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Friends of the Ferry

June 17th, 2014 by Jeremy

Dear Friends of the Ferry

There has been a lot of talk recently of an appetite for an informal get together for our ferry commuters and we think it’s a superb idea! We’re always in a hurry and even on the ferry we never actually get the time to talk with some of our fellow commuters.

With that in mind both myself,  and  one of our leading “friends of the ferry” from years past, Dave Bamford, got together and have come up with a fun idea we reckon you’d enjoy and if it’s well received and patronised we plan to make it a regular event!

Now we know time is short for everyone so we’ve thought through a format we think will work and will be fun, informative and social at the same time.  Further we thought it would be good if we could hold this gathering somewhere off the ferry in an informal relaxing environment at a time that might suit most people to attend without impacting too much on their daily routines.

So here’s what we’ve decided to kick things off:

Friends of the Ferry Inaugural  Meet Up

Where:                Cuckoo Bar (Behind Foxglove) on Queens Wharf

When:                                  Wednesday 25th June 2014

Time:                   4.45pm to 6.15pm (allowing choice of time for commuters to catch ferries home 5.30, 5.50 & 6.30pm)

Now the plan is each month (on the last Wednesday same time same place) to have a guest speaker from within our ferry commuter network who will give a very short speech (@5.10pm approx) on what they are up to. No more than 5 minutes long and maybe one or two questions if time allows and appropriate.  Dave and yours truly have agreed to be the initial committee to select and ask people to speak.Suggestions are welcome . We have some really interesting people within our commuter network doing all sorts of different things so it will be interesting and entertaining to be sure!

For the first meet up on Wednesday 25th June, East By West will shout your first wine or beer and from then on and future meet ups Cuckoo have kindly offered us discounted rates.

And the first speaker will be myself.  I thought I’d better put my money where my mouth is and thought that perhaps commuters may be interested to find out a little more about our new ownership and where to from here for the ferry service!  Then for the next month we’re taking suggestions .

This is your official invitation!  We’ll put out a quick text and email to all on our database on Wednesday 25th reminding you of this premier event!

Hope to see you there!

Kind Regards


Jeremy Ward


East By West Ferries


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