This year, 2015, is the 25th anniversary of the Kirkham Ex Boys & Armourers Association, so we are hoping to make it special.
We are holding our reunion for 2015 at the Sketchley Grange Hotel in Leicester, from the 8th to 11th May each night half board.
Friday night is catch up time, with a little bit of a party atmosphere raising some funds for our nominated charity.
Saturday after breakfast is a trip out to the Great Central Railway and shopping in Leicester – return train ticket included
Saturday evening/night is when we hold our Gala Dinner. The night commences with a glass of wine before dinner, and once everyone is seated the candle is lit on the single table setting on the Absent Friends Table (Below).
During the evening of dancing, a raffle is held with around 70 prizes donated. This is done and dusted within 15 – 20 minutes, and then back on with the dancing. If we are lucky we might get to bed before 01:00 Sunday morning!
Sunday, after breakfast, we have the AGM from 10:00 until 11:30ish, and will be followed by a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum, where we will be having a Plaque dedicated in memory of all armourers going to meet St Barbara whilst in the Royal Air Force.
Sunday evening after the meal will be dependant on how much energy those of us staying will have left after the weekend.
At one reunion in Stafford, another youngish guest was overhead to say that it wasn’t right that us lot were still on the dance floor at 23:30 and Not In Bed!!!!!!! (Nuff said).