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From: Maurice Barnes <barnes@hortic.globalnet.co.uk>
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett.announce,alt.fan.pratchett,alt.books.pratchett
Subject: [ANNOUNCE][F]  AFP Meet Nottigham 8.0  Fri 29th Jan.
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 18:55:15 GMT
Message-ID: <19990116.185515.76@afawcett.demon.co.uk>

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Come One! Come All!

The first Notts meet of 1999 is to be held on the 29th of Jan at the
Victoria Hotel in Beeston, Nottingham.  A fine establishment purveying
a fine selection of ales and malts.

Not only is this meet an excuse to drink, eat (Yes the Vic. does good
food too) and be "afp" but on this occasion we have a -second- reason
to imbibe and indulge our pleasures (oooer!).

A fine fellow, honest yeoman and stalwart of the Nottingham afp clan,
Mr Mike Knell, is leaving for the Emerald Isle.

The general wibbling will be happening from 7pm onwards.  Some
veterans of these things may however like to get a head start.

Please let me know in the next week if you will be attending, so I can
get an idea for numbers to give the poor beligured staff at the Vic.
some warning. 

Some hints if you are new to meets:

Chocolate and furry toys are a good idea.  Though not I should hasten
to add occupying the same position in space/time.

Recent fashion trends include hats of any shape and size and leather
trousers, preferably tight <g>.

Please also see the [FAQ] Attending an AFP Meet.

There now follows a public service broadcast for the directionally
challenged:

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, 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:
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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.

(First Posted by mpk Notts 1.0 announce (#sniff# so long ago)

See ya there!


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Maurice Barnes (Mr O.)- barnes@hortic.globalnet.co.uk
All Things Discworldly at http://www.lspace.org




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From: Maurice Barnes <barnes@hortic.globalnet.co.uk>
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett.announce,alt.fan.pratchett,alt.books.pratchett
Subject: [ANNOUNCE][F]  Notts 8.1  The Doing Summat meet.
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 18:56:23 GMT
Message-ID: <19990116.185623.06@afawcett.demon.co.uk>

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If anyone fancies doing summat on Saturday 30th Jan, the day after the
meet, day or evening, we'll arrange it on the Fri night.  Suggestions
however are gladly recieved.


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All Things Discworldly at http://www.lspace.org




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