It is with a sad and heavy heart that I have to cancel our market at Ryton on Dunsmore due to the Covid 19 virus.
In line with the rules laid down by the Government I submitted the Risk Assessment to the local Council sometime ago to hold it inside the halls, it was a very good assessment and allowed for more than what was required to keep everyone safe, both Traders and customers in this ever changing situation and conditions and rules were changing almost daily.
Sadly the Virus did not abate as we had hoped and the inside venue was cancelled but we were asked to submit a new Risk Assessment to hold it outside. This is a huge departure from our usual market and I was very concerned that the Virus was spreading quickly in what seems most of Britain, the question of running a market at all in this climate seemed doubtful.and dangerous. I took the step of spending three days on the telephone speaking to all the traders individually to seek their opinions. The overwhelming decision of 85% of the traders not to take part under these conditions confirmed my thoughts.
It is a very sad time as this, our 30th anniversary show, will have to be cancelled. But we must secure the safety of both the traders and our customers this is most important, Our customers are not only customers, they are our friends and colleagues who we camp with at events, go to banquets, and many are close friends outside re enactment and also friends with traders. We cannot ask you to leave the safety of your homes to travel through red areas to visit us it would be inhumane and irresponsible to do so, we will be hopeful that the March show will go ahead and I am already preparing for it already and we can celebrate our 30th anniversary, even though it's a bit late. TORM as a group wish you a safe passage through this Virus, stay at home and keep safe and look after your loved ones and we will see you at the other side.
NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS - YOU CAN STILL SHOP - FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR TORM VIRTUAL MARKET (this is not our normal facebook page) IT'S NEW Look it up on facebook, we are offering on our usual weekend a chance to buy from the traders, with videos, adverts, zoom DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS We have all been working hard and most traders have stock ready to go and get in quick on order books for 2021 season PLEASE NOTE this is a new facebook page not our usual page TORM VIRTUAL MARKET
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