Branch Diary

Here is the branch diary of meetings and socials for the next few months. All meetings start at 20:00 unless indicated otherwise.

Please contact the social secretary ku.gro.armac-stnahtron@laicos for further details.

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TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY - SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB – NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
Tony Care runs a breakfast club for a group, many of whom are CAMRA members who have a good breakfast. Anyone is welcome to join them starting at 10.00 at the Cordwainer, Northampton.

FRIDAY 19th JANUARY - BRANCH CURRY NIGHT - NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
A favourite on the calendar is the annual curry night. We change the venue each year, so this year we will be at the Balti Central, 15 Marefair, opposite Sol Central where tables are booked for 19.30. Pre-drinks will be in the Albion Brewery Tap. Note you can bring your own bottles, although they also have a licence too. Please book so I can advise the restaurant of our final requirements.

MONDAY 5TH FEBRUARY - BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - THE LAMPLIGHTER, NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
Yes, it’s the AGM already although will be a month later than usual due to our chairman being on holiday, and this being his last meeting to chair. Plenty of positions to fill, although with Ian announcing his intention to stand down due to family commitments, we require a new chairman. The meeting will be held at the Lamplighter, where we will have the use of the upstairs function room. We will also have a Guest Speaker as Rob Hart will provide an interesting and informative speech on beer and pub related matters. Please attend and volunteer where necessary to lighten the load on others. Proceedings will begin at 19.30. Branch AGM

TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY - SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB – NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
Tony Care runs a breakfast club, which for the first half of 2018 will meet every four weeks. Anyone is welcome to join them starting at 10.00 at the Cordwainer, Northampton.

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY - TRIPLE STAMPS 22 - LocAle
This year we head south to Bucks and Beds with visits to XT, Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard breweries and the Chiltern brewery tap in Aylesbury. This will all be followed by a crawl around Leighton Buzzard where there are four pubs in the GBG including a Wetherspoons for dinner. Cost will not exceed £25 which covers the coach and XT brewery charge for two pints (or six thirds). Depart Desborough at 8.15 with pick-ups in Kettering, Wellingborough, Northampton, and Milton Keynes, and back to Northampton for around 21.15. Please book.

WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH - BEER FESTIVAL - LEICESTER - LocAle
The beer festival calendar for the branch kicks-off with the annual trip down to the Leicester Beer Festival for the opening night when it is quieter than usual, and most beers are available too. The venue has changed this year with a move to the Haymarket Theatre, which is in the heart of the city. Opening time is 17.00, so make your own way, or speak to me to arrange a meeting point at Leicester station. Alternatively take the X7 coach from Northampton for an afternoon in Leicester, then Beer Festival, and return on the 20.20 departure.

MONDAY 12TH MARCH - BRANCH MEETING – NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
We have our first branch meeting at the St Giles Ale House where Terry Steers will be opening at 19.30 especially for our private meeting. Meeting takes place at 20.00.

TUESDAY 13TH MARCH - SOCIAL BREAKFAST CLUB – NORTHAMPTON - LocAle
Tony Care runs a breakfast club, which for the first half of 2018 will meet every four weeks. Anyone is welcome to join them starting at 10.00 at the Cordwainer, Northampton.

FRIDAY 30TH MARCH - SOCIAL – TBC - LocAle
As in previous year’s, we shall be holding an event on Good Friday. Please check February Dairy for details.

MONDAY 9TH APRIL - BRANCH OPEN MEETING – RUSHDEN - LocAle
We make our first bi-annual visit to the fabulous Rushden Historical Transport Society where the meeting will take place in the railway carriage, once used for plying commuters from London to East Grinstead and Uckfield. Meet at 20.00.

FRIDAY 20TH - SUNDAY 22ND JULY 2018 - THE SELNEC SPA WEEKEND TRIP - LocAle
Following the three day event for the 21st Weekend Trip which proved very popular, I have arranged a three day event again with a two night stopover in a Cheshire town hotel which also includes taps and National Inventory pubs. The trip name is derived from the journey through the spa towns of Matlock and Buxton, while SELNEC was the name of a bus company formed in 1968 by amalgamating the bus operators around Manchester and the surrounding area to form South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire. I have again planned longer stops with a choice of more than one pub when possible. Booking forms now available - SELNEC SPA WEEKEND. Please book before 31st December to guarantee a place.

Further information from Karl Tecklenberg on 020 7038 4751 (W), or 07723 858069 (M). To receive the latest diary by e-mail each month, please e-mail ku.gro.armac-stnahtron@laicos