It's a pity there isn't a stand for this newsgroup at Billing. Some of us
know each other already, but a lot of people make a valid contribution to
this group without posting regularly. Maybe we could organise some sort of
rendezvous at the show, a sort of Land Rovers Reunited.
Mind you that might lead to all sorts of complications, such as 101's mixing
with 110 and even Land Rover owners getting mail order cars from Toyhatsu
Anyone else interested in meeting up at the show so that we can put faces to
On 14 Jul 2003 10:32:58 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Gavin)
Pay at the gate - we always have until this year. Billing is quite
good in that you pay per vehicle, so it doesn't cost an arm and a leg
to bring the family.
'58 Series 2
'77 101FC Ambulance
'95 Discovery V8i
A good opportunity for me to remind all alt.fan.landrover contributors
and lurkers that Pimms and beer is on offer at the red 101 in the
family camping area all evening. The more the merrier!
That is, of course, assuming that there is a red 101 there....
'58 Series 2
'77 101FC Ambulance
'95 Discovery V8i
I will be at the Camel Trophy Owners Club stand, which by the way is
conveniently located next to the beer tent.
Drop by and say hello.
I will be very happy to meet everybody in case we arrange a forum meeting
I heard that last year there was a problem with some people "misbehaving"
close and inside the CTOC stand.
Problem was that those people had nothing to do with the club's members.
I also think that there will also be an "unofficial" CTOC stand outside the
Take care and see you there.
On or around Mon, 14 Jul 2003 21:34:02 +0100, Nikki
they're not actually going to school on the monday. No idea why anyone
thought it a good plan to schedule the last day on a monday. ridiculous.
They must have left out a day earlier in the year somewhere.
but there's school on friday, right enough. Still, there's always another
show, or another year. Money very tight this year for variety of reasons.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk my opinions are just that
"The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twittering
Isn't there something strange about Leicestershire school holidays? I seem
to remember someone telling me that it was something to do with a local
trade, or the Wars of the Roses, or something like that!
on15/07/2003 8:40 pm, John Stokes at email@example.com
It could be that you are thinking of the builders labourers who used to
carry the bricks on their heads up the ladders to where the bricklayer was
working. Bruce had one of his best mates work for him years ago, who was
really good at this and could carry 24 on a board on his head, up ladders
etc, with no hands. Not allowed to do it these days though.
Its more likely that you are thinking of the first two weeks of July when
there is a mass shut down - hosiery trade started this I believe, and most
of the residents head for a caravan on the east coast - Butlins at Skegness
being a very popular location. Its something I'd never come across untill
we moved to Market Harborough when I was a child.
Leicester is like a ghost town, and although the school holidays now start
two weeks later and are 6 weeks instead of 8, it seems to be a habit that is
going to be very hard to break. Its not just the hosiery trade that expects
it either. Loads of places have done it and still do it to this day. Bruce
used to hate it when he had half a dozen or more men working for him and
they'd all disappear on holiday for two weeks right in the middle of a job.
He calls it "Chisit" week - supposed to be "how much is it" as thats all we
heard the one and only time we found ourselves in Skegness during those
first two weeks in July, when we had our first touring caravan and only two
children. We found ourselves camping next to the bloke who lives three
Just flown back to Brum from working in Edinburgh ready for Billing
The kids don't finish school until 22nd July, next Tuesday, but my
wife would be much happier if it wasnt until 22nd August!
Needless to say they're having the day off Friday - not that they'll
do much at school anyway.
Soon as they finish tomorrow afternoon, the shopping should be done,
the car should be packed and we'll be on our way!
Our little man has just developed Chicken Pox so looks like we will have to
abort. Still It'll give me some time do some overdue bodywork and prep for
painting on Morph.
Even if he's reached the 5 Day no longer contageous stage no doubt our
little girl will be well on the way then.
Ah well, enjoy you lucky sods Perhaps this is just the shove I needed to
take a peek at the LROi show later in the year at Peterborough. Have they
divised a simple route to Peterborough from the midlands yet ? I've never
been and My Dad seemed to think it was a pain to get to.
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