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The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby gregster on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:43 pm

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that this project is coming to an end.

We started in 2009 and have enjoyed the use of the woods since then, having some great times together in the process.

John and Mary who own the woods, need to now use it for something else, not because we have done anything wrong, simply because of their retirement plans mean using the woods for something else, and I, and I am sure everyone else who has been involved in this over the years will be grateful for the opportunity they have given us down there.

So sadly its the end of an era, we have made great friends in doing this over the years and had some brilliant times together, but the end is nigh...

But what we need to do is make the most of what we have in the meantime...
and we will be hosting the normal Sunday meets in April, May, June and July,
culminating with a weekender over the August BH weekend 25th-28th August, with a special celebration closing party on the saturday night...(I will start event posts for all these very shorty)

I dont know what the future will bring, whether we will find another site and do it all again, or maybe do an annual "Woods-reloaded" at another venue...We will see...Any suggestions or leads on possible venues will be appreciated...

And this just leaves it really for me and Sally to say a huge thankyou...
To everyone who has been a part of this...
To everyone who has helped to make it what it is...
To everyone for respecting the venue and our values such that we could carry on for 7 years
And to John and Mary for entrusting us to do this....

Thank you ALL....

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The first laning day I organised when we visited our new woods...and the beginning of our adventure...
Check out the index thread below where pics/reviews from all our past meets can be found!!!!
click here for the SE Events Index/links Thread...see all the reviews and whats coming up soon!

Looks like I'm in trouble with the Mrs's again...
She asked me what I'd most like to do to her body...
Apparently "Identify it" is not the correct answer!



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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby gregster on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:46 pm

Anyone who wants to come to the remaining Woods meets please send me a friend request on facebook (Greg Colechin) and I will add you to our woods group where we organise whats going on. :drink:
Check out the index thread below where pics/reviews from all our past meets can be found!!!!
click here for the SE Events Index/links Thread...see all the reviews and whats coming up soon!

Looks like I'm in trouble with the Mrs's again...
She asked me what I'd most like to do to her body...
Apparently "Identify it" is not the correct answer!



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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby fudge on Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:36 am

I would like to know when they are greg, but im not on facebook.
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby lee771 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:49 am

Same here not on the bookface thingy but would very much like to go to the woods before they go for good
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby gregster on Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:54 am

Did try finding you on facebook Matt, that would explain why I couldnt! LOL...
I will post all the dates up as soon as I have worked them out, the August weekender will be afternoon of 25th 26th 27th till kinda lunchtime 28th, and sadly that will be it...
Check out the index thread below where pics/reviews from all our past meets can be found!!!!
click here for the SE Events Index/links Thread...see all the reviews and whats coming up soon!

Looks like I'm in trouble with the Mrs's again...
She asked me what I'd most like to do to her body...
Apparently "Identify it" is not the correct answer!



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2.8 swb project
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Breaking
2.2dti LWB
2.2i SWB
2.0i Leafer x2
2.2i A
2.8tdi Lwb
v6 lwb x2

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2.2i Swb red
2.5 tds sport in Arden blue
Suzi vitara lwb with lsd
2.5 diesel cherokee
2.0i leafer
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby MG Autos (Mark) on Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 pm

Sorry to hear that Greg, I've got very fond memories of the early days down there, with you, Pete, Steve and Kel to name only a few.
My best wishes to John & Mary though hope they enjoy their retirement.
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby gregster on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:02 pm

Cheers mate...Are you coming up Aug BH weekend, even just for the Sat evening? :drink: :drink: :drink:
Check out the index thread below where pics/reviews from all our past meets can be found!!!!
click here for the SE Events Index/links Thread...see all the reviews and whats coming up soon!

Looks like I'm in trouble with the Mrs's again...
She asked me what I'd most like to do to her body...
Apparently "Identify it" is not the correct answer!



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2.8 swb project
3x Jeep cherokees
2x caddy pickups

Breaking
2.2dti LWB
2.2i SWB
2.0i Leafer x2
2.2i A
2.8tdi Lwb
v6 lwb x2

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2.2i Swb red
2.5 tds sport in Arden blue
Suzi vitara lwb with lsd
2.5 diesel cherokee
2.0i leafer
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby MG Autos (Mark) on Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:00 pm

I'm going to try mate.
I start a new Job on the 17th of April and it involves working shifts again so it gives me a bit more flexibility but won't know what shift pattern / team I'll actually be on until I've done the first Four weeks of the initial training so have to wait and see at the minute sadly......
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby Shannos on Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Just sent you a friend request, hopefully I can get this beast at a place where I'm happy to take it out into the wilds (getting bored going up and down violet lane) before the woods go and before I have my third round of back surgery.
Be nice to put some faces to the names who have helped me getting his thing from a 3 mile a day commute in Buckhurst Hill to its new life out in the sticks across fields and rivers daily...lol.
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby andytats on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:56 pm

Shannos wrote:(getting bored going up and down violet lane)


I've still never done violets lane and I'm only down the road from it in Harlow
i hate having Dyslexia
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Re: The end of an era....The WOODS....Maidstone...

Postby Shannos on Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:03 am

andytats wrote:
Shannos wrote:(getting bored going up and down violet lane)


I've still never done violets lane and I'm only down the road from it in Harlow


It's at the bottom of my road.
You just have to pick the right time to go through, not after it's been raining for three days as the discovery and freelander group found out the other week when my daughter came home on her bike to tell me they had got stuck in the water and the recovery vehicles were there, and not at the end of summer when there isn't a lot of water lying about.
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