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Post by LyndaW on Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:22 pm

I'm not really complaining, not much, because it is supposedly good for our town, but Farnborough Air Show starts tomorrow  sad 

It will be very difficult to drive around, into or out of our town for the next week because of extra traffic and traffic restrictions, and the noise is incredible.

Yes, we look at the planes (hard not to when they're only a few metres above our heads) and fortunately most animals seem to become accustomed to the row, and deep inside many people are proud of our week in the spotlight, but .......

I shall be glad when, a week tomorrow, it will all be over!

That's got my grizzle off my chest.
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Caryll on Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:37 pm

I don't blame you, it must be horrific!

A similar thing round here is the Silverstone Grande Prix!

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Post by Eleanor on Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:20 pm

I'd complain as well!
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Post by LyndaW on Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:23 pm

I'm not really complaining Eleanor, just having a moan in advance!
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Post by Caryll on Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:27 pm

Must admit, though, that I'm not an airplane sort of person. They bore me rigid! laughing 

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Post by Eleanor on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:26 am

Well, I'd be stomping my feet and grumbling about it! laughing
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Post by Caryll on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:13 am

Parking must be horrendous!

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Post by LyndaW on Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:06 pm

Parking for the airshow exhibitors and attendees is well catered for, so it's not too much of a problem for us locals, thankfully!
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Post by tracyp on Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:29 pm

I understand exactly.
I have the grand prix at the end of the street at work every year & though these events are great for the local economy.....it makes life difficult for the locals for some weeks before & after. 
I have to drive 20 mins extra to get around the track when every other day the track at Albert park lake IS my road to work! covering eyes 
& the noise..... not listening I cant even talk to clients on the ph without, zooooom, zooom!
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Shisa on Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:26 am

I feel your pain. We have the Buffalo bike rally here every year. Loads of drunk bikers driving like idiots ... sigh. Supposedly brings a big cash boost but we can't really feel it.
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:28 am

Our last real nuisance was Elton John, performing at the cricket ground! laughing Now that was torture!

I actually thought it was karaoke night at the pub down the road, it was so horrendous! laughing
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Shisa on Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:03 pm

rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor 

OMG! I think I just ruptured something!
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:09 pm

laughing Woops!
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Post by LyndaW on Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:59 pm

OMG - Elton John bellowing from a cricket ground  evil 

I'll take my screaming jets any day!
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Post by Caryll on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:08 pm

Yes, I think the jets were more melodious! evil 

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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:24 pm

laughing 
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Post by LyndaW on Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:10 pm

Guessing we're not exactly Elton John fans then!
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Eleanor on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:15 am

I don't think so! tongue
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by Caryll on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:34 am

When I was in my teens I liked him, but that was around the 'Lady Samantha' days. I saw him live at a small venue in about 1972-ish. He sang to me & gave me a cup of wine. I was over the moon! I kept that cup for ages, goodness knows what happened to it - if I'd have kept it, it'd worth a small fortune now!

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Post by LyndaW on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Oh how infuriating Caryll. The stuff I've had that has disappeared over the years and if I had it now would be worth a fortune  crying 

They say never throw anything away and they are right!
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Post by Dave on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:48 pm

LyndaW wrote:Parking for the airshow exhibitors and attendees is well catered for, so it's not too much of a problem for us locals, thankfully!

They need to take a better look at the other exhibitions then , bloody nightmare getting out of that place and I'm there again in 8 months sad
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by LyndaW on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:06 pm

Dave wrote:
LyndaW wrote:Parking for the airshow exhibitors and attendees is well catered for, so it's not too much of a problem for us locals, thankfully!

They need to take a better look at the other exhibitions then , bloody nightmare getting out of that place and I'm there again in 8 months sad

Ah Dave, I'd forgotten you have visited our lovely airfield!

I was replying to Caryll from a local's pov as exhibitors and visitors are all channelled off to parking places (including the polo fields which are vast) so we don't get too many cars parking along our roads.

I'll concede that it probably is a nightmare leaving your parking place when everyone else is too and getting onto the A325 which is always busy anyway with local traffic (we need to go places too!). I am allowing an extra half hour to and from Aldershot tomorrow for my physio appointment and it's only a trade day. This weekend it is public days and, like most locals, I won't even attempt to go anywhere!

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Post by Dave on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:19 pm

30 mins you're hopeful
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Re: Farnborough Air Show

Post by LyndaW on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Dave wrote:30 mins you're hopeful

 laughing I'll have the advantage that I'm not trying to get out of the airfield, just round it!

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