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    Wow, it's shaping up nicely. Getting very close now too!

    I think we should book a table at the Pub ASAP to avoid any mishap. Can anybody not able to commit to The 27th please post in this thread - also any guests brought pipe up now.

    ATM it's 11 CPFers and 3 guests with 2 maybe's. I suppose we should book by next week?

    I'm bringing one guest - a selection of Vintage ARCs, some ORBs, some Magmods, A Fenix or two, an inflatable Batman suit, a Luger pistol, a sherbert dip, an electronic wok from tic and toc, some silly putty, my spare legs......

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    I can't commit but I'll do my best to be there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac View Post
    Wow, it's shaping up nicely. Getting very close now too!

    I think we should book a table at the Pub ASAP to avoid any mishap. Can anybody not able to commit to The 27th please post in this thread - also any guests brought pipe up now.

    ATM it's 11 CPFers and 3 guests with 2 maybe's. I suppose we should book by next week?

    I'm bringing one guest - a selection of Vintage ARCs, some ORBs, some Magmods, A Fenix or two, an inflatable Batman suit, a Luger pistol, a sherbert dip, an electronic wok from tic and toc, some silly putty, my spare legs......

    Just to formally confirm, it'll be me + 1 guest.

    • TallNHairyDave (Dave)
    • ShortNCuddlyAm (Amanda) (not a CPF member, but some of you will know her from BB)


    I'll bring Malkoff MC-E rig, Thrunite Catapult, camera and tripod (to record the event for posterity - or at least all of us shining our torches on some poor unsuspecting target at the same time and making them think the Martians are coming! ).

    Oh and my Zebralight so I can see camera settings in the dark for setup

    Lets see if we can convert the Mrs to a flashaholic with the collection of shiny toys shall we? Someone's bound to bring something that'll make her go "oooh, me want!"

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    List updated, who's the 3rd guest BTW (I'm only counting 2 +1's).

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    Just stumbled across this thread. Count me in.

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    WooHoo - just found this! I'll check my diary and let you know tonight

    Anyone heard from CDosrun?

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    Hi Meganoggin,

    no sign of cdosrun since last meet in Croyde. AWOL?

    Hope you can make it!

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    I'm in and Mrs Noggin is coming too
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    Update:

    We're having a problem booking a place at the freemason's arms. It appears that someone happens to have booked a large party at the exact same time on saturday and there won't be enough space for us.

    We'll try to work out a solution and keep you updated.

    Apologies

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    Do we really need to book? How many are intending to eat?

    Perhaps if we bring the start time forward to 4:30 - 5:00 we can just turn up and when it gets dark, we bug out.....

    This place is the closest to transport and the Heath itself.

    What do we think? - Pete
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    Hi Meganoggin and others,

    well...the casual turn up and bug out approach appeals to me, I have just tried to book earlier in the day, but the most they could manage is a table for six! I wonder what is so special about the 27th!

    So turn up and drinks - followed by torches in the dark - then retire to a local chippy or pot luck at pizza express. It does occur to me that 19 people is a frappin load for casual dining.

    I'll try and find a venue for supper then - can people re post in this thread if they want to meet-drink-torch in Heath-dine wherever. I'll keep looking for somewhere else to eat later on.

    Post ASAP please!

    Cheers.

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    edit: OK lets just turn up

    Since they won't let us book a table at that time, let's just show up at 4pm on Sat and see what happens. I imagine it's going to be a little chaotic but it should be a good place just to meet.
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    We will be there at 4 on the 27th
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    Will it be dark by 4PM

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    Not dark at 4. But time for a natter and sup.
    4 it is!
    Great.

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    Does anyone know what parking is like
    I'm more than likely to take the car


    EDIT ..... just had a look in Google Streetview.
    It appears that it is "Pay and Display" along Devonshire Hill
    Monday to Saturday 9am 6pm
    Last edited by tx101; 02-12-2010 at 11:46 AM.

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    TX there is a car park on East Heath Road at the end of the road the pub is on. I'm not sure if it is a pay & display or what time it closes though... It is usually quite busy if the weather is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meganoggin View Post
    TX there is a car park on East Heath Road at the end of the road the pub is on. I'm not sure if it is a pay & display or what time it closes though... It is usually quite busy if the weather is nice.

    Pete.
    Thanks for the info

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    4pm meetup for a natter, followed by heading onto the heath, then pot luck grub sounds fine. Will probably drive.

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    Post some pics guys, It sounds like an interesting locale, and an interesting get together.

    I have never been to Europe, so I stand in abject ignorance and curiosity, not only about the lights but about your home.

    I do think it's priceless though to imagine a bunch of people huddling around a table in starbucks with a pile of flashlights.

    I wouldn't worry about hoodlums, cockroaches tend to scatter at the sight of bright light.

    May the road rise to meet you on your journey through London.

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    I have a concern about getting all out lights out on a table in a busy pub is just tempting someone else to walk off with one. The first meet we had where we booked a table for a meal worked out well. Can't we book in at the local curry house or something ?

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    I understand your concern, Jay. But I guess we'll just have to be cautious and look out for each other. One light out at a time? - Not quite as free and easy as before, but we're struggling to find anywhere to book.

    Also, not everyone who said they'd come has reconfirmed for the original booking, so a finite number to book seems unlikely and we shall have to play it by ear on the day.

    With any luck the weather will be with us and we can snag a table in the beer garden. Wrap up warm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Databyter View Post

    May the road rise to meet you on your journey through London.

    Doesn't that mean you want us to fall flat on our faces?


    Pics will follow, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyctophiliac View Post
    I understand your concern, Jay. But I guess we'll just have to be cautious and look out for each other. One light out at a time? - Not quite as free and easy as before, but we're struggling to find anywhere to book.
    I'm also in favour of one light out at a time perhaps... depends on how crowded the pub is and whether or not we can get a booth in a corner or something!

    Dave

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    Wow - only a week to go now. Too far to know what the weather will bring or even who is coming - bit of a free for all. But fun!

    BTW - I let cdosrun know about this the other day - he'll come if he can.

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    Good work Lee! - How about Petrev.....? We need the Thor!!!
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    I'm sorry I won't be able to be there. I'm due in Lincoln on Friday and heading up to Sheffield for the weekend.

    I hope everybody has a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meganoggin View Post
    Good work Lee! - How about Petrev.....? We need the Thor!!!
    Pete knows about it, but I don't think he can come. He might scorch too many trees with his big lights anyway. Can't imagine what the locals would think!

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    I'll keep post #1 up to date and place a tinfoil hat next to people who have confirmed they will be coming. Please post to say if you can make it or not just so we know.
    Last edited by monkeyboy; 02-21-2010 at 06:43 AM.

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    I probably won't be able to say for sure until Thursday...

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