dec 2009 1:53pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: MGCraig]
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Originally Posted By: MGCraig
As it happens though, Ive never been to the wirral show in my entire life raftl

Ah, now there's a man with common sense!!

laugh

Unfortunately, I have a few times, and it's about as much fun as going to Birkenhead shopping, everyone trying to scam money out of you and chavs everywhere lol.

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#371468 - 7th Dec 2009 1:57pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: MattLFC]
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Frankly, whenever I drove past it, it simply looked like a bunch of "Travellers" setting up camp, with the occasional fairground attraction.


Id rather spend a bit more cash, and got to Alton Towers etc. At least there theres an 90% chance you wont die raftl
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#371470 - 7th Dec 2009 2:02pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: MGCraig]
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Originally Posted By: MGCraig
Id rather spend a bit more cash, and got to Alton Towers etc. At least there theres an 90% chance you wont die raftl

Actually, you may be surprised to learn, that the cost of the rides at the Wirral Show, is pretty expensive, we're talking £3+ a go on some of them. Given the fact that even in high season, you can get into the likes of Alton Towers and Blackpool for £17 - £25, even after fuel, the difference is negligable considering the quality and the unlimited-ness of Alton and Blackpool.

smile

Although, you may still die (though more because of shock rather than falling out of your seat haha!

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#371478 - 7th Dec 2009 2:08pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: MattLFC]
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Youre looking at the side shows - the people who are trying to profit from it with the side stalls, fairground etc....

The Wirral show should be about locals being proud of what they are doing and "showing" it, then you get the air display, other displays etc...

I doubt you will find any of the chavs there as they are only interested in the beer, getting drunk, and the rides....

I think its just a shame, that as with everything, it has become so comercial and money orientated frown
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#371639 - 7th Dec 2009 7:03pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: StuyMac]
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The show used to be good years ago, my main memories were the classic cars, the air displays, the dog show, the bikes and the local craft tents.

It has been poor for well over 15 years, so in away I;m glad it has gone.
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#371665 - 7th Dec 2009 8:17pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: Neston_Vasey]
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I think this is a terrible shame, and a huge blow to New Brighton, many thousands of people came to the show each year, with many travelling from all over the North West.

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#371667 - 7th Dec 2009 8:18pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: Neston_Vasey]
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gutted

The wirral show 11years ago was the best thing all year. me and my mates would look forward to it frown

However as mentioned alot of drunken chavvy yobs have spoiled it for the next genoration. I have not been for a few year for this reason. the police need to get a friggin grip and sort them young one's out.

RIP Wirral Show frown

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#371697 - 7th Dec 2009 10:14pm Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: Wheels]
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I've done stewarding for the show for a few years and not had any chavvy youth encoutners, don't know what all you old biddies are moaning about =D

it's a good show i think and a shame that it wont be happening again

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#371739 - 8th Dec 2009 12:18am Re: The Wirral Show is scrapped After 33 years [Re: MrHouston]
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about time they closed that shit hole down, It was only good for perving at birds anyway.. Guess its back to dirty mags for me now.
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