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PostPosted: November 30th, 2017, 10:40 pm 
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Woohoo!

I'm booked in! The International Hotel is full. The closest I can get is the Radisson Park Inn, and I am in there for 3 nights from Friday 9 Nov. Looks like walking distance to the convention centre. I presume that also means the pubs are nearby.
Ok, now I have to start stocking up on warm gear, umbrellas, galoshes, hip flasks, etc..
Bringing a model is a bit daunting, so I will try to choose a hardy example for the cold war or cbk SIGs. I would consider leaving the model in a good home (museum, perhaps?) rather than carting it all the way home.
I am also a member of a more recent Facebook group, and they might have a table there as well.

Anyway, looking forward to SMW, and looking forward to meeting you guys.
I will also post my itinerary in case that allows me to catch up with other forumers in my travels.

Cheers, and thanks for the timely advice,

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PostPosted: December 1st, 2017, 4:22 pm 
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A; NO ONE wears galoshes any more. Warm clothing- yes. Brolly - not unless you want to impersonate Patrick Macnee. Average temperature around there was 15 degrees this year. I was wearing a T-shirt unloading my car at the centre [and no, I was not cold]

B; Face book group; only if they are are an IPMS group. Only IPMS get to exhibit

C; Radisson, about a 10 minute walk from the Exhibition centre. All round that area are pubs and restaurants- which are licensed to sell alcoholic drinks with meals

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2017, 3:12 am 
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No galoshes!? That's half the adventure!

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2017, 10:20 am 
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Well done mate, the Park Inn is a very acceptable hotel and 5-10 minutes walk from shops/pubs and 10-15 from the centre. I've stayed there and left the car there all weekend after unloading on arrival at the centre on the Friday afternoon.
We will be happy to re-home any kits you don't want to take back, especially if they are for CBK as we often display at one or two other shows after Telford so could use the kits for that before passing them on. We could maybe then take them to SMW 2019 as the show has a charity table in the Kit Swap area where you can donate unwanted models and books etc. and the proceeds will go to a good cause.

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PostPosted: December 2nd, 2017, 9:49 pm 
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Thanks, Al.
Not sure what I will do about bringing models yet. But this is all good info.

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