Sloggers and Betters (Midlands) 4

Sloggers and Betters (Midlands) 4

Waterfall, Derby – 17th May 2014

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A message from Peter Harvey, known on Fifteensquared as Kathryn’s Dad:

Just a bit of advance warning that Eileen and I have organised another Midlands Sloggers and Betters get-together for Saturday 17th May, starting at 12:30, with lunch served around 13:00.

As before, it will be at Waterfall, Derby, which is 30 seconds’ walk from Derby rail station. There’s parking right opposite for those coming by car, the food is okayish and we’ve got a big enough room to accommodate all who want to come. In the past, people have migrated later in the afternoon to the Brunswick Inn, a pub a couple of hundred metres away, where there is a fine selection of real ales for those interested in that sort of thing. John Henderson (Elgar, Enigmatist, Nimrod etc) has been known to bring a quiz to keep us entertained at the pub, but if you just want to try the beer or continue gossiping, that’s fine.

I’ll organise three hot buffet options, including vegetarian, and depending on numbers, it should be no more than £8 per head.

Those who have attended before will know the form. For those that haven’t – and it would be lovely to see lots of new faces – it’s an extremely informal, welcoming event where friends old and new will chat about crosswords and many other things besides. There has been a healthy attendance from setters at the previous three gatherings (they like the fan-worship, to be honest, but if you’ve always wanted to say in person that their puzzles are rubbish, this could be your chance).

Since I’ll need to confirm numbers nearer the date so that the food can be organised, it would be helpful to let me know, by using the contact form below, if you definitely plan to come.

It’s been a year and a half since our last Midlands gathering, so Eileen and I hope to see lots of you on the 17th.

Peter/Kathryn’s Dad

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