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A run ashore / Re: 2022 Reunion
« on: January 14, 2022, 09:59:39 PM »


   There has been some increase in numbers heading for the coastal hotels, so I have reserved 20 rooms for Victorious.

    Booking details will be circulated week commencing Monday 17th January. There is no problem with the hotel.
 Full details for the reunion are not yet completed. We are working on stuff to ensure a very interesting reunion, and all the details for the three day event will be out in plenty of time
following a meeting with the hotel manager.
             
                                   Hope to see as many as possible at the North Euston. Any worries about the event ring me on 01132 555562.  The hotel is currently busy.

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A run ashore / Re: 2022 Reunion
« on: January 11, 2022, 04:49:46 PM »
 
  25th April is the working date for 2022 Reunion at Fleetwood. Hotel Manager is  good with this date, (so is the chef)
 Weather should be good and sunny, The Easter School holidays are finished, but all the amenities along the promenade from  Fleetwood  to Blackpool are open.
   
 I am meeting with the manager in the near future to confirm some brilliant ideas (not all mine) to make this reunion even better that the last one,(and that was good).

    All details will be circulated in plenty of time for you to ponder over things, and find out which are the best sea views. We are already sorting some cheery ideas that will not be strenuous
but should help you to kick  Corona glooms into touch and have a decent break in fresh air, with excellent meals and some relaxing evenings, looked after, and possibly see some new sights.
                                                                  Without breaking the bank. :o :o :o :o

        WATCH THIS SPACE.  Stan.

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A run ashore / A run ashore to Glasgow
« on: December 31, 2021, 02:05:55 PM »


   Went to Glasgow on 13th December, and had a good time, four very interesting days.

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A run ashore / Re: 2022 Reunion
« on: November 23, 2021, 04:40:56 PM »
   Have visited the North Euston Hotel, and manager has offered a choice of reunion dates (which he will make available to us at a discount rate) The dates are round
Easter, when the weather should be better. The original staff have mostly all returned, the breakfast manager, the chef, and most significantly the lady who developed a taste for our rum last July,
(our Christmas meet).
       Dates offered will be in the next news letter. The next reunion will be even better than the last meet. !!!!!!!! ;D 8)

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A run ashore / Re: 2022 Reunion
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:38:34 PM »
   Had meeting with the North Euston hotel manager, he is happy to have us back for 2022 reunion. Most of his pre pandemic staff seem to have returned, and
he is currently recruiting more. Like everything else room  tariff will be up a bit, but the dates on offer, and prices will be circulated.

     Full details will be confirmed after Christmas. I am suggesting another light hearted reunion similar (but better) to our July Christmas bash. This is being investigated currently.


 Keep happy, safe, and interested. The association is alive and kicking .

                 Regards Stan.

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A run ashore / 2022 Reunion
« on: October 04, 2021, 02:57:11 PM »


     At this time the 2022 reunion will be held at Fleetwood, possibly in February. I have contacted various bodies in the town, and the responses I have
had back have been very positive. It is early days yet, but following our July Christmas do, it seems safe to say that all the responses from all who attended,
have been "Lets go again".
   
   I will circulate details as soon as I have confirmations, but I hope to progress with the social theme, the aim being to keep things affordable, but interesting.

   Watch this space.

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A run ashore / Re: Reunion/Mini Meet
« on: September 10, 2021, 04:30:58 PM »
 

  A Lady was being grilled on a television programme a couple of days a go. The interviewer was as usual bleating the usual "doom" and "gloom" and how we were all going down to bilge.

  The lady obviously frustrated with the snivelling. Said.

  Oh for goodness sake ! don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain.

 Might well be a quote, and I have no idea who the lady was, but I definitely like the sentiments expressed !!

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A run ashore / Reunion/Mini Meet
« on: September 09, 2021, 08:44:36 PM »

  Just to keep members up to date.
     Following the pretty good reunion do held last month at Fleetwood, it seems reasonable to suggest that we continue to meet periodically for a similar reunion with a good social programme to
keep us smiling. The Fleetwood venue seems to have been well received, Food good, service excellent, and rooms and parking brilliant (when compared to Coventry more than brilliant).
 We have in the past stuck to a set date, October for some reason, and always on a week-end. I have found in discussion with the hotel manager that if we are prepared to be flexible with our
 dates, very good cost savings can be made. The Fleetwood site can provide benefits by way of entertainment in the worst of weather. The large lounges, and an all day bar and snack facility make for a relaxing situation, and combined with the tramcar and bus services immediately outside the door, make the place worthy of considering for a winter meet,(at a good price).
  Fleetwood sea cadet corps are very interested in meeting up with us, and of course the life boat and trawler museum staff are asking for our return. THAT CANNOT BE BAD. To date things are still
too affected by the virus, but provided we can maintain our numbers, I think we can safely say that a pleasant relaxing holiday can be built, without the hassle of airports etc.
   AT THE MOMENT THINKING. Stan.

