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Sloggers & Betters (Manchester), Saturday 8th September 2012 …..

Posted by Admin on August 5th, 2012


….. and Dean Meyer’s 50th birthday bash. Dean has sent the following information about these two events which I post verbatim: 

“Actually this is what you might call Sloggers & Betters Plus, as it coincides with the 50th birthday celebrations of Anax/Loroso/Elkamere and will consist of two events.

Basic details

The daytime venue, from 12 noon, is the Stamford Arms in Bowdon, near Altrincham in Cheshire. It was recently discovered that this pub is no longer serving food; however there is a Chef & Brewer pub (The Griffin) right next door. It has been decided to keep the Stamford Arms as the main ‘gathering’ venue – it’s an independent pub, run by nice people, which has suffered somewhat with the chain (probably subsidised) nature of its neighbour, so it would be nice to support them.

In the evening, from around 7pm, Anax’s 50th birthday celebration will be in the form of his band playing at the nearby – about 50 yards away – Cinnamon Club. The band performance, of classic soul, funk and disco material, will last around 90 minutes and will be followed by a disco for those who want to dance the night away. It is appreciated that some will need to travel home after the S&B event, but the hope is that many/most will make a night of it at the Cinnamon Club, not least because it has cost a fair old wedge to hire the place! 

Most people on Anax’s email list have been contacted (at the time of writing there are around 40 confirmed or very likely attendees) but all crossword fans are invited. There is an urgent need, however, to get a fairly accurate idea of numbers, for two reasons – The Griffin won’t be able to cope with a huge number of diners suddenly turning up, and the Cinnamon Club can accommodate a maximum of 110 in the upstairs room which has been booked. So please contact Anax directly at [email protected] – and for more information about the event and its venues please visit his blog at

Hope you can be there!”

6 Responses to “Sloggers & Betters (Manchester), Saturday 8th September 2012 …..”

  1. Lancastrian Bluenose says:

    Sorry can’t get there that day.Hope everyone has a good time.

  2. Quixote etc says:

    I wish everyone well, especially the birthday boy. Like Araucaria, I shall be on the Ride & Stride raising money for the preservation of church buildings — an enjoyable annual commitment

  3. BertandJoyce says:

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow Anax. We’ll hopefully be on a train/bus to Sorrento but will raise a glass to you when we arrive!

  4. nmsindy says:

    Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get there either but best wishes to Anax – I’m sure a good time will be had by all.

  5. John H says:

    What I hope is a suitable puzzle for the occasion will appear on Big Dave’s site at midday…

  6. Tramp says:

    Much to my disappointment, I won’t be able to make the Derby do; I was reminded on Sunday that I’d agreed to mind my youngest daughter whilst my wife takes my eldest daughter to see The Sound of Music.

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