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19 hours ago, rushy said:

well it was March when i posted this, i contacted the site and they said the existing pods were booked but they were planning building more for the summer, they took my details and said they would contact me when they were taking bookings for the new units, i had given up on hearing from them as it is now August until i got a phone call from them yesterday offering me a booking for the weekend of the party, so i am now booked for the Friday and Saturday evening and have booked for the food for both nights. I know no one from the group and am new to the hobby so i am hoping to make new friends and learn some stuff see you all there

Rushy, how’s the skies in little lever, I’m originally from lostock but recently moved to Parbold 

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6 hours ago, PaulUns said:

Rushy, how’s the skies in little lever, I’m originally from lostock but recently moved to Parbold 

today not good because of the weather and as a rule not very dark due to light pollution

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Yes having lived in Bolton for 40 years I can second that. They are better in parbold that’s for sure.

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Hi, I have booked 3 nights (fri, sat & sun) thro FLO and have received confirmation of my payment etc. How do I find out which pitch I have been actually allocated?, and will there be a map published showing who is where.

Thanks Bob.

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7 minutes ago, bobxuk said:

Hi, I have booked 3 nights (fri, sat & sun) thro FLO and have received confirmation of my payment etc. How do I find out which pitch I have been actually allocated?, and will there be a map published showing who is where.

Thanks Bob.

A pitch plan will appear sometime :)

Do you have a tent or caravan ?

Dave

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Hi Dave, thanks for reply, I have a motorhome and requested a pitch in the range 104-108. Will Lucksall management have a list of who is where?.

Bob.

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3 hours ago, bobxuk said:

Hi Dave, thanks for reply, I have a motorhome and requested a pitch in the range 104-108. Will Lucksall management have a list of who is where?.

Bob.

A pitch plan will appear here eventually when there may be a bit of shuffling around depending on demand.

104 / 108 is handy for the facilities :grin:

Dave

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3 hours ago, bobxuk said:

Hi Dave, thanks for reply, I have a motorhome and requested a pitch in the range 104-108. Will Lucksall management have a list of who is where?.

Bob.

Bob - Grant works very closely with the staff at Lucksall and we have been going there for nearly 10 years so they know what we want. A pitch plan will be posted in due course together with arrangements - talks etc. I live 10 minutes away from Lucksall so if anyone wants info, advice about the local area I am around to provide it.

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On 17/08/2018 at 22:06, Trikeflyer said:

You'll have a great time Rushy. I'm sure you will meet many people who will help you if you need it. What kit are you bringing? 

Steve 

i have a meade lx90 with the autostar feature not had it long

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This will be my first time and have never seen the site.  I have a tent pitch with power hook up, but does anyone have an idea roughly how far the hook ups are away from the tent area so I can make sure my lead is long enough? 

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34 minutes ago, RayD said:

This will be my first time and have never seen the site.  I have a tent pitch with power hook up, but does anyone have an idea roughly how far the hook ups are away from the tent area so I can make sure my lead is long enough? 

Last year was my first SGL starparty, from memory the hook ups are pretty close. It might be pitch dependant? There may be others who can speak with more experience. I think when i bought my ehu lead, most were in standard lengths of 10, 15 or 25m. I have 15m and it was easily long enough with plenty to spare. 

Steve 

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Hi Mark, thanks for your response. I have attended the Lucksall star party on a number of previous occasions and with the old system of direct booking did not have any issues. However last year I only specified a hardstanding pitch and ended up with a very limited view of the southern sky and no Sat' TV reception to keep the "chief cook and bottle washer happy" !!. So I am trying to avoid this situation recurring which is the reason for requesting confirmation of occupying one of the pitches I specified. I do appreciate that organising an event such as this does take a lot of work, but would like the option to, if necessary, cancel my booking in due time for a refund.

Best regards.

Bob.

