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crayford arms 2009

10 Dec 08 - 06:36 PM (#2512105)
Subject: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

Well following the first folk day at crayford arms, another is on the cards for april 26th i think . Its gonna be a beer festival proper, with as much singing dancing and joviality as you can muster, it will be a st georges day theme, with roast beef and yorkshire puds, for the folks as turn up, beers at present unknown, but shep neame said that they will provide more this time, so put your drinkin heads on.
its hoped you morris sides out there will be turning up as crayford (home of the gongscourers) is fast becoming so morris friendly, Seamus says hes coming just for the beer, the ferrets are already planning another sing around, so come on put it in your diaries and come make it better than last time,


12 Dec 08 - 04:12 PM (#2513760)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

i take it from lack of responces no ones interested, i know its early notification but well after the last crayford bash i thought someone would have said something,


12 Dec 08 - 04:15 PM (#2513764)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

Hi Romany

Will try to be there. Maybe a PM to Kev the Clogs and any other Morris people on the Mudcat will get more response?


12 Dec 08 - 05:02 PM (#2513810)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST, topsie

A bit of information for those of us who don't even know where the Craven Arms is, might help.


12 Dec 08 - 05:38 PM (#2513835)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

Crayford Arms is a pub in Crayford near London. Hosted a folk day with Morris Sides, horse and trap rides, folk musicians and singers session and cute little ferrets, with proceeds going to Damelza House (charity for sick children).

here is link to the first thread.
folk day at Crayford Arms

Romanyman owns the horse and ferrets and arranged the whole event.


14 Dec 08 - 03:22 AM (#2514776)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

there may well be more nearer the time, i will keep posting with clear adress and stuff as time goes on, but this bash is hoped to be better than the last one bigger bolder, braver, the last one went down pretty well, judgeing from responses, so welll lets wait and see, but for now add to your diaries, .


14 Dec 08 - 03:28 AM (#2514778)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: DMcG

I didn't make the last one despite intending to. Maybe I'll do better this time.


14 Dec 08 - 05:32 AM (#2514798)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

Will Margarine be there?


15 Dec 08 - 02:15 AM (#2515482)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

who knows, marge tends to slip in and out without anyone noticeing till its to late, be brave rb be brave,


15 Dec 08 - 02:40 AM (#2515494)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

I, for one, am not sure I want to see RB and Substitute Spread in close proximity to one another. My hypersensitivity to judgement radar may go critical.


15 Dec 08 - 04:57 AM (#2515549)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: melodeonboy

I don't really understand the background to this, but tell me, Richard; is it the emulsifiers, edible colours or the hydrogenated oils that give you such indigestion?


15 Dec 08 - 05:00 AM (#2515555)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: fisheye

Just picked this thread up, Romanyman. Will this be on the Saturday this year, as I heard a few locals would have preferred a Saturday.
apologise I have jump in with wrong foot....


15 Dec 08 - 05:15 AM (#2515561)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

I think it's teh MEMEMEMEMEMEME numbers


15 Dec 08 - 07:06 PM (#2516338)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

i think its a sunday but hey its a long way off yet i will beat the publicans into submission to try and get a saturday, other than that i will take seamus to the pub every day until they decide to make it a saturday, hope that helps,


16 Dec 08 - 04:09 AM (#2516573)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: fisheye

Let me know when you take Seamus and ferrets on protest march
I will get the camera rolling then start an international blog...


16 Dec 08 - 04:29 AM (#2516588)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: fisheye

I was completely innocent of this super market product, until Otford beer festival. Where my mandolin was requested to try, and then it was returned covered in the appli-named product. As the poor mandolin
was straight out of the case, I thought it was unfare to make such
derogatory statements.
Now I will certainly stick to a natural product infuture.


16 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM (#2516740)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Good, yet another date for the diary!!!. Last one was fun, perhaps we can pesuade JB to run the singaround this time.


16 Dec 08 - 03:13 PM (#2517092)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

JB?


16 Dec 08 - 05:30 PM (#2517208)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: melodeonboy

John Barden (or "The Barden of England" if you prefer!).


17 Dec 08 - 03:56 PM (#2518218)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

he's my cuz you know is the gret bard. ferrets and hoss is a regular sight at the crayford arms, that why the roses grow so well, if you get my drift.


18 Dec 08 - 05:58 AM (#2518700)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Lady Raffles

We'll be there to help Fisheye and Essex girl fly the Folkmob flag and will probably bring Grandson Louis again who is now obsessed with ferrets, we were hoping to get him interested in the music, but I suppose folk with a ferret slant is a start. We enjoyed the 9th November it was a good afternoon, great atmosphere and lovely beer, maybe in April we'll get a bit of sunshine too.


18 Dec 08 - 06:19 AM (#2518712)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: naughtyforty

I hope to make it next time - unforseen circumstances prevented me attending in November.


