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The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest

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Subject: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 08:19 AM

It's that time of year again People!! The Crown Pub in Otford (near Sevenoaks, Kent) is holding a Beer/Folk weekend on Friday 9th October, Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October. (The weekend after Tenterden)

There will be a Selection of twelve or so beers and ciders (and there are some crackers!!!) in the large marquee outside in the garden. Mark, the Landlord, would like as many Folkies to attend as possible - we can sit in the garden area and sing and play (if it looks like bad weather, we can move into the marquee!!)

There is a full programme of events for the Saturday with Morris Dancing in the afternoon - certainly Bishop Gundulf's Morris and maybe Hartley or Waddard (I need to contact them first and ask them!!!), followed by folk singing and playing. During the afternoon, Rob The Fire Juggler will be giving demonstrations and running a workshop. There will be a Hog Roast from late afternoon.

There will be two bands taking the proceedings into the evening - Fiddle Fit (Judith and Bob - will be great to see them again) and then Longspoon (the headlining band that were at my Aylesford Village Festival this year).

The pub no longer has Sky TV in the bar, so we won't have a repeat of last year of having to push past the hordes in the bar that were involved in the football (ok Hoff??!!).

Turn up when you can. The main Folk slant is on the Saturday, but if you are there on the Friday or Sunday, then I'm sure that you will be welcome to sing and play inside as well. Sunday is a quieter affair - at the moment - but the resident Folk Club, TYravellers' Rest are being approached to see if they would want to come and do something in the afternoon.

There will be indoor camping at the local scout hall - approximately 5 mins walk from the pub, past the railway station. Mark, the Landlord has the key, so enquire when you get to the pub if you need to - the cost is £2 per person per night. (Conditions are basic and the loos could be cleaner, but hey, what do want for £2 per night?!!).

This is Mark's second attemp at this, so wish him luck.

Hope you can make some/all of it.

Regards

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 08:24 AM

News of The Duck Pond (just for Rafflesbear).

The pond has been de listed so that the work could be continued!!! The pond was lined with modern breeze block prior to being faced with old stone. Some very striking, new house bricks have been placed around the edge. The base is now being sealed with a special compund of mud and the turfs will be being relayed around the edges shortly. At that point, I assume, they will try to get it re listed again. The bricks were in fact an original feature of the pond but disappeared over the years to be replaced by whatever was handy (still not too sure about the colour!!!)

Anyway, hopefully, the pond could well be completed by the time the Beer & Folk Weekend happen??!! Let's hope so, as it has been a building site for over a year and a half.

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 08:58 AM

Vardos and/or canvas?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 09:39 AM

I ,ll have to check the dates re working but if I am off I will be there. Fri to Sunday
Enjoyed it last time and I dont mind helping Mark out with beer tent and all,


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 10:35 AM

I think you've got to be there, Pierre. Ain't you the night watchman for the beer?

I shall be there at some stage, Kev. The idea of having crackers with the beer sounds a bit posh (I hope they're Jacob's!).


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 10:40 AM

Sorry - that's me above! My cookies popped out for a minute!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: naughtyforty
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:12 AM

I will be there for the Saturday possibly with the Little Apprentice.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:25 PM

Sigh

We will be celebrating TSO's birthday in Stratford u Avon with his parents.

Someday we will make this event.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 04:55 PM

The silent one in Stratford upon Avon? Crikey
He looks abit like William Shakespear?
make a Elizabethian Ruff out a old lace curtain stick it round T.S.Os neck and away you go.
William Shakespears double.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 08:13 AM

Thanks for the update on the pond Kev - I have been keeping an eye on it and it still seems in a sorry state although the work is active if not progressing.

Looks to me as if the sides have been raised - it's probably difficult to see the water standing on the pavement on the south side. I still find it difficult to accept there is something worth listing here it now being effectively a modern ornamental pond albeit on the site of a historic one

Better to list the palace, the church, the solar system (not the real one but the largest scale model in the world), Becket's Well, a roman villa (?) and The Crown itself (anyone know if any of these are listed?)


