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KQA MindSweep, Sunday May 13th, 2018

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:15 am
by Chris
I am running a UK proctored venue for this Sunday's Mindsweep quiz (having happily been contacted by KQA about it). The plan is to meet-up at 12.00 noon for a 12.15pm start at the Rolleston Club, in Rolleston on Dove, near Burton on Trent (the corner snooker room has been reserved for said purpose). No point in getting to Rolleston much before noon, as that is when the club opens!

A number of people have already expressed an interest, and we look forward to another excellent quiz set by our friends in Bangalore. Please confirm below by Saturday noon (12 May) that you're coming along, so I can have papers ready. Fee to cover printing and venue will be circa £5 each (depending on numbers). A late lunch can be had at the recently refurbished Spread Eagle pub over the road afterwards (the club has a big function on in the main room).

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Directions if travelling by car

Coming via the M1 from the North
Leave M1 at Junction 28, take A38 Derby exit at roundabout. Stay on A38 and nearing Derby, signs will change to A38 Burton-on-Trent. 10 miles further on take the Burton North/Clay Mills junction - stay in right hand lane going up the slip road and be prepared to make a series of right turns, so that you come back on yourself, as if to rejoin the A38 going in the opposite direction. As you start to go down the slip road there is a left turn signposted for Rolleston and Tutbury. Take this turn and follow the road for about a mile. After passed through countryside you come to an area with housing on the left, and numerous speed bumps etc. in the road. After a half a mile you approach the centre of the village and will see a large pub, the Spread Eagle, situated just beyond a small stone bridge. Turn left immediately BEFORE the bridge. The Rolleston club is on the left, about 50 yards further on. Turn left at the end of the building’s frontage for access to ample off-road parking.

Coming via the M1 from the South
Leave M1 at Junction 24 onto the A50 - Stoke Road. Leave A50 at Junction 4 for A38 Burton and follow signs as above, looking for the Burton North/Clay Mills junction after a mile or two.

Coming via the M6 from the North
Leave M6 junction 16 onto A500 follow signs for Stoke and exit onto A50 Uttoxter/Derby. Stay on A50 and exit at Burton on Trent junction by Hays Dove Valley Distribution and follow signs for Burton. Turning right at Salt Box junction, go through Hatton and then straight over mini roundabout and first left at next roundabout onto bypass. At next roundabout take the first left for Rolleston and follow the road round into the village. Just after the Spread Eagle pub (on your right) is a small stone bridge, turn right IMMEDIATELY AFTER the bridge, the Rolleston club is on the left, about 50 yards further on. Turn left at the end of the building’s frontage for access to ample off-road parking.

Coming via the M42
Take junction 9 off M42 following signs for Lichfield, passing The Belfry golf course. Keep following Lichfield signs and you will arrive at A38. Stay on A38 towards Derby and take the second Burton exit marked Burton North/Clay Mills. There is a very tight turn at the exit and once you straighten up you will see a right turn marked for Rolleston and Tutbury. Take the turn and follow the road for a mile to a mile and a half. You will reach an area with houses on the left, the road having numerous speed bumps etc.. A half-mile further on you approach the centre of the village and will see a large pub, the Spread Eagle, situated beyond a small stone bridge. Turn left immediately BEFORE the bridge. The Rolleston club is on the left, about 50 yards further on. Turn left at the end of the building’s frontage for access to ample off-road parking.


Directions if travelling by rail
Derby station (direct London) is about 10 miles away. Connections are available to Burton but it may be better to get one of the express busses which run to Burton, visiting the villages along the way (see Trent Barton Villager, V1.)

Burton upon Trent station - 4 miles

One alternative, if you are coming from the North West, is to get the train to Tutbury & Hatton on the Stoke-Derby line. This is only 2-3 miles from Rolleston. If you can get to Tutbury & Hatton just before 11.30, it may be possible for me to pick you up there - this will save you around an hour's journey time - i.e. going into Derby, waiting for a connection to Burton, and then getting a cab from Burton to Rolleston. But please note I will have to be at the club around noon to use my pass key to get our other guests into the club.

My mobile phone number is zero 7867 nine seven two 640.