The countdown is nearing the final week now and I'm looking forward to meeting up with the squad again for a good walk, good chinwag, and a few good pints in over 21 months!
21 months wow! How strange! Just doesn't seem like that does it! Oh how Surreal... I mean that, the norm that is usually said in the evening at the end of a meet!! is, Argh' well! we'll see ya all in 6 months!! Which at the time used to feel like flipping ages off!! but one could never of imagined that at the last meet, in reality, it was 'see ya all in nearly 2 years time' if one only knew this at the time, then it would have been to much to bear
With 1 week to go, here is a reminder of what's ahead.
Gene Hunt - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
The Saint - Sat & Sun + Driver
Windy Miller - Sat & Sun
Del Boy - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
Sam Tyler - Sun
John Steed - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
Dirty Epic - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
Vienna - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
D.C Burtonshaw - Sun + Driver
Charles Bronson - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
Stan - Sat & Sun + Driver ( 2 seats) - Hotel Booked
Peter Picard - Sat & Sun = Driver - Hotel Booked
Carter - Sat & Sun - Hotel Booked
Candy Girl - Sat & Sun
Get Carter - Sat & Sun + Driver
Brown Granada - Sat & Sun + Driver
Charlie Croker - Sun + Driver
Michael Rodd - Sun
18 members / 26 seats.
I will be arriving at the Premier Inn South Mimms around midday. There is no fixed itinerary for Saturday but I will be going for a short walk to The White Hart on St Albans Rd, South Mimms EN6 3PJ. Hopefully have a couple of pints there before moving on elsewhere, maybe a taxi ride away. Back to the hotel around tea time to check in and have a freshen up before we go out again locally. A few drivers would be handy but failing that, a short taxi drive maybe down into Elstree. Anyone arriving on the Saturday is welcome to join me.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL REQUIRED AND WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SIT TOGETHER AS A GROUP.
I ANTICIPATE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE POSTPONING FULL RELEASE FROM LOCKDOWN UNTIL AFTER THE MEET SO PLEASE BRING YOUR FACE MASK AS IT WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET INTO SOME PROPERTIES DURING THE DAY. ALSO REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE CARRIED OUT AT ALL TIMES.
WE WILL MEET UP AT 9AM-9.30AM ON THE CIVIC CENTRE CAR PARK ON ELSTREE WAY, BOREHAMWOOD WD6 1JT
PREVIOUSLY, PARKING FEES WERE APPLICABLE RANGING FROM 90p FOR 1 HOUR / £1.70 FOR 2 HOURS / £2.20 FOR 3 HOURS / £3.20 FOR 4 HOURS / £4.20 FOR 5 HOURS / £5.20 FOR OVER 5 HOURS. HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO ELSTREE PARKING, SUNDAY IS NOW FREE SO WE SHOULD BE OK. PLEASE BE PREPARED THOUGH JUST INCASE.
I WILL BE HAVING A BREAKFAST IN THE HART & SPOOL (WETHERSPOONS) AT 8AM (BEFORE WE ALL MEET UP). IF YOU WISH TO JOIN I SUGGEST YOU PARK ON THE ABOVE MEET UP CAR PARK AND WALK (8 minutes) TO THE PUB. WE WILL LEAVE THE PUB BY 9AM TO RETURN TO THE MEET UP POINT.
Again, we will leave the pub no later than 9am. The Meet will commence at the car park at 9.30am SHARP.
• On The Buses / Mutiny On The Buses - Bus Depot • On The Buses - Pat Combes Crashes • On The Buses – Women Bus Drivers Diversion Route (6 locations) • Mutiny On The Buses - Police Car Radio • Mutiny On The Buses - Stan & Susy visit the Estate Agents • On The Buses - Arthur & Stan take Olive on bike To Hospital • On The Buses – Opening Credits - Stan driving bus • On The Buses – Stan drives past people in bus stop • On The Buses – Mable, Olive & Arthur leave shop and get on Stans bus. • On The Buses – End Credits with bus following camera (2 locations) • BONUS LOCATION TO BE REVEALED ON THE DAY
At this point we walk back to cars for (15 minute walk for around 12.15.
DRIVE TO LUNCH BREAK – (15 minutes)
THE MANOR ELSTREE.
We will spend a relaxing 2 hours here where we can get lunch and have a few drinks and also take the opportunity to explore the building and have a good catch up after such a long break between Meets!
This wonderful building was used in quite a number of famous productions, including:
• School For Scoundrels • Randall & Hopkirk Deceased • A Clockwork Orange • The Devil Rides Out • The Avengers • The Professionals
WE LEAVE HERE AT 2.30pm
A short drive to 2 BONUS locations which will be revealed on the day. Then we will drive to the final location, again to be revealed on the day. Here, we will spend 1 hour to take in the glorious surroundings, which featured in so many classic TV & Film productions over the years.
I anticipate that this will take us to around 4.30 to 5pm.
THOSE OF US TRAVELLING HOME CAN DO SO FROM HERE, OR THOSE STAYING AT THE HOTEL CAN RETURN THERE. THOSE OF US STAYING AT THE HOTEL WILL BE HAVING A QUICK WASH AND BRUSH UP BEFORE GOING OUT ON FOOT FOR A FEW PINTS AND FOOD LOCALLY.
A snapshot of what we will be seeing.. minus of course the bonus locations which will be revealed on the day!