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Exmouth Journal Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Organisers pleased by
the first Scrumpstock
Paul Strange
paul.strange@archant.co.uk

Organisers of Scrumpstock the


cider, music and food festival staged
at Exmouth over the weekend say
they were pleased with the first
event, theyre here for the long
haul and are planning to stage it
again next year.
The three-day festival
opened last Friday by
Exmouths outgoing mayor
Councillor Bill Nash was
attended by more than 2,000
people and raised funds for
Exmouth RNLI.
We did a quality event,
with quality cider, quality food and quality
acts, and I think that
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people, said organiser Jeremy Sellick.

We did a quality
event, with quality
cider, quality food and
quality acts, and that
shone through with
people.
Jeremy Sellick
We had lots of good feedback from
the public and the traders that were
there.
In terms of attendance, the best
day was the Saturday. It was a bit
quiet on the Sunday [pirate day]. It
wasnt quite the turn-out wed hoped
for, but we only started selling tickets two and a half months before the
event, so next year were going to
start publicising it earlier.
We had a licence for 3,000, so it
would have been nicer to have had
more
people
there,

but unfortunately such is life. The


weather was fantastic all weekend.
We were lucky. What we were trying
to do was not be weather dependent,
so thats why we had a large
marquee.
Were bringing something thats
unique. Its not just a pitch-up and
have a barbecue and a beer festival.
Were trying to do something a
little specialised that I think will
only grow.
Plans are afoot for next years
Scrumpstock on the same site.
We may have a slightly different site plan, but nothing drastic,
said Sellick. Were here for the
long haul. Weve got a good
formula. Weve all been to festivals and shows where they charge
you a fortune to get in, and you
get a load of rubbish.
What were striving to do is have
a quality event thats not going to be
ridiculously expensive.

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Open
invite
to food
larder
Residents are
being encouraged
to visit
Exmouths food
bank, the
Community
Larder, to see the
good work that
they do.
Anthony
Bernard, chairman of the charity, said: If you
are looking for an
interesting and
worthwhile
couple of hours
on a Monday or
Friday afternoon,
please come and
visit us.
If we are busy,
you will be most
welcome and
pressed into service. If we are not
so pressured,
someone will put
the kettle on!

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