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Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?

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Subject: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 01:35 PM

This is to see how many people might be interested in an afternoon song session in the Nags Head Lower Stoke ME3 9RD (UK) on Sunday the 28th December - might become a monthly session at least till the festival season starts.

The original pub on this site is mentioned in Hogarth's diaries but this building is late 1800s. Wood floor, good acoustics. Plenty parking - pub carpark and public carpark (free) immediately over the road. Public transport not a useful option but believe there might be a bus from Chatham that takes well over an hour 'cos it goes through all the villages on the peninsular and runs on the 32nd of months with a "Q" in the name. No football on the TV that Sunday.

I count 18 suitable session seats/stools for people swinging guitars or other instruments, and a good amount of other space/benches.

Landlord offering to put some real beer on - the previous incumbents let the beer engines and pipes go to rack and ruin so it is likely to be a small barrel or couple of large boxes served under gravity. It's a Sheps pub but he may be allowed/able to have non-Sheps guest beer. Probably some food like roast spuds or something too.

I think the plan is really to run afternoon, but if enough people want to play on into the evening I don't think there would be any objection.


It is a matter of whether we would reach critical mass - if not enough people are going to want to do it it will not happen 'cos it's not worth doing if only three or four people turn up, but my guess is that by then people will be going stir-crazy from Xmas and gagging to get out and folk!


Subscribe below please.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 02:16 PM

Richard This will gladden your heart I'm sure. TDL are up for this, maybe even a cub or two. Have to check it out. If this one is half as much fun as the Ship sessions it should be brilliant !


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 03:51 PM

Great news, Richard!

Ruff 'n' Reddy'll be there. You've already got more than three or four people; and in the twinkling of an eye!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Oct 08 - 06:46 PM

I'm delighted to say the Graham Anstee, Bishop Gundulfs Morriss's banjo player has also indicated his intention to attend - I'm sure his stuff will please the audient.

NB it being a Sunday and Monday being workday I will NOT be offering overnight accommodation, we will not go back to my house and carry on until 3 am, and I will NOT be providing compulsory chili vegetable stoo.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 03:52 AM

Sue and Tony Urwin from BG will also come. Tony does not often sing but Sue does some very nice Geordie songs - she is from up there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: My guru always said
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 04:05 AM

Sounds good Richard, we might be able to pop along if it's happening!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Wee Jock
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 04:19 AM

Will try to make it, as you so rightly say people will have had enough of Xmas Fayre and a return to some form of normality will be good. I might even do a new song or two


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 04:41 AM

Chris and I can probably make it. We might be knackered. Christmas eve and day and all or part of boxing day in Sratford upon Avon. Still we plan to be there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 04:41 AM

I'd love to venture into the deep wilds of Stoke after the Christmas mayhem. Anybody from my area going? I will pay for petrol!
Eye of a fish or dipping debs maybe


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 10:59 AM

Well, Woodsie, aren't the pride of leopards near you, and if my memory serves me that clatter-on they ride is a 5-seater with a huge boot for guitars...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 19 Oct 08 - 05:39 PM

We might be able to squeeze Woodsie in, depends on how many turkey kebabs he'll have had over the festive season.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 04:51 AM

A huge boot for guitars!
That would depend on how well they were played, and on how big the player was.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 04:58 AM

hmmm is stoke a ferret friendly area, ive heard it can be a bit wild on a sunday,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 05:00 AM

I may possibly be able to make this depending on who I can get a lift with.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 06:07 AM

Are the ferrets good workers? If so they might get stolen. I'm not sure the landlord lets them in the pub, I haven't seen any dogs in there for a while, in fact since the last tenant left.

I'll try to find out if I get a mo.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 08:23 AM

I'll be going if you want a lift Woodsie.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 08:43 AM

I have spoken to the pub and sorry Romany Man but Treacle and Obvious cannot come into the pub - the landlord's staff bitch will try to eat anything else with fur on and usually succeeds.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 09:16 AM

OOh..... in that case.... is it safe for leopards? She'll find us a bit tough. thanks E G for the offer of transporting Woodsie... you're nearer to him than we are.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 01:24 PM

ok seamus it is then any one for flat staff sarni ?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM

I'll be there


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 07:34 PM

Frick Romany Man - if you are riding Seamus down, book now for next year!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the email Richard we will certainly try to get there depending on wether we still have the grandson with us or not after christmas.

Woodsie you have plenty of offers but you are always welcome to a lift if needed.

~Debs~


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 01:22 PM

Stoke is not stoat friendly?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 01:35 PM

That stoatally different


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 01:36 PM

As you can weaselly tell


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 01:57 PM

Thanx Essex Girl It would be greatly appreciated!!! As I said I will pay the petrol.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 02:38 PM

Sum"mink" strange going on here. Are you saying I otter not confuse members of the Mustelidae family?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 04:20 PM

I didn't think you'd skunk so low as to badger me about it.

I marten you not to do it, if you sable to resist.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 04:21 PM

Oh, by the way, I ahve emails from other sought after local players indicating attendance, too!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:27 AM

I give! I have been out punned by the master.

Nev ermine d


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 08:37 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 02:40 PM

note RM stayed out of it in case seamus wanted to get in on the act, he'always ferreting in my emails,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 08:11 AM

Landlord is getting one or two 32-pint mini barrels or boxes of session beer (I told him up to 4.5) to serve on the bar.

Apparently Sheps were pleased to hear of the development.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 10:38 AM

Sheps
Kents Best please, or Late Red.
I can get Master Brew anywhere and frankly I am getting bored with it. Must be my age.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: dilligafxx
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 12:14 PM

I am worried about Richard Bridge !! not only is he aware when the kareokes are on and entering the Nags Head which I had up to friday of last week believed from him to be the site of untold and unnamed going ons he is fratranising with the locals in said pub, by the way how is the eye. He is now proposing that I venture nearly a mile down the road from Upper Coke to visit said establishment.
Whats next subaru,s instead of volvo's and tight leather trousers, gold chains, and dyed blonde sheep. A confused dilligaf xx


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 03:34 PM

The current tenant does not approve of mind-altering chemicals (save for licensed alcohol) and despite the tattoos is (apart from the accent) quite a reasonable bloke. He is finding Lower Coke harder going than the back streets of Strood (!) He wants to run a business but does not want excessive disorder.   

As for the eye - the yoof wot did it apparently has been saying "Oh shit what did I do" and wishes to pour oil on troubled waters but does not know what to say. I suspect his father who knows of my profession and abilities to be influencing him! The appearance of the eye is only mildly alarming now - but one of the others in the fracas has a fractured cheek bone. No, I didn't do it.

Others in pub say "He only dares to do it to old men" which is mildly annoying.

Oddly, since I ran out of the pub door streaming blood after said yooof yelling "You are a dead man" local people seem
(a) to regard my street cred as enhanced and
(b) to buy me drinks.

Funny that. I would not use my influence with villains I have helped in this scenario, by way of payback.

Would I?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM

I've got three longbows, if things get rough


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 09:39 PM

"I can get Master Brew anywhere and frankly I am getting bored with it."

When a man is tired of Master Brew, he is tired of life!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 03:22 AM

No, that's master something else.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:53 AM

eye eye something brewing here methinks,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 09:40 AM

I gotta move to Kent! Way more interesting goings on than in Chelmsford.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:33 PM

You said it Tam. I left Essex years ago and aint looked back (except to wonder if they ever gonna lengthen Southend pier so I can walk home)
Mebbe we should have our own web site, or KentGoingsOn section within Mudcat. :-)
If the latter, I volunteer to scrutinise the lyric site and act as Folk Police/Mafia Boss, with license to terminate with extreme prejudice.
Only kidding.........?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 02:27 PM

Actually DH... The plan is to move to Rochester or near vicinity when Chris retires. 7 years to go. Well, that is if I can get a comparable job to the one I currently hold.

In the meantime, we will visit as often as possible and not just because of the highly entertaining reports of Mr. Bridge's experiences. (Did he really get into bar brawl?)

Looking out from Rochester over the Medway, reminds me of the James River in parts of Virginia. Kent on the whole reminds me of central and south east Virginia. It feels like home in more ways than just geology. Can't explain it. Love the folk too, the folkie folk.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 03:51 PM

Parts of Rochester are very pricey (mostly the parts with the nice buildings of which there are quite a lot) but you need to like cathedral bells! Regrettably it has a conservative club.

The parts anywhere near Aaron Stone's nightclub and casino are dangerous after dark and frequently feature on the programs about the police dealing with doobed-up drunks. In fact, if you have one of the nice vertical houses on the High Street, secure your front door at night like Fort Knox, and someone from the night club will still have pissed in your letterbox in the morning.

Chatham is the pits (but there are some nice buildings ont he outskirts) and St Mary's Island glows in the dark and the roses grown there have walk (I'm not joking) on parts in "Alien". Some of thehouses on Madstone Road are nice - but on a main-ish road and pricey.

Strood is best described in Paul Carr (folksinger54)'s song

"My living nightmare I'm in Strood again"

It is without redemption apart from the largely unused temple of the Knight's Templar - alas in the middle of an industrial estate. But it is cheap.

On the peninsular, avoid Chattenden and Hoo like the plague. High Halstow alas got "developed". The pb, the Dead (sorry, Red) Dog now tries to be a (bad) restaurant but the building is nice. Cliffe Woods is mostly 30s to 80s developments. Without charm.

Old Cliffe would be nice - but for a huge council estate so now it is the land where men are men and sheep are nervous. The sheep may be brighter than some of the inbreds. It has a biker pub, the Evening Star.

