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Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September

14 Aug 08 - 11:38 AM (#2413602)
Subject: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

Well, here we go again folks. The Folkmob and friends will be camping out for a late summer/early autumn extended weekend in sunny knockholt! See
HERE for more details.


14 Aug 08 - 06:08 PM (#2414067)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

BEWARE - that is the weekend of my 60th birthday so I may be twisting a few arms to come and help me stay drunk.

In particular my noisy daughter Rachel and her boyf Sam have promised to come (if I lend them a caravan, she does not do canvas)

So - if we can keep her singing we can just tell people who are lost to turn off the M20, open their windows, listen and follow the sound.

Oh, he is a full kit drummer. Should he bring the kit do you think??? (only joking)


15 Aug 08 - 02:35 AM (#2414300)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,woodsie

Look forward to assisting you in staying drunk Richard!

Anybody out there that can give me a lift to knockholt Wednesday morning from Kidbrooke? We don't have a car at the moment. I will Pay.


15 Aug 08 - 08:29 AM (#2414471)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Looking forward to Knockholt - I am sure there will many willing volunteers to help you stay drunk Richard. Looking forward to hearing your daughter sing.


16 Aug 08 - 05:26 AM (#2415293)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: melodeonboy

I'm gigging on Saturday and Sunday but I'm hoping to be there on Friday night.

I'd never noticed that Richard needed any help to stay drunk!


16 Aug 08 - 08:45 AM (#2415340)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,woodsie

He doesn't actually say he needs help to GET drunk, but to STAY drunk. So I suppose he will be legless and require a runner to fetch more beer!!!


16 Aug 08 - 03:14 PM (#2415539)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: fisheye

I did not think the legal profession were allowed to advertise their services, surely staying drunk may full into this catagory.
However I am sure the Bar, will stay open for you Richard.
We look forward to enjoying your company at another auturm Knockholt.
60 is a great age, it qualifies you to still remember what you done in your youth, plus you can use your 'bus pass' to get you home from KH if you stay too drunk.

regards
Fisheye


16 Aug 08 - 04:18 PM (#2415564)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,rafflesbear

I can offer broken pallets to anyone who wants to pick them up from either Sevenoaks or Borough Green


17 Aug 08 - 02:30 PM (#2416189)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

We're all set to come. Left over beer from Broadstairs. Mostly left over from my alternative birthday party. Have mentioned it to Norcsalordie, as Biggles' birthday is that weekend. Wrote a new song at Broadstairs which requires banjos.


18 Aug 08 - 06:29 PM (#2417269)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the HAT

I have just invented
"PETE THE HATS,MARVALOUS MACHANICAL SLOW COOK STEAMING MACHINE.

Tried and tested this last weekend there was a problem with the prototype. The top tin went BANG and the lid shot some 15ft up in rhe air. A few modifications later the same thing happened so I just done away with the top tin.
This contraption is capable of making a large joint. over a period of about 5 hours.worked out in conjuction with the amount of time I spend down the Tally Ho with Woodsie on the F (A bit like me when Im legless.   

Richard.. Im top man at helping folk stay drunk Im a expert at it and I do not get violent or abrusive. fall on fires or guitars.


18 Aug 08 - 06:49 PM (#2417292)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Ipete the hat

I pressed the wrong button and the message went through b4 I was finished. A Edit button on this site would be nice
    Hi, Pete-
    Once you get sober enough to post a coherent message, post it and we'll delete the others.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


19 Aug 08 - 12:27 AM (#2417469)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Hi Joe
I am completely sober and wrote the above message in my break at work. where I hold down a very responsible position and have done for the last 20 years doning ,..I pressed the wrong button of which one does not have to be drunk to achive

Thankyou very much
kindest regards.
Pete.


19 Aug 08 - 04:10 AM (#2417530)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,The Barden of England sans cookie

Damn and blast - I shall still be on my travels up north - well Fleetwood, Leith, Edinburgh, York and all stations heading back south. Have a wonderful time on your 60th. Richard, and I hope you've already applied for the Bus pass, and of course your heating allowance - which might help a little bit towards the bar bill by the sounds of it. To all at the Folkmob, and all the other visitors to Knockholt I hope the weather does you proud and have a fabulous time - as I'm sure you will.
John Barden


19 Aug 08 - 08:28 AM (#2417622)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Great pity that. Oh well.... we'll just have to cope without you.

Sue and trev


19 Aug 08 - 08:34 AM (#2417630)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Dilligaf and I will be there - the mission to help The Hoff stay drunk is accepted!!!

Shame you will not be there The Barden (sorry if I said anything to offend you in Sidders after the event that doesn't happen).

So does that mean that we might have Norcsalordie at Knockholt then? Wicked!


19 Aug 08 - 08:37 AM (#2417634)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

When I saw you after the event that does not happen Kev I think you would have been hard pushed to remember who you even talked to let alone if you upset anyone!!! Maybe you should just apologise to everyone you may or may not have talked to!!! (you can tell me off at Knockholt if you like!)


19 Aug 08 - 08:49 AM (#2417645)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Yeah, I had a feeling that it might be like that! Watched a couple of the videos that I took in the pub - don't remember doing it! I went shopping after I left the pub and bought packets of biscuits that I don't even eat!! Thanks to you a Linda for picking up my Top Hat and bits and bobs!


19 Aug 08 - 09:53 AM (#2417699)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Our pleasure - if only to see you grovel later!!!!


