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Knockholt September 2011

Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 05:09 PM
GUEST 12 Sep 11 - 03:56 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 12 Sep 11 - 03:49 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 12 Sep 11 - 03:47 PM
GUEST,woodstock52 12 Sep 11 - 03:43 PM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 03:34 PM
GUEST,wodstock52 12 Sep 11 - 03:32 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 12 Sep 11 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,woodstock52 12 Sep 11 - 03:19 PM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 03:07 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 12 Sep 11 - 02:35 PM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 11:29 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 10:40 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 10:38 AM
Lady Raffles 12 Sep 11 - 09:28 AM
Essex Girl 12 Sep 11 - 07:57 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 07:13 AM
morning wood 12 Sep 11 - 07:09 AM
Richard Bridge 12 Sep 11 - 06:56 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 11 Sep 11 - 05:26 PM
Richard Bridge 11 Sep 11 - 03:54 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 11 Sep 11 - 03:07 PM
Richard Bridge 11 Sep 11 - 01:54 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 11 Sep 11 - 01:22 PM
Girl Friday 11 Sep 11 - 12:57 PM
Richard Bridge 11 Sep 11 - 11:39 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 11 Sep 11 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Capella 10 Sep 11 - 07:40 AM
melodeonboy 10 Sep 11 - 07:31 AM
GUEST,richard bridge on netbook 09 Sep 11 - 07:27 PM
VirginiaTam 09 Sep 11 - 01:04 PM
Lady Raffles 09 Sep 11 - 11:55 AM
VirginiaTam 09 Sep 11 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,John Ketley and Frank bough 09 Sep 11 - 03:47 AM
GUEST,Michael Fish 08 Sep 11 - 02:44 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 08 Sep 11 - 11:03 AM
Lady Raffles 08 Sep 11 - 11:02 AM
VirginiaTam 08 Sep 11 - 09:36 AM
Girl Friday 07 Sep 11 - 08:41 AM
Richard Bridge 07 Sep 11 - 03:47 AM
Pierre Le Chapeau 07 Sep 11 - 03:41 AM
Richard Bridge 06 Sep 11 - 05:54 PM
Lady Raffles 06 Sep 11 - 04:31 PM
melodeonboy 06 Sep 11 - 01:56 PM
Pierre Le Chapeau 06 Sep 11 - 01:20 PM
Dipsodeb 06 Sep 11 - 01:08 PM
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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 05:09 PM

I don't think they make boys that old any more...


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:56 PM

Pete, had you not mentioned about having a drink after the 'Chair Fiasco', you could be looking at £1000's of pounds of damages now


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:49 PM

I must admit after the chair Fiasco I had a drink and played a song hee hee


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:47 PM

I agree
This years Knockholt was the best I have ever attended.

The fact I rolled backwards off my camping chair shows clearly that /material and manufacturing standards in this country have dropped nearly has heavily has I did. The chair was new but the metal supports were crap and snapped all of a sudden sending me backwards into a heap.

Im pleased to say most folk missed the incident. Being pissed in the past I have succumb to setting my boots alight by fallen in a drunken mess in the fire pit,( not on the fire) but this time i was Ironically stone cold sober when the incident happened. Apart from the frame work snapping a leg came out its socket which added to the Palaver.
Close inspection next day revealed the chair is shit and dangerous> There again what do you want these days for £12.99.
How about sommit you do not break your UCKING neck on when it comes to parking your Arse after a sober trip to the Heads????????


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,woodstock52
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:43 PM

Richard, you were talking about 'Boy Bands', and I still think yourself and Royston are the best example of the genre, in my experience - and I hope you remain 'undiscovered' for the greater good


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:34 PM

Ceroc (and there is a competitor called "leroc")- but I know what you mean, it did look not elf and safe tea friendly!

In the quiet of the night (when?) you can just hear the M25, but only just.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,wodstock52
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:32 PM

Pete, Elixir 12-53, is that how you manage to maintain your youthful good looks? And as to Rogering yourself and saddle damage - all sounds a bit Frankie Howerd to me


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:24 PM

I always use Elixir 12-53s both Rogers and yourself recommended them to me on separate occasions and I have had good sound and no problems and they were on the 6 string Tanglewood prior to Knockers but I popped a G string on Friday morning and restrung them with the Newtone strings which were put on in haste in order to get to knockers without further delay. Newtone strings were recommended by Rogers to use on my traveling guitar which I use for finger picking?and which also sustained body and saddle damage?

