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Author Topic: Birmingham, Worcester & West Mids events  (Read 47015 times)
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« on: December 02, 2013, 07:42:57 pm »

After discussion on Saturday, it was agreed we'd like to start up the Brass Goggles camp at the Shakespeare's Steam Rally again this summer, so I've looked up the dates, and started to compile them into some sort of order along with other events of interest.

PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN SUGGESTIONS AND IDEAS! There's a world full of interest out there, so if you know of a place or event in the region, do share it with like-minded folk!

Shakespeare's Rallies 2014
http://www.shakespearesrally.com/

Stoke Prior Easter Vintage Gathering, 19th, 20th & 21st April 2014.
Tortworth Vintage Transport Show, South Gloucestershire, 24th, 25th & 26th May 2014. [This is quite near Bristol, maybe we can get the Bristol League along?]
Tortworth Vintage Steam Rally, 9th & 10th August 2014
Stoke Prior Steam Rally, incorporating Hanbury Rally: 12th, 13th & 14th September 2014

Also in July, the Welland Steam Rally: http://www.wellandsteamrally.co.uk/ (date TBC).


Other events:

The Third Steampunk Weekend at the Commandery (Worcester) will be in May, date TBC.
http://www.whub.org.uk/cms/museums-worcestershire/commandery.aspx

The Malvern Flea Market
http://b2bevents.info/malvern_flea.html

5 January
16 February
21 April (Easter Monday)
26 May (Spring Bank Holiday Monday)
20 July
25 August (Summer Bank Holiday Monday)
21 September
12 October
7 December

The Worcester Flea Market
http://theworcesterflea.blogspot.co.uk/

2nd February
2nd March
6th April
4th May
1st June
6th July
3rd August
7th September
5th October
2nd November
7th December
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 08:09:17 pm »

National events you're likely to see some of us at:


Whitby Gothic Weekend:
http://www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk/

Spring 2014 - 25th April to 27th April


Reenactors Markets:

TORM: March & November, www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk/

International Living History Fair, April 11th - 13th and October 3rd - 5th 2014 http://www.pikeandshot.com/ilhf.html

National Living History Fayre, March 15 & 16, plus November [we have two of our esteemed members trading there, so always worth a look] http://www.nlhf.co.uk/

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 08:40:06 pm »

Certainly interested in a return to doing a steam fair campout with the splendid Midlands steampunks Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 09:00:43 pm »

Had a lovely evening at Bantock House and the manager there approached me, with mayor of Wolverhampton no doubt, and said she would like to do something with the steampunk community. She is leaving it up to us to suggest ideas. They sell sales spaces in their indoor area for £20 per table for sellers. So should anyone want to come up with an idea or two please let me know and I can pass it on.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 02:15:04 pm »

Also just a thought would anyone consider having a picnic/ promonade around the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a fine example of Victorian garden architecture?
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 07:37:15 pm »

Next Easter is the fifth anniversary of the inaugral BG West Midlands meet-up... coincidentally it was held at the Botanical Gardens.... it might be nice to have a revisit, around April/ May, weather permitting of course. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 02:30:37 am »

... actually, June 2013 would've been the fifth anniversary of the first BG West Mids get-together:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,9719.msg179115.html#msg179115
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 01:25:10 pm »

Quite so, curse my memory...
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 04:12:53 pm »

If botanical gardens are popular, don't forget about Birmingham's other botanical garden:

http://www.winterbourne.org.uk/

More Edwardian than Victorian, but rather lovely. I particularly recommend a visit in bluebell season as it has one of the best bluebell woods in Birmingham.

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2013, 05:53:25 pm »

If botanical gardens are popular, don't forget about Birmingham's other botanical garden:

http://www.winterbourne.org.uk/

More Edwardian than Victorian, but rather lovely. I particularly recommend a visit in bluebell season as it has one of the best bluebell woods in Birmingham.

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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 08:12:38 pm »

I like the sound of Winterbourne House and Gardens, surprised i've never heard of it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 12:20:25 am »

I cann't read but I'll go anyway  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 01:02:52 pm »

I've been meaning to visit Winterbourne for ages, so would love to come along.
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2013, 01:58:44 pm »

Sounds good to me, I watched the slideshow and saw the wallpaper. That's do it for me, wallpaper. Mmmm
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2013, 11:16:25 pm »

Winterbourne is nice, I had a team day there a few years ago...
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 12:30:59 pm »

Winterbourne does look like a very nice day out indeed.
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2013, 03:08:09 pm »

Hi, I am new to all this - but really interested to know what is going on in Worcester? Is there a group in the city or do you just meet for events? (And anyone any clues as to the place to get myself a proper hat!)
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2013, 12:24:09 am »

Hi Susannah

Just reading this as we used to live in Worcester and interested in what is going on. Ebay is fab for hats, as long as you accept that they won't always be described or measured correctly. Some real bargains though. Only downside is you build up quite a collection before you settle on what suits you. Think out the box a little. I bought a bowler and my wife laughed, now she has pinched it...........
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2013, 05:03:36 pm »

Who would be up for a BG outing to Winterbourne House and Gardens in April or May?
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2013, 08:48:36 pm »

Me.
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2013, 08:59:22 pm »

I'd be interested, dates & weather permitting... Relatively easy to get to for me, as well!
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2013, 09:07:29 pm »

Trains/finances/work permitting I will try to get up as well.

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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2014, 10:36:11 am »

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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2014, 01:03:47 pm »

Excellent.  How does the May Day Weekend (May 3rd-5th) sound for everybody?

~Addendum~

I've set up a facebook event for the visit.  I've put in May 3rd as a stopgap, I can change that if it doesn't suit....

https://www.facebook.com/events/690724534294833/
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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2014, 05:00:44 pm »

Count me in, I shall look forward to it!  Smiley
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