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Offline Vernon

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Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:07:23 PM »
Hello to you all i’ve Been a Follyfoot fan for many years and was wondering if there are any plans for a 50th anniversary near Harewood in a few years. Regards vernon

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 06:17:35 PM »
Hi Vernon, welcome to the forum  >41<

The 50th anniversary meet has been mentioned on here but it doesn't seem to have the interest that the 40th had  :( I missed the 40th and am still kicking myself.

I can't see Gillian and Steve being there either this time. Maybe closer to the date something may be organised.  :)
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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 06:50:43 PM »
Thanks Tony for reply let’s hope so. One other question are the general public allowed to walk down around the farm location. Cheers

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 07:38:49 PM »
There's a public footpath that runs near the farm and past the large pond. It then passes the wood where Steve got his foot trapped in a poachers trap, the small pond is just in the wood, this is where Dora opened her heart to Steve in the episode 'treasure hunt'.

The farm has been modernised into a large house and some of the barns have been knocked down. This is private property and there is a wall surrounding it. The footpath does take you past the house and within viewing distance but I wouldn't suggest getting any closer.

I have stood next to the large pond which is nice and I've been next to the small pond, that brought back some memories.  >95<

There's endless pictures and information on the forum and website. Well worth a look, enjoy  >41<
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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 07:53:38 PM »
Thanks I will do, look forward to it

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 10:28:54 PM »
Welcome to the forum Vernon in beautiful Cornwall!  It's great to hear from you.   >33<

Tony's absolutely correct - visit the website and find out all the info about Hollin Hall.  Look for Hollinhare's mammoth FF walk.  It starts at the village hall where Dora met Chip at the disco and it takes you down to the lakes and further if you like walking (about 6-7 miles for the whole walk). 

Best to do it in the summer when the ground isn't too wet.   8)

 


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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 03:20:31 PM »
Thank you for your welcome and Follyfoot knowledge I was 15 years of age when the series ended but it seems like yesterday. I do have a copy of Jane Royston’s book, very interesting. Hope to visit next summer, take that walk-in and then have a pint in the Harewood arms cheers  vernon >73<

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 07:32:09 PM »
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Welcome, Vernon!
Long live Follyfoot!

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 11:32:34 PM »
Thank you very much

Offline Vernon

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 10:41:35 AM »
Just been going through photos and videos and the wooded area with the small lake looks beautiful, time to start planning my visit next summer.

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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2018, 11:43:42 AM »
.... time to start planning my visit next summer.

Good to hear Vernon  >41<

You won't regret it. Take plenty of photos to keep your memories forever.
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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2018, 09:41:23 PM »
Great news Vernon!   >41<  Although a lot has now gone, you'll absolutely love the lakes and feel the atmosphere... and tread in our heroes footsteps of course.   >21<


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Re: Hello from vernon in Cornwall
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2018, 09:38:47 PM »
Can’t wait