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Thread: NEBO 8 - Saturday 6th May 2017, The Chimneys Hotel Durham

  1. #81
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    Just your wallet! Remember it fell on the floor, when you were boogying away to The Nolan Sisters?

    Must've loosened summit then........



    Marco.
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  2. #82
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    The Windmill was ideal as both a room and venue overall. It was more good luck than management me securing that gaff. The manageress seemed t take on board my proposal (with regards to Nebo that is) and as Macca pointed out she acknowledged the benefit of having a room that would have been empty all day filled with people buying beer, snacks, meals and hiring out rooms. I managed to pull this off twice before The Windmill was bought out by the Sambuca franchise. I attempted to book Sambuca's for NEBO 6 to no avail. They fobbed me off by telling me that the rooms we had used previously were to be turned into bedrooms which they never were. I was told that the previous manageress had taken up residency in the pub with the evil acoustics and bouncy floor (The Schooner). After dropping by one lunchtime i manages to work my irresistible charm on her again and the rest is history. In a fit of desperation and being unable to find another location for Nebo 7 i decided to try my luck again. This time it was a new manager who informed me that she had been given the boot due to trying to beat up the chef. Mmmm, what to do?
    My daughter told me about The Chimneys which seemed ideal which as those who attended would agree that it was. However, the landlady proved to be somewhat of an adventure to deal with and she tried to f..k me over on three occasions prior to Nebo 7 actually taking place. You have no idea how relieved i was when i got there that morning and assisted people setting up. Pheeeew!
    As we all know Nebo is now under new management and having heard about the happenings via this thread it comes as no surprise to me that the wench at The Chimneys proved so unreliable. I really did have to play hard ball with her. This leaves Rich with a right headache but fear not. A suitable venue will be found.

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    Gawd no! tell me it wasn't The Nolans? I was a bit fuzzy at that stage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Just your wallet! Remember it fell on the floor, when you were boogying away to The Nolan Sisters?

    Must've loosened summit then........



    Marco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyddroid View Post
    You insinuating i'm hefty like?
    Not at all mate, but then none of the NEBO crowd are exactly poster boys for slimmers world are they.

    (with the possible exception of Macca of course)
    I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit... It's the only way to be sure.

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    I eat donuts for breakfast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I eat donuts for breakfast
    Good man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    Try the Eden arms in rushford mate
    This is quite close to me, happy to check it out if you want. It's close to the A1, but looks like it's been refurbished so might be expensive.

    Gordon

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