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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Pet meet up tomorrow, - Brewdog, Castle Street Reading, Berkshire 11.30-2pm

    A table is booked.

    Whether it becomes a regular event or not will be discussed at the event.

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    I'm coming. Definite! Is there anything anyone wants me to bring with me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I'm coming. Definite! Is there anything anyone wants me to bring with me?
    Just bring yourself, and a pen you'd like to tell us about.

    Two rules about fountain pen club.

    1/ Nobody talks about fountain pen club.

    2/ Everybody writes!

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    So, the Reading Fountain pen meet-up happened yesterday.

    Thank you to everyone who came along - it was a pleasure meeting you all - and to get acquainted with so many pens in such a short space of time.

    I think there was a general agreement that there was not enough people attending to make it a regular event - especially with the Fleet & London pen clubs so close by.

    However, if anyone wishes to meet up and have a pint - maybe even do a pub quiz, then I'm sure we could do something.

    Sandy.

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    Sorry I couldn't make it in the end post-holiday/pre-travel admin soaked up the day. Hope you all had fun!

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    I think this could possibly work quarterly, and if the Fleet meet had not started up last summer then could be larger (or if that were to move further south - unlikely now).

    For those interested this is the Face Book group for the Fleet/Southern England group.
    London UK Fountain Pen Club meats at the Bierschenke near Liverpool St Station on the first Saturday of every month aside October (for the London Writing Equipment Show) 12:00-15:00 - London, UK Fountain Pen Club

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapprman View Post
    I think this could possibly work quarterly, and if the Fleet meet had not started up last summer then could be larger (or if that were to move further south - unlikely now).

    For those interested this is the Face Book group for the Fleet/Southern England group.
    I'm not against meeting up in Reading again.

    I was thinking that the next meet up might be a pre-fountain pen day meet up, perhaps - end of Octoberish, so that folk get a chance to chat pens and maybe decide if and what they might want to purchase - make Reading an annual event - and then if folk want to socialise or fit around the other groups, then can.

    Anyway, I'll be at the London or Fleet event in June, and we can discuss it then.

    However, if anyone else want to arrange an event for Reading (or Oxford) then I'm more than happy to turn out and support it. The more the merrier, I say.

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    London is too far for me to go and as I haven't driven since an eye problem, Fleet might also be too far. However, I really enjoyed the Reading meet and would not hesitate to go again.
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    Thinking of maybe having a 2nd Fountain pen meet up in Reading the week-end of 26th/27th October.

    I'm thinking of the same time - noon till 2.30. It might be a pre-fountain pen day meet-up.

    Now, it comes to the choice of venue. Nowhere within a square mile of Reading station has car parking.

    Brewdog gave us a space for free, it's big enough and accessible. if lots of people turn up -we can get a bigger table and the beer is rather good. I'm perfectly happy to meet there again. Saturday is busier - so they'd rather have us in on Sunday.

    The easiest venue, if folk want car parking, in my mind is The Hope & Bear which is on the A4. It is a mile walk from Reading station - and is on the no 17 bus route - the stop is indeed Cemetery Junction. There is a small pay & display car park next to the pub, but customers get the parking deducted from their bill. The space isn't as flexible - and Saturday would be better to avoid the Sunday lunch crowd.

    So, this venue would benefit drivers, but inconvenience those coming from outside of Reading by public transport. Most Readingensians, I assume will be able to find the place on the good 'ol no 17.

    I'm not looking for folk to commit right now, but is there any enthusiasm for another meet up. The decision probably won't please everyone - but we've got two options.

    Saturday 26th October, The Hope & Bear, 153 London Rd, Reading

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    Sunday 27th Brewdog, Castle Street, Reading which is in the town centre.



    https://www.hopeandbearreading.co.uk/
    https://www.brewdog....rewdog-reading/

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Quick segue, hujiack of this thread, which may be of interest to a few of you (though one will need a lift). The registration for this year's Pelikan Hub is now open and we've had agreement for Fleet to be a hub - not sure who will be the hub master yet.
    https://www.pelikan-hubs.com/
    Hopefully Fleet should now be a drop down option for the UK.
    London UK Fountain Pen Club meats at the Bierschenke near Liverpool St Station on the first Saturday of every month aside October (for the London Writing Equipment Show) 12:00-15:00 - London, UK Fountain Pen Club

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