After having to cancel the 2015 event because of the April superstorm, Tocal Field Days has returned to the Hunter to attract, what some organisers believe, is a record crowd.
Maitland motorists have been hit in the hip pocket in line with a public holiday weekend.
When the weather bureau predicted an East Coast Low was going to hit the Lower Hunter last April, few people could have guessed that Maitland was about to experience arguably the most devastating weather event since the infamous 1955 flood.
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