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Reunion in Wales

The tenth 87th entry reunion was held on Saturday 20th September 2008 at Beddgelert in mid-Snowdonia, North Wales. Most people turned up on the Friday so the first get-together was for supper on the Friday evening. Twenty three members, most with their partners were present at the reunion dinner.

The weekend was based at the Royal Goat Hotel in Beddgelert.

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Beddgelert is a pretty little village in the heart of Snowdonia.

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Most members turned up on the Friday and had supper together in the excellent hotel dining room. Lovely grub this: that's the way to eat a leg of duck.

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Jim Thompson and wife Sue relaxing after dinner.

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Chris P-J and Bob Acott in contemplative mood

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Paul and Mary Kelly in Wales from over the water in Dublin.

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Relaxing after dinner. All eyes on Jim maybe.

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87th chairman Jim Thompson has his say.

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Mike Stephenson and Brian (Taff) Evans.

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Then on to the bar.

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Chris P-J and Mike Stephenson find the comfy seats in the bar.

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Saturday coach trip around the beatiful scenery of Snowdonia: Tony Moss again.

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First stop on the tour was the Swallow falls.

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Station entrance at Betws-y-Coed - second stop on coach trip.

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Time for tea gazing into the distance.

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Stop for lunch in Blaenau Festiniog. Tony Moss in picture again - note he is drinking milk!

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Stop at Blaenau Festiniog to catch the steam train to Porthmadog

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Mark Thompson indicates the sign saying that the carriage is reserved for "Brats"

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Time for a "Preflight Check"

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All aboard who are coming aboard.

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Train journey through the beautiful Snowdonia countryside.

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And so to the reunion dinner. Jim is giving his pre-reunion dinner speech.

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Music on the harp as entertainment throughout dinner - a nice touch.

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The menu was superb. Seated after dinner are Mary and Paul Kelly, Mike Stephenson and David Gilbert.

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Colin Franks and Bob Foggo.

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Barrie Johns and Wally Waldron

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Tony Moss watering his wine.

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Jim kissing a hotel manager after presenting a Halton goat plaque.

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After dinner in the bar.

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Sunday morning breakfast.

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Gathering for the Sunday morning meeting.

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Group picture before leaving.

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On the road home.

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Lunch stop in Llangollen.

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