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Stratford Races Blipmeet 23 July

Loosecanon knows a great place to take a camera to get some horse racing shots in Stratford.  How about coming to join us on 23 July?  More info from Loosecanon will be forthcoming!  We had a great day last year even though I forgot my camera!

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After much arm twisting, I am organising another Stratford Races Blipmeet on 23rd July

Please note - this does not involve buying a ticket to enter the racecourse and battle with the crowds. This is much better. Firstly it's free. Secondly you get a chance to get really close to several of the fences with some excellent vantage points. There is also a nearby tearoom where we can retreat to between races.

This event is Ladies Day so if if there are any Blipping ladies, feel free to bring a hat (although this is optional!)

We park here and the edge of the racecourse is a couple of hundred yards up the Greenway cycle path. (Do NOT follow signs to Stratford Races otherwise you will have to pay, won't get such a good view and most importantly you will miss the Blipmeet social event)

The first race is at 2.10 so I suggest meeting in the car park at 1.30pm. Races run regularly through the afternoon and finish about 5pm.

Previous Stratford Races Blipmeets here


https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2198866705755670726
https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4224388
https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/4140628


Peter (LooseCanon)

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Really looking forward to this!  Thanks to Loosecanon for sorting it out for us!  Looks like there will be at least 8 of us so far!  Sorry that Tedwin can't come!  Maybe next year...

 

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>> Looks like there will be at least 8 of us so far!  

Blimey - I said we wouldn't have to battle with the crowds

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Hopefully I will be able to come and meet some of you there. I will be at Bidford but don't know if anything else has been organised for us on that day. I do know that there is a christening being arranged. More later. 

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Sounds good, will mention to hubby and we'll see if we can come along too. What lenses are best to bring?

Thanks for organising it!

 

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Looking good!  Helen, with regard to lenses, I'm not the one to answer really as I forgot my camera last year but managed a good shot of a jockey falling off his horse with my phone!  We got very close to the action last year but also wandered around a bit and got some more distant shots.  Hopefully Loosecanon will be more useful than me!  But be prepared to be up close!

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Unfortunately a reunion has been organised in another place at the same time so, drat it I will not be able to come. I was looking forward to meeting those who would be there. Hope you all have a great day Regards to all frezabird (Geoff Edwards)

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Hoping to see a good number of Blippers on Sunday. We thought we might have a bring and share picnic so if you feel like bringing something easy to eat with you that would be fun! No compulsion! Scones jam and cream are coming! We are hoping to be in the car park by 1pm.

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MEET AT RAILWAY CARRIAGE CAFE A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YARDS UP THE GREENWAY AROUND 1PM. Call me if you can't find us! 07896306010

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