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Post  Steamblast Mary on Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:13 pm

The original post seems to have gone walkabout- here's the gyst of it.

There's currently seven US-based Geographical posts and none for those of us here in the Bristish Isles! We can't let the New Worlders have all the fun now, can we?

So, confirmed and potential dates and venues for the future include:

~ [url=Severn Valley Railway]http://www.svr.co.uk/[/url], Kidderminster, West Mids. No set date yet so if interested, post here to say when's suitable and we'll go with majority. Possibility of going for one of the forthcoming special events, but promises to be a splendid day out at any point.

~ Steampunk Meet as part of the Whitby Gothic Weekend, 4.00pm, Saturday 1st November in Sherlock's. This is a splendid little venue but arrive early, indications are there's a lot of interest and seating will be at a premium, I suspect.

~ Visit to a Steam powered brewery, Oxfordshire. It's a brewery. And it's steam powered. It has to be done.
The plan is to post a poll so people can register when/what month is sitable for most people.

~ Suggestion of a Christmas meal, to blow away the festive blues. Sounds like a bally good idea to me, who's on board and where?

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Post  Zwack on Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:50 am

I also suggested you might like to try the Worth Valley railway if you're a bit further north...

And some of us in the colonies are not new worlders. Razz

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Post  Doc Hornfels on Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:21 am

For events around Christmas, Portsmouth is having a Victorian Christmas Festival

Clickety link

Might be fun to go to and get mistaken for staff.

edit: Definately in November, curious. Tickets are £12 for adults, Oldies and littluns £10. 10am - 6pm daily.

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Post  Tiny5th on Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:28 pm

I have been yearning for another meetup.

They all sound so lovely, though transport may hamper my troop from getting to a couple of them.

Portsmouth and Whitby sound like very interesting events, and the christmas dinner sounds marvelous.

Oxford is only round the corner from me too.

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Post  Sir A Poiselamppe on Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:54 pm

Steamblast Mary wrote: The original post seems to have gone walkabout- here's the gyst of it.

There's currently seven US-based Geographical posts and none for those of us here in the Bristish Isles! We can't let the New Worlders have all the fun now, can we?

So, confirmed and potential dates and venues for the future include:

~ [url=Severn Valley Railway]http://www.svr.co.uk/[/url], Kidderminster, West Mids. No set date yet so if interested, post here to say when's suitable and we'll go with majority. Possibility of going for one of the forthcoming special events, but promises to be a splendid day out at any point.

~ Suggestion of a Christmas meal, to blow away the festive blues. Sounds like a bally good idea to me, who's on board and where?


We could of course attempt to combine the two....


http://www.vintagetrains.co.uk/vt_dining.htm

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Post  Steamblast Mary on Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:11 pm

We have the opportunity, we have the impetous, ladies and gentlemen. Round a few more people up so we can get a show of hands for the where/when's and let's get something arranged.



Also:

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

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Post  Mr. Ethan Grammatikidis on Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:04 am

Not too keen on a Christmas do, myself, but up for more or less anything else. I'm less unwell at this time of year than I am in Summer, so it'll be good to get out. That and I want to show off my new suit. cat

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Post  Pheobsky on Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:20 am

Given a bit of notice I should like to attend a few of these! Also an excuse to amble down to Whitby is most welcome at thee moment as I'm about half way through Dracula & should like to see the place. cat
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Post  Shameri on Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:25 pm

How exciting. A further suggestion for the distant future: Nottingham's Wollaton park (a splendid estate, lovely old manor house and perfect spot for a picnic) has an industrial museum, and it runs the steam engines on the last sunday of each month.
I do believe if I don't see a handful of you in person before long, one of my valves will burst.
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Post  Herr Döktor on Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:52 pm

Sorry I'm late, but all this talk of Christmas calls to mind that the Royal Borough of Richmond used to have Victorian Christmas fairs, but I can't find any mention of them online, perhaps Professor Fzzz might be able to help? Beyond that, there's the Dickensian Christmas in Rochester, the first weekend in December.

Beyond the imminent present, I'm still thinking about a Steam Convivial (SteamCon), an event at a hired venue where like minded lunatics individuals could gather and share the joy! Though this will take a lot of planning, and would cost money.
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Post  Sir A Poiselamppe on Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:48 am

Herr Döktor wrote:
Beyond the imminent present, I'm still thinking about a Steam Convivial (SteamCon), an event at a hired venue where like minded lunatics individuals could gather and share the joy! Though this will take a lot of planning, and would cost money.

Indeed and one of the priorities should be to source a reliable vendor of tea and absinthe.

All joking aside however I have been looking at the Steamcon webpages and was wondering what would have to happen to hold such and event here.
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Post  Steamblast Mary on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:23 am

Steam Convivial? As discussed at the Kew meet to general interest & approval? Can we have a masked ball on the Saturday night? Can we? Can we?

Re: Wollaton Park. This has been suggested before as it's a pleasant spot and Nottingham is an interesting city (but then I'm biased). I understand some people arranged a small-scale meet-up there in Spring. It's be an ideal spot for a picnic once summer ~you may have heard of the concept~ rolls around again. Otherwise, wait for it to snow then we can all make a spectical of ourselves sledging down the hill.

Steampunk tobogganing party, anyone?

