Reunion 2012 – Cardiff

19, 20 and 21 October 2012


‘Shug’ Dalgleish

Forty nine members and wives attended the 2012 Reunion in Cardiff, organised by Shug Dalgleish.  The Marriott hotel is situated in the centre of Cardiiff and it gave easy access to 100s of shops and restaurants.  Not far away is Cardiff Bay (formerly Tiger Bay) which has been extensively modernised and is a first-rate tourist attraction.

The weekend began with the assembly of attendees on the Friday afternoon in the Marriott Hotel bar  to renew old acquaintances and to swap memories of our time at Halton.  We were delighted to have Alister (Scottie) Finnie and his wife Lorna join us for the first time.  Saturday was an opportunity to browse round the excellent shopping and restaurant facilities, visit Cardiff Castle or Cardiff Bay before the main Reunion Dinner in the evening.


2012 Reunion - DinnerAfter the dinner we were entertained with songs from the 1940s by ’Vera Lynn’  – well not really but she did look and sound like Dame Vera Lynn.  Some of our members even knew the words to the songs!

As usual, the AGM was held on the Sunday morning when the accounts were presented to the members for scrutiny and the next venue for 2013 was confirmed (the Isle of Wight).  We then said our goodbyes and headed for home.  This was yet another very enjoyable reunion — many thanks to Shug and Virginia Dalgleish.