A Conversation for The Thanet Beer Festival Meet, Easter 2007.

Meeting time.

Post 1

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Evadne Cake and I have, in a not very democratic manner, decided that we will be meeting at Margate Station at 11.30 on Friday 6th. This should give us plenty of time to get to the festival while taking in the sights of the Clock Tower and the newly be-spangled pier.


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Post 2

Array

smiley - yikes New Pier?

You mean they've fixed it?

After the Royal Engineers had four attempts at blowing it up and only succeeding in blowing out peoples' windows on Fort Hill?

I don't believe it...

I was there when it got blown away. smiley - ok

smiley - musicalnote


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Post 3

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Nah, not *that* pier! The normal harbour pier with the droit house on it.

The remains of the *other* pier really should have some sort of award for belligerence, obstinacy and all round stubbornness!


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Post 4

Array

Oh! You mean that sticky outy groiney thing...

I've never understood how they can call it a harbour.

Ramgate has a harbour! smiley - winkeye

When that pier went, all the deckchairs were trashed to matchwood and were floating in the Lido, which went at the same time... Mega expense.

smiley - rofl

smiley - musicalnote


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Post 5

Array

And here it is in all it's glory! smiley - snork

http://www.undergroundkent.co.uk/lido.htm

smiley - musicalnote


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Post 6

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Yeah, maybe 'harbour' is pushing it a bit: 'garden wall round a soggy sand pit' could be a better description.


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Post 7

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

But, I've played at the Lido! A few local bands had very, *very* small scale rock festivals there in the early 90s. Small scale as in the clientele of The Ship, and some from The Brittania going to the Lido for an afternoon.


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Post 8

Array

Well, the Brittania crowd could just abseil down the cliff!

I wonder how the Ship survived the Great Storm of '78?

It's a wonder it didn't float away, as the road around the clock tower was under a foot of water that evening.

I agree about the sand-pit bit. Pongs a bit at low tide when the tide's out.

smiley - musicalnote


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Post 9

A Super Furry Animal



Er...I'll try to get down to Margate for 11:30 also!

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 10

Moving On

Aha!

I'm glad *someones on topicsmiley - winkeye

Right.. so far 4 out of the 5 of us seem in reasenable accord that Margate Station is a reaseenably sensible place to meet up. I think the thru train from Victoria arrives at Margate around 11.15, on Good Friday if I've read the right line of the time table.

I may not have done, of course. This is a distinct possibility.

2 Legs appears to be missing... as in missing from his landline.


This worries me a little.

I know I visited Cambridge over the weekend..... but I did leave it in much the same condition as I found it. Honestsmiley - bigeyes

So its perfectly safe for him to get back there now....


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Post 11

Moving On

Going back off topic, this is the newly tarted up pier that bears no relationship whatsoever to that soggy sandpitty place.

http://www.turnercontemporary.org/whatson/?p=29&s=0&id=57


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Post 12

A Super Furry Animal

Getting back on topic, the random, infrequent, slow train service running on Friday appears to deposit me at Margate at 1148. Can I ask you guys to wait an extra 18 minutes at Margate station?

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 13

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Ooh, probably. Alternatively, The Flag & Whistle is just opposite the station...


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Post 14

Moving On

I think we could manage that, somehowsmiley - evilgrin



Anyone know if 2 Legs is back from his sojurn yet? He was last muttering about being poorly with slo running trains and Charring Cross instead of Victoria....


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Post 15

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

I spoke to him last night and it seems he is playing host to a virus which isn't being a very good house guest, so I don't think he's coming.smiley - sadface


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Post 16

Moving On

Sadly, this was my impression, as wellsmiley - sadface He did sound a bit ropey, poor lad!


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Post 17

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Just got a text from The Legendary 2legs. He/she/it won't be coming.smiley - wah


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Post 18

Moving On

Oh.

Oh Pootsmiley - wah






Poor young Leglet; Thats a nasty virus there, if it prevents the desire to sample real smiley - ale



On the plus side, that *will free up a little more beer for the rest of us.... smiley - evilgrin


I suppose we could drink some *for him

smiley - whistle


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Post 19

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

He did request we make the effort. We wouldn't want any to go to waste just because Leggsie can't make it. That would just add tragedy upon tragedy.


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Post 20

Moving On

Waste is a terrible thing...so truesmiley - bigeyes

smiley - sigh I suppose we'll have to try and be noble and just go the extra few roundssmiley - whistle

Its a hard life.
smiley - tongueincheek


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