19 Aug 08 - 10:14 AM (#2417712)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Norcsalordie

Thanks for the compliment Kev

We are at the Man of Kent Rochester on Wednesday evening and at Fakenham on Friday so we have the opportunity to attend Knockholt on Thursday

Hope to see you there - please come and say hi !


19 Aug 08 - 11:25 AM (#2417768)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: The Barden of England

You certainly didn't offend me after the event that doesn't happen. I was good to see you wet outside as well as in:-) - and after all what are fridays for? I just wondered how you managed the next morning with the early start ;-)
Right fed up about being elsewhere for Knockholt - Boo Hoo

John Barden


19 Aug 08 - 02:45 PM (#2417923)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

So pleased I didn't offend John. Anyone else that I need to appologise to, please let me know!

I actually managed the procession, slept for 95% of the journey to Broadstairs - arrived 5.30 Sat morning. Grabbed a couple of hours more kip and then danced at noon - I WAS delicate for the whole of Saturday!!!

Check out the Broadstairs link John - I think it's just thee and me that don't get on with the place!

Kev


21 Aug 08 - 04:00 AM (#2419250)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: fisheye

Can i be allowed to ask if there is any activity around Kent this Bank Holiday weekend. Knockholt is still a couple of weeks off.
fisheye


21 Aug 08 - 11:52 AM (#2419481)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Jacob

Orpington Friday Folk!!!


21 Aug 08 - 12:11 PM (#2419510)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Chaversham next weekend


21 Aug 08 - 01:38 PM (#2419584)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: The Barden of England

Stop Press - - - -
Now looks like we will be in the area either Friday night or Saturday during the day. WOOPPEE!!!
Happy bunny or what!!! Tally Ho, here we come.
John Barden


22 Aug 08 - 06:32 AM (#2419963)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST

Freeresh


22 Aug 08 - 12:53 PM (#2420163)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

We can possibly expect half of Norcsalordie on Thursday. No guarantee for the other half though. If Fisheye has his technology and both he and George are coming with their banjos, can we do a live recording please? Glad JB is now going to be around Fri/Sat. It wouldn't have been the same without him.


22 Aug 08 - 01:04 PM (#2420174)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Music Festival at The Fox and Hounds Pub all weekend

Fox and hounds Festival


22 Aug 08 - 06:25 PM (#2420349)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,rafflesbear

unless you've heard otherwise Girl Friday you're getting the full Norcsalordie on Thursday :-)


22 Aug 08 - 10:39 PM (#2420468)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Dead Horse

For your info :-
Faversham Hop Fest

Beer Fest at Beltring Hop Farm (Admission fee req)


23 Aug 08 - 03:19 AM (#2420540)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Seemingly nothing on the Fox & Hounds pub website about the alleged festival.


23 Aug 08 - 04:06 AM (#2420553)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,rafflesbear

hi Richard

there is roadside advertising at Bat + Ball - although personally I have an aversion to three board advertising on grass verges


23 Aug 08 - 07:06 AM (#2420583)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Norcsalordie

we're pleased to confirm that we shall be 100% at Knockholt on the Thursday after which we return to the North (actually the Midlands)

All our gigs (including Knockholt) are set out on our dates page
http://www.norcsalordie.com/dates
including several around Kent


24 Aug 08 - 11:36 AM (#2421201)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

That's great that Norcsalordie'll be 100% there. I never assume as only 50% come from Kent. Should enliven the precedings on Thursday then!


24 Aug 08 - 12:19 PM (#2421226)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

Help - I still need a lift!


24 Aug 08 - 12:36 PM (#2421239)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

What day are you going up Woodsie? In view of the year I am planning to take time off from the office (if all goes well) and so will arrive Weds, (having received post) I've got someone to check my post Thurs, and I have to pop home on Fri to ready my spare wardo for the princess and boyf - so if you are holidoid from Weds I can prolly collect you en route - it's only from somewhere near Eltham innit?

And so to vanwatch!

Today Paul my lodger (another full kit drummer) and I have re-mantled the oven and hob which should now work safely and planned the built-in PA system, and planned the princess-proofing of the spare wardo.


24 Aug 08 - 03:06 PM (#2421318)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST

My sister lives in Westerham and she will be driving me to Knockholt on the Tuesday evening around 7oclock. I,ll be pitched by 8oclock and stroll down the TallyHo where I shall make me stay till closing time.
I shall then jog back up to the field leap the gate go to sleep. I be up with the Lark on the Wednesday to meet the first offical arrivals.
Well its beats getting a train and all that Par-larva with buses and one night alone in a field. What could possibly happen /Go wrong?


24 Aug 08 - 03:10 PM (#2421321)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Maria by the Sea and I will both be there on Friday afternoon (around 5.00pm hopefully). See you all there


24 Aug 08 - 04:18 PM (#2421364)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: growler

I am on leave that week, I am trying to find an excuse, not to go away untill after the weekend. I don't think that Maria would view filling Richard's tankard, a good reason. I'm on the case


24 Aug 08 - 05:43 PM (#2421415)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the hat


25 Aug 08 - 04:42 AM (#2421629)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: fisheye

not sure i have met Norcsalordie,however my brain never remembers names, faces stay a lifetime especially when captured through my cameras.
as far as i am away George will be there, he is in Scotland at present.
The Fair Maid of Nottingham and Fisheye should be on site Thursday around middayish.


