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Manor 50: 14/15 November 2015
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mrmover



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never really understand the idea of booking fees and why they are charged by ticket agencies, sports events and heritage attractions.

To the business it represents a cost of, say 1.00 - the price of a stamp and an envelope. Actually processing takes the same time as if it was bought by a physical visitor.

Against that the seller has the benefit of my money sitting in the bank, aiding cash flow. In addition it also increases sales. For example, if I buy a ticket for Shrewsbury Flower Show in advance I will save a few pounds by taking advantage of a slightly lower price, and I will probably go, but if the weather is raining and miserable I might not bother. But the organisers have made a sale, and it was my decision not to attend. However, if I don't buy in advance I will pay a slightly higher price on the gate, but if the weather is bad I will save my money and the organisers will not have made a sale.

The same applies to the SVR, so why make this silly booking charge?
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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fares for the irritatingly-called 'pre-booking' tickets are already discounted to allow for those factors. Also the use of a card to purchase incurs a circa 2.5% charge (also true of counter transactions, but some of those are cash).

The fare is 19 but 15 as an add-on to National Rail or 17.50 if you book ahead plus an indeterminate booking fee that might make it cheaper to pay on the day. Odd really.

(A NR fare from Hartlebury -Bridgnorth is 17.60 and cheaper than the SVR fare!).

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creese_m



Joined: 19 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details of the post event charters now available

http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ac6d7fc8d601f37d6771757c6&id=76c27750b6

The link is to a mailchimp invite, A lot of bookings already so if you are interested or tempted please give me ot Matt a shout
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update , first day has sold out and there are very limited places on the second . If you are interested please do get in touch
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all . Charters now sold out

there is one more photographic event planned , more details soon
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burnettsj



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timetable is available at http://www.svr.co.uk/pdf/Special%20Events/SVR%20Manor%2050%20Timetable.pdf

Attractions include:
    Formal return to service of No. 7802 Bradley Manor.
    Visit of No. 7820 Dinmore Manor courtesy of Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd.
    The last three Manors in operation on the Cambrian reunited 50 years on!
    No. 4566 & GWR Churchward Toplights in use alongside the Manors on a four train special timetable.
    Autotrains with No. 1450.
    Famous named trains, including a Cambrian Coast Express dining train (10 coach train)
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KJEvans



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The event leaflet:
http://www.svr.co.uk/pdf/Gate%20Leaflets/Manor%2050%20Leaflet%20%28Updated%20051115%29.pdf
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bowell_d



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know if the Valley Suite will be open in time for breakfast before the first train of the day leaves? Thanks.
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KJEvans



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bowell_d wrote:
Anyone know if the Valley Suite will be open in time for breakfast before the first train of the day leaves? Thanks.

I don't know off hand but will try to ask tomorrow. The website makes no mention of any extended hours on the Manor weekend unfortunately.
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bradleyman



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bowell_d wrote:
Anyone know if the Valley Suite will be open in time for breakfast before the first train of the day leaves? Thanks.


Its supposed to be - confirmation requested to be published on the SVR website.
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bowell_d



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
bowell_d wrote:
Anyone know if the Valley Suite will be open in time for breakfast before the first train of the day leaves? Thanks.


Its supposed to be - confirmation requested to be published on the SVR website.

Thanks - I'll keep an eye on the website. Dave.
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KJEvans



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The website now says the Valley Suite will be open 8am to 6pm (I assume both days). Bewdley and Bridgnorth buffets are open 7.30am till 5pm.
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bowell_d



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJEvans wrote:
The website now says the Valley Suite will be open 8am to 6pm (I assume both days). Bewdley and Bridgnorth buffets are open 7.30am till 5pm.

Excellent. Thanks for posting that.

Dave
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Stato



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forecast says it could be a bit wet tomorrow.
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Joe2027



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
Forecast says it could be a bit wet tomorrow.


If it's damp and drizzly it'll be just like Wales Wink
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