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RR forums members meet 18th July
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11/7/09stuey3 Votes - [7.14%]
18/7/09stuey15 Votes - [35.71%]
25/7/09stuey1 Votes - [2.38%]
Alton Towersstuey1 Votes - [2.38%]
Chatsworth Housestuey16 Votes - [38.1%]
Racing meetingstuey2 Votes - [4.76%]
BBQstuey2 Votes - [4.76%]
Any other suggestions???stuey0 Votes - [0%]
Caeser's PalaceYZF-R11 Votes - [2.38%]
Madison Square GardenYZF-R11 Votes - [2.38%]
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stuey
Posted 2009-03-25 1:08 PM (#20573 - in reply to #20276)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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It's been a couple of weeks now since the last update and I will keep bringing this to the front for all those newbies (and oldies that are still learning how to turn their comps on lol) that might want to come along.

The sun has been booked and it should be a lovely sunny day, however please do not blame me if it is not as Chatsworth House is in Derbyshire and I don't have total control over foreign weather.


If this goes well I have another idea for a meet but the weather would have to be better cos this one will last all weekend (Fri-Mon)! More on that to follow.



Edited by stuey 2009-03-25 1:13 PM
ACUWA
Posted 2009-03-25 10:15 PM (#20589 - in reply to #20573)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!


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Even though I voted for Chatsworth, as its just down the road. If you buy anything at WHSmiths by Sunday you should be given a 2for1 voucher for theme parks in the UK including Alton Towers!
Choo Choo
Posted 2009-03-26 12:42 AM (#20594 - in reply to #20276)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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Stunning, beautiful, breathtaking!!! And that's just the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire!! Seriously though, Picturesque as it may be, convince me there's a days worth entertainment there! I mean, is there a beer tent for starters! Give me a day at the races any day. I might be able to get some free tickets for a race meeting.

Paul.
ACUWA
Posted 2009-03-26 8:53 AM (#20598 - in reply to #19551)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!


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Depends when you go to Chatsworth... go when the Country Fair is on and there is loads of entertainment and plenty of beer. Go on a warm summers day and take a dip in the river, ice cream in the gardens and stroll through the park.
Pick up a leaflet about Derbyshire's film locations and it currently has a 2for1 voucher on the back for Chatsworth valid until end 2009.
nickomsk
Posted 2009-03-26 8:59 AM (#20600 - in reply to #20598)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!


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Can you find the dates of when the Fairs are on?
ACUWA
Posted 2009-03-26 9:02 AM (#20601 - in reply to #20600)
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http://www.countryfairoffice.co.uk/CCF_mainpages/CCF.html

4th-6th September 2009

I used to go as a kid when my dad was working on one of the stands then later as a Venture Scout to help with cleaning the show ground.
Really good day out watching horse/dog type displays, rub shoulders with the haughty taughty's and collect as many free pens and badges as you can from the trade stands.....
stuey
Posted 2009-03-26 1:30 PM (#20607 - in reply to #20594)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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Choo Choo - 2009-03-26 12:42 AM

Stunning, beautiful, breathtaking!!! And that's just the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire!! Seriously though, Picturesque as it may be, convince me there's a days worth entertainment there! I mean, is there a beer tent for starters! Give me a day at the races any day. I might be able to get some free tickets for a race meeting.

Paul.


Don't drink and drive.
Which meeting?
Choo Choo
Posted 2009-03-26 4:00 PM (#20610 - in reply to #20607)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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Hi Stuey,
I don't drink and drive either, i had completely forgotton about how i was actually going to get to Chatsworth! Doh! Too busy day dreaming about the Duchess i suppose! If i could get my hands on some badges they would probably be for Kempton Park.

Paul.
stuey
Posted 2009-03-26 5:06 PM (#20612 - in reply to #20610)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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Choo Choo - 2009-03-26 4:00 PM

Hi Stuey,
I don't drink and drive either, i had completely forgotton about how i was actually going to get to Chatsworth! Doh! Too busy day dreaming about the Duchess i suppose! If i could get my hands on some badges they would probably be for Kempton Park.

Paul.


