Today I was thinking of leaving when I had a knock at the window. A strangely dressed chap ask if I was a CCer and passed me a slip announcing that the National Bargee Travellers Association NBTA were having a meeting at the Victoria in John Bright Street at two. Well I am not a great fan of the NBTA. There are few if any Bargees left and what the Assoc wants to do seems not to involve travelling. However I put away my prejudices and decided to go along to see what they had to say. I put off leaving Brum until tomorrow-ish.
The Victoria is never going to win any medals for modernity but it is a nice pub. 50s I would say. Main downside NO GUINNESS!!!
The meeting, upstairs, was a bit disorganised and they really need to get Public Speaking training or Amplification! What I could hear was seemingly good info, but I had to work so hard to listen I didn’t take too much in.
James ‘n’ Debbie were there as was Dan Manville. Of course Nick Brown from NBTA was there. All Of who I knew from Face Book.