25 Aug 08 - 12:29 PM (#2421833)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Norcsalordie have definitely sung at Blackheath and both Orpingtons and I believe at Tudor Barn. They are young, lively, professional folkies and fans as well as friends of TDL.


27 Aug 08 - 05:16 PM (#2423699)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Norcsalordie

You're right about Blackheath (we've been booked for a gig there on December 9th) and the Orpingtons but we never made it to the Tudor Barn - a joy yet to come - and we have of course p[layed the Fox and Hounds

As for fans of TDL - too right we are - It was wonderful watching the audience reaction in the garden at the Neptunes Hall

first disbelief, followed by broad smiles, a quick check with their friends to make sure they were on board, then the phones came out to take pictures, then singing along. I think the disbelief might have had something to do with the go-go dancers :-)

looking forward to next Thursday and hearing your new song again


28 Aug 08 - 12:59 PM (#2424486)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

Yes I cabn bear witness that Norscalardie are a fine young duo that have the talent to take a worn out, tired old folk song, give it a good kick up the ass, a shake down and produce something sparkling and fresh. I can't wait to catch them at KH.


28 Aug 08 - 01:10 PM (#2424501)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Quite a lot of us are a bit lardie Woodsie, but again I think a few of us can still give a song a kicking. Shame about our singing of course...


29 Aug 08 - 02:56 PM (#2425712)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Reefer-ish


29 Aug 08 - 05:23 PM (#2425835)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

Richard; I hold the same regard for your rendition of some old somgs. Renardyne is a good example - an old song augmented with acoustic driving power chords.


30 Aug 08 - 06:52 AM (#2426170)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Thank you Mick. Two points. I think the big "drivers" that I do are probably Famous Flower of Serving Men, Gentlemen of High Renown, and Brave Benbow. None of them use power chords.

Reynardine is pretty much a rip-off of teh Fairport arrangement - no power chords at all - but you are thinking of the bridge (mine, not Fairport's) with that striking repeated reference through the Em7 to and back from the C.


The only one I do that uses a bunch of power chords (that comes to mind at the moment) is "Henry Martin". It' also a LONG way from a 3-chord trick!


30 Aug 08 - 07:42 AM (#2426182)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

Well maybe not power chords as in dyad 5ths. But certainly power in the total sound that is produced, with a refreshing sound complimenting the vocal.


30 Aug 08 - 12:09 PM (#2426290)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

So far there has been no mention of food on this thread. Will there be a communual meal in the marquee? Otherwise "Norcs"... dinner at Chez Leopard?


30 Aug 08 - 01:16 PM (#2426333)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST

It has been brought to my attention that folk are not staying on the Knockholt site in the afternoons for the afternoon sessions around the fire.
Instead they are all following Pete the Hat and fellow drinking partner down the Tally Ho.

This is nonsense. We go down the Tally Ho and others come down in our wake because they so wish to. We used to have well attended and not so much well attended work shops in the afternoons but they do not seem to happen now.instead folk sit in there tents or out side playing guitar the fire side is empty. get some workshops up and running and I will attend.

alturnately we could have a game of .....Base ball...Rounders..
Thats it how about a game of
Its a Knockholt Knockout. the first game we could call
PORTA LOO PAR-LARVA.
The Idea of the game is to get the porta loos to the other end of the field by towing them behind a car. and navigating them over various
obsticles. just to make it a little bit harder we could have the opposing teams throwing sheep at each other.
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted. By rights, this post should have been deleted. You've been warned often enough.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-


31 Aug 08 - 09:16 AM (#2426746)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

I miss the afternoon fireside sessions too. The last one I remember was with that chap who has since died so young of a heart problem I think it was who had a lovely little Martin 00028 (or maybe it was an Orchestral model with 28 decoration) who certainly knew how to use it, and I suprised him by identifying "20 flight rock" before he was a couple of bars into the intro..

He played some nice blues and ragtime that I was able to mess around on the mandolin to


31 Aug 08 - 11:06 AM (#2426794)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

That was Tony Horncastle, who we dearly miss. We can still do the sessions by the fire it only takes two to start, then the others seem to join in or come along and listen. People did seem to prefer sitting outside their tents at the last one though. I don't know why, I always prefer sitting around a campfire even when the sun is blaxing (high hopes) it just has that magic feel.


31 Aug 08 - 12:20 PM (#2426839)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear

no takers for the wood though?

"I can offer broken pallets to anyone who wants to pick them up from either Sevenoaks or Borough Green"


31 Aug 08 - 01:25 PM (#2426883)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat..

Rafflesbear.
I did mentioned the broken pallets to some committee members at the Folkmob club Tudor barn last Wednesday the problem seems to be that we know no one with a van or a pick up truck to collect them?

Believe me they would come in handy due to the fact that our wood supplyer from Dover has kindly blown us out with only a few days to go and has only told Debbie at the last minute resulting in her having to phone round frantically trying to find another supplier.

The way its looking we will be burning that old dead Oak in the centre copse.


31 Aug 08 - 01:38 PM (#2426898)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear

Shame! - any vans out there?


31 Aug 08 - 03:31 PM (#2426976)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

I ahve a trailer - but no time to run rrands at this stage, so if anyoe wants to borrow it and tow it themselves feel free.

I'll remember to bring my chainsaw for teh tree then (Elf and safe tea, wossat?)


31 Aug 08 - 06:37 PM (#2427119)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Yeah Richard. We miss the sessions round the fire, so we're up for it if you are. We all miss Tony - such talent ! We were surprised to learn that he was older than you and me - already almost 60 when he died. Keep young and beautiful eh !


