Welcome to Newark Militaria Fair (Formerly Northern Military Expo)
Its Time to call it a Day!
After a lot of sole searching, thinking and re-thinking and weighing up all the costs and work envoled in Running this show.
My heart say’s yes, keep doing it! My brain, Bank manager and Accountant say’s ‘you must be mad?’
Hence I have decided to call it a day after almost 10 years
Why! – Many reasons really!
1) The loss taken by myself back in April 2020
2) As we all know, Covid has not helped!
3) The risk of putting on another show and it could ‘still’ get cancelled due to Covid again?
4) Rising costs of putting on the show, Insurance, and extra hall, more staff needed etc, Poss any Covid restrictions, I could go on!
5) At a guess, it would take me a year (3 shows) to get my money back from April 2020.
6) Which could mean I would be running the first number of shows at a loss? = a lot of hard work for nothing!
7) With Covid still being around! I don’t wish to put on a show, which may help the spread of the virus and put the health of my staff, friends, Traders and public’s life’s at risk. That just isn’t worth the risk of putting on a show.
8) All the main Doors around the halls would need to stay open during the show – Thus making it very cold during the winter months!
9) I could go on, but I can’t see the point, I think you’ll all get the main reasons why and will hopefully understand.
A huge thank you to all the staff/friends for there massive help over the many years.
Thanks to all the traders in helping make the show possible.
And thankyou to you – The public/military enthusiast attending and making it what it was.
Traders refunds – For those who had pre-paid for the April 2020 event, refunds have now been posted
(so you should receive them shortly)
Will it come back? I’d say no! But who know’s what the future may bring? A few people have shown interest in taking over this event, if that happens, then the website etc will remain active?
The website/facebook shall remain active for an number of months – thus allowing everyone to find out.
If anyone needs to contact me, I am still around, my email address is email@example.com
Mobile 07889 516401
Again a huge thank you to everyone
Mark Askew and all the Staff 5/9/2021