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From: mpk@library.lspace.org (Mike Knell)
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett,alt.books.pratchett
Subject: *F* Nottingham in July?
Date: 30 May 1997 12:36:14 +0100
Message-ID: <5mme42$tqf$1@library.lspace.org>

Hey ho,

As you'll probably know, I'm not here at the moment, but people have been
expressing an interest in having Nottingham-2.0 at some point.

To this end, I'd like to propose..

Meet: Nottingham-2.0
Date: Saturday 5 July 1997
Place: Victoria Hotel, Beeston (same as last time)
Possibly meeting slightly earlier than usual for food?

Drop me a line if you're interested..

mpk

-- 
   Mike Knell -- a Wholesale Alternative to Good, Safe Murder. ((c) jldomini)
  Mr. Tony Blair! You are a thirsty gonk!  ---  http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~mpk/


From: Mike Knell <mpk@Cs.Nott.AC.UK>
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett.announce,alt.fan.pratchett,alt.books.pratchett
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] [F] Nottingham-2.0 July 5th - reminder [AFPMEET]
Followup-To: alt.fan.pratchett
Date: 30 Jun 1997 18:19:16 +0100
Message-ID: <300697181819afpa@robin.cs.nott.ac.uk>

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[Final details and reminder for Notts-2.0. If things go pear-shaped
and you can't find us, or something, or the pub's burnt down, or is
closed for some reason, or whatever, then ring me on the evening. It
might be wise if you're coming a long way to ring and check that there
aren't any last minute changes before leaving home.. and it's probably
worth checking the appended information about roadworks in Nottingham,
courtesy of the wondrous Karen Grayson, if you're coming from the M1..
and oh, if the weather's nice (ha, ha, ha..) we'll probably be out in
the beer garden/yard/whatever. --mpk]

Hi all,
Details for Nottingham-2.0 for those who are interested. We're meeting a
bit earlier than usual in order to get some food in for those who are
interested - the food at the Vic is reported to be excellent. I'm trying
to get an idea of numbers, so if anyone's planning on coming it'd be cool
if you could drop me a quick message (with AFPMEET in the subject line, so
it ends up the right place). 

Details in full
===============
The meet:      Nottingham-2.0
The place:     Victoria Hotel, Beeston
The date:      Saturday 5th July, 1997
The time:      Starting at around 6pm if you're planning on having food,
               about 7:30 if you aren't.

If you're planning on coming, then please mail me (mpk@lspace.org)
with "AFPMEET" in the subject, so I have a vague idea of numbers. This
applies particularly to those planning on eating.. oh, BTW, you certainly
don't need a tie to eat in the Vic! Note, too, that I'm not doing a block
booking or anything -- I don't anticipate enough people for that. Just
turn up and eat..

Virtual Attendance
==================
Any afpers wishing to contribute to the meet in a "virtual" capacity
may either mail me before the meet and I'll find some sucker to read
your message out to the assembled masses, or on the night feel free to
ring my mobile, on (0973) 635384, with any greetings you feel the need
to pass on to the meet. (AFP meets are getting more like weddings
every week, aren't they?).

Crash Space
===========
Well, I have *very* limited crash space (which is now full, IIRC) -- 
anyone else who can put people up on their floors is invited to make 
themselves known..

How to get there (E&O are, naturally, E)
================
By train:
Take the train to Beeston. Walk out of the front of the station, and
head towards the centre of Beeston. Turn left down the second
substantial street you get to, which is Grove Street. Turn left at the
end. You'll come across the Victoria fairly soonish -- basically, you
can't miss it. It's actually right next to the station, but there's no
gate from the platform straight into the pub yard, unfortunately..

