Meetings – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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25th January 2025

The Blog will be celebrating its sixteenth birthday next January 28th 2025. With help from the Guardians of the Blog (Cryptic Sue, MrK, Gazza and Prolixic)as well as John and Jane “Elgar” I am reviving the Big Dave Birthday Bash and want to bring it to the attention of as many of you as possible.

If you would like to see what we have got up to in the past have a look at the gallery here

The nearest Saturday to the actual date is 25th January 2025 and I have spoken (well emailed) the venue we have used in the past, The Bridge House in Little Venice, and they are happy to reserve us an area in their recently renovated pub as in previous years.… Continue reading

11 Down (and still going strong)

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 11 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 25th January – any time between 12 noon and 7.00 pm. Continue reading “11 Down (and still going strong)”

Sloggers and Betters XV

Sloggers and Betters XV

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What? The 15th annual “Sloggers and Betters” gathering for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, following on, as in previous years, from the annual lunch for Times setters.  Start by looking in the Parliament bar (first door on the right) or just outside (depending on the weather) – fellow cruciverbalists are not hard to find.

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10 Glorious Years

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 10 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 26th January – any time between 12 noon and 7.00 pm. Continue reading “10 Glorious Years”

Sloggers and Betters XIV

Sloggers and Betters XIV

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What? The 14th annual “Sloggers and Betters” gathering for crossword setters and blog contributors and readers will take place in London, following on, as in previous years, from the annual lunch for Times setters.  Start by looking in the Parliament bar (first door on the right) or just outside (depending on the weather) – fellow cruciverbalists are not hard to find.

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We are 9 (Jan 2018)

Birthday Bash

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The blog will have been going for 9 years on 28th January and to celebrate we will be having our usual Birthday Bash, at the same venue as last year.  Come along and join us at The Bridge House, 13 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, W2 6NG on the 27th January – any time between 12 noon and 7.00 pm. Continue reading “We are 9 (Jan 2018)”