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Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:24 pm
by Mid A 15
Congratulations and thanks to John Hopgood on another excellent publication.

I'd also like to thank David "Foureyes" Miller for his fascinating article on First World War Old Blues.

I'm lucky enough to be able to access a copy of Blunden's Undertones of War. I will be rereading it.

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:31 pm
by blondie95
i havent seen it yet? do i get sent one, i cant remember

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:16 pm
by Mark1
Will it be posted on the CHA website?

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:55 pm
by Great Plum
I haven't had one yet either...

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:14 pm
by J.R.
Nor me !

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:30 pm
by midget
Nor I

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:34 pm
by kerrensimmonds
I saw a clandestine copy at the weekend, and understood that it had not yet been sent out...........
Wonder how anyone has so far received a copy and if so, why?....

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:40 pm
by Katharine
kerrensimmonds wrote:I saw a clandestine copy at the weekend, and understood that it had not yet been sent out...........
Wonder how anyone has so far received a copy and if so, why?....
I hope it was wrapped in brown paper and kept under the desk! We were in Islamabad when Midnight's Children was published, which was then unobtainable in Pakistan except at British Council Libraries - that was kept in brown paper and under the desk! (I think I am allowed to say that thirty years later!)

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:46 pm
by jtaylor
i just received mine today. Another excellent publication John.

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:53 pm
by jtaylor
I love John's equivalent of the "This page is intentionally left blank" wording, saying "The is no mention in this issue of the Unofficial CH Forum............"

In the next sentence - "Most impressively, members have helped mothers with squite to deal with their worries..." - nice one John!

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:33 am
by J.R.
Still haven't got mine !

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:37 pm
by Mid A 15
I'm not sure why mine arrived so early.

My post is normally indifferent to bad and on previous Blue and Old Blue threads I'm the one posting saying mine hasn't come yet!

The vagaries of Royal Mail!

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:19 pm
by englishangel
Mine hasn't arrived either, but it has been put on the web today.

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:02 pm
by jtaylor
Yep, it can be downloaded here:-
http://www.chassociation.org/news/magazines/index.php

I'm also usually one of the last to receive mine - but seem to have been one of the first. Perhaps they're being done in reverse alphabetical this time!

J

Re: Old Blue February 2008

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:48 pm
by Katharine
jtaylor wrote:I'm also usually one of the last to receive mine - but seem to have been one of the first. Perhaps they're being done in reverse alphabetical this time!
Not so sure about that Julian - mine reached this corner of north west Wales today!

I had not noticed before that the postage paid was in Portsmouth - is that where Ian Allan Printing is? I assume the printers do the mail sort as part of the contract. I trust that CHA has the best contract with the Royal Mail for the posting. I know that my husband went to some trouble to get Presstream where the Ffestiniog Railway Society pay to the gram for the mailing of their magazines.