Cooling has a nice church, a nice (alas converted) rectory, and of course Jools Holland. Otherwise agricultural underclass.

Spendiff has charm and prices, and you need to drive round in ever-diminishing cirles from Cooling to get there.

Upper Dogsbottom (oops, Stoke), where Dilligaff lives, and Kev the gopher (sorry, Clogs) visits, could be nice if one of the parents of the people who live there had taught their children how to speak. It has a proper village pub (White Horse) at least until the landlord can sell it for housing and retire. There is one very nice farmhouse.

Middle Stoke is bleaahh.

Lower Coke could have been nice until the council filled it with sink estates in the 60s. I like it as a mixed village. Prices are low low low but check addresses with me!

All Hallows has a nice church, and a pub that I fear is beyond redemption - and more council and similar housing.

All Hallows on Sea is mostly trailer park and similar - and a chalet holiday camp. Lots of people with tattoos and large outboard motors - on a flat sea with 4 100 horse mercs you can be in Amsterdam intwo hours. Nuff said?

That leaves Grain. St James's Church is nice, and the Hogarth Arms would be, apart from the denizens. It has more explosives per square foor (gas hortonspheres and oil tanks) per square foot than any other part of the UK, is only a small overshoot from a Navy firing range, and was developed to house workers from the now defunct BP oil refinery there - ie those who could not afford a car to go home in or were too stupid to learn to drive.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:30 PM

Try Cookhamwood. Not exactly the obvious up-market estate. but I'ved lived here for 25 years and havn't had to lock my car, or my back door and a great comunity spirit


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 06:41 PM

That'll be because it's full of prison officers and ex-prison officers, being next door to the nick, and you may find their politics - well - a fraction retributive.

It's also about a stone's throw from (a)the M2 (within droning hearing) and (b) a truly amazing Chatham urban estate


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 07:57 PM

Master Brew is a fairly generic beer. We are obviously all much more sophisticated.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 06:02 AM

well mr bridge i am as usual in awe of your knowledge, i know a nice place but you gotta be "one of the folks" to live there, nice trailers and chalets, good views, (nice silvery factory walls all round, in summer they act as heat reflectors. nice horses and well do i need to go on, is soooo exclusive.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 11:16 AM

The official site near Gravesend has been full for decades. I knew a horse gentler who lived opposite for a while and in fact a chap had a mare with twin foals and she needed more grass and I offered him my garden in Higham but the fencing was not practical to arrange.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 04:39 PM

Thank you Mr. Bridge, estate agent of doom. Now I am scared. Really scared. Should I go back to plan A (prior to discovering Rochester) retire in Scotland somewhere around Oban. Chris says I can't because of my RA and the SADS. What do I do?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 06:29 PM

I think Mr Curmudgeon Bridge is describing the entire country in miniature.
There are good places and there are bad places, all within a few streets of each other.
I live in a nice part of Strood, but the bad part is just a couple of streets away.
Keep visiting and you will soon find awhich is which.
Sorry to hear about your Rectal Adhesion. Quite rare in yanks, but all too common in the Scots I hear. Well known as "tight arses".
As for the SADS, it has become an English trait,(see Mr Bridge) and you will soon find yourself fitting in anywhere.
Anywhere that cricket, football or international tennis is played at any rate.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 06:34 PM

It depends on your budget. If you can afford £400,000 upwards Shorne has its charm.

Rochester, best cobmination of charm peace and price, probably WELL out on Maidstone Road Rochester (NOT Maidstone Road Chatham)

You could try Lower Higham, right out beyond the Chequers pub towards the Thames.

Or Lower Coke, lots of bangs per buck - but check the address with me first.

Have you spent much time in Oban - last time I was there it was full of scousers kicking over dustbins for fun (and education)?

Do you need to be urban for transport?

Further down the North Kent line are some good bargains - beyond Faversham.

Or maybe Wouldham etc? I think Burham is dearer.

Regrettably the nicer places to live cost more.


Nice and warm - West country. I think Totnes is still a time warp living in the 70s.

Mid-Wales (if you like rain)?

Deal?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 03:39 AM

Uurrgghhh! £400,000?    We have seen some in Rochester and Strood that are affordable.

Mr. Bridge... you are hired!

How about stumbling home distance from pub with at least twice a month folk sessions? That is first and foremost requisite. Largish lounge same for kitchen/diner (enough room to entertain at least 4 extra people). Minimum 2 bedrooms with bath on same floor as bedroom. Loft or cellar we can finish for the train set (for Chris) and craft studio (for me). In fact we don't mind doing up out of date bath, kitchen, general decor so long as not too expensive. Tiny bit of garden with at least one mature tree and parking for one car and small caravan. BTW we love church bells.

Uhhmmm! What is your fee?

Anyway thanks for the encouragement DH. I am sure when the time comes we will find something safe, lovely and affordable. We will keep checking things out in the mean time and gleaning everyone's knowledge, though I think we have already had all of RB's.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 05:14 AM

The only pub matching the requirement is the Good Intent. Alas it is in Troytown. The nearest human life is out of town from the King's School, or behind the Watts Almshouses - an area of outstanding natural property values. But I think there may be some small squares in that area with unrestored houses that might fit your bill (probably no trees).

Try Ridley Road, The Close, Watts Ave, Roebuck Rd, King Edward Rd, Ahbert Rd, Albany Rd, Baker St. I thnk most of the houses will be too big. The cloisters, love lane, etc are nice but very dear.

Don't take Dead Horse seriously, there is no nice part of Strood. There are also no folk sessions in Strood.

How about Lower Rainham? I think there are still some sessions there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 06:00 AM

You could always find some place WAY out in the sticks where no sane person would venture to go,
right next door to two pubs that are magnets for the socially and mentally deprived.
Then you could invite all your favourite folkies round once in a while to view the Asbo's waiting
on street corners/derelict bus shelters/car parks etc.
You could make the offer seem more attractive by providing sleeping space on floor and supplying
the obligatory minced meat & pasta stew for overnighters.
Wait, this all sounds so familiar.
Where have I heard all this before..........
It'll come to me in time :-)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 06:35 AM

oh expired equine is so negative, probably comes from political bias and leanings toward disposing of those with a different way of life, needs, social standing, (see travelling laws and stopping rights) sadly kent is slowly being concreted over, up here on the edges, 10 mins to dartford tunnel,only a small area is now left to green space, seeda plans show concrete all along the thames and medway corridor to dover from london, however there are some lovely places, sadly only those with buckets of cash can afford them, i have been trying for six years to get a place for me trailer and horses all to no avail, should i get loadsa money i would have no prob giving the right man the custoary back hander and be in straight away, my advice is keep looking, we all have different views on where is nice and we could be happy, me id be happy in the field at knockholt, mud and all.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 11:06 AM

RM - many horseful fields between the back of Chattenden Woods and Mereboys Lane (Cliffe Woods), and maybe far enough off the beaten track that the town planners would not notice...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 02:55 PM

Snerk! I gather DH is commenting upon RB's digs as well as its position.

I did live way out in BFE (bum fuk egypt aka Fluvanna County Virginia) once upon a time and absolutely loved it. Being stranded for days due to blizards, ice storms, floods, power outages, COWS!. Was lovely. We had two fireplaces and a woodstove so made it nice and cozy save for the 3 bored children and one spawn of satan (now ex) spouse.

I figured we could not afford a little house out in the boondocks in the UK. Thought they were considered prime real estate. I would be willing to risk life and limb (everyone else's included) and Chris' sanity and learn to drive in UK for a house out in the country. Then we would not need to be within walking distance of pub. Chris could drink and I will drive. Actually I was quite a good driver in US, if bit of a speed demon. I just hate how narrow the roads are here.

Where was I???? Ummm How did I get here? Sorry, neuron derailment. I would also love Watts Avenue, but sure we cannot afford it.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 03:45 PM

Speed demon USA style.
55mph eh?
;-)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 04:28 PM

75... 80 if I could push the pregnant roller skate (white Isuzu Trooper) fast enough. Nothing quite as invisible as a middleaged woman isuzuuming down a mountain in an empty people carrier. I passed state troupers and didn't get a second look. Must've thought better of tangling with with frazzled looking, in a hurry, mom type. He he he.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 04:34 PM

To be fair, there were usually a couple of semis (lorries) doing the same thing and it was either move or get steamrolled.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 05:27 PM

Hmm. My old Trooper (2.6i Citation LWB) would do a steady 90+ round the M25 if no-one was looking.

Lower Stoke may be worth a look - big detached house in half an acre about £250k - maybe less with recession on.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 05:30 PM

All very interesting, but what about singing on the 28th


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 05:35 PM

RB £250,000 way too dear. But thanks for the looking. Besides move is 7 years down the road. Nuff said, back to the purpose of the thread. We gonna be there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 05:51 PM

PM me your email address - I ahve a possible


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 05:42 PM

i need 4 acres for me hoss and enough room for me trailer motor and horse box, away from eyes, and service links ie water lecky sewers, all which i of course would tap into, at todays prices tapping in has got to be finacialy the way to go, hence away from eyes ,also my night time forays into the unsuspecting populace. he he


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 04:47 AM

That could be more tricky.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:02 AM

i know mate i know, oh ifn you going to upnor could you bring my twist drill with you, ta mate see you at weekend


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 05:12 PM

Damn, I forgot your drill.

Now I need to look for it and see which Volvo I left it in!

