Northern Sloggers and Betters Meet

Thank you to everyone who came and made yesterday’s meet very convivial and pleasant.  The venue was delightful (although food service was a bit slow!) and it could only be one of our gang who pointed out that the name of the bar, Bramsche, was an anagram of Chambers!

It was of course Big Dave’s birthday yesterday and on arrival he was greeted by a surprise visit from the fine gentleman above, none other than our very own Myops (aka Mr Wee Stinker!).  Myops and his family were on their way to Sheffield for the snooker and made a diversion to say hello.

It was great to see so many nice people there including Anax (Elkamere), Lato (Tyrus), Tramp,  Radler, Gervase, Sue and Steve. Steve and Maureen, Colin,  Sylvia and her family, John from Sunderland, and anyone else I have forgotten.  Hope you all enjoyed it and here’s to the next one!



  1. Posted April 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Excellent Stuff. Glad it all went well and it was excellent that Myops managed to drop by.

  2. Posted April 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for organising this one Tilsit – great fun! I managed to grab some pics but there was a fault with the camera – only 3 of 6 were rescued: Feel free to use pics here or wherever.

  3. MYOPS
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    My thanks too for the chance to say, “Hello”, and apologies that I didn’t to everybody. An early start allowed us breakfast at Bramsche’s (Eggs Benedict can be recommended) but our rendezvous in Sheffield meant that high noon had to be ave-atque-vale.

    • Posted April 23, 2012 at 7:26 am | Permalink

      It was an honour and a privilege to meet you, and was certainly the highlight of my weekend.

    • Posted April 23, 2012 at 7:27 am | Permalink

      BTW did you get to see the 147 break?

      • MYOPS
        Posted April 23, 2012 at 9:58 am | Permalink

        Every beautifully struck ball of it.

  4. Denis
    Posted April 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I was there!
    I had a very enjoyable time and Big Dave bought me a drink.
    Thanks to Tilsit for organising a meeting in the known world.

  5. Tramp
    Posted April 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for organising it Dave

    • Posted April 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

      Welcome to the blog Tramp

      Nice to meet you again.

      [Yes, this really is the popular Guardian setter!]