There was but I think:
nobody could decide where to go as they claimed lack of transport,
'birmingham's in the middle'
'yes but london's easier to get to'
'not for me though' etc
or people started getting pissy with
'how do you know there isn't already one and you don't know about it' and 'people just arrange them via PMs without the need for a forum discussion' and stuff like that.
funny considering that the UK & Ireland is tiny compared to the USA and Canada