National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

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National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by johnnybee » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi All,
Anyone up for doing something on this momentous day?
I would be happy to get involved organising something if there is enough interest.
Any ideas?
Bit cold for camping I would think but there must be somewhere we could meet.
As simple as a bit of lunch, a park or a visit to an open farm or Zoo.
What ideas have we?
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by francophile1947 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:12 pm

Count me in :D - happy to do whatever is most popular, even camping (I've got a fan heater) :lol:
We had a day meet in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds a few years ago and then went for a pub lunch - can't remember which pub though :oops: I do remember that the pub was packed and we ended up parking on the lawns :-" :-"
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by M 80NGO » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:21 pm

Run to the coast for a bracing walk along the beach then a pub lunch, nice roast dinner, or a country park for a winter cook out and a fire maybe :D
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by longhaul8 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:08 am

Sounds good to me i was thinking of a day meet at wells next the sea in nov if any intrest
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by Wendy'n'Alan » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32 am

We'd probably be up for a meet somewhere (with a large hairy shouty dog!!)
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by johnnybee » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Funny John, I thought you would be up for a pint, be good to see you again.
I like the idea of a coast meet, go for a stroll on the beach(with a large hairy shouty dog or two).
Then back to a pub for a spot of lunch.
I'll see what I can find in Suffolk that being the middle coastal county of our region.
If anyone has any coastal pubs in mind please let me know.
Must have a big car park and be dog friendly.
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by Mickymouse » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:43 pm

How about St.Osyth beach,Seawick,near Clacton? Postcode is CO168TB.
You can drive onto the beach,weather permitting,and The Sailor Boy pub is next to it.
Below is a pic of our Bertie on the beach.
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by francophile1947 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:21 pm

Come on you Eastern Counties lot - I know there are more than 6 Bongos in East Anglia :lol: :lol: - somebody must know somewhere suitable for a meet on this auspicious occasion 8)
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by johnnybee » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:15 pm

Well a little dissapointed in the response :(
7 replies but 128 views.
Is that odd or is it me.
Perhaps Jan and I will just go to St Osyth with Mickey, love to walk into a pub with Mickey Mouse :)
Be good if M 8ongo, Longhaul8, Wendy'n'Alan and young John could make it too.
Let me know and I'll contact the pub.
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by francophile1947 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:38 pm

johnnybee wrote:Well a little dissapointed in the response :(
7 replies but 128 views.
Is that odd or is it me.
Perhaps Jan and I will just go to St Osyth with Mickey, love to walk into a pub with Mickey Mouse :)
Be good if M 8ongo, Longhaul8, Wendy'n'Alan and young John could make it too.
Let me know and I'll contact the pub.
It's not just you 8) The lack of response was the reason I stopped trying to organise Eastern Counties meets many moons ago :(
I probably won't be coming to St. Osyth because a round trip of 150 miles is a bit much for lunch, especially as the need to drive would deprive me of a refreshing pint or two :lol: However, I can't find a campsite that's open all year, but I may be able to find a wild camping spot to sleep the beer off :lol: :lol:
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by technophobe » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:34 pm

Don't be disappointed at responses. Peeps usually only make positive replies not negative ones. We aim to try and attend a meet on this day as we are coming up to 8 years of membership but Clacton is a bit far for a day trip and I think I have given up cold weather camping what with age, muscles, joints and thinning blood. The only bit that seems to work as well as ever is the right hand transfering liquid from a glass to my mouth! But whatever good luck with your meet.
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by Wendy'n'Alan » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:29 pm

There is a campsite at dunwich next the national trust heath if
that is more central I have not stay there so can't give opinion
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by Klunk » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:31 pm

Just down the road from Dunwich is Walberswick. Has a decent pub too :D

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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by M 80NGO » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:02 pm

Well I'm Defo up for it + my wife n kids, I'm lovin the idea of driving onto the beach, that should sort the 2wds from us 4x4s :lol: hell I may even bring me kayak 8)
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Re: National Bongo Day 24/02/2013

Post by Klunk » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:55 pm

I'll bring a tow rope :)
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