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crayford arms 12th or 19th sept

romanyman 23 Sep 09 - 03:58 PM
Richard Bridge 23 Sep 09 - 11:59 AM
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Mick Woods 23 Sep 09 - 09:35 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 22 Sep 09 - 07:46 PM
Girl Friday 22 Sep 09 - 12:59 PM
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romanyman 21 Sep 09 - 02:58 PM
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romanyman 21 Sep 09 - 03:52 AM
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Don(Wyziwyg)T 20 Sep 09 - 11:01 AM
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melodeonboy 20 Sep 09 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Dave K 20 Sep 09 - 09:10 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 20 Sep 09 - 08:32 AM
naughtyforty 20 Sep 09 - 04:44 AM
Mick Woods 20 Sep 09 - 03:54 AM
romanyman 19 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM
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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 03:58 PM

some good pictures there,


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:59 AM

Oops, that was on the wrong Fred


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 11:58 AM

My mate Morgan and his missus may bus in from Maidstone, it being free and saving the planet...


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Mick Woods
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 09:35 AM

Dave Kenningham has put some pictures up also see Dave's pictures and there are a few of Melodeon Boy!!!


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 07:46 PM

The snipers DO keep missing it, no doubt dazzled by the pattern.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Girl Friday
Date: 22 Sep 09 - 12:59 PM

Look again ..... you can't miss that shirt!


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:14 PM

uhh errr anarchy? oddly pronounced as anykey


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 02:58 PM

welll ?


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 12:23 PM

Nah, it's to save lenses.

I say, I say, I say...What key opens any lock????


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 10:19 AM

'ere, Woodsie. I notice there're photos of my melodeon on your blog, and even one or two of my shirt, but none of me. Was that a subtle ploy to save my clock being used on BNP websites, or was it that I didn't look suficiently dashing on the day?


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 03:52 AM

liked the blog pikies mick, caught the scene well, i am glad that the arms finally is getting the break it so well deserves, i hope those that can use it. its a great little venue, once again thanks to those that made it a good day for all, i was in there last night and they are still asking about yet another day of music and dance, i said lets get over this one and we will see what can be done.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 02:47 PM

Fab Club is normally first,third and fourth Sundays. Occasionally there is something on the second Sunday, as per October when the Phatts are on. Mostly there is no cross-over betwixt Kent and Essex, just us, but we don't have to go every time. The second Sunday clashes with the regular Irish(ish) session at The Black Horse. I'd say the first and fourth would be good.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 02:07 PM

I'm glad this went well.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Mick Woods
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 12:55 PM

I've put a small slideshow of photos on my blog


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 11:01 AM

Tam, that's a future possibility if I can work something out with Sharon. Thing is they run other events on Saturday nights, so to set one Saturday aside will take working out.

But we are on the case, and it is possible.

The upstairs room is great, exactly the right shape, and marvellous acoustics. Considerable natural reverb.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 10:50 AM

Most months we will only be able to go to one Sunday session. We might just have to alternate between Crayford and Nags.

Bum! I was really hoping for that Saturday evening session.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: melodeonboy
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:21 AM

What a cracking afternoon! Great company, enjoyable music and dancing, excellent beer and free grub (lots of it) from the landlady.

A really nice pub; I hope things can get going there on a more permanent basis. If so, I shall attend when commitments allow.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: GUEST,Dave K
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 09:10 AM

I had a great afternoon. Thank you to all involved. I do like the idea of a Sunday afternoon session.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 08:32 AM

Spoke to Sharon, and Royston and I will be starting a regular session in the new year.

It will be a Sunday afternoon session, and may be either once or twice a month.

We will be talking to Richard, to ensure it doesn't compete with Nags Head, and hopefully doesn't compete with Fab Club, so there's a bit of discussion needed there.

We are looking to run a session before the winter, as a taster for those who might like to get involved. It's worth going for the beer, the friendly staff, and a rattling good venue. Add in the music, and it's a must.

Possibility of an evening Folk Club in the room upstairs at a later date.

Thanks to Ken for arranging the session yesterday, and it was great to see all of you who made it. Another good day's singing, dancing, and drinking.

Don T


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: naughtyforty
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 04:44 AM

Had a lovely day - hope that something regular can come out of this cos it's such a friendly pub


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Mick Woods
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 03:54 AM

Very pleasant staff serving and a decent lot of regulars in the bar - I will be back!

Oh and I nearly forgot - Excellent beer!


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 03:00 PM

beat me to it mick, thanks to those already named that came to the arms, i hope that everyone had a great time as i did, many thanks to all the staff at the arms for providing lots of free food for us.
lets hope this lovely venue gets the use is so deserves.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Mick Woods
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 02:57 PM

Had a loverly time with Dave Kenningham, Naughtyforty, Royston, Essex Girl ,Melodeon Boy, WYSIWYG, Dilligaf, Kev Clogs, Romanyman, Folkmob David & his wife and a bunch of morris men, women & more!


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 04:45 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 04:31 PM

good job , iwas gettin worried, still things should be under way by 12 lunch time but ifn you gets there before no problem, i was in last nite an the late red was so so so drinkable, then in the evening theys havin a 1940s nite and of course we can and hopefully will be still there till chukin out, which if i know sharon, will be sometime, eventually, i gotta feed the hosses then i will be down, sadly seamus wont be makin an appearance as we is waitin for the farrier to re shoe the ol bugger


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 12:16 PM

I am definitely coming - the great dave Kenningham says he will be there also some otyher folkmob have made positive noises!


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Royston
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 04:05 PM

Still looking forward to the crayford thing. Ken, what's occurring and roughly at what times during the day?


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 02:40 PM

Google directions give

A12 28.5 miles - 42 mins
A13 34.3 miles - 55 mins

Adding a bit of reality to that expression of optimism, I'd say A12 60 mins into Crayford, and maybe 45 mins home.

