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ChrisW

posted on 11/3/14 at 01:34 PM Reply With Quote
LocostBuilders 'camp out' event - third time lucky?

Hi everyone

So the idea of a 'camp out' weekend has been floating around for a while now. Every year I've said I'm going to do it, this year is the year I'm going to make it happen.

The venue I now have in mind is in Newton Longville, a village near Milton Keynes https://goo.gl/maps/KbamX

For dates, I'm provisionally thinking of the weekend of either:

- 23-25th August (note this is a bank holiday, but the event would be just one night)
- 6-7th September

Depending on numbers, budget, etc the idea would be to have a bar open all evening and some kind of entertainment, probably a couple of local bands. There will be catering both in the evening and for breakfast at extra cost. I'm hoping ticket price will be around 10-15 per person.

Of course this will all come down to how many tickets are sold as to what I can lay on - if 10 people turn up we'll be in the local pub, if it's a couple of hundred I will be able to provide a lot more. For this reason I have to sell tickets in advance. Priority will be given to LB members, but others will also be welcome.

At this stage I'm looking for some feedback on dates, especially whether the bank holiday is good idea - I'm concious that people might want to go away for it - and if it is whether a Saturday night or Sunday night is best. Also on ticket price and what you would expect for the money.

Over to you....!

Chris

[Edited on 11/3/2014 by ChrisW]





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jossey

posted on 11/3/14 at 01:46 PM Reply With Quote
I'm in.... Dates are ok.

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adithorp

posted on 11/3/14 at 01:48 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be up for it. I'd avoid the BH though as it will tend to rule a few people out (me included possibly) who will have other plans. After the couple of false starts in the past I'm tempted to threaten to show my arse if it happens... but I won't; That might scare people off.





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owelly

posted on 11/3/14 at 02:08 PM Reply With Quote
August 24th is PPCintPark, so I'm out.





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ChrisW

posted on 11/3/14 at 03:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by owelly
August 24th is PPCintPark, so I'm out.


Good catch! I won't want to compete with that. So, 6-7th September then everyone?

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olimarler

posted on 11/3/14 at 03:27 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds good to me the sept dates!
I live in MK so more chance of not breaking down on the way!!

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40inches

posted on 11/3/14 at 03:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by olimarler
I live in MK


Isn't it a bit cramped?






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nick205

posted on 11/3/14 at 05:16 PM Reply With Quote
As above best to avoid BH as people be more likely to have other family commitments etc. A Saturday would be better than a Sunday night IMHO for most people.






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hkp57

posted on 11/3/14 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
One night not enough

To get long distance travellers it needs to be 2 nights, 355 miles each way for me is too much for one night.





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computid

posted on 11/3/14 at 06:58 PM Reply With Quote
As with the last two, I'm in

If you need any help with organising Chris you know I'm just down the road so feel free to drop me a line!





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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 11/3/14 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hkp57
To get long distance travellers it needs to be 2 nights, 355 miles each way for me is too much for one night.

You can't be that far from my location

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cloudy

posted on 11/3/14 at 08:10 PM Reply With Quote
Just down the road, so I'd certainly stop by!





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PSpirine

posted on 11/3/14 at 08:14 PM Reply With Quote
Haven't got my kit yet (well, it's a pile of old bits in the garage) but would be keen as long as it's not BH - MK is close enough and weather could still be pretty decent then
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hkp57

posted on 11/3/14 at 08:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mangogrooveworkshop
quote:
Originally posted by hkp57
To get long distance travellers it needs to be 2 nights, 355 miles each way for me is too much for one night.

You can't be that far from my location



According to google maps its 355 miles to EH47 from the location Chris posted





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steve m

posted on 11/3/14 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
If im off on those dates, im in





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 11/3/14 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hkp57
quote:
Originally posted by mangogrooveworkshop
quote:
Originally posted by hkp57
To get long distance travellers it needs to be 2 nights, 355 miles each way for me is too much for one night.

You can't be that far from my location



According to google maps its 355 miles to EH47 from the location Chris posted




399 mi for me

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ChrisW

posted on 12/3/14 at 12:39 AM Reply With Quote
Sorry to those that it's a huge distance away from. Wherever I do it someone will be in that position so I have to pick somewhere that works reasonably well for the majority and myself - lets not forget the logistics involved for me in putting something like this on!

I don't know for sure where you guys are, but a quick look on the Easyjet site says 72 return from Edinburgh to Luton on that weekend and I'm sure a friendly LB'er will pick you up from there. I appreciate it's still 72, but that's less than a tank of petrol in the tin top.

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posted on 12/3/14 at 10:29 AM Reply With Quote
I'm up for this and can presently make either date!





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bob

posted on 14/3/14 at 07:39 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah why not, september dates ok with me.






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FOZ500

posted on 4/8/14 at 04:10 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Chris
Is this going ahead still? If so....
Count me in as I'm in need of some va va voom
To stop me selling it!!

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Dave Bailey

posted on 4/7/15 at 10:32 PM Reply With Quote
Yep I'm in...

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steve m

posted on 4/7/15 at 11:55 PM Reply With Quote
it was last year ?





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Dave Bailey

posted on 5/7/15 at 07:07 AM Reply With Quote
O how embarrassing! I was trawling and thought that sounds good...I'll have some of that!


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jossey

posted on 5/7/15 at 07:10 AM Reply With Quote
Why don't we arrange for Chris. Set some dates up etc.





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Dave Bailey

posted on 5/7/15 at 07:43 AM Reply With Quote
Sounds great...
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