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Derby Day Picnic

  • Jun 7, 2014 · 11:00 AM
  • Private House

Latest weather update : Rainy this morning but clearing up by 3pm for the Derby . We will be sitting on the mount next to Tattenham Corner station as our picnic base . I will be wearing a light blue bandana if you want to find us there .

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/epsom-surrey#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=[masked]

Meeting at Gavin's house 11am for Pimms and Lemonade , we take the short walk over to Epsom Racecourse for a picnic at 12-30 and to watch the 2014 Investec Derby . We might even get to see the Queen . 

Approach by car from the A240 , park in Headley Drive / Waterfield .

Bring a picnic . 

£2 meetup fee ( mostly to cover the Pimms & Lemonade )


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  • sally j.

    Thouroghly enjoyed gwjuss day good lauhg .

    June 8, 2014

  • Janet

    Great day - glad I decided to stay. Nice to meet everyone. See you again. x

    June 8, 2014

  • Richard c.

    A really good day out and credit must go to Gavin for not just organising, but more importantly sticking with it when it looked like it could be a complete wash out. The rain came whilst we were sipping pimms at Gavins House and then the sun came out for he rest of the day whilst we were on the hill. Thanks to those brave enough who came and made it such a fun day :-))

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • sally j.

      Bloody fab day just getting in ouch xxx ty gavs xxxx

      June 8, 2014

  • Janet M.

    pleased you all had such a good I was working but the sun did make me feel good.

    June 8, 2014

  • Duncan

    v enjoyable as always, thanks Gavin

    June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Gavin for arranging a great day at the races. Nice group as always!

    June 7, 2014

  • Gary F.

    Excellent!

    June 7, 2014

  • Peter H

    Very enjoyable

    June 7, 2014

  • grahame

    Hi Gavin, lovely day, and great company. Thank you for hosting and organising. Cheers Grahame

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • John

    Great day out, perfect weather and I even backed the winner! Thanks, Gavin.

    June 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shame about the people that missed a great day, well done Gavin

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • terry p.

    Great Day Gavin. And not a drop of rain on sun soaked Epsom Downs !

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • sally j.

    What sre the weather conditions like at the derby anyone!!!! Thanks x

    June 7, 2014

  • Gavin

    Latest weather update : Rainy this morning but clearing up by 3pm for the Derby . We will be sitting on the mount next to Tattenham Corner station as our picnic base . I will wear a light blue bandana if you want to find us there .

    June 7, 2014

    • Gary F.

      SOS! CAN YOUALL AND DIRECT? WER'E AT YOUR HOUSE. Thanks. G.

      June 7, 2014

  • CHRIS

    I will try and find you on the hill later - Chris

    June 7, 2014

  • John

    See you on the hill later, Gavin, if the rain eases up and I can find somewhere to park.

    June 7, 2014

  • Janet

    I will come for Pimms and then see if worth staying for picnic and Derby.

    June 7, 2014

  • sally j.

    Hi gav me and veronica will meet you later at the derby if the weather changes ...what a dampner eh gutted !!!

    June 7, 2014

  • Sally G.

    Sorry Gavin I'm not coming due to the weather. Such a shame as it would have been lovely now I will have to wait till next year. I hope those that brave the storm ... Have a good time.

    June 7, 2014

  • Saab

    So sorry Gavin. I'm not going, due to miserable weather. Grass will be soggy. Hopefully next time, also travelling a long way.

    June 7, 2014

  • May

    Hi Gavin poppet. I will possibly see you on the hill so pls don't worry about Pimms for me. Best May

    June 7, 2014

  • Teresa

    Hi Gavin, thank you. I am afraid I am going to be late, probably about 12. If you have already left I will look for you in the race course near your home. Teresa

    June 6, 2014

  • Marcia U.

    Sorry for the late notice Gavin, but I won't be able to make it tomorrow.
    Hope you all have fun.

    June 6, 2014

  • Duncan

    not a definite but will find you at usual Derby Day location if I get there

    June 6, 2014

  • Julia

    Hi Gavin, sorry cant make the derby day picnic now

    June 6, 2014

  • Fran R.

    Hello Gavin, Something unexpected has cropped up , so not able to make it tomorrow and very sorry about it.

    June 6, 2014

  • Marianne

    Hi Gavin sorry to be a wimp, but think that I will pull out due to the weather. Many thanks Marianne

    June 6, 2014

  • Jette R.

    Big apologies Gavin, hope to see you soon.

