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CONFIRMED: Bristol Meet - 19th June 2010

So, Who is up for a Bristol Meet Up?

I propose the following:

Ashton Court
SS Great Britain
Harbour Side and Docs
City Centre

There is also the Bristol Industrial Museum near the area.

All are within 5 Miles of each other. All apart from Ashton Court can be visited when parked in a central car park



Car Park

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...,0.032938&z=16


http://www.ashtoncourtestate.co.uk

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...6&z=17&iwloc=F


http://www.ssgreatbritain.org

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...4&z=18&iwloc=A


Clifton Suspension Bridge

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...,0.032938&z=16
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I'm up for it, John.

Ashton Court is a public park and entrance and parking are free. The mansion is used for functions. There is a cafe etc there.

The SS Great Britain is well worth a visit. It needs half a day to do it justice, but there are some good photo opportunities.

However there is more than enough to photograph in the harbour area FOC if you are with someone who knows it really well (e.g. me?). It could all be done from one car park.

Haven't been very active recently I'm afraid - I need to change that!
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Re: Bristol Meet

I forgot to say - the Industrial Museum is closed for a heavy rebuild - next year maybe?
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Re: Bristol Meet

I'm in Salisbury, a dedicated non-motorist but there are direct trains from here to Brizzle. Except on Sundays of course, when the entire railway system becomes a lottery. It would be great to come and meet up.

Ciao ... John
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Re: Bristol Meet

I have spoken to the visitor centre at the SS Gt Britain.

If we get 20 visiting then the price some down a bit. Otherwise it will cost

Adults 11.50
Children (<16) 5.95
Concession (>60, students and unemployed) 9.50

The great thing is that once the ticket has been purchased, you can visit again for free for 12 months.

If we get enough people, they may be willing to open up earlier (30-60 mins) to let us in before the general public....but we need to make sure that there is enough of us.

I have also been in contact with Ashton Court. I will get more information by end of the week.

The only stipulation for both locations so far, is that the photos are for non commercial use. I.E. you cannot sell them.

I have also been advised to avoid the first week of June, as schools are on holiday. So I was thinking about Saturday 12th June or the 19th. Does this give enough time for people, or would a date in May be better?
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Re: Bristol Meet

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I have spoken to the visitor centre at the SS Gt Britain.

If we get enough people, they may be willing to open up earlier (30-60 mins) to let us in before the general public....but we need to make sure that there is enough of us.
If that is the case I may be able to interest some of our camera club members in coming along - a good opportunity to spread the Oly message to the great unwashed

The June dates sound good.
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A meet in Bristol! I'm excited... never been to one before
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Re: Bristol Meet

Nick, and other new members, FYI familys are welcome at most events. Some of us bring our partners/wifes, and some even dare to bring their offspring

Lets see how many we can get to come.
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Would i be able to bring a friend? He has a Nikon but he's not anti-Olympus
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Re: Bristol Meet

The more the merrier I say. On the last Wales meet, we had a Canon user. It was nice to be able to compare the cameras and shooting techniques.

All we need to know is the number of confirmed people. If we get over 20, I will probably be able to get the reduced entry fees.
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Cool, i'll ask him tonight. I might try and rent a lens or try and get the 14-54 by then (i want one sooo bad!), and i can't afford the 12-60
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Nice,

There will be lots of lens to have a look at. Sometimes members let other members try out their lenses for a short while.
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Re: Bristol Meet

I'd be up for this John, but not on Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. Also, I'd have to be careful of the weekend around 14th June as that is Heathers 13th birthday.
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Bristol Meet 19 June 2010

John, I would be great to meet up with you again.

I am happy to do the 19th June, but it depends on what other members can make.
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19th should be fine for me.
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