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).
- Uncle Tom (confirmed)
- CMAG (confirmed)
- Axel Probst (confirmed)
- AHB (confirmed)
- IDJ (confirmed)
- MPM (confirmed)
- WS1 (confirmed)
- CPR (confirmed)
- PW (confirmed)
- vacant - awaiting response from WG
- Rich_n (for 2020)
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.
Current draft of the sticky labels, TNs, vote recorders, etc.