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Which date is best for you?
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March 9 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
March 16 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
March 30 20%  20%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2019, 18:53 
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andrews wrote:
Also, how many people want to visit the Castle? I'll need to see if we can still get the group offer. Thanks. o/

My train pulls into the station at 11.15 so i'll have to pass on that.

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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2019, 23:12 
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I would love to do the tour. If you need the money up front I can do a bank transfer. Thanks for organising the day. I will say yes to anything you suggest o/

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Diane65 wrote:
I would love to do the tour. If you need the money up front I can do a bank transfer. Thanks for organising the day. I will say yes to anything you suggest o/

We'll be with Diane, so put me down for the tour and my OH. Thanks again.

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Films of 2016: Sing Street, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I, Daniel Blake, Sully 10/10
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andrews wrote:
Hello everyone. I've been busy co-ordinating with a few people here in Durham, and with asamaic and am now in a position to outline the agenda for the day. Here goes:

Assemble at 10am in the Market Place. Those who arrive early will be met by myself and guided towards a coffee shop while waiting for others to arrive. As yet, we don't know what time everyone is arriving.

10am. Tour of the Town Hall. This is free. We will receive headphones and whatnot, and can walk round at our leisure. Spend 45 minutes here.

10:45 Leave Town Hall, and walk up Sadler Street, and Owengate to Palace Green.

11:15 Tour of Castle. If we all go, the charge is £4.50, or £3.50 for over 60s. I need to know how many of us want to go in the Castle, as I have to inform the Curator, so we get the reduction. There is a wedding in the Castle on the 13th, and this time is best for us. We could have visited at 10:15 but then we would have had to walk back down to the Town Hall. I am trying to be considerate here - I don't know everyone's level of fitness, or indeed their stamina, so am trying to keep the walking down to a minimum.

Approx 12 noon: Leave the Castle, and pop down to the World Heritage Site Visitors' Centre for a look round.

Approx 12:15 - still on Palace Green, go and explore Cathedral. Pop into Palace Green Library and see Cosin's Library.

Approx 1:30 head down to the Swan and Three Cygnets for lunch. I can book tables when I know final numbers.

Stay in pub eating lunch, drinking and being sociable and then at 3:00, we can choose: go on the boat trip for an hour (£8 per person)/ go back up to Palace Green, go and visit The Open Treasure Exhibition £7.50/ visit the Heritage Museum £3/ stay in the pub/ visit Tealicious tearoom opposite The Swan and Three Cygnets for more refreshments.

At 4pm, after the boat trip, my friend Clive might be available to give us a guided walking tour of the riverbanks. Slow amble - takes about an hour.

Most coffee shops and tea rooms close at 5pm but there are more places to walk, and many more pubs where tea and coffee are served.

For those staying overnight:
Sunday
Attend a service in the Cathedral, or I can suggest other services in other churches.
Visit the Botanic Garden - opens at 10 on Sunday, £4.50
Visit the Oriental Museum - opens at 12 on Sunday, £1.50
Redhills Mining Hall, near Flass Lane is now opening on Sunday, £3 for unemployed, £5 otherwise. You have to book online yourself. No direct ticket sales.
The Sculpture Walk - I have the leaflets - it's free.


I think that's about it. I have to contact the boat people - they don't start operating again until sometime in March, so need to find out what time their cruises are. Last year's cruises were at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00.

I am looking forward to seeing you all and showing you my city. :D


Our train arrives at 8.46am lol. Let me know how to send money to you for one adult ticket and one concession ticket for the castle. :D

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2 for the castle please.

More than happy to transfer funds before the day if required.

Thanks for organising, not long now o/


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Hello everyone. I have reserved our places on the 11:15 Castle Tour, and have pa*d for the tickets in advance. No need for bank transfers - I'll collect your money on the day if that's okay.

I have been to the pub today to organise a table. Hazel will be getting back to me, or I'll be down on Friday to jog her memory.

Things seem to be coming together. :D

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PostPosted: 21 Mar 2019, 14:06 
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Many thanks, Andrews!!!

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Amazing, thanks, andrews! o/

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Thanks so much, Andrews. o/
Really looking forward to another brilliant meet up.

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Thanks very much andrews.

Looking forward to the day and the tour o/

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Film of 2019 Creed 2, FWMF, 8.5/10
Films of 2018 Coco, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Avengers, MI: Fallout, Quiet Place, Stan & Ollie all 9/10
Film of 2017: Paddington 2 10/10
Films of 2016: Sing Street, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I, Daniel Blake, Sully 10/10
Films of 2015: Star Wars, Whiplash, Ex Machina, Minions all 9.5/10
Films of 2014: Pride 10/10 The Imitation Game 10/10
Films of 2013: Good Vibrations, Song for Marion, Alan Partridge, Captain Phillips - all 9.5/10
Films of 2012: The Muppets 10/10 Untouchable 10/10 Argo 10/10
Films of 2011: R.O.T.P.O.T.A. - 9.5/10 The Artist - 9.5/10 Mi4 - 9.5/10
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