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#1 subotone

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

Hi all,

Its been a while since the last meeting so thought it was time to see if anyone fancied a drink and chat. I know this might be a bad time of year with visits to France etc. If anyone is interested lets hear from you and any preferred dates.

Tony

#2 Roger H

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

I'm up for something. I was talking to Alan Tucker about this at the conference and I wondered whether a meeting somewhere in Solihull might be good as most of us live over that way. The OC's has good beer and WW1 connections but does get a bit crowded. What does everyone think?

Roger

#3 Alan Tucker

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

Seconded Roger

#4 trenchtrotter

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

I think the OCs is fine and we dont want to rule out people coming from afar who find the central location convienient. It was only really bad at Xmas and on all other occasiuons fine. It would be rich to ask say Stephen or recent attendee Black Dudley to come over to Solihull?

My thoughts keep it as it is!

TT

#5 Roger H

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

Happy to go with the flow (perhaps we should also have a Solihull Branch!!). Some possible dates for me during April:

Friday 13th April
Friday 20th April
Saturday 21st April

Roger

#6 Stephen White

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

The only April date that is out for me is the weekend starting the 13th, I'm on the Somme to the following Monday, all other dates at the moment are okay.

Stephen

#7 subotone

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:38 AM

Well that makes 5 of us Fancy the OC's Saturday 21st April usual time.

Tony

#8 Roger H

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

I'm still OK for the 21st. What is the usual time? 5.30?

Roger

#9 Alan Tucker

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

April 21st it is then.

#10 Roger H

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Is this still on? 5.30?

Roger

#11 Alan Tucker

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Yes for me

#12 Roger H

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

That will be two of us then!

Roger

#13 subotone

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

See you there 5.30

Tony

#14 Roger H

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

A good night, albeit a relatively small turn-out. The "Doombar" was in excellent nick too. And who knows, TT might spend a little more time in the Ypres area yet!!

Roger