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Post  lady sakara on Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:42 pm

may i suggest at some point a visit to Brighton Sealife center as not only is it the finest example of Victorian architecture but a huge section of it is designed to look like the inside of The Nautilus!! Also a model of the Nautilus looks like its broken through the entrance wall and they also have this fun little childrens thing which is a ride on a victorian submarine!
the photo opportunities are unlimited!
plus of course they have some amazing marine life there including a loggerhead turtle and Uv reactive Moray Eel!
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Post  Mich on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:40 pm

lady sakara wrote:may i suggest at some point a visit to Brighton Sealife center as not only is it the finest example of Victorian architecture but a huge section of it is designed to look like the inside of The Nautilus!! Also a model of the Nautilus looks like its broken through the entrance wall and they also have this fun little childrens thing which is a ride on a victorian submarine!
the photo opportunities are unlimited!
plus of course they have some amazing marine life there including a loggerhead turtle and Uv reactive Moray Eel!
Hello YOU!
And yes, you can then come to my house for tea.....
( Still no news yet though on the Engineerium that's right near to me).
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Post  Steamblast Mary on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:45 pm

lady sakara wrote:may i suggest at some point a visit to Brighton Sealife center ...
plus of course they have some amazing marine life there including a loggerhead turtle and Uv reactive Moray Eel!

Question: can you pet the Rays?

Cos if you can, I'm packing my bags and booking my train tickets right now.

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Post  Paul8v on Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:59 pm

Brighton Sealife centre is really good Cool

In my small town of Maldon in Essex, we have a victorian evening near christmas every year where the shopkeepers all dress in victorian gear and most of the town is closed of to cars with loads of people walking around. Would be great to see some Steampunks there Very Happy




THURSDAY 4th & 11th DECEMBER

Maldon Victorian Evenings.


Maldon town and shops look back to a bygone era.
The High Street will be closed to traffic from 6pm.
Shops open until 9.30pm.
Come dressed in Victorian costume.

Revisit a bygone era at Maldon’s annual late-night
Victorian themed shopping extravaganza.
Entertainment includes stalls, Roast chestnuts,
a variety of music and a visit from
Queen Victoria and her Court make this an evening
not to be missed.
For further information, please contact
Chris Tibbals 01621 841063.

Also this place is just down the road if you want to make a day of it
http://www.museumofpower.org.uk/index.html


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Post  Paul8v on Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:22 pm

So, when are we gonna have another London event? So far I've managed to miss all of them, which is rather annoying! They look great fun but there's always been something else on unfortunately.

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Post  Steamblast Mary on Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:48 am

Well, this is getting nothing decided.

Anyone going to be in Birmingham next Saturday (25th)? I want to give a new outfit a test-run for Whitby.

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Post  Gazongola on Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:22 am

I could be in Birmingham if necessary.
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Post  electroginge on Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:04 pm

I think we should all have a picnic! at a stately home! Laughing
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Post  Herr Döktor on Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:59 pm

electroginge wrote:I think we should all have a picnic! at a stately home! Laughing

I know a fantastic little spot in Hampshire, a once derelict Country House that is now externally restored, and a sceduled National Monument, hang on, I'll look up a link:

The Grange

It's also at one end of the Watercress Line Line, the Mid Hants Steam Railway, so we could concievably have a go on a steam train AND picnick at a stately home on the same day...

Oh, and it's got FREE entry..!
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Post  Mr. Ethan Grammatikidis on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:21 am

Herr Döktor wrote:
electroginge wrote:I think we should all have a picnic! at a stately home! Laughing

I know a fantastic little spot in Hampshire, a once derelict Country House that is now externally restored, and a sceduled National Monument, hang on, I'll look up a link:

The Grange

It's also at one end of the Watercress Line Line, the Mid Hants Steam Railway, so we could concievably have a go on a steam train AND picnick at a stately home on the same day...

Oh, and it's got FREE entry..!

Ooh, not a million miles from me, and both the house and the line appeal.

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Post  Steamblast Mary on Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:32 pm

BIRMINGHAM


Turns out on Friday 24th there's a [url=Horror Fest]http://www.theelectric.co.uk/booking/films.aspx[/url] showing on the Electric Cinema. The EC is also in association with Le Fee absinthe, served in a traditional absinth fountain. A trip there is in order at some point, I think. (Though I'll be giving the horor fest a miss, not my cup of tea.) There's also some old school vampire films showing on Halloween, but some of us will be in Whitby for that.

A quick browse through [url=Birmingham's museums]http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=2663&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=1762&EXPAND=161[/url] reveal several potential itemsof interest: Aston AHll looks like a pleasant spot for a picic when it re-opens (and the weatehr warms up). The [url=Museum Collection Centre ]http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=95424&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=14654&EXPAND=161[/url] is a defineite must at some point (I believe someone was praising it a while back on BG. Ooh, and the Transport museum... the list goes on.

For Saturday, might I suggest a visit to the [url=Museum of the Jewellry Quarter]http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=2705&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=1763&EXPAND=161[/url]. Looks interesting, and of course there's time for tea and cakes/beer/ tea and cakes and beer afterwards.

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Post  Smaggers on Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:38 pm

I believe the Hook Norton brewery isn't open at weekends...

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Post  Esme Moore on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:59 pm

To be confirmed as soon as possible, but 23rd October is a likely date for the next Saturday afternoon meeting in Birmingham. This time, we'll be at The Victoria, about a minutes walk from New Street Station, I'm given to understand.
48 John Bright St Birmingham B11BN is the address, and a map can be found here

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