Anyway I go stopped in the street by a villager in the village today and told that he missed the folk sessions, so fair chance, wot?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 04:01 AM

mmmmmmmmmmmm strange folk round there


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: fisheye
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 09:21 AM

Romany Man, perhaps you could start a ferret farm and get some EU funding....private training ferrets to remove minks. and of course under H&S laws ferrets need a lot of space at least 100 sq yds per ferret.

fisheye


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 02:14 PM

Weasals,Stoats,Skunks and badgers, What you all Beavering on about?

I will be there if I can get there. How far from nearest Station?
                                    What is the nearest station?
                                    and can I walk it from the nearest Station to the Pub in question?

I do not mind a walk I can have a little smoke on the way and enjoy the countryside like I did from Strood to Upnor and its nice to have a pint having walked a thirst because you can drown it in one and by the time the landlady?lord comes back with your change you can ask for another and then take in the faces of disbelief at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 03:13 PM

Romanyman could raise folk singing ferrets, that cannot be heard by the casual listener. Got to have folk ears on. Hey he could sell folk ears as well. Could be a modern day "emporer's new clothes" deal.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 03:34 PM

a ferret farm, folk singing ferrets emoerors clothes, oh the opportunuies are endless, now how do i get the eu funding


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 04:25 PM

I may just has well have asked the "Ferrets" for direction ?

I have purchased a brand spanking new Boston flatback Mandolin and had now,t but trouble with it. The E string keeps breaking. Its broke in the shop when the chap tuned it and he restrung it and it was fine.

By the time I got to Crayford it was outa tune because I had been learning two fingered chords all night on new strings so a friend tuned it for me and woo and behold it broke again. so I did not play Mandolin at Crayford at all.
I fear I may have to take the plate off and file down the string loop hooks? Or shall I wait for a Mandolin Knockholt workshop or give it to the ferrets to sort out? Second hand ?brand new Problems Problems Problems,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 05:06 PM

Pubic transport to Lower Coke is not. I think there might be a bus once a fortnight from Catam (the home of the catamites) bus station, and Catam bus station is not too far from Catam train station. But I suspect it does not on Sundays, nor take you home again. The bus might be a number 136. Dead Horse might know.

It is not walkable. It is over another 7 miles from Upnor.

I told you to buy a 2nd hand mando. Brian Rodgers from Walderslade will be able to fix it.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 06:28 PM

Off topic but re Trevor. He had a bad heart attack on Monday morning, it ptobably started Sunday afternoon . Swift treatment at Kings. No more fags and no driving for a month.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 01:24 AM

Sorry to hear that Mrs Leopard, give the old bugger my fondest best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Mr Hat sir, dont even THINK of walking. That road aint for walkers unless they have suicidal tendencies. Its bad enough driving on it.
Buses are rather more frequent than Herr Bridge seems to realise, but not frequent enough to be a viable option. Last I heard it was a 2hourly service - last one back about 10:30pm. Every other day it runs to a Sunday timetable. Folks out there need the religeon, you know.
I am positive that some poor fool (try DeadHorse) would be willing to pick you up from St Roods Station, (or Catam / Row Chester) but check nearer the day, as my social secretary is apt to wisk me off to sundry other events at very little notice.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:19 AM

GF - is Trevor still in hospital? Please tell him, Chris and I are keeping him in our thoughts.

Pete -Where are you coming from? We may be able to collect you on our way in. That if DH is unable to.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 04:24 AM

Sorry to hear about Trevor Sue, hope he recovers speedily.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:19 PM

Thanks Dead Horse and V.T I will get back to you nearer the time.
I come from Eltham but I can get to Strood or Rochester easy.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete The Hat
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 02:49 PM

I have returned my new Mandolin to the shop and will be getting a brand spanking new one delivered on Thurday.
The latter having came out the shop window with the promise of a set up prior to recieving it so problem solved?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:14 PM

If they know how to do a setup....


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:29 PM

"Hmmmm your not the only one to say that Richard , Re setup.There,does not seem to be much confidence in Music shop these days re there ability to do things like in shop repairs and set ups.

Long gone are the days when Music shops had repair workshops out the back. These days they send them god knows where. But at least I will be able to learn chords etc without strings busting. The instuments fine for a newby to the mandolin like me.When I get has good has you I,ll change it for a more expensive one. any thanks .


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 05:30 PM

Trev coming home in surprisingly rude health tomorrow. He now has a healthy glow rather than the somewhat pale complexion. I have a feeling that this has been brewing for years (possibly since childhood). Glad he's coming home. He'll be with me full time for at least a month. No fags, no driving, and he can't pick up a guitar. Cue for some unkind person.....


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 06:44 PM

Thats Good news Sue.
I am sure no one will make a Cue at a Heart Attack Sue. There,is Jesting and messing about Like Ferrets and dogs and banter but this is different.

My Grandfather had a MILD Heart Attack back in 1988 and it killed him out right . Its good news. Trevors is very lucky. Look after him.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 03:52 AM

WOOT for Trevor!!! WOOT for Sue looking after him!

Really? He cannot pick up a guitar for a month? What can we do to help him through the boredom?

How about surfing You Tube for blues and folk?   Maybe write another parody or two? No pressure Trev.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 04:15 AM

Are you allowed to pick up the guitar and put it on his lap while he sits on the sofa?

Or maye he can use the mandola instead - it's a lot smaller and lighter?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: fisheye
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 04:27 AM

Sue I am sure part of Trevors healing process will be music, fags i am sure he will overcome with your help, perhaps he could emulate Cohen and become a monk, then write lots of songs.
Whatever he chooses we wish him a speedy and full recovery.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 10:54 AM

I'm worried about Trev... he asked me to cut up a carrot and put it in the fridge so he could eat some when he fancied a cigarette. He's not had a "virtual fag"... or has he.... whilst he hasn't touched the carrot, he sits chewing the end of a match... no, not the head. Song is being written. I will suggest the mandola idea. Thanks RB.... loved the sheep beauty contests on the Knockholt thread!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 07:10 AM

And back to the subject matter of the thread.

No dropouts et? Anymore subscribers?

Landlord will this week be bringing me the list of what he can get from Sheps in the way of proper beer to put on the counter in a big box - will a big box be enough?   It depens on numbers... Preferences? I don't much like MasterBrew, nor indeed Shitfire (which is too strong for a session beer too)

Landlady has offered to do us a casserole or stew or something too (I expect with bread dippies), so again numbers are important.

You know you will be stir-crazy after Xmas!

Oh, yes, Romany man, Treacle and Obvious are welcome, the landlord will put his staffie bitch upstairs.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 07:42 AM

I'd have thought that anything by Shepherd Neame (with the possible exception of Canterbury Jack!) would be good.

Porter would get my vote, and it's suitable for the season, although it may have minority appeal.

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 08:11 AM

Yay for Treacle and Obvious! We still plan to be there. We aren't big on beer and Chris is a vegetarian, but we will make do with whatever is there to eat and drink.

I gotta be at work next day.
But I won't be goin early.
No I won't be goin early.

la la la


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 08:31 AM

Now isn't that odd, I quite like Canterbury Jack...

Don't be forgetting this is an Afternoon session, and it may not run on into the evening (depends how it goes)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 11:58 AM

I like porter... if Canterbury Jack is like Tanner's Jack.. great stuff. Got lots of thanks at Rochester for reccomending it to folkies looking for a good pint.... ok kept to subject.... now the news bulletin.
Latest on recovering heart patient. I have just scoured the internet for, and printed the leaflet that he imagined he'd brought home from the hospital. He's busy reading it. He's eating less rubbish and more fruit. Sleeping a bit during the day, but going to bed earlier and getting up by 8 am. He musn't go outside in wet and windy weather, so today he's a couch potato refining his aimlessly mooching about indoors skills. Before I saw the dos and dont's I got him to unscrew a jar of pasta sauce. He mustn't do that. He's watching Coronation Street, we haven't watched soaps for about 3 years. Half an hour of Corrie later and he's looking for something else to do. Time for tea.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 04:48 PM

Ive booked the night off so I will be there if I can get there. With no Train station and a next to Now,t Bus service + To Dangerous roads
to walk down let alone drive down My concern is getting there at all. Still VT AND DEAD HORSE said they maybe able to pick me up so has I said I remind them nearer the time..

Richard if one puts beer in a big box on the counter it will surely leak all over the floor?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 05:42 PM

I think that must be you Pete the Hat. If you think that is likely to be a problem, you can lie on the floor below (below, below).


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 10:53 AM

Down where the drunkards roll?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 11:26 AM

Nah mate, 'There but for Fortune' "Show me the drunkard, as he stumbles out the door"

Go on, who wants teh 100?

Am I good to you, or what??


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 12:08 PM

treacle and obvious like staffie stew wot up wiv im


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 12:16 PM

What a waste Hoff! He didn't even realise that he was teh 100!!

We'll have to "sort 'im" but we'll have to make sure that the ferrets are distracted first (Hettie, you're on lass!!!)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 12:29 PM

You may well have to put up with me that afternoon as the Christmas stir crazy season hits. No drink though, just very weak shandy seeing as I'm the driver.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 12:44 PM

Steve O'Kane has just asked me to put a poem on the mudcat about trev so have put it on the tdl thread.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 12:51 PM

Steve O'Kane has just asked me to put a poem on the mudcat about trev so have put it on the tdl thread.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 02:04 PM

Iam seriously considering buying a Microlite. £13000.new. I can get to all the folk sessions I want to then and they can be out the back and behond .So what. That ,ll be something wouldnt it to nose dive down on Knockholt with out having the par-larva of buses and lifts.