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,TDL Sue
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 09:53 AM

Tam- hope you realize that Stratford holds the Mop Fair that weekend. Bit of a no-go area in town. We won't be going this year. Ben isn't entering folk award. however, we have been invited up to Derby by some friends, so won't be at Otford either. Hope it goes well Kev.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 04:03 PM

I looked into the pond at Otford early sunday morn last year
I" saw a fish eye looking at me must have been you Rafflesbear


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 11:11 AM

By your own account Pierre I'm sure you saw some pretty strange things that Sunday morning ! :-)


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: The Barden of England
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 12:51 PM

We'll get there I suspect. Train works well for us.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 23 Aug 09 - 02:29 PM

Sue

Yeah I know about the Mop. However, is is TSO's Birthday and his parents are getting on. They can't travel here, so we go to them.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 06:39 PM

On 21 Aug Kev wrote 'There is a full programme of events for the Saturday with Morris Dancing in the afternoon - certainly Bishop Gundulf's Morris and maybe Hartley or Waddard (I need to contact them first and ask them!!!)'.
I have just received an enquiry from another source but at this stage do not want to put it to the side if others are already booked.
Do you still want Hartley as I can ask everyone on Thursday evening to see if we can raise a side.
Terry
Hartley MM


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 09:59 AM

Yes please Terry.

As far as I was aware, Hartley already and an invitation to them after appearing LAST year.

BG will hopefully be there. Also Invicta have shown an interest.

Thanks Terry

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Dead Horse
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 04:20 AM

If Hartley are to attend, the Landlord will need to be informed so as to get in sufficient quantities of real ale.
Presumably there will be enough non-alcohol lager for BG's and mineral water for Invicta.............




..........runs away........fast!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 04:51 PM

The pond seems to be finished but it still sports its plastic mesh construction fencing albeit in a subdued green now rather than the original lurid hi-vis orange - just a fortnight for it to come down - speaking of which what's happened to romany man?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Girl Friday
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 04:54 PM

Sorry to miss this again. Will be making folks very afraid in Derby.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Mick Woods
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 01:56 PM

I will try and get there!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: RWJ
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 02:19 PM

Enjoy the week end looks ineresting.I will be at Banbury. Hope it goes well


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 03:35 PM

Half the fence around the pond has been taken down so the midnight skinny-dip is looking more of a possibility 8-)


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: The Barden of England
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 06:44 PM

Can't do skinny dipping I'm afraid - only fat dipping in my case.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: romanyman
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 05:06 AM

go on cuz , id pay to see it, ha ha


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,pete
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 05:36 AM

does this event include open mic/singaround and if so do u welcome singers on the fringes of folk or is it purely traditional'ps hello tpo rafflesbear


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 08:03 AM

OP says we can sing in bars.

I will probably not be there as I am summoned to dine with sprog and man on the Friday eve and may be discommoded on the Sat.

Otford is a pain to get to anyway.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 09:52 AM

Hi Pete. Go along. You'll be fine.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 05:12 PM

It appears I screwed my dates up, so could be there. How to avoid all that traveling and staying sober?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:15 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:31 PM

Richard - are you saying you want to avoid travelling and avoid staying sober?

get the train to Otford, work your way through the beers alphabetically then collapse in the Scout Hall for a nominal sum and get the train back in the morning - simples chck !


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: growler
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 05:21 PM

May just make it on one day. Depends wether 'He who murders shirts' has got a gig


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 11:11 PM

Bloody alright an it I was looking forward to this and now I have to work,


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 09:14 AM

Ah yes. The train from Lower Stoke. Pardon?

But I am wholly amazed that there is a direct train to Otford from Higham, and it only takes an hour, probably a shorter travel time than by car.

Seems it would cost £21 though.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 11:10 AM

bloody parlava
No I dont have to work I buggered up the dates seems its catching this buggering up dates Mr Bridge started it.

Will the scout hut be open it was promised last year has was the singeround neither
happened I ended up sleeping in the beer tent and football took over the pub for the singeround session..

Bloody hell Richard £21.00 from Lower stoke to Otford.
Those train operators are Robin Hoods cousins, known has The Robin Bleeder,s.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Mick Woods
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 11:59 AM

Pete - Hopefully Kay may be able to drop us off and pick us up next day!!!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Pierre
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 03:12 PM

Sounds good Woodsie but the sleeping arrangements are not to cute I slept in the beer tent floor last year froze me arse off.
But if the Scout hut is available that would be great. Getting to bloody old for sleeping rough.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 07:19 PM

Regrettably Hartley MM cannot make it this year. After a busy season most of the men are off on family commitments/holidays next weekend and despite desperate efforts we are unable to raise a strong enough side. Nevertheless we wish the festival every success.
Terry


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: fisheye
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 02:45 AM

Hi folks, that time of the year sure comes around
faster these days. I shall be there not sure about
george. I will have sleeping bag in car.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 02:17 PM

There are a lot of people turing up with with intent on sleeping in the Scout Hut this year. unlike last year. Including myself.

