West Midlands Vegan Festival

You can find this event (click on pic for more info) listed on the London Vegan (some of them will be staying overnight), Leicester Veg*n (Leicester Veggies have a mini bus going) and Surrey Meetup groups, plus Volentia, etc.

Some of us will be visiting Veggie World restaurant and shop on the way back.

London Midland trains had a 'Great Escape' all day £15 ticket offer (you need to print out and take a, limited availability, voucher to the station). See comments below for more info.

For general train times, see the National Rail Enquiries website.

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  • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

    I've confirmed by 'phone that Veggie World (store and restaurant), in Bletchley (just south of Milton Keynes) IS open tomorrow, and Napak and I hope to get there between 8pm and 8:30pm (they close at 10pm) for dinner and shopping. Do join us if you can.

    Will use London Midland from Wolverhampton (WVH) at 17:57 (platform 3) or 18:19(5) or 18:28(3) to Birmingham (BHM) arriving 17:55(3B)/18:44(4A)/18:47(4C), then 18:13(3A)/18:53(3A) to Bletchley (BLY) arriving 19:51/20:20. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to Veggie World if you cut through the pedestrianised shopping area.

    Click on the store photo for more info, reviews, map (I've notified Google that the marker is slightly too far west), etc.

    October 26, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      London Midland services back to London Euston (EUS) from Bletchley (BLY) are 21:39(4)/22:26(4) arriving 22:37/23:27.

      October 26, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      Oops, that should have read 'Will use London Midland from Wolverhampton (WVH) at 17:37 (platform 3)' not '17:57'.

      October 27, 2012

  • Maggie Bailey

    Well, that's good news! When did that happen, was it recently? I hadn't heard. Lucky you, not much chance of me getting back together with my errant husband!

    October 26, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      We've always stayed in touch, and have been working on making things, err, work... better :-)

      October 27, 2012

    • Napak

      That first reply was me! xx ( Richard didn't log out when using my laptop :/)

      October 27, 2012

  • Maggie Bailey

    I have changed my RSVP, can't come after all, apologies. Shame, as it sounds like a great day out, but circumstances have conspired to prevent me, as so often happens! I am still suffering from this bug, and I have to take my car to the garage tomorrow for some repairs, which is likely to be pricey, eeek! I gather London Midland has now sold out of the £15 tickets as well, it has now gone up to £30, so when you factor in food, etc, it is not a cheap day out. Another time, sigh....Just being nosy, but are you and Napak back together again now Richard?

    October 26, 2012

  • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

    Napak and I are using the London Midland voucher for Euston 8:46 (platform 11) to Stafford 10:53 (5), then 11:10 (4) to Wolverhampton 11:27 (3). We will be helping on the Vegan Society's stand from 3pm-4pm, do say "Hi".

    1 · October 24, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      No problem, hope you get well soon.

      October 24, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      Looks like that Euston 8:46 (platform 11) splits into two trains, one heading to Crewe (via Stafford) and the other to Birmingham New Street (arriving 11:01 on platform 3A). Catching the Birmingham 11:05 (3B) to Wolverhampton 11:24 (1) shaves 3 minutes off the time.

      October 26, 2012

  • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

    Maggie, Meetup used to have a 'Maybe' button but, as with all things Meetup, they 'improved' the user experience by dropping it!

    October 13, 2012

    • Lesley Dove

      Yes I know you were very clear, so was Napak, and there was no clear reason for him to get confused.
      I have a white t shirt all ready for if he ever does get to London to do this. I want to talk to Helen and MJ about inviting him to do a photo shoot at a London Vegetarian Drinks which is always a Friday, since I've seen nothing happening about him coming to vegan drinks (and anyway I can't do Thursdays usually). I think both the drinks events attract a lot of ppl at Tibits so it should be worthwhile.

      October 16, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      I thought Richard was working with Robb to attend Vegan Drinks at Tibits.

      October 16, 2012

  • Maggie Bailey

    This sounds really good, I am tempted! Are you both definitely going, Richard and Napak? I might come if some people I know will be there, I also know someone else who is going. How are you travelling there, taking the train? I must look into this further, I won't RSVP just yet (If either of you are not taking the train, and are interested in car-sharing, let me know! I am happy to drive there in my car, if I could get some help with the fuel costs and with navigating!)

    1 · October 12, 2012

    • Maggie Bailey

      Thanks for the info Napak, I will check out the link.

      October 13, 2012

    • Richard Ⓥ Molyneux

      That link is also at the bottom of the description, under 'Great Escape', along with a bit more info. There appears to be no commitment to buy a ticket when you apply for the voucher, so no harm in trying to get one now.

      1 · October 13, 2012

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