Author Topic: Are there any SoA members in the Whitby area of North Yorkshire? (other than me)  (Read 963 times)

CarlL

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Hi all SoA members,
Having been a nomad, of sorts, most of my working life then its no surprise (to some!) that I am about to wander off again in my retirement as I head off to Whitby, in North Yorkshire at the end of the month, (January 2020).
Initially my paints, figures, boxed games, rules and history books (many figures and books on ancient subjects but many on other, later periods right up to WW2) will be in storage of sorts as we settle into our new home and we try to convert the garage to a library, paint space and games space (if its big enough).
I would be interested to meet up with any SoA members for figure games, board games, (or half way houses like Gladiolus or Imperial Governor / Strategos; or out of period Kingmaker, Axis & Allies or fictional Risk!), or just for a coffee or beer and natter.
I don't move to Whitby till late January, so at this stage I am just trying to learn if there are like minded souls or SoA members in that area of North Yorkshire!?
I joined the SoA in either 1973 or 1974! (So long ago I have forgotten!) But hopefully I am not as doddering as that suggests!
CarlL
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Hello Carl L.

Does Pickering count as near Whitby? I have been there since 2013 and been somewhat in Wargaming Exile. I have only really found one kindred spirit, Dave Dickenson, and he lives in York. I tried the Club in York but "historical" Gamers were few and far between..... in fact for the ancient/medieval period Dave was the only one.
I have met a potential gamer here in Pickering but not got beyond an initial meet-up in a Café. We plan to try and get games together in the near future.
Anyway. Rather than take up Forum space, perhaps we should contact outside it.
Drop me an email and we can take it from there.
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CarlL

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Paul,
I think that Pickering counts as close!
I usually drive through Pickering from my current home on our weekend jaunts to Whitby and its a short drive from Pickering to Whitby (in good weather! gets slower going in wet and misty weather or on busy tourist days!!!).

There is a warhammer like shop in Baxtergate, Whitby, called OP31 where they have games tables and do some historical and mostly warhammer; and a "Collectibles" shop on Skinner Street, doing mainly trains but Airfix too; so I guess there must be some model mkers historical gamers other than passing tourist trade.

So once we get settled I shall get in touch. (I shall have to learn how to contact people by their email off Forum...??!!)

CarlL
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Carl, is the Magpie still the best fish and chips?
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Carl, is the Magpie still the best fish and chips?
Roy

I've always suspected that Whitby natives only tell tourists this.  While those poor souls queue for ages outside in the rain, sniggering locals visit other places known only to them.
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They do hand out umbrellas!
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CarlL

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Sorry Roy,
Its taken  me 17 months to realise I never replied!!
I hope you and your wife have kept well in these plague ridden times!!??

More fish & chip eateries than pubs in Whitby, and there are lots of pubs (or there were pre covid!).  Many good ones both fish & chips & pubs!! Not many alternatives to fish & chips. Couple of good Italians, a good Thai restaurant, and couple of average Curry houses.  I found a lovely vegan food outlet for Craig - its Cranberry Swamp on Skinner Street - they also do non Vegan (and do it really well), when open its my favourite place to eat out in Whitby!! (They do lovely bottled ale too, both vegan and traditional!!) If you ever fancy wargame show up north we shall put you up and take you to sample the delights, Roy.
Mind the nearest show to here is still and hour plus run!! (Probably 75mins to York, so me and Maggy usually stay in York for Vapnartak; or 90 mins drive to Stockton for one of the BEST mid size shows in UK ie "Battleground" at Queens campus in Stockton, usually in mid to late November!)
Personally if going out for fish & chips, I prefer the "Fishermans Wife" at the mouth of the river Esk, with its great sea views and great food - seafood beyond fish & chips which it also does well.
Mind in the last 15 months there has not been much going out. None save for that short remission last summer!!
If you want a hidden gem there is the Silver Street Fishery - take away only (I know they all are currently!! But in normal times. It did have an outdoor bench area for those wanting to stop to eat but covid put paid to that of course and its now a queuing area!!)
Hope to catch up with you in person Roy at Armati by the Sea or some such when quarantine ends!!
All best
Carl, Whitby
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