Wedgie
Is this definitely 28/29 September. (I had it down previously as 21/22, not sure why)
Roger I
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GaryU_2
Definitely 28/29th September.
Just been helping Christine with the booking setup, you can register for the concours here.
https://www.amoc.org.uk/event-3469087
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John Purser
Area 14  is arranging a drive around on the Saturday.
We're mobilising every combine harvester for you to get the authentic Norfolk experience😁.
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GaryU_2
John Purser wrote:
Area 14  is arranging a drive around on the Saturday.
We're mobilising every combine harvester for you to get the authentic Norfolk experience😁.


There can't be any combine harvesters left in Norfolk, they are all driving on the A142 near my house....
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Wedgie
Thank you Gary.
Roger I
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Doctor Houx
John Purser wrote:
Area 14  is arranging a drive around on the Saturday.
We're mobilising every combine harvester for you to get the authentic Norfolk experience😁.


Plus tractors, numpties on bikes, and the last remnants of the holiday grockles heading back home to Islington and Notting Hill from Burnham Market in their SUV's with their kids called Hugo, Polo and Chino 😂.  All along the A149 from Holkham to the A10 & A47 at Kings Lynn its narrow single lane, so add into the mix a few caravan's for good measure and you have traffic chaos on the coast road at weekends from Easter to the end of the school summer hols.   

"Norfolk Miles" take twice as long as normal miles due to all this, so be prepared!  We've also got a special timewarp device installed, so as soon as you pass Sandringham, you are transported back to the 1950's complete with zero mobile phone signal from Hunstanton to Cromer.  I've been up here 6 years now and am definitely a total convert to this very distinctive part of the UK, and fully certified by my GP as "Normal for Norfolk" 😜. "That be right Boy!"  ðŸ‘
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John Purser

We've also got a special timewarp device installed,

That's a calendar instead of a clock, right ?!
In fact, it's not SO bad - and the local team is well up to finding non-main road routes for Members' pleasure.
We bypassed the A149 last weekend to get to Sandringham from KingsLynn, hardly saw a car.

kids called Hugo, Polo and Chino
and the one covered in chocolate called Rolo ?

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Doctor Houx
Was having Lunch at "Rocky Bottoms" yesterday (a crab and lobster place twixt Holkham and Cromer) when I spotted the advance guard for the Concours had arrived.

The ideal David Brown product for the narrow roads and rural environment. You can look forward to being stuck behind lots of similar vehicles in September 😉 IMG_0874.jpg 
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alanmedland
Hi,
I am planning to attend the Autumn Concours in Holkham Hall...are there any preferential hotels that are recommended for those attending, who are planning to stay overnight near the venue?

Thank you,
Alan
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Ockyclarke
I've booked a small B&B in Barney about twenty minutes away.
Paul
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John Purser
alanmedland wrote:
Hi,
I am planning to attend the Autumn Concours in Holkham Hall...are there any preferential hotels that are recommended for those attending, who are planning to stay overnight near the venue?

Thank you,
Alan

ask christine.events@amoc.org - she'll have list.
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Doctor Houx
I live here and the North Norfolk coast is known as "Islington on Sea" with a huge number and range of places to stay. Everything from TV Chef Galton B's very swanky Michelin starred place to simple B&B's. Personal favourites are either the White Horse in Brancaster or the Crown in East Rudham. Both are superb gastropubs with a few rooms and a few miles along the coast from Holkham. Be quick as they are very popular! 
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Doctor Houx
Looking forwards to welcoming you all to my patch of the UK this weekend. Laid on decent weather for Sat, but for the actual Concours on Sunday, it looks like wall to wall heavy rain all day, so bring a mac and wellies and lots of leathers for the car if entering🌂🌧☔️💨
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Richard-X2
Wellies, no room ! As you have such a short drive Frank, to even things up a little, will you be requesting a few extra points be deducted 😉?
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Doctor Houx
I think 10 miles like I’ve got or > 100 like you have will make little difference as it will be thoroughly wet and filthy by the time I get out of my village!

All’s fair in love, war and Concours, so bring your game face and let’s do battle. Seeing your car at the Vanq day recently, you have every chance against me 👍
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Richard-X2
It'll be fun either way, wet or dry, looking forward to it.
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rcfurse
If Dr Houx turns up in his previous form of transport you aren't going to have too much trouble Richard.
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Lord Rowley
20mph winds blowing in off the North Sea too, Doctor? 😱⛈🤦‍♂️
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Doctor Houx
That be roight boey! As we say in this part of the world.

Having driven to Holkham with no sight of a major road since you left the M11 or A1 about 50 miles beforehand and battled your way past tractors and other darn machinery plus the odd late caravan or Chelsea tractor on its way back to Notting Hill or Islington, you would have thought we could have laid on better weather! Sorry😩

Holkham Hall and the grounds are stunning though, so you will be rewarded in that respect and if you like fresh fish and seafood, there are some fantastic gastrpubs all along the A149 between Hunstanton and Cromer 🦑🦞🦀🐬
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Richard-X2
Good point Richard 😆 , I won’t hope for that. We shall be eating crab at the Hero in Burnham O Staithe for Saturday lunch. Doc do have Daaarlex up there ? 
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Doctor Houx
Good choice of pub. The Anchor at Morston is closer and very good too.

Even though Houx refers to a campsite at Le Mans as opposed to anything to do with  the  Timelord, I do know that Dalek’s can’t climb stairs as it is well documented, so no chance of them getting to us across a muddy field!

If you want aliens however, lots of opportunity for that...... just say hello to a local! They do say we’re “ Normal for Norfolk” round here 🤣
"Racing is life; everything that happens before or after is just waiting."
Steve McQueen
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rcfurse
But Dr Houx, you cannot be N4N because your eyebrows are too small!
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SimonMvy
Doctor Houx wrote:
 I do know that Dalek’s can’t climb stairs as it is well documented, 🤣


unfortunately recent series have shown that they can now levitate. No wonder our kids are so stressed these days. They will be telling us they can shoot through a sofa next!
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philmw
Richard-X2 wrote:
Good point Richard 😆 , I won’t hope for that. We shall be eating crab at the Hero in Burnham O Staithe for Saturday lunch. Doc do have Daaarlex up there ? 


I'm staying there Sat night.  Well, will be in the car park cleaning the sh*t off the car.
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dwell
Just returned from a couple of days in Norfolk (Blakeney) very impressed with the quality of the road maintenance- we knew we were back in Hertfordshire when the pot holes reappeared... 
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