31 Aug 08 - 11:22 PM (#2427305)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the hat.

I have just checked the Ten day forcast and Septembers Knockholt does not look too bad this year.

(If you enjoy water sports? I am going to bring me Rubber Dingy this year so I can go White Water Rafting down Stonings Lane.)

Anyone who enjoys filming Extream nature The electrical storms above the camping field should be excellent this year.

Has far has the afternoon sessions round the bonfire lets get organised and get them going again.
See you all there.


31 Aug 08 - 11:41 PM (#2427313)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the hat.

Reguarding the above posting.
Remember What Dylan said

!!You dont need a weatherman to know which ways the wind blows ? (The marquee last year will give you a good Idea)


01 Sep 08 - 03:02 AM (#2427391)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Hmm. Actually current forecasts seem to be disgusting on Friday, ad noe too wonderful Saturday. Bum.


01 Sep 08 - 04:56 AM (#2427442)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Dipsodeb

Just to put your minds at rest I have located a new wood supplier and he is delivering today so panic over!!

Debs


01 Sep 08 - 12:46 PM (#2427755)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Good.... anyone else up for singing in the afternoons round the now roaring camp fire (rain permitting}


01 Sep 08 - 01:24 PM (#2427782)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST

Richard they said that last years and we had wonderful weather.


01 Sep 08 - 01:26 PM (#2427783)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

sorry folks that was me above.


01 Sep 08 - 03:45 PM (#2427915)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Have just found out that Maria by the Sea can't make Knockholt this time - bit tricky as she was driving me there!!! Think I have sorted out transport though so should be there on Friday with rugrat in tow!


01 Sep 08 - 05:23 PM (#2428016)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Let me know about log sizes Debs..

Elf and safe tea permitting I quite fancied going berserk with chainsaw. Very in keeping wih my image...


02 Sep 08 - 02:46 AM (#2428397)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

weather

Both Fri and Sat showing 60% chance of rain. Sevenoaks forecast the same, so that's rain in Orpington and rain in Sevenoaks and Knockers is about bank in the middle.

Glum


02 Sep 08 - 05:32 AM (#2428459)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: dilligafxx

Thank you Mr Fish, So whats new having camped every weekend (nearly) this year I now have trench foot and have decided that wellys (sans sheep) and plastic macs are sexy.(still can,t find one low cut enough though)
What happened to global warming when did it alter to climate change which actually means it pi**es down all the time,
The Answer is to get drunk and stay that way for the whole time so I,ll be folking again this weekend will bring brolley so drinks don't get too wet.
Anyway got to go to knockers to party as some miserable old git is 60
see all you hardy folkies on friday XXXX


02 Sep 08 - 06:56 AM (#2428513)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

yeah, couldn't let the miserable old git drink on his own :-)


02 Sep 08 - 08:20 AM (#2428589)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

I could bring a gazebo to keep the rain out of the beer/wine/food/instruments


02 Sep 08 - 10:54 AM (#2428770)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

I fear the weather may be beyond that!


02 Sep 08 - 10:59 AM (#2428775)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

17 mph winds. A bit much for most garden Gazebos. But I now have an awning.


02 Sep 08 - 01:44 PM (#2428960)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Well it will be my first knockholt, kev the clog forced me to come, he said he would eat my ferret if i didnt, now is that fair to a defenceless ferret. Ive only got a caravan full of booze will it be enough or shall i bring the lorry,


02 Sep 08 - 04:23 PM (#2429139)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Ah, it is you. Bring the lorry and anything else you can steal (NB, this is a joke, I know this man, it harks back to the most recent coversation I had with him, and I do not think all Romany or travellers are thieves. =- just to make it clear)


03 Sep 08 - 05:16 AM (#2429624)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Royston will be popping in at some stage.


03 Sep 08 - 06:02 AM (#2429648)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Lady Raffles

Richard, Mick was at the field last night dropping off the marquee and other bits, he said some of the logs were very long so bringing your chainsaw would probably be a good idea, he also said that the grass is about 6 inches high but I don't suppose there is much we can do about that..... you don't happen to have a lawn mower tucked away in your caravan do you?


03 Sep 08 - 07:00 AM (#2429673)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Maybe we could get the children to roll around the field to flatten the grass!!!!


03 Sep 08 - 07:10 AM (#2429677)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Lady Raffles

Good thinking Rachael, I always knew I'd find a use for them eventually.


03 Sep 08 - 03:44 PM (#2430148)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

I could bring me horses, that would deal with the grass,
RICHARD,
you NEVER have to appologise to me, as i know you and your banter, and hey me nick anything............wwwweeeelllllllll guv its like this, ha ha ere dont wanna buy a transit do you, have to sell it when mot time come s round though, or i can .......... well no lets leave it there, see ya


04 Sep 08 - 03:09 AM (#2430582)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Penny S.

If any of you can read this, I do hope it isn't doing as it is doing in Gloucestershire at the moment, because if it is, you're going to need surfboards to cross that sodden six-inch grass. And I hope you all have a whale of a time.

Penny


04 Sep 08 - 10:58 AM (#2430859)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

Looks like the weather is holding out - sun is shining here in Kidbrooke!