Once you get to the 25 head north on the 1 and signposted from there once you get north enough.
stuey
Posted 2009-03-27 12:24 PM (#20647 - in reply to #20612)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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If you cross reference the votes so far then we have about 11 couples (22 people) + any kids going. On a record side of things is that a record (so far) of people turning up for a meeting?

Don't be shy people it costs you NOTHING to cast your vote and have your say! The more the merrier!!!
stuey
Posted 2009-04-15 12:37 PM (#21122 - in reply to #20276)
Subject: Not long now....
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...until the 18/7/09!!!
Well so many of you have looked but not voted, guess you are the ones that wait until someone comes into power and then moan about them instead of using your vote to stop them in the first place!
Come on don't be shy lol
How many of you have ventured into the unknown taking a risk? Well why not take another! I know for many of you Derbyshire is like another world away and you may get lost on the way so here are some very simple directions.
I am sure that all of you know where the M1 is!
If you coming from the north travel south and if you are coming from the south travel north. It is that easy. You will come across a BIG brown sign that says CHATSWORTH HOUSE, just take the junction and follow the brown signs. It's not rocket science. Or are you all too scared to venture out in England!
With 1320 hits (including repeat offenders) it should make a very good day out or do all the silent ones suffer from agrophobia? Or are you just plain boring?
Come on have some backbone and tell your wife/husband/partner that you ARE going out for the day to visit a very nice place and meet a few people.
As they say "never give up without a fight", well I ain't and I will continue to pester until the time.

See you all soon!!!
Stuey
nickomsk
Posted 2009-04-15 12:47 PM (#21123 - in reply to #21122)
Subject: RE: Not long now....


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I will need my passport going that north of Watford

We will be there,flying the flag for the southerners....
stuey
Posted 2009-04-15 12:52 PM (#21125 - in reply to #21123)
Subject: RE: Not long now....
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Cheers Nick.

For those who wish to come but don't want to be named why not drop me a PM.

It's my b'day soon after the 18th so I may get the wife to bake a cake Russian style! Wud be nice to have some numbers so she knows how big a cake to bake.
ianf7525
Posted 2009-04-15 2:02 PM (#21126 - in reply to #21125)
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We'll be there too, carrying the flag for the whippet chasing, ferret breeding, pigeon fancying, black pudding eating Northerners! bah gum!

put us down for two and a half pieces of that cake.

Any thoughts on how we're all going to find each other? Ive only been to Chatsworth once before and from what I remember its a huge car parking lot on the grass out front. Anyone got a big Russian flag?
nickomsk
Posted 2009-04-15 2:15 PM (#21127 - in reply to #21126)
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Set up a Gazeebo where we park one of our cars and have that as a meeting point,i will fly a Russian flag from it.
ianf7525
Posted 2009-04-15 2:18 PM (#21128 - in reply to #21127)
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Gazeebo!!??

Typical posh b***dy southerner!
nickomsk
Posted 2009-04-15 2:23 PM (#21129 - in reply to #21128)
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Ok, re-worded for you lot,a tent top on ploes....
stuey
Posted 2009-04-15 5:09 PM (#21133 - in reply to #21129)
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It's easy, when in the car park just get your other half to speak Russian to anyone that passes and whoever understands and replies must be there for the gathering lol
Or you could just look at my pics (and print if needs be) in the album near the time and you will see what we look like.
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Posted 2009-04-15 9:02 PM (#21134 - in reply to #21133)
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stuey - 2009-04-15 5:09 PM

It's easy, when in the car park just get your other half to speak Russian


I should hurry and find somebody then!

stuey
Posted 2009-04-16 12:12 PM (#21136 - in reply to #21134)
Subject: RE: Not long now....
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YZF-R1 - 2009-04-15 9:02 PM

stuey - 2009-04-15 5:09 PM

It's easy, when in the car park just get your other half to speak Russian


I should hurry and find somebody then!



I am sure you can find a scammer by then lol
It's ok, come on your own and just listen for anyone speaking Russian and then just join in.
YZF-R1
Posted 2009-04-16 1:49 PM (#21138 - in reply to #21136)
Subject: RE: Not long now....
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stuey - 2009-04-16 12:12 PM

YZF-R1 - 2009-04-15 9:02 PM

stuey - 2009-04-15 5:09 PM

It's easy, when in the car park just get your other half to speak Russian


I should hurry and find somebody then!