Could someone please confirm the Scout Hut will be available or I fore see alot of people will be going home the same day including myself.
Kind regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 05:12 AM

I've just recieved the full programme, AND Beer Tasting notes from Mark, the landlord!!

You folks are in for a REAL treat!!

I'll place it on a webpage attached to my Website when I get in tonight - I'll then get back here and provide you all with a "blue clicky" :-)

Kev

PS - yes, they are expecting people to stay in the scout hut. The landlord will have the keys and will give them to a suitable person on the evening!! Remember, if there are that many of you - make sure that you arrange breakfast with him on the Sunday morning in the pub - he has said that he will give you all a good rate.

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 06:06 AM

Damned silly place to get to!

Some mapping services say West Malling then M20 M26 A25 turn right for Otford, some say A2 A227 Borough Green then as above, some say A2 M25 A21 left past Knockholt then a left into Otford, one says Farningham then south - all coming out between 50 mins and an hour each way.

Train allegely 1 hr from Higham but Higham is 15 to 20 mins by car.

I think it's car in time for sing - probably the first suggested route above - I like the road south from Borough Green but I think they have put speed limits on it now - and at end of sing car back!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: fisheye
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 08:23 AM

RB I am sure a sleeping bag will be convenient even for you to enjoy
a delightful beer tasting festival. The aches and pains on the floor could be inebriated by sufficient beer.

fisheye


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 09:22 AM

Dogsitter would also be necessary.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Girl Friday
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 12:02 PM

Richard... there are easier ways to go, one is the A21, but am unsure how you would get to it. I suggest you come up M25 to A21 (Orpington turn off.Head towards Orpington) At next roundabout ( Hewitts ) take first exit. At next roundabout ( Badgers mount ) go straight ahead, and down Poll Hill. At the bottom of the hill is a turning on the left marked Otford. 300 yards to t junction(Pilgrims Way) turn left and drive straight into Otford. Avoid driving into duckpond,pub on left. Car park (large and free!) on same side of road, but 100 yards or so beforehand. Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 03:34 PM

Now I know why they left the mesh fencing on the west side of the pond - obviously to prevent people coming from the A21 driving into the pond !

Sad to see the Crown has resorted to the dreaded 3 poster grass verge advertising that disfigures the roads in the area - does this wind other people up or just me ?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 04:18 PM

Yes Sue, that is the second possible - aim for Knockers (from me), left off A21, then don't turn right to Knockholt Pound. But I fancy the A25. There is a razzle-dazzle route across from Meopham to the back of Brands Hatch that we used to use to go to Farningham in the old days to avoid the Po-Lice (and breathalisers) on the way back from the old Farningham club, lots of fun in a Mini or a Morris Minor but a bit iffy in a bloody great Volvo, and then still the run down the speedlimits from Farningham.

I remember one night coming back from Farningham with my old mate Tom driving my souped-up Minor Traveller. We actually came up the A227, and had given a biker a lift. He said he did not take his Norton up that road as fast as we did it that night. But there are cameras on it now.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 05:45 PM

Hi folks.

Here is a link to the beers that will be there and a few other bits.

Sorry it doesn't look pretty - but the landlord is not computer/web literate, and provided me with something that was a NIGHTMARE to convert - so in the end, I said F*** IT! So here is what you have got!!

Crown Beer Festival - what you will be getting!

Hope this is OK?!

See you all there then :-)

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 06:01 PM

Hmm! A job for Textbridge Pro to convert, maybe.

Some nice ideas there (and some stupidly dangerous!) in the beers. I wil lonly be able to have 4 halves if driving.

However, it seems that it may be possible to play in the bar from 3 to 6.30 pm which would make it wortht he trip.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: romanyman
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:52 AM

so where do i park seamus, ah i see a bit of green by the duck pond, oops that is the duck pond, oh well he will have to stay back ome,


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 04:28 AM

Keep an eye out for people growing rhubarb, sell them manure, and make a profit on the trip.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Girl Friday
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 07:33 AM

Well, Richard, Mumblin and I wonder if you are going to get lost on this half remembered route from 34 years back. I remember going to Farningham in one or other of the Triality bros. cars. They always used to race each other home. It was less scary than it should have been I guess, due to my personal consumption of ale!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 09:10 AM

I will be there Saturday for opening time. 1100.
I am looking forward to pub sing around. possibly crash land in scout hut end of night.
cant guard beer tent due to dodgy liver/

Where did I go wrong?
I was going to go to Tenterdon last weekend but I couldn't find the train station from the London end that goes there. I found Tenterden Town train station that end but no connection from London. BLOODY PARLAVA.