04 Sep 08 - 12:21 PM (#2430923)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Our lift has fallen through so doesn't look like Issy and I will be able to make it this time


04 Sep 08 - 01:18 PM (#2430985)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: The Barden of England

Still in Scotland at the moment and not leaving for York until tomorrow, so won't be at Knockholt until Saturday.

Richard - would yoy PM me your mobile number please so I can check the conditions there with as I would hate to turn up on Saturday and be unable to get on the site because of treacherous conditions.

Have Port & Stilton on board for birhday celebrations by the way.

John Barden


04 Sep 08 - 03:23 PM (#2431150)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

Update - we are going to get a train to Orpington and a bus to Knockholt so we will be there!!


04 Sep 08 - 03:53 PM (#2431188)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: melodeonboy

My car's buggered and needs a new engine, and I'm gigging with Jumbo Gumbo on Saturday. In between, my bank manager has requested my presence (!). I shall therefore not be there, so you can leave your sunglasses at home!

Bum and bugger!

Have a good time.


05 Sep 08 - 06:05 AM (#2431634)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: naughtyforty

As of Friday Issy and I have decided not to come down for the weekend as the weather forecast is horrendous and the thought of taking wet stuff home on the train is not appealing. Hope you braver people have a good time.


05 Sep 08 - 02:10 PM (#2432044)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

We came home this afternoon. Thursday night was the only decent break in the weather. Had to come home to run Friday Folk. The long grass has been largely flattened by Brian's mobility scooter, but is getting muddier by the minute. We had a small but largely non-performing circle around the fire on Thursday night. Kev The Clogs was there one minute and gone the next. Norcsalordie were excellent, and happily took turns with us, Richard B and Royston. Lady Raffles sang one song, as did Martin, before the rain started again at midnight. More people arrived today. We wish them well in the Glastonbury-like conditions. BTW Bessie has laringytis, so no Dealers tonight at OFF either.


05 Sep 08 - 05:30 PM (#2432208)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

sitting here in Romany Man's caravan drinking - what a surprise! It is pissing with rain and blowing a gale! The sheep are safe as no bugger is venturing out. The fire is still burning. Lots of little groups eating and drinking in a variety of dry areas. Several hardy folk in the large marquee. Forcast for Sat and Sun looks crap as well! Can we have a Winter Frost Knockholt to make up for it.


06 Sep 08 - 04:33 AM (#2432449)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: My guru always said

Hope the sun has come out for you all today & that the water is draining fast. Was hoping to pop over for a few hours ut it looks unlikely at the moment. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Hil


06 Sep 08 - 10:27 AM (#2432577)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Mick Woods

It's a shame as the weather is going to be great next week - and that's the week that Knockholt should have been!!!! 2nd Weekend in September. I believe it was brought forward for some reason to accomodate somebody who is away next week. Still knowing you lot you probably still had a good time - it's dry in the tally Ho.


06 Sep 08 - 08:11 PM (#2432943)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Not the case outside the Tally Ho though.... huge deep puddle !
Are there still any hardy folks about at 01.10 a.m Sunday?


07 Sep 08 - 07:06 AM (#2433159)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,John H

Kevin,

If you're wondering how I disappeared just like that, it's just that I was never there and you imagined the whole thing (how likely is it anyway that you'd meet someone you hadn't seen for 20 year in a rainy field in Kent anyway)


07 Sep 08 - 12:25 PM (#2433336)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Chinaman

Brymee I got a good soaking. I riked dem tone deaf reppard! and all the songs at the tarry ho!


07 Sep 08 - 12:34 PM (#2433352)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

well we hardy folks of the folk world had a wonderfull time tricking you all into thinking it was wet and windy, oh where did i put the after sun, we layed around in the blazing sun drinking singing and dancing we had open air barbecues, after the heat got too much but hey ho, THEN WE BLOODY WOKE UP.


07 Sep 08 - 12:43 PM (#2433362)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Oh and did anyone find out who was playing the spooky sounding whistle at midnight on saturday somewhere in the visinity of the posh house on the corner, now that was spooky no one seemed to be there,


07 Sep 08 - 12:56 PM (#2433374)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Ghostbuster

I always said that it was a haunted house.


07 Sep 08 - 03:43 PM (#2433491)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

The chainsaw got a lot of work(between showers) once I had had a very blunt conversation with its choke mechanism.

Many people would still be there if it were not for Romany Man and his Shogun (and my towropes) extracting the less fortunate from the mud...

Frank had trouble on entry. Mick and Sue Ford had trouble on entry.

Royston bogged on exit with no van on.

Essex Girl bogged on exit with a van on.

Frank bogged on exit in his campervan.

I was luckier than at Pig's Ear and made two runs out (I had two vans there, one for me and one for princess daughter), with the Volvo singing nicely, but I was able to get a fair lick on down the field and take the gate on a trailing throttle.

Alas the turbo (that was the Volvo I had there) has clearly eaten a head gasket.


Manymany thanks to all who provided my birthday celebrations - and in particular to Dilligaf and Essex Girl who did a curry for 30 as my birthday meal - and also for all the wonderful presents and cards.

Despite the weather I think Rachel and Sam must have seen some of the heart of Knockholt, and I think we may get them back another year if the weather is better.


One family nearly spoiled the event with a gratuitous display of racism and bigotry, and a range of other antisocial behaviour. But with care it was possible largely to avoid them.


08 Sep 08 - 06:20 AM (#2433901)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Im with RB a good weekend despite the elements, sorry to hear your turbo got hungry richard, ill get your ropes back to you asap. the mud was fun tough, saying that i ve just towed my bloody horse trailer out of a swamp in essex, my "mate borrowed it and promptly got it stuck, horse and all, ho hum good old shogun, can we do it again please and order some sunshine.


