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Events => Leafers at the Pit LATP => Topic started by: mickandpaula101 on September 10, 2018, 11:56:16 am

Title: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: mickandpaula101 on September 10, 2018, 11:56:16 am
We are delighted to announce that the venue for Leafers At T'Pit 2019 is ...

Apedale Valley Light Railway (near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire) www.avlr.org.uk

The AVLR is located in the Apedale Community Country Park, along with the Apedale Heritage Centre which was formerly the Apedale Colliery.  So there is still a pit!  www.apedale.co.uk   

DATE: 24 & 25 August 2019 (August Bank Holiday weekend)

LOCATION: Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB

CAMPING: Available Fri, Sat and Sun nights
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Tom on September 10, 2018, 12:42:31 pm
 whoo 

Well done everyone
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: AlexB on September 10, 2018, 12:42:41 pm
Well done to all.

DOes this mean the camping list is open now ?
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: romahomepete on September 10, 2018, 12:47:23 pm
Thanks for letting us know so quickly.

Peter
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: tedman on September 10, 2018, 01:46:41 pm
 whoo  bdcing Chhrs
Ive got my T shirt already  O0
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Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: woollen797 on September 10, 2018, 06:22:49 pm
Oooooo trains and Land Rovers what could possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: hippydave on September 10, 2018, 08:26:55 pm
Whats not to like.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Vinny on September 10, 2018, 09:53:39 pm
We’re in talks about having drive an loco for a fiver put on for sometime over the weekend, for any budding train drivers out there  C:-)
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Monkay on September 10, 2018, 10:55:24 pm
Great work people!
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Juno on September 11, 2018, 12:43:59 am
Why’s it relocating ?
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Gossamer on September 12, 2018, 02:39:24 pm
Well done.

May I have a jumblie spot please?
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: woollen797 on September 13, 2018, 01:20:57 pm
We’re in talks about having drive an loco for a fiver put on for sometime over the weekend, for any budding train drivers out there  C:-)

Best bring some more money with me then.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: kev on September 13, 2018, 06:59:29 pm
Why’s it relocating ?

Yes, come on, spill the beans.  :)
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: mickandpaula101 on September 14, 2018, 07:16:00 am
Why’s it relocating ?

Yes, come on, spill the beans.  :)

Things have changed at the National Coal Mining Museum over the years that LATP has been held there.  Quite rightly, they are doing what is best for them to attract more visitors and create more income.

Unfortunately a lot of it is incompatible with a load of old Land Rovers - the children's sandpit in the middle of show field being the most obvious example.

It wasn't an easy decision to make but we felt it was time for a change. The AVLR has a great site and the volunteers are very excited about us being there.  Also, all of their funding comes from donations, so it will be great to be able to raise money for them. 
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: kev on September 14, 2018, 08:58:43 am
Thanks for explaining, I did notice the sandpit seemed to be in the wrong place, and it has become different over the years.
I've never visited the new site, but Apedale sounds a nice venue.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Juno on September 15, 2018, 11:54:08 pm
Sandpits aside did you jump or we’re you pushed ?
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Gossamer on September 16, 2018, 12:04:22 am
 rbchn
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Post by: MissB on September 16, 2018, 04:38:55 pm
We weren't pushed at all. There's been no fallings out, the site just isn't suitable for us anymore. The museum understand our decision entirely and it is the right time for us to move on.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Enginedriver on September 18, 2018, 12:25:18 am
Looks good, if anything more interesting place than previous, still go down the pit, and ride a train, can't wait!  wdesmle
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on October 02, 2018, 10:14:39 pm
I'm looking forward to the new location. Hoping to have a train ride/drive and a look down T'pit.

It'll be an exciting change and I reckon it will be well attended.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: cowmop on October 21, 2018, 04:43:21 pm
https://www.apedale.co.uk/attractions/extended-mine-tours/

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Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Anthony Price on October 27, 2018, 11:52:26 am
well no excuse to not turn up now.. its almost within walking distance.
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Post by: LostInFrance on October 27, 2018, 05:31:48 pm
 rbchn ..... Trains

I work / play with trains all day....

Oh well..

It looks like a very nice venue  :)
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Drew 5292 on October 27, 2018, 06:16:56 pm
I'll be Brexit'ing from France (returning the thick-end of a week later) for this exciting new venue 'Pit' re-launch.

I've wanted to get back into the social side of Leaferificationifying for a number of years, with the pecuniary factor being the primary one which underpinned my inability to jizz cash on the fuel it takes to hop up from down here. With things being somewhat more stable now, and, likely welcome and over-due, changes making the effort more appealing, I'll certainly be pointing north and crossing water in late August '19, looking for'ard to it as the weeks pass.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: MissB on October 28, 2018, 05:58:34 pm
This is the best thing I've heard all week Drew.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: LostInFrance on October 28, 2018, 09:26:15 pm
Hmm...

Not sure it is wise to let Drew drive alone.....

Think he'll need somebody to ride shotgun with him....

So.... Yee y'all in August...
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Drew 5292 on October 29, 2018, 10:00:08 am
This is the best thing I've heard all week Drew.

You need to aim higher and aspire for better, Alex   wdesmle
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: EP90 on January 22, 2019, 08:10:10 am
The series one club did this-
It went up and down the line on the 2 days, saves fuel wdesmle


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Post by: 17H on July 08, 2019, 12:19:47 pm
Looks good, look forward to it. We shall bring the full complement. How many jerry-cans is enough?

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Post by: Gossamer on July 11, 2019, 02:15:47 pm
Jerry can stencils and hats available.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: EP90 on December 07, 2019, 11:40:38 am
Is it the same venue for 2020, and on the bank holiday?
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: mickandpaula101 on December 07, 2019, 01:03:45 pm
Yes... same venue and August Bank Holiday weekend 

https://leafersatpit.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on December 07, 2019, 08:06:52 pm
Yes... same venue and August Bank Holiday weekend 

https://leafersatpit.wordpress.com/


Brilliant.
Title: Re: Leafers At T'Pit 2019 - New Location is ....
Post by: Gossamer on December 08, 2019, 08:01:52 pm
I still have ******* hats.