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Author Topic: Blackpool Sunday Meet up?
Dominique De Bast
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Shorty, I have never taken the train from the airport to the city since I travel by coach but I believe tickets are cheaper when booked in advance. If you have not bought your ticket, yet, it may Worth have a look on the Net. Not easy, though since planes may have delays. Maybe British members, more used with this system could advise.

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Pete Middleton
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I'm a little concerned about reading an earlier post that The Grand is formerly The Hilton.
We've booked tickets at The Hilton over the convention weekend... I'm hoping these tickets will be valid!

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Adrian Winchester
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I'll also be there from Friday evening, so can join everyone for the photo and a chat.

Shorty - another option, as well as walking or a cab, would be to head to the seafront, perhaps to the nearby North Pier, and then get one of Blackpool's famous trams to the Grand. I think there's a stop just north of the North Pier and they all go along the front, so if you get one heading north, you can't go wrong. You pay a conductor on the tram, who could tell you the stop to get off at.

Pete - the whole event was organised while the hotel was still the Hilton, so there's no way that they would not honour any bookings made before the change of owner. However, you're not on my list with regard to having places at the Saturday dinner, so if you're hoping to attend this, please let me know asap!

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Brian Fretwell
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If you do take the tram, the nearest stop is called Wilton Parade (I kid you not, Keith Wilton gets jokes made about that).

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Joe Caruso
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I should get off at Wilton Parade?

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Terry Sills
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A member of this forum has been informed by David that he is currently suffering bad health and is in hospital. The recent posts do not hint at any such affliction. Although we all trust that this is not the case, perhaps David can illuminate, as to why he made this claim. The Blackpool event is essentially his production and if true perhaps members should be aware.

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Brian Fretwell
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Joe, yes get off at Wilton Parade, you can easily see the hotel from there about 50- 100 yrs away.

I haven't heard anything about David being ill, but do know that Phil from CHC has been in hospital but is out and OK now.

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Adrian Winchester
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The North Pier to Wilton Parade would be a fairly short journey that's more than one stop, so it would be considered a "medium" tram journey, with a fare of £2.30 that you pay to someone who walks around the tram to collect it.

Perhaps there has been a misunderstanding regarding David. I'm aware that he needed to spend some time in hospital fairly recently, but I thought he was much better now.

[ November 12, 2018, 04:47 AM: Message edited by: Adrian Winchester ]

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Mark Todd
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My son and I are still hoping to be there Sunday if he`s not called in.

Love to meet some people but I can`t do hand shakes sadly.

Just hoping the weather holds and about 3 + hours if a decent run from here.

Just amazed the lengths some people go to, to be there. That feels like a long job for us in small England.

Best Mark.

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Joe Caruso
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Get well, David - Cheers, Shorty

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David Guest
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hi terry setting the records straight yes I had an op on the 11th sept to have my galdbladder and gald stones removed after a week I went in hospital again as I was soon getting short of breath I went back for a scan and they found I have a slight liver in fection which some times this happens when you have your gald bladder removed they put me on a drip with anibiotics to clear the infection I came home from hospital and still on antibiotics to clear up the rest of the infection but as days go on I fell better every day me and my friend and 2 sons have just loaded up 2 transit vans full of films witch will be on sale at blackpool for £20.00 per feature we start tomorrow to load another transit with films and cine stuff so the answer to your questions I will be there with dvds as well which was filmed last night from Friday I want to ask you terry will you be coming thanks david guest

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Terry Sills
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Hello David
So glad that you are on the up after your troubles, but don't overdo things at the convention and undo all the good work. Get your sons to do all the heavy work
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No unfortunately I won't be attending. I live just about as far away as possible in this country and on top of that I have recently moved house, so too much on my plate at the moment, but good luck and I'm certain that you will have a 'full house'.
Take care
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Paul Adsett
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Best of luck, and a safe trip, to our friend Joe Caruso who must be flying out any day now. I am sure he will receive the best of Lancashire hospitality when he arrives. [Smile]

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Joe Caruso
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I certainly will! - Fraternally and Cheers, Shorty

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David Guest
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Friday night film show starts around 8pm don't miss it

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David Watson
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Hello Joe (shorty),
When will you be arriving in Blackpool and at which hotel are you staying at. You may be traveling alone but you won't be alone during the week-end lots of us are keen to meet you and have you join us for the various activities of the week-end
see you soon and a safe journey.

Dave Watson...

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Joe Caruso
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If I catch train at 9:29, will arrived about 12:11 - Staying at the Grand (of course) - Am bringing some 200' boxed Super 8 shorts for auction or sale - Cheers, Shorty

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Dominique De Bast
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From my experience, I can assure you that British hospitality will not disappoint you. For your films, there is usually in the UK, unlike on the continent, a "Bring and buy" table for people who have not enough items to sell to take a table. I don't remember if there is one at Blackpool. I cannot wait to meet you 😀

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David Guest
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hi shorty I run and bring and buy or you can put films in the auction

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Dominique De Bast
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Ah yes, David, I remember now that the Bring and buy corner was beside your tables full of films and material. A few days to wait before the good time starts 😎

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David Skillern
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I will be in the bar at the Grand for around 2pm on Saturday - if anyone wants to join me for a chat and a pint - be good to catch up with friends.

Looking forward to the Convention

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David Guest
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according to the long range weather forcast its given very good weather for the weekend might get chance for a dip in the sea

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Dominique De Bast
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David (Skilern), I see in Adrian's programme that there will be projections at that time, maybe you're not aware of them. I quote Adrian : "New for 2018 are informal Saturday presentations by collectors, organised by James Cecil. These will occupy half hour slots from around 10.00am to 4.00pm, so drop in whenever convenient for you. I believe these shows will also take place in a room within the Trafalgar Suite". Hope to meet you anyway [Smile]

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Joe Caruso
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A dip in the the sea...I'll bring my snorkling gear - Cheers, Shorty

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Simon McConway
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I look forward to meeting you Joe and also Mark Todd, who I’ve emailed for years but never met!

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