Despite the rain Salvofair was a great success for us. Rain and events seem to go hand in hand for us, as we had lots of rain at our open day back in February. Salvofair set up day was testing, as there had been so much rain and transporting stock to our stand was difficult, but we got there in the end and the result was a great stand which we shared with The Old Radiator Company hence 2 flags flying!
Trade day went well, although we were still doing some set up, but it was busy and some good contacts were made. It rained on and off all day, but this didn’t deter anyone and the weather cleared nicely for Saturday. Outside of our tent we had garden items such as benches, chimney pots, quarry tiles, flagstone and an old stone window.
Andys Showmans wagon was also on display. This was filmed during the day by George Clark (The Restoration Man) & his team for his new channel 4 series. George has been following the restoration progress of the wagon.
Inside the tent we had original cast iron radiators, hardware, geometric flooring, fireplaces, reclaimed wood and various other interior items.
All sorts of people attended including garden designers, interior designers, builders and customers renovating their homes. There was a lot of interest in the original cast iron radiators which were displayed on top of the geometric floor.
Follow this link to see Salvonews site which features the Period Living article on Salvofair. http://www.salvonews.com/story/grand-day-out-at-salvo-fair-x67000x9.html
Now it’s back to normal at the yard, after we accepted a whole load of new stock in at the same time as the lorry brought the stock back from Salvofair. A couple of days of tidying up was needed to make sure chaos didn’t reign and now the yard and showroom are looking full of stock and tidy!
We also managed to host another Business Biscotti networking event in our showroom at the end of June. It was good to hear how businesses were getting on and see some now regular faces to our networking. Check out what Business Biscotti is all about and perhaps turn up to the next event on 25th July. http://www.businessbiscotti.co.uk/