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Reunion Info

(July 09, 2012)

NéryNews     April/May  2012                    

George Foster - 4 Measham Close, Norton, Stockton on Tees, Cleveland TS20 1RS 01642 644645   [email protected]

Reunion Information

The twenty third reunion for ex members of Nèry and Eagles will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th August 2012.  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 pie and pea 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 Sunday evening there is an invite to the DLI club for a quiet night, bingo or a game of dominoes etc.

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 has been checked as far as possible but at going to print we understand the tourist office in Barnard castle has been closed, which was our source of accommodation information. 

Many thanks to those who contribute a raffle prize and donate a little extra which helps to keep the costs down.

2011 Reunion A great weekend with lots of new faces,  thank you for your support to the reunion.

Donations Following a successful raffle and auction at our 2011 reunion we have been able to make the following donations over the past year :

Help for Heroes - £50 and £75 in respect of Charlie Alexander and Ivan Doherty. Royal Artillery Charitable Fund - £150 - Friend in need -£20 – . These donations are purely as a result of the generosity of all who attended last years reunion but cover the period March to December 2011. Thank you for your generosity.

RA – Regimental Events

                                                May 2nd – Gunner Rugby 7’s at Larkhill

                                                May 19/20th RA Assembly – Blackpool.


The Serving Batteries    I’ll drop a line to both Battery Commanders asking for an update on each and pass on the thoughts and good wishes of all OCA members. An officer has been appointed to be the lead for the 2014 centenary event at Nèry. There is a lot of interest in this special occasion and I understand that there may be a visit to Nèry this year by some members of the battery on a battlefield tour of the village. The Eagle Troop had a low key Hyderabad Day; the Battery celebrated it on Friday 23 Mar 12 with a Battery breakfast  and a family’s day on Sat 24 Mar 12..They are also holding a 3 RHA reunion on September 8th in Birmingham where there will be former and serving members of all of the Batteries.  It would be great if there could be an Eagles representation. Please contact me if you are interested and I will email the information received from BC Eagles.

Kind regards

George Foster _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _                                                                                                                                      

 Please complete and return the slip for tickets by 17th August 2012 to the address at the top.

Name_________________________________________ Please send me __________ tickets @ £5.00 each. I enclose a cheque made payable to L(Nery) OCA for £_______ and a stamped addressed envelope for the return of my tickets. My e-mail address is -

I will be there for the friday (    ) and Saturday (    ) please tick as appropriate






Barnard Castle Accommodation List

Due to the closure of the tourist office in Barnard Castle we have tried to confirm all the B&B telephone numbers.

The Black Horse is under new management and operating as a B&B again. Any problems please ring Robbie or I.


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                                                                             07545217078

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 637296

The Cricketers Arms                                                                                                               01833 630194

The Red Well Inn Harmire Road Barnard Castle       01833 637002             or                     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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