FFUK: North East, short-notice Bonfire Night meet?

Discussion in 'North' started by Spike2002, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Was discussing this with Leigh last night on MSN. Since the Halloween idea fell through, how about we all meet up somewhere and view a Bonfire Night/Firework Display, possibly in Boro? I'm gonna scout around Boro to find out when they're doing there's, but I know for a fact that Bishop Auckland's takes place on Thursday 2nd of November (conveniently, behind my house, so it's not too bad a journey if anyone wants to do Bishop and congregate at my house first). I know it's short-notice but we should have a mini-meet before GMEX, especially since I missed Leeds :(
  2. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    not too sure if I could make Nov 5th [face_frustrated] but the best place for a firework display is Stockton Riverside
  3. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    When do they have their display?
  4. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd love to come ... but I'll be at one in Glasgow instead :p
    Have fun though :D
  5. Grand_General_Heath Jedi Knight

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    Stockton FireWork Display

    http://www.stockton.gov.uk/events/fireworkdisplay

    This Link has full Info on Times for those wishing to attend
    (Afterwards I normaly go to the Green Dragon Bar In the Court Yard £1.53 per pint Student friendly )
  6. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Thanks for the link, Dave.

    Is anyone up for this?
  7. Grand_General_Heath Jedi Knight

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    Starting a list of names :

    Dave + Partner
  8. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Starting a list of names :

    Dave -
    Sie (plus guests)
  9. Disciple-of-Tython Force Ghost

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    I tell you the best firework and bonfire display is at Anwick!:D

    Theres a cool castle too[face_pumpkin]
  10. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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  11. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Well, Darlington would probably be more convenient for me to get to than Stockton. Anyone fancy a switch, or just stay with Stockton? Nothing's concrete yet, so we can all still decide. Darlo is a Saturday night, so could be a lot easier for people to travel down, 'specially by public transport and spike might be able to make it rather than missing the Sunday night display.

    That is, if Jase wants us lot stalking him at the Darlo display :p
  12. Disciple-of-Tython Force Ghost

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    Alnwick Fireworks Display
    November 5th 2006.
    Venue - Alnwick Rugby Club, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick. NE661BX.
    There will be a firweworks display, (biggest in Northumberland) no bonfire due to safety issues. There will be a Hog Roast and refreshments available. gates open 6.30pm.
  13. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    Well Darlo is quite central to everyone i mean its only like a 20 min train ride from boro/stockton, not to far from durham, quite close to Bishop Auckland. I travel to Darlo loads so It wouldn't make any difference to me. Plus the Darlington show seems to have a lot going on
  14. Disciple-of-Tython Force Ghost

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    I think the Darlo one would be better and no point going miles if the Darlo ones not far from where people live;)
  15. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    Exactly Tython :)

    And if your thinking of coming from Newcastle, Darlo train station is right on the main line and trains go to and from newcastle, some are also pretty frequent. Doesnt take that long either. around half an hour to 45 minutes at the most.

    But then again, we'll have to wait and see if everyone attending is willing to change to Darlington or not. Like Sie said, nothing is concrete yet
  16. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Doesnt take that long either. around half an hour to 45 minutes at the most.

    Yeah, took me half an hour from Darlo to Newcastle on the day of the HMV charity collection. And trains go pretty late too, especially for a Saturday night, so it's good for everyone for getting back home. And Leigh is totally right, Darlington is a lot more central for the North East than Stockton is.
  17. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    I dont mind - will be with the family so probably wont be able to 'hang out' and do all those Jedi tricks to win a goldfish, but happy to say 'hi'...its pretty dark there anyway so I will just hide from you all...
  18. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Well, it won't be in costume or anything. Just to say hi, watch firework display and then do whatever afterwards. We promise to be polite to your family too :p
  19. Grand_General_Heath Jedi Knight

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    Kind of Knocks The Idea of Middlesbrough Members going to a local Firework display ! [face_whistling]
    I was Thinking more so the Traveling and parking ! But the Darlington one looks good !

    Whats the plan for this event then - Stay whatch the Fireworks then Head off to the Forbidden planet shop ![face_shame_on_you]




  20. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Well, considering that:

    a) It's on from 6-8pm, when shops are closed
    b) Darlington has no Forbidden Planet...

    I'd say no. We watch Fireworks, then do whatever. It's a mini-meet, a Bonfire Night/Fireworks Display special since Halloween fell through and we really should have a mini-meet before GMEX.

    And Dave, it's not all Middlesbrough members, it's North East members. spike and Leigh are in Boro, you're in Thornaby, I'm in Bishop Auckland, Jase is near Durham, suzi and Disciple are in Newcastle, Ogli is in Richmond, if you look at it geographically, and consider things such as public transport, Darlington is the best option.
  21. Grand_General_Heath Jedi Knight

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    Point Taken [face_peace]

    Im just going to the Stockton Fireworks display
    As its Rather cold to travel over to Darlington !

    Have fun tho Guys [face_peace]
  22. suzijedi Jedi Master

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    I'm away to London this weekend (to see Spamalot & The Dresden Dolls) so won't be able to make it.
    If you lot go, have fun!
  23. Disciple-of-Tython Force Ghost

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    Yeah my family are going to the Anwick display and my little sister who is 3 in two weeks hasnt seen a proper show so im going there :) but have fun and ill be there in the force ;)
  24. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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  25. Grand_General_Heath Jedi Knight

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    So come on how did the Darlington Firework display go (waits for the pun with a bang )

    I went with my chris to the Stockton one It wasnt much to write home about (Chris did take some pics Ill post shortly)

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