Manchester Winter Ales Fest

Obscure bit of info but may help those like me who prefer to use postcodes in transport planners and Internet maps.
The published postcode for the Sheridan Suite in all publicity I can find is wrong, or rather has been changed by Royal Mail - but sometime ago.
The correct postcode took some finding out - it's M40 8RR.
Dave
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David Thornhill
> Obscure bit of info but may help those like me who prefer to use postcode= s > in transport planners and Internet maps. > > The published postcode for the Sheridan Suite in all publicity I can find= is > wrong, or rather has been changed by Royal Mail - but sometime ago. > > The correct postcode took some finding out - it's M40 8RR.
Interesting. I was told it should be M40 8EA but some of the publicity had got the E and the A transposed. But M40 8EA and M40 8RR both seem to find the right place in Streetmap and Google Maps. I suppose 8RR might be a different business within the same complex. Thanks for flagging it up though: so many of us rely on postcodes for navigation these days that it's a bit of a beggar when they're wrong.
While I think on the website for NWAF is .
At the last count there should be 253 different cask ales, 48 different ciders and perries and the usual cornucopia of foreign and bottled stuff. -- Pat Ricroft, City of Salford, UK =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
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Pat Ricroft
>Obscure bit of info but may help those like me who prefer to use postcodes >in transport planners and Internet maps. > >The published postcode for the Sheridan Suite in all publicity I can find is >wrong, or rather has been changed by Royal Mail - but sometime ago. > >The correct postcode took some finding out - it's M40 8RR. > >Dave > > There's a special bus from Man Victoria I understand. It's a fair old walk out to the venue.
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M Platting
The postcode has changed completely and M40 8EA doesn't exist. Streetmap offers you a general view of M40 but no arrow pointing to the Sheridan Suite, then in tiny letters below map it points out the postcode is out of date. Google usefully accepts both codes. The biggest problem is Traveline or Transport Direct if you want train and bus links. They refuse to accept M40 8EA and M40 8RR must be used. These websites are really useful in getting an overview of how long it takes to get from home to the beer, before you start pondering a detailed itinerary. The Sheridan Suite's posh website has the out of date data, so hardly CAMRA's fault! David > Obscure bit of info but may help those like me who prefer to use postcodes > in transport planners and Internet maps. > > The published postcode for the Sheridan Suite in all publicity I can find > is > wrong, or rather has been changed by Royal Mail - but sometime ago. > > The correct postcode took some finding out - it's M40 8RR.
Interesting. I was told it should be M40 8EA but some of the publicity had got the E and the A transposed. But M40 8EA and M40 8RR both seem to find the right place in Streetmap and Google Maps. I suppose 8RR might be a different business within the same complex. Thanks for flagging it up though: so many of us rely on postcodes for navigation these days that it's a bit of a beggar when they're wrong.
While I think on the website for NWAF is .
At the last count there should be 253 different cask ales, 48 different ciders and perries and the usual cornucopia of foreign and bottled stuff. -- Pat Ricroft, City of Salford, UK ================================
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David Thornhill
> There's a special bus from Man Victoria I understand. It's a fair > old walk out to the venue.
£1 flat rate fare each way on First buses, I believe.
Tis a very long walk - last year's 20 mins estimation (by the organisers) was a big under-estimation!!!
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Chris
> > There's a special bus from Man Victoria I understand. It's a fair old > walk out to the venue.
Not from Victoria AFAIK. 82, 83, 180 and 184, from Stand A on Oldham Street, close to Piccadilly Gardens. There may be something too from Shudehill Interchange, which is closer to Victoria. -- Pat Ricroft, City of Salford, UK =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
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Pat Ricroft
And for those of you who couldn't make it, there's an interesting record of the festival on Pete Brown's Beer Blog at . -- Pat Ricroft, City of Salford, UK ================================
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