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riff raff

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PostSubject: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:39 am

Well, I finally made it to a meeting of the newly formed Winchester VA pipe club. They meet monthly at the wondeful, JB Hayes pipe shop. There were about nine members there including pipe maker Abe Herbaugh. I always enjoy hearing about what Abe has on the bench. I was surprised and pleased to see a primarily young group of pipe smokers versus some old foggies (well, like me...) It's nice to finally have a club in my area and the setting couldn't be better. They had a raffle and my friend Dave (from another pipe forum) won a Mark Tinsky Christmas pipe.


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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:53 am

Wow, looks like a great time! I am envious Smile
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PostSubject: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting    Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:19 pm

So Al,..... which one is you in the bottom picture?
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:20 pm

That's great Al. Thanks for sharing the photos. And I see my friend Matt Hayes behind the counter of his shop, a great guy.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Looks like a great time indeed. Great looking site for the meeting too.  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:57 pm

i'm easy to spot, I dont spend much time combing my hair...

Doc: yep, Matthew is one of the good guys! (and his Father)

I had a whole bag of Sutliffe tins, the Philly club always has a number of them available to club members. They were mostly aro blends, so I gave them out. Those young guys were thrilled, so that made my night. I'm guessing they dont have a lot of extra coin for pipe tobacco.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:26 pm

When do you guys plan to meet (schedule-wise)?

Is there not more than one Hayes location? I travel right by one several times a year (but always resist temptation before now).
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:38 pm

Aristokles wrote:
When do you guys plan to meet (schedule-wise)?

Is there not more than one Hayes location? I travel right by one several times a year (but always resist temptation before now).
They meet the 1st Tuesday (6 PM) and 3rd Sunday (5 PM) at the Winchester location. Matthew's father, John (the JB in Hayes) runs the other VA shop, near DC in Fair Oaks Mall.
The club has a Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/157566831104372/
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:24 pm

Nice pics. And good to see some young men taking up the pipe. Hope they flourish under your tutelage Al!


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:24 am

I've been meaning to check out JB Hayes...my folks live just up the road in Martinsburg. The picture was all the encouragement I need to make it a priority now.

Have you ever been to the King Street Emporium in Martinsburg?
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:36 am

friar_jay wrote:
I've been meaning to check out JB Hayes...my folks live just up the road in Martinsburg. The picture was all the encouragement I need to make it a priority now.

Have you ever been to the King Street Emporium in Martinsburg?

I didn't know it was there! It looks just like house blends for pipes, but the "David Hobbs" sounds interesting (and oddly, I know who he is).
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:22 pm

I'm going to have to go to these for sure. Probably starting in April.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:15 pm

riff raff wrote:
friar_jay wrote:
I've been meaning to check out JB Hayes...my folks live just up the road in Martinsburg. The picture was all the encouragement I need to make it a priority now.

Have you ever been to the King Street Emporium in Martinsburg?

I didn't know it was there!  It looks just like house blends for pipes, but the "David Hobbs" sounds interesting (and oddly, I know who he is).  
Ha! That's pretty funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:49 pm

That's fantastic! What a great venue! All the best to the club!

Lou
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:39 pm

I'm planning on making the April 1st meeting. Seriously, no kidding.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:45 pm

juanmedusa wrote:
I'm planning on making the April 1st meeting. Seriously, no kidding.
I'm plannning being there as well, I'll look forward to meeting another BoB member. Abe Herbaugh usually attends.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:11 pm

Fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:00 pm

riff raff wrote:
juanmedusa wrote:
I'm planning on making the April 1st meeting. Seriously, no kidding.
I'm plannning being there as well, I'll look forward to meeting another BoB member.  Abe Herbaugh usually attends.

I would love to meet Abe for sure. Hey riffraff, is there anything I might have you'd like to try. I've got a lot of Lakeland tobaccos open now. Which might not be your cup of tea.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:06 pm

I'm a narrow minded English guy, but I've been looking for the new Crown Achievement. Dave Grant will be there with two kinds of Belguin Semois, if you want to try that blend.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:51 pm

riff raff wrote:
I'm a narrow minded English guy, but I've been looking for the new Crown Achievement.

I thought that was the case. I have an open tin of Da Vinci I'm gonna bring and try to pass along to anyone so inclined. But other than that I got nothing latakia. The only latakia blend I've proven I can smoke through is Key Largo and that's a far cry from your traditional English.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:50 pm

No worries, I'll have bag full of Latakia blends. I'll see you tomorrow evening!
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:09 am

Had a great time at my first meeting here. I look forward to making another.
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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:39 am

It was great to meet you as well. I had a blast, those two hours really fly.
Here are some pix, you are just out of camera on this one.


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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:49 am

Looks like you were all having a wonderful time, more power to you and hope the club runs for many many years to come.

Is this you Al:

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PostSubject: Re: Winchester Pipe Club (VA) - 1st Meeting   Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:47 am

Briar Spirit wrote:
Looks like you were all having a wonderful time, more power to you and hope the club runs for many many years to come.

Is this you Al:


I'm pretty sure Al is behind the camera but if you look all the way left and down a little you can see my knuckles break into frame. scratch 
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