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Eternal Sunshine



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:40 pm    Post subject: Rematch... Peak Ale. Reply with quote

I think it's time to start planning our next Real Ale meet up. As the last one was in Preston where would people like the rematch to be? Manchester, Bury.... or somewhere else entirely?

I'm free the w/e of 24 Sept or 1 Oct.....? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello ES

Weekend of the 24th Sept is better for me - unlikely I can make the following one. Obviously Manchester is convenient in my case, but I'm happy to show up anywhere there's a viable public transport service.

PS I went to a gig a few weeks ago in Preston, and turned up at the Mad Ferret thinking "this place looks kinda familiar....."

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cr3osoteChris wrote:
Hello ES

PS I went to a gig a few weeks ago in Preston, and turned up at the Mad Ferret thinking "this place looks kinda familiar....."

Regards Chris


My friend Ed organises the music there. Who did you go to see? Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ES

I went to see Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard http://www.thejeffreylewissite.com/ play a Sunday afternoon show - and it was excellent.

I go to pretty much all of Jeff's shows in the NW - there are usually 1 or 2 a year. Lots of vids on YouTube, including one from the Mad Ferret gig where (very unusully for them) they play a cover version - Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down a Dream"

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weekend of 24th is sounding good to me!

Venue . . . not sure. The thing about Manchester and Preston is there is a good (late) train service . . . we might be making things difficult for ourselves going to the more outlying towns, unless it's somewhere like Liverpool I suppose.

Will have a sphinx.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manchester's fine....

.....although if we went to Liverpool we could go in the afternoon and make a day of it. We could go to The Baltic Fleet with its own micro-brewery:

http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/baltic-fleet-liverpool

Quote:
The beer is a talking point for most customers as there is a micro brewery attached and they serve a range of their own beers which are definitely worth checking out. All in all, a fab local pub in the heart of an increasingly nationalised and globalised world.


Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deltrems/2561275824/

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p264/rainmaker105/baltic%20fleet%20photos/baltic5.jpg


And here's a photo of it in 1929!:

http://streetsofliverpool.co.uk/wapping-and-the-baltic-fleet-11929/
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be up for a daytime sesh in Liverpool, it would be a change of scenery for sure!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All

Daytime Saturday 24th is OK for me - might even turn up early, and check out the Magrittes at the Tate Modern before sampling the local "bevvies" (as I think they're known there)

Aaaarrrgggghhh!!!! I'm acidentally slipping into poshness again!

Er.... and bear in mind that Liverpool are playing Wolves at home that day, so the pubs may be full of frightful working-class people.....

....who've been priced out of the market for actually attending socer games.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I wonder if Liverpool is a good idea after all then. I dunno, I suppose if we stick to real ale and try to avoid lager pubs we might be alright.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up on the thread....

24th September good for me at the mo.

Used to live in Liverpool, so know some of the pubs.
If nothing else, The Philharmonic has some of the grandest 'bogs' around:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/panoramas/philharmonic_pub_toilets_360.shtml

Manchester or Preston would be good too.
ES - not had chance to investigate Blackburn too much as yet, but the general feeling seems to be that the centre is fairly dead at night. The locals now seem to head to either Preston or Clitheroe.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone once said to me that they thought Clitheroe was the plural of clitoris.

As you were.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, have been off the radar for a couple of weeks while I moved house (which was horrific - if you're tempted to do it, don't).

The Philharmonic is lovely, it's 'grand' throughout. We could start there then wander down to the Baltic Fleet (which is EXCELLENT) taking in a couple of other pubs along the way. Cool

Andy - I'll never think of Clitheroe the same again. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next Sat afternoon - are we going for it? If so what times do your trains get there, say around 3pm??

Starting to feel excited now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are we meeting? Lime St Station?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ES

I'm up for it - there is a train arriving 14:48 (14.01 from Picadilly) (Andy will you be getting that one?)

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