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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2024 at 00:03
That looks good and is just 10 mins on foot from my hotel. If we are agreed we could book a table for the group.

I haven't registered for the photo show yet - most here have suggested they're not going, but is anyone else interested in meeting there on the Tuesday?
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:


... it would be good to have a possible place for a meal on the Tuesday evening.


I am very tardy with my booking and have chosen the Ibis just outside the city centre - which has parking. i shall come up on Tuesday, but not for the show. Driving means I can visit a few spots on the ways to and from.

I am very much a novice in Birmingham and have never eaten in the centre - but, a WW1 enthuiasts conference takes place there every spring. The pre-conference meet-up spot the evening before is the Old Contemptibles pub in Edmund St (fairly central).   I usually do the conference as a day trip, so I haven't experienced it. I am sure it was chosen originally because of the name, but they have used it for years so it can't be that bad.
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I'm booked in at the Travelodge, price nudged up here too as an impending dentist appointment stopped me booking straight away. It pays to get in quickly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2023 at 12:18
Yes, I went for the one I mentioned above and the rate had gone up by £3 to £42. Gulp, I see the Travelodge is £26 ... Oh well, next time.

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Did you book the Premier Inn? Travelodge Birmingham Central Newhall Street is quite a bit cheaper, I've stayed there before and it was fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2023 at 10:18
Congratulations, Martin!

I'll book the hotel for the Tuesday night and will visit the show earlier that day.

Notwithstanding times of arrival, it would be good to have a possible place for a meal on the Tuesday evening.
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

So that's Howard, Phil and me for Wed 20th March, any more responses?

I would like to join in however my second granchild is due at the end of February, so I think that date could prove difficult for me. Martin
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So that's Howard, Phil and me for Wed 20th March, any more responses?
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

I was wondering if somewhere central would work for a wider group of people, but when I searched it seems that the geographic centre of Britain is somewhere in Lancashire, https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/where-is-the-centre-of-great-britain, i.e. '7 km north west of Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire, by Whitendale Hanging Stones on Brennard Farm in the Forest of Bowland (SD 64188.3, 56541.43)'.

If we ignore Scotland, the centre of England & Wales, including the Isle of Man, is adjacent to a pub in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield. It might be good for a social, but is there anything to photograph there beyond the three golf courses near by?


I think that sounds like a good name for a set '7km north west of Dunsop Bridge' if i get some time to myself for a day I may try and have a ride out to there on the bike with the camera.
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I'm not so interested in the show, but am happy to spend time in Brum - I can book for the night of the 19th if we settle on the 20th for the DM in the city.
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I won't be going to the show but I'll be interested to hear people's impressions. I could travel from Aber to Birmingham on the Tuesday evening, though I may get there too late for a pint
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2023 at 10:22
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

So interested parties are Howard, Brian, Bob and me... any others?
Can we settle on a day for the photo meet? I can then book my Aberystwyth event, which has limited capacity.

Phil expressed an interest.

I'd be interested in booking a hotel soon; a Premier Inn standard room can be had for £39 (Birmingham City Centre (Exchange Square) - new hotel) for the night of 19/3.

If we do the Show on Tuesday 19th then I'm happy to do the Wednesday in the city centre. It depends if Alan is planning to go to the show (not on the Tuesday).
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Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

As it happens Iím going to the NEC tomorrow, Sunday 26th, for the model railway show as I am developing an interest in photographing some of the amazing layouts and dioramas the modellers make. I suppose I should post the fruits of my labours in the macro thread as there isnít one for miniature trains and cars.
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The only day I can confidently say I can visit the show is Tuesday 19 March.

Brian

Edit. As it happens Iím going to the NEC tomorrow, Sunday 26th, for the model railway show as I am developing an interest in photographing some of the amazing layouts and dioramas the modellers make. I suppose I should post the fruits of my labours in the macro thread as there isnít one for miniature trains and cars.


Edited by bonneville - 25 November 2023 at 20:44
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