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« Reply #275 on: August 18, 2014, 08:41:26 pm »



I think it needs to have some similarity to the official flag, if only to keep it identifiable. I've tried to make this look a bit more industrial... but i'm kinda limited because I can only seem to find vectors for gears.
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« Reply #276 on: August 19, 2014, 09:10:20 am »


I think it needs to have some similarity to the official flag, if only to keep it identifiable.
Why would that be?
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« Reply #277 on: August 19, 2014, 09:55:11 am »


I think it needs to have some similarity to the official flag, if only to keep it identifiable.
Why would that be?

I think it makes a good recognizable base for a black country group (not that we need a flag, it was just a 'doodle' I knocked up while listening in to a boring meeting) but I do like the flag, I like reasoning behind it, "black by day, red by night', sums up the black country in Victorian times.
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« Reply #278 on: August 19, 2014, 11:47:01 am »

Honestly I couldn't resist making a flag as I have a soft spot for playing with vectors. I think the colours red, black, white, grey just work best for the area. We aren't exactly agricultural, so yellows and greens don't really work, we aren't near the sea, and while we have many canals, rivers aren't our main feature, so blue and turqouise doesn't really suit it, we aren't very regal, so thats purple and gold out too... at least thats my reasoning  Grin.
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« Reply #279 on: August 19, 2014, 12:45:53 pm »

Anyone traveling by rail to the Botanical Gardens meet this Saturday may be interested to know that you can get 2-for-1 entry if you fill in a form and show your train tickets

http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/days-out-in-west-midlands
(Scroll down about 1/3 of the way)

(Sorry, if there is a separate thread for that event I can't find it!)
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« Reply #280 on: August 20, 2014, 01:16:37 pm »

Don't forget tonight 20 August social at Ma Pardoes in Netherton. 7.00pm or thereabouts.
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« Reply #281 on: August 20, 2014, 01:47:56 pm »

Don't forget tonight 20 August social at Ma Pardoes in Netherton. 7.00pm or thereabouts.

I'll be there, can we get a show of hands for who else is coming?
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« Reply #282 on: August 20, 2014, 01:51:38 pm »

I am obviously, accompanied by my carer. Lucious Baxter is, Aubreay's on holiday. Not everyone actually expresses their intent either here or on Facebook.
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« Reply #283 on: August 20, 2014, 03:54:42 pm »

Don't forget tonight 20 August social at Ma Pardoes in Netherton. 7.00pm or thereabouts.

I don't think I can make tonight (travel issues and I already have a college assignment I have to finish) but I will definitely be at the botanical gardens on sat. Is anybody else getting there by bus?
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« Reply #284 on: August 20, 2014, 08:52:12 pm »

i'll be on the bus on saturday
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« Reply #285 on: August 20, 2014, 11:23:03 pm »

Sorry folks i haven't got in contact sooner. Connectivity problems, thanks t mobile! Flags are a great idea. Seen loads on tents etc here in Weymouth. Hope all went well at Ma Pardoes. Was thinking of you all watching the fireworks! The group tickets for Saturday are reduced for groups of 10 or more I think (haven't got info to hand) so I believe its £6 per person. But by all means if you can get better deal with train deals then go for it. See you Saturday
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« Reply #286 on: August 21, 2014, 07:10:58 am »

We did have a splendid time at Ma Pardoes even though we were a bit thin on the ground due to some people prioritising holidays over more important things!
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« Reply #287 on: August 21, 2014, 07:46:11 am »

:-)
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« Reply #288 on: August 21, 2014, 07:18:17 pm »

Is there a suitable rendezvous point at the Botanical Gardens?
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« Reply #289 on: August 21, 2014, 07:22:44 pm »

Ahh yes, rather looking forward to Saturday!

I may be late as I have a driving lesson in the morning but I'm aiming to be in Birmingham no later than 12 midday. 
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« Reply #290 on: August 21, 2014, 10:54:18 pm »

Right back home, shattered and exhausted but happy.

The main entrance is large enough to accommodate us plus take some pics on the spiral staircase. The shop/garden centre are open to the public so plenty of space especially if the weather is inclement.
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« Reply #291 on: August 22, 2014, 12:14:04 am »

Does anybody taking the bus on Saturday want to meet up in dudley beforehand? Somehow I don't trust myself not to get lost on a straight line from the bus stop!
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« Reply #292 on: August 22, 2014, 03:24:59 pm »

Good afternoon all - according to the book of face, rendezvous time tomorrow at the Botanicals is high noon - is this correct?

Apologies, I'd not seen anything before about the group entry idea.  You are correct, Mr Fallowfield, in that entry for 10 or more adults is £6 each - although it appears you can also get 2 adults in for £12, ie, the same cost, which seems a fraction disingenuous...  It may be that Mr Davis and I will use the '2-for-1 if on the train' offer, though, as that will definitely work out cheaper.

It is, of course, now forecast rain for tomorrow afternoon - hopefully post pickernic - but umbrellas may be advisable.  I suspect it goes without saying that Mr Davis and I shall need leave in plenty of time to get back for Doctor Who...

Barring torrential downpours in the morning (we have a two mile walk to the station!), we shall see you tomorrow
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« Reply #293 on: August 22, 2014, 04:41:19 pm »

Right back home, shattered and exhausted but happy.

The main entrance is large enough to accommodate us plus take some pics on the spiral staircase. The shop/garden centre are open to the public so plenty of space especially if the weather is inclement.

So will you be bringing some <ahem> 'imported' delicacies for me to purchase?
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« Reply #294 on: August 22, 2014, 06:10:53 pm »

I figure on taking the bus from Dudley bus station at 10. Tad early I know but I figured if I get there early I'd have a mooch by the two towers, inspiration for on J R R Tolkien who wrote a small tome or two.

if anyone is going by train the nearest station is five ways and the botanical garden is sign posted.

Oh and indeed I shall be bringing along 'imported' delicacies ' for a small remuneration
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« Reply #295 on: August 22, 2014, 07:10:49 pm »

October 19, 12.30PM, The Electric Cinema in Birmingham is showing Buster Keaton's 'The General' of 1919.  Is anybody interested in going?
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« Reply #296 on: August 23, 2014, 07:53:55 am »

James, I'm a 'maybe' for The General', will let you know for sure as soon as I can.

With regard to the Black Country flag - what seemed amiss to me with the original design posited here was that the teeth of the cogs weren't engaging each other.  Might it not be better to go with something Steampunkish that simply incorporates the Black Country flag as a part of it (eg: a picture of a steam locomotive or traction engine emblazoned with the BC flag?) That said, not being in that area or from it, I have no particular interest in the matter. 
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« Reply #297 on: August 23, 2014, 09:57:36 am »

I do apologise, all, we aren't going to make today's meet at the Botanicals after all - a combination of rowdy cat and sleepless night has prevailed.  I hope you all have a lovely time.
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« Reply #298 on: August 23, 2014, 10:05:16 am »

That's a a shame, haven't seen you in ages, Linzi! I do hope that you're feeling better refreshed soon and that the feline in question behaves better in future!

(added later) An annoying series of minor mishaps mean that unfortunately I won't be getting to the Botanical Gardens today after all.  I do hope everyone attending has a lovely time, and I hope to see you all soon at some other event!
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« Reply #299 on: August 23, 2014, 05:34:08 pm »

That was a great meeting! (shame the weather refused to play nice....)

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