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23 minutes ago, Trikeflyer said:

Last year was my first SGL starparty, from memory the hook ups are pretty close. It might be pitch dependant? There may be others who can speak with more experience. I think when i bought my ehu lead, most were in standard lengths of 10, 15 or 25m. I have 15m and it was easily long enough with plenty to spare. 

Steve 

Thanks, Steve, that's really helpful.  I already have a 15m one so am hoping that will be enough as I don't really want to buy a longer one if I don't need to.

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On 21/08/2018 at 08:30, bobxuk said:

Hi Dave, thanks for reply, I have a motorhome and requested a pitch in the range 104-108. Will Lucksall management have a list of who is where?.

Bob.

I'll be posting up a pitch plan within the next week - I have the details here just need to transfer them to the plan and post it up but I'm currently on holiday so it'll need to wait until early next week.

Checking, I can see you have been allocated 102 as 103-109 had already been allocated to other people but you are on the same row / side as 104-108.

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2 minutes ago, Grant said:

I'll be posting up a pitch plan within the next week - I have the details here just need to transfer them to the plan and post it up but I'm currently on holiday so it'll need to wait until early next week.

Checking, I can see you have been allocated 102 as 103-109 had already been allocated to other people but you are on the same row / side as 104-108.

Can I have a pitch near the toilet please as it was my birthday yesterday and I'm really old now and when its cold I need to go when I need to go 🙂

Only kidding....Can I be near the food.

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Just now, RayD said:

Can I have a pitch near the toilet please as it was my birthday yesterday and I'm really old now and when its cold I need to go when I need to go 🙂

Only kidding....Can I be near the food.

:D I'm right next to the tea tent... go figure what my priorities are!

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Just now, Grant said:

:D I'm right next to the tea tent... go figure what my priorities are!

😂 I'll bring my flask (or straw in case you're not feeling that generous).

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Do you park near your pitch or do you have to offload and then go and park elsewhere?  Excuse my ignorance, this is a new venture for me.

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10 minutes ago, RayD said:

Do you park near your pitch or do you have to offload and then go and park elsewhere?  Excuse my ignorance, this is a new venture for me.

The pitches are pretty big so you usually park on your pitch or just in front of it - no carrying stuff miles 🙂

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4 minutes ago, Grant said:

The pitches are pretty big so you usually park on your pitch or just in front of it - no carrying stuff miles 🙂

Oh that’s handy. Thanks, Grant.

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31 minutes ago, RayD said:

Thanks, Steve, that's really helpful.  I already have a 15m one so am hoping that will be enough as I don't really want to buy a longer one if I don't need to.

Should be fine. Put it like this, I'm not buying a longer one so if 15m isn't long enough, I'm in trouble!

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17 hours ago, rushy said:

i have a meade lx90 with the autostar feature not had it long

Hey Rushy.    I'll be bringing my LX-90 as well.  Had mine for over 15 years and I love it.    I'm more than happy to run through everything with you and make sure that you are fully up to speed with it.

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13 hours ago, RayD said:

Do you park near your pitch or do you have to offload and then go and park elsewhere?  Excuse my ignorance, this is a new venture for me.

Hi Ray

The arrangements are similar to Kelling, with similarly sized pitches.  The only real difference is that many pitches have hard standing.  Unfortunately the skies aren't as dark as at Kelling, but the skies are still pretty good, especially to the South and West. 

Personally, I tend to regard Kelling as a observing with some socialising and SGL as socialising with some observing.

 

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5 minutes ago, michaelmorris said:

Hi Ray

The arrangements are similar to Kelling, with similarly sized pitches.  The only real difference is that many pitches have hard standing.  Unfortunately the skies aren't as dark as at Kelling, but the skies are still pretty good, especially to the South and West. 

Personally, I tend to regard Kelling as a observing with some socialising and SGL as socialising with some observing.

 

Thanks, Michael, sounds perfect.  I am keen on the socialising bit as this is my first one, so that bit seems ideal.

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This sounds like great fun. Wish i drove or was easier for me to get there. Would've been nice to meet a few of you lot. I wish you all clear skies and hope you all have a grand time :)

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