F&C Meetup - Battle of Nantwich - 26 January 2019

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I usually attend the Battle of Nantwich (https://www.battleofnantwich.org/schedule) and have had in the past been able to take some reasonable photos (though not on film). If there is interest in meeting up armed with film cameras rather than muskets and pikes we can explore possible places to meet up. The weather at the time of year can be fickle (as it was for the real battle) but the battle still goes on and there are photo opportunities in town too, even the chance to snap my brother playing fiddle in the Museum as part of 'Forlorne Hope'.

Below examples taken on something other than a film camera as a teaser -

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As Nantwich is only 40 minutes away I'd definitely be up for this. No clue though as to what will be happening on that Saturday, so watching to stay informed.
 
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^^^^ That

An hour away for me by car. How easy is it to get from Crewe railway station? The lure of a bit of anoraking on the station is strong :D
 

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Definitely count me in please.
 
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oooh - just a short 15min hop by train frm Crewe. A plot is hatching :D
 
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I usually attend the Battle of Nantwich (https://www.battleofnantwich.org/schedule) If there is interest in meeting up armed with film cameras rather than muskets and pikes we can explore possible places to meet up. ]
Sounds like a good do, I've been meaning to go to that for the last 12 years so count me in. (y)

As parking is likely to be in demand, perhaps a 9am meet (for those keen enough to drag themselves out of bed on a Saturday morning!) at the café above Chatwins baker's shop in Nantwich town square for a mug of tea/coffee and a bacon butty might be a suggestion? Seemed to work well for the recent Christmas meet up. :)

PS Anyone caught cheering for that wart-faced, misery-gutted traitor, Cromwell, will be thrown in the River Weaver! :whistle: ;)
 
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Where's the best pace to park?
Crewe station and get the train into Nantwich, parking is a nightmare in Nantwich at the best of times but on battle day it's truly awful.
Nantwich station is nearly in the middle of town so it's only a 5 minutes walk to the centre and less to the battleground.
I probably won't be able to go but I will let someone know if I can make it.
 
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Nantwich Lake might be somewhere far enough out to park next to and then wander into town. Not sure how busy it gets on Battle days though.

I shall be indoors and in the warm until around March at least :)
 
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