Crowds brave storms to up attendance

The annual exhibition for the outdoor supplier sector boasted record-breaking attendance figures.

The annual exhibition for the outdoor supplier sector boasted record-breaking attendance figures. The Showman’s Show took place at the Newbury Showground from 19-20 October and despite being hit by thunderstorms on the first day, more than 4,500 visitors attended. With 3,781 people in attendance last year, 2005 saw a 19% increase for the event. In total, 314 companies exhibited at the 2005 show. Event director Stephen Lance said: “We have spent as much time selling the show to visitors as to exhibitors.

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