Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25th ONLY

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Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25th ONLY

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:38 pm

This one will start with our usual Northampton - Derbyshire run on Saturday followed by a trip around the Yorkshire Dales on Sunday, following much the same route as the Waterfalls meet in March last year.

As always, everyone is welcome to join us for as much of the weekend as suits them. Details to follow very soon, just working out the final touches for this one. Fingers crossed Boris doesn't turn off the light at the end of the tunnel !
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by dcwalker » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:12 am

Excellent choice! We should be there...

If you want a hand thinking through the Yorkshire Dales part give me a shout - they are one of my favourite stamping grounds! :hopping:

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by Norm57 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:26 pm

Definitely up for this though it will depend on Susan’s recovery and progress. If you need any help with the Dales route then give me a pm.

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:07 pm

Thanks for the offers chaps. However, we went to Leeds last week to collect some windscreens and managed to find self-contained accomodation so we could stay over and drive the waterfalls route kindly supplied by norm57. It was absolutely gorgeous, lots of lovely 480 roads and lots of great places to stop. The problem now is to decide which ones not to go too, otherwise it'll be midnight before we get to our evening meal venue !
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:55 pm

Finally got this one sorted, so the itinerary looks like this:

Due to the BTCC at Silverstone the same weekend, hotel prices in Northampton have gone sky high, so Al and I will stay at the Old Stratford Travelodge in Milton Keynes on Friday night. Meeting point will be 5 minutes down the road at the Super Sausage cafe

Saturday:-
9 - 10am Super Sausage Cafe, A5, NN12 7QD

12.00 - 1.30 The Rose & Crown, Brailsford DE6 3DA for lunch (Tissington cafe is outside only now and no marquee for rain)

2.00 - 3.00 Tissington DE6 1RA Pay and Display carpark for photos in front of the lovely old bridge

4.00 - 5.00 Derwent Dam Fairhomes Carpark S33 0BB photos

5.30 - 6.50 Snake Pass (A57) to Woolley Bridge, Glossop then Woodhead Pass

7.00 on The Fairway, Dodworth S75 4LS for evening meal and overnight for those wanting to stay for Sunday
I am currently holding 2 extra rooms, one double and one twin - please let me know if you want one (first come first served)
Price is £69 plus £7.50 per person for breakfast. Cancellation is free up to noon on the day.

Sunday:-

9 am in the carpark for 9.30 departure from The Fairway

10.45 - 11.15 Hotel Rendezvous BD23 2TA coffee

12.00 - 1.30 park in Ashfield Carpark, Settle BD24 9DZ walk to Talbot Arms for lunch

1.30 - 3.00 convoy via Ingleton so we get a good view of the Ribblehead Viaduct on the left (photos too tricky as there is little parking)

3.00 - 3.45 Aysgarth Falls DL8 3TH tea break

4.45 - 5.45 Linton Falls, church and stepping stones BD23 6BG

7.00 on Dower House Hotel, Bond End, Knaresborough HG5 9AL evening meal & overnight stay if require
I’m holding one extra double room at £106 including breakfast - let me know if you’d like it. Free cancellation up
to midnight on 24.9.21

As always, please let me know if you are planning to come for all or part of both/either day so I can keep in touch if anything changes.
Don't worry if you haven't got a 480 to come in, you will still be very welcome.
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by jifflemon » Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:19 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:55 pm
Meeting point will be 5 minutes down the road at the Super Sausage cafe
:hopping:

ah...... breakfast

Full monty has my name on it....

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by Martin Mc » Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:17 am

I hope to be in convoy for at least part of this one :) Some of my favourite drives in that itinerary
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by edie_fox » Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:58 pm

Just had a look at a rough route for this one (may not be quite right due to guestimates) to see if we can join anywhere. It's a biggie!

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by dcwalker » Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:59 am

We'll be there!

The aim is to run down to Derbyshire and meet you at one of the stops there - probably Tissington...

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:30 am

I am also a theoretical joiner too!

Thanks for all your organisation Sylvia… fantastic job as usual.
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by MisterH » Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:58 am

I don't think I can do this one, September is looking very busy already for me
Current Jobs to do (13/9/21):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
New Shocks
Flickering Dash warning lights
Annoying Scratching Squeak

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by edie_fox » Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:14 pm

I think we’ll be joining on the Sunday at some point (got a birthday meal on Saturday) but will confirm closer to the time. :D

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:45 pm

Not long now folks. I need to start confirming numbers, so please could everyone hoping to come let me know their plans. Also need to know if anyone else wants a room for either Saturday or Sunday night.
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by Norm57 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:18 am

I hope to be joining at some stage probably at Settle.It depends on the care I can arrange for Sue.I hope we have time to call in at the West Burton waterfall as well as it’s only a short detour from Aysgarth and well worth it.Hoping to come in (Jeff)R3 if the clutch behaves itself.He is looking good thanks to DC’s dedication and time.

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by Martin Mc » Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:55 am

Although David (DC Walker) went beyond the call of duty to try to find a solution for Nilani's plumbing problems, unfortunately it appears that we've drawn a blank. As a result it would probably be too risky to try to join in the fun over the weekend, in case the AA repair failed and she was to lose coolant again away from home. It isn't blu-tak by the way, although it does look suspiciously like that...

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I'm not sure how to go about replacing this part either - the pipework from the engine block (the one with the now missing bleed valve and blu-tack hat) seems to have a lot of connections... More unobtainium I wonder?

I wonder if the plumbing is shared with other 400 series or even Renault cars?

If I draw a blank with scratting around with scrappers, does anyone have any ideas what other options could be explored?

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by dcwalker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:58 pm

We'll join at Tissington then be there for the rest of the weekend :D

Was planning to come in Lily the green GT, but life's busy just now and I doubt I'll have time to retrieve her from my mum's, so it'll probably be Pud again.

Martin, sorry you can't make it. Any 400 with the 2.0 engine will give you the pipe you need - I believe there are a few 440s at Lakes; perhaps if someone is going there they could look for you?

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by edie_fox » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:22 am

I will still have the car this weekend but I don’t fancy tempting fate seeing as it is technically sold so we won’t be joining unfortunately. The new car needs a job doing so don’t want to push it on such a long haul til that’s sorted.

Look forward to all the pics tho. Have fun. :D

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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by WhiteWolf » Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:28 am

Im going to try and tag on for a few roads at some point, maybe through the peak District, soooo, if you see a white turbo, driving contrary to the highway code, with rusty arches it could be me 😆
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by brinkie » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:06 am

dcwalker wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:58 pm
Martin, sorry you can't make it. Any 400 with the 2.0 engine will give you the pipe you need - I believe there are a few 440s at Lakes; perhaps if someone is going there they could look for you?
I was at Orlando's yesterday, could have bought one there and dropped it in the mail, but it would never have made it in time.
(the good news: PostNL now hands the parcels over to Royal Mail!)
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Re: Northampton-Derbys-Yorks Meet 25-26th Sept 21

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:46 am

brinkie wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:06 am
(the good news: PostNL now hands the parcels over to Royal Mail!)
Very good news. The last “partners” were appalling!
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Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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