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From: Supermouse <Super-mouse@ntlworld.com>
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett.announce,alt.fan.pratchett,alt.books.pratchett
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Nottingham 23rd February 2002
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 16:40:17 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <230102183950afpa@crucible.athame.co.uk>

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It's about time for the AFP Party 2002 Nottingham Meet.

WHEN AND WHERE

Saturday the 23rd February at the Victoria Hotel, Beeston, starting at
about 5pm.

If we get 15 or more attendees expected, then we get the upstairs room
for free, this time round. If you're coming, please let me know - you
may be more comfortable if you do!

Instructions on how to get there once more written to the mpk how to get
to the Victoria Hotel standard (or, indeed, taken wholesale from a
previous post of his in November 1996):


How to get there
================

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:
=======
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..

(End borrowed chunk.)

I repeat: if we get 15 or more attendees expected, then we get the
upstairs room for free, this time round. If you're coming, please let me
know - you may be more comfortable if you do!

WHAT TO EXPECT

A pub with good food (very good food), good beer and various other
drinks, including a selection of whiskies. Talk, silliness and probably
chocolate, if people bring it. Strangeness. In other words, the usual.

WHAT TO BRING: 

Yourself, a sense of humour, chocolate, cheese, cuddly toys or anything
else that you think may be a good idea. All but the first two are
optional.

CRASH SPACE 

Crash space is available: email Supermouse@hug.slut.org.uk and beg
piteously. It's floorspace, except for the lucky first two applicants
who get a broken-down old sofa and an air mattress to squabble over.
Or I can ask at the local tourist office for cheap places to stay nearby
- - - just give me some warning and I'll get it sorted.

Cordially,
- -- 
Supermouse
A wandering Rodent I, a mouse of cheese and crackers...
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