Alan Titchmarsh opens the 2012 New Forest Show

TV star opens New Forest show

TV star opens New Forest show

Alan Titchmarsh

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TV GARDENING expert Alan Titchmarsh today described the New Forest Show as one of the premier agricultural events in the UK.

The former Gardener's World and Ground Force presenter was speaking at the opening of the three day show, which is expected to attract at least 100,00 people.

Spectators arriving at the huge show ground at New Park, Brockenhurst, were greted by blue skies and bright sunshine.

Alan said: "So many other shows in Britain have been cancelled and it's great thay we're not only having a show but that its taking place in such brilliant weather.

"The New Forest Show is a great day out - a beautifully presented event in a dedicated show ground.

"It's the variety of the show that makes it so special. The whole of the British countryside is in the New Forest this week.

"I'm here for all three days and I've got a full itinery every day, doing something different every 20 minutes. You can't possibly be bored here."

Alan, wiil greet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visit the show ground tomorrow at the end of their Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.

Her majesty will spend several hours chatting to some of the exhibitors and helping to present the prizes.

Alan added: "She'll have delightful company, a pleasant day out - and hopefully nothing too taxing."

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11:03am Tue 24 Jul 12

UKIPsouthampton says...

Great to see an annual event FINALLY go ahead in Hampshire.
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The New Forest show is an fantastic event.
Great to see an annual event FINALLY go ahead in Hampshire. . The New Forest show is an fantastic event. UKIPsouthampton
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3:06pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

if your going to go by train make sure you pack your own food due to high prices on board !

eg- cheese ploughmans £3-50
can of coke 90p
giant cooker -£1-20
crisps - 80p
coffee/tea £1-20 up
A fool and his money...............
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if your going to go by train make sure you pack your own food due to high prices on board ! eg- cheese ploughmans £3-50 can of coke 90p giant cooker -£1-20 crisps - 80p coffee/tea £1-20 up A fool and his money............... . kissmya%%
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3:07pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

* classic I mean cookie !
* classic I mean cookie ! kissmya%%
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3:16pm Tue 24 Jul 12

dopplershift says...

kissmya%% wrote:
if your going to go by train make sure you pack your own food due to high prices on board ! eg- cheese ploughmans £3-50 can of coke 90p giant cooker -£1-20 crisps - 80p coffee/tea £1-20 up A fool and his money............... .
Sorry is that expensive? Not sure where you buy your lunch but it must be terrible if you think £3.50 is expensive for a sandwich.
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Also I would like to think if your going to the new forest show you'd be buying lunch from the lovely produce available at the show and not on the train! Common sense surely?
[quote][p][bold]kissmya%%[/bold] wrote: if your going to go by train make sure you pack your own food due to high prices on board ! eg- cheese ploughmans £3-50 can of coke 90p giant cooker -£1-20 crisps - 80p coffee/tea £1-20 up A fool and his money............... .[/p][/quote]Sorry is that expensive? Not sure where you buy your lunch but it must be terrible if you think £3.50 is expensive for a sandwich. . Also I would like to think if your going to the new forest show you'd be buying lunch from the lovely produce available at the show and not on the train! Common sense surely? dopplershift
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3:18pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Georgem says...

kissmya%% wrote:
* classic I mean cookie !
A fool and his cookie??
[quote][p][bold]kissmya%%[/bold] wrote: * classic I mean cookie ![/p][/quote]A fool and his cookie?? Georgem
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3:53pm Tue 24 Jul 12

espanuel says...

The price of food in there is a complete ripoff. And there is no justification for there prices that they charge.
The price of food in there is a complete ripoff. And there is no justification for there prices that they charge. espanuel
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4:13pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

espanuel wrote:
The price of food in there is a complete ripoff. And there is no justification for there prices that they charge.
very true indeed
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: The price of food in there is a complete ripoff. And there is no justification for there prices that they charge.[/p][/quote]very true indeed kissmya%%
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4:17pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

dopplershift wrote:
kissmya%% wrote:
if your going to go by train make sure you pack your own food due to high prices on board ! eg- cheese ploughmans £3-50 can of coke 90p giant cooker -£1-20 crisps - 80p coffee/tea £1-20 up A fool and his money............... .
Sorry is that expensive? Not sure where you buy your lunch but it must be terrible if you think £3.50 is expensive for a sandwich.
.
Also I would like to think if your going to the new forest show you'd be buying lunch from the lovely produce available at the show and not on the train! Common sense surely?
I do half agree , sorry the sandwhich was £3-90 The price of a budget hot meal not a great meal , However the co-op opp train station and asda you can get the same sandwhich for £2-50 and not kept on a food trolley all day going up and down the train train track .
[quote][p][bold]dopplershift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kissmya%%[/bold] wrote: if your going to go by train make sure you pack your own food due to high prices on board ! eg- cheese ploughmans £3-50 can of coke 90p giant cooker -£1-20 crisps - 80p coffee/tea £1-20 up A fool and his money............... .[/p][/quote]Sorry is that expensive? Not sure where you buy your lunch but it must be terrible if you think £3.50 is expensive for a sandwich. . Also I would like to think if your going to the new forest show you'd be buying lunch from the lovely produce available at the show and not on the train! Common sense surely?[/p][/quote]I do half agree , sorry the sandwhich was £3-90 The price of a budget hot meal not a great meal , However the co-op opp train station and asda you can get the same sandwhich for £2-50 and not kept on a food trolley all day going up and down the train train track . kissmya%%
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4:18pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

Georgem wrote:
kissmya%% wrote:
* classic I mean cookie !
A fool and his cookie??
very true :)
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kissmya%%[/bold] wrote: * classic I mean cookie ![/p][/quote]A fool and his cookie??[/p][/quote]very true :) kissmya%%
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4:20pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

come and get your hots dogs ! £6-98 !!
come and get your hots dogs ! £6-98 !! kissmya%%
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4:50pm Tue 24 Jul 12

acs1973 says...

