Trip to Ilford Mobberley factory on 2nd June 06

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  1. Leon

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    Simon Galley from Ilford has very kindly offered to allow a group of APUG members a trip to the Ilford Factory at Mobberley sometime next year (?March?).

    I think this is an opportunity that is too good to miss.


    A tentative sign-up of interest here would be good start, then Simon can set it up for a suitable date. I imagine that most able to attend will be people from our little island(s) but obviously it's open to all APUG members.

    I'm down for no. 1 place ...... who's next?
     
  2. FrankB

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    You can put me down as Number 2.

    (Um, okay... Maybe I could have expressed that better... :rolleyes: )
     
  3. Bob F.

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    'Tis a long trek up to Manchester from London, but I know I'll just get annoyed at myself and sulk if I didn't go, so count me in too.

    Cheers, Bob.
     
  4. Leon

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    update from Simon ...

     
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    Please take any pictures you are allowed. I would sure like to be there.
     
  6. Dave Miller

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    "I hear what you say about being too close to the UK meeting in April so how about a date in late May early June..."
    Or tomorrow; or next week; or Christmas Day - Now?
    Better put me down - on the list I mean :tongue:
     
  7. philldresser

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    Count me in Leon

    Phill
     
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    Add me to your list Leon, thanks.

    Barry
     
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    definatly interested - it's a trek but hopefully worthwhile.

    Ian
     
  10. mikebarger

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    Surprised they are able to book that far out in advance for a factory tour :wink:

    Also, is it really that far for one point to another, Didn't think any one place would be more than a day trip from any other location?

    Wish I could go!

    Mike
     
  11. Bob F.

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    Seven hours or so in the car in one day is a bit more than I find comfortable. I start to get bored after 1 hour...

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    Guessing not many 80mph run for hours type of driving. I get on I-70, point it west, and the next stop sign is 550 miles on the off ramp in Denver.

    Still wish I could make the tour.

    Mike
     
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    Short hop from Glasgow...

    I'll like to add my name too!
     
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    Yes please

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    I have an image of you all stumbling along in the dark while a disembodied voice intones "..and on your left you can't see the coating line. And on your right you can't see the cutting machines. And in front of you....".

    Yes, I'm jealous.
     
  17. Leon

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    Bob - if you're that concerned by the drive, I'm sure I could pick you up en-route, I'll have to go past your way to get there anyway. Lets see how it pans out, but the offer is there if you want it.
     
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    It looks like APUG is well represented! We all look forward to a report of the trip. I wish I could go.
     
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    Not at all concerned - I just find driving long distances deadly boring... In practice, I'll probably take two or three days off and spend some time in N. Wales as well. Last time I was there the engine in my old Isuzu 4x4 blew up so I only had 4 days of the week I had planned... Time I had another go... :wink:

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    I can just imaging it on the coating line, someone pulls out a Crown graphic with a number 5 flashbulb..........
     
  21. Leon

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    well bob, and anyone else en route to Manchester from the SE, I'll happily offer a lift.
     
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    This would be interesting, maybe I can manage a hop across the North Sea...
     
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    Still very much interested in this with the new dates. I'm not so far from Mobberley, so should be able to fit it in pretty much as and when.
     
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    Ole,
    if you do come over let me know
     
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    Honestly, even I would consider making the trip, and I'm not even in the UK... (talk about a long trek...) A tour at Ilford, that sounds very interesting and tempting...
     
  26. Ben Taylor

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    Tentatively count me in! I'd love to go but it depends on the date, it's our wedding anniversary at the end of May. For some reason I suspect my wife might not be best pleased if I spent it in the dark with a load of Ilford scientists...