Wiltshire Tank Meet

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:43 pm

Following venue changes, and Covid, Jay has taken up the mantle to relaunch a tank club in Wiltshire. Details are below for the first meet. Hopefully those who want a meet in the area will support the new venture, many have expressed an interest on FB, so if you have a tank and want to attend, express an interest, and above all else attend. Tank meets are great fun, and give everyone a chance to chat, run their tanks, and make new friends. :thumbup:

https://www.facebook.com/events/391568652552570?ref=newsfeed

Provisional date for next meet: Sat 7 May
Time: 10:00-15:00
Location: north side of Chippenham, WILTS (postcode TBC - approximately SN14 6UZ). Full address will be confirmed soon
Cost per head: £5
Venue: Community hall (canteen area with crockery and tea/coffee).
Catering: There is a cafe next door
Please bring any scenery, grass matting or props etc. to help create a battlefield - we are starting from scratch so bring whatever you've got!
If anyone has any past club docs (paper or electronic), kit, scenery etc. please bring it so we can see what there is (all the club assets are dispersed and unknown at present).
The aim is to get the club going again, so please bear with me as I've had no hand over at all (and never been to a WILTS or BRISTOL ARMOURED DIV meeting before), so I would welcome your support and understanding. I'm going to come down from North Oxfordshire to see if things can be reinvigorated in WILTS.
-Any scale of model is welcome (but the biggest scale that will be allowed inside the building is 1/16, to avoid damage to the floor)
-'Friendliness not cliqueyness' is the name of the game.
-Everyone is welcome, regardless of modelling ability, experience or type of model
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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:32 am

Unfortunately, due to a lack of confirmed interest, the meet has been cancelled. It would have been a risk paying for hall hire only to find 3 people turned up, so the organiser has pulled the plug for now. :(
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:01 am

Damn :O
I would have to have a breather in Dubai to make that meet...............and the locals cant get there ?? :wtf:
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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:00 pm

So it seems, quite a few expressed an interest, but only a couple have said they would go. I know from my own experience how difficult it is to get something like this established with a regular crowd.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:49 pm

I am sorry the meet didn't pan out. When I imagine traveling inside the UK, I think of driving distances no greater than those in the state of Wisconsin where I live. Maybe someday I will have the opportunity to get across the Atlantic and see the UK when Covid is tamed and I fall asleep under a money tree on a windy day.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:47 pm

There are a lot of people in the UK who think 50 miles is a long way.

I used to live halfway down France. I drove up to a channel port, 6 hour ferry crossing, and drove up through England just to go to a meet. Then did the return trip. 11 hours each way. 180 miles driving each way too. Virtually no sleep at all. I wouldn't do it now though! 8O
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Apr 23, 2022 4:25 am

"There are a lot of people in the UK who think 50 miles is a long way."

Jeez, they wouldnt cope here I can tell ya :/
Shame it didnt get going, would've been great to see the pictures from the weekend
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:06 pm

Ok, a new date has been set for a meet:

Provisional date for next meet: Sat 2 Jul Time: 1000-1500

https://www.facebook.com/events/841723067222019
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Postby DymondTank » Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:01 pm

Hi ,
Me and Charlotte would like to attend the event in July . As we been going to the Nuneaton and Grantham would be good to attend the one in Chippenham as it would be closer
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:06 pm

Excellent, look forward to meeting you there. If you are on Facebook it might be an idea to click Going on the event link. :)
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Postby DymondTank » Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:29 pm

Awesome . Charlotte has already done that has she is on Facebook
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Postby TankyTankyCharl » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:09 pm

Hi can I check if the event is going ahead on Saturday 2nd July as need to make arrangements. Thanks

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Postby wibblywobbly » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:16 pm

Best bet is to leave a message on FB, Jay is the only person who knows how many are going and whether it will be viable to rent the location. He needs to know definite numbers, if there are not enough he won't book the place, which is fair enough, as he will be out of pocket otherwise.

I assume this link will take you there:

https://www.facebook.com/events/8417230 ... discussion
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Postby TankyTankyCharl » Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:48 pm

Thank you for letting me know. I’ve sent him a message on Facebook page.
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