I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.
I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back. acs1973
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5:16pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

acs1973 wrote:
I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.
There go ! The proof of the pudding or sandwich ............

Thanks for your feeback
[quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.[/p][/quote]There go ! The proof of the pudding or sandwich ............ Thanks for your feeback kissmya%%
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5:39pm Tue 24 Jul 12

solo1 says...

acs1973 wrote:
I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.
Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.
[quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.[/p][/quote]Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''. solo1
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6:05pm Tue 24 Jul 12

acs1973 says...

solo1 wrote:
acs1973 wrote:
I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.
Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.
I still cannot get over the fact that I have wasted near on £40 on the tickets. The organisers need to go and take a look at The Royal Show near Coventry and see how its done, that does get you back to country life, cattle, gardening etc. The show rings are also so small you cant get near them so we couldnt see any of that. I really hope more people complain
[quote][p][bold]solo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.[/p][/quote]Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.[/p][/quote]I still cannot get over the fact that I have wasted near on £40 on the tickets. The organisers need to go and take a look at The Royal Show near Coventry and see how its done, that does get you back to country life, cattle, gardening etc. The show rings are also so small you cant get near them so we couldnt see any of that. I really hope more people complain acs1973
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6:17pm Tue 24 Jul 12

kissmya%% says...

acs1973 wrote:
solo1 wrote:
acs1973 wrote:
I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.
Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.
I still cannot get over the fact that I have wasted near on £40 on the tickets. The organisers need to go and take a look at The Royal Show near Coventry and see how its done, that does get you back to country life, cattle, gardening etc. The show rings are also so small you cant get near them so we couldnt see any of that. I really hope more people complain
Yes well I hope its a lesson learnt , I must admit that is very dear , when i first looked at your post I thought that was for a family .

Remember buy food before travel to save more money
[quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.[/p][/quote]Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.[/p][/quote]I still cannot get over the fact that I have wasted near on £40 on the tickets. The organisers need to go and take a look at The Royal Show near Coventry and see how its done, that does get you back to country life, cattle, gardening etc. The show rings are also so small you cant get near them so we couldnt see any of that. I really hope more people complain[/p][/quote]Yes well I hope its a lesson learnt , I must admit that is very dear , when i first looked at your post I thought that was for a family . Remember buy food before travel to save more money kissmya%%
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9:09am Wed 25 Jul 12

pod says...

kissmya%% wrote:
acs1973 wrote:
solo1 wrote:
acs1973 wrote:
I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.
Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.
I still cannot get over the fact that I have wasted near on £40 on the tickets. The organisers need to go and take a look at The Royal Show near Coventry and see how its done, that does get you back to country life, cattle, gardening etc. The show rings are also so small you cant get near them so we couldnt see any of that. I really hope more people complain
Yes well I hope its a lesson learnt , I must admit that is very dear , when i first looked at your post I thought that was for a family .

Remember buy food before travel to save more money
went once a couple of years ago, I quite agree with you, never again. I complained with my feet and have vowed never to go back again.
[quote][p][bold]kissmya%%[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]acs1973[/bold] wrote: I have just got back from the show with m husband, have just spent £38 on tickets for the privledge of walking round a market, and being stopped by all sorts of sellers to try their chairs, beds, dog food, creams. If you are are going take your own food and drink dont line the pockets of these rip of merchants, £1.80 for a small bottle of water, £6 a sandwich. First visit there will never go back.[/p][/quote]Do not take this show on face value. The bulk of the stalls, food or otherwise come from outside the area, some travelling hundreds of miles to cream money off the tourists. For 30 years we owned a shop in Lyndhurst and used to dread this week as we were virtually made to shut down through the traffic chaos caused by the show. When we attempted to put a display at the show, so that we could cover our local inflated business rates, we were repeatedly informed that it was not possible as people book their spaces year after year. When you see hot dog vans passing your shop window, en route to the show from Southend on Sea then you know that, except the entertainment, it is just yet another money machine, albeit with a posher ''front''.[/p][/quote]I still cannot get over the fact that I have wasted near on £40 on the tickets. The organisers need to go and take a look at The Royal Show near Coventry and see how its done, that does get you back to country life, cattle, gardening etc. The show rings are also so small you cant get near them so we couldnt see any of that. I really hope more people complain[/p][/quote]Yes well I hope its a lesson learnt , I must admit that is very dear , when i first looked at your post I thought that was for a family . Remember buy food before travel to save more money[/p][/quote]went once a couple of years ago, I quite agree with you, never again. I complained with my feet and have vowed never to go back again. pod
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