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United Kingdom IZES Hamerton meetup 2019

Discussion in 'Events & Meetups' started by Crowthorne, 8 Jun 2019.

  1. Crowthorne

    Crowthorne Moderator Staff Member

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    Is there any chatter going to the August meeting who would be kind and willing to give me a lift from/to Peterborough rail station? Hearing about all the new additions to the collection since last year, it would be a terrible shame to miss out this year! TIA :)
     
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  2. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    I can tentatively offer you a place, but this is on the assumption one of the people I have already offered lifts too isn’t coming (they’re not certain as of yet) :) I will PM you more details once I hear back!
     
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  3. Crowthorne

    Crowthorne Moderator Staff Member

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    I may also be able to help! But I'm not 100% as to whether I have the time off work yet :)
     
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  5. Crowthorne

    Crowthorne Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for the offer @ThomasNotTom but I've managed to get a lift now :) hope you manage to get the time off work, it's looking to be a great meeting!
     
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    No problem :) Thank you, I hope so too! Haha
     
  7. ThomasNotTom

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    I will be traveling from Southwell (near Newark) to the Zoo via car. So if anyone is in need of a lift to/from the zoo, they are welcome to one!
     
  8. Tim Brown

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    With exactly a week to go to the IZES summer meeting,it is pertinent to give an outline of the fairly brief agenda. People attending the meeting should state so at the entrance and will be given a badge. Myself and/or Mike Grayson will collect the participation/entrance fee at the event room(£8 IZES members,£12 non-members). The swap/meet of ephemera and introduction/welcome is at 2.00pm(all tables are now taken) and there will be a tour of the zoo with the director(and ZooChat contributor) after the official closing time which will be over by around 7.30 pm(the rest of the day around this fascinating collection is your own). Anyone that wishes to join the IZES on the day can do so(£20)..thus saving £4 on the participation fee,also a saving of £5-10 on the forthcoming American zoo book and they will get the new edition of Zoo Grapevine and International Zoo News to take away with them. Hopefully that is fairly clear.
     
  9. ThomasNotTom

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    Thanks for the update! Can't wait! :)
     
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    Looking forward to it. I'll be bringing @Brum & @FunkyGibbon :)
     
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    West Midlands represent! :)
     
  12. TeaLovingDave

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    Taking matters into your own hands to make sure the two of them meet this time, eh? :p
     
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    That's going to be an awkward car ride, with FunkyGibbon snubbing Brum the entire way.
     
  14. TeaLovingDave

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    All snub, no pub.
     
  15. Brum

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    We'll see... ;)
     
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    He has a portable pub for just such emergencies.
     
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  17. Brum

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    It's called a cool bag! :p
     
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    I had a fantastic day today - it was great to finally put names to so many faces! Thanks for all being so welcoming on my first appearance. Here's to next year! :)
     
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    No pub. :( But beers at the hotel afterwards! :)
     
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    Just in case anyone was wondering...
    The fire and explosion yesterday afternoon was indeed about a mile north-east'ish of the park. It was a combine (harvester) fire. The driver managed to get the machine out of the crop, and he (and his dog!) are both fine - but the combine itself was totaled.