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Thread #160291   Message #3804142
Posted By: Jack Campin
08-Aug-16 - 08:10 AM
Thread Name: Whitby Folk Week 2016
Subject: RE: Whitby Folk Week 2016
As far as Whitby's tourist business is concerned, the fringe has to be more important than the main festival, because there are more of them and they're out spending money instead of wasting time listening to concerts.

I get the impression the fringe has shrunk a bit in recent years. The way a pub landlord or shopkeeper would see it, that means the festival is letting them down.

A lot of Whitby business folk are not very nice people (hence the amount of UKIP shite they display in their windows) but you can see where they're coming from.