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GUEST,Sidmouth Resident More Sidmouth and Broadstairs photo's (13) RE: More Sidmouth and Broadstairs photo's 22 Aug 05

Not your fault John. Not your fault at all.

Sidmouth was far quieter this year during the week and many residents seemed to prefer it that way (wrongly in my view).

Talking with some of the shopkeepers and publicans since they have said their trade was not as good as usual during the Folk Festival but was still better than they were expecting.

The Bedford still did well as did hostelries hosting sessions but others were much quieter than normal.

The general feeling in the town is one of smug contentment that Sidmouth has still made plenty of money without having to 'suffer' such a large invasion of 'folkies' this year.

Any opinion poll would probably show support for the Folk Week continuing at the 2005 level but hostility towards any return to pre-2005 levels.

A pity in my view. I'm one of those who would welcome a return to a full-blown international Folk Festival but I fear I'm in a minority now and I guess I've just got to accept it.

I wonder whether Steve is getting the same feedback around the town. I haven't seen him recently to ask.

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