Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The National Family History Fair is BACK!

The wailing and gnashing of teeth was unbearable; grown men were reduced to tears; genealogists had seemingly lost their census (sorry!); and the north of England was in mourning.

Weep no more! The National Family History Fair is BACK!

Following an announcement in early January from Robert Blatchford, organiser of the fair, that this year's event would be cancelled (in light of certain non-forthcoming commitments from the previous venue in Gateshead), an overwhelming response from vendors and the general public has forced him to have a rethink. The good news is that the event is returning, but at a different venue in Newcastle.

The detail from Bob:

The National Family History Fair in 2010 will be relocated to Newcastle City Centre.

Because of the relocation of the Fair there will be a reduction in the available accommodation for exhibitors so there will be a limit on the number of tables that can be booked by exhibitors. This is to ensure a wider choice of exhibitors. I anticipate that these changes and a new location will bring more people through the door and generate a higher return for the exhibitors. In addition, for those exhibitors who wish to stay overnight, I have used the leverage of the interest from the new venue to secure cheaper accommodation rates.

Date: Saturday 11 September 2010

Time: 10.00.a.m. To 4.00.p.m.

Location: Newcastle Central Premier Inn, Newbridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8BS, United Kingdom
T: 0870 850 6336
F: 0870 850 6337

In the heart of Newcastle city centre with excellent transport links, this hotel makes an ideal base from which to explore the local surrounds. Just a short walk from the historic Quayside, as well as great shopping, galleries, museums and theatres.

(This location allows easier travel for the public by road and rail with plentiful parking close by)
Special Parking Rates for Exhibitors are available through Newcastle Central Premier Inn

Loading and unloading is easy and convenient with a loading bay leading directly into the Tyne Suite


From South: Exit A1 onto A184 slip road towards Newcastle. Keep in left hand lane, at roundabout take 2nd exit Gateshead. Over Tyne Bridge exit A167M take the 2nd exit.
From North: Towards the Tyne Bridge on the A167M, exit at the junction with the A193. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Durant Road, left at traffic lights, left at lights again, then 1st left.


Newcastle Central Train Station /Metro Station 0.5 mile
Newcastle Airport 7 miles
Manors Metro/Monument Metro 0.25 mile

The hotel/inn has held a number of large exhibitions and conventions including Star Trek and Dr Who conventions and so is well established to cope with all the needs and demands of the fair attendees.

Fair Exhibition Rates available on request:

The maximum number of tables per exhibitor is three.

WiFi is available and cost is to be confirmed by Newcastle Central Premier Inn

Please don't delay in booking from now as the tables will be booked quickly and the accommodation rates will quickly change.

Special Exhibitor Accommodation Rates available on request

Don't delay - book today!

(With many thanks to Bob Blatchford)

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