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Old 2nd Feb 2020, 12:53 pm   #1
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Default Audiojumble Sun 16th Feb

The Audiojumble at Tonbridge, Kent, is coming up soon, see http://www.audiojumble.co.uk for location, times and prices. Two halls packed with stalls full of hifi and audio equipment, vinyl (new and used), spares and accessories, ample free parking, refreshments served throughout the day.

And the BVWS will be there as usual with our stall overflowing with vintage audio equipment, reel to reels, turntables, tuners, speakers, amps, radios, test equipment, valves, a selection of new capacitors to restore your vintage gear and of course cans of De-oxit at well below Ebay prices..

Come and see us at our stand in the main hall - look for the big RetrotechUK poster!
It's always a grand day out!
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 12:25 pm   #2
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Hi Greg,
Phil Taylor and I look forward to seeing you there.
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 5:57 pm   #3
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Travel News this morning mentioned that the A21 Road will be closed between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge FROM the 14th February. So you may need to check alternative route.
Hopefully I heard it right ? . Worth checking before you set off .
Always an interesting day out.
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 9:38 pm   #4
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It's true:

https://highwaysengland.co.uk/works/...or-farm-subway

The traffic is going to be horrible.
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Old 7th Feb 2020, 1:41 am   #5
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Default Re: Audiojumble Sun 16th Feb

The BVWS has now managed to replenish the stocks of F&T dual high voltage Electrolytic capacitors in the 35mm diameter cans in 8+8, 16+16, 16+32, 32+32, 50+50 and 100+100 micro Farad values.

These and the full range of 630v Polypropylene Capacitors plus cans of DeOxit D5 will be available on the BVWS table.

Come and say hello, we don't bite.

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Old 13th Feb 2020, 9:26 am   #6
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Audiojumble tweet re proposed road closure:

"Please note that the A21 will be shut in both directions between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge on Sunday. If you are travelling this way to the Audiojumble then you will need to follow a diversion through Hildenborough. This is actually a more direct route, but please allow extra time"

Hope this is helpful. Come and say hello to us on the BVWS stall!
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 10:44 pm   #7
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Overnight bus to London tomorrow, party Saturday night then train to Audiojumble on Sunday...if I get up in time.
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Watch out for Dennis !
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 6:25 pm   #9
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Watch out for Dennis !
And That's why I cancelled my hotel room this morning.
As I write this we are getting Biblical rain and the river in the valley is already up to its banks.
Afraid I bottled it as the weather plot showed I would be driving 330 miles right through the lot as the first wave travels SE, and I figured it was probably suicidal.
Be careful anyone who isn't familiar with the location, the Sainsbury's car park which is also the angel car park is very close to the Medway and prone to flooding.
There's always October.

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Default Re: Audiojumble Sun 16th Feb

Many thanks to Richard, Michael & Catherine Howes for all the hard work they put in organising this event.

Myself and Phil Taylor enjoyed the day as I am sure most other attendees did.

We are both looking forward to the November event already!

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Yes, it was a great day out, as always. The weather put a few off I think, but the more-or-less stalwart who made it had a good time, despite risking a drenching each time we took something to or from the car. Fortunately the Medway hadn't risen nearly as much as I'd feared.

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Watch out for Dennis !
And That's why I cancelled my hotel room this morning.
As I write this we are getting Biblical rain and the river in the valley is already up to its banks.
Afraid I bottled it as the weather plot showed I would be driving 330 miles right through the lot as the first wave travels SE, and I figured it was probably suicidal.
Be careful anyone who isn't familiar with the location, the Sainsbury's car park which is also the angel car park is very close to the Medway and prone to flooding.
There's always October.

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Bottled it, too, and in the circumstances I'm not sorry. Might have made it there but almost certainly not back. Till November, then...
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Watch out for Dennis !
And That's why I cancelled my hotel room this morning.
As I write this we are getting Biblical rain and the river in the valley is already up to its banks.
Afraid I bottled it as the weather plot showed I would be driving 330 miles right through the lot as the first wave travels SE, and I figured it was probably suicidal.
Be careful anyone who isn't familiar with the location, the Sainsbury's car park which is also the angel car park is very close to the Medway and prone to flooding.
There's always October.

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Bottled it, too, and in the circumstances I'm not sorry. Might have made it there but almost certainly not back. Till November, then...
I had a walk down to the bridge over the Eden at the foot of the village, Road closed and I estimated 2 to 3 feet deep water on the road just by the traffic lights, it's dropped a bit now but there's lot of h20 stillto run off the pennines and the eastern Lakeland mountains which feed the river system. But we're are lucky here as both villages each side of the river haave no housing on or near the flood plain.
Hope its been ok for you Ted, I know Kington and it looks to have the right geography to cause severe issues if you get massive downpours. Looks like the SW and S wales bore the brunt of this one, I think we were relatively fortunate, roads will drain in time, but theres a few bridges likely to be temporarily closed while engineers check them.
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We live on a hill a few miles out of Kington, so we haven't been flooded ourselves, but I haven't ventured out yet. Past experience suggests that Kington may be accessible, but practically all the roads from Kington to anywhere further afield have flood closures. Hereford, where young son goes to college (not this week, fortunately) is seriously flooded, as you can see on the news.
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