Friday, 15 August 2008

RWB here we come!

We're off in just over an hour's time for our journey to Denby. It will probably take around three and a half hours, traffic permitting, but last year I remember we were held up on the M1 just before our turnoff because of the usual Friday afternoon congestion, so that delay will have to be factored in.

We have a stop for a packed lunch just about half way and will probably check-in at our pub before making our way to the Festival site.

It's a lovely morning here in Cumbria which bodes well for the trip down and the forecast I saw last night for Derby shows sunny weather all day today so that should help the campers setting up their tents this evening.

The much publicised Labour Party demo against the RWB does seem to have spurred our people to pull out all the stops to make every effort to attend. There were calls all day yesterday from people renewing their membership to ensure access to the event and Tina has quite a substantial list of "Last Minute Renewals" to verify the late-comers if they have any problems when they come to buy their tickets.

Sadly these demonstrators won't be having their RAP concert in Derby on Saturday because it has been cancelled - presumably because of lack of interest.

The propaganda war against Russia has been stepped up in the media and I just hope that the British people aren't duped by the "poor little Georgia" stories that you can find on every TV news channel.

Workington Reds are at home to Steve Bull's Stafford Rangers tomorrow. I'm disappointed to be missing it but I'm hoping that Simon Darby will allow me to keep updated with the score on the club's live website scoreboard via his internet friendly telephone.


Peter said...

Have a safe journey down Martin, thanks for your posts. I hope we get regular updates over the weekend. Would have loved to have been there but have work commitments.

The cancellation of the Labour Party Rap concert has cheered me up no end. :)

alanorei said...

Have a good RWB, Martin

The Unite Against Freedom crowd may disappoint you again but if they do manage to make a show of it (maybe with some Derbyshire cops in plainclothes to fill out the demo. ranks), remember this, from the Korean War:

"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time" - Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller USMC (when surrounded by 8 enemy divisions)