The Stalking Directory on tour - Quex Museum, Kent, May 2008

Rob Mac

Well-Known Member
#1
The Stalking Directory goes to The Quex Museum, Birchington, Kent. Saturday 17th/Sunday 18th May 2008.
www.quexmuseum.org

Many of you will know that a regular contributor to this site, Sikamalc (aka Malcolm), is also curator of the Quex Museum in Kent. Famed for it’s collection of animals, weapons and antiquities, collected from all over the world by Major Powell-Cotton.

With Malcolm’s kind permission and help, I’m organising a visit to the museum on Sunday 18th May 2008, and throwing open the invitation to everyone on this site, so that we can put a few faces to names…It’s only about a fiver to get in, so it’s great value for money. www.quexmuseum.org

Why not get down the day before? If you can make it down to Birchington on the Saturday evening for a few drinks, a meal and a few tall stories (bigger as each pint goes by), it would be great to see you. I’ve included some details of local accommodation and I’ll organise it so that we can all have dinner at one venue – if that’s what everyone wants to do.


The Crown Inn (Cherry Brandy House)
Sarre, Kent, CT7 0LF.
www.crownbirchington.co.uk

Phone 01843 847808. Fax 01843 847914. You can go on line and book through their website.

Kings Head Inn
Canterbury Road, Sarre, Kent.
Phone 01843 847799. Fax 01843 845677
Email enquiries@kingshead.co.uk


I’ll post more details once we get closer to the event.

Cheers,

Rob

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Rob Mac

Well-Known Member
#3
I've just booked myself and family into the The Crown Inn. They sound like a good bunch of people.

Just 'Google Earthed' Quex and realised how close the seaside is. Going to bring a bucket and spade for the children too. Living is Gloucestershire, I don't get to see the sea that often (must get out more)!

Cheers,

Rob
 

JAYB

Administrator
Site Staff
#4
I wish I was not so far away I would love to go for the weekend. The museum is well worth a visit, I have been there a few times and I am sure you will enjoy it.

Look out for the exhibit where the lion is arranging it's lunch!

John
 

sikamalc

Administrator
Site Staff
#6
I might add guys that I am arranging a special tour around the stores, probably in two groups. There are 5,600 big and small game trophies behind the scenes, plus an extensive Firearm and cutting weapon collection. There will be no charge for the tour.

You may also be interested to know that by the time Major Powell Cotton finished his collecting life, he had 50 new subspecies named after him, of which about 23 still apply.

Hope many of you can make it, especially as the social evening before could be good fun :D

cheers

Sikamalc
 

sikamalc

Administrator
Site Staff
#8
Hi Boghossian, well it opens at 11am, so unless Rob has other plans, for those visiting on the Sunday we will meet at 11am in the main car park of the museum on Quex Estate.
 

Beowulf

Well-Known Member
#9
I've booked in to the Crown Inn too! Plenty of rooms still available! Stone get booked in mate. Just don't ask for an adjoining room to mine! :eek: :???: :lol:
 

Rob Mac

Well-Known Member
#10
Evening

A stalking friend from Kent, Steve, who doesn't post on the site, but was stalking with me yesterday, will be coming along for the Sunday. He knew all about the museum, but hasn't visited yet.

Steve has been out with me at least three times now, driving up all the way from Kent to Gloucestershire to knock over my fallow and roe. He's been so unlucky, up until yesterday, that we had to crack open the bubbles in celebration when we got back last night! We had the best weather and a wonderful day - 4 deer and two foxes.

Cheers,

Rob
 

stone

Well-Known Member
#12
i'm in booked in at the crown
nice to meet you all then and some before
congrats to you rob it is always nice when some one you invite gets their first deer on your ground your sigh of relief is almost as big as their grin
 

sikamalc

Administrator
Site Staff
#13
I hope some of the other crew, dare I say "Clique" :lol: :lol: will be down............ which is everyone off the site at present as far as I am concerned. :D

Spoke with the Old Fallow Stalker last night, and he hopes to make it as well, depending on what he is up to.

Could be quite a night on Saturday, with a few pints flying about :D

For those that want to come on the Saturday afternoon I could arrange some clay shooting at the local club called Greenfields about 6 miles from the pub ? Let me know if anyone is interested.
 

Fester

Well-Known Member
#14
Hi Sikamalc :D
Im gonna try & get down as well mate just need to sort the date out with the other half to make sure no plans have been made for that week end as she will probably come down as well.
Or go down :eek: :D :D
 

Beowulf

Well-Known Member
#16
Yes I think you are right Wadas. I'm hoping that Parastalker can meet up with us mid way and we can all travel down in 'Tut sharrabag'! :lol:
 

alled12

Well-Known Member
#18
Will be there on Saturday booked in to the crown inn. Look forward to meeting you all. What time are you thinking of organising the clay pigeon shooting?
 

stone

Well-Known Member
#20
hi alled
it will be so good to meet all these members at the museum trip, don't think we hav had the priviliged as yet
so hi and hope you are well
not sure about the clay shooting though, it's hard enough to get mr B to shoot at a still target, maybe he could let them land first :evil:
 

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