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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 I’ll try and get over, dates etc. allowing.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    I’d 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, it’s 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
    Last edited by unclealec; 9th March 2019 at 22:28.

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    I’m up for it. Saturday suits me better but can do Sundays.

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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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    I can’t 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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    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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    March is an almost definite. Before that.... not looking promising.

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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
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    I should be OK for most weekends AND I have some wonderful new shoes!

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    I'm not surprised after what happened to your old ones at the last GTG!

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    Good morning deskbrowsers.
    Looks like we are looking at Sunday 17th Feb -Sun 17th March.
    Don't be shy.

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    As long as it doesn’t clash with a match which pretty much rules out Feb bar 17th , I’d be in .

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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, it’s 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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    I’d 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...

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    Alec and I haven’t forgotten about this chaps. I have spoken to the owner of the new venue and we can have it exclusively on a Sunday. I’m just waiting to get the date confirmed.

    It will be a Sunday in March.

    Yes there is beer at the new venue. And it’s secure (just in case Alec wants one of those “watches in a bowl” parties).

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Alec and I haven’t forgotten about this chaps. I have spoken to the owner of the new venue and we can have it exclusively on a Sunday. I’m just waiting to get the date confirmed.

    It will be a Sunday in March.

    Yes there is beer at the new venue. And it’s secure (just in case Alec wants one of those “watches in a bowl” 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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    Shame, maybe next time. Unfortunately the motor trade doesn’t sleep in March, not even on a Sunday.

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    Apologies to those that can’t 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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    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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    PMs sent

    Looking forward to it!

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    I might bring myself out of semi GTG retirement for this one 😜
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    It would be good to see you again gray. I shall add you to the list.

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    Thanks Unc😉
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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 “tired and emotional”. Some of us might still be out (Bootneck).

    Still room for more “trusted members” (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 .. I’d 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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