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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 09:17:54 PM »
really looking forward to reading the account and seeing pics- loved the ones posted so far. can visualise Dora sitting on that staircase and Steve at the bottom. gorgeous red carpet too- mixing with the nobs eh? to slightly misquote Mr. Ross
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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2010, 09:44:40 PM »
Our Follymeet was really lovely.  It was so exciting (and slightly scarey) meeting everybody, but we all chatted away like old friends and had a really good laugh too!   ;D

Seeing Stockeld Park was such a highlight.  Jane and I sat where Dora sat on the stairs.  The staircase is magnificent, just as it looks on the dvd, but it seemed smaller to me.  Oh yes, I also stood where Steve stood at the bottom of the stairs.   :D  ::)   

The amazing stables have tiled floors and central heating  :o - I have a feeling that the horses were better looked after than the servants years ago!   ::)  ;D 


I'll post some pics when I've sorted them all.   ;)  Colin and I took a fair few between us!!!!!   ::)


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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 10:24:39 PM »
I have to admit, it was a very good day, the weather was good, the company was happy and the food was tasty.

Michael (Christine's husband and Jane's computer assistant)

Hi Michael - nice to see you here.   >11<


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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2010, 10:25:44 PM »
In the original scenes Loopy, the walls were coloured white etc bt at Stockeld now, everything in the Oval stairwell room was painted a yellowy colour and the carpet was a bright red.

Yes -I saw you and Jane sat down together on the stairs !  ::)    :D By then we were all in the other room  :D

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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2010, 10:31:19 PM »


Oh yes, the other rooms - they were great too weren't they?  Stockeld is a house that you can really imagine yourself living in - not as grand and ornate as some properties.  Being shown around by the owner was a bonus too. Not only did we get to see the stables but she let us see the kitchen too, which other visitors are not allowed to see.   ::)    :)


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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2010, 11:28:03 PM »
A couple of pics to start with that you'll recognise


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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2010, 01:34:28 AM »
Thats right Loopy-we were very lucky-and also you were jammy in persuading Susie Grant to let us into the stables bt if you remember, when she tried to unlock the doors- they wodn't open at first!  :o :(  Bt thankfully they did  ;D

All these lovely photos bt none of us are on them as yet-cud this be a Follyfoot Forum conspiracy theory in the making? That is -it never actually happened-and the photos are faked/copied somehow to give the impression we went? (but didn't)  :o  ;)  :D  ;D  ;D

Yes, it did happen-we all went  :)   ;)

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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 02:44:53 AM »
Yes we want pictures, we want pictures!!  >5<
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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2010, 06:45:19 AM »
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All these lovely photos bt none of us are on them as yet-cud this be a Follyfoot Forum conspiracy theory in the making? That is -it never actually happened-and the photos are faked/copied somehow to give the impression we went? (but didn't)

Here we go then, the proof that we were actually there  ;D   Some more of Pete's photos

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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2010, 06:51:58 AM »
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Oh yes, I also stood where Steve stood at the bottom of the stairs.

We had to prise her away from the bannister as she wouldn't let go  ;D  ;D

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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2010, 07:48:28 AM »
A couple more where we were waiting to go in for our tour of Stockeld

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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 09:30:16 AM »
Ha ha ! well done Jane

I am the youngish :) good-lookin man  :D ::) next to Loopy! lol   I had got even less hair than Nick -so my white cap disguise was in order! I was intending also to wear dark shades too! I am the tallish (6ft 2") skinny one  :D

I got on very well with Loopy-in fact if she had brought along a black, Steve Hodson wig+ a black leather jacket, I wod hav worn them just for her all day long :D  ;)

Good photo of Rob in the foreground!

When we all went for the group photo shoot by the gate, I stood next to Loopy (Linda) and she smiled and said 'wer'e little and large'  :o :D I had to slouch a bit next to her  ::)

Yes, my account with the pictures is with Louise now! There is a bit in there abt something really interesting bt best we keep it a 'surprise' until it appears on her Tribute site. Something to do with the 'Lightning Tree'  ::)


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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 09:47:54 AM »
Have just had the briefest look at this thread before dinner, and wow - half your luck folks! Beautiful weather, that staircase and you all look like you're having a ball! Envious....um.... just totally green;D ;D
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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2010, 11:33:59 AM »
Beautiful weather, that staircase and you all look like you're having a ball! Envious....um.... just totally green;D ;D
Me too me too!  >21<  :D
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Re: 25th August 2010 Follyfoot farm meet up!
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2010, 12:27:00 PM »
 :)