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BBR Port Walk

Post by AHB » 08:31 Fri 12 Jul 2013

BBR's annual port walk is scheduled for Thursday 28th November. I managed to get a ticket for it this year! Is anyone else on TPF planning to attend?
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Post by djewesbury » 10:02 Fri 12 Jul 2013

Is this an invite-only do?
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Post by JWEW » 10:27 Fri 12 Jul 2013

I'll be going.

It's ticket only, available from http://www.bbr.com/products-20091-the-p ... g-28-11-13

Looks like it's sold out already though.

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Post by djewesbury » 10:30 Fri 12 Jul 2013

Sold out, yes. Spoke to them just now. On the reserve list!
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Post by PhilW » 14:55 Sun 14 Jul 2013

I will be there again this year.

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Post by RAYC » 16:22 Sun 14 Jul 2013

I will hopefully be there - potentially with a couple of work friends as well.
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Post by djewesbury » 14:36 Tue 27 Aug 2013

Joy. A couple of cancellations mean that I am now attending this.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:01 Sat 19 Oct 2013

Does anyone want to eat afterwards? Who is going? Should we book anywhere (nearer the time perhaps)?
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Post by DRT » 00:25 Sat 19 Oct 2013

I naturally assumed that we would be having an offline at The Bunghole afterwards.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:28 Sat 19 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:I naturally assumed that we would be having an offline at The Bunghole afterwards.
Then I will call them on Monday. Perfect!
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Post by AHB » 00:38 Sat 19 Oct 2013

What will be the theme? Should we invite an industry guest who we suspect might be in the country?
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Post by DRT » 00:39 Sat 19 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:What will be the theme? Should we invite an industry guest who we suspect might be in the country?
Yes and yes.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:46 Sat 19 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:I naturally assumed that we would be having an offline at The Bunghole afterwards.
It will have been too long since the previous one quite the correct assumption.

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Post by DRT » 00:53 Sat 19 Oct 2013

Excellent.

We have a quorum, a venue and a theme...
AHB wrote:What will be the theme
So, silver foil or disused wine bottles at the ready chaps: "What?" is our theme.
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:58 Sat 19 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:"What?" is our theme.
No. Just ‟What”, without the punctuation. So it can be a question or an exclamation.

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Post by djewesbury » 01:07 Sat 19 Oct 2013

If we leave BBR at 8.30, shall we allow 15 mins for the Piccadilly Line and 10 for walking and round it up to 9pm? Will TBH still be delighted to see us at this time? Should we think of somewhere nearer to Piccadilly?

Can anyone get us into their club..?

What..?
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Post by DRT » 01:12 Sat 19 Oct 2013

There are special tube trains with orange lights on the front that can get from St James's to High Holborn in 15 minutes.

Phone TBH and ask what "too late" means to them in the context of half a dozen blokes spending £40 each.
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Post by djewesbury » 01:13 Sat 19 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:There are special tube trains with orange lights on the front that can get from St James's to High Holborn in 15 minutes.

Phone TBH and ask what "too late" means to them in the context of half a dozen blokes spending £40 each.
And one Northern Irish lady... Yes OK will do. Monday.
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Re: BBR Port Walk

Post by AHB » 12:04 Sat 19 Oct 2013

IIRC the kitchen closes at 9:45. We may find we get more flexibility if we agree to pre-order so the kitchen has our food out and prepared and just has to cook when we arrive.
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Post by DRT » 18:23 Sat 19 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:What will be the theme? Should we invite an industry guest who we suspect might be in the country?
Have you issued the invite?
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Re: BBR Port Walk

Post by jdaw1 » 18:24 Sat 19 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:if we agree to pre-order
Caesar, large, with extra-high-fat sauce, both with and without the faint hyphen. Please.

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Post by djewesbury » 18:26 Sat 19 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:if we agree to pre-order
Caesar, large, with extra-high-fat sauce, both with and without the faint hyphen. Please.
Is this a reference to the industry guest? Are we to identify him from this description?
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Post by DRT » 18:28 Sat 19 Oct 2013

djewesbury wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Caesar
Is this a reference to the industry guest? Are we to identify him from this description?
I can't think of anyone who fits that description.
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Post by AHB » 18:46 Sat 19 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:What will be the theme? Should we invite an industry guest who we suspect might be in the country?
Have you issued the invite?
No I haven't. I will do so on Monday.
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Re: BBR Port Walk

Post by Christopher » 21:26 Tue 26 Nov 2013

I have a spare ticket if anyone wants one, cost is face value believe £70, if do not here anything will let BBR have it back for the queue.

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