I have attended most of the Christmas Meetings for over twenty years and enjoyed most of them. I tend to just scan email headers and did not read the specific one. Even if I had read it in time it would have made no difference as it has only been in the past few days that it was confirmed that I could visit the UK and I would never book until I knew a 100%.that I could attend.
I can understand the need for advanced booking, but I can see no reason for charging members. This means that members are paying twice.
What is the point of being a member when there is a potential charge equal to the General Public. Even though I will be in the area I cannot see how I can attend because even if I have the fiver as money is not being taken on the day.
I hope that in future years members will not be charged.