Does one require a licence for such a contraption?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 04:08 PM

Cool! Sheep buzzing. You can herd us folkies around the field.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 06:06 PM

Yes you do Pete but there is a microlight airfield in Middle Stoke wo you could get here (if you got the plane and the licence, and how are ou going to take off in Lewisham, down the A20 or something?

This is getting very weird, this and the Knockholt thread. I think the new Mudcat core is vapourising lysergic acid out of our screens...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 04:25 PM

Good, innit Hoff! :-)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 04:54 PM

If the Good Lord had intended for man to fly......
Discuss


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 07:09 PM

You will be very welcome John.

DH, grammar, please! What is that intrusive "for"?

If the Good Lord Iif any) had intended humans to fly, he would have let the Norse discover the effects of fly agaric (the toadstool).


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 02:13 PM

I like vikings.

to the tune of Frere Jaques, everybody sing

I'm a viking
I'm a viking
so are you
so are you
let's go kill a Norman
let's go kill a Norman
biff bam boom
biff bam boom

And again as a round.

I once had a bumper sticker on my guitar case.

Vikings disembarking from longboats to raid a village. In the text balloon over the leaders head

Right men, this time pillage and rape first! Then burn!

Now going to learn the Sun is Also a Warrior.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 03:02 PM

my ferrets are not for distracting sir, egad whatever next


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 03:28 PM

Sorry Tam, but the Normans were Vikings, hence the name


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 04:14 PM

Sorry Growler

Normans were French

Vikings were Danes

Saxons were Germans

Romans were bastards

Don't mess with me. I am a former Scadian.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 04:30 PM

well normans are french vikings. assimilated to french in normandy.

I like vikings. vikings rock!

song above is a hangover from somoe SCA silliness.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Girl Friday sans cookie
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 05:13 PM

Trevor reckons he's a Viking. Always puts that on Demographics queries. He's got violet eyes, a Viking trait, apparently.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 09:00 AM

It's the horns stickin' out from the 'ed wot gives it away.
By the time ya see wot colour eyes they got it too bloody late, mate!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 12:45 PM

It's a total myth... Vikingd never 'ad 'orns on their 'elmets !


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 01:36 PM

Reenactors use horns for quaffing ale and mead from, not for sticking to their heads.

If the reenactors don't do it then the real thing didn't either.

Having said that did you know that duct tape is considered period, by many Scadians?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 01:42 PM

Horns on there Helmets ? EXTREAM BODY PIECING THAT AN IT?
Girl Friday Vikings didnt have violet eyes they had violent eyes.

My uncle was a terrible ventquilicrist.
He would stick his hand up me A... and tell me not to say anything


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 24 Nov 08 - 09:22 PM

I am going to stick with Guitar,
Mandolin,s going on Knockholt Bonfire. See if I dont.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 07:39 AM

if god intended man to fly ? define god, fly , man,
if people were meant to fly i would not have a bloody great gun, bring on the micro, love an elevated movin target


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 09:06 AM

I'll be going so I can give some people a lift. Only drawback is that if I have the day off on Monday I won't be driving back until Monday morning. I'll know nearer the time.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 03:41 PM

Pete,
A very famous man once said "If at first you don't succeed,
destroy all evidence that you ever tried".

(Replying to "Mandolin,s going on Knockholt Bonfire. See if I dont.")


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM

Hi Pete
Why not put your hat on the bonfire instead, then you could be known as ' Pete the Mandolin ' ?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 05:30 PM

or put head on??????????????????nah that wouldnt work,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 06:54 PM

Peter the landlord has just shown me the beer list - I ahve asked him to go away and get details of teh "seasonal special" (which I expect will be the Sheps winter warmer or Xmas Ale) and teh "microbrewery special ale" which MIGHT be something form the Nelson Brewery.

Now our attendance list (of beer drinkers) might be

Me
Melodeonboy
Growler
Carrie (if you think the film was scary, watch her drink)
Maybe her oppo Clive
Little Legs (aka Wee Jock)
Essex Girl
Kev the Clogs
The Barden of England (on shandy)
Brian Rodgers
Mumblin Len (if fit) and Girl Friday and maybe a Leopard Cub.
Graham "plunk" Anstee
Sue and Tony Urwin
Virginia and her Tams
Possibly MGAS and Richard Atkins
Woodsie
Naughty 40 (and that is only her bra size)
Romany Man
Dipsodeb and Pat (wonderful harp player)
Dead Horse (shame he sings) and maybe Mrs Dead Horse
Folksinger 54 (if we are lucky)
PTH
Fisheye and George

Allow a quarter for no-shows, that makes 21 folking drinkers at 3 pints each makes 63 pints of real ale = nearly 8 gallons = a small barrel, not just a box.

Shall I tell Peter the landlord that - as planned consumption - or more, or less? And given the above do we have a view as to the preferred nature of the brew or what?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 01:57 AM

Virginia and her Tams

I beg your pardon



Just what the h*** is that supposed to mean. My name is Tam (short for Tamara rhymes with camera) and I am from Virginia in case some of you are still confused.

BTW I can only drink cider and in that short a time (only 2 for me) and as Chris is driving he will only be on the shandy.

Still trying to figure out what her Tams means.... mumble mumble... some sort of euphemism... grumble.....


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 03:44 AM

It's like a band name in the old days>>>

Wanders off shaking head about senses of humour...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 04:01 AM

Richard: Can I say how proud I am to be second only to you on the list of beer drinkers?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:00 AM

I will quite likely be bringing AN Other with me but he will be driving so not really drinking - I guess I will just have to drink his share!!!!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 09:43 AM

I have been doing a bit of research on this boozer
( Not Richard the Pub)
apparently its famous for one thing and one thing only and that why Shepherd Neams have got it ,


Hoogath or is it Hogarth the famous Painter stayed there for two nights. Back in God knows when.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 09:44 AM

Sorry that was me Mr Moderator. Fell off me chair


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 10:16 AM

Yes, that was the pub before it burnt down, and Hogarth did indeed spend a very debauched weekend there back in 1600 and frozen to death. The new building is the age I stated above.

If you are into Hogarth, while you are here it may be worth visiting the Hogarth Arms on the Isle of Grain a few miles down the road (overshoot, landfall is Zeebrugge) and the church there too.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:05 PM

Whatdyamean "Dead Horse (shame he sings)"?
I dont mind the inference that my singin is bad, but it implies that I do something else to overcome this shortfall.
But I cant think what.
Not the triangle bashin, surely?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:15 PM

Drinking?
Barracking?
Storytelling?
Bringing Mrs Horse?
Entertaining us with the waterproof socks in the sandals?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 12:25 PM

I got the and her Tams referrence straight off. Sorry Tam. Weren't they an American band, and didn't they sing "Have You Seen Her?" Or was that Archie Bell and The Drells?

Was wondering earlier this afternoon how much Mumblin' L would be allowed to drink. Beer might be off limits for him too. Apparently lots of things happen post heart attack invcluding raised sugar levels.Only 2 more weeks to go before he's allowed to drive again.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 01:57 PM

LOL!!!! It was VT that said "walks away shaking head" in a previous thread/post, that involved you and I Mr RB!! I find it amusing that you have said the same (nearly) and that VT has blown a fuse this time. This site is just the same as Text messages - the English is correct (in the main) and common to all - it's just the translation that sometimes gets confused and then causes some sparks.

By the way, talking of sparks Hoff - your list is missing an important person - Dilligaf!!! I won't tell her that you missed her off the list (well, maybe I will), but I'm sure someone else will!!!!

Beer sounds good, it all sounds good.

Carrie - You MUST turn up on said day, as I want to plead with you to join Bishop Gundulf's Morris as a fully accomplished and able and capable Fiddle player!!!!!! Please!!!! You DID say during the summer that would think about it!!!!

Hoff - PM me for details re last comment, if you have not guessed already!!!

OK - off to start sorting out the dance programme for BGM for 2009.

Bye for now.................

Slightly merry Kev!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 02:21 PM

RB just doesn't get the American humours of sense.   

I did not get the allusion to band name thing which is quite surprising as I was addicted to the whole Motown thing in the early 70s when I was a tender 12 to 14 year of age.

I did assume, albeit erroneously it was something untoward but I was not really upset by it. I was just goofing. It's that sarcasm thing we Yanks do so well. We think sarcasm is funny but really it is passive aggressive. I will try to rein it in in future.

Is it a full moon?

p.s. I noticed Dilli wasn't on the list too, but was in a hurry this morning before work to post my little play... err play my little post... you know what I mean.

We all friends again?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 03:08 PM

ere there aint no margerine on the list, i will have to ring her, ducks and hides behind a very large horse, guarded by rampant ferrets and mad jack russells, only jokin rb.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 03:12 PM

Oh and romany mans other arf wont be comin niether as the ( those that know,) apprieciation society have kidnaped her till new year. oh well drowns sorrows , gives up , crawls back under stone till festivities cease


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:01 PM

Dilligaf usually drinks cider.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:06 PM

Oh, do Americans do sarcasm?

(retreats behind nuclear umbrella)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:08 PM

Oh so she don't count? Then neither do I. Me nor my Tams


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:09 PM

Dilligaf usually drinks anything


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:20 PM

Hide behind whatever you like RB. I am not rising to it.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 05:55 PM

Double that beer order if you please, Richard.

