When arriving on the Saturday I was surprised to find big open area's in the America's field. We had a good spot near the spot we used to camp.
Toilets, to my surprise they were stocked with toilet paper every time I went and they were quit clean.
Also noticed less re-enactors, Tracked vehicles, and less traders. Also the abscence (for some years) of the big MV collectors like SDKFZ (Wheatcroft).
Unfortunaltely the bad weather prevented the Lancaster over flight.
I loved to see a Fieseler Storch earlier in the week. Never seen it before.
Last year I stayed in our camp but this year I went to the concerts next to the area. Much nicer than standing around in a beer tent. I enjoyed the music.
I heard that this years all re-enactors had to pay, is that true?
Anyway I agree with Paul about Brexit. ( I'll not go into politics).
I can imagine some mainland traders not booking early because of the uncertainty of the actual date. Maybe some MV owners also stayed away and went some where else. I myself was wondering what would have happened if Brexit was done last May.
Depending on the outcome would I have to give a invertory of what I had in the car? Would there be huge delays because of checks etc. Luckily for ME no Brexit yet. But next year could be a deal breaker for traders. If they had to pay import taxes and have lenghty border checks a lot will stay away.
My W&P...I had fun. Meeting old friends like Markheliops, Gritineye, Martin H. is always good. Made a few new friends.
Bought some bits. Enjoyed the live music. Seen some beautiful ladies walking about. Enjoyed seeing the Storch. Sweated like a leaky radiator on a inflatable couch, trundled through the mud.
AND, enjoyed the ride in the Saurer of Andy.
So, It was a good year.