Meet in Ypres belguim

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  1. Flyingscotsman2

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    Morning guys I asked the question about a meet in Ypres belguim. A few people showed an interest so I'll ask who would definitely be up for it.best being there for the Saturday as there's a market there every Saturday. If enough people go and if anybody is interested there are tours for the battle fields.(just an idea).i have a friend who owns a restaurant in the square so maybe if enough go that's the food sorted. Or u can just do your own thing just up to you.so if people are interested could u answer this post. Then as I say if we get enough people we can then sort out the dates. Cheers guys. :thumb:
     
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    What about the Christmas market time, we went last year, parked down a street just to the side of the menin gate, free , loads of spaces, easy walk into town, probably going again this year, starts about 10 dec:thumb:
     
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    What a good idea. We go next Thursday!
    Which is the restaurant?
     
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    Old tom it's called been using it for at least 12 yrs. meet one or two ww1 vets there yrs ago had a chat I came out white as a ghost. Some of the story's. So as I said I think it's a great place for history and just to remember. As Harry patch said ( war is stupid).
     
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    Am off to Ypres on Monday 12th May on start of the WW1 and WW2 battlefields in Belgium, Holland, and France, lasting about a month with joining in on the D day celebrations in France on June 6th, does anyone now the address or coordinate's for the camp site in the town of Ypres please, Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Don't know the campsite, but the aire type thing we use you head up to menin gate from square then you have to turn right just before it go round the gate in the one way then as you are the other side facing it turn left and you are there, sounds complicated but isn't, basically it's as you are coming towards the square don't go through the gate but turn left and there are loads of hard standings each side of the road alongside the canal
     
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    Here you go Garry. Coords in the title box.

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    The campsite in Ypres is called camping jeugdstadion bolwerkstraat 1 Ypres.it open 24 hrs with a self booking in machine it's a great wee site.
     
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    Subject to Date put us down for the meet please.
    Mel & Lieve
     
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    I have just spent a very pleasent few days there in my boat. We are now moored in Niuewpoort and will be setting of for Brugges in a day or so.

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    Meet in ypres

    .......:Eeek:
     
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    We've often stayed on Leopold 111 Laan, and if the camp site is full, the leisure centre will let you overnight in their coach park.........if you ask nicely of course. There are wooden pillars which blocks the road up near the leisure centre, so best to go in via Chaser's directions.

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    I forgot to add..........

    Shuggy, it would depend upon dates and times for us, before committing to anything.

    Cheers,

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    just putting feelers oot jock never done a meet before so just wanting to know who would be interested first. Then maybe dates to follow.
     
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    I'd love to go but it's unlikely that the dates will suit but I'll keep an eye out just in case.

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    Flatpackchicken, thats a pity, we leave on Monday.
    The useful part of the site is that it has different sections. There is an aire type part and a touring part with bigger pitches. We usually stay on the aire but this time we're going with SIL so need a bit more space and have booked a tourist pitch.
    We've also stayed on the road as Chaser suggests and it's very quiet but of course with no facilities.
     
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    Flyingscotsman2, thanks for Old Tom. We often just choose a bar at random so personal recommendation is useful.
    A bar we have used on several occasions is just inside the walls at the Ramparts cemetery. It's an easy walk from the campsite but I can't remember its name. It's quite small but full of locals and friendly. If you ask for a token behind the bar you can get access to a small but well kept museum round the back. A worthwhile visit.
     
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    yes mate I have been in that one as well as I said I find it a really good place to vist I feel proud to be British wen I go there and very humbled all the soldiers who died in that area makes me very proud of them.
     
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    Thanks for the info, may see you around somewhere out there as going for a month and touring Belgium/Holland/France and D Day landing sites for the 6th June, and home about the 15th June area Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Flatpackchicken, I'm afraid ours is a flying visit this time. SIL only has a long weekend so were doing the budget 5 day crossing on the tunnel.
    We plan to go again towards the end of August and into September when we'll turn right at Calais and go towards Normandy and the N French coast.
    Bryn
     
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