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    Manchester March Get-together - it's on!

    Hi Guys
    We dipped out on the usual Autumn one; Captain Kirk has and still is very busy, and there were some new venues to explore. Also I haven't been too well myself.
    I will engage in top-level discussion with Our Beloved Leader to see how he's fixed; alternatively I would be up for one at the usual venue.
    For GTG virgins, note that security reasons lead us not to mention any location specifics other than by PM.
    It is a lunchtime meet in central Manchester with easy access by public transport; date by popular poll on this thread, Saturday or Sunday. Possibility of a buffet lunch if desired. My particular bag involves the presence of cask beer, but if a different venue is chosen I may be outvoted.

    So - for now - put your name down if interested, I'll kick the can down the road and see where it leads.

    If you can predict a free day on a weekend in March tell us that too and see if we have any consensus.
    Last edited by unclealec; 9th February 2019 at 00:17.

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    If I can Iíll try and get over, dates etc. allowing.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Iíd love to come along again dates dependant bring your drinking pants 😜

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    Might be interested in this depending on date.

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    Apologies all, I was swamped before Christmas with work and finally moving house. I have found a new venue we could have exclusively for a Sunday afternoon, itís more secure than the last venue. I will discuss the suitability via PM with a few GTG stalwarts. But as Alec says, for now state your availability late Jan / Feb!

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    Names & availability ONLY by adding to this post please.

    unclealec -
    walkerwek1958 -
    bootneck -
    kirk280 -
    Neely8 -
    Waxman -
    Lammylee-
    kevkojak -
    Chris-in-the-UK -
    Alansmithee -
    paulpsz008 -
    JJ Mclure -
    woodacre1983
    gray - coming out of retirement
    Harry Tuttle
    Guest speaker - just confirmed - Burnsey66
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    Iím up for it. Saturday suits me better but can do Sundays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Names & availability ONLY by adding to this post please.

    unclealec - good for any Sunday Feb & March
    walkerwek1958 - Sat better but Sun OK
    bootneck - no preference but end Feb or March
    gavbaz - no peference
    kippax - I'm with Gavin
    kirk280 - any Sunday
    Neely8 - not 10th otherwise any Sunday
    Waxman - before 28th Feb or 17th March onwards
    Lammylee- Most of Feb, early March.


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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Names & availability ONLY by adding to this post please.

    unclealec - good for any Sunday Feb & March
    walkerwek1958 - Sat better but Sun OK
    bootneck - no preference but end Feb or March
    gavbaz - no peference
    kippax - I'm with Gavin
    kirk280 - any Sunday
    Neely8 - not 10th otherwise any Sunday
    Waxman - before 28th Feb or 17th March onwards
    Lammylee- Most of Feb, early March.
    kevkojak - March
    3rd or 10th Feb or any Sunday in March ATM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Apologies all, I was swamped before Christmas with work and finally moving house. I have found a new venue we could have exclusively for a Sunday afternoon, itís more secure than the last venue. I will discuss the suitability via PM with a few GTG stalwarts. But as Alec says, for now state your availability late Jan / Feb!
    Sorry been offline most of last week.
    This sounds good to me.
    Reasonably free on afternoons through Feb.

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    Little Friday-feeling bump for this. If you like watches, like beer, and like purple shoes this is the GTG for you.

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    Not been to one before but would like to this time. Either day could work, would bring my mate Kippax (Wes) along also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Not been to one before but would like to this time. Either day could work, would bring my mate Kippax (Wes) along also.

    What he said :)

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    Banter, interesting watches, optional drinkies, bite to eat, stay as long or as short as you like, nearby parking or extremely easy access from railway and tram stops.

    Good safety record - we have lost only one GTGer permanently, all the other have eventually turned up virtually (physically) unharmed.

    Several forces of nature hoping to attend - could be a good one.

    All on the list will be contacted via PM. Feel free to PM questions to myself or Kirk280.

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    I’m good for any Sunday in Feb or March. (Sorry Paul the new venue is limited to Sundays...but we will get the whole place to ourselves.)

    edit: there is loads of free parking at the new place too, if you are mad enough to drive and not drink!

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    Either day for me but it would have to be end of feb/March

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    Iím in. Just ring the bell if the door is locked.

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    I canít do 9th or 10th March but other than that count me in.

