As you will know, our 2020 reunion, due to have taken place in April , had to be postponed due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. Steve Crowley has been working very hard to keep in touch with the hotel events team, even during their extended furlough period.
After the staff returned at some of their hotels, but not the Mickleover Court, Steve doubled his efforts and managed to speak to the head of the events team for the region and, through sheer stubborn persistence, managed to rearrange the dates for the reunion. However, because of the ongoing pandemic the dates have, yet again, been rearranged and the have now been rebooked as below.
THE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY ARE FRIDAY 17TH & SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2021
You will be pleased to hear that the cost of the reunion remains the same. For those of you that have already booked and paid we will carry your bookings forward to the new dates. For those that have booked but not yet paid we would appreciate early settlement to ensure that we are accurate with our numbers and able to meet our deposit and stage payment requirements.
For those that have booked and paid, but cannot now attend the rearranged event, please contact Steve Crowley by e mail at
and he will arrange a full refund of monies paid.
If you have not booked and would now like to attend the rearranged reunion we look forward to receiving your booking, through the web shop page or by contacting Steve using the e mail above. Please do book early to avoid possible disappointment.
The 2020 reunion will again be held at The Hallmark, Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby. Prices and payment details are as follows
THE 2021 REUNION LOCATION WILL, ONCE MORE BE AS FOLLOWS
Mickleover Court Hotel, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0XX
DATES OF THE REUNION ARE
Friday 17th April and Saturday 18th September 2021
ROOM PRICES WILL BE .
Single room one night - £70
Single room two nights - £140
Double room one night - £90
Double room two nights - £180
Saturday evening, 3 course reunion banquet (inclusive of half a bottle of wine and toasting spirit) with coffee to follow - £37.50 per person
As for the previous reunions, 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 2020 reunion for two nights and with both attending the reunion dinner, the total price will be £255 which, when paid over 10 monthly payments will be £25.50 per month.
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 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 circumstances. 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 ARE AVAILABLE IN 2021 AS FOLLOWS.
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM FOR 1 OR 2 NIGHTS ON A BED & BREAKFAST BASIS WITH SATURDAY NIGHT REUNION DINNER
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.
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 are available below
We have expended 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, allow a discount on specified drinks purchased across the reunion weekend. This is yet to be confirmed.
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 2020 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
Wine with dinner 1/2 bottle per person
After dinner toasting spirit.
Coffee & Mints
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