By MICK ROBERTS.
ALTHOUGH Bulli Show Society president Les Strachan didn’t mind a thunderstorm dumping rain on the inaugural Bulli Show he may have had a differing view if he knew it was to set precedence for half a century.
His society had wisely invested in rain insurance for that first 1953 show boosting the gate taking by £100. Unfortunately rain would plague the exhibition for the following eight years, finally forcing the society to move the show from January to December in 1959 to dodge the wet weather. Despite those attempts rain persisted and another change from December to November was made in 1963.
Wet weather has been a constant companion of the Bulli Show ever since with an estimated 70 percent of the events experiencing showers. And so as attempts to dodge the rain by moving the date.
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