7th December 1990 - ABC

Once again, my trusty ZXSpectrum was used to produce the flyer for the event, although only friends were expected to attend.

ABC They said it couldn't be done They said it wouldn't be done(They said it shouldn't be done) The ABC invites you to attent the second Built One's Own Zombie Extravaganza at the Crooked Billet, Colney Heath, Herts (off the A414 Bone Roundabout) on the 7th-9th December '90 Free Camping, Real Ale Live(ish) Music © SPILLGRAPHIX MCMXC

I couldn't attend Friday night due to work; I didn't want to upset my new employers after only a month in the job. Apparently, a good time was had by all.

There were only a handful of tents in the field behind the pub, which all had a sprinkling of snow on them, but the mud there stopped it settling on the ground.

One of our members, being a tree-surgeon by trade, had a selection of chain saws, which made short work of the trees the pub landlord wanted cutting down in his garden, and these would be well-appreciated on the bonfire at night.

We didn't use the village hall as we had for the spring event. The music was of an acoustic variety, just a few guys and girls, who were very local, had brought instruments with them.

The restricted space, being contained in just one bar, didn't dampen the silliness too much, so an entertaining time was had by all.

I must admit I didn't plan to camp this year, having not been there for the first night, just setting the tent up for one night only seemed a bit too much like hard work. I was glad of this when the snow came down rather heavily in the evening. I was fairly sure the main roads back to Uxbridge would be free of the white stuff. (Which, indeed, was the case.)

- Phil (the Spill) Drackley