The Beatles in Urmston event is probably the best publicised event in the area since the real Beatles played in Abbotsfield Park, thanks to tireless organiser Peter Killick. The event, which is to take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August and re-enacts the Beatles’ legendary performance of 50 years ago, promises a raft of entertainment plus 1300 revellers – and a long queue for the miniature railway on Sunday.
Why is this of interest to independent traders in Urmston? Because Peter has secured permission for 90 stalls selling arts, craft and other produce – and he wants to fill them with local traders (not exclusively local, of course – I’m sure you won’t be banned from booking a pitch if you come from Swinton, but he is keen to encourage local traders to get involved).
The stalls cost £25 for the day, which seems to me to be a great price, and people will be allowed in to the park on both afternoons in order to browse – and buy from – the stalls, so traders are not relying on ticket-holders only. You can find out how to book a pitch in the Beatles in Urmston’s Community Zone.