Macclesfield Sloggers & Betters
Friday 18th / Saturday 19th March 2016
A message from Dean Mayer (Anax/Loroso/Elkamere):
“Why this didn’t occur to me before I have no idea, but Macclesfield has a perfect S&B venue in the Snow Goose. It’s a cosy alpine themed café bar on 3 levels. On Friday evening there will be musical entertainment in the form of LeLounge, a chilled out duo featuring Looby & Dave, friends from the covers band I used to be in.
“Macclesfield Station (which is on the main Euston/Piccadilly line), a Travelodge and the Snow Goose are all on Sunderland Street. The venue has an upstairs room* which we can hire f.o.c.
“Food-wise, the Snow Goose offers a legendary hog roast – which will be for Saturday – and home-cooked food during the day. They also do a superb breakfast, all local produce. Across the road is a decent Thai restaurant for those wanting an evening meal; there are alternatives within easy walking distance. Also opposite is a kebab/chicken/pizza take-away for those foolhardy enough.
“It’s been a while since we bothered with name badges and for that reason alone I think it might be a good idea. In the last couple of years many new solvers/setters have joined us. I’ll try to get hold of the hardware – if you’re attending and would like a badge, please let me know how you’d like to be known; online name, pseudonym, real name etc, either here or via email – anaxcrosswords at yahoo dot co dot uk. There will of course be blank badges available if you want to decide on the day(s).”
* The stairs are narrow and steep. The male WC is upstairs, so please keep that in mind.