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Thread #133998   Message #3053835
Posted By: Alio
15-Dec-10 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: Saddleworth Cancelled 2011
Subject: RE: Saddleworth Cancelled 2011
Hi Bob - and all of you! Thanks for all your wonderful messages and comments about the festival.
I've been feeling really down about this - especially as I had to find out the news from Bernard (my radio producer)!! Obviously I'm upset about the decision, but as Jan and Paul made it clear over the festival weekend that there wasn't going to be another festival, it doesn't surprise me - only the length of time it's taken to make the decision.
I only found out on Monday (2 days ago) so the news hasn't really sunk in yet - especially as organising Christmas is a mammoth task with the size of my family!
I would hate to see the festival disappear, but as I'm not on the committee any longer, I've no idea how much money there is left in the bank to realistically organise anything different or smaller. I know Hilary wanted to se it continue in some shape or form, but again I've heard nothing from any of the committee members, so it's impossible for me to speculate.
I'm doing a lot more Festival MCing now - and loving it! Linda, it was brill seeing you at Bedworth a couple of weeks ago. Great weekend - and loads of Mudcatter friends there!
So in the meantime, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas - I'm well stocked with Jamieson's already!!
Ali xx