At least I know how to get to this place drive past Lullingstone where the Forde is and just keep bloody gong.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 10:03 AM

The Tenterden station is a private line for choo-choo-puff steam train enthusiasts and nowhere connects to national rail.

Yet.

I gather that it is a long-term ambition to reconnect as a branch line with an interchange somewhere to the West, some time.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 02:34 PM

"An It alright hey bloody Choo Choo train herberts. caused me no end of confusion I decided not to go in the end?

How do I get to Tenterden next year. Let me guess a train to Ashford and then half a dozen buses that go to Tenterden via bloody Norway.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Terry
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:47 PM

Slight change of subject from the Crown but I can help with Tenterden.
Catch, as I did, No.12 bus from outside Headcorn station - 5 min connection with train from London. Drops you right outside the Town Hall/Woolpack.
I even sneaked a tankard full of ale on board the return bus for consumption during the journey back!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: naughtyforty
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 05:01 PM

Yes the No12 is the best cos the last bus to Headcorn leaves at 22.12!!! Otherwise it is Ashford and then only one bus to Tenterden. This website is invaluable - www.traveline.org.uk - gives all modes of transport between two places - even tells you how many minutes you need to walk!!!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 05:33 PM

"even tells you how many minutes you have to walk" Really does that include when your pissed and its three steps forward two steps back.
What about wacky backy does it give you flying time?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: melodeonboy
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 04:29 AM

In the bottom left-hand corner of the webpage, where it indicates different modes of transport, just tick the box next to the reefer icon and it'll calculate the extra time required for those that are stoned.

Or click on the beer glass icon and it'll do the same calculation for pissed travellers.

Should you be under the influence of both, just tick both boxes and it'll give you a combined total of the extra time required to complete your journey.

Enjoy your journey, sir!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 12:04 PM

FOLKS!!! Can we keep on thread please ;- 0

Beers are arriving as I am typing this (yes, I am sitting in the pub). Mark is just ringing to get the key for the scout hut as I type.

On Sunday, there will now be a shuttle service of hot baguettes to the garden. Place order at the bar.

All drinks and food in the garden, need to be ordered and payed for in the bar. You will be given a raffle ticket to exchange. Deal - five tickets will get five half pints at £1.25 per half or single tickets will be £1.40.

Will let you know anymore details as and when.

Post code for sat navs is TN14 5PQ.

Cheers, see you all there on Saturday.

Regards

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 02:36 PM

Re Raffle tickets for Beer.(What next)
What a bloody Rigmorole ?
I will be Back and forth like like a fiddlers Elbow.
I be worn out.
And if its a packed event it will be Pandermonium. Looks like I will be on the Kronenburg paying cash.
Looking forward to it regardless of above Parlava.
Pierre.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 06:25 PM

Pete, on Fakebook a woman is asking about Cave Paintings in Kent. What can you advise her?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 10:40 PM

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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:13 PM

"Re Cave painting in Kent"
Richard I have never been asked such a damned fool question in all me born days
"What the f--K would I know about Cave Paintings in Kent?

I have cottoned on.
I beleive and I put it to you.
this is a cunning ploy to take subject off thread and Make
Kev The Clogs go all Red in the face with anger.
Well Im not falling for it. Now then.

(Actully there are some lovely Cave Paintings In Margate Caves Kent that date back to the 17th century.)
Indeed done by bored Smugglers who had Nowt better to do while hiding from Excise Man.

There are some lovely paintings in the Army tunnels at Crockmere Haven East Sussex which were done by bored soldiers during WW2. These include Battleships HMS K.G.V. & Hood.

Theres a rather nice naked lady drawn in the Chalk at
Chislehurst Caves Kent. done by me bored back in the 80s

And there is a Spitfire drawn on the roof of the Plumsted Chalk mines. How the artist got up there is "beyhond me.
I foresee He was without doubt bored out of his tits has to have started such a ambitious sketch.

There are ships of various shapes and sizes to be found scattered around in The Camden Chalk mines. done by bored shelterers during WW2.