Clearly Newtones are not at all suitable for the Tangle wood re I play heavy and they are Low tension/ Which I think what with being out of case but undercover made my Tanglewood six string clear quite unplayable at knockers.

Elixir ,s on there way to me now ? has I speak>


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,woodstock52
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:19 PM

Ken and I had a great time luxuriating in his newly acquired Ebay caravan although not quite decked out to rival Pat & Debs Moorish extravaganza.I just love it there, it is only about 3 miles from Bromley and essentially Greater London, but if you didnt know otherwise that field could be in deepest Cornwall. And I cant understand why anyone should be objecting to £30 for a 4 day break (with music and alternative humour included) - I'm a humble Jobseeker and I still think its briliant value for money. In a way, it was almost nicer that there were fewer people and the Marquee was raised in record time by just 3 blokes. My only concern was on Saturday with Gaynor & Alfs impromptu Sciroc(?) display teetering on the edges of the bonfire. Booze, bonfires and dancing - a heady cocktail


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 03:07 PM

Try a set of elixir 12-53s and see what happens.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 02:35 PM

Richard I travelled to knockholt this year with no case for the six string Tanglewood. so it was out in all elements and left in the Marque all night rather then the car. I was scared the humidity in the car would be worse then leaving it in sheltered climate of Marque??? being exposed body wise.

Also in the stead of the Elecxaire strings I normally use I had to change too
'Newtone Heritage series.012-051 low tension guitar strings. I put them on the 6 string Tanglewood prior to Knockers after I busted the G Elexciar so it was a set of newbie strings on the tanglewood and there very low tension.
having now been informed of the different strinsg and there low tension and the Tanglewood being out of a case al-night in a marquee, do you still think a visit to Rogers is necessary?


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 11:29 AM

Ah - recalculate accurately - there is still a nominal surplus, but very only just...


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:40 AM

There will in fact be a tiny shortfall - VAT had to be added to something...


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:38 AM

100


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Lady Raffles
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 09:28 AM

What a great Knockholt! Mick and I had a wonderful time, there were so many highlights – Jim surpassing himself Saturday night with his hilarious rendition of "Lean forwards, lean backwards, to the left and the right".... with lots of rude bits in between, the food at the feast which was really extra special,Royston and Richard's harmonies, Ann's shorts! Pierre's sudden back flip from his camp chair, Grandson Louis bonding with a herd of cows, Dave kenningham telepathically calling us to Orpington to rescue him and Zahirah who were stranded there and the unexpected arrival on Saturday night of Capella - my brother Tony and (soon to be) sister-in-law Lesley which was most fitting for our 18th anniversary year as it was Tony who discovered the field about 24 years ago and lit the very first knockholt fire.

As always it was great to see so many old friends as well as our 4 knockholt virgins – Zahirah, Gaynor, Alan and Paul. We're looking forward to the next camp already.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Essex Girl
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 07:57 AM

I'm glad the weather was Ok for you. Sorry we couldn't make it this year but we had other bookings on Friday and Sunday afternoon, but June is already in the diary.
Linda


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 07:13 AM

A propos, Pete, I picked your guitar - the Tanglewood 6 - up in the marquee on Sun AM and it has problems. It would not tune properly - but that may be down to knackered strings not intonation as such - and there was a nasty fretbuzz at about the 5th fret in the middle of the neck. I prescribe a visit to Dr Rodgers...


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: morning wood
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 07:09 AM

Had a great weekend and many thanks to the organisers and attendees that made it so. Wouldn't like to be there at the moment though with the wevva as it is!

Pete, I knew that cap badge was one of the artilleries but couldn't remember if it was RFA, RHA, RGA etc. Nice feature for your guitar headstock! It's sometimes suprising how good some metals come out the ground, particularly if out of the air in anaerobic conditions.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 06:56 AM

Second money impressions (some final invoices still awaited) are of almost exact break-even, so I'd personally like to stick two fingers up at those who alleged "rip-off" etc.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 05:26 PM

I think Dan's Dad been before.
Gaynor throughly enjoyed the event.

