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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #225 on: April 30, 2016, 11:25:09 AM »

Hello.

 Just booked in for the weekend, dealt with the famous Flo!!, no problem with the lower price.
Now need to find the detailed maps of the Park and the local area!.
Cleaned the Sat Nav and will give it a good chargeing up ready for the off !.
Hope the weather improves for the Event, at the moment it is terrible.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #226 on: April 30, 2016, 03:02:32 PM »

There should be a park map on the Wicksteed website


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #227 on: April 30, 2016, 03:29:02 PM »

It's ok JayDee.  We will put a line out from your tent to the toilet to help you!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #228 on: April 30, 2016, 03:55:26 PM »


Thanks Klunk - - - you are a real Pal !!!!!!!!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #229 on: April 30, 2016, 03:57:53 PM »

Hi JayDee


This should give you  the Park Map


http://wicksteedpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/063_MapInfo_Leaflet_A4_2pp_Sprin


Not sure what help the Sat Nav will be after the park gates, as there is 147 Acres of Park to get lost in.  Need a Big Big Ball of string Klunk,


If map reading is a problem head to the valley bottom that is where the wet bits are!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #230 on: April 30, 2016, 04:01:17 PM »

I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #231 on: April 30, 2016, 04:10:14 PM »

Hi JayDee


This should give you  the Park Map


http://wicksteedpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/063_MapInfo_Leaflet_A4_2pp_Sprin


Not sure what help the Sat Nav will be after the park gates, as there is 147 Acres of Park to get lost in.  Need a Big Big Ball of string Klunk,


If map reading is a problem head to the valley bottom that is where the wet bits are!

Hi diesel.  It's an in joke for the campers........on a need to know basis. What happens at Mayhem Normally stays at Mayhem or surfaces after a couple of years.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #232 on: April 30, 2016, 04:15:36 PM »

I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

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TRavelodges don't have a minifridge so your safe from the Scottish Contingent.......can't speak for JayDee.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #233 on: April 30, 2016, 04:27:22 PM »

I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

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The only one I had the misfortune to stay in, the slugs had Zimmerman frames :P


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #234 on: April 30, 2016, 05:53:22 PM »

I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #235 on: April 30, 2016, 05:54:14 PM »

Those beggars did, too. They were beaten at the post by an asthmatic cockroach, so all bets were void. These days we stick to betting our pennies on raindrops running down windows - it's more reliable in the British "springtime" (and a lot faster) and vastly more entertaining than Saturday night TV.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #236 on: April 30, 2016, 05:55:12 PM »

TRavelodges don't have a minifridge so your safe from the Scottish Contingent.......can't speak for JayDee.

They probably don't have string either so unless I find bed sheets shredded and tied together I can assume I won't see JayDee except at the event.

If I find any Slugs, I will sell them to the Hedgehogs.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #237 on: April 30, 2016, 11:13:40 PM »

Hello,

I would like to point out that the Scottish Contingent are big friends of mine, and I do mean BIG !.

So just watch what you say next !!.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #238 on: May 02, 2016, 09:31:25 AM »

hi looking to come but are there any disabled parking and how far from were you are please as can not walk far
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #239 on: May 02, 2016, 09:52:20 AM »

The car park is 100yds from the lakeside. Disabled parking is not really needed as this is  dedicated carpal for the event although it is generally agreed ghe nearest spaces are for disabled.  There will be trollies to transport bulky stuff and just ask if you need help.
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« Reply #240 on: May 02, 2016, 11:32:18 AM »

Not too get on Klunk's pet corn or trespass into Mayhem Camper matters of slug racing or string, may I qualify your advice to Spike re access. 
The car park is on the grass which while flat is not or bowling green quality.  The rest of the route is on a black top pathway to the concrete surround of the pond.  The route is level all the way with a very slight rise over the narrow gauge railway line.  Take it steady and you should be fine.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #241 on: May 02, 2016, 03:53:04 PM »

Dont quote me but I have not seen any tarmaced or hardstanding carpark within the park that is available for use by the general public. The hardstanding car0srk I have seen is always cordoned off and nowhere near where the boating lake!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #242 on: May 02, 2016, 04:13:31 PM »

Unfortunately not, all but one are grass. The lonely Tarmac car park is the one near the attractions and pay kiosks. However the grass car park we use does have a hard standing beneath the grass for the first couple of rows so it's pretty solid just there.


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The water looks pretty good for quality and due to the new anti goose netting the model boat lake is very clear of the dreaded droppings. :-))


Campsite all sorted, bbq already to go, Dreadnought almost ready for steam trials! :}
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #243 on: May 02, 2016, 04:30:47 PM »

To all campers and those brave enough to want to joj  had evenings entertainment, please remember that Mayhem has a BBQ for use in the evening. All are welcome to use it, just bring the food you require.  If your lucky I will even cook it for you.
To Danny, you cannot photograph the Klunk BBQ Building this year without me knowing! Hope you are coming this year! More wine required after last year!

Ps Nick, last year you said you were going to stay over.......and the answer is????
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« Reply #244 on: May 02, 2016, 04:34:30 PM »

Yes, Of course I'm staying the Saturday night, wouldn't miss it for anything! :-))
Many thanks for including me again, I'll bring some sloe gin for everyone to try this year, got a bit more kick to it!
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« Reply #245 on: May 02, 2016, 05:09:58 PM »

All booked in  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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« Reply #246 on: May 02, 2016, 05:55:47 PM »

Not sure when you were last at the pond Nick, but there are plenty of goose droppings at the moment and a pair of grumpy swans.
As you say, the water quality is good.


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« Reply #247 on: May 02, 2016, 06:24:19 PM »

if you compare it to previous years Simon, I was there yesterday morning with the broken down Dreadnought <:( , and the amount is significantly less than I've seen over the years. Any way we brush it away for the show :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #248 on: May 03, 2016, 02:04:45 PM »

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« Reply #249 on: May 03, 2016, 06:44:25 PM »

Just to give you an update on the Scott's lads attendance at mayhem!!! We will be there  %%
Only three of us this year.  We're leaving the quiet one at home. Hope see the usual good crowd there for the camping, jay dee, stav and the family, Steph and her apprentice phill. Klunk and the rest of the gang and hopefully some new faces too.

For those of you unsure wether to camp or not, we don't bit and your safe cause ian won't be there.  {-)
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