It spite of it being a last minute decision our stand at this year’s Norfolk Show in the Buy Local marquee came together thanks to the great support from many of our members.
We shared our space with the Wayland Partnership and the Wayland Tourism Association with the aim of promoting business and tourism in our often undiscovered local area. The stand was staffed by Debbie Harris of 2up Creative and Chair of the Wayland Chamber of Commerce on both days. On Wednesday she was joined by Laura Bond of Sowerbys and on Thursday by Katharine Wolstenholme of College Farm and Chair of the Visit Wayland Tourism Association.
“The weather on the Wednesday was awful to say the least,” said Debbie Harris. “I spent many years photographing the show as part of the official photography team with my dad Roger Harris, but had never witnessed anything quite like that. I was very glad to be in a nice dry marquee and in actual fact the Wednesday morning, when the rain was at its worst, was very busy! It was great to be part of the Buy Local Norfolk marquee which had a lovely fun filled atmosphere.”
Over the course of the two days Debbie and Katherine spoke to a broad range of people with a lot of interest being shown in the history and heritage of our area.
Jan Godfrey, Chair of the Wayland Partnership, welcomed being part of the event. “The show was an excellent opportunity for us to fly the flag for Wayland – particularly as we are working on a substantial bid to increase toursim in our area.”
A big thanks to Glynn, Julie, Jenny Mark and Martin from Buy Local for welcoming us to the show – we hope to be back next year!