Possible East Midlands Shipmeet

SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
There seems enough interest in a possible shipmeet in the East Midlands so I've started a new thread to discuss the possibility of those of us that live in the area meeting up.
First of all any suggestions for a place to meet. I live in Newark and that is fairly easy to get to from Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln, Grantham and various other places in the area. However I'm happy to go meet elsewhere.
Let's get some ideas as to where and when, or if we want one at all.

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  • Somewhere around Nottingham might be fairly central for everyone...

    Can I throw the Salutation on Maid Marion Way into the ring?
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Ooh I haven't been the Salutation since about 1985. Nottingham is easy for me to get to.
  • I know where it is but have not been inside. According to TripAdvisor, rock music is played all day, which could make conversation tricky?
  • Puzzler wrote: »
    I know where it is but have not been inside. According to TripAdvisor, rock music is played all day, which could make conversation tricky?

    It's not particularly loud in the main bar, and there are a couple of other rooms where you can't really hear it at all.
  • PendragonPendragon Shipmate
    edited September 2023
    There are several other watering holes around there too if you want to move later on.

    Nottingham is very easy for me. Currently being deafened by Goose Fair every night.
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    edited October 2023
    It looks like we want to meet in Nottingham. What suits other people? I'm not around much the next couple of weeks, but after that it's OK. Late afternoon early evening would be best for me, as getting back home on public transport would be a bit dicey.
    I haven't lived in Nottingham since 1986 and only moved back to the East Midlands two years, so not up to speed on good places to meet.

    Edited as my grammar was a bit ropey.
  • I live on a good bus route, every ten minutes into Nottingham, but it reverts to 40 minute intervals in the evening.
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    If it's not a train strike day there's a possibility I could join in this. Nottingham is perfectly doable, though I too wouldn't want to be too late back.
  • I'm often around Nottingham, if I'm in town I will pop in and say hi.
  • An afternoon/early evening would suit me.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Hello Bob - it seems like quite a while since we've seen you! :)
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    edited October 2023
    It seems we've decided on Nottingham and an afternoon/early evening meet up. Any preferences as to when and where? If we are doing a Saturday I can't do the 21st October, but the 28th is probably OK as is most of November. As to where, a quiet pub or cafe would be good.
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    I can, as things currently stand, do any Saturday, except 25h November.
  • Piglet wrote: »
    Hello Bob - it seems like quite a while since we've seen you! :)

    Hi Piglet, I have been offline for a couple of years due to living beyond the pale. You know, within walking distance of two cities.
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Sorry various events mean that I haven't been keeping up with this thread. How about the afternoon of the 18th November for a meet up?
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    That would work for me...
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Sorry this dropped off the side of the ship in the last couple of months of 2023. It's a new year so do we fancy organising a meet up in the next month or so?
    At the moment the 3rd, 17th or 24th February would work for me.
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    Oooh - yes, I'd like to.

    17th would work best for me! But 3rd or 24th are not impossible. (Trains permitting, as always.)

  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Shall we go for the 17th then, and hope some others can join us?
    Did we think the Salutation was the best place to meet?
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    edited January 1
    Sounds like a plan to me.

    I don't really know Nottingham at all so very happy to go with what others suggest and the Salutation was mentioned upthread. It's certainly easy to get to from the station, judging by Google maps.
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    I lived there for ten years, but left in 1986, so not very good for knowing best places to go any more.
  • PuzzlerPuzzler Shipmate
    Sorry, but I have another commitment on 17th so I won’t be able to make it this time.
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    Is anyone else up for this meet up? We could make it a bit later in the year which might encourage a few more people out.
  • PuzzlerPuzzler Shipmate
    Yes, thanks, a bit later on might be better. I have concerts on various Saturdays, and other weekends it is the only time my family are available to come and help me and I don’t get much notice, so am reluctant to pin down dates. Sorry, that is not very useful, I know.
  • JapesJapes Shipmate
    I'd be happy to postpone until later in the year if it's better/ more possible for other people to be able to come as well.

    I'm reasonably flexible for future Saturdays. Other than the occasional wedding to play for, I do my best to keep Saturdays free for what I want to do!
  • SarasaSarasa All Saints Host
    I think let's try and make this a spring/summer thing. Hopefully some more people will want to join us. I know there are quite a few of us who could get to Nottingham quite easliy.
  • Martin54Martin54 Suspended
    Sarasa wrote: »
    Is anyone else up for this meet up? We could make it a bit later in the year which might encourage a few more people out.

    I'm afraid so...
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