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A run ashore / Re: Victorious got to Fleetwood.
« on: August 05, 2021, 04:12:13 PM »

  Three very good days, designed to help lift the Covid depression, and I think it worked. Weather worked a treat, Hotel did us proud, chef was good at every meal.
Trafalgar dinner of beef, reunion dinner Fleetwood fish and chips and Turkey etc on Christmas, hey its about as good as its going to get.

  This run ashore is worth looking after, pleasant rooms, happy staff, and Morecambe Bay view through the window. Life boat men and trawler museum both asking us to get back soon,
and they seem to mean it !! (the rum might explain the lifeboat men), but ! think the volunteer museum  ex Trawler men, made my trip worth while, they pointed out remembrance plates on the
wall that contained the names of two of my uncles who were lost in the 1960's whilst trawling. I did not know they were there.
    ONLY REGRET............WE SHOULD HAVE TRANSFERED THE REUNION LOCATION SOME YEARS AGO .

  THE STAFF AT THIS HOTEL, Working round the clock, with all the restrictions were the best i have seen.




 

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A run ashore / Victorious got to Fleetwood.
« on: August 05, 2021, 11:47:44 AM »
  Yes we got to Fleetwood. Working on the details!!!

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A run ashore / 2021 Reunion Fleetwood LATEST.
« on: July 12, 2021, 08:34:19 PM »


     WITH TWO WEEKS TO GO TO THE 26TH, THE REUNION IS ON. CHECK IN TIME AT THE NORTH EUSTON HOTEL IS 1500.
ARRIVE  EARLIER.. NO PROBLEM, CHECK IN AND ASK RECEPTION TO HOLD YOUR BAGS IN THEIR BAGGAGE LOCK UP.

 ARRIVE LATE NO PROBLEM. 1800 AGM HELD THE GUESTS LOUNGE. DINNER 1900 FOR 1930.
 ARRIVE VERY LATE, HOTEL WILL HOLD YOUR MEAL FOR YOU.

 ANY PROBLEM SEE STAN.  FULL DETAILS OF TIMES OF EVENTS ETC WILL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY.

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A run ashore / Re: The Reunion is on.
« on: June 25, 2021, 03:53:30 PM »
 

        30 ROOMS BOOKED IN MY NAME TO ENSURE THAT IN THE EVENT Of THE LOCKDOWN LIFTING, AND A STAMPEDE FOR THE COAST OCCURING, YOU CAN HAVE A BED.
  A NUMBER OF MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY BOOKED UP, AND GOT THE REALLY GOOD ROOMS !!! HOWEVER THE BARS AND DINING ROOMS HAVE WINDOWS OVERLOOKING
MORECAMBE BAY. OF COURSE WITH MY VAST RECORD OF  SOLID SEA SERVICE, I KNOW WHAT THE SEA LOOKS LIKE, BUT THOSE OF YOU WITH WHITE LEGS BETTER GET
BOOKED UP. 
  PHONE 01253 876525 AND TELL THEM YOU ARE
'VICTORIOUS.
ANY PROBLEM  PHONE STAN ON 0113 2555562.  CHOP CHOP.

   ITS THE NORTH EUSTON HOTEL WHERE QUEEN VICTORIA GOT HER HEAD DOWN ?   MAYBE.

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A run ashore / Re: The Reunion is on.
« on: June 18, 2021, 05:00:45 PM »


    Latest from Hotel manager at Fleetwood
No problem withy our reunion dates Members attending who may wish to stay extra days, providing that rooms are available
can retain their room for same rate as the reunion tariff, ensure that you book in as Victorious and advise receptionist of your requirement.

   Flat Top collected today from printer. Note mu phone number is not correct in mag.
  My phone is 01132 555562.

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A run ashore / Re: The Reunion is on.
« on: June 14, 2021, 11:17:02 PM »


   26/27/28 July.    WE ARE STILL OK FOR REUNION. No deposit required ...BOOK UP

  Will contact Hotel this week again just for reassurance, and advise all   We are on !!

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A run ashore / Re: The Reunion is on.
« on: June 09, 2021, 05:17:00 PM »
 A News Letter should have dropped through your door by now, with an outline of our reunion proposals.
A private room for the three nights has allowed us to put together three themes, for the evenings.
 Day one (26th July), we will have a Trafalgar evening, with all the appropriate trimmings and traditions.
Day Two.(27th). We are having a dinner appropriate to Fleetwood, and the Royal Naval Patrol Service. Fleetwood
lost many of their Trawler men in this service, and we will have the toast to them, and Special Fleetwood Fish and Chips (with wine).
Day three. (28th) For our members who had little or no Christmas this year, we are having a Christmas DO.
Traditional Turkey dinner, bunting, presentations, Crackers really good Christmas hats for you to take home, balloons.... and wine and stuff.
And of course a raffle. We are also having a special Victorious Cake Cutting ceremony, in the presence of Dale Gibson who makes these
Master pieces for us.   REMEMBER WHAT A FELLOW CALLED WILLIAM ONCE SAID WISELY !!!!!
Three things never come back. The spent arrow. The spoken word. and The missed opportunities.      Do Not Miss this one. Each dinner starts at 1900. More info later.

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