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Old 10th Oct 2019, 1:25 pm   #1
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For a few of years a small bunch of like-minded folk have been meeting up irregularly to chat about our various electronic passions, see our collections and projects and have lunch together. We started gathering on Vintage Radio & TV but spread, hence the title "VRATs".

I feel it's my turn again, so a number of us are meeting up at my place (GU25) on November 14th for a chin-wag and lunch. I can accommodate a few more (up to 4 or 5 more) if anyone else is interested. Arrive any time after 1030, tea/coffee/biscuits & possibly cake available! Lunch probably in a local pub. Drift off home mid-late afternoon. Very informal.

Hoping to see lots of UKVRRs, VRATs and Golbornies in November. Just drop a quick post here, and I'll PM you full address details.

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Old 10th Oct 2019, 6:56 pm   #2
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Always up for a close visit (close to Maidenhead as Virginia Water is), if it's not pouring with rain (dry on the way there, I don't mind at all getting wet on the bike on the way home) I would like to attend. A pub lunch and chatting about vintage gear sounds marvellous. Possibly cake seals it!
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 9:30 pm   #3
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Certainly interested Jeremy, so long as I'm not away over that date.

I shall make sure the boot of my car is empty, as I usually leave your house with some vintage gear
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 11:17 pm   #4
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Right, gents, you are both warmly welcome, and duly added to the list. If you find you can't make it, please let me know asap, so I can re-offer places.
Sinewave, you know where I am! Hopefully no more gear as large as that last pair of items...
merlinmaxwell, I'll PM you with details.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 11:29 pm   #5
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... if it's not pouring with rain (dry on the way there, I don't mind at all getting wet on the bike on the way home) I would like to attend ...
If the weather looks dreadful and you need a ride then do drop me a PM. I'll be driving via Henley and M4 J8/9 so could divert via Maidenhead.

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Old 10th Oct 2019, 11:31 pm   #6
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If the weather looks dreadful and you need a ride then do drop me a PM. I'll be driving via Henley and M4 J8/9 so could divert via Maidenhead.
Cheers,
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It's probably not a bad idea to car share where sensible, as parking may be a bit tight on the day. I may have to beg extra parking from my friendly neighbour!
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 9:28 am   #7
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We are already up to my original 12 limit, but two are still "possibles" (Sinewave and Yestertech). I can probably squeeze in 1 or 2 more if you are interested.

Current list is:
Pamphonica
Pppenguin
Valvebloke
Crackle
YesterTech (probable)
TNC
Len Smyth
Beamcurrent
Sinewave (probable)
merlinmaxwell
Chriswood1900
Brased

Looks like a good day out should be had by all!
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 11:49 am   #8
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A grand day out is definitely the deal for these meets. Unfortunately for me, these days V-W is a bit too far over the horizon for a day trip.

"Have a nice day" as the saying goes!
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Hi Jeremy, Is it ok for me to come over too.

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Old 12th Oct 2019, 10:26 am   #10
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Yes, Neil, by all ,means. Added to list. Look forward to seeing you on Nov 14th.

By the way, final instructions will be sent by email or PM to all attendees early November.

I'll have to limit the list to 1 more, I am afraid. I don't have space for more!

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Old 30th Oct 2019, 5:20 pm   #11
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The current list is:
Pamphonica
Pppenguin
Valvebloke
Crackle
YesterTech (probable)
TNC
Tantanometer
Beamcurrent
Sinewave (probable)
merlinmaxwell
Chriswood1900
Brased
Neil29
Waiting to see if John Caswell can join us.

Neil29, MerlinMaxwell, I will PM you directions now. I think everyone else knows where I live, but please PM me if you need directions.
Edward, you are taking the train. If you can advise an arrival time I will try to sort out transport.
Could the two "probables" confirm if they are coming so I can cater appropriately?

Looking forward very much to seeing you all on the 14th.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 11:24 pm   #12
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If necessary I can offer a park and ride service for up to six people in the Galaxy funbus. We are about one mile away.

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Old 6th Nov 2019, 5:16 pm   #13
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Hamid will be joining us, and that is definitely it. We may now have 15 on the day.
The pub is booked for lunch (at 1pm) and they are quite busy that day (another large group 30 mins before us) so we could save a long wait by pre-ordering lunches.
The menu is here: https://www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/s...enu/lunch-menu
Please PM me with your orders. I'll be having just a main, as we'll be fairly full of tea and biscuits already!
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 9:23 pm   #14
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If anyone wants to bring anything to trade/sell or stuff to donate for museum funds, feel free! I'll definitely dig out some surplus stuff for people to delve through. There will be a table to display these odds and sods.

And post here if you are searching for anything specific, as other attendees may have something suitable in "stock" that they can bring along!
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 9:00 pm   #15
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The following have already given me their lunch choice:
Pamphonica
Pppenguin
Valvebloke
Crackle
Beamcurrent
Tantanometer
TNC
merlinmaxwell

I have yet to receive lunch choices from:

Chriswood1900
Brased
Neil29
Hamid_1
YesterTech (probably coming)
Sinewave (probably coming)

lunch menu here:
https://www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/s...enu/lunch-menu

And Hamid, do you remember how to get here? PM me if not.

thanks
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Is it too late to join you?
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I've had a look through the menu but i cant find anything I really like to be honest.

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Old 10th Nov 2019, 1:14 am   #18
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Michael, PM sent.
Neil, sorry the menu doesn't appeal. I am sure they can do a sandwich or something. We'll ask on the day.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 11:39 am   #19
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Jeremy

Would love to join you but will be looking down at you from about 30,000 feet when you meet. (this from a plane - nowhere more exotic). Enjoy yourselves!

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Old 12th Nov 2019, 12:08 pm   #20
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Thanks for letting me know. Shame you are not coming, I had a heap of Avos I wanted to shift!
Next time...
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