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2020 Victorious Reunion
« on: November 11, 2019, 08:57:34 PM »
 
   I realised at our October reunion that we all had got a bit older. Stairs have got a bit steeper,time between naps quite a lot shorter, hotel chairs not as comfortable, queueing up to be served with dinner much less fun, bar staff much less polite, needing to walk distances to car parks getting out of the question.

     I could go on, and it might only be my opinion, but I am doing some indepth scientific examination of this issue, and will report my findings back to you.
 I find that I still do like tradition, rum, but not quite as much as in yesteryear, and a comfortable lounge where I can tell my sea stories (without shouting).holds some real attraction !!
      I find that I now look at the weather forcast in detail, and events in the depth of winter tend to be a bit of a drag. Christmas is ok... but  well Coventry in October no longer fills me with
excitment, and I have a feeling that an evening walk round Coventry after dark ...... well not for me anyway.
    I think at our age we are entitled to somthing a little better. I will report back soon, as to what is available, and at what price. I hope I can surprise you. If not there is always the Britannia.
    Comments very welcome.

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Re: 2020 Victorious Reunion
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 09:45:42 PM »
  I made a visit to Fleetwood last week, having booked into the North Euston Hotel for a three night midweek discount break. I was accompanied by the chair of York's RNA and his lady,
and I asked them to view the hotel, for its suitability as a venue for a reunion location. I had listed, the meals,the staff,service, rooms (accessibility ie lift) and comfort and decor. The hotel location with its facing views of Morecambe bay , gives easy access to a broad level promenade, with gentle walks down to bowling greens and sea front gardens. The main shopping area is within easy walking distance, as is a large market, lifeboat house Trawler museum. The tramway system is about fifty yards from the hotels front door, with tram service to Blackpool every fifteen minutes. Local buses for those of us who have a pensioners pass are similarly just over the road. ALL Parking is free, with a large private car park at the rear of the hotel, with rear access into the hotel, which makes it very nice if you have a large bell etc to carry in. !! I had an extended meeting in private with the hotel manager, as to availability,cost, bar system, and Gala Dinner restriction, and on every issue he is happy to comply, with our traditional reunion, own rum etc.
  He offered me discounted rates for various times of the year, and he suggested that a mid-week four day three night meet, 31st March !st April 2nd April, (Just before Easter) should have good weather, and lighter evenings for those who chose to stroll before dinner. Food is available all day, as is the bar.
       I have, with the mandate of the AGM provisionally accepted this offer,. Full details will be coming out soon.
          Bed/Breakfast/dinner including four star Gala Dinner  is £49-95 per person per night. other details, perks, and booking arrangements will be advised later.

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Re: 2020 Victorious Reunion
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 07:01:16 PM »
 


I have talked to a number of friends who are involved with reunion do's. I am assured that from a cost point of view we are on the good side. I am happy that the quality of the hotel service and decor are first class, and I will, when we get Christmas over with. send out a detailed letter of how to book, how to get there, etc.
  The hotel is busy at the moment,and there is no rush to book at this time,we have rooms reserved for us.

  The hotel has a good web site Google North Euston Hotel Fleetwood. Get an idea of the place. I think you will like this place shipmates, by all means bring friends and family, as long as they are nice people who like Victorious :D

                   

                                         

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Re: 2020 Victorious Reunion
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 03:46:38 PM »
  Latest info about the Fleetwood meeting.

 I have spoken to the Fleetwood life boat association and the boat house will be open for us again.

  Today  I have commissioned a  grand Victorious/ Fleetwood cake to celebrate our Gala dinner at Fleetwood. It will be a superb work of art, that also tastes good. If you are not there, you probably won't get a bit.
   The tram car to Blackpool runs past the Blackpool tower, and if one looks to the right at this point, you will be passing the location where Nelsons favourite ship HMS Foudroyant was wrecked and dismantled.
     Not a lot of people know that now !!
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Re: 2020 Victorious Reunion
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2020, 11:06:56 PM »
   Will be at the North Euston Hotel on the 21st February, during a visit to meet relatives. I will be talking to the hotel manager however, and if any members have any questions about the hotel or our reunion, if you forward them to me before then I can take them up with the manager and get back to you.
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Re: 2020 Victorious Reunion
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 12:57:09 AM »
  The hotel has a modern lift to all levels. (I think there is only three levels) it responds quickly and when I have been in the hotel, there has never been any wait or hold up with it.
Some members will already have received a copy of the hotel 2020 Brochure,but I think not everyone has had one. I will see that they go out to all, well before the meeting date. They have some useful details in, at the back page is a neat item about how to get to the hotel.
The main bar seems to be open all the time ! but it is worth remembering that they do serve tea and snacks at any time. News papers can be pre ordered from the reception if  requested  at the check in. Some papers are supplied foc in the dining room each morning for reading with your  breakfast !!
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