Despite the weather (torrential rain this morning) we managed a very successful meeting!
Was great to see Johnny, Neil and Marcin again and we were joined by two new faces; Steve and David. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, I arrived late so I didn't get a chance to take notes of what everyone was smoking...however, I did spot quite a variety of open tins and pouches on the table; Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader, several tins of Ashton's blends including Consummate Gentleman, Peterson's Sherlock Holmes and Marcin's pouch of straight Latakia! There was a lovely aroma of the mixed tobacco in the air.
It stayed damp all afternoon but the worst of the rain eased off and the smoking shelter kept everyone dry.
I will report back from Newark next weekend, after the British Pipe Smoking Championships...I doubt I will win the competition but it will be great to meet some more pipers and share ideas with the other clubs.