I plan to attend, and having spent Chrimbo with the wee'uns, I shall probably be muy toisty.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 06:08 PM

Win will drive you home?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 06:47 PM

Quite right Growler - Dilligaf drinks whatever, especially real ale (Tut tut Hoff, you should know this by now) Ps, hope you are heartened by my last PM - we will succeed!!

RM - if you DARE ring margarine, both Hoff and I will have your sweetbreads removed, toasted and distributed amongst the assembled guests on the very afternoon that we plan to meet - get my drift dear boy!!! :-)))) If L is away with the outlaws at that time, then it will do you good to be with us - WE who are responsible and caring and will guide you suitably during such times - (thinking about it, you're probably better off going to the sales!!!! - only kidding!)

Anyone got any CONCRETE dates for Deal and Tenterden 2009 as I am putting together our programme - tried surfing and not had much/any luck with these two!!!

Kev


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 08:28 AM

I aint got any concreat dates I have got a couple of cardboard one,s



If I was to remove 4 of the Mandolin strings and keep the remaining four on.
1.E.1.A 1D,1G.
I have been told this will improve my chord changing ability in reguards to the more difficult chords, (which is any chord but a two fingered one.)

Has anyone heard the likes of this ?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 01:13 PM

But it won't be a mandolin. It will probably be a Uke. The whole point is to learn the chords with the correct strings on the instrument. You only need to learn 3 or 4 chords to get going.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Girl Friday sans cookie
Date: 27 Nov 08 - 02:14 PM

B*****r ! The last of my unused Tenterden programmes went out in the recycling this morning. I'm sure it said in there when the 2009 date was! Anyway, it's always first weekend in October. Likewise if anyone has this year's (albeit somewhat useless) Deal programme...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:54 AM

Don't know if I will be able to make this now as lift has fallen through. Will see if I can sort something else out.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:54 AM

i got a bag of concrete, if pete takes it up on his microlite he could drop it on deal for me, im deferabrly goin to the sales on new years day, lots of drinkin buying and sellin, proper gypsy singin, not the crap most people have been conned into thinkin are gypsy songs, and no marerine, as she is going to someplace on the 28th hee hee, sweetmeats any one


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 09:28 AM

Actually Woodsie, if you google the history of the mandocaster you will see that it was first invented in 4-string format


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 11:03 AM

Woodsie, send me an email address of yours, I've just received a fascinating bit of guitar trivia that I will forward to you...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:05 PM

NaughtyForty why dont Maria by the sea take you any more?

What she told you about me is complete crap.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:29 PM

What did she tell me about you Pete?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:50 PM

I,ll start a thread.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 05:56 PM

two spiders sittin on the web eatin lunch, mr spider says to mrs spider, dont you love me no more, mrs spider says, no i dont, mr spider says well get your hand off me flies then, ho hum just got bored so thought id share it wiv ya.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 06:43 PM

Romany Man I have found the Faversham Treacle mines.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:52 PM

Im serious for once.
Richard in ref to the Pub. Hogarth etc. When did that pub burn down?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 03:34 AM

I think it was aomewere between 1850 and 1880 but not sure. I'll see if Peter the Landlord knows, later today. I have to have a row with him about the noise the karaoke was making last night!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 09:31 PM

I have a working man club at the end of my road .Im in a neighbourhood where you can hear a pin drop unlss its Karaoke night. Thank god its only fortnightly. Decided against a Microlight to bloody complicated.It would be handy form of transport for these folky sessions though.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM

'Rough and Ready' V Karaoke. Any Bets?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 05:28 PM

No, Simon, that's "Croaky".


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 08:11 AM

Pete your at chislhurst, sorry mate same shape but infested wiv man eatin , hetty lovin ferrets, no one has found em and lived to tell, as the trteacle ferrets get em


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 06:01 PM

There are chalk mines in Crayford any one know where they are located.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 06:47 AM

down by the station, but now a housing estate, cant wait till they sink and the posh folks wiv em


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 03:28 PM

Thanks Romany Man

Do you know if there is access into them a hatch or a enterence


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 10:16 AM

I've got chalk caves at the back of my house in Chipstead. They were used in WW2 to keep paintings from the London galleries safe from the blitz.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 04:41 PM

nah they stuck em there to stop me nickin em, ha ha, p the h no entrances now. all covered wiv concrete, just like the rest of kents gonna be soon.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 01:37 PM

Thanks Romany man .
How about you Kev the Clogs any hatches or enterences. Or do you know who owns them ?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 06:50 PM

I was taking a tour round Chislehurst caves the other night,
when a big tall figure wearing a Black Cloak and Hood carrying a big stick with a curled blade came up to me and said in a hissing voice
                               "I AM DEATH.
          I said
         " I,LL speak up.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 02:33 AM

oh boy here we go , someone pulled a cracker early, just to get the joke out


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Dec 08 - 08:05 AM

Not everyone gets to pull a cracker in a folk setting, RM, some of us pull dogs (or ferrets).

And so to the serious matter: beer.

I have spoken again to Peter the licensee today. Sheps have been mucking him about and he has not been able to find out what session/seasonal beers he will be able to get in small barrel or large box for serving under gravity.

I will check again tomorrow evening, Monday.

I'm not a mad fan of Masterbrew - but it is the weakest (3.8, I think) so perhaps a choice for the drivers.

If it is still available, Kent's Best (which I prefer) is I think 4.1.

I quite like the Late Red (not sure of the strength offhand) and the Oyster Stout (quite strong I think).

Sheps also do some Xmas beers in bottles - but they are IMHO too strong to drink as session beers. They are WAY stronger than Shitfire (Spitfire) and Nun's Pleasure (Bishop's Finger)- but they are well reviewed. Shall I suggest Peter gets a few bottles in and leaves them on the shelf unrefrigerated?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 15 Dec 08 - 02:19 AM

Rb im hopeing to get the old rattler to rochester, a far better idea than driving at this time of year, so all being well consumption of late red would go down nice,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 15 Dec 08 - 07:07 AM

I dont care what it is has long has it beer. I,ll drink anything,

But I hate Cider or anything for that matter that tastes remotely like Apples.Except Apples which I like alot .ANYWAY.

My problem still remains in regards to getting there.
I can get to Rochester or strood thats about it. If anyones driving I could meet em up on there route and pay petrol.

Or I could go to work and get paid double time. has there is a staff crisis in the workplace on the 28th and there gagging for someone to come in.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 15 Dec 08 - 11:33 AM

Pete. I am PMing my mobile phone number to you. We can pick you up in Rochester on our way through.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 03:27 PM

VT will you folk be at Rochester Wassail we can make arrangments then. Cheers.
Im mobile phone free at the moment I dropped the thing do the toilet.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 03:35 PM

God I didn't know people actually did that. Was it you that started that phone in the toilet thread on the Mudcat a few months back?

Yes we will be at the Wassail Saturday and Sunday. See you there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 05:40 PM

I be at Rochester Saturday not Sunday unfortunately gotto work Sunday night.
No that was not me re thread phone down toilet not guilty on that one.
see you there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 05:44 PM

I just went over to check the beer.

Bleeding Pete had decided to have an early night!

Pub shut!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 17 Dec 08 - 03:38 PM

What a par-larva RB,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Dec 08 - 05:27 PM

Tonight he was awake. Sheps have been playing their cards close to their chest. He doesn't know what they will be offering him but tomorrow is the last order date - so he will have to take what they offer. I have said that if he gets the choice he should go (in order of preference: -

1. A "seasonal special" - if it is not too strong.
2. Kent's Best.
3. Late Red.
4. Masterbrew.

It has indeed been such a palaver that I decided not to offer to guarantee him his money back on the second mini-barrel, so if there is only one mini-barrel and it runs out you will have to drink something else.

Still no sign of the new grate for the log burner in teh saloon end. THe little Victorian fireplace (alas no vintage surround) at the end we will be at does fairly well though, so we will be all right even if the punters chill.

Romany man - if you have a spare storm grating and two bricks in the yard, we could pop them into the logburner with no grate and improvise - I have chainsaw and some logs over the road!

If all else fails we'll have to bring some of my Calor fires over - but it is alleged to be getting warmer, innit?

Or we could snuggle up to Dilligaf, one side at a time.

Or the ferrets.

Or Seamus.

Off to practise Sir Patrick Spens - but don't worry, I probably won't have it learned by the 28th.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 03:19 AM

i will see whats layin around if you get my drift what size opening are we looking at, what size surround, would he be intersted in tiled non tiled, seamus in the bar would keep us all warm, but the bugger would hog the bar, and im not fighting him for space , hes tooooooo strong.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 06:48 AM

No, no tiling, he has a logburner built by someone stupid out of 1/4 inch plate, and the only air ingress is through the front doors which also hold the logs in - so when you open them to get a draught the pub burns down!

Regulating airflow would be possible but too tricky for a temporary bodge.

All that is needed as an emergency measure is a metal grid (ie firebed) that we can prop the front of up a couple of inches to let air through underneath the fire so tha tit draws, leave the front door open a bit, the tilt keeps the logs on the fire! Maybe.

A whole log basket would be grand if there was one going to scrap (dammit, I gave one away 4 years ago), but otherwise you get my drift about using a storm drain grille.

I'll pop over and measure it now.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 07:00 AM

Problem solved! The grate is installed in that burner now and is burning smokeless with a log on top and looks lovely and the whole pub is lots warmer so we will be fine at both ends!