    June 6, 2014

  • Elaine

    planned on going but I wont if the weather is bad. hope forecast is completely wrong!

    June 6, 2014

  • Kerry p.

    I'm not sure if you received my email. I'll be working until around 12, so, traffic permitting, hope to join you for the picnic. But, I won't get there in time for Pimms! (It would normally take around 40 minutes to get to Epsom.) So I'll say 'no' as requested on the invite. Kerry

    June 6, 2014

  • keith

    heard about tomorrow's bad forecast for the derby
    so going to the oaks today instead (sunny + 25c !!)

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Norman

      so I am I Norman

      June 6, 2014

  • Pam

    Hi Gavin. Thank you so much for hosting this event. Real pity about the weather, shame we couldn't swap today's for tomorrow! Unfortunately I'm therefore going to back out. :-(

    June 6, 2014

  • Gavin

    Unfortunately the weather forecast for Epsom on Derby day is currently rain all day . If you are still going to come along bring a brolly and a plastic bag / ground sheet to sit on . Please alter your RSVP to 'no' if you are no longer coming so that I know how many bottles of Pimm's to get in .

    June 6, 2014

  • Rosemary

    Sorry Gavin, I am now not able to make it tomorrow. Have fun and hope the weather holds. Rosemary

    June 6, 2014

  • Chris C

    Hi Gavin, Sorry - I don't think a picnic will be feasible as most probably the ground will be too wet.

    June 5, 2014

  • Hansa

    I've been really looking forward to going on the Derby Day Picnic since I joined. Very unfortunately, I am no longer able to attend. I hope you all have a lovely day regardless what the weather might be. Enjoy.

    June 5, 2014

  • terry p.

    I think we have a chance with the weather,just hold on for latest possible weather forecast .

    June 5, 2014

    • sally j.

      Hey guys not wanting to put dampner on things but real bad storms forcadt thunder .lightening and a weather warning ohhhhh wish this weather was more predictable aye then i could be a weather woman lol.

      June 5, 2014

    • Debbie A

      I have been looking forward to this one since February as it looked like everyone had a lovely time last year. It looks like the weather could scupper this one for me as I do not fancy soggy sandwiches or a soggy bottom.

      1 · June 5, 2014

  • Kevin

    cannot make it now unfortunately, maths revision exams monday

    June 5, 2014

  • Norman

    There is a thunder storm forecast for Saturday afternoon so I may go tomorrow to see the Oaks and Ladies Day

    June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately the weather forecast doesn't look good for Saturday, so think I will decline as I don't really fancy a picnic in the rain... Hope to meet you all another time!

    June 4, 2014

  • keith

    went last year but spent most of the time away from the picnic "on the hill" watching the various events including
    all the racing action (+ the queen) on giant cctv screens

    June 1, 2014

    • Richard c.

      Well that’s one less sausage roll I will need to bring along. I respect you for being a lone wolf Keith as there is so much to enjoy at the Derby, but speaking personally I am quite happy to chat and share a laugh with many others that are happy to be “on the hill”

      June 1, 2014

  • Sue M.

    First outing with group - so do we need to buy ticket for the Derby Day? Please let me know - thanks

    May 28, 2014

    • Jane

      No ticket needed , we are going on the hill which is free

      May 30, 2014

  • Sue M.

    Please let me know if we need to buy ticket for the Derby Day?
    Thanks

    May 28, 2014

  • marie C.

    Hi Gavin , I am new to the group, do we need to purchase tickets? Thank you Marie

    May 27, 2014

  • Janet

    Will there be any parking availability on day please?

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Linda

    Do you want us to bring own glasses for Pimms?

    May 26, 2014

  • wayno

    if you can't find gavin's house, just follow the lorry tanker with 'pimms' written on the side i reckon

    2 · May 25, 2014

  • Marcia U.

    Hi,
    This is to be my first walk. I am looking forward to that. Is that possible to get there by public transport?
    Cheers

    May 19, 2014

    • Jane

      train to tattenham corner or train to epsom then lots buses

      May 19, 2014

    • Marcia U.

      Thanks Jane

      May 24, 2014

  • Denise

    Sorry I can no longer make this Gavin as travelling north for an important Birthday. Have fun!

    May 24, 2014

  • Lorraine

    Hi sorry I'm not able to attend as will now be travelling back from my holiday. Have a great walk and look forward to seeing you all soon.

    1 · May 23, 2014

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