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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2019, 11:50:48 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2019, 11:56:13 AM »



I found the very comprehensive list I wrote last year and note there are such essential items as "Solar string lights" "hooks" and "Duct tape"! Roll Eyes



Never forget that in case the sole comes off your boot. Joking?, Moi?


Oh I remember that occurrence! Happened to me a couple of years ago. Luckily the weather wasnít too wet and my trainers substituted adequately  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2019, 08:47:45 PM »


I found the very comprehensive list I wrote last year and note there are such essential items as "Solar string lights" "hooks" and "Duct tape"! †Roll Eyes

Will start putting things together this weekend... †Tiara



Have you got the tickets Brigwit (knicker drawer RHS wrapped in hte light blue french)  Roll Eyes  oops I promised not to say that after last year Lips Sealed  Fez Tiara
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2019, 10:08:23 PM »

I'm thinking cameras. So nothing expensive:

Fujifilm X-S1 'only' 13MP, but produces great images.

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Nikon S31 because it works up to 10m underwater.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2019, 10:11:38 PM »



I found the very comprehensive list I wrote last year and note there are such essential items as "Solar string lights" "hooks" and "Duct tape"! †

Will start putting things together this weekend... †l



Have you got the tickets Brigwit (knicker drawer RHS wrapped in hte light blue french) †Roll Eyes †oops I promised not to say that after last year Lips SealedFez Tiara
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2019, 10:12:46 PM »


I'm thinking cameras. So nothing expensive:

Fujifilm X-S1 'only' 13MP, but produces great images.

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Nikon S31 because it works up to 10m underwater.
Does that mean itís ok to mention the weather, then?  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2019, 10:35:48 PM »

Does that mean itís ok to mention the weather, then? †Cheesy

Not until Sunday
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2019, 11:16:11 PM »


Does that mean itís ok to mention the weather, then? †Cheesy

Not until Sunday

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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2019, 01:31:22 PM »



I found the very comprehensive list I wrote last year and note there are such essential items as "Solar string lights" "hooks" and "Duct tape"! Roll Eyes



we actually did that for a poor girl at download this year!

Never forget that in case the sole comes off your boot. Joking?, Moi?
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2019, 01:37:31 PM »


Does that mean itís ok to mention the weather, then? †Cheesy

Not until Sunday


Which Sunday?  Grin
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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2019, 05:47:22 PM »

Weíve just arrived at Bridgemeadow.  The genius that planned the roadworks on the bridge have made the access tighter but itís just about ok if you are towing.  Ground conditions ok .  On the basis of the 2 hours weíve been here Iíd say pack the insect repellant pesky wasps abound.
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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2019, 06:51:42 PM »

Good to know access is okay, thanks.
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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2019, 08:09:37 PM »


Weíve just arrived at Bridgemeadow.  The genius that planned the roadworks on the bridge have made the access tighter but itís just about ok if you are towing.  Ground conditions ok .  On the basis of the 2 hours weíve been here Iíd say pack the insect repellant pesky wasps abound.


Re the roadworks, I read that they have only just discovered that there are problems with the bridge, and felt with all the extra Festival traffic they needed to do something.  So it wasn't bad planning, just unfortunate timing.
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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2019, 12:06:51 AM »


Does that mean itís ok to mention the weather, then? †Cheesy

Not until Sunday
Itís Sunday.
The forecast is:
Thursday - sunny!
Friday - sunny turning cloudy with rain later
Saturday - rain
Sunday - rain
Must pack wellies, and a plastic container with a lid for my food. Iíve stood in the pouring rain watching my curry get drenched once too often!!
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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2019, 11:03:25 AM »

Hello, lovelies! I'm a Cropredy Virgin, travelling up from London on the train, meeting my sister, also a first-timer, coming down from Manchester! I have been dying to come for years, but it has taken til 2019 for the stars to align. This is also my first post (of many I hope!) on the board, so apologies if I accidentally break any etiquette rules  Smiley

I'm very excited, but also getting a bit nervous! Any top tips for us backpacker types? I've been to other festivals (WOMAD, Isle of Wight) but Cropredy seems like a magical wonderland  Tiara
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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2019, 11:12:19 AM »


Hello, lovelies! I'm a Cropredy Virgin, travelling up from London on the train, meeting my sister, also a first-timer, coming down from Manchester! I have been dying to come for years, but it has taken til 2019 for the stars to align. This is also my first post (of many I hope!) on the board, so apologies if I accidentally break any etiquette rules †Smiley

I'm very excited, but also getting a bit nervous! Any top tips for us backpacker types? I've been to other festivals (WOMAD, Isle of Wight) but Cropredy seems like a magical wonderland †Tiara


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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2019, 12:02:59 PM »

Yellow weather alert has just been issued by the Met Office for Cropredy for Friday : A band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption.

I'll get my coat...
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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2019, 12:15:52 PM »


Yellow weather alert has just been issued by the Met Office for Cropredy for Friday : A band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption.

I'll get my coat...


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« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2019, 12:18:38 PM »

we're npot gonna drown, it'll be fine  Wink
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2019, 12:29:44 PM »


Hello, lovelies! I'm a Cropredy Virgin, travelling up from London on the train, meeting my sister, also a first-timer, coming down from Manchester! I have been dying to come for years, but it has taken til 2019 for the stars to align. This is also my first post (of many I hope!) on the board, so apologies if I accidentally break any etiquette rules †Smiley

I'm very excited, but also getting a bit nervous! Any top tips for us backpacker types? I've been to other festivals (WOMAD, Isle of Wight) but Cropredy seems like a magical wonderland †Tiara


Jenny,
We were in the backpackers field in 2017 and loved it. Lots of space, helpful and friendly campers and security personnel. Of course, youíll find the helpful and friendly applies throughout the festival.
I came solo my first Cropredy with lots of help and welcoming from the TAW community. Last time I brought along my partner, sister, and a dear friend whose health problems made it likely this was her last chance to do this kind of adventure. And,again,lots of open arms and helping hands.

I definitely recommend David Wís advice. The pavilion is next to the backpackerís field and easy to find. As is the field.... most people taking the bus from Banbury will know the way and possibly heading there themselves.

Have a wonderful wonderfilled time!
K

There are pottaloos at the backpackerís field but ( at least in the years Iíve been to the festival) just around the fence at the back of field 2 thereís a bank of flush toilets with sinks and mirrors
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