Discussion in 'Events & Meets' started by spiritburner, Jun 11, 2017.
@ David : then more collectors have to come and help to destroy the drinks.
It certainly will , Great news Roland
He's only kidding, a great night was had with that schnapps I remember it well (well, maybe vaguely )
..and the cans of Stella Artois, gin and tonic, Tesco Basics Brandy, red wine etc. I remember we also ate something at some point. I seem to recall a picture of me, you, Henry and Gary was taken at some point but whoever took it was has, mercifully, decided not to post it...
I had the pleasure to attend the meeting a year ago. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to meet this pleasant gathering group before
Really well I did say vaguely
Added to my planner next year.
I had two bottles, reduced to £8 apiece - I think you drank at least one of them over the day/evening/night/early hours!
@David Shouksmith @longilily
I seem to recall seeing David with a bottle of budget brandy in his hand and also seeing poor Roland propping up the drunks.
This story would be better illustrated with photographic evidence.
Funny I remember being there and seeing the photo taken, but I can't for the life of me remember who took it. I guess I must have been on the sauce that night as well. Perhaps a retake is in order next year.
Phew there is a god
I volunteer to remain sobre and collect the evidence!
Well I can, even though I was a bit tiddly at the time...
@David Shouksmith so if we get you a little more tiddly next year, we might be able to extract the information from you. Wasn't it the same year as your glasses came to an unfortunate end?
You need photos? Ha!!!!
Might have been - why?
I know the full story of the broken glasses.
longilily doesn't because he was in a worse state than David!
Moi Surely not
Just heard about this can somebody tell me more about what happens
Yes, tell us more!
Never been to a meeting like this but I am thinking about visiting but I was wondering what happens
Well, between 50-100 lampies and stovies turn up in a field at Newark with their tents, caravans or whatever. Some folk turn up as early as the previous Tuesday. During the day, they cook food on camping stoves, fettle lamps, lanterns and stoves and talk a lot. At night they do the same but illuminated by pressure lanterns. Some folk put on a display; others don't. We had a pizza oven last year which was great. There's usually some stove wanging (don't ask!) with a prize for the winner. It's a very inclusive, hugely enjoyable and friendly gathering. Folk generally pack up on Sunday morning and head off home. I think that's about it - can't think I've missed anything out...
Make the effort and you won't be disappointed.
It is all very informal.
In the past 'newbies' have turned up with no lanterns and no stoves but that does not really matter.
They have had a great time and have usually left with lanterns and stoves at 'friends' bargain prices.
Well sound good to me so I have to book with anyone
No - just turn up. If you do go into reception just tell them you're attending the gathering. I collect the fees so no need to pay at reception.
Newark Gathering 1 - 3 June 2018 - Official Announcement
My first time this year too! Look forward to meeting with everyone!
Hope to see you there.
Hello, I booked the ferry today. Now there is no way back, I will come to the meeting.
I'll buy the drinks later.
Hello Rolland, it will be good to see you again but be careful who you buy drinks for. Some people don't know when they have had enough.
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