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A run ashore / Re: Reunion/Mini Meet
« Last post by stokerstan 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
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by Topsey on August 18, 2021, 11:08:36 PM »
Well no doubt about it Stan The North Euston Hotel really did us proud, excellent rooms, pleasant and HAPPY staff amd food fit for a king and queen.
The reunion was a great success and hopefully a sign of things to come with one or two more joining us :)

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A run ashore / Re: Victorious got to Fleetwood.
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by stokerstan 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.
« Last post by stokerstan 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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