Ken, yes I'll do that. See you Saturday.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 01:07 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 04:21 PM

takes more than an hour on me oss,
oh just bin told the arms is having a 1940s night on the saturday night corse we all invited to join em, so lets give it some stick,
don have a chat with sharon, or ifn you cant find her come see me and i will find her for you. then chat away im sure you will get what ever night you think would be good.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 01:07 PM

Wow Don!

Saturdays would be really good from our perspective, so long as it is not more than hour drive back and forth from Chelmsford.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 12:55 PM

Perish the thought Ken, never D&I, just fairly brightly illuminated.

Sue, before I do anything about this, I shall chat with Richard and yourself.

I plan to add to the scene, definitely not compete.

Depending on talks with the licnsees, I might try for a Saturday evening club, which competes with nobody this side of Sarfend, as far as I know, and has the advantage that few have to get up early on Sunday.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 02:51 PM

what about the other line into darford then bus to crayford , just a thought, hopefully the arms will be a usefull venue for all, oh yeh and i can get there by horse and cart, he even knows his way home, not that id be drunk and incapable , wot me, nah osifer it woz some one else.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: melodeonboy
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 10:44 AM

After the enthusiastic noises about the ease of getting there on public transport, I find that there are engineering works between Sittingbourne and Gillingham on Saturday! Trainline recommends a four-hour journey via Dover and Waterloo! I shall attempt to get there somehow (even if it's on a rail replacement bus service - aaagh!).


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Mick Woods
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 10:26 AM

I will make an effort to support this one - pity my drinking partner Pete is back at work - I will try and advertise it tonight at The Blackheath Folk Club!


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: GUEST,Girl Friday
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 08:42 AM

Great, Don. I would advocate the opposite way to Fab Club though, i'd put the floor spot/session in the bar,and the guest upstairs.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: GUEST,Essex Girl
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 08:38 AM

Ken, We brought up the Crayford Arms as an alternative to the Nags Head as Richard has some reservations about being able to continue at the Nags Head, but we'll have to see what transpires. At least I can get to Crayford on Public Transport (much better for the publican)I'll be at The Crayford Arms on Saturday anyway.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 04:50 PM

The crayford arms should be available sundays and yes if you want the room have it if you want the bar area have it sharon is receptive, as for real ales the crayford arms stocks a permanent supply, they sell the most real ales in the area and came third in the camra real ale competition this year, not bad for a first attempt, don if you want to take it on do so, im no good at organising things really i just let people know whats on there, sadly for a year or more ive harped on about the arms to no avail, but its still there, use it or lose it comes to mind.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 03:10 PM

I am not dismissing the Nags Head. I love it, even though it is a long long haul for us.

R. Bridge brought it up Saturday. And others were speculating that the Crayford Arms might be good venue.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 01:44 PM

Now that I'm fully retired, I was considering getting back into organising and the Crayford Arms is very easy for me to reach, particularly on public transport.

I had thought about starting a monthly Sunday afternoon Folk club in the room, with perhaps alternating sessions in the bar, a la FaB Club.

I don't want to tread on toes if somebody else has plans, but it will be a good opportunity to have a natter with Ken and the licensees on Saturday.

Comments please.

Don T


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 12:03 PM

There is a room upstairs at the Crayford Arms.
but I prefer to play below with the pub regulars but thats just my preference. I do not mind.

I like The Nags Head Lower stoke and if we can alternate it with Crayford that would be fantastic but to lose and swap venues and not go back to Lower Stoke entirely would be awful.
The lower stoke lot have been good to us and I would like to go back at least once a year.

Regards Pierre.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Girl Friday
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 10:03 AM

"If it is only going to be once a month could we not do both venues on different days?"

Good idea.Surely if a regular thing (or things) folky is (are) established at the Arms,support would build. In time it may sort out the "clashing problem." It isn't lack of interest it's just lack of coordination.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: naughtyforty
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 08:27 AM

If it is only going to be once a month could we not do both venues on different days?


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: melodeonboy
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 07:23 AM

Good point, VT, but I think it'd be a shame to give up on the Nag's Head, now that we've made it receptive to both the folk sessions and real ale.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 05:51 AM

Hey Ken

Barden, KevKlogs, Dilli, Essex Girl and Richard Bridge were talking at Knockholt about the one Sunday a month Nags Head sessions in Lower Stoke and the distance for most to travel.

Would the Crayford Arms landlady, be happy to let a monthly Sunday sing around session meet there?

Sorry RB, Kev, or any others if I stole your thunder on this? Just hate to see a potentially ideal folk venue fade due to lack of use.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 05:22 AM

I Cant do it Ken I am back at work, shifts starts on the 18th 19th 20th . Shift finishes the morning of the 21st.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: romanyman
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 05:04 AM

Wel im sure sharon the landlady will be pleased if some body wantsd to use this real ale friendly folk friendly morris friendly easy to get to pub, so far they have taken on some odd things ie kareoke yuk but hey if it works fine, but they and i mean the regulars as well as the staff love folk in all its various ways, talk to sharon don and im sure you will be well pleased.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 05:37 AM

Persuaded!



Note to self. GET NEW KEYBOARD!

DT


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 13 Sep 09 - 05:31 AM

I'm still twisting arms among my contacts Ken, to see who can be peruaded to come.

We need to talk about getting something regular going there, Ken. Those kind of venues are few and far between, and it would be a shame to miss out on one that good.

Nice that you'll be there Royston, I always enjoy your contributions to the music.



Don T.


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Subject: RE: crayford arms 12th or 19th sept
From: Royston
Date: 12 Sep 09 - 03:58 PM

I'll be there Ken, looking forward to it!


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