North East England Indoor Swap Meet, Fettle, Get Together

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  1. redspeedster

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    Hi
    Newark 2010 seems far too far off.
    So I Propose we have an indoor, swap meet/fettling session/get together.
    I was thinking of the wekend of 16/17th January 2010 here in the North East.
    I have access to a hall, the local youth club/gymnasium I'm involved with.
    I have provisionally booked out the hall saturday and sunday including saturday night so any CCS members who need somewhere to kip are free to stay on the gym floor or in the ring if they fancy doing a Frank Bruno.
    The hall is not set up for guests so just bring what you would to camp but leave the tent at home (plenty of closed cell matting to lie on)
    No cost involved, but I would like to make a voluntary contribution to club funds.
    What do you think?
    If the idea takes off I'll post exact details of the venue including sat nav co-ordinates at a later date.
     
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    Count me in.

    John
     
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    Sounds good to me if i can get a pass out from senior managment! Will they mind us lighting stoves and lamps in the hall,dont want to set off the fire alarm, but will need a brew and cook up.

    Nigel
     
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    :frown: :frown: I knew there would be a down side moving to Denmark!!! :evil: :evil:
     
  5. Lance

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    Ooh 'ell lanevitt you can slip over, it's only a couple of inches on me map. :lol: :lol:

    Take along wifey and 'ave a second honeymoon. Or your sweetheart of choice and make it a lov'n weekend. :lol:

    lance
     
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  6. David Shouksmith

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    Yep, I'm in... :D
     
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    Sounds like fun I'll see if I can get a pass out as well
     
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    I'll be there, Gary! :D :D
     
  9. Ian

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    Should be able to manage that ok.
     
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    I know this is "off topic" but I could not resist adding to Lance's post:

    From the Iain Maciver column in the Aberdeenshire Press & Journal dated November 30th

    I would never give away my darling wife, of course, but one of our prominent stalwarts of
    the Free Church here on Lewis went over to Inverness last week and got in a right fluster
    over just that
    Lets just call him Mr Macleod. That may or may not be his right name, but there are so
    many of the blighters with that name round these parts that I think I am safe enough.
    Mr Macleod and his missus found lovely accommodation down near the river for their few
    days' break and they had a splendid time, seeing the sights of Invershneggie, visiting
    relatives and, of course, shopping.
    It was in a shop in the Eastgate Centre that one of the helpful assistants, chatting to
    a colleague, mentioned that someone had brought back an item of clothing and "the
    wifey" had asked for her money back. Mr Macleod overheard what she said with horror.
    "Wifey?" he exclaimed, with a look of sheer horror on his face as a grim realisation
    descended on him.
    "Wifey. She said wifey," he shouted again, as scores of Marks & Sparks shoppers turned in
    awe at the commotion. His own alarmed wife thought Mr Macleod was having a turn
    and ushered him gently out He was very excitable.


    "Mary," he thundered, "This is a terrible, terrible place. They call their women wifeys in
    Inverness. Did you know thai, Mary? Did you? Tell me now."
    She supposed she did, but thought nothing of it They also say "bread and butter", she
    assured him. Every place was different
    "Aye, but there is a great moral decline here. Did you know that they give their women
    away for the amusement of others. Lake in the hotel we're staying in. That is why it's so
    busy for November. Oh, Mary, it is a place of great iniquity. We are not staying there one
    more night, that's for sure."
    Mrs Macleod was completely baffled and was dragged down the High Street and over
    the bridge by her irate husband, who said he would show her exactly what he was talking
    about.
    As they went, he ranted on about the sinful Invernessians and how they were now
    betraying the sanctity of marriage for the mere tit-illation of others.
    Arriving at the hotel, he roared with anger and ordered his mystified missus to lift her
    eyes to the hotel window and there she would see the proof of what the God-forsaken
    capital of the Highlands was now reduced to as they tried desperately to boost visitor
    numbers.
    Mrs Macleod sighed as she saw the offending sign in the window. It said: "Residents
    may take advantage of our free wi-fi."
     
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  11. Big Si

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    I` hope to make it!

    Si
     
  12. iwoo

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    Put me down for a trip. The 16th Jan is my birthday so I hope someone takes along an oven and bakes a cake :whistle:
     
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    i'll make one :thumbup:
     
  15. iwoo

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    A cake I hope :D/
     
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    Hi
    Two weeks to go lads.
    Anymore takers.
     
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    I'm hoping to show my face on the Saturday.
     
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    I'll come for a look and "bring a friend" if that's OK.
     
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    All in 'flux' here at moment .. will know if i'm available closer to the date.
    Nick
     
  20. iwoo

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    Gary, what time is kick off on the saturday?