Godiva Festival 2006 NA before 2006 Forward to
ACWA again had a stand in the Greenspace Marquee : 15-16 July
This years themes were: 1) September Challenge 2)
Working Parties 3)Countryside around
Occupying the same place as last year (that
is right side of main marquee entrance against the side), we were
allocated 4 table lengths of space which we reduced to 3 and a half
Presentations were put in place on Friday 3 to 5 pm the display
boards and photographs were put on the tables. The small
boards (3 off) showed the countryside around Coventry and provided a
good starting point for discussion. A centre table was home to
our free handouts which consisted of our brochure, challenge
entry form and the latest newsletter which Bob B had produced
early. Next a small gap followed by Cyril B's ACW board and
finally backed by a table were the three large display boards
containing photographs of the work carried out around Stoneleigh in
the "before and after" mode.
Outside again Mike Murray and his team provided a kissing gate,
this year with rustic fencing and our Coventry Way board.
Altogether an attractive display.
on the gatepost by the entrance to the marquee ...
With the forecast of hot weather John G supplied iced cold water
on both days which was well received by our team and the many
friends who came to visit.
Saturday was HOT even at 9:15am when John G arrived to safeguard
our space (essential function!). Cyril & Iris B, Bob C,
Bernard R and Bill E. were soon in attendance with interested
customers arriving shortly after 10 am. We continued to be
busy (attendance 75,000) until just after 5:30pm, having been well
Sunday was again HOT, John G arrived at 10:15am followed by Bob
& Jo C, Cyril & Iris B, Bill H, John A and Keith G.
Although Sunday turned out to be quieter than Saturday we were on
the go all day.
John G explaining the
After Tea project to visitors.
Overall the Festival was a resounding success with our position
in the marquee excellent. John G was interviewed by BBC Coventry
& Warwickshire TV who expressed interest in the Challenge which
Bob B & Bob C will follow up.