08 Sep 08 - 06:30 AM (#2433908)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

100


08 Sep 08 - 08:15 AM (#2433972)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: melodeonboy

100? Are you sure, Richard? I thought it was only 60?

(Happy (belated) birthday, you old bugger!)


08 Sep 08 - 09:16 AM (#2434027)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Thanks for towing me off Ken, the rest of the journey was uneventful and I managed to get the caravan on the drive easily with the aid of my next door neighbour.Yes Girl Friday, we were up at 1.10 a.m. on Sunday morning, and Saturday morning as they were probably the driest periods we had!!


08 Sep 08 - 11:01 AM (#2434113)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

What hppened to the other potential towees after we left - eg

Richard and Barbara (he should have got off, he used to drive a Kenworth when he was in the USA)

The Fords (they looked at risk. Big caravan, people carrier with bad traction)

Pat and Debs (I reckon Pat can do it - anyway he could probably carry the van out on his own)

Brian and his borrowed van, waiting for relatives and towcar to arrive from Colchester (front wheel drive Mondeo, large van - high risk I'd say!

Who have I left out?

Dilligaf made it off unaided (no van) I think. How is the blagged tent for the twin?

The Barden of England was off unaided with his van - but it was first pull of the day so that almost does not count!

The red LDV I think would have been OK on its own.


08 Sep 08 - 12:15 PM (#2434211)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: fisheye

After hacking a truck around the states for 1.2 million miles i think i can tow most things. sorry i missed the fun, but i was not aware that it would have been such a problem. When I saw Royston start the rear end wiggle, I was already on my approach so i continued through.
I would like to thank every one for attending a wet Knockholt, for the record it was the wettest.
Richard i hope you have happy memories for your 60th and thank you for bringing your saw, without it we would have been in big toubles.
I think even Pat would have struggled with some of those logs.
Hope to see you all again at a SUNNY June knockholt.
Fisheye


08 Sep 08 - 01:08 PM (#2434265)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Memories? If you can remember the 60s you weren't really there!


08 Sep 08 - 07:36 PM (#2434681)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: dilligafxx

Can I add my thanks to the folk mob and all the other hardies who camped at knockholt and made it such a great weekend. Richard I did make it off unaided !! after Pigs Ear you should know I,m good in the mud and the rough xx the tent is still in the bag Royston gave it to me in. As for the phantom whistle player saturday night could it have been Jacquie's ghost celebrating with us ? Only joking she's proberly still arguing with Pete in the folk heaven bar over who's in the wrong key and what are the right words.Love and hugs to all xx


09 Sep 08 - 04:35 AM (#2434933)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Cranberry Juice

Was Pete D'Hat & Woodsie there


09 Sep 08 - 05:41 AM (#2434982)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Dipsodeb

What a weekend! After disastrous van trouble (broken master cylinder) we finally made it there on the Friday. Yes the weather was appalling and the wettest knockholt ever but we all got stuck in s'cuse the pun and made the most of it.

Richard I'm so glad you still managed to enjoy your birthday, despite any thoughts you might have you are a very well loved and respected friend to many people and it's a priveledge to know you.

We also heard the mysterious whistler on Sat night it was very surreal and very beautiful, whoever it was they should have come and joined us, perhaps they had and we just couldn't see them!

We made it out in one go as I thought there might be problems we left fairly early before it all got too churned up. Apologies for not staying till last and helping with the marquee as we usually do.

Roll on next year June.

~Debs~


09 Sep 08 - 06:40 AM (#2435016)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Did the Fords and Brian get out OK?

You know, I didn't hear that whistler. Do you think that that adds to the likelihood that it was Jacqui's ghost?


09 Sep 08 - 10:37 AM (#2435180)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Oh so pretty but bloody spooky, why was i the only idiot to go looking , must have been drunk, and you know that unusual for me. NOW NOW,


10 Sep 08 - 10:09 AM (#2436191)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Dipsodeb

Not sure about the fords haven't seen them yet, but Brian had to get the farmer to haul the caravan and the car out with the tractor.


10 Sep 08 - 10:34 AM (#2436225)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

To be honest, I'm suprised Brian's family got back in, much less out again!


11 Sep 08 - 06:37 AM (#2437158)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Lady Raffles

I am pleased to announce that the Fordes did manage to get out of the field unassisted, we made it through the mud and sludge on a wing and a prayer, Brians nephew was holding open the gate for us so we didn't have to stop and I don't know who was more surprised him or us. We then went to find the farmers son and sent him back with his tractor to rescue Brian who thought he was going to be stuck there until June as his nephew wasn't able to get his car into the field. We've not yet made it back for the marquee and up until yesterday the toilets were still there. At least the 14th September knockholt will stand out from all the others not only because of the mud but for the good company, good food, and the brilliant time we all had in spite of the adverse conditions.


11 Sep 08 - 06:42 AM (#2437161)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Sorry i could not wait any longer or i would have pulled you out as well but i had to get away as personal matters were waiting to be dealt with at the yard, glad you all got off ok.


11 Sep 08 - 08:02 AM (#2437211)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Your personal matters are in yards? Most of the rest of us struggle to achieve inches!


11 Sep 08 - 04:52 PM (#2437695)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

What a great Knockholt despite the torrents of rain.


