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EAST MIDLANDS MONTHLY MEETS

EAST MIDLANDS MONTHLY MEETS

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Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Thursday 28th August 2014
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Okay folks let's get this back on track! We should arrange a single monthly meet at a pub with a decent car park so we can look at cars as well as talk about them. Anyone fancy kicking this off with a meet on the first Tuesday of the month?

I'm going to suggest The Peacock to try first as it is only a couple of miles of decent country road (with no speed cameras) off the A38 on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Website for the pub can be found here -> http://www.peacockinfo.co.uk/

Other suggestions for a venue welcome!

Mods can we please remove the East Midlands monthly meet stickies from this subforum as they are now pretty much dead?

Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Friday 29th August 2014
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tumbleweed

Jayyylo

919 posts

62 months

Friday 29th August 2014
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I think there are a lot of PHers around Nottingham so it might be more ideal to move the meet further south.
I've never been but somewhere like The Rose and Crown in Morley should be central to everyone and it looks to have a decent sized car park.

If others are interested in a regular meet then you need to speak up.

P.S. For September there is a Saturday morning meet happening in Hucknall. It's detailed on the general events page.

plasticpig

10,356 posts

140 months

Friday 29th August 2014
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Probably just a tad too far for me. Fine in the summer but a bit of a pain in the winter. Every time I have been up that way recently J28 of the M1 has been stuffed.

Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Saturday 30th August 2014
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If there was enough interest I'd suggest swapping them about a bit every month so it's not so far for certain people each time.
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Balmoral

30,681 posts

163 months

Sunday 31st August 2014
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I think this needs a bit more thought, and I'm not so sure the venue has been the problem, folks have just been busy this summer, that's all IMO.

For most of us (by most of us, I mean the regulars, but who are we catering for here, the same old, or new blood?).

South of Derby/Nottingham - No
East of the M1 - No
West of the A6 - No
North of Clay Cross - No

Geographically there's not a lot wrong with the current venue, and the bringing in a takeaway option has always been useful (the only downside being the all too regular soapy beer, which has always irked me for a real ale pub with a good selection).

I recently discovered this place, there's lots of space inside, a good car park, good food/beer, but again, it's a bit out of the way for many.

http://www.bullsheadbelper.co.uk/default.html







Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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So who fancies a trip out tomorrow night then? I've been to the Bulls Head before it's a decent place now so let's try there for a change.

Edited by Jimmm on Monday 1st September 08:53

Balmoral

30,681 posts

163 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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Yes, I'm in for that.

plasticpig

10,356 posts

140 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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Can't make tomorrow as I am off on holiday for a week.

Jayyylo

919 posts

62 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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I should be able to make it. It might be worth a cross post in the old thread for any of the non regulars who had mentioned coming. Has brunhilda gone yet or might this be the final farewell?

Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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Okay see you all tomorrow night then I'll put a post in the other thread.

bertie

7,372 posts

199 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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I might well pop along.

Great location for me, and I can vouch for the food and beer, great pub!

My next problem is to make a decision on which car to come in....

Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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Hi bertie the 458 seems a good shout. I seem to remember you bought a 550 to one of our meets at the plough a while ago?

bertie

7,372 posts

199 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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Jimmm said:
Hi bertie the 458 seems a good shout. I seem to remember you bought a 550 to one of our meets at the plough a while ago?
Hi, I came to one in the Bentley and one down near Tamworth in the 599.

Never had a 550, must be someone else, sorry.


Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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Ah my mistake. See you tomorrow hopefully.

bertie

7,372 posts

199 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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What sort of time are we thinking?


Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Monday 1st September 2014
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We usually meet up about 7.30ish.

bertie

7,372 posts

199 months

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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So is it looking like being the 3 of us?


Jimmm

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2,274 posts

98 months

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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4 I think. I have a friend who might pop along as well.

bertie

7,372 posts

199 months

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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Jimmm said:
4 I think. I have a friend who might pop along as well.

Five, I've recruited a mate who is going to drive the 575.