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The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts Unconvention 2022, The Wirral, Cheshire

The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts Unconvention 2022, The Wirral, Cheshire

Event date: 
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 18:00 to Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 15:00

This year, Mersey Morris are hosting the Unconvention, and it will be based on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire.Our base will be at Westbourne Community Centre, 59 Westbourne Rd, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4DQ. Friday night there will be supper, bar, music/dance workshop and singing! Saturday tour will be mainly in Chester. AGM and workshop on Sunday. Indoor camping as usual; there is space for a few Motor Homes, but not caravans. Camping is probably available nearby. A list of hotels, B&Bs, and campsites is available on request. Unfortunately, we have had to increase the price this year to £75 pp; this includes supper, two breakfasts and feast - provision for Saturday/Sunday lunches to be confirmed.

Any budding or experienced Fools, Beasts and Morris Characters from any team from the Ring, Open or Federation, or independent, are invited to the Unconvention – it is the way to become a member of The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts!
Contact Rob triggertrotter1 [at] aol [dot] com for more details, or return the attached completed application form.

Travel Details

Venue address
Westbourne Hall
Westbourne Road
West Kirby
CH48 4DQ
what3words: ///undercuts.fight.mentions should take you to a Google Map of the surrounding area of Westbourne Hall (Note: it is called Westbourne Community Centre on the map)
By Road
The best way to West Kirby is via the M53 that runs up the length of the Wirral peninsular.
From the south this is usually from the M56, from the north take the Wallasey Tunnel from Liverpool.
Leave the M53 at junction 2 signed ‘Hoylake and West Kirby’.
Follow signs for West Kirby.
Once you get on to the A540 at the T-junction at the top of the hill, go down the hill (with a view of the Dee Estuary ahead of you!) and take the left turn (after the electric information sign) in to Westbourne Road, sign-posted Westbourne Community Centre. The Hall is then the white building 350 yards on the left, with the car park just beyond the hall.
By Rail
The easiest route by rail is via Liverpool main line station at Lime Street. Once you have arrived, take the Mersey Rail Wirral Line to West Kirby (it’s the terminus, so you shouldn’t miss it!). Come out of the station at West Kirby, cross the main road at the pelican crossing, go left and Westbourne Road is the 2nd on the right just past Wetherspoons. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the Hall.
By Plane
Go to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, then by bus or train to Liverpool Lime Street and follow directions above for By Rail.
By Boat
Contact West Kirby Sailing Club on 0151 625 5579 or email office [at] wksc [dot] org [dot] uk to discuss mooring possibilities. It is then a 10 minute walk to the Hall on Westbourne Road.
By Private Helicopter
Yeah right!!!
Any questions please contact me on 0742 897 1939.
I look forward to seeing you on 28th October.
Matthew King
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