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TM Meeting Ooop Norf (That's Up North for you Southeners.)

PostPosted: May 24th, '07, 23:13
by crozboz

I was thinking about possibly arranging a get together for some of us, up north this time, so we can get a look in as well.

Most trains run to/from York. (OK, so its where I live too, but what the hey).

Any dates?

PostPosted: May 24th, '07, 23:42
by Tomo
York's a pain to get to from here, but Manchester has many fine bars...

PostPosted: May 24th, '07, 23:48
by crozboz
Now theres a thought. It is a very nice place. Dont know my way round as well, but i guess neither does anyone else not from there.

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 08:36
by Sir_Digby_Chicken_Ceaser
I live near newcastle so I'm pretty much out the way of everyone, but saying that theres trains going to everywhere fromhere so i should be able to sort something out.

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 09:27
by crozboz
Yeah, it would be nice to put a name with the face (?) :? Wait. Reverse that.

So we got 3 people interested, and they say three's a crowd.
But we want a party - not a crowd!

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 10:18
by Lawrence
doesn't Manchester have a "magic" bar? would be an easy enough place to get to i think. but perhaps Leeds would be better? since it's more central and all (and has nothing to do with me living 15 minutes away from it). i could provide sleeping space for a couple of people probably, if they needed it. anyway, i'll be checking this thread a lot, consider me in!

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 10:19
by Sir_Digby_Chicken_Ceaser
Leeds would be even better for me. National express all the way

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 10:42
by crozboz
Excellent, I would love some more information about the magic bar in Manchester?

I had a bad encounter with National Express, so I think I will stick to car.

It just seemed like all of the meetings were in the south (with the obvious exception of Blackpool), so it was our turn.

However Leeds would be easier for me as well.


Keep spreading the word.

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 15:12
by Jae
I'd probably make the effort of a drive through to York. It's on the mainline for those wanting to use the train or even National Express (for the very brave).
Leeds traffic and one way system makes it a non-starter for me. It's a nice place but a horror to navigate even with the GPS. By the time I'd driven to a rail station I may as well just drive the extra few miles s that rules out public transport (not that I use it anyway).
Manchester? Well that is way down SOWFF! and you said you wanted a meet for the Northerners. :)

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 15:45
by Swest
If it was in Newcastle (or even Durham... ahem) I'd probably make the effort to travel. Don't know whether a lowly student such as I can afford to travel over to manchester!

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 15:56
by Sir_Digby_Chicken_Ceaser
Newcastle would be pretty sweet since its only about 40 mins on the bus from me.

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 16:07
by Jae
Looks as if there would be at least three maybe four at least if kept along the east cast mainline. I'm sure a 'poor' student could get to and from York. ;) Durham is even better for me but simply adding extra possibilities for venues does not help in organising a venue.

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 16:33
by trickyricky
Cant we all just go to my local?!? Manchester is an hour drive away and i suffer with cramp when driving something terrible.

PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 17:16
by Mark Waddington
Make it Leeds and im in.


PostPosted: May 25th, '07, 17:30
by Sir_Digby_Chicken_Ceaser
Magic Mark wrote:Make it Leeds and im in.


I'm happy with leeds as long as someone meets me at the train station since i suck with directions. (Little incident coming back from plymouth to durham where i couldn't find my own house in the dark)