What can I say! Some excellent posts already! And What a brilliant start for the first 4:3tv Sweeney meet. Thanks Gene and Sam for as always another quality meet! And appreciate that it wasn't the end of an era. The weather was good, as usual, along with the banter, and was good to see new faces. Looking forward to the idea of other locations such as the like of the Proffesionals, Minder or even Only fools and horses would be good, does that mean it's an excuse for me to buy more box sets :()
Many thanks to Gene for organising the excellent October 2015 Sweeney Meet. A fabulous number of very top class locations selected for the day were enjoyed in glorious London sunshine. The meticulous planning and arranging that goes in to the day really pays off. I know we say it every time, and it becomes a cliché, but that was probably one the best Meets we’ve had.
Thanks also to Del Boy for all the organisation of the car rides. Villain’s Jaguar is a true beauty, and was an extremely comfortable and enjoyable means of travel between the many locations we visited in the morning. Thanks Villain for being an excellent Wheelsman (no U turns), and to fellow passenger Dirty Epic for providing backup navigation.
The Meet started for me on Saturday night when I met up with Dirty Epic, John Steed, Vienna, Bronson and Del Boy for a few drinks and grub around the Covent Garden area. The Salisbury, Nell Gwynne, and The Coal Hole provided excellent beer and The White Swan provided an excellent dinner. A very enjoyable evening lads.
I’m really pleased the Meets are back on track, and mixing it up with some non-Sweeney location meets sounds like a good direction to go.
I'm going to say this once, and once only Gene. Stay out of Camberwick Green!
A great meet again everybody-a firm handshake goes to Gene Hunt for all of the background work,these squad days are really something mate.Thank you.Fantastic to see all of the familiar friendly faces again,Sweeney nuts one and all.Also a big welcome to Steve Austin,destined to become a regular.You fitted straight in mate,nice one.
A firm handshake to wheelsman Boycie:thanks Alan,great driving in the perfect Sweeney motor for the day,complete with Dennis Waterman signature on the dash.Also a special mention to other passenger Dennis,taking up George Carters' seat in the back.
The morning session went absolutely perfectly:weather and locations second-to-none,great banter from everybody,and the usual 'attire' from Del Boy,this time turning up as,well,Del Trotter.Brilliant again mate!!And joined very ably by Gene Hunt,looking resplendent in the Crombie.
I had to shoot off after the dinner break after getting some unexpected news,meaning I had to return home.I hear that you all had a fantastic afternoon walkabout,and I can tell by the posts on this thread that the nosebag and quiz at the Queens' bonce went swimmingly and brilliantly,as usual.Lucky sods!!!So for me it's roll-on April,but thanks to everyone for another quality day.Gene,Sam and Delboy-there's a Guinness on me when I see you again,never got the chance this time.Thanks guys.
"I'm playing all the right notes.But not necessarily in the right order."
Another great itinerary from Gene ensured that day ran smoothly and gave us great selection of locations, my favourites were Fay & Brenda house and also Carter’s house.
Stan Proctor’s park from abduction was also interesting and I could have been arrested for what Gene & Sam were thinking!
The walkabout worked well, even though myself and a few others came separated from the main group and somehow missed out the last location!
Both Gene and Del dressing up in costume added to the day, well done lads!
Special thanks to Del for arranging the squad into the squad cars in advance
Thanks to all the squad drivers and especially those who brought their classic cars along
By the time we got back to the Queens Head I was not feeling too well so left early. I understand that the rest of the evening went well and that everyone enjoyed Mick’s legendary quiz.
I will post a few photos up on here when I get the chance over the next few days.
Now that we have migrated to our own forum, both myself and others I spoke to on the day felt that the mood was lighter than on previous recent meets and this in turn made for a more relaxing and enjoyable day.