20 Jan 09 - 03:19 PM (#2544286)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

UPDATE UPDATE. i have managed to convince sharon at the arms to change the date to the saturday instead of the sunday, that should please one and all as there is no worry about work the next day, St george should be pleased, so come one come all , morris sides musicians, anything to help demelza house again, watch this space,


21 Jan 09 - 05:01 AM (#2544820)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: naughtyforty

Does that mean the date is now 25 April?


21 Jan 09 - 07:43 AM (#2544931)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

Great a warm up weekend before the Sweeps! That might reduce sprained ankles, wrists, or vocal chords the following weekend.


21 Jan 09 - 08:51 AM (#2544986)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,Essex Girl

Good, I've put it in the diary and I'll try not to leave my tankard behind this time.


22 Jan 09 - 05:23 AM (#2545833)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

if you do i will give it a cuddle till i see you again, yup it the 25th sharrons promised roasties yorkshire puds oh you know the usual and of course a very very warm welcome for one and all, she says any morris sides coming please list your interests as its becoming the most asked about thing the pub does, so we made a good impression even with the bikers from over the road.


05 Feb 09 - 04:50 PM (#2558347)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

The arms have opened their doors again to us on the 24th of feb thats the saturday before stoke for those that are up to it,WITH GUEST ALES BLACK DOG, JHB , NELSONS REVENGE, EARLY BIRD from sheps, JACK from sheps, if you are able to come the doors open at 12, and close                               eventually,


06 Feb 09 - 08:14 AM (#2558869)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

Er - 24th Feb is a Tuesday, and after Stoke on the 22nd (Sunday). Did the beers come in early, RM?


06 Feb 09 - 08:22 AM (#2558874)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

now I am really confused? Tuesday? Saturday? 24? 21? 28?


Where is a Tardis, when I need one?


06 Feb 09 - 09:22 AM (#2558944)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Dead Horse

Nothing wrong with a dose of margarine once in a blue moon.
Helps me to appreciate REAL musicians.


06 Feb 09 - 09:25 AM (#2558950)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

RM

See my last post. When is this happening?


06 Feb 09 - 01:57 PM (#2559229)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

oops, cock up alert. yes richard some are in now, sorry its the sat before stoke ie the whole of the last week of feb, anyway you lot know im just a poor demented traveller wot cant read an rite or aford a diary or is it dairy oh one of em,
VT its the saturday before stoke, anyway its lauras birfday today and we will be at the crayford arms from 8.30 if anyone wants to come


06 Feb 09 - 02:40 PM (#2559292)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

Happy Birthday Laura - alas there are two Star Trek episodes tonight


07 Feb 09 - 04:06 AM (#2559793)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

we had a good time thanks to those that braved the elements and could drag enselves away from star trek, even kev made it, fighting his wat through half an inch of snow and at least three snow flakes , oh what strength the man has


07 Feb 09 - 08:20 PM (#2560468)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

refresh


08 Feb 09 - 03:34 AM (#2560613)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

as the pub in stoke is closing sharon at the arms has thrown the doors open to us there,


08 Feb 09 - 04:00 AM (#2560624)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: VirginiaTam

I thought the pub in Maidstone was closing not the one in Stoke? I am so confused.

Anyway, I don't think we can do both Crayford and Stoke on the same weekend.

Really sorry.


08 Feb 09 - 04:34 AM (#2560638)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

The Nags Head in Stoke is not closing.

The Greyhound in Maidstone is closing, but not before today.


09 Feb 09 - 02:56 AM (#2561440)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

duh im spinnin now, sorry i missed maidstone but things are a bit hectic at the mo


09 Feb 09 - 03:18 AM (#2561446)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

Yes, I saw the BBC had re-started "Minder". Or is it "Steptoe and Son"? (No offence intended).

Can you post us a current list of what relevant is on at the Crayford Arms so that we can plan to avoid date clashes please?


10 Feb 09 - 01:56 PM (#2562965)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

CRAYFORD ARMS CANCELLED I THINK I WILL HAVE TO GET ON HER GOOD SIDE AGAIN, OH WELL


10 Feb 09 - 05:59 PM (#2563221)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

I am sure you meant well RM - but there seemed to be an endless supply of wrong ends of sticks, and now if the great diary syncronising can be undetaken we will all be able to go to a suitable event at the Crayford Arms - which I would like to do as things have conspired to stop me every time so far. Margarine is a thing, isn't it?


26 Mar 09 - 05:40 PM (#2598085)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST

The crayford arms session will be all day from 10am, till the fat lady sings, morris sides, singers all are welcome, there will be food and lottsa real ales, as the arms now stocks more real ales than any pub in the area, a really apprieciative pub that cant get enough of folk and morris, not many pubs can say that, those that have not been before are assured that the arms really wants us there, they love it, so as an aside most of the dosh they make on these folk days goes to demelza house, not in the pockets of landlord,


26 Mar 09 - 06:28 PM (#2598129)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

Am I right that there might be folking and a beerfest at the Crayford arms Sat evening March the 28th?