Landlord out now but I'll pop in later and report back on the beer situation.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 03:49 PM

As mentioned RB, the INTENTION is for Dilligaf and myself to be there, BUT, Val has a Balloon Flight booked for that afternoon, so it will depend on a) if it takes place and, b)if it takes place, what time will it finish!!!

Kev


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 03:59 PM

You in and out that pub like a fiddlers elbow.

Glad the fire,s sorted out.
I suggest, being a man of Fire meself that he lights the Fire on a regular basis, untill confidence grows that the grate will work without fault. We dont want a reacurence of 1668.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 04:04 PM

Thank God for that, Richard. I've never seen calour gas burned on a wood burner


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 05:05 PM

Pete, were you pissed in 1666? That's the usual date for the event that began on Pudding Lane and ended at Pie Corner.

I've been in again tonight (oo-er Missus) and the beer on the bar will be Kent's Best - a 10 gallon barrel ordered especially for us folkies - a drinkable strength and less sulphurous than the MasterBrew.

First come, first served.

After it's gone, lagers, bottled ciders, bottled Shitfire, bottled Nun's Pleasure.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 05:40 PM

Kent's Best? Sounds good to me! Well done, Richard.

(Though I confess to being partial to a bit of sulphur!)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 07:31 PM

1666 "What a year

31st of January 1666 the invention of the 1st pint of Kronenburg lager.By Dr Issac Kronenburg and his wife Stella.

1st September 1666. The 1st shipment of Kronenburg lager arrives at Tilbury docks London.

Thomas Fayrnor Baker to King Charlas 2nd buys 2 barrels get pissed knocks over a candle and sets his flat alight in Pudding Lane.

What I did not know Richard was that the fire spread has far has The Isle of Grain to the village of Lower Stoke and set the/your Pub alight and burned it down?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 19 Dec 08 - 10:27 AM

I GOTTA PUT THESE BLEEDING DRAINS BACK NOW, oh sod it i put em in the metal.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 06:34 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 04:19 PM

Hey Richard. Okay to do some mumming at your thing?

heh heh heh....I mean can we sing a mumming song at this event?

What is the start time?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 04:35 PM

Do what you like!

Pub technically opens I think at noon, so I'll prolly wander over within half an hour after that, but I expect it will stagger into life rather like the Good Intent. It starts when people turn up and sing! If that's one, two, three, whatever!

Remember we have to finish teh barrel.

So I hope someone learns "Bring us a barrel"!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 07:59 PM

Yes RB, I'll not be driving meself, given that I expect at some point to be driveling, as a result of the fallin' down water.

I may even use my bus pass, assuming they go out there on Sundays.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 21 Dec 08 - 09:16 PM

More chance of getting abducted by aliens than getting a bus there and back on a Sunday!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 03:22 AM

John Barden told me he had researched the busses and that it was technically possible to get here by bus on Sunday. Whether that is true on THAT Sunday may be a good question. The travel time by bus from Chatham is considerable, since the bus journey involves a circular tour of Hoo and High Halstow, I think. A bus back may be even less likely.

And if a bus fails to arrive you will be stuck.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 03:46 AM

Ah-hah.

According to the bus-maps you can use the 191, 197, or 796. But only the 191 on Sundays (unless I have done something wrong - check it yurself!

You have in theory a 191 bus leaving the Pentagon at 11.48 am that will get you to Lower Stoke at 12.33. If it runs. Miss it and the next one is two hours later. If it runs.

There is only one bus back. It leaves Lower Stoke at 16.47 (if it runs) and arrive at the Pentagon at 17.38 The next bus is early the following morning.


There has been some talk of a group of people hiring an 8 seater taxi from Chatham. If it's full the price per head will probably be modest - maybe a fiver one way.

Otherwise car sharing would be a good option.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 01:11 PM

Nice to see you are doing your bit for Anglo/American relations across the pond RB - the concept of a bus to and from the Pentagon fills me with shock and awe - will we ACTUALLY have a bus that gets there, but you won't get a seat because it will be filled with Secret Servicemen (shock) AWE (excuse the pun), will GWB be making an appearance and starting out on his new solo career as a bumbling folk singer? I bet the new guy could get the bus services running better (still a bit wet during the middle bit of the journey though!!!).


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 02:35 PM

Bob Dylan lives near the Pentagon..? Get him a Oyster card and I bet he be up for it.


What is nearer Chatham.Strood.or Rochester. I understand . lower Stoke is some 7miles further then UPYOURS ,I mean UPNOR.
JUST IN CASE I GET ,REPRIVE FROM THE WORK HOUSE.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 05:04 PM

St. Rude is the nearest station. But I don't think the busses go their on Sundays.

Starting from St. Rude teh local communities en route are

Chavven DEEEEEEN (Chattenden)
Who? (Hoo)
High Arsehole (High Halstow)
Fenn Street Corner (!)
Upper Dogsbottom (Upper Stoke)
Middle Dogsbottom (Middle Stoke)
Lower Coke (Lower Stoke)
and then on to the Isle of Brain (not) in one direction and
Swanscombe on Marsh (ooops, Alhallows) in the other, where you can still see the Piltdown man winning pub quizzes (and brawls).

Deliverance has little on us!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 06:01 PM

Right seriously.been doing me home work. and has a serious walker the route is quite stright forward, although I have been advised by Dead horse that the roads are too dangerous to walk,I quote there bad enough driving.


From Strood railway station to Lower Stoke.directly down the A28.

Strood station to Nags head Pub is 6.3miles. I could walk that in just over an hour.

I got these details from a route finder on Google.


I AM DETERMINED TO GET OUT OF WORK THAT NIGHT.SEE IF
APPEARS MANAGEMENT IS JUST HAS DETEREMINED TO GET ME IN.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 06:10 PM

Pete, it's in the afternoon not evening.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 07:24 PM

Pete the hat, If you are anywhere near A28 then you are bleedin' miles off route mate.
Marks for homework 7/10. Must try harder.
And as for bus running times, I used to run that route regular, and on a Sunday total running time was 55mins each way and it was a two hourly service leaving Chatham at 48 mins past the hour.
Cowboy Arriva got 1hr 10mins for same journey weekdays.
See Sunday Time Table and scroll down to Grain Buses (Sundays)
Bus stop nr Strood Stn is actually the one outside Prince Of Wales pub.
Bus does not stop unless you stick yer hand out.
Bus is old and drafty/rickety.
So is driver.
Most drivers are mean an' 'ornery, wiv no sense of humour.
Some have no sense of direction either.
For gawds sake get yerself a lift mate!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 07:47 PM

I think that was fat finger syndrome. A 228.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 22 Dec 08 - 08:33 PM

Afternoon sess. ok. NIGHT WORK PISSED NOT OK. MANAGAEMENT OWE ME PAY BACK TIME.
A228 ,from strood station. FAT FINGER SYNDROME INDEED.
Thanks dead Horse.
Thanks Richard.

arranging Lift not easy untill I know for sure I can come, dont wanna mess folk about.

I had this Traval problem at otford got there one day b4 everyone else and slept in BEER TENT.HMMMMMM.

NO BEER TENT THIS TIME I KNOW.
IF I GET THE OK FROM WORK i,LL RETURN TO THE LIFTS OFFERED. VT SAID THERE,S A PICKUP FROM ROCHESTER ON THERE WAY THROUGH.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 06:11 AM

Pete, PM me your mobile number because if I am going I will be going right through Rochester and would also be able to pick you up from the station. However, like you, I am not entirely sure if I am going yet.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: fisheye
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 07:34 AM

Pete: Re 28th. If you are capable of going, let me know somehow: here,mobile or FM site, I am sure you can be squashed in the car. George should be driving and he has an instrument box on the roof.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 12:47 PM

Pete

The offer of lift still stands from me and Chris as well. So Dude, you now have a number of potential lifts from home and from Rochester Station.
Where do you need to be back at afterwards and at what time? You might just luck out, getting door to door service from different drivers.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 02:26 PM

Ok I can Not have the evening off that a dead cert. when my line manager wants me to help out next time HE CAN GO SUCK A ORANGE

If I go.imust be back at London Waterloo for 1720. latest. I must be in work for 1740. I am going to put a spare Mobile number on this page and I will check the page over the holiday. I will carry this Mobile with me untill after the event. Thank you everyone for your kind offers of lifts and I will pay the petrol without doubt. my spare,seldom taken out of the drawer mobile Number is 07743500456. I will carry this mobile from tommorow night 24th December. Fisheye is the most likely person fore he live just up the road.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 26 Dec 08 - 12:42 PM

Pete -

Have you sussed the lift with Fisheye?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: fisheye
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 02:50 AM

Romany man: I have PM you regarding a little problem.
To all others I hope to see you all at Lower Stoke.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 07:35 AM

Lookign forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

We had a good session with Bishop Gundulfs (without margarine) at the Fenn Bell on boxing day, looking forward to a repeat only better.