I am sure you can find a scammer by then lol
It's ok, come on your own and just listen for anyone speaking Russian and then just join in.


Thanks stuey. I know compared to y'all here i've let the side down a bit, but it's nice to know i can come along and 'just join in'. I wouldn't want to be an embarrassment and lower the tone by being a complete bore and having nothing in common with everyone else to talk about.
Besides i'm scammerless at the moment after just being dumped, so when i find another one today we wouldn't have known each other long enough for her to be granted a Visitor Visa in time.
Don't worry, i'll send her the money for the plane tickets and visa fee this time 'before' she asks!





ACUWA
Posted 2009-04-17 8:36 AM (#21157 - in reply to #19551)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!


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I have spoken with my Dad and he said if we let him know in advance and around how many people (as long as not an event day) he'll sort out 2 for 1s at Bolsover Castle which is just off junction 29A of the M1, 10 or so miles from Chesterfield and 20 or so from Chatsworth if anyone wants it.

Also he has supplied me with a name of someone that works at Chatworth House and I'll write to him and see if they can do the same. He's said if we can find some kind of link between the Devonshires and Russia that would help! (Not too tedious such as the Duchess was a fim about the Devonshires, the Duchess was played by Kira Knightly and Kira supports Man Utd, Man Utd played in Moscow, which is in Russia!)
If people think its a good idea, i'll start writing a letter.
stuey
Posted 2009-04-17 12:13 PM (#21175 - in reply to #21157)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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This is the only link I can find.

http://www.venueyorkshire.com/conference/news/articles/russian-busi...

Stuey
stuey
Posted 2009-04-17 12:24 PM (#21176 - in reply to #19551)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!
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Ok what about this one?

http://www.ilab.org/db/detail.php?lang=de&booknr=355121134

Or even this one!!!! I think this is the one you are looking for!!! Please read the extract from the site!!! Direct enough?
http://www.internetstones.com/duke-of-devonshire-emerald-1384-carat...

"The 6th Duke of Devonshire (1790-1858)
It was during the time of the 6th Duke of Devonshire, the famous "Duke of Devonshire Emerald" entered the collection of minerals of the Devonshire family, started by one of English Society's most remarkable women, Georgiana Spencer, the wife of William Cavendish, the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and the mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire, who was also known as the "Bachelor Duke." The 6th Duke of Devonshire, was known by the name William George Spencer Cavendish, the name George Spencer taken from his mother's surname. This was a clear indication to show that he was the legitimate son of his father's legitimate wife, Georgiana Spencer, as his father also had several other illegitimate children by his mistresses. He became the Duke of Devonshire at the age of 21, when his father died in 1811. He inherited an enormous estate from his father, which included eight stately homes and 200,000 acres of land. He served as the Lord Chamberlain of the Household to King William IV. He traveled extensively, and among his friends were the Czar Nicholas I of Russia, Charles Dickens and Antonio Canova."
"In 1826, when Grand Duke Nicholas, ascended the Russian throne as Czar Nichoas I, the Duke of Devonshire, was appointed as Britain's Ambassador Extraordinary to Russia, a move that was expected to bring benefits to both countries. The 6th Duke like his mother also acquired quite a lot of mineral specimens, but unlike his mother's collection there is no proper catalogue of this collection in Chatsworth House."

I think that that shows a direct link between the Devonshire's, Chatsworth house and a Russian Czar!!!

ACUWA
Posted 2009-04-17 2:07 PM (#21179 - in reply to #19551)
Subject: Re: Come one come all! The vote!


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Thats a brilliant find Stuey and much appreciated. Seems the 6th Duke and the Czar were big buddies. I'm going to see if the mineral collection is still in residence at Chatsworth as it will make the blag to get free tickets even better.

Addition: According to my dad it is there but maybe not on display and after talking with him its seems the 1st Duke's, also William Cavendish, cousin was the Duke of Newcastle and had residency at Bolsover Castle.
He also said those wanting to stay the night and have plenty of money, the current Duchess has recently refurbished the Cavendish Hotel which is just outside the main estate.
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