GTGs - Mini Chats with Chris - 2019

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Which GTG / Mini Chat with Chris are you interested in attending?

Edinburgh - Saturday 19th January
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24%
Manchester - mid/late April
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19%
Cambridge - mid/late August
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33%
Bristol - mid/late October
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24%
 
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GTGs - Mini Chats with Chris - 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:21 pm

Christopher Ward are planning on doing a whistle stop tour of the UK. They will be starting in Edinburgh and visiting three or four other cities across the UK before returning to CW towers.

In order to make the most of this CW have asked the Forum and CWE (CW Enthusiasts on Facebook) to work together in promoting these events. They will be starting mid-January and the more people we can bring along the better the experience will be. I'm sure anyone who has taken part in previous Forum GTGs will agree they are a great opportunity to meet like minded enthusiasts.

The idea is to give Forum / Group members the opportunity to meet Chris and the team, sort of a mini 'Chat with Chris' in person, ask questions and potentially get up close and personal with some of the new watch releases. Additionally it is intended to have another 'interest' to enjoy on the day; maybe some whisky in Edinburgh.

The outline plan is to hold the first Chat/GTG in Edinburgh on Saturday 19th January 2019 with following location / dates being;-

Manchester - mid/late April
Cambridge - mid/late August - Edit 11th March 2019; venue changed to London
Bristol - mid/late October

I've put a poll at the head of this topic to allow you to 'vote' for the location or locations (more than one vote allowed; all four will be fantastic) that you will be interested in attending. No commitment at this stage.

Once we have an indication of numbers and more information, we will let you folks know.

I hope this is well received and I look forward to seeing anyone who will be attending the Edinburgh day (and some whisky).

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by nbg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:16 pm

Great idea, shame there isn’t one planned for the South East.

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:32 pm

^^^Maidstone is SE, and I guess Cambridge is < 1 hour on the train from London? I'd have been happy if there was an event in Glasgow :)
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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by welshlad » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:35 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
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^^^Maidstone is SE, and I guess Cambridge is < 1 hour on the train from London? I'd have been happy if there was an event in Glasgow :)
Maidstone? Maidenhead maybe? ;)
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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Viognier » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 pm

Would also love to see Chris whistle stop into North American as well.

Perhaps Boston (Kip proximity), Western USA, Western Canada (one of Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver) then finishing in Toronto. Perhaps the city with the strongest density of CW owners could drive the stop in Western Canada and Western USA?

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:39 pm

^^^ahem, yes I meant Maidenhead of course :oops: Although Maidstone is also SE, so technically my statement was correct :lol:
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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:42 pm

Maidenhead (CW Towers vicinity) / London / the South East may come up in the future, but for now i.e. 2019, it was felt important to get out to other locations.

Must say that I've never visited Edinburgh before, driven through / around it on a couple of occasions but never visited.

Looking forward to it. :thumbup:

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by nbg » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 pm

Thegreyman wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:32 pm
^^^Maidstone is SE, and I guess Cambridge is < 1 hour on the train from London? I'd have been happy if there was an event in Glasgow :)
I am not sure about the relevance of Maidstone to this?

Cambridge 1 hour on the train from London, but not much use for most folk who live in the South East.

My train journey to Cambridge, excluding to and from station at either end, would be over 3 hours each way and would be similar for a high proportion of people who live in the South East outside of a London.

London on the other hand would be accessible for far more people.

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:56 pm

nbg wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Thegreyman wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:32 pm
^^^Maidstone is SE, and I guess Cambridge is < 1 hour on the train from London? I'd have been happy if there was an event in Glasgow :)
I am not sure about the relevance of Maidstone to this?

Cambridge 1 hour on the train from London, but not much use for most folk who live in the South East.

My train journey to Cambridge, excluding to and from station at either end, would be over 3 hours each way and would be similar for a high proportion of people who live in the South East outside of a London.

London on the other hand would be accessible for far more people.

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Fair enough Neil re distance to Cambridge.

I meant Maidenhead of course and the fact that it is easier if you live in SE England to arrange a visit CW Towers, potentially chat to some of the CW team and try on the hardware.
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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by neilj568 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:17 am

I'd be up for Edinburgh (obviously.!!!!)
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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by angusbon » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Maidenhead (CW Towers vicinity) / London / the South East may come up in the future, but for now i.e. 2019, it was felt important to get out to other locations.

Must say that I've never visited Edinburgh before, driven through / around it on a couple of occasions but never visited.

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Clach77 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:16 am

That sounds brilliant. Edinburgh is close enough that I’m very keen to attend.

The only issues might be 1) what the kids need taken to that day and 2) with three trips to Edinburgh in the new year to watch rugby, a permission slip might be tricky to get signed. :lol:

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Re: Mini Chats with Chris - (GTGs) 2019

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:45 am

Slightly off topic, but I have just noticed, reading this on TapaTalk, that there is a new icon of three blue bars in a white square in a blue circle, next to the reply arrow, not seen before which allows you to view and use the 'Poll'.

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Re: GTGs - Mini Chats with Chris - 2019

Post by neilj568 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:07 pm

What sort of time would this be happening? - I'm committed to other things on Saturday morning so afternoon would be ideal
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Re: GTGs - Mini Chats with Chris - 2019

Post by johnnysharp2 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Depending on when Manchester is the only one close enough for me to consider attending.
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