Alas Matt who did not play at the Fenn Bell will have returned to London (you remember, the brilliant guitarist who sometimes does accompaniment for Rachel) and Rachel will be on the way to York, but Royston will be down for the Nags, so if I remmber to do Ramble away in D not E his voice may survive for us to do Blood Red Roses in A rather than B!.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: naughtyforty
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 12:50 PM

Really sorry but I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Hope to see some of you next weekend though.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 02:38 PM

fisheye ok got prob sussed hope you ready for the answer its not nice, but hey do i look like i got the prob, hee hee you gotta take it all that way, oooohhhh may the gods have mercy.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 04:06 PM

I can make it - yippee!!!
I can't make my mind up about the bus. I can get there OK, but I'm worried about the return journey. Anybody going past Chatham Railway station at about 18:30 ?? ( as a lift back to Chatham)
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 04:17 PM

Hope y'all have a great time - no lift or transport available for me I'm afraid.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 04:53 PM

John I'm at Winchester tomorrow, but intend to pick up the shirt murderer from Rochester. I'll give you a ring when I get back from Hampshire, I,m sure we can sort something out


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 05:08 PM

OK Simon and thanks - I'll go down by Bus and pray !!!!
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 08:58 PM

If there are several needing to go back to Catham at the end a collective taxi might be a viable solution.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 05:06 AM

I count 18 suitable session seats/stools for people swinging guitars or other instruments, and a good amount of other space/benches.

should we bring our 2 folding camp chairs?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 05:15 AM

Yipeee!!! Eye of the fosh it picking me up - I haven't had a pint for 8 days. looking forward to seeing y'all!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 05:16 AM

That should read Eye Of The Fish. Foshter's is a drink.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 05:26 AM

Woodsie

Is Fisheye giving Pete the Hat a lift?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 05:34 AM

Decided to come by car and lay off the booze (and not stand in this cold weather at a freezing bus-stop). Although I've been a fairly good bunny over the celebrations a day off wouldn't be such a bad idea. Planning to be there around 1 o'clock

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 07:37 AM

Looks like I'll be there more around 2pm now. Sunday morning laziness came over me :-)

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 08:02 AM

Nearly made it!! Was just getting ready to leave when my son turned up to collect his controller that he had left behind from boxing day (can't do without PS3)

He came all the way over from Crystal Palace and I didn't have the heart to turn him back again straight away. Sorry Richard hope you all have a great time.

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous new year to you all.

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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 02:02 PM

Well I went to work folks the thought of having to leave you lot early while the session carried on was unbearable. Apart from that
I could not have a drink and go to work and if the session did go on and was a good sess I would have blown work out completely so common sense prevailed in the end. Thanks again to those to offered lifts.

Anyway a list of future dates?events may be handy so I can plan ahead.

still I was very constuctive I stayed at home and disconnected the Spegettti of old radiator pipes around me house. And boxed in the new ones.
I wonder if one can play the radiator pipes.drill holes in them and attach a tumpet mouth piece or better still reverse the process and attach them to a hooversave all that blowing. I,ll give it a go. I ,ll bring it to knockholt. It will give me something to mess about with after I have burned me Mandolin.

Mandolin burning will take place on the Saturday night at Knockholt.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 05:09 PM

What's the verdict?

Do we fancy doing one on Sun 25th Jan?

Can anyone who studies feetball tell me whether that day is likely to be ruined by moronball on TV?

I am ambivalent. We did in the barrel all but a couple of pints and the Kent's best was nice, and teh acoustics were good, but the TV was on (contrary to promises), the pub was a bit loud (with the landlord actively participating in that noise), the landlady did not bother to do any nibbles (and FFS roast tatoes are cheap), they only lit one fire and it was not adequately warm.

Large percentage of no-shows indicates the location is not good for all.

I'll run with the majority.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 06:22 PM

Richard I would have been there old bean, if I could have got the time off. I really enjoy these folk sessions has it involves firstly drinking secondly playing and thirdly great people.

We all have to miss sessions because of work.
distance is nothing to me. Where theres a pub there a way I say.I can drive but choose not too.

Lift or no lift. get a lift, Hitch, walk start at 6am in the morning. My Polish Girlfriends got the right hump with me she said I should have phoned in sick." She up the pole. She wanted to come and crash at mine afterwards, Which is all very well ,she dont go back to work till Jan 5th 2009.While she stays at her parents house in Chislehurst. This is not a rant this is the truth.

We all had the same Par-larva with Otford and the football. I cannot see a round way that one. The same with noisey Regualars /landlords.
in regards to food I got starving hungry at Rochester and went round the chip shop and brought the food back in the pub. within minutes overs followed suit and the terrific landlady and landlord said nothing. After all if one drinks it healthy to eat too boot. I have just checked my work rota and I am off the 23rd 24th 25th Jan 09. So yes second time round I will be there if it come,s off .
Regards Pete.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 28 Dec 08 - 07:06 PM

Generally, I think I'd go along with your comments, Richard, and it was a little frustrating at times trying to hear some of the quieter singers over the noise. However, I thought that the overall mood was positive and that people had a good time.

I don't know what the situation is regarding football on the telly. I'm fairly sure that there won't be a full fixture list on the 25th Jan., as there was today, but there may well be F.A. Cup matches. Whether that makes any difference, I don't know. I suspect that they have it on all the time anyway. Best to ask the landlord on that one, I think.

Provisionally, I'd be interested in another session (e.g. January) there. I shan't make any bold promises - you know, many a slip (i.e. Jumbo Gumbo gig) twixt cup and lip!

Finally, thanks for organising it, Richard. I think it was well worth doing.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 04:41 AM

Yes

Thank you Richard. Was a bit noisy on the bar side but we really enjoyed ourselves. It is a nice little pub. Good acoustics too or I should never have heard (Fisheye's friend I think Paul). Sorry I had a bit of the brain freeze and passed my singing turn a few times. Don't know if it was the cold or just the unfamiliar environment. Suspect it was latter.

re doing it again. Maybe ask the landlord if it is worth it to him to have monthly music sessions. Would have been good, if he had come over and welcomed us, showed interest. At Blackmore the pub landlord, keeps sneaking upstairs and hangs about the door of the function room to have a listen until he is called back down to the bar. So we know we are truly welcome.

As far as nibbles are concerned... if monthly session does go forward there is nothing to stop us asking for and contributing little cash towards provision of a few baskets of hot nibbles.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 04:45 AM

Well I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The music and people were first class. The pub ...

Thanks Richard for organising, thanks george/fisheye for the lift - will come again.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 04:58 AM

Even i had a good time rb thanks, it was a good session, had to leave early as other commitments on the horse front, wish i could have stayed a bit longer, im glad kev got over his stage fright and had a good sing up, blimey i even found meself havin a little singalong, as for the pub, me sat nav thought it was in a field, bloody technology, but apart from that on a personal note, it felt that the landpersons didnt really show any enthusiasm apart from selling the extra beer, the accous the acou the sounds in the pub were good apart from the noisy end and yes i agree with rich the landlord was not above raising his voice, with the rabble. i would love another session like that one if possible, perhaps a force of numbers would shut the buggers up, we were few in number. a good afternoon richard thanks.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 07:58 AM

I forgot to mention Kev the Clogs. What an astounding voice. 2 of yesterday's tingles came from Kevin singing. I like that he adjusted his dynamics to cover the bar crowd noise. Why has he been hiding his light under a bushel?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:04 AM

Yes, indeed. He was really belting it out. Well done, Kev.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:31 AM

I managed to capture just under 7 minutes of it on pretty poor quality video look here - woodsie's blog


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 12:29 PM

Good job of bringing order to chaos, Woodsie!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 04:43 PM

What a nana, I had assumed that this was an evening session and that I could fullfill my Inlaw transportation to Winchester and come along in the evening.
    It wasn't till i phoned the Shirt Murderer at 13.00hs from Hampshire, that he told me that I was late. I was realy looking forward to this session and regret that I didn't make it. I hope you had a good time


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:01 PM

My Mandolin would not tune up Because.
The string groves on the nut were not deep enough.
The string hooks needed filing down. barbs.
The strings were to high on the bridge.
the machine heads were to stiff. gave em a squirt of 3 in 1.
now they turn with ease.and my Mandolin has got a knockholt bonfire reprive. Oh the benifits of doing night work and a online setup.

Hey fiddle dee de if you are going to do it do it yourself.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 29 Dec 08 - 08:09 PM

Ohh and the bridge string groves were to shallow filed them out abit.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: fisheye
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 03:57 AM

Many thanks to RB for organizing a very successful afternoon session. The pub and landlord could have been a little warmer, (perhaps they were more used to inebriated karaoke louts, without any senses )
It was definitely a little to loud to hear my delicate voice and from the feedback even George was difficult to hear.. So it was a wonderful to hear Kevin voice again over coming a 42" TV screen and the noise from the bar.' Welcome back Kevin'. Also VT's voice added to a wonderful session.

As for another session Yes George and myself would be interested.........Alas a Sunday would
be difficult for the Fair Maiden of Nottingham (FMN)

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 09:18 AM

Well I enjoyed the session. I have just worked out that there were only about 8 of us drinking the bitter (how many pints were in that barrel?) I'm up for another session at the end of January. I'll have to drive then unfortunately, but at least then I can offer a lift to anyione in my vicinity who's interested. Happy New Year and I hope to see as many of you that can make it on Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 10:22 AM

Looks like we won't be making Essex Girl's party.

I have the ragging sinus cold thing again. I will PM Eessex Girl, but just in case she doesn't check this thread or her PM's could someone who knows her phone number give her a ring and let her know I am sending apologies.

Thanks

ViralTam


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 12:06 PM

I was told it was a 72-pint barrel, but that some of the locals were taking it too.

OK, who was on the Kent's Best?


I reckon -
Me
Linda
Linda's friend whose name I forget...
Val
Kevin
Romany Man
Dead Horse
John Barden (shandy 'cos driving)
Royston (limited number 'cos driving)

Who else?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:22 PM

I had only half pint of the Barrel cause I ain't much of a drinker
Chris had one pint of same cause he was driving


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 04:10 PM

I know that you may not have noticed I was there, as I blended in so well with the Christmas tree, but I would have thought that there were two Kevins drinking it. Or was Kev the Clogs on sweet martinis??????