By road:

I'm assuming you're coming from the M1. If not, you'll need to find
your own way to the west end of Nottingham and the A52 (otherwise
known as the Derby Road).  Leave the M1 at the A52 junction, which
IIRC is junction 25. It's signposted (IIRC, again *grin*) Nottingham
if you're coming from the North, and "Nottingham North" if you're
coming from the South.  Follow signs towards Nottingham, and keep
going over two roundabouts until you're on a wide, three-lane road
with a 40 limit and running through a built-up area, which becomes the
Derby Road. After about a mile, you'll see a turning off to the right
signposted for Beeston -- the B6006, Wollaton Road. There's a filter
lane, and a filter arrow on the lights. (If you get to a big
roundabout next to the "Priory" restaurant, and with shops on the
left, you've gone too far -- spin round the roundabout, then the
Wollaton Road will be approx. the third on the left). Follow this road
around and keep going -- you'll pass through the centre of Beeston (a
pair of pedestrian crossings with pedestrian precincts on both sides)
and pass the fire station and the multi-storey on the right. Keep
going. When you get to a major crossroads with the Queens Road and
traffic lights (these are, I think, the *second* set of lights after
the centre), keep straight on towards the station, then turn first
right. If you go over the flyover, you've gone too far! Follow the
road and turn left at the next T-junction, and you'll see the Victoria
in front of you. Park where you can...

If you get hopelessly lost, give me a ring. My mobile number's above.
Alternatively, once in Beeston most people should know the way to the
station (which the Victoria is near) so you could ask a friendly
denizen.

By air:
=======
Fly to East Midlands airport. Get in a taxi. Say, "Take me to the
Victoria, in Beeston, please". You can obviously afford to do this if
you're flying in specially for a meet..

Other notes:
============
Oh, the pub is fairly large and rambling -- there are several rooms on
the ground floor. You'll have to look around if you don't find us at
first.. or phone me if you get *really* lost.. *grin*

See you there. If not before.

Mike


- --- CUT HERE -- those amended directions in full (thanks Karen!) ---

From: Karen Grayson <karen@splat.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 17:06:15 +0100

>Leave the M1 at the A52 junction, which
>IIRC is junction 25. It's signposted (IIRC, again *grin*) Nottingham
>if you're coming from the North, and "Nottingham North" if you're
>coming from the South.  Follow signs towards Nottingham,
* making sure you stay on the A52

> and keep going over two roundabouts 
* the A52 goes through the middle of the second roundabout 

>until you're on a wide, three-lane road
* see below!!!

>with a 40 limit and running through a built-up area, which becomes the
>Derby Road. 
>After about a mile, you'll see a turning off to the right
>signposted for Beeston -- the B6006, Wollaton Road. There's a filter
>lane, and a filter arrow on the lights. (If you get to a big
>roundabout next to the "Priory" restaurant, and with shops on the
>left, you've gone too far -- spin round the roundabout, then the
>Wollaton Road will be approx. the third on the left). Follow this road
>around and keep going -- you'll pass through the centre of Beeston (a
>pair of pedestrian crossings with pedestrian precincts on both sides)
>and pass the fire station and the multi-storey on the right. Keep
>going. When you get to a major crossroads with the Queens Road and
>traffic lights (these are, I think, the *second* set of lights after
>the centre), keep straight on towards the station, then turn first
>right. If you go over the flyover, you've gone too far! Follow the
>road and turn left at the next T-junction, and you'll see the Victoria
>in front of you. Park where you can...

Just had to warn people that the A52 (the stretch mentioned above with a
40 mph limit and 3 lanes) has major roadworks at the moment (and for the
next few months), which include rather nasty contraflows. I'm not
entirely sure, but this may affect the turn off to Beeston. 
If you're going down that road and can't turn off for some reason - just
go to the roundabout at the end and take the last exit (turning right).
At the next roundabout take the last exit again (surprise surprise - a
right turn!). Follow this road - you will eventually turn a corner to
the left. After this corner stay in the right hand lane and follow the
road to the right. You will get to some traffic lights - turn left at
these. The next traffic lights are the ones mentioned above (crossroads
with Queens road) - so follow the directions as above.

Hope you won't need this but be prepared!!!

- -- 
Karen
(in mega helpful mode)

- -- 
   Mike Knell -- a Good, Safe Alternative to Wholesale Murder. ((c) jldomini)
      Department of Computer Science, The University of Nottingham, UK
    Thirty quid? For one clarkycat?  - -  http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~mpk/

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