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The 2018 reunion was held at The Hallmark, Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby. The next reunion will be held at the same venue in 2020 and the details will be available in this room in due course and in plenty of time to ensure that people can plan their attendance and, if they wish, arrange payment by instalments.. The room prices for 2020 will increase by approximately £3 per room and the reunion dinner on the Saturday evening by approximately £1. Please return here closer to the date (May 2020) for details and bookings which will also be notified by e mail and in our Facebook page.

THE 2020 REUNION LOCATION WILL, ONCE MORE BEAS FOLLOWS

Mickleover Court Hotel, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX

 

ROOM PRICES WILL BE POSTED HERE WHEN NEGOTIATIONS ARE COMPLETED.

Single room one night - £TBC       Single room two nights - £TBC

Double room one night - £TBC     Double room two nights - £TBC

Saturday evening reunion banquet (inclusive of half a bottle of wine and toasting spirit) - £TBC per person

aS FOR THE 2018 REUNION, Steve Crowley our treasurer will be happy to arrange and accept payment in any number of stage payments as long as all payments (ie the total amount due) are made at least 6 weeks prior to the event. As an example therefore, for someone who wishes to take their partner to the 2018 reunion for two nights and with both attending the reunion dinner, the total price was £242 which, when paid over 10 monthly payments was £24 per month for 9 months with a final 10th month payment of £26. |A similar facility will be available for the 2020 reunion.

Finally, as with previous years, if any member wishes to attend the 2020 reunion but will be unable to meet the cost of the reunion due to hardship they may contact Steve Crowley closer to the date and discuss their attendance, in confidence of course, with financial assistance from The Association. It is our aim that as many of our crewmates as possible will be able to attend the reunion, no matter what their coircumstances. We can assure anyone wishing to take advantage of this support that it will be in strictest confidence between the member and The Treasurer and assistance can be offered for travel, accommodation and expenses.

ROOM TYPES/PACKAGES AVAILABLE IN 2020 WILL BE AVAILABLE  AS FOR PREVIOUS REUNIONS

SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM FOR 1 OR 2 NIGHTS ON A BED & BREAKFAST BASIS

DOUBLE OR TWIN OCCUPANCY ROOM FOR 1 OR 2 NIGHTS ON A BED & BREAKFAST BASIS

The Association can also arrange upgrades to superior rooms or suites on your behalf and would be able to negotiate discount son these rooms on your behalf. Whatever your requirements please ask us and we will do our best to get you the best possible deal.

 REUNION DINNER

The cost of the reunion dinner will be inclusive of wine and after dinner toasting spirit and the menu will offer a minimum of two choices within each course and a vegetarian option for the starter and main course. The menu will also include coffee and after dinner mints.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

All bookings will need to be made through the Association who will then book hotel rooms on your behalf. This is the only way to make sure you will get the discounted prices offered.

Printable booking forms will be available here in due course. Please return closer to the date of the reunion.

We have spend considerable effort in negotiating excellent discounts on room prices and the cost of the reunion dinner. In addition we hope the hotel will also, as they did for previous reunions to a discount on specified drinks purchased across the reunion weekend.

REUNION DINNER MENU 

We have had extremely positive feedback with regard to the quality and choices of food offered at the reunion and below is an example of the menu offered for our reunions, this being the 2018 menu.

STARTER (One choice from the following)

 Smoked Haddock & Spring Onion Fishcake with Tartar Sauce

Pressed Ham Hock Terrine with piccalilli & Crusty Bread

(v) Caesar Salad with Fresh Parmesan

MAIN COURSE  (One choice from the following)

 10 Hour Braised Featherblade of Beef, Roasted Root Vegetables. Red Wine Gravy

Delice of Salmon White Wine and Mushroom Cream Sauce

(v) Brie, Leek and Red Onion Marmalade Tart, Rocket Salad

DESSERT (One choice from the following)

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee Sauce, Chantilly Cream

Lemon tart, Raspberry Coulis, Clotted Cream

INCLUDED EXTRAS

Wine with dinner 1/2 bottle per person

After dinner toasting spirit.

Coffee & Mints

 

FUTURE REUNIONS

We will be returning to the Mickleover Court hotel in 2020 and, following a virtually unanimous vote at the General Meeting held at the 2018 reunion we will also be speaking to the hotel to discuss additional reunions at the venue.. The repeat business offered to the hotel has, to date, allowed us to negotiate the excellent deals obtained for all three planned reunions at the venue.
The prices negotiated rise slightly for each reunion  but, even with those rises we will pay less than we have paid at previous reunions, een those up to six years ago. We have, for instance,  negotiated free use of a meeting room for the AGM and free use of the PA  system, reductions on wine with the dinner, great prices on the rooms,  both single and double over the entire weekend.
We hope you will agree that we have made the right choice.  The feedback from those attending the 2016 and 2018 reunions was that the hotel was outstanding, the staff were excellent and it was, without doubt, the best venue utilised to date. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the staff at the Hallmark Hotel Mickleover Court Derby for the superb service offered throughout the weekend of the 2018 reunion.
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