Newark Gathering 1 - 3 June 2018 - Official Announcement

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  1. rollschmidts

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    @ David : then more collectors have to come and help to destroy the drinks.:lol::D/
     
  2. longilily

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    It certainly will , Great news Roland :D/

    He's only kidding, a great night was had with that schnapps :thumbup: I remember it well (well, maybe vaguely :-k :lol: )
     
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  3. David Shouksmith

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    ..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...
     
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    @jeremy :

    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
     
  5. longilily

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    Really :-k well I did say vaguely :roll: :lol:
     
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    Added to my planner next year.
     
  7. David Shouksmith

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    I had two bottles, reduced to £8 apiece - I think you drank at least one of them over the day/evening/night/early hours! :D 8]
     
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    @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. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    This story would be better illustrated with photographic evidence. :lol:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  10. longilily

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    Noooooo [-( :oops: :content:
     
  11. Matthew92

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    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.:oops: Perhaps a retake is in order next year.:thumbup:
     
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    Phew :whistle: there is a god :lol: ;)
     
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    I volunteer to remain sobre and collect the evidence!
     
  14. David Shouksmith

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    Well I can, even though I was a bit tiddly at the time... :D
     
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    @David Shouksmith so if we get you a little more tiddly next year, we might be able to extract the information from you.:lol: Wasn't it the same year as your glasses came to an unfortunate end?:-k;)
     
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    You need photos? Ha!!!!
     
  17. David Shouksmith

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    Might have been - why? :oops: :whistle:
     
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    I know the full story of the broken glasses.
    longilily doesn't because he was in a worse state than David!

    Santa1.gif
     
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    Moi :shock: Surely not [-( :^o
     
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    Just heard about this can somebody tell me more about what happens
     
  22. Jean J

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    Yes, tell us more!
     
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    Never been to a meeting like this but I am thinking about visiting but I was wondering what happens
     
  24. David Shouksmith

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    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... ;) :lol:
     
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    @D williamson

    Hi

    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.

    Trevor
     
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    Well sound good to me so I have to book with anyone
     
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    @D williamson

    My first time this year too! Look forward to meeting with everyone!

    Hope to see you there.

    Regards Jeremy
     
  29. rollschmidts

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    Hello, I booked the ferry today. Now there is no way back, I will come to the meeting.:content:

    I'll buy the drinks later.:D/
     
  30. Henry Plews

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    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. [-X [-X :whistle:

    Henry.
     

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