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Bunky's 10 Year Anniversary Weekend away

Weekend 24th September 2004.....

This fine old stone chapel was built in 1817 and is set in the heart of `The Clusters' conservation area of the Derwent Valley mill town of Belper. It is about 10 miles from Matlock Bath and Ashbourne, and on the doorstep of the Peak District Park. Carefully transformed into a spacious split-level residence, and can accommodate a large party seeking a well-equipped, comfortable holiday base. There's a huge 40ft galleried and beamed lounge. Pubs, bistros and heritage trails at the door, with riverside walks 400 yards. American Adventure, Alton Towers, Chatsworth all under 30 minutes, with climbing, caving and gliding under 20 miles and water sports at Carsington Water 6 miles. The ground floor areas suit partially disabled guests like Jon. Shops, pubs, restaurants 200 yards.


Large first floor lounge with dining area, sauna suite off lounge (1 meter), ground floor lounge/children's play space, kitchen, dining gallery over lounge, bathroom with toilet, basin & separate shower, shower room with toilet & basin, 4 bedrooms - 1 twin, 1 with 3 singles, each having en-suite access to shared bathroom, 1 twin with basin, 1 double with shared en-suite shower room access, double sofa bed in curtained bay off ground floor lounge. Shower room with toilet & basin, gallery shared en-suite bathroom with toilet & basin & shower tap, utility/drying room, First floor & gallery

bedrooms: 1 with 3 singles, 1 compact double with basin, 1 double with basin, 1 double with extra single & basin.

Services: Large woodstove. GFCH. Elec on 1 meters. Logs (Nov-Easter), GFCH & all bed linen (duvets) inc. Parking for 4 cars 100 yards. Widescreen digital TV & video with Sky Digital 'Family Pack' Card. Stereo/CD. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. M/wave. Payphone. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Picnic tables. 2 BBQs.


This was the venue for Bunky Chollox 10 Year Anniversary away.......

It was a good thing no one paid too much attention to the photo's when booking or the description for that matter as the two photo's were nothing like the old chapple we stayed in which was actually located in Milford, more scary is that no one spotted the differences until we got back.  As someone said when we got back 'Are we sure we were in the right house? There was no garage to the right of the house, and they are not the stairs in the house I was in'  We will never know!  For those that didn't have the pleasure it looked more like where you collect the keys from, click here for where we really stayed, anyway...........

Bunky's players past and present (17 in all) turned up for a weekend of merriment and I think much fun was had by all.  Jon flew back from Dubai, Hiro from New York and others made the trek from all over the UK.  Well over half attending the Friday night with the rest Saturday morning.  Beers at the house were followed by more beers at a local pub catching up on old times.  Saturday Bunky's All Stars turned out for a 2 hour football knockabout.  After the BBQ was fired up, the beer bottles opened followed by the awards ceremony.  That completed back to the pub.  Beer, making sure 'Bunky's boys' was top of all the arcade scores and a pool tournament followed.  The pub had to close at some point and it was back for Match of the Day, chip butties, poker and Jenga.  Sunday morning a quiet affair as people crept away, people tidied the house and everyone left until next time.

Contributions follow..........

Russell Forbes said ........'
Thanks to the following: 

Gaz: Bacon, Sausages & Mushrooms
Jon: Bacon, Beans, Toast & Fried Bread
Sean: Bacon, Sausages & Eggs
Rich: French bread
Ian: BBQ Burgers & Bacon
Russ: Toast & all the shopping

Plus the domestics of:
Jus & Rolfe for their efforts at the sink.
Hiro for his Dyson skills (And of course for the Cigs & Chocs etc!!)

Richy A for Friday night entertainment...
Rich M for his compare skills
Rob for the After shocks and slush puppies
Daz...for making sure pictures of t*ts were never far away...
Julian & Justin & Jon for knowing so much about Bananas
Matty for his ability to excel in made up versions of Jenga
Ben for the T-shirts & Sponsorship deal.
Jon for finding the place in the first instance.
Gaz for sorting out the Sports Hall
Russ for noticing that an unlit gas ring was left on just as we were all leaving
Jon for raking up Russ's spoof phone call recording...AGAIN!!!

...All in all we should be proud of ourselves for descending upon a small village on-mass, having an amazing p*ss up and leaving it tidier than when we arrived...'  

Mark Rolfe said..................

'I know that a lot of the organisation and work was done by a handful of individuals and I think that they deserve high praise for their efforts.  A appropriate time to use a well known phrase totally related to football of course !

"Never in the history of 6 a side footie have so many owed so much to so few "'

Rob Herkes said...........

'Great weekend.  I haven't woken up that early on Saturday and Sunday for years!!!!  and I learned about banana facts!!!!'

Julian Hancock said........

I endorse the vote of thanks to the organisers  - having just organised a stag night I know how much work these things are - and unlike me you actually did a good job of it!

Matty Rogers said........

'Just want to say thanks to everyone for the weekend.  I had a really enjoyable time.  Compliments to the Chefs for Breakfast and indeed Ian for that amazing BBQ!!!!
PS It was quite clear that the Gold
's were indeed the best team on Saturday!'

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Some Photos......

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