Who is going to the Bax and Beating Retreat?

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Post by J.R. » Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:48 pm

I think Sir Bob has gone a touch too far this time.

Loved the funny on 'Have I Got news..........'

When told Sir Bob and Co were organising another concert for the third world starving, one African country sent him a telegram.

"We're not THAT hungry... !" :wink:
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:30 pm

OK, one year on...........

Saturday 8th. this year. A few pints in the Bax at lunchtime might be a nice idea.

Anyone going along?
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Post by cj » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:56 pm

I'd love to see the Retreat again. I loved the rehearsals for it, out in the sunshine with the school watching. What a fantastic way to end the school year. My dad must have several on video. However, the date clashes with the opening of our town carnival, and with daughter no. 1 as the Carnival Princess this year, priorities are elsewhere!
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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:18 pm

Carnival Princess, eh? Sounds like you'd be in deep trouble if you missed that one!
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Post by Tim_MaA_MidB » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:52 pm

Hannoir wrote:Saturday 9th? Oh, I will be well on my way to NZ then, in fact, about to land...never mind!
I will be in Brazil by then.... looks like we are leaving the sinking ship! Or should that be the pint sinking ship?
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Post by J.R. » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:08 pm

We're hoping to make it down, subject to transport arrangements !

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Post by Hannoir » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:46 am

I'm not sure yet. I will actually be in the country this time. It depends whether any of my comrades will be there.
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Post by Hendrik » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:08 am

are we allowed to bax or not then? i take it HR was joking when he said not...

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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:57 am

it`s now under new management - who knows!!
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Post by Hannoir » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:59 pm

Heh. Maybe at lunchtime. I'm not sure I can deal with all the young whippersnappers being cool whilst drunk.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:48 am

Hannoir wrote:I'm not sure yet. I will actually be in the country this time. It depends whether any of my comrades will be there.
As you get on this forum, I feel sure there will be comrades there !
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Post by cj » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:50 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Carnival Princess, eh? Sounds like you'd be in deep trouble if you missed that one!
My life would not be worth living. Not only do I have to apply make-up (subdued and just enough to bring out her youthful, dewy freshness) and do the hair for each event, I have to walk behind the processional car half way around bl**dy Tavistock. Get this for a laugh - something to do with health and safety and the wellbeing of the little darlings. What precisely is going to happen to them at 5 miles an hour on closed-off roads? I'm more likely to get run over walking behind the s*dding car and squashed by the floats following us. Anyway, as the Dowager Queen Step-Mother (or something) I feel I ought to have suitable transport myself. A couple of sturdy fellows and a sedan chair should do.
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Post by Tim_MaA_MidB » Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:30 pm

something to do with health and safety and the wellbeing of the little darlings. What precisely is going to happen to them at 5 miles an hour on closed-off roads?
bleh...Nanny State!

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Post by englishangel » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:01 pm

cj wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Carnival Princess, eh? Sounds like you'd be in deep trouble if you missed that one!
My life would not be worth living. Not only do I have to apply make-up (subdued and just enough to bring out her youthful, dewy freshness) and do the hair for each event, I have to walk behind the processional car half way around bl**dy Tavistock. Get this for a laugh - something to do with health and safety and the wellbeing of the little darlings. What precisely is going to happen to them at 5 miles an hour on closed-off roads? I'm more likely to get run over walking behind the s*dding car and squashed by the floats following us. Anyway, as the Dowager Queen Step-Mother (or something) I feel I ought to have suitable transport myself. A couple of sturdy fellows and a sedan chair should do.
My home town has a Bonfire Night carnival (East Sussex is famous for them) and when I was about 11 I went in fancy dress as a bonfire. a cone shape made of hessian with bracken tied/sewn onto it. Fortunately my Dad walked in the procession behind me because some stupid b*****d threw a match at me. The only time I have EVER heard him use an even slightly rude word.
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Post by J.R. » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:33 pm

I take it you are referring to that most beautiful town, Lewes, Mary ! We were down there browsing the shops recently.

You didn't mention the TRUE reason for their bonfire celebrations. I take it that a certain religious group might get upset if you did ! Not PC in this day and age, (allegedly) !
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