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Russel The Railway mans Railway Tour and Count Danté’s Ball.
03 Feb 2007

Russel The Railway mans Railway Tour and Count Danté’s Ball. 17th March 2007.

Venues: Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park Station and Hare and Hound Pub Brighton.

Evening theme – martial Arts clothing or failing that 70’s and 60’s clothing.

All Day ticket - £12 Evening only £5

Our next Sproutlore event mixes histories and Rankin fictions. Please don’t ask why.

Russel The Railwaymans Railway Tour

We will be meeting at Sheffield Park railway station in the middle of darkest Sussex to spend the afternoon with Russell Hubner – star of Apocolypso – who will show us around the historic Bluebell Railway where he actually works. We shall also journey on the train – with a special guest on the footplate, tooting the tooter as one might say and Drink in the pub.

The meeting point is Sheffield Park station; there is ample car parking. We will gather from about 12 at the Bessemer Arms pub which is open from 9am, This pub is a real ale bar and has been known to have special one off brews, We will officially start at about 12.30.

Sheffield Park Station is situated on the A275 East Grinstead - Lewes main road, about two miles north of its junction with the A272. The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park is well signposted with brown tourist direction signs from the A22 and A23 trunk roads.

For maps further details and a bit of info see www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/

Now, for those of you without cars, the nearest mainline railway station is Haywards Heath on the London – Brighton line. Haywards Heath has services from London Victoria, from Bedford thru Kings Cross Thameslink and London Bridge, from Watford Junction, from Brighton, from Eastbourne, one of which begins at Hastings, and from Southampton Central or Littlehampton thru Hove and Worthing.

People travelling from say for instance Derby can get an 8am train and still get there, so check times. From Hayward’s Heath its about 4 mile to Sheffield park, we will have a special – taxi share/ lift – section on the forum to help combine journeys to and from, also Station cabs is 01444 410410. We finish at 5pm and depart the Bessemer for Brighton.

Count Dantes Ball.

We will be having a special celebration of Count Danté at the Hare and hounds pub at Preston Circus, 75 London Road, BN1 4JF. Starting upstairs at 8pm.

Floyd Web who is quite possibly the worlds foremost expert on Count Danté will be joining us for the whole day. He is making a movie about the Count and wants to feature Robert and the club – and how Dimac has transcended into cult fiction. So you’ll be on film.

At the moment we are hoping to have a live band, a number of talks about Count Dante, some martial demonstrations and the usual Sproutlore raffles and what not, followed by just drinking into the night.

The Hare and hounds is about 700 yards from Brighton Station. Hopefully people will get some food in between times. www.thehareandhounds.co.uk

The theme is martial arts – so get the gear out!

If you wish to purchase a ticket we have set up the facility online, at our Sproutshop,

Send cheques made payable to JAMES BACON to 55 Cromwell Rd., Croydon, CR0 2JZ, UK.

As usual we don’t accept any blame if it all goes wrong, there are limited amount of places, so please don’t expect to just get in if you turn up unannounced. Contact us if you have any queries. We have the 1st of March as a cut off date – unless you email us: info@sproutlore.com or call me on 07913 574618.


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