Farmers to lose out on eclipse

10 August 1999

Farmers to lose out on eclipse

FARMERS who hoped to cash in on the solar eclipse in Devon and Cornwall are looking increasingly likely to lose money.

Some are known to have spent thousands of pounds upgrading fields to campsite standards, to take advantage of the huge influx of people expected for the event.

But crowds have been disappointing so far, and look like being easily catered for by existing facilities.

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