The manchester show is normally quiet, people walk down to the shops or find a pub its the same at any show that isn't a agricultural show... Just look for a pub and your find all the old guys hiding in a corner somewhere.
I'm going to the Manchester show, I don't beleive Heather is able to attend.
I would go because it is the NMC annual show. If people want to learn about how to breed quality show mice there are people who judge, exhibit and attend this show that can and will help. If you feel out of place ask me for Paul and I will introduce you to people. The shows are friendly and they are a great place to learn, especially if you are willing to steward. The NMC need people to attend and exhibit at the shows especially younger memebers and newcomers.