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 04:25 PM

Well of course I had had so many I was seeing single instead of double (and you were driving shirtmurderer) -

So that makes: -
Me
Linda
Linda's friend whose name I forget...
Val
Kevin
Kevin
Romany Man
VT (little bit)
The Silent One (little bit)
Dead Horse
John Barden (shandy 'cos driving)
Royston (limited number 'cos driving)

= 12 (but some very limited)

So it is starting to look as if some of us were drinking more than our fair share!

What were Fair Maide, George and Fisheye drinking?

And Paul and his good lady?

I'd been thinking, for the order, about maybe 18 drinkers at 4 pints each...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 05:18 PM

George drinks tomarto juice when he driving and he was driving Fisheye and Barbara and Woodsie so count him out. Fisheye and Barbara are very moderate drinkers generally. Shame I was not there it would have made it easy to work out. Pete the hat had 10.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 05:28 PM

Im going off line now so b4 I go I would like to wish everyone a Happy and a prosperous and healthy New Year.I am looking forward very much to seeing you all next year at these great little gatherings. CHEERS.Pete


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 05:59 PM

Ooh, mustn' leave Woodsie out. Shall we figure him for 4 or 5?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 05:36 AM

I remember Linda get at least 2.

Somebody please tell Linda I won't be at hers on Saturday. Terrible cold thing is back at full tilt.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: fisheye
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 06:38 AM

fisheye had a couple as was driving, FMN was on Guinness, George was on Tea Woodsie was on lager.

So sorry our little party did not consume much of that barrel, however what i had was very enjoyable.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 05:59 AM

i will try make the 25th if sober after a session on me birfday.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 06:02 PM

Hi everyone will the 25th 9 if it goes ahead be the next session or will there be anything else going on b4 or aft ?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Jan 09 - 08:15 PM

I have been doubting whether it is worth it.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:03 AM

I thought the feedback from the last one was quite positive, Richard. We could probably read into that that many who were there last time would come again, and that we'd be likely to get several who didn't turn up last time (e.g. Growler, Carrie, Pierre Le Chapeau).

If you do run another one on the 25th, I shall almost certainly be there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:17 AM

us too ... health providing.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:27 AM

It was more the fact that we frankly did not seem very welcome in the pub, I felt.

Maybe I should see what the landlord really thought. After all, we probably put about £300 over his bar one way or another, maybe more, between us.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 09:39 AM

If he made that much out of us, Richard, then he should not only be bloody keen to get us back, but should also provide you with free beer as a token of thanks for organising it.

(Hang on. Richard Bridge + free beer = ??????

Perhaps that's not such a good idea!)


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 10:20 AM

Well, we did virtually all of a 72-pint barrel at £2.50 per pint, equals £180 and there were a range of us drinking other stuff - lager, Guinness, tea/coffee etc. We were surely 20 people and it takes no effort to put over a tenner over a bar..

That's gross of course (by which I mean it is not all net profit)...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 03:04 PM

Trouble with landlords of public houses is you could fill the pub with a 1000 folk singers and the chances of getting a free pint from the landlord is has rare has rocking horse s--t.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 03:45 PM

Pete: You'll be pleased, and probably not greatly surprised, to know that Karen and Dal at The Good Intent in Rochester are often generous with pints to people who run/organise folk events there.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 03:54 PM

It was not unknown at the Greyhound in Maidstone either.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 03:56 PM

I'm glad you said "was", Richard!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 04:39 PM

Karen and Del are great I agree. And so was the landlord at Otford.He gave me a free Breakfast afree pint and 2 free hog roasts because I guarded his beer tent all night.

Karen and Del and Donkey(Otford) are enthusiastic this chap at the Nags appears to me not to be. Maybe a second one may do the trick.

I will deffenatly be there on the 25th & if it happens and I will announce it and fly it at folkmob too.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 06:04 PM

i could try the crayford arms if that helps,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 09:07 AM

There are Landlords and there are Landlords.
Some are of the "Mine host" variety, and are the backbone of many a little community, hosting, organising, and spreading bon homie throughout the land.
On the other hand, some are totally indifferent to anything outside of just being open during licensing hours.
There are lots of landlords in the "between" as well of course, and to get one from the second category up into the first should be the aim of all true pub lovers.
I guess we should try again, and if there appears to be no improvement in our welcome, then the Good Intent is well deserving of our patronage.
Perhaps the guy at the pub in Stoke is content in knowing he is now the only pub in the village?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 10:59 AM

Not only that, the Rose & Crown in All Hallows is gone and think the White Horse is going (at least, a lost builder asked me the way to it in the village, the other day). That leaves the British Pilot (where a gorilla that knew sign language could easily be the most intelligent and eloquent occupant) and the Fenn Bell as the next nearest.

Actually, I think the landlord maybe prefers karaoke and foo'ball on the plasma screen. I just can't drag myself back in there at present.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 12:02 PM

well i will be guided by you richard, let us know, its your bash so we will be behind you whatever you decide. as i said i could have a word with sharron and ken at the crayford at least we get a room to ourselves and we are welcome in the bar as well.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 06:05 PM

Hoff, the White Horse in Upper Stoke!!!???? Not heard anything on the grapevine - interesting!!!??

As for us (Dilligaf and I), we will NOT be at the next one as it is the Whitehall Parade in memory of King Charles I and we will be re enacting the funeral procession/route along with the rest of Sir Thomas Blackwell's Regiment of Foote et al.

With regards to the pub and the sessions - this was brought up at Essex Girl's party on Saturday night. I agree with you - it didn't feel welcoming at all. The landlord was bloody rude in not introducing himself or indicating that he was pleased. The locals didn't seem to give a toss. The barmaid tried her best to be friendly and keep locals in check. Looking back at the comments since - everyone has made positive comments, and/or negativ e comments in roughly equal ammounts. Give it the benefit of the doubt and do another one (having spoken to the landlord first) and THEN DECIDE if we are going to blow him out!!!! I thought you did a bloody good job in getting it all together!!! I was very sceptical about the whole event before it happened - some of what I thought, happened, some didn't - and I did start singing again (company, NOT the venue that did that though!!!! (thanks for the nice comments VT, KTSM, FE and RM)

Give it a go in Jan. If it goes Pete Tong, then there other venues that we can use and would be HAPPY for us to be there.

Kev


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Girl Friday
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 07:26 AM

We just started singing out again on Friday. Easing ourselves into travelling and performing. Fab Club on Sunday was further than M Len has ever driven since his attack. He needed to use his spray on arrival and sat in the first available chair, But we managed 2 songs in the first half and one at the end. Will therefore probably go to Essex on 25th. Have a good one!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 08:31 AM

I'll be up for it again - may even bring my guitar - may even have a lift!


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 07:50 PM

come on rb lets do it and well lets just do it


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 04:15 AM

I'll talk to Peter the landlord with luck later today and try to assess his true feelings...


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 05:04 AM

good luck mate, hope all goes well, its probably the old only pub in the village syndrome, if no good go with your gut feelings and hey there are other pubs in the area,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: growler
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:04 PM

Despite my double bookings for the last lot, I have spoken to the Shirt Person and we will be there


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:08 PM

Oh well, in that case if one of you would like to invest in some nutcrackers you can do some songs in one of the other Kevin's keys, since he will be in Whitehall-doncher-know.

Can you get Fiddlebird and her significant other there as well?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:00 AM

how can kev possibly look authentic in white hall without seamus in the parade,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:14 AM

It will help their roses


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,pETE THE ha
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 03:53 PM


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Pete the hat
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 04:22 PM

Sorry about that computer froze. bloody Par-larva

Re Funeral of King Charlas 1st.

now do not forget Mr Clogs that Charlas 1st was buried wearing the SAME two identical shirts that he was wearing prior to being beheaded.

Why was he wearing TWO shirts. Well on Jan 30th 1649 it was Snowing and bloody freezing cold so he wore two low necked identical shirts to keep him warm and stop him shivering because he thought the crowd at the scaffold might think he was shivering with fear so thats why he wore two shirts.

also in 1649 the new year did not start untill March so to be correct charlas 1st was not executed in 1649 he was indeed executed on the 30th Jan. 1648. I hope this account of this true historical fact does not bugger up your day in question Mr Clogs.

In regards to the present venue at lower stoke on the 25th I will most deffinately be there with out fail.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: romany man
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 04:28 PM

seamus is miffed at being left out, but as an aside as they lopped charlies nut off, did he have two coffins or two funerals, or just a severe case of whip lash,


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 04:28 PM

Ummm
We may not be. I might have to be at party for ex colleague on Saturday afternoon. In which case can't ask Chris to give up both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,Peter the hat
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 05:14 PM

For those folk who suffer from High blood pressure.

According to a scaffold account the blood from Charlas severed neck shot up some 6ft up in the air. Now that whats you call High Blood pressure.

VT why not chop off your ex colleague,s Head the party will be
cancelled then you can come stright on to The Nags Head. Sorted


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 05:49 PM

It is now decided. There will in fact be a session from opening time until we get fed up on Sunday 25th Jan. Please transfer you attention to new thread "Sng/Ssn Stoke NKent UK Sun 25Jan"


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: GUEST,PETE THE HAT
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 06:37 PM

Hi Richard tried new thread several times cant find it?


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Subject: RE: Maybe Song Ssn Stoke N Kent Sun 28 Dec?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 09:32 PM

Here, Pete


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