11 Sep 08 - 05:26 PM (#2437735)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the hat

Has I was saying
"What a great Knockholt despite the torrents of rain.
Well done to everyone who braved Wind and Rain, Mud and Flood and still the Fire burned and still the Music played.

Thanks to Sue and Mick for the lift into Orpington.I will always remember Mick Forde saying to me "Go change those trousers I am not walking through Orpington with you covered in Sheep shit.

My Polish friend Chrissey is facinated by the whole thing and wonders how people can play so well so pissed. I missed my meal because of her "silly women. She said she was on the Lane I thought she ment Stonings lane so off I flew to meet her when I got to bottom of Stonings lane no one there? Turns out she on the Lane by the Crown the next pub down so I waited in the Tally ho and a hour and a half later she turns up.
Finally.
Thanks to the Bar Staff of the Tally Ho who gave us the loan of 2 umberella,s and a pair of wellies and two rounds of sandwichs Free so my polish friend could eat stay dry and wade through the flooded lane .rather then me give her a piggyback which the locals thought would end with her and me falling Arse over Head. because I was pissed. Absolute nonsense.They could have given us a torch it was Cave dark up that lane thanks TO god we both work the Caves in Chislehurst. Excellent Knockholt Roll on June. Take care all.


12 Sep 08 - 06:03 AM (#2438172)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Richard my yards are in, oh i give up, hee hee


13 Sep 08 - 05:39 PM (#2439460)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Pete--- we were chatting about a herbalist book Wednesday night, but couldn't think of the author's name.... it's Thomas Culpepper


15 Sep 08 - 05:30 PM (#2441414)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Well, what can you say???!!! - If we had gone to Knockholt THIS weekend just gone, what a difference a week makes!!!!

Still, we still had to put a tent up this weekend!!! We took our new one down on the Sunday morning, so it was still wet. Put it up in Dilligaf's garden yesterday and it has now dried out nicely and has been packed away until next yeah (yeahhhhh! - we have been camping for a good two thirds of the weekends since April!!).

Never mind the weather - Val and I had a great time. I know I didn't sing as much as I have done in the past, but it was nice to just sit a chill and catch up with everyone, especially Ken and Laura, Richard, Sam and Rachael, Royston to name but a few.

Looking forward already to the Summer '09 one!!!

Best wishes to all, see you during the months ahead.

Kev


15 Sep 08 - 05:40 PM (#2441434)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

"Rachael" is "Rachel".

PLS!


15 Sep 08 - 05:54 PM (#2441457)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

typo!!!


18 Sep 08 - 12:40 PM (#2444128)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

excuses excuses lets have a mad camp out in the winter, mmmmmmmmmmmmm


18 Sep 08 - 01:27 PM (#2444168)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

A winter Knockholt. That sounds good that would really test the men from the boys. How about mid January.


18 Sep 08 - 03:44 PM (#2444297)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Yeah, I'm up for a January Knockholt!! Who else is up for it? It could be along the lines of "Now that Christmas and New Year are out of the way ......." Let's actually have some fun Knockholt!

We could be lucky, we could have some snow!!!


18 Sep 08 - 04:13 PM (#2444336)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Having done NotMiskin this year in a thin tent at Easter when it was about -5 overnight and hardly above freezing during the day - the answer is...




NO!


19 Sep 08 - 03:49 AM (#2444784)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: fisheye

Mmmmmm.... A winter fest? now that could be a possibility to put to the Folkmob committee. After the last soaking I am sure a good freeze will do the system good.
But alas I have finally been beaten by the 'Fair Maiden of Nottingham' into getting a caravan. so my canvas days have gone,gone,gone (thank God)

Fisheye


19 Sep 08 - 04:06 AM (#2444795)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

I am looking for a good home for my little old caravan, Fisheye - but maybe the guitar shelves will not please the distaff side.

The floor is a little creaky in places but that can be re-done in a weekend.

The dent in the roof is watertight - it let not one drop over the last Knockholt and re-doing the mastic is easy if and when it becomes necessary.

The beds can be used as two singles or one double.

The following all work fine: -
Oven
Grill
Hob
Water heater
Gas fire
Shower
TP2 battery pack
All electrics & gas

The fridge was new and nearly 400 last year.

The Portapotti can be removed from the shower room if you wish.

I can also take out the large subwoofer if you wish, leaving a smaller sound system!


She won't last for ever, but she is still eminently usable, and she is light and compact to manhandle and tow.


19 Sep 08 - 01:13 PM (#2445192)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Bloody light weights.
Camping is what you make it my tent was lovely and dry and I had heating and I was not a bit cold.; there again mine is a all weather all year round tent.A Janueary Knockholt Hmmm we can build snow men women effigys of all the folk that do not turn up.


19 Sep 08 - 01:24 PM (#2445203)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: fisheye

Thank you Richard, your offer was seriously considered, however it was the storage problem we had to consider. We ended up getting a Sprite Musketeer up here very local,including storage. Very basic but hopefully very dry and warm.
fisheye


19 Sep 08 - 04:13 PM (#2445376)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Sad the ol gal has to go but she will do some one a real turn, shes bin a good ol gal, im up for a winter camp out sounds fun, think ill bring the horse and borrow uncles bowtop, if hed let me , other than that its the ol shogun and trailer for me, im up for it, but we should try and prepare site prior, ie use the chippings from the logs in the gate and anything else that will help, loadsa good size logs and a big sheet to cover them, or a load of pallets if we can get them, oh to hell with it lets just go,


27 Sep 08 - 10:51 PM (#2451925)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

A bowtop! That would be wonderful.

