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From: Kitten <Kat@blewbury.demon.co.uk>
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] *F* Oxford(ish) meet - 5th April - Claire-Louise's birthday
Message-ID: <100397235652afpa@marian.cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 20:26:24 GMT

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Hear ye, hear ye, 'tis the birthday of the fair Claire-Louise Ruffle on
the 29th of March. Unfortunately, a whole load of you will be off on an
excursion to Eastercon (_so_ inconsiderate, *grin*) so the celebration
will be held the weekend after, on the 5th of April. Claire-Louise has
asked me to post the details as she doesn't have news access herself
(poor love).


- ----8<----

Here is a potted version of instructions for the next Oxford Meet, to be
held in the VICTORIA ARMS on SATURDAY 5th APRIL from 7:30 onwards. The
landlord is a real sweetie, and if we can give him approx. numbers he
will reserve tables just for us. :)

As I have been hearing, along the grapvine, 'twould be a goodly time to
a) celebrate various engagements and b) celebrate my birthday.

Anyway, here goes . . .


FROM OXFORD RING ROAD/M40/A40

You need the A4165 into Oxford, also known as the BANBURY ROAD.  Go past
SUMMERTOWN ie a collection of shops, and at the next major traffic
lights turn LEFT towards MARSTON FERRY, along the (guess what?) MARSTON
FERRY ROAD. After about a mile or so, and slowing down to 30mph because
the sign says so, and the SPEED CAMERA is generally loaded with heaps of
film, turn LEFT in MARSTON VILLAGE.  Follow this road along, for a
couple of minutes, past the POST OFFICE, THE WHITE HART and THE 3
HORSESHOES (drinking establishments of fine fettle) until it curves
right, sharply.  You need to go LEFT (ish) in to MILL LANE and then look
out for the pub sign that heralds the Vicky Arms.

BEWARE OF LONG DRIVE DOWN TO THE RIVER, COMPOUNDED BY MANY POT HOLES AND
NO LIGHTS!


BY TRAIN & BUS

Get on train to Oxford.  Get off.  Then either catch a taxi (have very
large butterfly nets available) or walk into town and ask a friendly
local to direct you to the POST OFFICE which is where most of the buses
stop.  You will need either 13,14 or 14a.  Ask the nice bus driver to
throw you out at the MARSTON FERRY ROAD and follow the instructons
above.  

- ----8<----


Claire-Louise has also asked me to add that chocolate and small furry
animals will be extremely welcome :)

Anyone who's likely to turn up - let me know (via email, please) and
I'll pass the numbers onto Claire-Louise.
- -- 
Kat Knight - feline lover       * "Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet,
Kat@blewbury.demon.co.uk        *  With needles in their jaws and feet." 
http://www.cat-basket.org/kat/  * You have been warned. And we're talking
Condensed sig 'cos I want it.   *      _majorly_ sharp needles here.     

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From: Claire-Louise Ruffle <clr@mail.cts-group.co.uk>
Subject: Oxford Meet 5th April
Message-ID: <200397173231afpa@marian.cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 16:58:58 GMT

(mod. note: check my note at the end for how to get hold of the attachment -
 thanks. --mpk)

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        Dragon Greetings!

Just thought that the attached mappe may be of some help to those
individuals who are attending the Oxford Meet next month.  

Love and Unicorns

Claire-Louise
- ------*------

Thanx Dr Richards but purple just ain't your colour!

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: I've taken the attached 80K image and made it available
 via the web for those who want it -- it's located
 <a href="http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~mpk/oxford-map.jpeg">here</a>.
 (that's http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~mpk/oxford-map.jpeg for those who have
  problems reading HTML)
 This struck me as being the best option for distributing it. If anyone has
 problems getting hold of it, drop me a line and I'll mail you a copy of
 the original submission with the image still attached (about 100K). --mpk]

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From: martin@sabers4.demon.co.uk (Martin Hopley)
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: *F* Prior Warning
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 21:09:26 GMT
Message-ID: <3342b213.1977132@news.demon.co.uk>

Dear Everyone going to Oxfrod this Saturday.

I've heard that Mattbee is unable to attend this meet so I have
offered to preserve it on film. This makes a good opertunity for me to
explain what a Newsgroup is to my German penfriend (though somehow AFP
might not be the best example.) If you should so wish to have a copy
of this video them bring along a blank video tape and I'll swag it for
the week and copy the evidence.

---
"And so.... sometimes I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep."

Martin Hopley

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