Reunion 2016 – Arundel, West Sussex

2016 Reunion—Arundel

The 2016 Reunion at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, which was organised by John Baker,  was a great success.  Arundel Hotel

The hotel was excellent, set in 89 acres between Arundel and Chichester on parkland which included a golf course.

As usual, the majority gathered at the hotel on the Friday, then dined in the hotel or local hostelries in the evening followed by a few(!) drinks at the bar afterwards.

During the day on Saturday those with sufficient energy visited local places of interest, which included Arundel Castle.  The castle and grounds are magnificent and well worth a visit. Also, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was not too far away.  The museum is the home of an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia  stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War.

We held the reunion dinner on the Saturday evening in one of the hotel’s private rooms which had an adjoining bar.  The 38 diners enjoyed an excellent meal, washed down with fine wines.  We were entertained by singer Stephen Dunnett who specialises in Rat Pack and Swing -somewhat in the style of Michael Bublé .  He sang love songs to the ladies and even got us to dance.

Sadly, on the Sunday it was time to say our farewells after breakfast and to head from whence we came for another year.