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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I didn't get a chance to speak to him on Thursday and I suspect he's gone away as he put two weeks BOTW entries up yesterday. I was surprised to find that Greater Manchester is one of my top review counties but I only know the odd pocket. Despite my connections with Wales I don't have the faintest idea where Ramsbottom is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Ah yes, I remember seeing them but don't think I ever used one. It looked to me that it was mainly for the stadium and the airport. There is one in Brum which I did once use but I'm not sure why. When they extend it to Wolverhampton Station I'll take a closer look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    There is one in Brum which I did once use but I'm not sure why. When they extend it to Wolverhampton Station I'll take a closer look at it.
    It did use to terminate near the station, but they re-routed the far end into the city centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    For me these tram systems are a great thing. I think I've used them all now, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Dublin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I used it once to go to the George from East Croydon (how bone idle is that?). One day I will have to use it to go from the George to the Wimbledon Wibbas Down which should potentially provide a huge choice of beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Friday, 12th October?
    I'm ok with that date (so far), I suppose west of the Pennines needs to catch up with the drier side, what previous suggestions might be worth looking at again? And we've never done Scotland (or Wales).

    However a Manchester tram crawl appeals to my inner anorak, a quick look at the GBG and tram map suggests the following may be the places we are looking for (number of GBG pubs in brackets). An all day off peak (after 9:30) ticket is £5.40.

    Altrincham (4)
    Bury (7)
    Chorlton cum Hardy (6)
    Oldham (3)
    Rochdale (5) (if we must)
    Salford (3)
    Didsbury (2)
    Audenshaw (1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    It's the north in autumn again*: the furthest north we've been in summer was Wellington last year! Next year can we do the north in summer, please?

    I would like to propose that we do the autumn crawl a little earlier this year. We always go for November because of the pressure on train tickets with the school half terms in the final week of October. But that means it's dark around 5pm and potentially pretty cold and wet too. So what about Friday, 12th October? (Sunset 2nd November is 16:31; on 12th October it's 18:16.) Train tickets for this date will go on sale around the middle of July, I reckon. Surely we can make a decision by then...





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    Leeds - November 2013
    York - March 2015
    Hull - March 2016
    Huddersfield - November 2016
    Stockport - November 2017
    The logic of doing a crawl in October is nicely made,and I would be happy with Friday 12th October.

    Also very happy to make the Summer 2019 crawl somewhere oop North too,that seems fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I used it once to go to the George from East Croydon (how bone idle is that?).
    Guilty as charged,that's my usual route every other Saturday during the season
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    I've remembered another possibility Wigan so I'm adding that to, my original list along with a double entry for Manchester.

    Wigan
    Manchester (Tram)
    Manchester (Trad)
    Lancaster
    Macclesfield
    Newcastle
    Durham
    Sheffield

    Two left field suggestions:-
    Chesterfield
    Chorley & Leyland

    Obviously there could be some overlap with the two Manchesters.


    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    However a Manchester tram crawl appeals to my inner anorak, a quick look at the GBG and tram map suggests the following may be the places we are looking for (number of GBG pubs in brackets). An all day off peak (after 9:30) ticket is £5.40.

    Altrincham (4)
    Bury (7)
    Chorlton cum Hardy (6)
    Oldham (3)
    Rochdale (5) (if we must)
    Salford (3)
    Didsbury (2)
    Audenshaw (1)
    I can comment on some of the above.

    I had a deep sense of missed opportunity when I just went to the JDW in Altrincham.

    My mate in Chingford went to Bury recently and was very enthusiastic although that may have been partly the East Lancs Railway.

    Is Chorlton Cum Hardy on the tram? I went there a few years back and wasn't happy as it was all expensive trendy bars.

    Rochdale and Oldham could be combined

    I've drunk in Salford once some forty years ago. My one abiding memory is of Boddingtons before they ruined it. Has anyone been there since it all changed?
    Eccles is on the same tram line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post

    Also very happy to make the Summer 2019 crawl somewhere oop North too,that seems fair.
    Perhaps it could be in one of those borderline places so that a massive argument could ensue as to whether you are in the Midlands or Oop North.

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