Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Weekend Out to Partizan

 
Partizan Main Hall
This past weekend we had a wonderful time travelling up to Newark to see the sights and take in Partizan.


Sidney Roundwood acted as our chauffeur, whisking us from Roundwood Towers up to Newark - a drive in which I would have been highly stressed if I had to undertake myself, so thank you again Sidney for taking that on.

The British Civil Wars
We visited the newish National English Civil War museum located in the centre of Newark. I was initially struck by how relatively small it was, but this was aswaged by the quality of the exhibits. I particularly liked the special exhibit on 15/16th century medicine, especially the books and wheelchair of Sir Thomas Fairfax and the plague doctor's creepy regalia. 
Campaign Boots of Sir Thomas Fairfax
 
Sir Thomas' Wheelchair that he used later in life                
Curt the Plague Doctor
We stayed at a wonderful B&B called 'The Lions' and had excellent fair at both the 'Prince Rupert' pub and 'The Rushton'. All highly recommended.

On Sunday, after a leisurely English breakfast we meandered our way to the George Stephenson Hall which hosted the Partizan show. I really have nothing to compare it with but I thought it was a wonderful event - well attended, efficiently run and with many tempting things to see and buy.
The Bloggers' Meet-Up at Partizan
There was a bloggers meet-up in the early afternoon arranged by Pete (Panzer Kaput) - thanks Pete! I had the pleasure to meet up with a few old salts from the Painting Challenge and make some new acquaintances as well. I great occasion and a fine bunch of people.
Ian showing us his amazing 6mm Greeks

6mm Madness  
 After Partizan a few of us retired to 'The Prince Rupert' for a few drinks and excellent fair to match the company.
The Post-Partizan Pub Visit (Tamsin serving as Photographer)
Below is the results of my somewhat modest shopping from Partizan, including a few lovely pieces of 'Curtgeld'.
Some Partizan Loot to Ship Home  
Kara, Indy and 'The Obliterator'      
Lovely OtterHounds from Dave (which look very similar to our 'Oscar')
 
Great momentoes from a wonderful weekend in Newark!


42 comments:

  1. Great to see you, hopefully we will meet again. Enjoy the rest of your holiday

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    1. It was great to see you as well Martin! Best of luck with your classes!

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  2. An excellent start to your latest adventures.!

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    1. Thanks Dave and I hope you and the missus have a great trip as well!

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  3. Lovely to see you again and to meet Snowlady Sarah :D

    Tasha? I think you mean Kara :)

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    1. Yes, it was wonderful to get in a visit - Sarah was delighted to meet you as well.

      (Kara? Oh, yes. Corrected!)

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  4. This sounds to have been a good show. Sadly I wasn't able to make it - and it's only a 30 minute drive - but hopefully I'll be there in August.

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    1. I found it to be a very nice event and I think many Old Salts thought so as well.

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  5. Good to see you again and a pleasant surprise, though not as surprising as your memory! šŸ™‚

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    1. I was great to have remembered you Gary! Here's to next time!

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  6. Glad you had a good trip and I'm sure one day our paths will cross.

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    1. I certainly hope so Michael - you were missed!

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  7. Wow, a veritable WBQ reunion!
    ; )
    Dammit all, but I wish I could have been there! What a splendid thing it would have been to meet you all at last! Oh well, there's always next year, or the year after, or whenever...

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    1. It will happen Ev - On one continent or another!

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  8. Next holiday you have to come down to Oz... for BBQ and beers and Chateau GIMP!

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    1. Now, that is very tempting...

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    2. Chateau GIMP indeed! See what happens when you live on an island? You start developing a pretentious attitude.

      That aside, the door is always open and the fridge well stocked!

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    3. I imagine that we will take you up on that offer sooner or later - from both you and Paul! :)

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  9. Great to see you and the good lady once again, enjoy the rest of your holiday

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    1. It was wonderful to chat with you as well Loki! You're looking as fit as a fiddle and your painting skills continue to impress.

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  10. Great to see your having such a good time, enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Sander! I have those wonderful AHPC key-fobs to give out while I'm here.

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  11. Great to see you had a very nice time there, and some very interesting pieces of bounty, too!

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    1. Thanks Juan! We'll be in Malaga in a few weeks so perhaps our paths will cross.

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    2. Perhaps, my friend! Are you going to Granada too?

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    3. Yes, we will be in Granada as wel! Just let me know if a time works for you. We'll be in the region from the 11th to the 17th.

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  12. Sounds like a perfect start for your trip!

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    1. It's a grand beginning to be sure! Thanks Stefan.

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  13. It looks to me as if your latest trip to g'old europe is off to a great start Sir!

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    1. Cheers Nick! Yes, nothing like military museum and a wargaming show to get things off on the right foot. :)

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  14. Words cannot express the level of envy I am experiencing sir. :-)

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    1. It would have been AMAZING to share a pub table with you, Dave and the other Challenge grognards.

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  15. Looks like a grand day out. Wish I could have made it.

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    1. I would have been great to see you again Ray. Hopefully next time out.

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  16. Great stuff dude. I'm surprised you didn't buy more stuff!

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  17. Its was my pleasure to organise the meet and very nice meeting you it was a wonderful show

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    1. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for making the effort to arrange the meet-up!

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  18. How awesome. Having a great time by the looks. cheers

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    1. Thanks Kiwi, it was a wonderful time. Now to arrange something for the Southern Hemisphere.

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