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AVForums Meetup - 10th Sept, Newbury

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nobber22, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Nobber22

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    There will be a pub meetup for all AVForums members who are interested and are willing to make the trip to the South. :cool:

    Hogshead Pub, Newbury, Berks - 12:30pm, Saturday 10 September 2005

    The pub is in the Market Square in the centre of Newbury. 5 mins stroll from Newbury Station (catch trains through Reading) or a couple of miles South of J13 on M4. Alternatively use M3, J6 (Basingstoke), then A33 to Newbury.

    Good grub in the Hogshead, as well as lots of other pubs in Newbury. Couple of excellant curry houses, great Chinese and lots of Italian food.

    Best place to stay over in Newbury is Queens Hotel in Market Square - staggering distance from Hogshead and best position in town.


    We'll meet for some pints and a chat about anything and eveything you like. I'll bring a laptop with Vodafone 3G card and we can login to the AVForums, post pics and talk trash to the rest of the gang.

    Pics here:
    http://nobber22.tripod.com/pics/index.album?i=0&s=
     
  2. Dr Diversity

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    Nice tripod pictures :)

    Can we all dress up as our avators or should we wear name badges?
     
  3. Nobber22

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    I have a faded AVForums t-shirt from a couple of years ago. I'll wear it under my anorak. :D

    Seriously - I'll book us the nice big table on the raised area, next to the windows. It seats about 16. If we get 10 or more people turn up, the pub throws in free hot bar snacks. :clap:
     
  4. mjn

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    Just a white flower LOL
     
  5. mrtbag

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    Nobber,

    I make the 20th of September a Tuesday. Do you mean the 10th?
     
  6. stevegreen

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    Who's going then?

    It's a bit of a jaunt for me, but you never know!
     
  7. Nobber22

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    Idiot!! 10th it is. Edited above. :oops:
     
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    If anybody is going to have a Ghassans Kebab, make sure you order a large, and ask for it in a flat bread/wrap.

    If I wasn't sober, I'd be getting the munchies just thinking about it. :D
     
  9. mrtbag

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    I have work do in the evening, but should be around for a couple of hours.
     
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    Nobber has actually picked the best day of the year to have a get together in Newbury. This is the day of the Vodafone Ball. About 50% of Newbury work for Vodafone, so the bar shouldn't be too busy.
     
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    Lucky bugger :(
     
  14. Nobber22

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    Can a Mod please:

    1) Change date on the main title to 10th Sept

    2) Make this a sticky?

    :smashin:
     
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    Hmm- I might be able to meet that.
     
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    Thought I was going to an airshow on that date but in fact its on the 3rd so i might be able to take the train there.
     
  17. smelly

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    I might be able to make this - but no chance of me dressing up as my avator :nono: :D
     
  18. realm_of_insani

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    Can newbies attend?!
     
  19. mrtbag

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    No. :D
     
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    Why are you going to have a shave and brush up? :rolleyes:
     
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    You're gonna get in trouble! You're gonna get in trouble! :rotfl:

    Lovemunkey - were you thinking of going?

    I make your location somewhere around Worksop? I should be in Sheffield that weekend visiting family, so there's a possibility of a carshare?

    That is, if there's anywhere to park in Newbury...?
     
  22. smelly

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    From me?? <innocent look> No way, I'm meek and mild me....... :D

    Besides its Friday and I'm in a good mood ;)
    Not sure - its only 4 weeks away isn't it?? May not have enough time :rolleyes: :D
     
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  24. Nobber22

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    There's a huge Pay-and-Display carpark just 100 yards from the pub. Shouldn't cost you more than £4 all day too. :smashin:
     
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    Aye, I live in the gateway to the Dukeries.

    Ordinarily yes, but I was going to stay in a hotel on the Saturday night and then go on down to Portsmouth to visit my sister on the Sunday.

    At the moment that's the plan.

    If things change then I have no problem being a chauffer.
     
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    Not to mention my amazing way with the laydeez :D
     
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    Not long to go now, I'll be driving up in my "new" car from Cranleigh so if anyone wants to carshare on the way let me know. Looking forward to meeting some of you peeps. :smashin:
     
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    AW nuts guys sorry to say i wont be able to make this one but will do my best to make the next one. John new car?
     
  29. eviljohn2

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    Yup, I've been waxing lyrical about it in the motoring section. :blush:

    Which other peeps are likely to be joining me and Nobber22 to discuss AV, cars and other manly things over a shandy?
     
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    I could come up from Worthing? Share petrol?
     

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