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Midlands West Midlands meet

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Mother is 90 that weekend so all the family meeting up so will give this month a miss see you all next month if these meets are going to take off
 

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Did this ever get off the ground ?
 

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Did this ever get off the ground ?

We did have one meeting, but the attendance was poor and we discovered the hard way that the parking was not free.
 

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We did have one meeting, but the attendance was poor and we discovered the hard way that the parking was not free.
No offence to any Brummies, but what was the attraction of Great Barr ?
 

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No offence to any Brummies, but what was the attraction of Great Barr ?
I just tried to pick a location which would have easy access for anyone in the West Midlands, with motorways close by, that had car park, drinks and food available. Within 30 mins drive or so was a very large catchment area, so from a logistical point of view it should have been the best place for a meet up.
 

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I just tried to pick a location which would have easy access for anyone in the West Midlands, with motorways close by, that had car park, drinks and food available. Within 30 mins drive or so was a very large catchment area, so from a logistical point of view it should have been the best place for a meet up.
I get that Ian, perhaps an East Midlands meet is the way forward ?
 

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I get that Ian, perhaps an East Midlands meet is the way forward ?
There was one. After about the third time nobody showed up I decided I was fed up sitting on my own.
 

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There was one. After about the third time nobody showed up I decided I was fed up sitting on my own.
Where was that one at ?
 

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Where was that one at ?
It was at the Castlewood Brewers fayre just off junction 28 of the M1. Was quite a good regular meet up, but never really got going again after Covid.
 

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It was at the Castlewood Brewers fayre just off junction 28 of the M1. Was quite a good regular meet up, but never really got going again after Covid.
That must be at least 50 miles from me, which side of Derby are you ?
 

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That must be at least 50 miles from me, which side of Derby are you ?

Which is why it was the East Midlands meet! I am on the Nottingham side of Derby so it was not too far from me.
 

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Lol ! I work over Burton way, thought you might be central Derby !
 

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Hello all, as a current East Midlander (oh god, as a Lancastrian that feels dirty!) I'd just like to say that J28 is almost Yorkshire. That's too far into the friendly north for midlanders.... I'm probably closer to a West Midlands meet than an East Midland meet despite being east of the M1. Just a thought.
 

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I have often thought it would be a good idea to meet up at the "vans united" meets in Burton on Trent. At least that way if no other EOC members turn up you won't be left on your own.
 

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I`d do that one if it`s not stacked out with " VW rule the world " types ??
 

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When is the next meet ?
 
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