It is envisaged that the morning will be an informal session. Tables will be available for members to demonstrate items or perhaps sell things, but this is not a rally with traders. It is also planned to have some test equipment available for setting up members projects. During the afternoon, there will be a lecture programme for about three hours. If you would like to volunteer to give a talk, please let us know. The organisers are Shaun G8VPG and Ian G8XZD.
More information will be posted here as our plans are developed; comments and suggestions will be welcome.
73 Shaun G8VPG.
The Bristol Mini-Convention will be held at the premises of the North Bristol ARC, SHE7 Building, Braemar Crescent, Filton, Bristol BS7 0TD. This is on the Northern outskirts of Bristol and does not require you to drive anywhere near the city centre.
From the Midlands & the North;
Take the M5 South, pass through the M4 interchange heading M5 South and take the next exit Junction 16. Head South on the A38 for Bristol and follow the maps shown.
From South Wales;
Take the M4 East. At the M4/M5 interchange, take the M5 South. Take the next exit Junction 16 and head South on the A38 for Bristol and follow the maps shown.
From London & the East;
Take the M4 West. Exit at Junction 19 onto the M32. Keep in the lefthand lane and exit at Junction 1. Follow the A4174 West and follows the maps shown.
From the West Country;
Take the M5 North. Exit at Junction 17 for the Mall and the Concorde Museum. Passing the Concorde Museum on the right, continue ahead to the traffic light controlled junction with the A38. Turn right for A38 Bristol and follow the maps shown.
There is a free car park off the A38, just around the corner from the venue. Maximum stay is 12 hours. Braemar Avenue & Braemar Crescent are residential roads with no parking controls.
WHY NOT MAKE IT A FAMILY DAY OUT?
Whilst you enjoy the CAT, the rest of the family can visit the nearby attractions;
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is a huge regional shopping centre. Fully enclosed, John Lewis, M&S and loads of other shops, restaurants, 7000 free parking places. There is a cinema and entertainment complex opposite.
The Concorde Museum is on the road to the Mall. You can go inside the last Concorde to fly and see lots more about Bristols aviation history. Restaurant & free car park.
For the really brave, there is a large branch of IKEA by junction 2 of the M32. Restaurant & free car park.
You may register your intention to attend the Bristol mini-CAT at this link;
Please note that registration is not mandatory and does not commit you to anything. We will not turn you away at the door if you have not registered. However, it would be very helpful to the organisers to have an indication of how many are attending.
There are also a couple of questions about what you would like to see and hear at the CAT. This will enable us to arrange talks on subjects and at a level to suit those attending. Please also note that we will not publish the list of those who have registered in the interests of your own home security.
There are now two threads for the Bristol mini-CAT; this one headed details will be edited to contain the essential information needed by attendees. The thread headed discussion is the place to ask questions etc.