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Thread: Best of the Black Country (Meet Up 5th October 2012)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ven View Post
    I said one day I could arrange a minibus tour of the Black Country but I didn't say it was imminent. After consulting with my diary co-ordinator I have come up with a date. How does Friday 5th October sound?
    I could make that as I usually spend a week somewhere in the land of my ancestors once a year.

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    Andy the 5th October is fine with me and I've stuck it in the diary,looking forward to a really interesting day.

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    I should say at this point that the minibus should be around £15 per head to pick us up from the first pub (at about 1.00pm) and to ferry us around to wherever we ask him to go (until around 7pm) - the best of the Black Country. Not bad considering he has to sit and watch us drink Pardoe's, Batham's, Holden's, Sarah Hughes, Enville etc.

    I suggest finishing at the Great Western in Wolverhampton because it's next to the train station and there are 4 Virgin trains per hour going to Birmingham, taking about 20 minutes, (plus local services) so it should be easy for people to get home.
    Waes hael!

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    Sounds like a good plan Andy. No problem. Time for a few in Birmingham too if there's room.
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    I should be able to make this , its about 20 years since i last had a proper wander around the Black Country even though its virtually on my doorstep
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    I have provisionally booked the minibus. I need to pay at deposit at the end of the month (if you promise me you'll come, if you've said you are coming, that's enough - as long as we're in double figures I won't lose out financially). Richard said £15 per head without any food being laid on (he also does tours with food but I thought we would have enough opportunity to pick up cheese and onion cobs, pork pies and pork scratchings).

    He has a 15 seater, a 16 seater, a 25 seater and a coach so I'll need to give him numbers nearer the time so he knows which one to bring - we'd be stuffed if, say, 12 of us say yes and 20 turn up and try to squeeze into a 16 seater! I'll ask for definites in September.
    Waes hael!

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    I've run this past the misses and I've got a pass for Friday 5th Oct and an overnight stay so that I can take in some of the delights of Birmingham on Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting some of you and sampling some decent boozers.
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    Andy that sounds brill! Especially when i've never done the Black Country. So can you count me and my secretary in for that, cheers mate. I'll square up with u in L,pool if that's ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Andy that sounds brill! Especially when i've never done the Black Country. So can you count me and my secretary in for that, cheers mate. I'll square up with u in L,pool if that's ok.
    Welcome aboard. Don't worry about the money until the day. As I've said, as long as we're in double figures I'll cover the minimum hire cost.
    Waes hael!

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    Baring any last minute hitches i am in , got the day off booked up
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