Black Swann(Mucky Duck) Ockham 2nd Sunday of the month

Black Swann(Mucky Duck) Ockham 2nd Sunday of the month

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Smollet

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5,631 posts

149 months

Tuesday 6th October
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Having come back to life in July it’s now been put on hold again until people stop sneezing, coughing, wetting themselves etc

Smollet

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5,631 posts

149 months

Sunday 11th October
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Chatting last night in my local and rumours are the guy who organised the monthly meets has now lost interest in continuing to do so as apparently he paid for the marshalling and got absolutely no thanks from those who attended or from the pub who financially benefited from the event. It’s become a victim of its own success with I gather 300+ cars attending after the last lockdown. Tbh I never knew it was run by someone outside of tbe pub. Has anyone else heard anything?

Dr Interceptor

5,993 posts

155 months

Wednesday 14th October
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It's run by a chap called Michael Philps as far as I know - he runs the face book page etc.

I love the meets, quite often go...

The last one got a slating from locals, one particular woman on the facebook page called Janet Lofthouse who went as far as to call it an illegal gathering. Only takes a few people like that to complain to the pub, local authorities and the police, and it'd be more of a headache to put on than not

(coming from experience of organising things for other people)

Smollet

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5,631 posts

149 months

Wednesday 14th October
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Dr Interceptor said:
It's run by a chap called Michael Philps as far as I know - he runs the face book page etc.

I love the meets, quite often go...

The last one got a slating from locals, one particular woman on the facebook page called Janet Lofthouse who went as far as to call it an illegal gathering. Only takes a few people like that to complain to the pub, local authorities and the police, and it'd be more of a headache to put on than not

(coming from experience of organising things for other people)
Nothing illegal about it but that won’t stop the naysayers trying to put and end to a 30yo event.

Dr Interceptor

5,993 posts

155 months

Thursday 15th October
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Smollet said:
Nothing illegal about it but that won’t stop the naysayers trying to put and end to a 30yo event.
Agree, nothing wrong with it at all.

It's just a couple of people in the local village having a moan... Problem is if they kick up enough of a stink, they'll put a stop to it.

tonymor

1,201 posts

131 months

Thursday 15th October
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I’m one of the Marshals and just to clarify we don’t get paid for our time and
Efforts there. We do it to assist voluntarily. The owner has encountered various problems as you state. The Covid situation has wound a lot of events down but hopefully in the future that side of things will improve for us all.

Truckosaurus

7,856 posts

243 months

Thursday 15th October
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Dr Interceptor said:
....Problem is if they kick up enough of a stink, they'll put a stop to it.
And then they'll be the first people to complain the local pub has closed down.

Dr Interceptor

5,993 posts

155 months

Thursday 15th October
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Truckosaurus said:
And then they'll be the first people to complain the local pub has closed down.
Oh yes absolutely! Save our local pub that we only go to twice a year for Sunday lunch...

tonymor

1,201 posts

131 months

Thursday 29th October
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I’m told no events for the moment.
Hopefully spring 2021 if situations improve. I’ll update any news as and when it develops.