27 Mar 09 - 04:11 AM (#2598340)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: melodeonboy

"The crayford arms session will be all day from 10am"

Er....what day is that? I'm confused now!

Can we re-title this thread "Confusion at Crayford"? I think it scans rather well!


27 Mar 09 - 12:20 PM (#2598650)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

Bump


27 Mar 09 - 01:15 PM (#2598678)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Hi Romany Man

Saturday 25th April King Arms Upper Upnor.Im going to that
Sunday 26th April Crayford Arms Folk and Beer. so yes I will be at Crayford and Upnor.

Please confirm it will be the Sunday or you,ll clash with Upyours. I mean Upnor


27 Mar 09 - 03:12 PM (#2598755)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,Romanyman

The crayford arms bash is 25th april all day till the doors get locked and then on till ya can take no more, not the 28th of march not any other time day zone region area .
Ive written this slowly for those that have trouble reading fast.
All are welcome loadsa real ales, plenty of grub, a warm welcome morris sides more than welcome, it will follow the same as last time, no proggrame no set time to dance play whatever just a good day pre season for the dancers.


28 Mar 09 - 08:30 AM (#2599166)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Right I will not be going to Upnor because it is a Morris venue pub stand.on the 25th April

which i got from a Morris paper given to me at folkmob the other night.

I will be coming to Crayford. where gladly we will be following the same routine has last year but with out the Bishop Gundul"fs Morris who were there last year but wont be there on the 25th April because they are at Upnor doing the above. SORTED.

I have opened up me own thread about all this confusion.
Ok Romany Man I now understand your frustration with me.
Whata Par-larva. Remember though I am a newbie to all this and dont wish to go galavanting all over North Kent for nothing.

Not another mention about Upnor on this thread I promise.


End of Subject.
Do you want some posters for the event like last time? If so I will do them tonight and post them to the pub on Tuesday.


31 Mar 09 - 03:55 AM (#2601038)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

Already done mate, just as an aside if the respnse is good as last time the room upstairs will have its own bar, no more up and down stairs, the grub will be going round from 12 onwards , roasties chips sarnies in fact you ask for it there and they will do there best to provide it,


31 Mar 09 - 08:36 AM (#2601185)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,DizzyLisa

Motley will be there. I will mention it at the Lord Hood tonight.


31 Mar 09 - 11:18 AM (#2601319)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Ok Romany Man look forward to seeing you there if not before.
There is another Richard Bridge session at the Nags Head Lower stoke on the 19th April.

Crayford is 25th April and that other event I said I would not mention is a two Dayer so I can go to that on the Sunday Yippeeeee. fore see a good summer ahead?


31 Mar 09 - 02:42 PM (#2601483)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,woodsie

I will be coming to this one. missed thr last one - looking forward to it!


07 Apr 09 - 02:52 PM (#2606706)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

Sorry folks been away from this ere techno box of the devil for a while, in fact been so wrapped up in other things its been a nightmare. Well all is on for the 25th of april, for those that missed the last one, it is a day of relaxed no pressure music and dance, there is no time table for anyone to keep to, the grub is usually plentfull, the beer will be real ales of various breweries, as the arms now is a real ale pub, the room upstairs will be available for the people that want to sing and play, the whole pub is a folk friendly area, in fact the last one acrually closed the pub over the road as everyone was in the arms, so come one come all, its a saturday, so no work next day, apart from me having to tend to the horses as usual, i may even bring seamus again, who knows.


07 Apr 09 - 03:22 PM (#2606735)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

I will advertise it over the next two weeks at folkmob, worked last year.


08 Apr 09 - 02:27 PM (#2607461)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

Lets hope so, the arms is a pub that wants us there as opposed to asking a pub to have us there, they really do love folk and morris, which is a refreshing change


08 Apr 09 - 02:51 PM (#2607482)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: naughtyforty

I will almost definitely be there along with the little apprentice.


09 Apr 09 - 12:58 PM (#2608132)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Naughty forty if you apprentice and whoevery else your are in tow with want to crash at mine after Crayford Then you are more then welcome. You can have my bedroom. Little apprentice can have the double blow up bed, in the front room and I,ll pitch a tent in the garden then we can all go to Upnor next day. Up to you folks but the offers there if you want it? Pierre.


09 Apr 09 - 01:29 PM (#2608150)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: naughtyforty

Thanks for the offer Pierre - will have a think and get back to you if that's ok


09 Apr 09 - 04:24 PM (#2608259)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

No probs speak soon?


10 Apr 09 - 07:44 AM (#2608593)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,woodsie

Does anybody know if any other Folkmob are goin? Essex Girl, Jim,Fisheye, The Sausage Bandit or the Fordes?