If you want to see any of the paintings/drawings in the above mentioned one has to buy a Raffle ticket from the Landlord of
The Crown Otford WHO IN EXCHANGE OF £40.O0 WILL GIVE YOU A


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:16 PM

RAFFLE TICKET.fOR THAT YOU GET A GUIDE WHO WILL TAKE YOU TO SEE ALL THE PAINTING S MENTIONED IN THE ABOVE THREAD.
tHANKYOU AND gOOD NIGHT.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: melodeonboy
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 05:04 AM

C'mon Kev. Impose some discipline on this thread!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 05:11 AM

Ooh - a spanking! Can I watch? One singaround leader got one from a Scottish woman at Tenterden...


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:00 AM

Impose some discipline indeed,
I put it to you all,
Its Richard Bridges fault
"its his doing he started it?
He invaded this thread with all this jibber jabber,nonsense Regarding Cave paintings.

Has for the Tenterden spankings ?,"
Well he will want us to wear tee shirts next
and insist we string a banner up on the Scout hut ?
What a Parlava.

I am looking forward to this event and will be traveling with Fisheye hope to get there about 13.30 hrs.
Bringing Tanglewood which sounds awful at moment because the Nut fell off after Knockers and I reset it myself which has thrown out the whole set up/action.
Pointless bringing the mandolin the nut on that split down one side so that wont work ever.
I think I will have to change my Nuts for Brass one on both instruments.
see you all there Pierre


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: synbyn
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 11:30 AM

re Highland spank...I'm still getting over it... this weal's on fire... and will be harvesting in Graveney on Sat, so not in Ot- have a good one...


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: romanyman
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 12:18 PM

this threads going to pot, be glad when im pissed out of me brain, one more should do it


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 02:51 PM

See you all tomorrow.

I've discovered that Otford is about the one place that's a doddle to get to from my home. Free bus ride (OAP privilege), then a fifteen minute direct train ride. What's more I can start for home up to seven o'clock.

I'll be there by 11.00am so seven might be a stretch.

Not had me folk fix this week so I'm looking forward to it.

Don T


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 02:54 PM

Thread drift....

Pete, Rodgers is back from foreign parts.

As I'm driving I'll try to remember to bring a spare guitar.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 02:58 PM

Richard,

I don't suppose you'd fancy swinging through Snod to pick up a willing navigator?

If yes, what time were you thinking of arriving there?

Don T


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 03:25 PM

seriously, I'm with you Kev - let's get this back on thread

Now - the duckpond - I understand that you can get a raffle ticket at the bar which will entitle you to take part in the midnight skinny-dip and if you take a bar of soap with you it will make the scout hut smell nicer :-)


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 03:48 PM

ENOUGH I SAY!!!

I have been to the pub tonight (what a suprise I hear you say!!!)

The Darkstar Imperial Stout at 10% ABV is LOVELY. The Winter Bus Cider at 8.5% which is actually 10% is also LOVELY!!!

Should be a good day!!!!!

Enjoy!!

Keb


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge fighting with Dell
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:09 PM

Cando Don, but the timing may be fragmented. My aim is to miss the Morris dancing, sing, and miss the bands. I'm sure I have your phone number somewhere and will ring you as shopping progresses.

Kev - but on those two alcohol levels will anyone remember if it was a nice day or are you reviving the 60s?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 05:26 PM

I am planning to get there for the Morris, and the sing Richard, so I'll catch the bus and train, but I would be grateful for the lift back, as our plans for leaving time seem to co-incide, and that'll save me a longish hiatus at the change from train to bus.

I'll see you up there.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Dead Horse
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 10:02 PM

I see that there is to be a Poi workshop.
Does anybody know if this is how to make pois or is it an eating contest?
Snake & Kiddly followed by an Happle Poi for me please.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: fisheye
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 04:14 AM

Pete my speedy limousine will have you there before 13.30. that's assuming you are on time, i do not run out of petrol and no naughty policemen stop me.
This early in the morning I am debating whether i should bring my banjo also. I know JB enjoys the sound of a nice banjo and I believe RB is also joining the appreciation society.

Fisheye


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 04:31 AM

That's a "nice banjo", Fisheye, that we enjoy, as played for example by JB's mate whose name I always forget, Tracy or Stacy, or something that's a bit unusual for a bloke: he is awesome, always bang in time, and can do sensitive too.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: The Barden of England
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 05:43 AM

It's Stacey Richard. He also plays mean fiddle.
Not too sure we'll make it today but we will try (youngest daughter is home)
John Barden


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 02:33 PM

The beer was nice - all those I sampled. Back in 40 minutes despite sticking to all speed limits and stopping to drop Don and Ken off in Snodland and St. Rude. Why do the mapping sites say it takes 50 minutes?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 04:15 AM

A most enjoyable afternoon - but it seemed to be down on numbers this year - thank goodness for the mudcatters


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Kev The Clogs
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 10:28 AM

Well I think everybody enjoyed themselves!!??

