** THANKS TO ALL VISITORS & HELPERS.
A VERY ENJOYABLE DAY IN 2012**
Visitors and Traders comments:
"...all the hard work that went into producing an excellent radio rally
today. A good choice of traders and club stands made for a very
"...I was with the xxxx stand at the Telford Hamfest yesterday. I'd just
like to say that we had a very enjoyable time there, and the various
officials were particularly helpful and friendly..."
Telford & District A.R.S. are proud that the 7th Telford
Hamfest is taking place as usual on the first Sunday of September 2013,
co-ordinated with the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Staff at Enginuity.
We are also happy to add that the entrance charge remains at last
year's rate and exhibitors' prices have remained static for the past six
years. A list of Exhibitors in 2013 (and 2012) can be found on the left
hand Navigation Menu.
The HamFest opening time is 10:30 as usual.
In 2011, we found space to introduce a small 'Flea Market' in the
outdoor area. We hope more sellers will take advantage of this facility
this year. Tables will be available at just £9 each on a first-come-first served basis. An advance phone call to Martyn on 01952 255416 would be very helpful in planning space.
Enginuity, right next door, is a fantastic ‘Hands on Technology’ Centre,
which invites visitors of all ages and interests to roll up their
sleeves and get involved, with a special admission discount of about 30%
for all people attending the Hamfest.
The Committee and club at TDARS are working hard in preparation for
September's event.The site offers more than just a traditional radio
rally venue and we have developed a good reputation both for our
exhibitors, but also the location and local attractions. The 2012 event
saw us maintain the same visitor levels as previous years, testament to
the quality of traders and venue. Last year we booked another eminent
speaker in the adjoining "gallery", Stuart Wisher G8CYW, for a
presentation and demonstration of Light Communications. This year an
invitation has been extended and accepted by the very well known Rob Mannion G3XFD, who is retiring this year, and has chosen
"My Adventures as Editor of Practical Wireless" for the title of his presentation. As usual, attendance is included in the admission price.
The venue is just a few minutes (4 miles) journey south from the M54
(J6) at Telford and from other trunk roads.(Main parking Postcode TF8
7DU). See location tab for detailed directions.
FREE PARK AND RIDE FOR 2013. This regular 12 minute service operates
near the roundabout at the top of Jigger's Bank (A4169 - postcode TF4
3QE), which is the normal route to Enginuity. It takes you almost to the
door. Return pick-up is on the main road opposite the site, by the
Enginuity venue. The free parking at the Aga works is still fully
available to visitors.
From feedback and given our experience in 2012, we anticipate most
available space will again be booked prior to the event. Our previous
experience in organising radio rallies will ensure all arrangements will
go smoothly and efficiently, and a good day will be had by all.