Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

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AHB
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Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by AHB » 14:53 Fri 15 Mar 2019

I'd like to propose Thursday 19th of December as the date of our 2019 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 and where I will stay).

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 since he has first refusal.

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 2019 and to book their place (which can be cancelled later, if required).
1.Uncle Tom
2.Industry Guest
3.Axel Probst (confirmed)
4.AHB (confirmed)
5.IDJ (confirmed)
6.MPM (confirmed)
7.WS1 (confirmed)
8.CPR (confirmed)
9.AM (confirmed)
10. SCD (confirmed)

RESERVES
1. PW
2. Dia
3. Ralph


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 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Doggett » 14:56 Fri 15 Mar 2019

I am hoping that I will have had the summer season at the B&B and able to come to London for a few days for some port so would like to be added if possible please.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by PhilW » 17:30 Fri 15 Mar 2019

Please add me to the reserve list this year; thanks.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by flash_uk » 18:11 Fri 15 Mar 2019

Count me in Alex, thx.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by CPR 1 » 19:49 Fri 15 Mar 2019

Count me in please

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Caparica » 22:16 Fri 15 Mar 2019

Please, if possible add me to the reserve ...
Thank you

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Alex M » 09:45 Sat 16 Mar 2019

Yes please, count me in.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by WS1 » 16:13 Wed 20 Mar 2019

I would like to attend as well please.

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by /2alph » 19:28 Wed 20 Mar 2019

Please put me on the reserve list. Is there a tasting a day before like in 2018?

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by idj123 » 19:39 Wed 20 Mar 2019

Reconfirming!

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Re: Thu 19th December 2019 - the Port Forum Christmas Bash

Post by Axel P » 09:47 Mon 01 Apr 2019

Confirmed. Thanks, Alex
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