I found a Army Cap Badge in The Dead Tree Flint pit and they Identified it too be from the Royal Horse Artillery. Possibly WW1. It was covered in Thanet Sand but underneath it all it was quite polished so I think it was lost recently rather then years ago. (Who Knows) I will put a photo of it on FB.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 03:54 PM

I think it was 4 virgins, wasn't it? Dan's Dad, Gaynor, and Alan and Paul.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 03:07 PM

Thank you Richard.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:54 PM

And a special mention for the battlebread of Brian Bloodaxe, a remarkable feat!


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 01:22 PM

Everything worked out absolutely excellent cost wise.
A excellent event and the weather was good. I think the event dates should not change?

Keeping this event to June and September is a must other months should be ruled out because of clashing with other events. It was great to see folk I have not seen for ages and good to see Newbies who have never been before and who voiced to me how they throughly enjoyed themselves and with out doubt will be coming again in June 2012.

This is a different event to Pigears and sweeps whereby time tables rule the event.
Knockholt is simple Its because of this very reason the communal side of Knockholt and the gathering of folk around a simple fire with no over amenities then two bogs and a Marquee for bad weather that make the event so unique.

I favor this event to all the others that I attend and that includes folk clubs sweep Pigears and pub gatherings. although I will continue to support my clubs and attend other events they do not = Knockholt. Those FOLK who missed the event through illness hopefully your make it next June.

For those who opposed the raised costs then you simply missed a great event.
Your cutting your noises off to save a few quid.
Well done to all singers players dancers and poets and readers.

A superb Knocholt well done everyone.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Girl Friday
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 12:57 PM

I looked at the sunshine this morning and thought of you packing up for home. Glad the weather was fair for you and everything worked out well costwise.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 11:39 AM

Everyone seems to have been very positive.

A few more came on Saturday (oooh Matron).

The feast had almost an excess of delightful tastes.

There were enough performers so that no-one was really under pressure, but equally everyone got enough turns, and the performances were varied and generally of good standard. Everyone brought a positive approach, it seemed.

The marquee went up and down well, and the wood lasted just right.

The weather was mostly OK and at times delightful.

It looks (pending finalisation) as if the costs have worked out exactly right. We had some costs not anticipated, but also some savings unanticipated.

Roll on the next one!


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 10:55 AM

Well sincere thanks for to the organisers for all their efforts.
A memorable weekend indeed.
Everything I brought home seems to smell of bonfires.
Al


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,Capella
Date: 10 Sep 11 - 07:40 AM

Ok, lets do it! small tent, guitar, banjo, several packs of Old Speckled Hen going into the back of the car... Knockholt here we come!!


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: melodeonboy
Date: 10 Sep 11 - 07:31 AM

I'm pleased to see the sun's come out for you. I hope you're all having a good time.

Sorry I couldn't make it (yet again!). Working Monday to Friday and gigging Saturday and Sunday!


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,richard bridge on netbook
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 07:27 PM

weather has been tolerable, fire lovely, singing good. 20 people right now.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 01:04 PM

pout sniffle... no Sue, you 'aven't made me feel better. Mad people singing and campfire negates howling wind and driving rain.

Curse you rheumatoid arthritis. Depriving me of association with mad people.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Lady Raffles
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 11:55 AM

Never mind Tam, tonight when you're cosy in your bed and the wind is howling outside - spare a thought for that far off Kentish hill top and the soggy mad people huddled around a fire in the driving rain.....singing! - then turn over and go back to sleep. Have I made you feel better about not coming?

If you don't make it tomorrow we'll see you next year x


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 10:28 AM

It is decided... Chris has too much work and I have too much pain. I'd have been taking codydramol and would not be able to drink at all. No fun.

As it is 40 miles away from us, maybe spend a few hours with you guys tomorrow afternoon / evening if weather and other factors are right.

Hugs...


