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Postponed – South West UK Local Group Meeting
4 April @ 13:00 - 18:00
Clearly we have to postphone this meeting in line with current (20 March) government guidance on ‘Social Distancing’. We look forward to a time when we are in a position to announce a revised date.
In the meantime, I am considering the possiblity of a virtual meeting over the internet, let me know if you would be interested or if you have suggestions for how this could be set up and run. – John Perry
Important note: Public parking within the tiny hamlet of Forder is almost non-existent. To avoid taking up the few parking spaces that are needed by residents we recommend parking near St Stephen’s church or the Cecil Arms pub in Saltash (which is where we plan to gather later for supper) and then walk down the hill to Forder. Access to the Community Hall is on foot via a private lane down the west side of Forder Creek. For bringing heavy items to the Community Hall it is permissible to drive down this lane, there is space for a single vehicle to unload at the hall.
Forder is about a mile and a half south west from the centre of Saltash, just across the Tamar into Cornwall. Access from other parts of south west UK is likely to be via the A38 trunk road.
AYRS meetings are open to all, so do invite friends who may be interested.
We have the use of the hall from 12:30 through to 18:00. Outline program as follows, but don’t feel that you necessarily have to stay with us for the whole period. Attend for any part of the program or all of it.
13:00 Gather at the hall for sandwich lunch – bring your own sandwiches or whatever, we will provide tea, coffee etc.
14:00 We may take a short stroll in the vicinity of Forder – the hall is right on the waterside and there are nice footpaths through the local nature reserve and along the Lynher estuary. We will only include this activity if it is what those present would like to do at the time – the weather may influence this.
15:30 Light refreshments followed by chat about boating and/or more formal presentations – let me know if you would like to contribute – sailing holiday snaps, boat building / maintenance as well as actual yacht research are all good topics. We will have means to display digital photographs/video by USB but I don’t think the hall has WiFi. We would also like to include some discussion of future AYRS meetings in the West Country – if there is interest from local boat owning members we may be able to arrange an on-the-water gathering in the summer.
17:30 to 18:00 Move up the hill to the Cecil Arms pub for supper – let me know if you would like to join us for supper so that I can book a table for 18:30.
We will share the cost of the hall/tea/coffee but will limit this to maximum £5:00 per head.
For further information contact John Perry – 07484 668904 (M) 01752 863730 (L)