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Thread: PuG crawl to Norwich - Friday 14th April 2023

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Some observations;

    1. Summer crawls should no longer take place in South, we've regularly melted and had some ropey beer as well as a consequence of the heat/poor day time turnover. Plus there's the concern that someone could take a funny turn if they overdo it in the heat without realising (it's happened to me before and I'm young(ish) and can take a few pints!).
    Yes. I got very nasty heat/sunstroke in Oxford in July and I hadn't been drinking anything and wasn't out for long either.

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    I am quite happy with Norwich if that seems to be the trending option. Note that the clocks go forward on March 26 so we probably wouldn't want to go before then, Easter and the CAMRA AGM fall in April as mentioned, and there is a certain event planned for May 6 best avoided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Some observations;

    1. Summer crawls should no longer take place in South, we've regularly melted and had some ropey beer as well as a consequence of the heat/poor day time turnover. Plus there's the concern that someone could take a funny turn if they overdo it in the heat without realising (it's happened to me before and I'm young(ish) and can take a few pints!).

    2. As I'll be into my contracting work I'm highly unlikely to make a Friday. Regular bookable leave isn't really a thing in this game.

    3. Norwich has plenty of good pubs over a surprisingly large footprint, but I found the beer quality a bit hit-and-miss when I went. No reason not to go, but it isn't the utopia that perhaps it maybe was 15-20 years ago. Pick carefully or just concentrate on the immediate centre via the Fat Cat.
    1. It got stupidly hot in the north last summer, too! The best way of avoiding the possibilty of excessive heat is probably to aim for mid-June, but even that's no guarantee. Avoiding the south seems sensible.

    2. We've debated Friday vs Saturday a couple of times. One of my reasons for being against Saturdays was, when I was still working, not being in a position to take the day off. These days I try to avoid trains on Saturdays as they can be ridiculously crowded, especially with people going on pub crawls! And more expensive than Fridays.

    3. Sound advice - and although there are some very nice pubs further out, sticking to the centre makes sense.
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    No one has objected to Norwich, so are we going for this?

    How about agreeing the date? We have previously had the spring crawl as early as Cheltenham week, the Friday of which this year will be St Patrick's Day (March 17th), so maybe that should be avoided, along with Easter (April 7th/8th) and Camra members weekend (April 21st/22nd). On March 24th the sun sets in Norwich at 18:14, and it won't be dark until about 19:00, so I would suggest that would be a possibility.

    Can someone set up a poll please.
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    So is Norwich in the Midlands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    So is Norwich in the Midlands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    So is Norwich in the Midlands?
    #geographygalore

    Maybe we should have a new category and just say it's in the East (along with Lincoln and Chelmsford)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    #geographygalore

    Maybe we should have a new category and just say it's in the East (along with Lincoln and Chelmsford)?
    Just call it East Anglia I suppose, and Wales Wales and Cornwall.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Just call it East Anglia I suppose, and Wales Wales and Cornwall.........
    I think that this is the East of England, with the Midlands to the right and West Midlands between the Midlands and Wales.

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    Norwich lies at about the same latitude as Walsall and Shrewsbury... just saying!

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