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    I'm away 28 Feb till 11 March.
    that aside would be great

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    Iíd be interested, if you can add me to the list


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    Thanks for the nudge Kirk! I'll be there if I can, depending on family commitments etc. Can usually find some time on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with some notice...

    Ant

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    Alec and I havenít forgotten about this chaps. I have spoken to the owner of the new venue and we can have it exclusively on a Sunday. Iím just waiting to get the date confirmed.

    It will be a Sunday in March.

    Yes there is beer at the new venue. And itís secure (just in case Alec wants one of those ďwatches in a bowlĒ parties).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Alec and I havenít forgotten about this chaps. I have spoken to the owner of the new venue and we can have it exclusively on a Sunday. Iím just waiting to get the date confirmed.

    It will be a Sunday in March.

    Yes there is beer at the new venue. And itís secure (just in case Alec wants one of those ďwatches in a bowlĒ parties).
    Fantastic, I'll be there as long as its not the 3rd.

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    Looks like the GTG will be Sunday 10th March @ midday. New city centre venue!

    PMs to follow in due course....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Looks like the GTG will be Sunday 10th March @ midday. New city centre venue!

    PMs to follow in due course....
    Excellent, I can do that day

    Ant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Looks like the GTG will be Sunday 10th March @ midday. New city centre venue!

    PMs to follow in due course....
    Perfic!

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    Interested in this if possible please


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    Interested in this if possible please


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    The more the merrier! Literally.
    You will receive a PM once details are finalised.

    Anyone else, don't be shy, just post on here.

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    The tension mounts.

    Strikes on Northern Rail now called off - plenty of easy access from deepest Lancashire/West Yorkshire for those who would enjoy a half pint whilst talking watches without risking a breathalyser on the way back home.

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    Shame, maybe next time. Unfortunately the motor trade doesnít sleep in March, not even on a Sunday.

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    Apologies to those that canít make the date btw....there will probably be another GTG late summer.

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    All being well I'll be there bring your drinking pants although a Sunday leaves my after party options fairly scant 🤣

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    Put me down please Alec.


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    Sure will Matt68 - gun or euthanol?

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    Looking like a good turn out for the GTG. But has Volvomanuk gone AWOL again?!

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    It is an intriguing list of participants.

    If anyone finds they can't make it, may I ask that they let us know rather than just not turning up. It helps with the catering arrangements.

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    This time next week we will be reflecting back on another successful GTG. Some of us will be a little ďtired and emotionalĒ. Some of us might still be out (Bootneck).

    Still room for more ďtrusted membersĒ (oo-er) to attend. Drop me a PM.

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    Looking forward to it!!


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    If I was not in the MooserWert .. Iíd love to join you ..


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    I'm an almost definite - car has to go to the vet tomorrow so the cost of that is gonna dictate my spending money unfortunately.

    It'll probably be the same as last time, a couple of hours with you fine folk before having a wander round the local boozers. Sunday's were invented for "making a day of it" ;)

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    Due to some issues in work I may not be able to make it I'm hoping we get the faults cleared Saturday if not I'll still be here and unable to attend 🙄

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    Reminders will be sent later tonight to the relevant TZers. Last minute additions welcome via PM.

    Calling Fords....

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    Iím looking forward to it, Iíll even have company on the train! Mrs Walker has relatives in Manchester area and sheís meeting up with them for lunch/afternoon.......this means I get Ďescortedí home if Mr Beer gets the better of me

    Only downside for me is missing the Trinity v Hull KR match, I donít miss many home games but Iíll miss this one.

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    I am a definite. Looking forward to it.


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    Given that Iím still in work at this time itís a definite no for me, gutted but Iím sure youíll all have a great time.

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    Sorry to hear that Steve, but at least you have a job!
    See you next time.

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    Iím going to be just a few mins late (I actually had to wait more than 2 mins for the tram to arrive this morning!). Feel free to start without me...

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    Manchester March Get-together - it's on!



    Great to meet up with some familiar faces, some nice watches! Thank you Kirk for organising, see you all at the next one




















    Last edited by Lammylee; 10th March 2019 at 21:57.

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    Great day. Really enjoyed it. Was nice to meet the people behind the posts!


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    Great few hours guys!!

    Thanks for organising stuff Kirk - top man!
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