I did!!!

Some very good beers - I stayed on the Imperial Stout and the Winter Bus (that would probably explain why I was pissed by the end of the evening and why Val was in charge of getting me home, feeding me and sorting out why I missed my tiolet completely in my own home!!!) (that's why I love her to bits!!)

I hope those that braved the scout hut were ok for the night.

Had to return at lunchtime today to collect my drum sticks that I managed to leave behind last night. The beers were still flowing, but there were some very jaded looking people (including myself!).

Sheppy Paul and Helen turned up about one o'clock - glad you managed to make it. Apologies that there were no other folkies there!!!

Mark, the landlord, was very pleased with how things went - and thanks you all for turning up. Make a date for your diaries - it will be happening again next year!!! Also, in conjunction with Keith, he will be running a regular evening with Folk bands every six weeks, in the marquee with a suitable selection of beer (I'm sure the scout hut will be available if needed!!)

I'll keep you posted as and when.

So thankyou all.

Regards.

Kev


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 10:49 AM

"I stayed on the Imperial Stout and the Winter Bus (that would probably explain why I was pissed by the end of the evening)"

surprised you made it to mid-afternoon on those two Kev but weren't they delicious - just right if you want something to chew on !


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: naughtyforty
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 11:35 AM

Had a lovely time - stuck to the Hophead this week so wasn't quite as bad as last week. Thanks Kev and the pub staff - it was great, roll on next year!!!


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 12:26 PM

Did the landord find a pair of sidecutters on or under one of the singing tables?


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 02:22 PM

Well what a great afternoon throughly enjoyed myself. Has for the Scout hut what a Fiasco
that was. No one told me it was in the middle of the bloody woods.I was so pissed I couldn't open the door when we all eventually got there.. any way when we got into the Scout hut after about twenty attempts we couldn't lock our self's in the Scout Hut door wont lock from the inside so that was a right Rigmarole.,
we secured it with a yard broom in the end which Im sure would have kept any hungry creature of the night at bay.

Fiddlefit duo was excellent.
The Rock band in the evening were great guys and played both great covers and there own stuff was very good. well done lads.

I only had one Arse hole who confronted me but he backed down when I told him he would be sucking his Sunday lunch through a straw if he didn't F off i do not know who he was but he looked like Bart Simpson.

The beer was excellent Mark well done I was on the Village Idiot most of the day and that 10% stuff most of the night.

Richard Bridge what is a pair of side-cutters for Christ-sakes?
its title reminds me of a RN Missile system?

Hopefully now the Scout hut has been tried and tested it will be used by Mudcatters next year. be warned it is cold I couldn't go to the Loo till 1800 hrs tonight by which time me intestines has thawed out.
Kind regards to all Pierre







Thanks to Kev the Clogs for arranging the event.
Mark the landlord/ his wife and the great and friendly bar staff of the Crown.
excellent singers musicians.Mudcatters
thanks for Fisheye for lift there/thanks to Ken and Roberta for keeping me company in the Scout Hut and the lift home next day.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 02:38 PM

There is a thread entitled Three in a Otford Scout Hut. Ken went mad with his camera so there may be a few photos.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Oct 09 - 07:46 PM

Ashbourne Derbyshire

You seem to have all enjoyed yourselves. I had a brilliant weekend. We were kept thoroughly entertained from start to finish. All indoors too. There were no long gaps in between concert, and we had to eat on the hoof, but the guests were amazing. Steve Tilston, Les Barker, John Tams, Martin simpson, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, The Poozies, Mawkin-Causley,Keith kendrick and Sylvia Needham et cetera et cetera. Next year, so as not to clash with Ban bury, they are bringing it forward by a week. Could be farewell Tenterden!
Dare you accuse moi of thread drift? Nah.


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: fisheye
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 03:43 AM

Hi folks I had a great day I believe a little more organized this year,so role on next year.
I did realize something ( a Lesson to all ) if you cannot control your fingers to play an instrument...be very wary about driving home...That extra half i gave to Pete would have certainly put me in the scout hut. Thanks to all the organizers and look forward to next year.

fisheye


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Subject: RE: The Crown, Otford - 2009 Beer&Folk Fest
From: melodeonboy
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 06:42 AM

Thanks for organising it, Kev.

I had a great time on the Saturday. The Imperial Stout was rather nice. Sensibly, I only had one of those just before leaving (at least, I think I did!).


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