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A Europe A2K Gathering in May 2005

 
 
Grand Duke
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 04:50 am
McTag wrote:
We could put out feelers....I'm not sure Manchester or Barnsley (?) would have the same international pull as London, though.

I'm going to see Smorgs soon in Manchester. I'll tell you the next time Walter is over, and we could attempt it then.

I think the Saddleworth Brass Band Competition ("Quickstep" competition- Whit Sunday weekend) should receive more exposure ... reet gradely.
Perhaps for 2006?


Sorry for the delay in replying. Although I've had only a little exposure to the rain & wind over your side of the hills, I found Manchester to be a great big exciting place. And a Northern one at that, which can only be a good thing.

I myself reside in York, ancient capital of England, and I reckon it wouldn't be a bad place for a northern meet sometime. There is no shortage of hotels, restaurants, museums, art galleries, churches, a cathedral, the city walls, and all sorts of random old sh*t lying around, and at prices to suit any budget (I should get a job with the Tourist Board).

It's also pretty easy driving from most parts of the country (M62 to Leeds then A64 to York for yourself, for example), and it's on the East Coast Mainline so trains heading to Newcastle, Edinburgh or Glasgow from Kings Cross stop in York about every 15 mins. The Trans-Pennine line from Manchester Airport to Somewhere takes about 1h 45m from Piccadilly to York.

I just think it's be good for the A2K residents of the Big Smoke to come Up North for some cold clean air and refreshing rain...
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 04:54 am
Tarah wrote:
Yes, Grand Duke, you missed a splendid meeting.

Do you ever come to London on business or pleasure? If so, we Londoners may be able to arrange a meeting for that date.


I don't come down for business, but I am down a 2 or 3 times a year to see friends. When I know I'm coming down next, I'll post in here and we'll see if we can sort something out. Cool...
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 05:08 am
I used to live in Darlington

That nearly scandinavia

Friends live in Guisborough
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 05:37 am
cicerone imposter wrote:
I took an early train out of Brussels to reach London early.


You could have gone to Cologne (again), c.i.: I'd easily caught you up there and driven you to the London airport :wink:

<You noticed that I posted the Lippstadt pics?>
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 05:42 am
Hi Steve. I used to (and parents' still do) live in one of the villages between Darlo and Stockton. I loved the Dolphin Centre as a kid, becuase it has slides, and Stockton Baths didn't. Guisborough is a nice place, with good boozers, but like Stokesley, I think it suffers a little from being a rural town on the edge of a large conurbation, meaning that it attracts "the wrong sort" from Middlesbrough, out "in the sticks" for a night on the piss.

Still, even after 4 years in York, I'm a Teessider by upbringing (if not parentage or birth) and I do have the strangled half-Geordie, half-Scouse accent that the River Tees has mysteriously bred into it's locals. And I like to watch the Boro get beaten by whoever they're up against. (Although we'll get 7th place and a UEFA cup place if we don't lose to City on the weekend).
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 05:42 am
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0UACZAuMX9s7nTAly7rtojuvGyyQWv6zuLGXsHOUapxDiqmXi7jSeADCauh75*I6HviP2jNnUIE3eSc6skB*pfnh2qOO4b!gbsFVGYg6DZxC8hw6TE4pAb3SCfhcAcH4X/euro1%20001.jpg
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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 06:39 am
I like that road! Another thing I liked in London was a bus which announced that one of its stations was "World's End". Anybody ever been there?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 07:00 am
Thomas wrote:
I like that road! Another thing I liked in London was a bus which announced that one of its stations was "World's End". Anybody ever been there?


Quote:
ROUTE 22: London General

Piccadilly Circus, Green Park Station, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge Station, Sloane Square Station, Chelsea King's Road, Chelsea World's End, New King's Road, Parsons Green, New King's Road, Putney Bridge Station, Putney Common.



Haven't been there, however in Land's End a couple of times (which, of course, isn't in London at all.)
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 01:04 pm
I've been on that bus - but - I must be so blaze - World's End made no impression on me at all!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 01:27 pm
Quote:
You could have gone to Cologne (again), c.i.: I'd easily caught you up there and driven you to the London airport

<You noticed that I posted the Lippstadt pics?>


Walter, After all you've done for us during this trip is plenty! Your hospitality and generosity is limitless, and you are one of the tops in my books. Thanks for all you have done during our visit to Europe which made it extra-special, and I was happy to meet your lovely wife. Keep my address and telephone number in your active file, and when you come out to the states, I expect you to come and visit.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 01:37 pm
Thanks, c.i. - you noticed, btw, that there's a separate (photo) thread about the London 2 - Lippstadt meeting?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 01:41 pm
Where's the link, Walter?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 01:42 pm
http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51438&highlight=
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sumac
 
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Reply Fri 13 May, 2005 01:51 pm
And a grand time was had by all. I am so envious. And the Grand Duke posted this wonderful idiomatic expression: "for a night on the piss". Loved it.
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2005 01:42 pm
Sigh, it's beginning to seem like a magical dream.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2005 04:46 pm
Diane, It was a magical dream. We just need to learn to hang on to it for a bit longer to enjoy all the good experiences we've had with our friends across the pond.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2005 05:03 pm
Diane wrote:
Sigh, it's beginning to seem like a magical dream.


That's not what you said standing in the rain in Muenster. Cool

Anyway Smile greetings from Manchester :wink: and I must say that due to Walter's hospitality and travel arrangements, and the excellent company of all, I had a lovely time, thank you. Very Happy

And then there was Dys.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2005 05:14 pm
Who's dys?
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Clary
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2005 06:40 am
Dys said:
It is not my task to answer questions, but to question answers.

I am going to adopt it for the ends of my emails, thanks Dys!
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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 02:08 pm
Did I mention this before? Just thought I would tell you all, I'm going to "The greatest free show on earth" tomorrow:

http://www.whitfriday.brassbands.saddleworth.org.uk/intro.html

The most fun you can have with a trombone in your hands.
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