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Grim Up North IV - 'May' be TEOTWAWKI
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Eternal Sunshine



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, there's only 1 bank holiday in Aug - 29th this year. I'm off the Sat & Sunday of that w/e but working on the Bank Hol.

I only have a vague recollection of something about this.... what did Jane actually say? Question
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Eternal Sunshine.....

....and I have the distinct impression that these gatherings are, to a large extent, your private drinking club.....

.....but that works very welll - so thanks!

Jane said something like "Everyone come and camp out and have fun August BH in my garden! It's a council house - but don't let that put you off, because it's a great place, there's a big garden, and I got a 200k property for a knockdown price as a result of Thatcher's free-market-fundamentalist right-to-buy policy!"

(BTW I made the last bit up)


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cr3osoteChris wrote:

....and I have the distinct impression that these gatherings are, to a large extent, your private drinking club.....


Haha, I think you may be right, they seem to have evolved that way. Laughing Feel free to bring along some more Manchestery people in future!

As for Jane's council house, it was already privatised when she got it, but fair point. I also live in a privatised council house but have the pleasure of renting it off a private landlord. Rolling Eyes Jane's house is nice, she's right, and it's in a village, not the middle of an estate. (I wouldn't call her garden big tho'...)

In fact I think all the council houses in our village are private now. Good old Thatcher, I'm sure she regretted her policy later when she saw the length of social housing lists. Or maybe she didn't. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Jane last night at a beer festival in Preston Very Happy Very Happy

I reminded her about her offer - she'd forgotten! (But says you're all still welcome).
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eternal Sunshine wrote:
Oh yes, oops, sorry. I meant 16 and 23 July. Embarassed

As far as I can see, I could make those dates in Preston.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondering what's happening, no posts for a month!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're working up to it by testing out real ale in lots of the pubs in Preston but think we have it nailed now... Cool

How's the 16th July for everyone (slightly better than the 23rd now for me)? Still up for Preston? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!

I remembered to check this board, rather than wait for the ever=helpful Andy's text reminder service......

..... and Sat 16th is OK for me

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the guys who owns one of the woodlands next to mine lives in Preston. Can I invite him and his girlfriend? He is a real character!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, the more the merrier! Very Happy What time shall we aim to start?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest 7pm at the station , we'll meet you there and go to The Bitter Suite. Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all - I am planning to arrive at Preston 18:55 - last train home is 23:31

See ya there! (Possibly see Andy a little earlier if he's going via Manchester)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, shaping up nicely. Andy are you coming on the train with Chris? And does anyone know if Mark is coming?
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