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,John Ketley and Frank bough
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 03:47 AM

Were are off to knockers too see that man they call Noah?


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,Michael Fish
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 02:44 PM

A lady from kent phoned me earlier today and asked if there was a storm brewing - I said "rest easy madam I'm off to Knockholt"


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 11:03 AM

You Chris and crow sis will be missed, Tam may see you at the Gi later this month.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Lady Raffles
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 11:02 AM

Oh what a shame, we'll miss you all. Hope you feel better soon.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 09:36 AM

Sister crow going to be a no show. Given rheumy pain of late and the not so promising weather, we might be absent as well.   Sigh.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Girl Friday
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 08:41 AM

And there's all that mutton just running around next door!!

Glad to see it is at least dry this morning. It's been quite windy here in the upper part of Orpington, so hope you get that marquee tied down very securely. Hot sun would be wonderful. Have a good time all of you.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 03:47 AM

And on the wevva front, having looked at Met Office, BBC, and Met-check, currently a good bit of rain is forecast for Sunday morning, all the other days from Weds through Sat have dry patches and no major inundation is predicted, and even the winds do not look horrendous (apart from the obvious Metcheck programming error predicting winds of about 250mph some of the time).

I now need to pick up my reclining plants, get some hooks for hanging baskets, hang up the fallen hanging baskets, get Scotch bonnets and other supplies, make harissa paste, pack car and van not forgetting the late extras, modify the allen keys for the marquee and boogie off.

I think I will leave gettng the meat for the tagine until Sat - meat in a caravan for 4 days could be less nice by then. Bit of a nuisance as I have found a place in Gravesend that sells goat, and I don't know anywhere near Knockers I can get either that or real mutton as distinct from lamb.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 03:41 AM

The skips still there from June. I think folk mob ought to have phoned them up to have got it collected?/or they have tried to collect it and cant because the gates locked. there again if such the case the skip company should have phoned/contacted the person who arranged the hire in the first place or they have simply forgotten about it.
bewildering or what?

I do not clearly know the contract law on skip hire but when the skip company does get the skip back then Folkmob may have to pay for the time it has sat on the field exceeding the contract hire rules? I assume?


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 05:54 PM

That's 'andy 'arry.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Lady Raffles
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 04:31 PM

Mick has just got back from delivering marque to Knockholt and reports that 2 toilets & fire wood are all present and correct....also the skip we hired in June is still there! it's got a few bits and pieces that the farmer's put in but probably has enough room for another 8 black bin liners.


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: melodeonboy
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 01:56 PM

So, another close shave then! (See previous post of Wooden Z!) :)


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Pierre Le Chapeau
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 01:20 PM

Yes we could change the dates to warmer times it was lovely back in April and May I have a Tan to prove it.

I am coming by bus from Orpington Friday and hope to be on site by 10 oclock. all I hope is the R5 is quicker then the 286 which I caught today at the top of Eltham high street after having a towel shave in the barbers shop.

Clean shaven I got on the 286 what with sheer volume of traffic, Traffic lights changing every two seconds. Parlarvering about changing sodding drivers, Idiotic school kids ringing the bell by the time I got too my stop I had grown a ucking beard. Nearly a hour to get home from the very top of Eltham high street to the Rochester way?


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 01:08 PM

Hiya all

I can understand your concerns pierre but the wood was delivered yesterday and Daniel knows exactly where we have it so that's fine.


Can't say about the loos though, we shall see what happens we will try and get there as early as possible. The loo people and the wood man both know about the key and where it is so should be ok.

Debsx


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 12:18 PM

Please can we have some constant hot sun?


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 12:06 PM

always a lottery any time of the bleedin year English weather. Better than constant hot sun though but.
Al


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 09:55 AM

A point to consider I'm sure. But what's wrong with wevva forecasts?


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Subject: RE: Knockholt September 2011
From: GUEST,Woodsie
Date: 06 Sep 11 - 09:14 AM

As Knockholt is no longer under the control of folkmob why not look at having it at a sensible time of year - then the thread wouldn't get clogged up with weather forcasts ... if there is such a thing as a sensible time - I would say mid july would be a good bet at least if it does rain - it should still be fairly warm.


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