Annual Midlands and North Christmas drinks meet at the Castle, Manchester. 24th November

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by Shirl, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    It's that time of year again :D

    This year it's easier, no poll or any argy bargy about who can/can't do that weekend. Last year we met in the Castle Pub on Oldham Street in Manchester (as usual) on the last Saturday in November. We had a good crowd turn up so this year it's a repeat, last Saturday in November.
    Shout out or put your name down if you're coming. The more the merrier, me and barleybabes will be there for starters :D Early afternoon onwards and maybe grab some food at some point, there's plenty nearby. Or just have crisps and Tunnock's teacakes that they sell in the pub. :)
     
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  2. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    I'll try and go this year since I didn't bother last year. Why always the castle though? It's alright I suppose but I think there's better in the city centre
     
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  3. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I don't think there's a reason why it's always the Castle apart from being creatures of habit and Tunnocks tea cakes :oops:
     
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  4. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Tradition. And the toilets are splendid.
     
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  5. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    that too. :D
     
  6. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I'm up for this. It would be good to get some newbies there. :)
     
  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    sounds interesting (i think that southerners were allowed last year) - although i see man united are home to crystal palace that day, so travelling from the south, what with the palace fans and all the man u fans from the home counties, might be a bit crap (and getting cheap train tickets isn't going to be easy either)
     
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  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I looked at prices as thought it would be fun to attend a northern meet but ctealest tickets were over £80 so don’t think I can justify it :(
     
  9. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    What do you mean, you're up for this? You don't have a choice, you're the main attraction. You will be doing your karaoke performance again this year won't you? :confused:
     
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  10. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Keep looking, don't give up, I'm sure there's cheaper than that available.
     
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  11. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Oh :( never thought about football. You could come Friday and make a weekend of it :)
     
  12. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    If I'm the main attraction that's a very low bar. You're not selling this very well. :(

    Anyway, I don't want to frighten any newbies away. My singing would traumatise them. :hmm:
     
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  13. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Me and the Mrs will be there :thumbs:
     
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  14. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

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  15. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    You're right, we don't want to frighten people away or put new people off coming .
    Don't worry folks, karaoke will not be happening :D
     
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  16. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    Hurrah :D:D:D
     
  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    You saying I can't sing? :mad:
     
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  18. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I can't promise not to do Sonny and Cher if me and sojourner get pissed though :oops:
     
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  19. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    They say we're young and we don't know
     
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  20. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Shirl will regale us with some opera singing wearing one of her snazzy ballgowns. I understand she's a soprano but likes to hide this fact on here. :(
     
  21. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    On second thoughts this makes me sound like some kind of exhibit in a Victorian freak show. :mad: :hmm: :D

    No smart-arse comments. :p
     
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  22. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    My diary between now and the end of time is a series of blank pages with the exception of sat 24th November where I'm going to see Kevin Bridges so looks like I can't make it then
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you made it a week later, my band is playing Manchester!
     
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  24. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Shirl - are you free the following weekend? If we can move it so that editor can attend and Puddy_Tat avoid the pissed up footie fans on the train that would be good. :)
     
  25. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    although man city are home to bournemouth on 1 december
     
  26. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Where?
     
  27. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    You can't really avoid football in Manchester, don't they alternate so it's either reds or blues playing at home?
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  29. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    I might come. And I might have crashing space for out of towners.
     
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  30. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I can't do the following week :( I don't think editor would be able to come to the meet anyway if he had a band gig that night.
     

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