10 Apr 09 - 01:48 PM (#2608774)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

They all came last year. Because I broadcasted the event over the open Mike at a Folkmobs PA night.
Jim Radford would go depending it dont clash with anything else like protesting or a whatever, And above all if he knows about it.

Sue and Mick wen last year and took there grandson.I recall he looked delighted when Romany Mans Ferrets come on the scean.

If they know they may come. Linda will be there she was last year we came home on the train together at the end of the sess. Ladies and Kenningham were there too and T.D.L.


10 Apr 09 - 02:24 PM (#2608791)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,woodeneye

Sausage Muncher and Partner?


17 Apr 09 - 03:32 PM (#2613331)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

Just come so far three morris sides, musicians will of course be more than welcome as the last bash showed, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, easy transport , easy to find, lock ins are the norm for those that can take it, several real ales also the norm as the crayford arms sells more real ales as standard than any other pub in the area, also they have a dedicated room upstairs that is available at any time for those that want a venue to call there own. the offer has been there for some time but no one seems to want to use it. perhaps it needs to be. dunno up to you im no musician. so the twenty fith is on come or dont your choice ,


18 Apr 09 - 12:42 PM (#2613891)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Girl Friday

I have told two blokes from Crayford, who didn't know about this. TDL can't come because it clashes with the New Roots Competition .


21 Apr 09 - 03:22 AM (#2615440)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

E its gettin closer the tatties and beefs bin ordered the beers ordered the dancers are warmin up seamus still aint made is mind up ifn e's cummin or not, the ferrets wont be goin as theys always in trouble wen they go there, the car parks bin sorted, the upstairs room is clean and tidy loadsa chairs, so wot ya waitin for get ya sell down there on the twenty fith .


24 Apr 09 - 03:23 PM (#2618033)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

the list of beers grows now there is dragons blood as well as all the others, so many beers so little time, life is so short. hee hee


26 Apr 09 - 04:35 AM (#2618899)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

Despite the lack of support a very good day was had by all that did go, i am waitingf for the total raised for demelza house , the pub as usual donate all the profits on drink sales to demelza, as well as the usual raffle, 1st prize a gallon of real ale of your choice, the staff joined in with colourfull outfits, their wages for the day also goes to demelza house, the crayford arms and the gongscourers thank all those that attended, also thank the staff for the masses of high quality free food with such things as chilli wraps steak yorkies the usual chilli and chips cheesy chips etc, the unused upstairs room was well decorated had its own handpumps for the expected singers saving the walk downstairs, all in all despite the lack of support a fantastic day from a local pub that so desperatley tries to give people the type of traditional pub long gone.


26 Apr 09 - 05:42 AM (#2618918)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

It is a shame. BG were promised to th KA long in advance, but where were all the oher North Kent and Sarf Lunnon sides - and indeed the punters??


26 Apr 09 - 05:54 AM (#2618922)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: naughtyforty

Little apprentice and I went to this and had a lovely day. Thanks to everyone for making us welcome, especially the little one who had her face blacked up, did some dancing and then sang for everyone. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Rochester next week.


26 Apr 09 - 03:22 PM (#2619164)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: romany man

yeh naughty and apprentice did so well, where were the punters ? they were in the crayford arms drinking loadsa real ales, the pub now boasts more real ales on sale than any other pub in the area, and eating all the free well prepared, and delicious free food, thats where the punters were,


26 Apr 09 - 03:50 PM (#2619188)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Richard Bridge

So if the punters were there, that's the biggest thing isn't it?


27 Apr 09 - 04:56 AM (#2619390)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: Pierre Le Chapeau

Hi Folks
Sorry couldn't make this one all the water in my Fish pond drained out over the Friday night and I had to both make haste and rig up a alternate accommodation for my nearly dead pond life which do not just include fish it includes Frogs and newts Plants etc. In the end I cleaned out and filled up two Wheelie bins with water and bunged them all in them, Where they will have to be content until Thusday Until I can get a replacement pond base.I have had to Chain the bins to the down pipes in me garden so has to remind me Irish upstairs neighbors not to put the bins out for the dustmen in the morning for emptying.
Bloody Par-larva

Im sure there will be a couple more Crayfords coming up later this year.


19 Jun 09 - 09:34 AM (#2660157)
Subject: RE: crayford arms 2009
From: GUEST,Motley Muso dizzyLisa

The landlady of the Crayford Arms has asked me to let you know about a couple of things.....
a) They would like to have another Folk Day on Sat 12th September... All morris sides welcome.
b) They have a guy called Andy Owen singing this weekend at 5.30. Unfortunately she ommitted to write down if it was Saturday or Sunday and I've forgotten so check before you go. Apart from the usual real ales they also have Iceberge & Black Sheep