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Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:19 AM
Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:28 AM
Posted Wed May 23, 2012 6:42 AM
Hop on a train. you've got to be kidding right, like 150 quid there and back (same day return) from what i am told
Posted Wed May 23, 2012 9:22 AM
Atari World/Red Rat was based in the city centre on what was then Fennel Street. It was a shop below street level (hense the name Red
If memory serves me right, Red Rat were also in Manchester. I'm not knowledgeable of Manchester, so if it is in nearby streets, I do not know.
You should have no problem finding a hotel in Trafford at all price ranges. From memory there's a least two Premier Inn's and a Travelodge right by the Trafford Centre itself
...Though Manchester might be a bit pricey compared to Blackpool. I got my hotel room for £27 last time, I doubt I will again.
Posted Wed May 23, 2012 1:11 PM
Posted Wed May 23, 2012 1:48 PM
no problem Hopefully you should be able to book it over the phone with them.
Cheers Tezz, yep, there seems to be some Premier Inns nearby but I can't seem to book with them so far in advance. Maybe I can if I call them. Thanks for the history of Manchester (I love such information, it's nice to know a bit about where you're going),
Yea, It was not far from Deansgate. The bomb itself was detonated on Corporation Street outside the old Marks and Spencer behind which (a little further down the street) was St Annes Square, the other side of the square is Deansgate. The Atari World shop was already closed down years before this happened however.
you mentioned the bombings, is it all near the Deansgate area? I've been there once before.
Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012 3:24 PM
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Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:44 AM
There are cheap B&B's in c. london you know (like the ones run by the group that own easy jet)
Edited by sack-c0s, Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:44 AM.
Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:28 AM
Posted Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:38 AM
would love to come, will try and make it, it would be great to meet up with you guys in person.
Just a bit of personal experience, i worked in hmv and was there when the bomb went off!
Not a great day i can tell you, lost my new mp3 player which at the time were really pricey!
i live in sunny frodsham which is in cheshire and only about 25 miles form the trafford centre, so will do my best to get a ticket.
Posted Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:09 AM
Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:14 AM
That sounds like a good plan. I'm ordering my tickets tonight for both days. I was at the Trafford Centre yesterday so I walked over to Event City to take a look at the venue, it's a large place and should be a good event. I'm planning to bring along at least one of the A8 games that I've been working on.
Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:22 PM
I'm planning to bring along at least one of the A8 games that I've been working on.
Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:19 AM
Edited by carmel_andrews, Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:23 AM.
Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:24 AM
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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:46 PM
just to point out snicklin you only get those fares you quoted if you are prepared to book in advance via cc or dc, you don't get those fares if you pay at the ticket counter....fact
Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:50 PM
I absolutely pity anyone who has to commute by train.
Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:13 PM
Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:56 PM
Going to be moving to Newcastle end of this month...
Posted Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:45 PM
Make sure you pack your wellies, I hear it's been a little damp up yonder way recently
Well I've just today booked a ticket for a Friday journey from London to Newcastle and back on Saturday for the (fairly) stonking sum of 117UKP (including next day delivery of tickets), it's not great, but then again it's not soooo bad really.. I mean it works out less than the petrol I would have consumed on a 600 mile round-trip if I still had my piece of magic driving paper, the one Snicklin is working on obtaining right now You'll get there, and then you'll wonder why you bothered, petrol the price it is, insurance being monumentally insane, and then to top it all the roads are full of the stupid, the belligerent and the indifferent
Anyway, I've no idea if I can make this or not.. Going to be moving to Newcastle end of this month, and since I'm car-less for the next 10 months it doesn't look like a pleasant choo-choo trip from that neck of the woods to Manchester, well not without it taking 127 hours on a series of what appear to be horribly slow trains Probably just as well.. I'd likely just get drunk and make an arse of myself anyway
Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:03 AM
Get onto the National Express mailing list, they occasionally do Fun Fare promotions and i booked a trip from Leeds to Kent and back as four single tickets for under £25 a few days ago.
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