Has anyone got any fotos of the event? I'm sure I saw some somewhere.


27 Sep 08 - 10:57 PM (#2451927)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Ah-hah!

I've found Royston's flickr - the Knockholt gallery is

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nildesperandum/sets/72157605756177883/


27 Sep 08 - 11:03 PM (#2451932)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Ah, my bad, that was summer. Off hunting again


28 Sep 08 - 12:40 PM (#2452179)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear

I have just made a special page on the Norcsalordie website with the photos we took on the Thursday night. It is not available through the other pages but this link will take you direct

Knockholt Autumn Gold - Thursday night


28 Sep 08 - 01:42 PM (#2452226)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Lady Raffles

What a brilliant evening that was. I'm looking forward to October 15th when Norcsalordie will be performing at the Tudor Barn, Try and come along (check the Folkmob website for details) we could turn it into a Knockholt reunion.


28 Sep 08 - 01:58 PM (#2452237)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Thank you Raffles - some spectacularly awful shots of me!


28 Sep 08 - 09:29 PM (#2452464)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Nice one Rafflesbear ! Thanks. Love from Sue and trev


29 Sep 08 - 07:18 AM (#2452667)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear

Thanks Sue

hope to see you soon - I'm suffering from a TDL deficiency and there are no substitutes ! :-)


29 Sep 08 - 12:10 PM (#2452939)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Well, we have all be debating and supposing, and it has to be said ----- WHO IS RAFFLESBEAR!!!????

He/She is "known" to lots of us obviously, is local to the Sevenoaks, Otford, Eltham, Bromley locale, drives past the pond in Otford on a regular basis AND YET ......... their identity remains a mistery, EVEN to some of those who are VERY knowledgeable and have mixed in these hallowed circles for years!!!

Discuss ..........


29 Sep 08 - 01:20 PM (#2453018)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Pete the Hat

Yes who is RAFFLESBEAR ?.
I agree with Kev The Clogs it was widely discussed during intervals at Rochester that you should expose your self to all and sundry has quick has possible,


29 Sep 08 - 02:27 PM (#2453074)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

more importantly LETS ATTACK THE POND at dead of night with loadsa planning we could do it up, i of course will supervise sat astride seamus wearing a big black cloak tied above the head and become the headless horseman should anyone of the otford mafia turn up, no one would belive them, and the restg could get away, well sounds good to me but then i am abit touched


29 Sep 08 - 02:53 PM (#2453097)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

I must point out that Seamus is a very large horse (just in case you wondered!!)


29 Sep 08 - 04:17 PM (#2453166)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

Thats what you say big boy


29 Sep 08 - 04:58 PM (#2453205)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,The Vicar of Otford

Romany man said.
"Attack the pond at dead of night?

"Like a pack of Savages? "You cant do that.


29 Sep 08 - 05:48 PM (#2453246)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: GUEST,Rafflesbear

I can answer the one about who is Rafflesbear - IT'S ME !!

The one who isn't in any of the photos because he was behind the camera - to be honest you don't really know me although TDL do

rafflesbear

Romany man - you're in the wrong thread - we're stretching it already to include the pond in the Crown festival thread - but Knockholt ...... :-)

however if you were going to do it - just remove the fencing and the builders bags - push the rocks into the pond and block up the bit by the Crown where the water drains out - job done 10 minutes max.


29 Sep 08 - 06:43 PM (#2453277)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Don't worry Vicar, Romany Man is quite harmless when you know him.

Rafflesbear - stop encouraging him!

By the way - no new news on the pond!


29 Sep 08 - 06:54 PM (#2453288)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

"The one who isn't in any of the photos because he was behind the camera - to be honest you don't really know me although TDL do

rafflesbear"

Very sneaky Rafflesbear!!! Nice picture of "you" in the caravan - racking my brain to think if I can recognise it.

Fellow Threaders/Fellowess Threaders - our mission is to find and reveal the true identity of the Rafflesbear!! ;-p


29 Sep 08 - 06:55 PM (#2453289)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

Beer tonight Kevin?


29 Sep 08 - 07:16 PM (#2453297)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

Hoff does that mean "Have I had a beer tonight" or "am I having a beer tonight (Tuesday after practice"?

I have been doing some snooping and some research, AND, AND, I might have solved the mystery of the mysterious Rafflesbear!!!

His initials (I THINK) are S R !!!!!!!??????????????


29 Sep 08 - 11:42 PM (#2453459)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Richard Bridge

THat meant were you p1ssed when you wrote it?


30 Sep 08 - 07:24 AM (#2453630)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: romany man

you know me any thread will do, a stich in time and all that, Pack of savages, i do think you need to get out more raffles, any way ive been called worse


30 Sep 08 - 11:03 AM (#2453802)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Kev The Clogs

not at all Hoff. Very sober just on a mission to find the true identity.


30 Sep 08 - 12:53 PM (#2453919)
Subject: RE: Knockholt Autumn Gold 3rd-7th September
From: Girl Friday

Will S R please reveal his identity? If you have studied the MY Space of Rafflesbear you should be able to work it out that he isn't S R. In my day S R was, and probably is a toothpaste that tastes disgusting. Anyway, for once TDL have the upper hand. Raffles... you know where to get regular fixes of TDL....every Friday and Monday nights.