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#1 theno23

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 14:08

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Anyone interested?

The main celebration in Trafalgar Sq. is on the 29th of Jan I understand.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 20:02

Steve,

I'm interested. If it helps, in the past we've used the Chandos as a meeting venue for CNY and other meets because of its convenience, reasonable food, acceptable 'refreshments' and it enables members to pop in and out as the mood and weather takes them. (Of course it doesn't mean we'd necessarily have to do the same this year.:))

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#3 theno23

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 20:31

Sounds like a good idea. I know the Chandos.

Any idea what's a good time? I've been a couple of years ago, but don't remember the details.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 21:50

Ooh, I'd have thought lunchtime or early afternoon so people can shoot the dragons in the morning, stop for a bite and a natter and there'd still be time for some photos afterwards.

What do others think?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 16:05

I'm interested, Year of the Dragon. Some establishments are giving free cocktails to the dragons. ... drunken cavorting dragons :D.

The Chen Brothers who hold the Guinness World Record for the highest pole jump in the flying lion dance should be performing in Trafalgar Square.

Due to redevelopment work I think the firework display is in Trafalgar Square (not Leicester Square as in previous years) at 17:40.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 18:20

Location for Chandois please

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 18:54

Location for Chandois please


29 St. Martins Lane, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4ER

It's on the corner of B404 / St.Martin's Place / William IV Street. See here: link.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 18:54

The Chandos.:)

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:47

Fortunately tube engineering works in London will be light on Sunday with only the Piccadilly, District, Overground, Waterloo & City, DLR, and Bakerloo lines affected. (I would add a weblink but I did this last time and confused everyone because I hadn't noticed that it's a date-relative link; so it would be correct today but viewed tomorrow it would show Monday 30th's disruptions.:( The information's available from the TfL site under Live Travel News>Tube,DLR Overround tab.)

Has a notional time and place been set yet ... ?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 13:01

No time set yet, midday at the Chandos?

I'm happy to do a bit of coordination, but even more happy for someone else to do it :)

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 22:36

I'll be around and pop into the Chandos a few minutes past noon to say hello. Hopefully I can find everyone - the group as it can get quite busy. Shall we designate a corner upstairs for easy meeting? Upstairs can also accomodate a larger group without having to spread across multiple booths.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:40

I'm happy to circulate my mobile number closer to the time, so people can find us.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 19:06

OK, I'm about to send people contact details, so shout if you want to go and haven't said anything yet.

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PS - just to make it easier to see, meeting place is The Chandos at 12:00 (midday).

Edited by theno23, 28 January 2012 - 19:10.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 23:19

My movements are still a little uncertain, which is why I haven't previously said anything, but I am hoping to be there.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 23:37

I'm all set to join you, but will "default" to bringing a C***n. :D

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:10

I'm glad you had the discression to star that out ;)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:53

I'm glad you had the discression to star that out ;)

What - "Chinaman"?:rolleyes:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 00:19

A fine little meeting - the perfect reason to come in from the cold for refreshment. Does anyone have a few favourite shots to share?

Edited by DanBachmann, 30 January 2012 - 00:35.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:33

Don't think I got any interesting shots (not processed the card yet), but had fun talking to everyone.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 20:13

Nice to meet up with you all...

As for photo's...very slim pickings I'm afraid. China Town was heaving...absolutely no chance for a novice like me!!

At least the card didn't fail...although I almost wish it did.

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