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Posted by Clive Casey (Member # 6202) on July 23, 2018, 05:28 AM:
Hi everyone, Are any Forum Members going to the CHC weekend 3rd and 4th August in Cleethorpes.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 23, 2018, 06:22 AM:
Didn't know about it - Phil is top-notch, hope to catch up with him at Blackpool perhaps - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on July 23, 2018, 12:25 PM:
Hi Joe,

Are you going to Blackpool this year ?
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 23, 2018, 01:34 PM:
Yes, will look forward to meeting all you nice chaps, and hoping some RKO shorts will be there and all else of course - Cheers all, Shorty
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on July 23, 2018, 01:44 PM:
Joe, try and take in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom if you have time. This is the home of the world famous Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer, and they have regular playing sessions there with Maesto's Phil Kelsall and John Bowdler.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 23, 2018, 03:10 PM:
I'm going to Cleethorpes, I went last year and enjoyed it.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 23, 2018, 04:09 PM:
Paul, most definitely - I'd like to travel to Cleethorpes and visit Phil as well, maybe he will attend the show
Posted by Lee McCaffrey (Member # 6488) on July 24, 2018, 09:38 AM:
The CHC weekend looks great but I'm not able to attend. Blackpool might still be doable though.
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on July 25, 2018, 01:39 AM:

Phil Sheard at Classic Home Cinema always has a large display and plenty of films for sale - so he will be there.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on July 25, 2018, 05:32 AM:
This year, there will be films shown on Friday night (as usual) and for the first time, during the day on the Saturday up until around 4pm. This is thanks to Dave Guest and James Cecil. Then, it's the Film Collectors' Dinner with Adrian Winchester, finishing up on the Sunday with the convention itself. Each year, the event gets better and better, this year being no exception!
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on July 25, 2018, 06:03 AM:
so so true Simon. a fantastic weekend is getting nearer. definately not to be missed.
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on July 29, 2018, 02:24 PM:
Hi Joe, (Caruso)
glad to here you are coming to the Blackpool Convention this November,
as you are making a long journey I'am sure you will want to enjoy all thats happening that weekend including of course the Convention Dinner
held on the Saturday night before the actual convention to this end I would be happy to help you make a reservation for the dinner just post a reply here and I'll do the rest, don't worry about payment you'll be my guest, be great to see you there.

Regards. Dave (Watson).
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 29, 2018, 05:36 PM:
My compliments, David, thank you so much - Will look forward to all your fine companies - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on July 30, 2018, 12:51 PM:
Hi Joe, thanks for your reply,I will contact my colleague Adrian and book you a place at the dinner, I'am sure you will enjoy it.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on July 30, 2018, 07:14 PM:
its excellent that joe is coming to blackpool. thousands of miles from where he lives ,looking forward to seeing you joe
I now have only a few tables left has I am almost booked up for this year so anyone wanting a table best to contact me asap to avoid disappointment
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on July 30, 2018, 07:43 PM:
David (Watson) - no need to let me know as I've seen the posts here! I can't remember a visitor from the USA ever coming to Blackpool before, so unless I'm wrong, Joe will be a pioneer making history!

Joe - Phil generally has a stall at Blackpool so you can expect to see him there.

Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing any forum members coming to Cleethorpes - you can't beat film collecting weekends at seaside resorts!
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 31, 2018, 02:38 AM:
Especially as it looks like being good weather all weekend, but not too hot. A good change from London over the last few weeks.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on August 05, 2018, 03:35 PM:
Just got back from CHC weekend. I had a great time - more details when I'm over the delays on the journey home. (And viewed a couple of the prints I bought.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on August 06, 2018, 08:57 AM:
Gentlemen, please call me Shorty - It's a mainstay, and now known world-wide (no boast) - Cheers all, Shorty
Posted by Clive Casey (Member # 6202) on August 06, 2018, 07:22 PM:

Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on August 09, 2018, 04:38 PM:
The HID lamp in that projector gave a good show that evening. It even sounded as if the local police helicopter hovered to take a look at the screen in the garden.

It was a great weekend, getting away from the heat of the city to the coast as well. I a got a few bargains and good deals on more films than I had intended to buy. 2 PM Films 600ft, B&W The Hurricane Express and Colour "Soft Beds, Hard Battles" with Peter Sellers playing about 6 roles (SP but still has very good colour). The Derann "Treasure of Sierra Madre" 2x400 ft on av 800ft Bonum reel and case. A good Bugs Bunny cartoon, two reels of Hannie Calder one scope one flat to add to the 200ft extracts I have, both good colour on Fuji. A 16mm B&W Popeye cartoon and an episode of "Father Kelly" named Knock on Every Door which I cannot trace on IMDB but has Bing Crosby introducing the story, so I will be interested to watch it all but have little time until next week. Plus some free 200ft reels as well. Not to mention time to chat to fellow collectors.

Many thanks to Phil & Denise.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on August 11, 2018, 12:53 PM:
I must belatedly also add my appreciation for all that Phil and Denise do to make this such an enjoyable weekend. My free 400' just for turning up was much appreciated and the bargains I bought included a virtually mint 16mm 1983 one hour Children's Film Foundation film set in Italy, for only £35. Some of the Super 8 shorts on offer were so rare that I'd never seen other prints! It seems to remain the 'best kept secret' in the film collecting world, but the fact that the first three people I greeted outside the shop on Friday were from Norway, Sweden and Croydon shows that those who have experienced it consider it a must! And the Friday fish and chip supper, the Saturday Chinese buffet/film show, and the attractions of Cleethorpes all greatly contribute to the fun.

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