First of all, a big thank you to all those who supported us in 2018 and responded to our requests, the first being, not to turn up early and second not to drive on the fragile surface of the main runway. Your cooperation was greatly appreciated.
Moving on to 2019, as you may imagine, low visitor numbers last year due to poor weather for the second successive year have resulted in a considerable drain on the Society`s cash reserves.
It would, therefore, be remiss of the rally organising committee if their members did not take account of the Society`s reduced financial circumstances when planning the 2019 event and much thought has gone into to the pre-event planning as a result. We have endeavoured to make economies which, while making the event more secure financially, will not, in our opinion, change the character and appeal of the rally which has been maintained throughout its history.
The danger is that should 2019 prove to be another loss making rally (surely it could not happen again!) the future of the Cumbria Steam Gathering would be, to say the least, uncertain. We fully appreciate that without the cooperation and continued support of exhibitors we would not have an event at all and rather than taking up one of the suggestions put forward which was to charge an entry fee, we have decided to ask those exhibitors who wish to camp on the rally field for a £10.00 contribution per unit (a unit being one caravan, one motorhome or one tent) which will help to offset the cost of the provision of water, security services, toilet provision and entertainment etc. Payment should be made along with the submission of your entry form and receipt of payment will be acknowledged on acceptance of your entry.
Entry forms are now available please click here to download Exhibitor Entry Form
We try to process all entries received on the day of receipt. If you have submitted an entry and have not had a response within ten days, something has gone wrong, please drop us an e-mail via the contact us page of this site where you will also find a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions or speak to Steve tel: 07971421114.
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