following is from our reunion organisor Mick Stanley. Because this is
being put on the "open" part of the web site I have removed Mick's
contact details so if you wish to send him a cheque or need more
details please email me and I will supply the required contact information.
The Next 50th Anniversary
Although I said that the
last reunion would be the last we would have, I have had my arm twisted
by several people (you know who you are) so here I am again. 2011
will mark the 50th Anniversary of our passing out from Locking and,
having celebrated in 2008, joining the Apprentices, it's appropriate
that we should mark this occasion too.
I will try to keep the costs
as low as possible because, of course, there will not be any subsidy
this time. Several people said last time that they thought the 'disco'
was a waste of time and I must agree. The guy who ran it didn't seem to
grasp what I'd asked him to do. We were spoilt by the man we had at the
last reunion we had in Stoke and I was hoping to create a similar
atmosphere but it wasn't to be. So no 'disco' this time.
The deposit on the Birnbeck
Suite at the Royal Hotel in Weston is paid so that we can all get
together again (fitness and perambulatory aids permitting) on 17th September 2011.The ticket price will be £27.50 per head.
This is based on a similar Buffet and at least the same attendance as
the last time Please make a note, in a place where you are sure
to remember, and do your best to make this reunion as good as the last
I'm sure there will be quite
a few of us making a weekend of it so it's time to start making your
arrangements. As yet I haven't got a price list for accommodation at
the Royal but you can try their website
(www.royalhotelweston.com) or telephone on 01934 423100 to
check what is available. They have said that they will offer a discount
if you mention the fact that you will be attending the Reunion.
On a different note, a group of us went
to Australia last year, via a tortuous route including a cruise round
the South China Sea, and met up with Chris Anscombe, Pete Bergeman and
Roger (Chunky) Pyne in Adelaide. There are a couple of photos of us all
together on Tom Vellacott's website (www.tomsnet.org). The password is
the entry motto without spaces and there are lots more photos and
articles for your perusal. I'm sure Tom would appreciate your comments
The address list has been updated and please contact Tom Vellacott (email@example.com)
if you would like a copy. All the entries in black have been verified,
the ones in orange are possibilities and have yet to be contacted by
post. The entries in red are the last known details. I will send
letters to these addresses in the hope that they will be forwarded or
returned, possibly with more information. If you can help with any
details please get in touch as soon as possible as it will keep down
As I said earlier, there isn't any
money in the pot so, if it's possible, it would help me tremendously if
you could let me have your payments sooner rather than later so that
I'll have access to funds to cover expenses. Please make cheques
payable to 90 AA Association and send them to me.
Take care and I hope to hear from you soon,