Question for Simon re. Factory Visit 2008

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Paul., Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Paul.

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    Hi Simon,

    Having enjoyed the 2007 factory visit so much I wonderd if you intend repeating the the pleasure ( well it was pure pleasure for me ) in 2008.
    If so can I put my name down now please.

    Also is there any chance of a factory tour of the Kentmere plant as I would be interested in attending both.

    I know I am a sad case but the Ilford tour did more for my photography than any other event of 2007. I came away confident that despite what the digi doomongers say anolouge will see me and my grandchildren out.

    Regards Paul.
     
  2. Simon R Galley

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    Dear Paul,

    I will be happy to arrange another factory tour of the ILFORD Photo plant at Mobberley in June 2008 :

    As always, we have to ensure that we get sufficient people wishing to attend, for the time and resource required in planning such an event. Since this will be our third tour I will need to get some idea of people
    who would be interested in attending, so please let me know.

    Friday June 6th looks like a good day.

    Depending on the feedback I will then announce how to book etc

    Regards

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
  3. Craig

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    Figures, I'll be in the UK in early April. Oh well, there is always next year!
     
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    Go!
    I was at the first visit and found it brill. Most welcoming and extremely interesting. If it wasn't such a pain getting there from here I would be tempted to go again.
     
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    I agree - GO!

    It's easy to get there from here - I believe it's easy to get there from anywhere except the Hebrides... :smile:
     
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    June 6th sounds do-able. Count me in! I missed the last one, unfortunately.
     
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    Simon,
    Count me in. I won't mis it again.
     
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    Simon,

    I'm certainly interested to repeat last year's visit. So, if you are looking for a minimum number of people, count me in. If there's a maximum, I'm inclined to offer up my place to someone who hasn't visited the factory before.
     
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    I'd love to come again.
    I will take the same position as Kraker; If there is an upper limit and there are people who haven't been before, let them go in preference to me.
    Otherwise, Yes please :smile:
     
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    I'd love to visit to find out how my beloved HP5+ is made :smile:
     
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    Count me in as well, I missed the last trip unfortunately

    Geoff
     
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    Definitely interested.
     
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    Missed the last one so count me in for this one.
     
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    I'd love to come along (especially as you're practically 'just down the road' for me). I know a couple of others who would probably jump at the chance too.
    Richard
     
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    Hi Simon thank you for your prompt reply.
    Friday June the 6th will be a very good day. I can proberbly fill the car this time, myself and 3 others, but as others have said if you get over subscribed I could stand aside for a first timer and they will have to find their own way.

    Many thanks, regards Paul.
     
  17. Simon R Galley

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    Dear all,

    Thanks for your feedback, I will let it run for a few more days to assess if we can get to 30 ish, I also very much appreciate the offer of people who have been before to give up a potential place, unselfishness is one of the greatest virtues.

    If we can accept guests who have been before I will try and vary the visit for you, perhaps a bit of hands on printing with our technical people..lets see what can be done.


    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    I too will join the "if it helps making up the numbers, I'd be delighted to come; if it's overscribed though I'll happily give up my place" camp.


    This time it would be cool if we could organise a social/drinks session in the evening as well (informal, of course.) Last time, the security guard at the plant *very* kindly drove some of us to a local pub to continue the evening - it would be good if we could get more out this time (but obviously organise it such that we don't need to impose on the staff to give us a lift this time :wink:.)
     
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    I'll be in the neighborhood (or close enough) , I'm definitely interested.
     
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    2008 visit

    I missed last time and wanted to come. Count me in if you have room. Would love to see how you put together your film.

    Mark :smile:
     
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    I'd be very interested in coming if there's room. Thanks.
     
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    Just in case, Foto3 conference is on the same date (june 6-8)

    Regards
    Francisco
     
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    I would love to come along
     
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    I would be very interested too.
     
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    Would love to come again - but please fill with first timers first.

    Thanks again for the offer Simon.
     
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    Simon. I loved the 2006 visit and feel that a little more of the info given then would sink in better this time. Looks like you may have got 30 already but you can't make the numbers and can't fill all the places with first timers then count me in if there's room.

    Thanks

    pentaxuser