Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

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AHB
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Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 19:17 Wed 22 Feb 2017

I'd like to propose Thursday 21st of December as the date of our 2017 Port Forum Christmas extravaganza. (This ties in with my Ipswich team Christmas lunch so puts me in the right place at the right time.)

I haven't asked Tom yet, but I am hoping that he will kindly agree to host the Christmas offline again at the White Horse in Newport. The nearest train station to the pub is Newport (Essex), which is a 10 minute walk from the White Horse. Those staying overnight usually stay at the Saffron Hotel in Saffron Walden, a 10 minute car journey from the White Horse, at the Tollhouse B&B in Newport or at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green (a 7 minute drive).

The theme will be the usual, that is The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends

Space at the White Horse is a little tight so numbers attending have to be limited to 10. Normal practice is to offer those who attended the previous year first refusal. The industry guest will probably be Dirk Niepoort.

Last Year's attendees were as set out below. Last year's attendees have until end of May to confirm their intention to attend in 2017 and to book their place (which can be cancelled later, if required).
1.Uncle Tom
2.EDN or other industry guest
3.Axel Probst (confirmed)
4.AHB (confirmed)
5.IDJ (confirmed)
6.MPM (confirmed)
7.WS1 (confirmed)
8.PW (confirmed)
9.RLC (confirmed)
10.CPR (confirmed)

RESERVES
1.SGD
2.TC
3.JDAW

There are usually one or two people who can't make it at the last minute each year so being on the reserve list gives you a decent chance to attend. If you'd like to be on the reserve list, please say so.
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Doggett » 20:30 Wed 22 Feb 2017

Can I be a reserve please

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 21:13 Wed 22 Feb 2017

Count me in!

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by CPR 1 » 21:14 Wed 22 Feb 2017

And me please.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by forest26 » 17:47 Mon 27 Feb 2017

Can you add me as a reserve please.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by WS1 » 18:35 Mon 27 Feb 2017

Yes please!
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Cookie » 09:30 Fri 10 Mar 2017

Confirm me please.
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by idj123 » 08:36 Sun 26 Mar 2017

Reconfirming attendance- still nine months to secure an unknown!

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 16:51 Sun 26 Mar 2017

Confirming also.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Axel P » 12:49 Mon 27 Mar 2017

Would not miss this for the world....
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Wed 29 Mar 2017

Please add me to the end of the reserve list.

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by AHB » 17:44 Tue 30 May 2017

If anyone else is staying at the Cricketer's Arms in Rickling Green, let me know and we can share a cab again.

I've just booked myself into one of the double rooms, there are plenty left at the moment.
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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by CPR 1 » 06:27 Thu 01 Jun 2017

Alex - I have booked in the Cricketer's again. Yes please to the cab share

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Re: Thu 21st December 2017 - The Port Forum Xmas Bash

Post by Axel P » 11:07 Tue 06 Jun 2017

Booked in as well...
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