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22nd Reunion Info for 2011

(July 06, 2011)


Reunion Information (Contact [email protected] for more details

The twenty second  reunion for ex members of Nery and Eagles will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday and Saturday, 26th and 27th August 2011.  The venue is the Barnard Castle Rugby Club premises in Birch Road for both nights.  For early arrivals on Friday 26th there will be a buffet and background music in the Rugby Club from about 1930.

On the Saturday morning there will be a short walk along the river Tees for those who feel the urge, about three miles to Egglestone Abbey and back. Meet at the Blue Bell pub at the bottom of The Bank at 0930 am.

Saturday evening from 1930 until midnight dance to Andrew and his disco, buffet and raffle.  On the reverse is a list of accommodation in the Barnard Castle area and again I would remind you that the town gets busy over the bank holiday period and therefore it is a good idea to book early. The address list is from the Teesdale tourist information booklet but it would be wise to check.

Many thanks to those who contribute a raffle prize and donate a little extra which helps to keep the costs down. I think the twenty first reunion went down very well and the new faces always make a reunion that bit special.

The Serving Batteries    I have dropped a line to both Battery Commanders asking for an update on each and passed on the thoughts and good wishes of all OCA members.

Barnard Castle Accommodation List



The Jersey Farm Hotel, Darlington Road, Barnard Castle                                               01833 638223

Mr P Whittaker, 33 Newgate, Barnard Castle                                                               01833 690208

Mrs J Young, Demesnes Mill, Barnard Castle                                                              01833 637929

Mrs K Chesman, Greta House, 89 Galgate, Barnard Castle                                          01833 631193

Crich House, Bed and Breakfast                                                                                             01833 630357

Mrs I Williams, Homelands, 85 Galgate, Barnard Castle                                                          01833 638757

I & E Reid 34 The Bank Barnard Castle                                                                                  01833 631304

Strathmore Lawn East (Mrs Lodge) 81 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                01833 637061

The Black Horse Newgate Barnard Castle                                                                   01833637234

The Old Well The Bank Barnard Castle                                                                                   01833 690130

The Commercial Hotel 12 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                       01833 637942

The Golden Lion High Street Barnard Castle                                                               01833 631287

Baliol House 60 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                                                  01833 637965

Cloverfield      132 Galgate Barnard Castle                                                                01833 637050

The Coach and Horses Galgate Barnard Castle                                                                        01833 638369

The Cricketers Arms                                                                                                    01833 630194

The Red Well Inn Harmire Road Barnard Castle         01833 637002                                     0844 484 2963

A66 Motel Smallways, Richmond North Yorkshire.                                                    01833 627334

Startforth House Church Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8QJ.             01833 631126

The Fox & Hounds Inn Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9PF.     01833 650241

The Rose & Crown Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9EB.                      01833 650213



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