News for traders
NOTES FROM Guildex 2019 TRADER and SOCIETY MEETING
Guildex 2021 CANCELLED
The Events Team and the Management Committee are sorry to announce that Guildex 2021 has been cancelled. The delay to lifting restrictions and ongoing perception of risk means there are too many uncertainties.
We will contact those of you who still have stand fees held with us from 2020 separately to discuss refunds / credits.
An announcement about the AGM has been distributed.
The venue has been very understanding and our deposit will transfer to 2022 and, the three-year fixed term contract will now start in 2022 instead of 2021.
Accommodation is being cancelled and as a result of our decisive action, no financial losses will be made.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me
Please feel free to spread news of the cancellation via your website / social media pages, if you have them.
18 Jun 2021
Summer Show in Doncaster Cancelled
A Message for all Gauge O Guild Members and all Exhibitors & Traders
The Events Team and the Management Committee are sorry to announce that the Guild’s Summer Show scheduled for June 5th 2021 in Doncaster has been cancelled because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
It is clear that many members and exhibitors will not have had a second vaccination before June and there may still be concerns about the overall effectiveness of the current vaccination programme. The health and safety of all concerned has to be our highest priority.
For Traders who use the Forum, Rule 8 was suspended in March 2020 to enable traders to post material which includes prices and special promotions. This Rule suspension will continue and, together with our virtual shows, we hope this will aid trading for you and help members whilst most model railway events around the country are being cancelled.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.
Please feel free to spread news of the cancellation via any websites / social media pages, if you have them.
At this stage, we are still planning for Guildex 2021 to go ahead on September 4th & 5th 2021 at the new venue of Bingley Hall on the Stafford County Showground.
Let’s hope that we have returned to some form of normality by then and can enjoy our annual O gauge convention together.
Jackie Kneeshaw & Tony Kell
10 Feb 2021
Events in 2021
All traders who attended the virtual shows in 2020 have received an email to say that we will be holding another big virtual show on 6th March 2021 to replace Kettering Spring Show. We will be in touch in due course about advertising costs for this show.
The Summer Show in Doncaster is on 5th June 2021 and at the moment we are planning for this to go ahead but we will not know for certain until the Government decide what will happen with large scale indoor events. We do not expect to hear anything until March 2021 at the earliest.
Guidex is scheduled for 4th & 5th September 2021 at the new venue of Bingley Hall in Stafford County Showground. Again, at this time, we are planning for this to go ahead
This link takes you to an advertising image for the three shows in 2021 to add to your website
Meanwhile, thank you for all of your support during 2020. It has been a very difficult year for many people in many ways.
I hope wherever you are, that your Christmas can be as enjoyable as possible during the current circumstances and all the very best for 2021. Let's hope we can physically see each other gain next year.
Chairman of Events & Trade Manager
22 Dec 2020