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Miscellaneous 2006 index 


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Smoking ban... meeting place sought.
The smoking ban is due to start on 1st July 2007. The PCN is looking for somewhere private in Norwich where we can hold our meetings. If you can help out or know someone who might, then please contact Keith or John using this contact form

Smokers' petition (UK only).
If you are a smoker (UK only) and wish to petition the Prime Minister to cease the persecution of smokers and allow indoor smoking areas in private establishments then please sign at this link

Xmas Draw 2006
Keith selects the winners
Reg Walker wins a prize
Tony looks happy after winning another prize
The ghosts of Christmas present
Feeding time
Cheese and Pickles 2006
Fed to repletion
Another shot
Darts 2006
Richard Adamek and John Elvin
Reg Walker and Keith Coleman
Tony Larner and John Betts are awestruck
Reg, Don Warman and Tony
John Elvin
Len wins and receives a prize from the secretary. Keith Coleman was highest scorer
Clay 2006

Club Annual 3gms Clay Contest
The Rosary Tavern
20 September 2006
Erin Plug Ready Rubbed
Contestant's choice of pipe
1Reg Walker 64:15
2Frank King Sr 62:22
3Keith Garrard 56:20
4John Betts 47:46
5John Walker 43:10
6Richard Adamek 41:49
7Tony Larner 37:45
8Len Ellis 32:45
9John Eason 31:25
10Frank King Jr 14:15
11Walter Thompson 12:23
Annual Dinner
A most excellent meal was produced by Chris, the Rosary landlord.

First Class Degree!!!
We're absolutely delighted to announce that PCN member Leon Pickering (pictured middle at the PCN Championship 2005) has been awarded a First Class Degree in English from Wadham College, Oxford University. link1 link2 
Leon intends to pursue an academic career and we wish him all the very best for the future.

The webmaster comments: "Personally, I think you can't beat a good, solid Red Brick Drinking Man's Degree."

Tobacco sampling
Won by Tony Larner (pictured) who scored a remarkable 5/5 by correctly identifying all the selections in June's tobacco sampling competition. The selections included Clan and Gold Block... Tony must possess strange tastes and have had some unusual smoking experiences! We suspect that his olfactory senses have probably been enhanced as a result of his obvious myopia.

60s music quiz
An entertaining quiz evening of early-60s popular music, presented by the Secretary, was won by James Oxley-Brennan with 22 correct answers out of a possible 29. Obviously signs of a misspent youth!
Some PCN members did not do quite as well with the webmaster only getting 4 correct answers. A bit before my time. Well, that's my excuse!

PCN Photo Gallery
Why not check out the new PCN Gallery

The Chap Olympics
A lit pipe is passed between teams of three along a gruelling 100-yard course at The Chap Olympics and more pictures 

Ban fireworks displays!
I have just seen a very nice fireworks display in Norwich but was horrified by the amount of smoke generated.

There is very little wind this evening and some of the smoke drifted gently to the ground, mingling with the assembled populace.

The health implications of this must be grave. Spectators exposed to this deadly miasma must have ingested many times the recommended yearly maximum dosage of a cocktail of noxious chemicals and have seriously impaired their health.

All fireworks displays must be banned immediately in order to prevent exposure to this "death in the air"!

3 grams competition
Club Annual 3gms Briar Contest
The Rosary Tavern
15 March 2006
Barney's Punchbowle
Contestant's choice of pipe
1Richard Adamek 64:20
2Len Ellis 57:17
3Walter Thompson 54:17
4John Walker 54:04
5Tony Larner 52:29
6John Eason 37:45
7Keith Coleman 36:10
8George Doubleday 34:36
9Frank King Snr 24:40
10Frank King Jnr 24:15
11Leon Pickering 12:05
12John Elvin 12:00
Len Ellis (left), PCN chairman and this year's competition runner-up, presents a Parker pipe to Richard Adamek who won with a time of 1 hr 4 mins 20 sec smoking 3 grams of Punchbowle.

Richard is a steam engine enthusiast and has constructed a steam vehicle, "The Dodman" 
Reg Walker writes
The so-called 'No Smoking Day' seemed to have no impact in Norwich as far as I could see- I only knew about it when I read today's Guardian, which contained a picture of the Parliamentary Saint of Smoking (John Betts and I met him many years ago when we were invited to a House of Lords and Commons Smoking Club meeting in London). The biography is from a 1989 edition of Vacher's Biographical Guide- good to see he is still puffing.

The Rosary Tavern
We hold our meetings at the Rosary Tavern, an interesting establishment that has been a pub since it was built in about 1850. You can read more about the history of the Rosary here 
4 grams competition
Club Annual 4gms Contest
The Rosary Tavern
17 May 2006
Mick McQuaid Flake
Contestant's choice of pipe
1Richard Adamek79:16
2John Walker70:09
3John Betts68:47
4Tony Larner57:48
5John Eason48:36
6Reg Walker43:50
7Keith Garrard45:20
8Keith Coleman33:12
9John Elvin26:55
A 4gms competition with no rules in particular was held on 17th May 2006. The tobacco was Mick McQuaid Flake.

Here the winner, Richard Adamek (time 1hr 19mins), receives his prize of a Cadogan pipe from Reg Walker.
How to stop that annoying gurgling sound...
I have been trying out Philtpads and Dri-kule conical shaped steel pipe filters

Filters available at

In one pipe I put just a Dri-kule conical shaped steel pipe filter and in the other a Dri-kule conical shaped steel pipe filter on top of a Philtpad.
This experiment has been going for the last week or so using just one filter.

Result: Seems like a good idea...

a) there is no wasted tobacco as all the tobacco is consumed
b) the smoke is drier
c) there is no build-up of sludge in the bowl
d) a lot less tobacco is used... each pipe used at least half a gram less tobacco... a saving in my case of about 4gm a day or 28gm per week... this represents a significant monetary saving over the course of a year.

I recommend that you think about giving it a go!
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