astonatic
Following a late night forum discussion, a number of Herts and Essex boys and girls have decided to meet up at Audley End House, nr Saffron Walden Essex for a Sunday social gathering. The date chosen being May 21st 2006
Nothing special planned and as far as we know there are no events being held at the house that day.
If anyone out there wishes to join us please let us know through this thread.
Bring your own picnic,beer,wine,champagne etc.
I'll see if Audley End will give us a prime location
Eian

Note.  There is a minor (if there is such a thing at Duxford) airspace air show on May 21st as well.
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geewizzpip
Sounds good.  See if they will let us park in front of the house.
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Lordsoandso
Area 11 got permission to do that a good while ago. There is an obscure Bond link to the house in that Connery made a film there with Gina Lollabrigida just after he landed the 007 role. I can't commit at this stage but if I get the chance I'll be there.
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AstonZagato
Likewise
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Webby
Ditto
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mcatlin
Can members without Astons attend? If so I'll try to be there. Martin
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astonatic
The original idea was a spur of the moment get together for Owners in the vicinity of Audley End to meet up for a social but lets not restrict it. If you see this and want to come with or without an Aston let us know.
I'm trying to arange a prime spot at the house but they do require notification of potential numbers and what our intentions are. If this is what you want i'll see what I can do.
Please remember this is a National Trust property and they do charge for grounds entrance and house entrance so there is nothing to stop anyone from turning up on the day, but to keep us together in a reserved area will require some arrangements.

As a thought though there is a company that rebuilds and restores Spitfires etc close by, we could try and incorporate that if they'd have us?!
(just checked- may have moved to Duxford now)
Comments anyone....
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geewizzpip
Sounding better by the minute.  Well done Eian.
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mcatlin
If I can arrange to be in the area, and I think I can, and non Aston owners are permitted I'm in. Martin
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astonatic
Can I have a rough idea of how many will be attending this gathering?
I need to make arrangements with Audley End management
Thanks in advance.
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gareth
Provisional "yes please" - depends if Aston is back from minor works........
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Lordsoandso
Fairly likely.
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geewizzpip
I'm in.
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jhoneyball
was loking forward to this, but i now have to fly to seattle on that day :-(
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geewizzpip
Well, if it's a day like today!
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astonatic
I intend to arrive around midday  and stay until 3:30 ish
I'll organise a reserved parking area with the parking supervisor
So, can I have a rough idea on numbers please?
Thanks in advance
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Webby
Sounds like fun. See you there.
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geewizzpip
Yes me too, after golf which will finish about 1pm.
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mcatlin
Sorry Eian can't come got to go to church sometime this year in amongst all the aston events and holidays!! Martin
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Webby
I thought a gathering of 3 or more Astons did constitute a church?
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geewizzpip
That's 'crotch'!
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Lordsoandso
I was going until you said that Keith!! Well, I hope to get along anyway..
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